Sunday, April 25, 2010

April 26 - May 2

C A L E N D A R

Monday, April 26th

Tim’s day off

Office Closed

Thursday, April 29th

7:00 am Men’s and Women’s Bible Study at Bogani Café

2:00 pm Women’s Bible study at Marg Rys’s house

Friday, April 30th

7:00 pm New Member Orientation

Sunday, May 2nd - Easter 5

9:00 am Eucharist

9:45 am Combined Coffee

10:30 am Eucharist and Sunday School

I TE M S T O N O T E

Next New Member Orientation Friday April 30 at 7pm: We will have dessert, coffee and fellowship time. We will also give a short history of the parish and share ideas for our community.

Friday May 7th 7:30 p.m.: Couples’ Night Out: This is a wine and cheese event with a showing of the movie ‘Fireproof’ and a time of discussion afterwards. A signup sheet will be available in late April.

Sunday May 9th: Mothers’ Day brunch (fundraiser for youth attendees at the YC conference.)

Every year a number of our youth attend the ‘YC’ youth conference at the Shaw Conference Centre, an event that has been life-changing for many young people. This year the conference will take place on the weekend of May 28th-30th. As the tickets are quite expensive (minimum of $140 each), St. Margaret’s has purchased them for our young people, and they are now doing fund-raising to cover the costs.

This first fundraiser will take the form of a Mothers’ Day brunch after the 10.30 service. We are suggesting a minimum donation of $10 per person or $25 per family. There will be a signup sheet, and because of space concerns we will not be able to accommodate more than forty people. Please show your support for our youth by coming out to this event.

The upcoming Senior’s Lunch will take place May 13/10 at 11:30 AM at St. Margaret’s church. We have a guest speaker that is associated with our current fund raising outreach project CAMTA (Canadian Association of Medical Teams Abroad). Dr. John Lilley will be sharing his experiences during his recent trip to Ecuador and presenting information on the valuable services CAMTA delivers. Every “Senior” and “Upcoming Senior” is welcome. Please indicate your attendance on the sign-up sheet in the foyer or contact Julie Holmes or Lesley Schindel.

CAMTA (Canadian Association of Medical Teams Abroad. This is a team of pediatric and adult orthopedic surgeons, anesthetists, family medicine doctors and other medical professionals from Alberta. Once a year this team travels to Tierra Nueva Foundation Hospital in Quito, Ecuador, where they work together with local staff to perform total joint replacement surgery, to treat children with club feet and hip dislocations, to enhance fracture care and to share with the local medical community new ways of looking at old problems. CAMTA will donate supplies and equipment to their partner hospitals, and to donate the SIGN nail (see http://www.sign-post.org/) to trauma hospitals in Ecuador where they will be used on the very poor to treat long bone fractures. CAMTA’s 2010 budget is $377,000. We hope to raise $5,000 for them by the end of June.

General Synod Information Event: The parishes of the Whitemud Deanery will be holding a General Synod Information Event on Saturday May 29th at St. Paul's Church, Leduc. Coffee will be on at 9.30 and the event will run from 10.00 - 12 noon. Some of our General Synod delegates will be on hand to walk us through the agenda items, and there will be an opportunity for comments and input. Clergy, wardens, vestry members and diocesan synod delegates are especially encouraged to attend this event. Parish rectors are asked to notify St. Paul's Leduc and the Rev. Tim Chesterton (Whitemud Regional Dean) by Wednesday May 26th regarding the number of people from their parish attending the event.

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