Sunday, May 2, 2010

May3 - 9

C A L E N D A R

Monday, May 3rd

Tim’s day off

Office Closed

Tuesday, May 4th

12:00 pm Tim at Deanery Meeting

Wednesday, May 5th

2:00 pm Corporation Meeting

Thursday, May 6th

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, May 7th

7:30 pm Couples Night out at the church

Sunday, May 9th - Easter 6

9:00 am Holy Communion

10:30 am Holy Communion and Sunday School

Growing Prayer at St.Margaret’s

Each week we offer special prayers for two families in our congregation.

Church Families:

Garth, Monica, Thomas and Meredith Comba

Curtis, Amy and Katelyn Cook

Weekly Prayer Cycle: Intercessors

CMTA Outreach Totals: $1315


I TE M S T O N O T E

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. See the signup sheet in the foyer.

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.

Friday May 14th 7:00 pm: Hymn sing at the Rys residence. There will be dessert to follow. If you plan to attend, please sign up in the church foyer.

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.

Moms’ Group is a new meet-up for mothers of young children in our parish. We meet one Saturday morning per month at 10:00 am at the church. Children are invited to come and play while their moms get a chance to socialize. Next meeting will be May 15th. For more information contact the church office or email Tricia Laffin (tlaffin@gmail.com.)

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.

Tim’s Holidays: Tim will be away on holiday from May 10th – 17th inclusive; he will be back at work on Tuesday, May 18th. If you need a priest for a pastoral emergency, please contact the Rev. Joanne Webster at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Leduc. Lloyd Thompson will lead both Worship services on May 16th

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