Thursday, April 25, 2013

May Calendar

Thu. 2nd:
·      7 a.m. Men’s/Women’s Bible Study (Bogani)
·      2 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Marg Rys’ home – 3404-114 St.)
Fri. 3rd: 3.00 p.m. Corporation Meeting (Bogani)
Sun. 5th (6nd Sunday of Easter):
·      Holy Communion at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m. with coffee hour between the services.
·      ‘Sundays@4’ Worship Service at 4.00 p.m.
Thurs. 9th:
·      7 a.m. Men’s/Women’s Bible Study (Bogani).
·      11.30 a.m. ‘Lunch Bunch’ at the church.
·      2 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Marg Rys’ home - 3404-114 St.)
Sun. 12th (Ascension Sunday):
·      Holy Communion at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m.
·      Mothers’ Day Wiener Roast fundraiser for YC at noon.
·      ‘Sundays@4’ Holy Communion 4.00 p.m.
Tue. 14th:
·      11:15 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
·      7:00 p.m. Planning & Building Committee (church)
Wed. 15th: Vestry 7.15 p.m. (church).
Thurs. 16th:
·      7 a.m. Men’s/Women’s Bible Study (Bogani).
·      2 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Marg Rys’ home - 3404-114 St.)
Sun. 19th (Pentecost Sunday):
·      11:00 a.m. Diocese of Edmonton 100th Anniversary Service at the Winspear Centre (Note: No morning services at St. Margaret’s on this day)..
·      ‘Sundays@4’ Worship Service at 4.00 p.m.
Wed. 22nd: 7.00 p.m. Special Congregational Meeting regarding the Building Extension project (church).
Thurs. 23rd:
·      7 a.m. Men’s/Women’s Bible Study (Bogani).
·      2 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Marg Rys’ home - 3404-114 St.)
Sat. 25th:
·      9:00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. Garage Sale Fundraiser for the Building Extension Project (church parking lot).
·      3.30 – 5.30 p.m. ‘Spaghetti Church’

Sun. 26th (Trinity Sunday):
·      9.00 a.m. Holy Communion
·      10.30 a.m. Morning Worship
·      4.00 p.m. ‘Sundays@4’ Holy Communion.

·      Tim Chesterton’s days off are every Monday, and two Saturdays per month.
·      Jennifer ffolliott-Oujla works Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. – noon.

The Lunch Bunch meets May 9th 11.30 a.m. This is earlier than usual as we will be having a quest speaker, Virgina Haase.  Virginia will be making a presentation about the pilgrimage she and Gottfried made to Santiago de Compostella.  Please come and join us to hear about their incredible journey. There is a sign up sheet in the front foyer or you can contact Julie Holmes at 435-4208 or Elsie McFall at 430-4627  if you would like to attend.

Planning and Building Committee update. The Planning and Building Committee has been exploring options to make our proposed extension project more affordable. We are now in conversation with the architect about the possibilities of a phased approach (i.e. doing the work in two or three phases), based around the question ‘What do we have to do as soon as possible?’ We will be sending out more information as soon as it is available so that we can discuss this at an extraordinary Congregational Meeting on Wednesday May 22nd at 7.00 p.m. (not 7.30 as originally announced). Please mark your calendars and plan to participate in this important meeting.

Sunday School Teachers Needed. Currently we have three Sunday School classes, two at the 10.30 service and one at Sundays@4. The teachers work on a rotation and our goal has always been that no teacher would need to teach more than once a month. However, we have recently lost a couple of teachers, and two more will be moving from Edmonton before the end of the year. This is making heavy demands on those who remain.
We have recently had a couple of new teachers volunteer and hope to bring them on board very soon. However, we could still use a couple more to share the load between the three classes. If you can help, please contact Tim or Jen immediately.

Mothers’ Day Wiener Roast for YC. Every year we help several young people in our parish attend the YC youth Conference on Victoria Day weekend. The main fundraiser for this is the Mothers’ Day BBQ which this year will be after the 10.30 service on May 12th. Hot dogs will be on sale that day and we hope you’ll participate and help our young people have another positive YC experience.

Garage Sale for the Building Extension Fund: Saturday May 25th 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the church parking lot. We need items for the sale (already priced), and also volunteers to help out. For more information talk to Melanie Eriksen and Louise Popp.

Spring Congregational Meeting: Sunday June 2nd at noon. The main agenda items will be a financial update and the choosing of outreach projects that we will support through the rental income from our cell phone tower this year.

Our parish will be supplying lunch for the Habitat for Humanity volunteers at their building site in Rutherford on Friday June 21st, and the lunch will take the form of a BBQ. Stay tuned for opportunities to help with this event!

Saturday June 22nd: Parish BBQ at the home of Lorne and Beryl Rice. Time TBA.

Fundraising Piano Recital with Maria Thompson Corley at the Maclab Centre in Leduc on Thursday June 27th at 7.30 p.m. Maria Thompson Corley is a superb pianist and this event is not to be missed. There will also be a silent auction, and we will be looking for help with donations for this, as well as volunteers. Tickets are on sale now for $35 each, and all proceeds will go to our building extension fund.

Diocese of Edmonton 100th Anniversary.
2013-14 will be a year of celebration in the Diocese of Edmonton as we celebrate 100 years of ministry and mission in the name of Christ.

The celebrations will kick off on Pentecost Sunday, May 19th, when Bishop Jane has invited the whole diocese to come and worship together at the Winspear Centre at 11.00 a.m. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will preside and preach at this service.

Please note:
·     By the Bishop’s request there will be no morning services at our church on May 19th. We will hold Sundays@4 at 4.00 p.m.
·  The service at the Winspear will last approximately 90 minutes and will include a program for preschool children. You need to register your kids for this service by May 10th. Our office has the registration forms.
·     You are advised to arrive early and/or take the LRT as there are other events at Churchill Square on that day and parking may be an issue.
·      Please note that outside food and drink is not allowed in the Winspear Centre.
·      All Communion wafers for the service will be gluten-free.
Please do not bring parish offering envelopes to this service as the diocese will not be distributing them to the parishes. There will be an offering which will be split evenly between the Diocese of Edmonton and our partner Diocese of Buyé in Burundi. If you would like a receipt from the diocese please put your offering in a plain envelope and include name and address information.

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