Friday, May 24, 2013

June Calendar

Sun. 2nd (2nd Sunday after Pentecost):
·      Holy Communion at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m. with coffee hour between the services.
·      12.00 noon: Spring Congregational Meeting
·      ‘Sundays@4’ Worship Service at 4.00 p.m. (with a special thank you to Marty Pawlina!)
Thurs. 6th: 7 a.m. Men’s/Women’s Bible Study (Bogani).
Fri. 7th: 3 p.m. corporation meeting (Bogani)
Sun. 9th (3rd Sunday after Pentecost):
·      Holy Communion at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m.
·      ‘Sundays@4’ Holy Communion 4.00 p.m.
Tue. 11th: 11:15 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Thurs. 13th: 7 a.m. Men’s/Women’s Bible Study (Bogani).
Sun. 16th (4th Sunday after Pentecost):
·      Holy Communion at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m
·      ‘Sundays@4’ Worship Service at 4.00 p.m.
Tue. 18th: 7.15 p.m. Vestry meeting (church)
Wed. 19th – Fri. 21st: Clergy Conference
Thu. 20th: 7 a.m. Men’s/Women’s Bible Study (Bogani).
Fri. 21st:
·      Noon: St. Margaret’s BBQ’s lunch for Habitat for Humanity volunteers at Rutherford Site
·      7 p.m. Ordination service at Cathedral (Susan Ormsbee will be ordained priest at this service).
Sat. 22nd: 3.30 p.m. and after: Parish BBQ at Lorne and Beryl Rice’s place.
Sun. 23rd (5th Sunday after Pentecost):
·      Holy Communion at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m.
·      4.00 p.m. ‘Sundays@4’ Holy Communion, led by Sunday School. LAST SUNDAYS@4 FOR THE SUMMER.
Thu. 27th:
·      7 a.m. Men’s/Women’s Bible Study (Bogani).
·      7.30 p.m. Fundraising Piano Recital with Maria Thompson Corley, and Silent Auction, at the Maclab Centre in Leduc – proceeds to Building Extension Fund.
Sun. 30th (6th Sunday after Pentecost):
·      9.00 Holy Communion
·      10.30 Morning Worship

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

Moved by: Brian Popp
Seconded by: Doug Sanderson
1.     That St. Margaret’s Anglican Church proceed with a phased building addition of 5612 square feet, including basement, as presented at this meeting, subject to approval from the Diocese of Edmonton, and
2.     that Vestry is authorized to continue to guide and direct the planning process, and
3.     that an additional $8,000 be allocated from the Future Building Fund to complete the design development stage for Phase 1 of this phased approach, and
4.     that a Capital Campaign be further developed under the overall direction of Vestry, to secure additional funding commitments to fund our planned building addition.

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!

Also on Friday June 21st there will be an ordination service at the Cathedral at which our Susan Ormsbee will be ordained as a priest! Service time to be confirmed (it will be 7.00 or 7.30 p.m.). Please come out and support Susan on this very special day for her. Also, our parish will be asked to contribute food and volunteers for the reception after the service; if you can help with this, please let Jen know.
Saturday June 22nd: Parish BBQ at the home of Lorne and Beryl Rice. Come any time after 3.30 p.m. – bring food, lawn chairs, lawn games, musical instruments etc. etc.

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.

Back to Church Sunday: Sunday September 29th:
Back to Church Sunday is an opportunity to invite someone who does not normally attend church to come to church with you and experience the difference the Gospel of Jesus Christ can make to a community of people!
·      Ask yourself: ‘Why am I excited about being a Christian and being a part of the St. Margaret’s Church family?’
·      Ask God: ‘In my circle of family/friends/work colleagues etc., who would you like me to invite to church on Back to Church Sunday?’
·      Ask your friend: ‘Would you like to come to church with me on September 29th?’

Our Bible Reading Challenge Has Begun!
Did you remember to begin Bishop Jane’s Bible Reading Challenge on Monday? To do the readings online, visit
(it works in your mobile browser too!). The complete Bible Challenge schedule is also available for download in WORD or PDF, format. To add the schedule to your Google or Outlook calendar, simply log into your calendar and click the arrow to the right of “Other Calendars”, select “Add by URL” and paste in this link:
The calendar may take a bit of time to load and sync to your mobile device.

Faith Corner: Bishop Jane invites you to share why your faith and church matter to you. Contact the Synod Office anytime over the next year and we will be happy to set up a conversation time. We will share some of your stories on the centennial website:
We also welcome written faith stories for The Messenger. Please email your story (max. 500 words) and a picture (high res.) to:

2013 Lay Reader Continuing Education Sessions: To continuously develop their ministry gifts and expertise, licensed Lay Readers of the diocese are required to attend one course/event every four years. Every two years, sessions are offered throughout the diocese to provide, free of charge, an alternative to paying for third-party courses.

Six sessions are planned, or being planned, in 2013:

On the Topic of "Reading Scripture for Sermon Preparation: Psalms"
May 25: St. Timothy's Anglican Church (8420-145 Street, Edmonton)
June 1: All Saints' Anglican Church (5212-47 Avenue, Drayton Valley)
June 22: St. Andrew's Anglican Church (4713-50 Street, Camrose)
On the Topic of "Leading Funeral Services"
September 21: Location TBA (West)
September 28: Location TBA (Edmonton)
October 5: Location TBA (East)

All sessions begin promptly at 10:00 am, and will finish at 4:00 pm. Participants are asked to arrive no later than 9:45 am, and to bring a bible, BAS, BCP, pen/pencil and paper for notes, and a bag lunch. Doors will be open, with coffee/tea available by 9:30 am. For further information, or to register for any session, contact the Chaplain of Lay Readers, the Rev. Cameron Burns, at (780) 469-7530, or via email at

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