Friday, June 28, 2013

July Calender


THE SUMMER AT A GLANCE:
July:
Sunday June 30th: Jen leaves for two weeks’ holidays.
Mon. 1st and Tue. 2nd: Office closed.
Thu. 4th: Brenda Schimke in office 9 a.m. – noon.
Fri. 5th: 11.00 a.m. Kickoff Ceremonies for the Habitat for Humanity build at Neufeld Landing in Rutherford.
Sun. 7th (7th Sunday after Pentecost):
·      Holy Communion at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m. with coffee hour between the services at 9.45 a.m.
Thurs. 11th: Brenda Schimke in office 9 a.m. – noon.
Fri. 12th: 3 p.m. corporation meeting (Bogani)
Sun. 14th (8th  Sunday after Pentecost):
·      Holy Communion at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m. with coffee hour after the 10.30 service.
Thu. 18th and Fri. 19th: Jennifer ffolliott-Oujla in the office.
Fri. 19th: Wedding rehearsal for Jennifer Wurtz and Jude Simon (6:00 pm).
Sat. 20th: 1.00 p.m. Wedding of Jennifer Wurtz and Jude Simon.
Sun. 21st (9th Sunday after Pentecost):
·      Holy Communion at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m. with coffee hour after the 10.30 service.
Mon. 22nd: Tim leaves for two weeks’ holiday.
Thu. 25th and Fri. 26th: Jennifer ffolliott-Oujla in the office.
Sun. 28th (10th Sunday after Pentecost):
·      Morning Worship at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m. led by Brian Popp and Doug MacNeill, with coffee hour after the 10.30 service.

August:
Thu. 1st and Fri. 2nd: Jennifer ffolliott-Oujla in the office.
Sun. 4th (11th Sunday after Pentecost):
·      Holy Communion at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m. led by the Rev. Susan Ormsbee, with coffee hour between the services at 9.45 a.m.
Mon. 5th and Tue. 6th: Office closed.
Wed. 7th: Tim back to work.
Thu. 8th and Fri. 9th: Jennifer ffolliott-Oujla in the office.
Sun. 11th (12th  Sunday after Pentecost):
·      Holy Communion at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m. with coffee hour after the 10.30 service.
Thu. 15th and Fri. 16th: Jennifer ffolliott-Oujla in the office.
Sun. 18th (13th Sunday after Pentecost):
·      Holy Communion at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m. with coffee hour after the 10.30 service.
Tue. 20th: Jennifer ffolliott-Oujla returns to four days a week (Tuesday-Friday 9.15 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.)
Sun. 25th (14th Sunday after Pentecost):
·      9.00 Holy Communion
·      10.30 Morning Worship followed by coffee hour.

Note:
·      Tim Chesterton’s days off are every Monday, and two Saturdays per month.
·      During the summer Jennifer ffolliott-Oujla works Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. – noon.

Staff holidays:
Jennifer ffolliott-Oujla will be on holiday for two weeks June 30th – July 12th. In her absence our former administrative assistant Brenda Schimke will be working on Thursdays (July 4th and 11th) 9.00 – noon.
Tim Chesterton will be on holiday July 22nd – August 6th. In his absence Brian Popp and Doug MacNeill will lead services on July 28th and the Rev. Susan Ormsbee will lead services on August 4th.
If you need a priest because of a pastoral emergency during Tim’s holidays, please call the Rev. Susan Ormsbee on her cell phone: 780-919-3060.

LOOKING AHEAD
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?’

BEYOND OUR PARISH
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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