Friday, August 1, 2014

Events This Week

August 4th– August 6th, 2014
  Office is closed

The office will be open Thursday and Friday.

August 9th, 2014
7:00 pm  Malankara Rental

August 10th, 2014   9th Sunday after Pentecost
   9:00 am  Holy Communion with Rev. M. Oliver
 10:30 am  Holy Communion with Rev. M. Oliver


Our Diocese is currently engaged in the 'Reach' Campaign, a $5 million fundraising campaign, and each parish is required to participate. 50% of funds raised will go back to the parishes, and each parish is asked to prepare a 'Case Statement' outlining how the money will be spent.

A small working group in our parish has prepared a draft 'Case Statement' outlining two possible scenarios; however, this statement is just a starting point and we hope to flesh it out at a congregational meeting on Thursday August 28th 7 - 9 p.m. We realize summer is not ideal but we are constrained by the diocesan schedule (our campaign is set to run from September to December). If you have not received a copy of the draft case statement by email, please pick one up at the back of the church, and come prepared to contribute your thoughts to the meeting.

Winnifred Stewart: Empties to Winn Project
Please feel free to bring some or all of your empty bottles (juice, milk, cans, and other beverage containers) and drop them in our bag. We have special bags to take home if you wish or you can bring your empties in plastic bags! Please support this project supporting Winnifred Stewart! Next pick up is August 8th, 2014!

Morning Worship will be led on August 3rd by Doug MacNeill and on August 17th by Brian Popp. Our lay readers put a lot of work into preparing for the Sundays when they lead worship; please support them in this ministry by continuing to come together as the family of God to worship under their leadership.

Emergency Pastoral Care
*  July 31st – August 7th: The Rev. Alexandra Meek Sharman
*  August 8th – 16th: The Rev. Sheila Hagan Bloxham
*  August 17th to 18th: The Rev. Susan Oliver Martin
Justice Camp 2014: Taking place August 15-21, this camp is designed to engage and challenge people to live out God's heart for justice. Seven plenary streams are offered, as listed below:
The Arts and Social Change, Inter-religious Perspectives,
Food Ethics, Ecology and Conservation, Aboriginal Reconciliation, Urban Poverty, The Oil and Gas Industry.
Through immersion experiences and hands-on workshops, participants will develop skills to become effective social justice leaders within their own local communities. Note: a non-resident option has been added to the registration page for those who have their own accommodation. Register today at  

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