Friday, January 2, 2015

Calendar for the Month of January 2015


ST. MARGARET’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, EDMONTON – MONTHLY ANNOUNCEMENTS – JANUARY 2015



MONTH AT A GLANCE:
Note: The church is rented out every Monday 3.45 – 7.45 p.m., and every Saturday except the first Saturday of the month 7 – 10 p.m.
Note: Tim is on holiday until January 4th and will be back in the office on Tuesday January 6th.
Sun. 4th (Epiphany):
·      9.00 Morning Worship
·      9.45 Combined Coffee
·      10.30 Morning Worship and Sunday School
Tue. 6th:
·      Deanery Clergy meeting in Leduc noon – 2.30 p.m.
Thu. 8th:
·      7.00 a.m. Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies @ Bogani Café (2023-111 St.)
Fri. 9th:
·      3.00 p.m. Corporation Meeting @ Bogani Café (2023-111 St.)
Fri. 9th – Sat. 10th
·      Bishop’s Youth Extravaganza at Good Shepherd Anglican Church (see below).
Sat. 10th:
·      10 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. ‘How to Help New Disciples Grow’ @ church (see below).
Sun. 11th (Baptism of the Lord):
·      9.00 Holy Communion
·      10.30 Holy Communion and Sunday School
·      Members of St. Margaret’s will help serve lunch for the Inner City Pastoral Ministry at the Bissell Centre this day.
Tue. 13th:
·      11.15 a.m.: Holy Communion @ St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital
Thu. 15th:
·      7.00 a.m. Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies @ Bogani Café (2023-111 St.)
Sun. 18th (2nd Sunday after Epiphany):
·      9.00 Holy Communion
·      10.30 Holy Communion and Sunday School, followed by coffee hour.
Wed. 21st:
·      7.15 p.m. Vestry meeting @ church.
Thu. 22nd:
·      7.00 a.m. Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies @ Bogani Café (2023-111 St.)

Sun. 25th (3rd Sunday after Epiphany):
·      9.00 Holy Communion
·      10.30 Morning Worship and Sunday School, followed by coffee hour.
Thu. 29th:
·      7.00 a.m. Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies @ Bogani Café (2023-111 St.)
Sat. 31st:
·      4 – 6 p.m. Spaghetti Church @ church

Note:
·      Tim Chesterton’s days off are every Monday, and two Saturdays per month.
·      Jennifer ffolliott-Oujla works Tuesday to Friday, 9.15 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.

EVENTS THIS MONTH:
January 10th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ‘How to Help New Disciples Grow’ @ church.
How to model and pass on some of the basic Christian disciplines such as prayer, Bible reading, community, ministry, worship and stewardship. Leader: The Rev. Tim Chesterton. Note – this is a diocesan workshop; please register by emailing Jen (stmargaretsedmonton@gmail.com) or calling her at 780-437-7231. Please bring a bag lunch.

January 11th: Lunch at the Inner City Pastoral Ministry (Bissell Centre)
St. Margaret’s in partnership with St. Mary’s Anglican Church will be providing and serving lunch at the Bissell Centre. We normally serve about 300 people. A sign up sheet is at the back of the church for those wishing to help out. We require:
·      Desserts – finger desserts such as squares or cookies.
·   Prepared raw vegetables – carrots, celery, cucumbers, cauliflower, peppers or cherry tomatoes. (please do not include dips.)
·      Fruit – bananas, apples, oranges, melon or grapes
Please indicate the amount of food you will be providing. If you prefer to make a donation please enclose it in your Sunday offering and mark it ICPM. The last few years our expenses have exceeded our donations. We will purchase all the sandwich ingredients as well as pickles, coffee, sugar, juice crystals, paper products, etc.

On Saturday January 10th, 2015 we will be making the sandwiches (10:30 am) and will required 10 people. Sandwich making will be at the Woytkiw residence since the church basement is unavailable that day. Maps with directions will be available at the table in the church foyer. If you have extra plastic grocery bags could you leave them in the church kitchen. We require about 100 to send out extra sandwiches to the homeless.

On Sunday January 11th, 2015 we require 10 people at the Bissell Center to prepare, serve lunch and clean up (9:00 am – 1:30 pm). The Bissell Center is located at 10503 96th Street. There is rear parking at the back.

BEYOND THE PARISH
January 9th – 10th: Bishop's Youth Extravaganza (Fri. 7 p.m. – Sat. 4 p.m.)
The first-ever Bishop's Youth Extravaganza: ‘What's Next?’ will be held January 9-10 at Good Shepherd, 15495 Castledowns Road, Edmonton. Don't miss this awesome time filled with fun activities, great friends and food, a sleepover, and discussions about faith! The fun begins at 7 pm on Friday and ends at 4 pm on Saturday afternoon. Cost is $10. We need to email the Synod Office by January 4, 2015 with the names of youth (in grades 7-12) who will be attending. Please email Jen at stmargaretsedmonton@gmail.com if you would like her to register you for this event.

LOOKING AHEAD:
Sunday Feb 8th at 12 noon: St. Margaret’s Annual General Meeting.

SAVE the DATE for the Upcoming Evangelism Training Saturdays:
The following workshops are open to anyone, lay or ordained. Registration is through the Synod Office: churched@edmonton.anglican.ca and participants are asked to bring a bag lunch. Start time is 10 am; workshops run until 3 or 4:00 pm. All workshops will be held at St. Margaret’s.
·   Saturday February 14th: ‘Engaging our Neighbourhoods’: An overview of practical neighbourhood outreach and how it relates to our gospel mission. Leader: The Rev. Nick Trussell
·      Saturday March 14th: ‘The Big Questions’: How to address and explore some of the most common objections to Christian faith. Leader: The Rev. Chris Roth
Note: These are Diocese of Edmonton workshops held at St. Margaret’s. You can also register for any or all of them by contacting our church office at stmargaretsedmonton@gmail.com or 780-437-7231.


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