Friday, May 8, 2015

May 11th - 17th, 2015

Events This Week

May  11th, 2015
  Office is closed.
May 12th, 2015
  11:15 am  St. Joseph’s Hospital  Holy Communion
  6:00 pm  Habitat for Humanity Rental
May 14th, 2015
  7:00 am Men’s and Women’s Bible Study @ the Bogani Café
  12:00 am  Holy Communion for Ascension Day & Bag Lunch
May 16th, 2015
  7:00 pm  Malankara Church Rental
May 17th, 2015     5th Sunday after Easter
  9:00 am Holy Communion
  10:30 am Holy Communion and Sunday School

We will be having a Mother's Day BBQ on May 10th to help raise funds for tickets for the YC weekend in Edmonton for our youth group. Suggested donation is $5 per person which includes either a hot dog or hamburger as well as beverage and dessert. Please see L. Pyra for further information or contact the office (780-437-7231). Hope to see you there!

Cell Phone Tower Proposals
At the upcoming spring congregational meeting on May 31st we will be voting on where to donate the remaining funds from the cell phone tower revenue this year. $10,000 of the expected $20,400 is being divided between the U of A Chaplaincy and Street Hope St. John as preapproved at the AGM. Please prepare any proposals you might have for the remaining funds and email them to by May 15th, or give a printed copy of your proposals to Marci by end of day today.

Dates to Remember!
May 22nd-24th: YC 2015 at Rexall Place
May 22nd: 2015 World Vision Benefit Concert
May 24th: Baptisms at 10.30 service
May 30th: Final Spaghetti Church of the year
May 31st: Spring Congregational Meeting
June 1st–8th T. Chesterton is away at Threshhold meetings
June 19th - Habitat for Humanity BBQ at Neufeld Landing
June 20th – 3:00 pm  Annual Parish Picnic & BBQ at Rice Place

Friday May 22nd 7.30 p.m.: Benefit Concert for our 2015 World Vision ‘Raw Hope’Appeal.
Rob Heath and Tim Chesterton will be presenting an evening of songs in support of children in some of the most dangerous places on earth. Tickets are available for $10 each from Tim, and may also be purchased online at Eventbrite (

The Lunch Bunch .
There will be no Lunch Bunch in the month of May, instead we will have it Thursday, June 11th, 2015 @ 11:30 am at St. Margaret's Church. This will be our last date for the Lunch Bunch until summer is over. Everyone is welcome. We will announce the program shortly. Please come and join us for a time of fellowship and a hot bowl of soup.  There is a sign up sheet in the front foyer or call Lesley Schindel at 989-3833 if you will be attending.

Spring Clean up and Renewal!!!
Our spring clean up will be on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015. More info to follow.

At the end of May the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be holding its final four-day hearing in Ottawa. When that hearing begins on May 31st it will be exactly 22 days until National Aboriginal Day on June 21st. Our Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, has called our Anglican Church of Canada to observe those 22 Days with special intention. A website has been established (, and there will be daily stories and suggestions for observing this time. You can also sign up to receive a daily email from the '22 Days' project. You can read a letter about this from Archbishop Fred and our national indigenous bishop, Mark MacDonald, at; copies of this letter are also available for those who do not have Internet access. After that, please visit the website ( and consider signing up for the daily emails.

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