Friday, November 27, 2015

November 29th - December 6th, 2015



Events This Week

November 30th, 2015
  Office is closed
  3:30 pm  Music Rental
December 1st, 2015
  6:00 pm    Faith, Fun & Fellowship: “Potluck Supper”
December 3rd, 2015
   7:00 am  Men’s and Women’s Bible Study @ the Bogani Café
December 4th, 2015
   2:00 pm  Corporation Meeting
December 5th, 2015
7:00 pm   Malankara Rental
December 6th, 2015     Advent 2
   9:00 am   Holy Communion
   9:45 am   Coffee between services
  10:30 am  Holy Communion and Sunday School
   5:00 pm   Vestry Pot Luck and Christmas Social

Christmas Concert Baking!   
All baking must be at the Church by the morning of Nov. 29th (Sunday).

Sunday November 29th 7:00 p.m. St. Margaret’s Christmas Variety Concert: in support of World Vision’s ‘Raw Hope’ project. Tickets are $10 or $30 for a family. Please come and join us for a lovely evening and support a very worthy cause!

There will be a Photo Management course for St. Margaret youth and want-to-be youth on Saturday, December 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the church. The software that we will be using is Google’s Picasa which can be installed on Mac and Windows computers. It is hoped that participants will be able to provide their own laptops or notepads. Picasa is a free program and can be downloaded from Google  (https://picasa.google.com/).  

The next Lunch Bunch will be December 10, 11:30 a.m. at St. Margaret's Church.  Please come and join us for a time of fun and fellowship and help us celebrate the Christmas season with a Carol Sing-a-long under the direction of Tim.
We will also be having a small gift exchange. If you are interested in participating, please bring a wrapped, unmarked gift for around 5 dollars. Further details will be available at the lunch. There is a sign up sheet in the front foyer. 

Habitat For Humanity: December 1 - 19 Habitat For Humanity will be building more houses in December! Volunteers are always welcome, and there are many flexible, casual shifts available. Sign up at HFH.org/ or call 780-479-3416 extension 232. Volunteers can work indoors at the Prefab shop (14135 128 Ave NW), or outdoors in Neufeld Landing. Unsure about using tools? HFH offers a Basic Tool Training Workshop; the final one for 2015 is on Friday, November 27th. 
To get into the holiday spirit, Habitat For Humanity will also be running hayrides from their Prefab shop on Tuesday, December 8th, 4:30-6:30.

Sunday December 20th 10:30 a.m.: Carol Service and ‘Bring a Friend’. The Scripture readings tell the story of Christmas, starting with the Old Testament prophecies; in between these readings we sing carols – plenty of them! – so, if you like the carols of Christmas, this is the service for you. Some of the carols will be sung by everyone, some will be special performances by members of our congregation.
Many familiar Christmas carols are enjoyable to people who are not churchgoers, and a service which does not include communion can be easier for them to participate in. This is a ‘bring-a-friend’ service, so please invite friends or family members who do not normally go to church; the service will be structured with them in mind.

Youth Blog:- We are in need of HELP from the congregation! The youth discipleship blog is up and running (http://stmargaretsyouth.blogspot.ca). We are looking for volunteers to write short practical pieces for the blog, aimed at the youth, about their own journey as disciples. Please e-mail Tim, stmrector@gmail.com and he will post them on the blog.

December 1st: Faith, Fun & Fellowship
Potluck Supper at St. Margaret’s, 6:00 – 8:00 pm! This will be the last FFF for this year!!!

We would like to invite you and your children to join us for Spaghetti Church on Saturday November 28th, 2015 from 4pm to 6pm. Spaghetti Church is church for families that enjoy a more informal, activity-centered and community-oriented way of worshipping together from time to time. It typically includes a craft or other activity time, a family-friendly worship and teaching time, and a simple meal (hence the spaghetti!). Please note that this is not something you can drop your kids off for; it is intended to be about families worshipping together.
We do have a signup sheet policy as food is prepared for all who will be coming. Spaghetti Church is only possible because the people who come volunteer to help out with the various tasks. 

Current Outreach Opportunities!

We are collecting coins (change) on Sundays to allow our World Vision sponsor children and their communities to have   special celebrations such as birthdays.
During Advent we will be stuffing cosmetic bags for the homeless.
We thank you for supporting any or all opportunities for Outreach!



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