Friday, December 18, 2015

December 21st - December 27th, 2015

Events This Week

December 21st, 201
   Office is closed
December 22nd, 2015
   11:00 am  Carol Service at Rutherford Retirement Center
December 24th, 2015
   4:00 pm  Christmas Eve Informal Holy Communion for Families
   6:15 pm  Malankara Rental
   9:30 pm  Christmas Eve Holy Communion by Candlelight
December 25th, 2015
10:00 am   Holy communion for Christmas Day
December 26th, 2015
7:00 pm  Malankara Rental
December 27th, 2015     Christmas 1 
  9:00 am   Holy Communion
  10:30 am Holy Communion (No Sunday School)
Christmas Flowers: Donations towards Christmas flowers would be greatly appreciated at this time. If you wish to do so, please place the money in your envelope and mark it accordingly.

Christmas Services:
·      Thursday December 24th (Christmas Eve): 4.00 p.m. Informal Holy Communion for Families. The first part of the service (readings, sermon, prayers of the people) will be simplified and adapted and will include special activities for children, and much of it will be led by our children and youth. We hope that our families with pre-school children will find this a good service to attend.
·      Thursday December 24th (Christmas Eve): 9.30 p.m. Holy Communion by Candlelight.
·      Friday December 25th 10.00 a.m. Holy Communion for Christmas Day.
·      Note that our renters, the Malankara Catholic Congregation, will be using our church for their Christmas Mass between 6.15 p.m. and 8.45 p.m.

There has been a significant drop in offerings in the past couple of months due in part to the economy but also parishioners being unable to attend because of age or illness.
We ask that you prayfully consider what you can do to increase your contributions.

Inner City Pastoral Ministry Lunch: St. Margaret’s in partnership with St. Mary’s Anglican Church will be providing and serving lunch at the Bissell Center on Sunday January 10th, 2016. We normally serve about 300 people. As in the past, a sign up sheet will be 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 Sat. January 9th, 2016 we will be making the sandwiches in the Church basement (1:00 pm) and will required 10 people. On Sunday January 10th, 2016 we require 10 additional people at the Bissell Center to prepare, serve lunch and clean up (9:00 am – 1:30 pm). The Bissell Center is located at 10530 96th Street (west side of the street). There is rear parking at the back. If you have extra plastic bags please leave them in the church kitchen as they are required to pack extra sandwiches in for the homeless.
Contact person M. Woytkiw 

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