Friday, November 25, 2016

This week at St. Margaret's

Events This Week

November 28th, 2016
Office is closed
December 1st, 2016
7:00am Men’s and Women’s Bible study @ Bogani Café
December 2nd, 2016
 2:00pm Corporation meeting @ Bogani Café
December 3rd, 2016
 10:00am – 3:00pm Lay Evangelist training @ church
December 4th, 2016 (Advent 2) (Coffee between services)
9:00am  Holy Communion
10:30am  Holy Communion
7:00pm Christmas concert @ church

The next Lunch Bunch will be December 8th at St. Margaret's Church at 11:30 a.m.  Please come and join us for a time of fellowship and help us celebrate the Christmas season with a Carol sing-a-long under the direction of Tim. Everyone is welcome.
We will also be having a small gift exchange.  If you would like to participate, please bring an unmarked, wrapped gift for around 5 dollars.  Further details to follow at the lunch. If you would like to attend, there is a sign up sheet in the front foyer or contact the Church office at 780-437-7231 or by email to stmargaretsedmonton@gmail.com.

Anyone wishing to make a donation towards buying Christmas flowers, please place it in your offering envelope and mark accordingly. Thank you.

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 bags. Next pick up should be Dec 2nd 2016.  Thank you!

Annual Christmas Variety Concert and Pageant: Sunday December 4th at 7.00 p.m. This concert will be a fundraiser for the World Vision Raw Hope project. Tickets are on sale for $10 each or $30 per immediate family. There is also a sign up sheet in the foyer for those who would like to help out with homemade goodies for after the concert.

Our parish has begun our annual Fall Stewardship Initiative. Letters were emailed out to everyone for whom we have an email address and mailed to those for whom we don’t have an email address. Please return your “statement of intent” form by Sunday December 11th.

Inner City Pastoral Ministry Lunch (ICPM) at the
Bissel Center 10503 96th Street NW, Edmonton, AB
Sunday January 8th, 2017

St. Margaret’s, in partnership with St. Mary’s Church, will be providing and serving lunch at the Bissell Centre.  We normally serve about 300 people.  The following is required for the luncheon:

Desserts - finger food such as squares or cookies
Prepared raw vegetables - carrots, celery, cucumbers, cauliflower, peppers or cherry tomatoes, etc (please do not include dips)
Fruit - bananas, apples, oranges, melons, grapes, etc.

Over 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 and any extra fruit, veggies or sweets required.
If you prefer to make a donation, please enclose it in your Sunday offering and mark it ICPM.  All donations are gratefully appreciated!

On Saturday, January 7th, we need 10 people to help make these delicious sandwiches at 10:30 am at the Church.  If you have extra plastic grocery bags, please bring them along or leave them in the church kitchen.  We require about 100 to send out extra sandwiches to the homeless.

On Sunday January 8th , we need 10 people at the Bissell Center to prepare, serve lunch and clean up  (9:00 am - 1:30 pm).  During this time, feel free to engage in conversation with the homeless, listen to their stories and let them know you are there for them. There is rear parking at the back of the building (10503 96 St. NW).

If you are able to help on either or both days, please contact the Church office at 780-437-7231 or by email to stmargaretsedmonton@gmail.com, or sign up on the volunteer sheet in the foyer. Please indicate the amount of food you will be providing on the sheet.


   Please check out our monthly announcement sheet for more upcoming events. If you have not received a copy or have changed your email address, please update your email with Tim or Melanie. Extra copies are available on the table at the back of the church.

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