Friday, November 3, 2017

Upcoming events November 6th to November 12th, 2017

Upcoming Events November 6th to November 12th, 2017

November 6th, 2017
Office is closed 
November 9th, 2017
8:00am Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies @ Bogani Café
11:15am Holy Communion @ St. Joseph’s Hospital
November 10th, 2017  
Melanie not in office
November 12th, 2017 (Pentecost 23) 
9:00am  Holy Communion 
10:30am  Holy Communion and Sunday School 

Remembrance Day Activities with Edmonton Ecumenical Peace Network
EEPN is a network of Christians from several denominations who believe that war and violence are incompatible with the teaching of Jesus. They hold two events on Remembrance Day:
·       Prayer Service for Peace: Saturday November 11th 6.00 p.m. @ McDougall United Church
·       7.00 p.m. Interfaith Prayer Walk for Peace beginning at City Hall and ending at the War Memorial
The purpose of these events is to uphold the peace teaching of Jesus, to pray for peace, and to pray for all victims of war. All are welcome to participate.

Our next Lunch Bunch will be on Thursday Nov. 16th beginning at 11:30am with lunch starting at 12:00 noon. Everyone is welcome to join us for this time of fellowship. There is a sign up sheet in the front foyer. For more information please contact the church office at 780-437-7231.

Tim is interested in starting up a Wednesday afternoon Bible Study group which would look at one of the scripture passages for the following Sunday. It would run from 2pm to 3:30pm and start up in the new year (or sooner if there is interest). If you are interested in attending, please add your name to the sheet on the table in the foyer.

Truth & Reconciliation  - Invitation from Crosslife Church:
On November 18 at 5pm, Crosslife Church will be hosting a presentation from Carrielynn Lund who will talk about her experience in the residential school system, challenges she has faced in her life and how through faith she has and is seeing painful and overwhelming realities redeemed for helping others. Crosslife has asked Carrie along with sharing her story, to challenge us on how we can join others making a significant and positive impact in our city and how knowing God makes all the difference. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.crosslife.ca/orange-. This event will be at St. Margaret’s. There is also a link on this page which you can follow to learn more about Carrielynn Lund.

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. Please support Winnifred Stewart by making provision for this project! Next pick up should be November 23rd, 2017.  Thank you!

Annual Christmas Variety Concert and Pageant: Sunday December 3rd at 7.00 p.m. As usual, this concert will be a fundraiser for the World Vision Raw Hope project. Tickets are on sale and are $10 each to a maximum of $30 per family.
We are still in search of a baby to play Baby Jesus at the pageant. If you know of anyone who has had a baby since August and may be willing to participate, please have them contact Melanie @ stmargaretsedmonton@gmail.com.

Our fall stewardship initiative will be starting soon, so please watch this space and your email for more information.

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ will be presented by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on Friday December 15th under the direction of their new principal conductor, Alexander Prior; the singers will be the Kokopelli and Òran choirs. We are going to try to encourage people to buy tickets and attend this event. If enough parishioners go we will try to have a ‘meet up’ downtown for a light supper before the concert, and we might arrange a preparation event to give people some ideas about what to look for in the music. Tickets are available from the Winspear Centre box office or at www.winspearcentre.com.

Break Forth One exists to unify, serve, equip, and empower the church in Canada to live out the mission of Jesus.  We’re inviting people of all generations and denominations to join us for one weekend January 26-28, 2018 to study and learn together as one united body of Christ.  Some speakers include Levi Lusko, Albert Tate, Margaret Feinberg, and Mark Clark.  Hillsong Worship will be leading us in worship music and Family Force 5 and Israel Houghton & New Breed will be doing concerts over the weekend. Early bird registration ends November 30, so you can register before then to take advantage of a lower rate. Please visit breakforthcanada.com for tickets and information. There are also a few brochures on the shelf at the bottom of the stairs.

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 in the foyer.

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