Friday, December 22, 2017

Upcoming events Dec 25th to Dec 31st, 2017

Please join us for our Christmas services:
Sunday December 24th (Christmas Eve):
10:00 am Holy Communion for the 4th Sunday of Advent
4:00 pm Informal Holy Communion for Families. The first part of the service will include a Children’s pageant, and much of it will be led by our children and youth. We hope that our families with children will find this a good service to attend. 
9:30 p.m. Holy Communion by Candlelight. 

Monday December 25th 10:00 am Holy Communion for Christmas Day.

**We will be accepting donations to the World Vision Raw Hope project at all of our Christmas Services. There is a special blue envelope for this in your envelope boxes, or if you don’t have this, please use an envelope from the back of the church and mark it ‘Raw Hope’.

Upcoming events December 25th to December 31st, 2017

Tim will be away on vacation from Dec 27th, 2017 until Jan 2nd, 2018, inclusive. During his absence, the Rev. Hugh Matheson, from Wetaskiwin, will be providing emergency pastoral care and can be reached at 780-312-7794.

December 25th, 2017 
10:00am Holy Communion
December 25th to December 27th , 2017
Office is closed
December 31st, 2017 (Epiphany) (Doug Schindel)
9:00am  Morning Prayer
10:30am Morning Prayer (no Sunday School)


Inner City Pastoral Ministry Lunch (ICPM) at the Bissel Center Sunday January 14th, 2018 9am.
We are still in need of volunteers to donate food, prepare food on Saturday Jan. 13th at 10:30am, and help serve lunch at the Bissell Centre on Sunday Jan. 14th from 9am – 1:30pm. There are sign up sheets for all of these options on the table in the foyer. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 780-437-7231.

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 January 4th.  Thank you!

Watch for the following events coming to St. Margaret’s in 2018:

Daytime Lectionary Bible Study: Wednesday afternoons 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. @ the church, starting January 10th.
This will be a new small group which will meet each week to look at one of the scripture passages set in the lectionary for the following Sunday (usually the one Tim plans to preach on!). This will be an ongoing group and people are welcome to come when they can.

Food, Fun and Fellowship (last Friday of each month starting January 26th)
This is our ‘new and upgraded’ reboot of Spaghetti Church (a monthly event for families with children that we used to run on Saturday afternoons). The event will begin with a supper, followed by a child-friendly time of singing, Bible teaching and prayer. Some activity (crafts, games etc.) will follow, and the evening will close with hot chocolate and a candle prayer time.

Life in the Eucharist: A Children’s Communion Program.
During Lent (i.e. February and March) our church will be running a 'Life in the Eucharist' program of communion education for our kids. This program was designed to be used with children between the ages of seven and nine, but has been found to be useful one or two years either side of that as well. If you would like to participate in this program, please let us know by January 12th so we can order materials for everyone. The materials will be funded by our Reach Campaign monies.

Reading Mark with Tom Wright in Lent and Easter
Have you ever read through the Gospel of Mark and thought “I’d like to know more about this”? If so, this project could help you!
New Testament scholar Tom Wright has written a highly accessible series of commentaries called ‘The New Testament for Everyone’. Each book is divided into manageable daily readings giving his translation of the original, followed by explanatory comments and application for today. Watch for more info to come!

If you would like to know more about, or join any of the above activities, please call the church office at 780-437-7231, or email Melanie at stmargaretsedmonton@gmail.com.

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