Friday, December 1, 2017

Upcoming events Dec 4th to Dec 10th, 2017

Upcoming Events December 4th to December 10th, 2017

December 4th, 2017
Office is closed
December 7th, 2017
8:00am Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies @ Bogani Café
11:30am Lunch Bunch @ church with carol sing-a-long
December 9th, 2017
9am – 4pm Rental
4:30 – 7:30 Crosslife Church rental
December 10th, 2017 (Advent 2)
9:00am  Holy Communion
10:30am  Holy Communion and Sunday School
12:30pm Discussion group on Handel’s Messiah @ church

Annual Christmas Variety Concert and Pageant is Sunday Dec 3rd at 7pm This concert will be a fundraiser for the World Vision Raw Hope project. There are still a few tickets available for $10 each or $30 per immediate family.

If you would like to donate any new or gently used items to the Bissell Centre, please bring them to church and put in the blue bin in the foyer.

Thank you to all who donated generously to the ‘Rector’s Discretionary Fund’. It is now back up to around $300 and will be used at the Rector’s discretion to assist those in need.

Please join us for Lunch Bunch on December 7th at St. Margaret's Church at 11:30 a.m.  We will be celebrating 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. It must be RED or BLUE! 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.

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ is playing at the Winspear on Friday Dec 15th. Tim will be leading a one-hour workshop after church on December 10th, introducing the piece and the scripture texts used in it. Please bring a bag lunch that day (or eat lots at after-church coffee!). If you do not plan to attend at the Winspear but are still interested, you are more than welcome to attend this workshop. Signup sheet is on the table in the foyer. Winston Pei, a member of the Òran Choir will be present to share a little about his experience of singing in ‘The Messiah’. Tickets to the performance are available from the Winspear Centre box office or at www.winspearcentre.com.

Carol Service and ‘Bring a Friend’ Sunday December 17th 10:30 a.m.: 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. 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. There are invitations on the table in the foyer for anyone who would like to give one to a friend.

When Christmas Hurts’ Wednesday December 20th 7:00 p.m.
Christmas is not a happy time for everyone. This service is designed to provide comfort and healing; it will be held in cooperation with St. Patrick’s and Crosslife Church and will be @ St. Margaret’s.

PWRDF Christmas Initiatives
During Advent, visit the ‘Advent Resource’ section of the website  http://pwrdf.org/resources/seasonal/, for a list of daily devotionals. There is also a Christmas Gift Guide at this website with gifts available for purchase.



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