Wednesday, 27 November 2013


CHURCH NEWS –Nov. 28
Holy Trinity’s web address ishttp://holytrinityyorkton.blogspot.ca/


THOUGHTS & SMILES:   
THE BLONDE AND THE LORD A blonde wanted to go ice fishing. She'd seen many books on the subject,
and finally getting all the necessary tools together, she made for the ice.
After positioning her comfy footstool, she started to make a circular
cut in the ice. Suddenly, from the sky, a voice boomed,"THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE!"
Startled, the blonde moved further down the ice, poured a thermos of
cappuccino, and began to cut yet another hole. Again from the heavens
the voice bellowed,
"THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE!"

The blonde, now worried, moved away, clear down to the opposite end of
the ice. She set up her stool once more and tried again to cut her hole.
The voice came once more,
"THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE!"

She stopped, looked skyward! and said,
"IS THAT YOU LORD?"

The voice replied,
"NO, THIS IS THE MANAGER OF THE HOCKEY RINK!"
                 

SERVICES, MEETINGS & EVENTS COMING UP:

SERVICES:
                                   Sunday Services & Sunday School are at 11:00- followed by coffee time & fellowship.
                                                         The fourth Sunday9:00 & 11:00 services

Dec. 1-Advent 1 & Baptism-Rev. Luanne
            Isaiah 2:1-5    Romans 13:11-14    Matthew 24:36-44
Dec. 8-Advent 2-Rev. Kim
            Isaiah 11:1-10   Romans 15:4-13   Matthew 3:1-12
Dec. 15-Advent 3-Lessons & Carols-(pot luck lunch to follow)-Rev. Susan
Dec. 22-Advent 4-Rev. Kim-9:00 & 11:00
            Isaiah 7:10-16  Romans 1:1-7  Matthew 1:18-25

Dec. 24-Christmas Eve-7:30-Rev. Kim
            Isaiah 62 :10-12   Titus 2:11-14  Luke 2:1-20

Dec. 29-1st Sunday after Christmas
            Isaiah 63:7-9   Hebrews 2:10-18   Matthew 2:13-23
Jan 5: Epiphany of Our Lord-Morning Prayer
            Isaiah 60:1-6   Ephesians 3:1-12   Matthew 2:1-12

Dec. 4 &18 : Advent Weds. at 7:00 pm- Holy Trinity
            Dec.11: Advent Weds. at 7:00 pm- St. Paul Lutheran Church
            
    Dec. 31-New Year’s Eve Service-(Weds Advent)- at 7:00-St. Paul 
                     Lutheran Church

MEETINGS/EVENTS:  
Sunday School: @11:00                                      
ACW : 1st Monday of the month @ 2:00 pm (Joyce-306 783-4209) 
Choir Practice: Tues. @ 3:00 pm (Judy-306 782-1531)  
Holy Eucharist Weds. @10:00 a.m.         
Vestry: fourth Thursday of the month @7:00   Nov. 28-committees at 6:00
Bible Study: Fri. @ 1:30 pm (Joyce-306 783-4209)                                                                                                                         
Holy Trinity Brothers: 1st Sat of the month at 9:00 am for breakfast & fellowship- all men are welcome                          
                                       Next get together-Next Meeting: Dec. 7

Forward Day By Day   Nov. –Jan is on the back bookcase

Christmas Kettles: Salvation Kettle Campaign-Holy Trinity volunteers on 
                                   Mon. Dec. 2 & Tues Dec. 3 at the Mall-



ACW Christmas Tea & Bake Sale:: Nov. 30th  at 2:00-4:00 pm
         ACW Turkey Raffle: tickets are available from any ACW Member-
                                          $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
             White Elephant Table: items are needed-please leave them in the
                                              St. Cecelia Room by Nov. 22

Harp Concert for PWRDF: Dec. 6th at 7:00 at Holy Trinity Church-
                                 Martha Cowie-“Sounds of the Season”:
                                Tickets $15.00 for adults
    $10.00 for seniors & students
                                                  -see Kim or office


Of Interest:  
Fall Art Retreat: St Gerard’s Parish Complex 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please bring your own supplies, a bag lunch and an open and creative spirit. No Charge. Please pre-register: call Debbie at 306-783-0963

St. Paul Lutheran Church: Advent Tea-Dec. 7th  2-4. Everyone welcome!


Typhoon Haiyan – Philippines 
On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan, hit the Philippines’ Eastern Visayas Region. The devastation and loss of life is widespread and ongoing.
PWRDF partner Father Rex Reyes, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines (NCCP), sent this message:  "I bid you pray for the repose of the dead, comfort to the survivors and strength to those who minister to their needs. Give of yourself that God's love may be made real."
The Canadian government has announced a matching grant program for donations to relief work in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.  Between November 9 and December 9, 2013, all donations received for typhoon relief from Canadians by registered charities—including PWRDF—will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the Canadian government. Relief agencies including PWRDF will be able to apply to the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund to enhance relief projects in the Philippines, although there is no guarantee that any project or agency will receive funding from the Relief Fund.
PWRDF has pledged an initial response of $20,000 towards the ACT Alliance appeal to be implemented by the NCCP in the Philippines.

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Photo:  N. Iloilo – Christian Aid
Donations can be made in the following ways:
By Phone
For credit card donations contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.
By MailPlease make cheques payable to PWRDF, Typhoon Haiyan Relief and send to:
The Primate's World Relief and Development FundThe Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario  M4Y 3G2
PWRDF Donations Contact:
Jennifer Brown jbrown@pwrdf.org

416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973
PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator
Naba Gurung
416-924-9192 ext. 321
ngurung@pwrdf.org
Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to the situation at www.pwrdf.org. Please support PWRDF’s response to this ongoing emergency!

-“The Rock” Radio Station-98.5 FM sponsors a program from 11:00-11:30 am on the first & third Weds. Called “Everything You Wanted to Know” (talk with God)- with Rev. Ken Buchan and Pastor Rick Gibson co-hosting the program.

-Regina Hospital Chaplain: Anyone who is being admitted to hospital in Regina and would like a clergy visit, please phone the Hospital Chaplain at 535-3115.

-Prayer
Loving God, we come to you trusting in your mercy and knowing that your steadfast love endures forever. Look with mercy on those who are harmed or displaced. Give them strength to meet the days ahead, your peace which passes all understanding and new hope in the resurrection. Move in those who are able to give aid, that we may be your hands and heart on earth. Be with all who offer assistance, may your Spirit uphold them. As you have made water a sign of your kingdom, and of cleansing and rebirth, grant your people vision to see a new life on the other side of disaster.
To you be given all honour and praise, through Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord. Amen

Thursday, 14 November 2013

 CHURCH NEWS –Nov. 14
Holy Trinity’s web address ishttp://holytrinityyorkton.blogspot.ca/


THOUGHTS & SMILES:   
God is Never Wrong

A king who did not believe in the goodness of God, had a slave who, in all circumstances would always say “my king, do not be discouraged, because everything God does is perfect. He makes no mistakes!”
One day they went hunting and along the way a wild animal attacked the

king. His slave managed to kill the animal, but could not prevent his
majesty from losing a finger
Furious and without showing his gratitude for being saved, the nobleman asked
"Is God good? If He was good, I would not have been attacked and lost my finger."
The slave replied:
"My king, despite all these things, I can only tell you that God is good,
and he knows why these things happened. What God does is perfect. He is never wrong!"
Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his slave.
Later, the King left for another hunt, this time alone. He was captured by
savages who engaged in human sacrifices.
On the altar and ready to sacrifice the nobleman, the savages discovered
that their victim did not have one of his fingers. According to them, only
a whole person with all his/her parts intact could be offered to the gods.
The King without a finger was deemed an abominable sacrifice for their
gods. So they released the King.
Upon his return to the palace, the King authorized the release of his
slave. He received the slave affectionately.
He asked his slave, "my dear, God was really good to me! I was almost
killed by the wild men, but for lack of a single finger, I was let go! But
I have a question: if God is so good, why did he allow me to put you in jail?
The slave answered, "my King, if I had gone with you on this hunt, I would
have been sacrificed instead because I have no missing finger. Remember
everything God does is perfect. He is never wrong. He made you keep me in jail so I would not be with
you on the hunt."
Often we complain about life, and negative things that happen to us,
forgetting that nothing is random and that everything has a purpose.

Every morning, offer your day to God, don't be in a rush.

Ask God to inspire your thoughts, guide your actions, and ease your
feelings. And do not be afraid. God is never wrong! ****

You know why this message is for you? I do not know, but God knows, because He never makes mistakes......
God is never wrong!



SERVICES, MEETINGS & EVENTS COMING UP:

SERVICES:
                                   Sunday Services & Sunday School are at 11:00- followed by coffee time & fellowship.
                                                         The fourth Sunday:  9:00 & 11:00 services

Nov. 17-Pentecost 26-Rev. Susan    Dedication of Shoeboxes
            Isaiah 65:17-25   2 Thessalonians 3:6-13   Luke 21:5-19
Nov. 24-Reign of Christ-Rev. Kim    9:00 & 11:00 
            Jeremiah 23:1-6   Colossians 1:11-20   Luke 23:33-43

Dec. 1-Advent 1 & Baptism-Rev. Luanne
            Isaiah 2:1-5    Romans 13:11-14    Matthew 24:36-44
Dec. 8-Advent 2-Rev. Kim
            Isaiah 11:1-10   Romans 15:4-13   Matthew 3:1-12
Dec. 15-Advent 3-Lessons & Carols-(pot luck lunch to follow)-Rev. Susan

Dec. 22-Advent 4-Rev. Kim-9:00 & 11:00
            Isaiah 7:10-16  Romans 1:1-7  Matthew 1:18-25

Dec. 24-Christmas Eve-7:30-Rev. Kim
            Isaiah 62 :10-12   Titus 2:11-14  Luke 2:1-20

Dec. 29-1st Sunday after Christmas
            Isaiah 63:7-9   Hebrews 2:10-18   Matthew 2:13-23
Jan 5: Epiphany of Our Lord
            Isaiah 60:1-6   Ephesians 3:1-12   Matthew 2:1-12

     Dec. 4 & 18 : Advent Weds. at 7:00 pm- Holy Trinity
            Dec.11: Advent Weds. at 7:00 pm- St. Paul Lutheran Church
            
    Dec. 31-New Year’s Eve Service-(Weds Advent)- at 7:00-St. Paul 
                     Lutheran Church


MEETINGS/EVENTS:  
Sunday School: @11:00                                      
ACW : 1st Monday of the month @ 2:00 pm (Joyce-306 783-4209) 
Choir Practice: Tues. @ 3:00 pm (Judy-306 782-1531)  
Holy Eucharist Weds. @10:00 a.m.         
Vestry: fourth Thursday of the month @7:00   Nov. 28-committees at 6:00
Bible Study: Fri. @ 1:30 pm (Joyce-306 783-4209)                                                                                                                         
Holy Trinity Brothers: 1st Sat of the month at 9:00 am for breakfast & fellowship- all men are welcome                          
                                       Next get together-Next Meeting: Dec. 7
Altar Guild: Nov. 25
Pelly Deanery:  Nov. 27

Forward Day By Day   Nov. –Jan is on the back bookcase

Christmas Newsletter will be going out  Nov. 22

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes will be dedicated on Nov. 17th. Envelopes & forms are on the Narthex table

Christmas Kettles: Salvation Kettle Campaign-Holy Trinity volunteers on 
                                   Mon. Dec. 2 & Tues Dec. 3 at the Mall- sign-up sheet on 
                                    the Narthex table-2 hour shifts -10am to 6pm

Harp Concert for PWRDF: Dec. 6th at 7:00 at Holy Trinity Church-
                                 Martha Cowie-“Sounds of the Season”: Tickets $15.00-see Kim

ACW Christmas Tea & Bake Sale:: Nov. 30th  at 2:00-4:00 pm
         ACW Turkey Raffle: tickets are available from any ACW Member-
                                          $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
             White Elephant Table: items are needed-please leave them in the
                                              St. Cecelia Room by Nov. 22

 Of Interest:  
Fall Art Retreat: St Gerard’s Parish Complex 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please bring your own supplies, a bag lunch and an open and creative spirit. No Charge. Please pre-register: call Debbie at 306-783-0963

Nancy Brunt (Kamsack, Pelly Deanery) has been named a Postulant of the Diocese. Nancy’s ordination to the Deaconate will take place in the afternoon of Sunday, March 2, 2014. More details will follow in the new year.
With the addition of Nancy, we now have 2 postulants in the diocese. Barb Wright (Estevan) is also a Postulant.

Typhoon Haiyan – Philippines 
On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan, hit the Philippines’ Eastern Visayas Region. The devastation and loss of life is widespread and ongoing.
PWRDF partner Father Rex Reyes, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines (NCCP), sent this message:  "I bid you pray for the repose of the dead, comfort to the survivors and strength to those who minister to their needs. Give of yourself that God's love may be made real."
The Canadian government has announced a matching grant program for donations to relief work in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.  Between November 9 and December 9, 2013, all donations received for typhoon relief from Canadians by registered charities—including PWRDF—will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the Canadian government. Relief agencies including PWRDF will be able to apply to the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund to enhance relief projects in the Philippines, although there is no guarantee that any project or agency will receive funding from the Relief Fund.
PWRDF has pledged an initial response of $20,000 towards the ACT Alliance appeal to be implemented by the NCCP in the Philippines.

clip_image002
Photo:  N. Iloilo – Christian Aid
Donations can be made in the following ways:
By Phone
For credit card donations contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.
By MailPlease make cheques payable to PWRDF, Typhoon Haiyan Relief and send to:
The Primate's World Relief and Development FundThe Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario  M4Y 3G2
PWRDF Donations Contact:
Jennifer Brown jbrown@pwrdf.org

416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973
PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator
Naba Gurung
416-924-9192 ext. 321
ngurung@pwrdf.org
Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to the situation at www.pwrdf.org. Please support PWRDF’s response to this ongoing emergency!

-“The Rock” Radio Station-98.5 FM sponsors a program from 11:00-11:30 am on the first & third Weds. Called “Everything You Wanted to Know” (talk with God)- with Rev. Ken Buchan and Pastor Rick Gibson co-hosting the program.

-Regina Hospital Chaplain: Anyone who is being admitted to hospital in Regina and would like a clergy visit, please phone the Hospital Chaplain at 535-3115.

-Prayer
Loving God, we come to you trusting in your mercy and knowing that your steadfast love endures forever. Look with mercy on those who are harmed or displaced. Give them strength to meet the days ahead, your peace which passes all understanding and new hope in the resurrection. Move in those who are able to give aid, that we may be your hands and heart on earth. Be with all who offer assistance, may your Spirit uphold them. As you have made water a sign of your kingdom, and of cleansing and rebirth, grant your people vision to see a new life on the other side of disaster.
To you be given all honour and praise, through Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord. Amen

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Christmas Shoeboxes

Holy Trinity Anglican Sunday School children are preparing shoeboxes to be shipped to needy children in Ecuador and Nicaragua as part of "Operation Christmas Child".  Its not too late to participate! Pack a shoebox full of simple gifts, a photograph of yourself and a note to the child who will receive it.  A donation of $7 is required for shipping.  Drop of your shoebox at the Anglican Church Office.  For more information visit samaritanspurse.ca.
Today we were also joined by Jason Antonio, editor of the Saskatchewan Anglican.


Friday, 1 November 2013

 CHURCH NEWS –Oct. 31
Holy Trinity’s web address ishttp://holytrinityyorkton.blogspot.ca/


THOUGHTS & SMILES:   
The Wisdom of a child:
A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little girl. She wanted to know what the United States looked like.  
Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed the map of the country.  
Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to her and said, 'Go into the other room and see if you can put this together.  

After a few minutes, she returned and handed him the map, correctly fitted and taped together.  
The father was surprised and asked how she had finished so quickly..  
'Oh,' she said, 'on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus.  
When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged,  
Then our country just came together.'  

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!!

When we get Jesus back where He Belongs--   Our country will come together.
In GOD we trust



SERVICES, MEETINGS & EVENTS COMING UP:

SERVICES:
                                   Sunday Services & Sunday School are at 11:00- followed by coffee time & fellowship.
                                                         The fourth Sunday:  9:00 & 11:00 services

Nov. 3-Pentecost 24-Morning Prayer
            Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4   2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12    Luke 19:1-10
Nov. 10-Pentecost 25-Remembrance Day-Rev. Kim
            Haggai 1:15 b-2:9     2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17   Luke 20:27-38
Nov. 17-Pentecost 26-Rev. Susan    Dedication of Shoeboxes
            Isaiah 65:17-25   2 Thessalonians 3:6-13   Luke 21:5-19
Nov. 24-Reign of Christ-Rev. Kim    9:00 & 11:00 
            Jeremiah 23:1-6   Colossians 1:11-20   Luke 23:33-43

Nov. 3: Bishop Rob will be at the Parish Hall at 2:30 for All Deanery Meeting-everyone is welcome to attend

MEETINGS/EVENTS:  
Sunday School: @11:00                                      
ACW : 1st Monday of the month @ 2:00 pm (Joyce-306 783-4209) 
Choir Practice: Tues. @ 3:00 pm (Judy-306 782-1531)  
Holy Eucharist Weds. @10:00 a.m.         
Vestry: fourth Thursday of the month @7:00   Nov. 28-Committee at 6:00 vestry at 7:00
Bible Study: Fri. @ 1:30 pm (Joyce-306 783-4209)      Cancelled Nov. 1                                                                                                                 
Holy Trinity Brothers: 1st Sat of the month at 9:00 am for breakfast & fellowship- all men are welcome                          
                                       Next get together:   Nov. 2-Cancelled-Next Meeting: Dec. 7
Pelly Deanery: Nov. 27

Forward Day By Day   Nov. –Jan is on the back bookcase

ACW Christmas Tea & Bake Sale: Nov. 30th  2:00-4:00 pm- Everyone Welcome

Christmas Newsletter will be going out in Nov. Please hand all items you wish to have in the newsletter to the office by Nov. 12.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes will be dedicated on Nov. 17th. Envelopes & forms are on the Narthex tables.

“Drive Away Hunger”: Thanks for donations of non-perishable food items for the Farm Credit Canada in support of the food bank. We had 230 pounds of food items collected


Of Interest:  

Habitat for Humanity Musical Fundraiser: looking for people to act, sing and help with sets, costumes, make-up etc.. The Performance will be March 28-30 contact Ingrid Stumph-306-641-6388 or Ingridstumph@hotmail.com 
Looking for more singers-auditions on Sundays more information –Prairie Harvest

-“The Rock” Radio Station-98.5 FM sponsors a program from 11:00-11:30 am on the first & third Weds. Called “Everything You Wanted to Know” (talk with God)- with Rev. Ken Buchan and Pastor Rick Gibson co-hosting the program.

-Regina Hospital Chaplain: Anyone who is being admitted to hospital in Regina and would like a clergy visit, please phone the Hospital Chaplain at 535-3115.

YORKTON
HOLY TRINITY
ANGLICAN CHURCH

CHILI SUPPER
                                 (Enjoy chili, baked potatoes, buns, coleslaw and desserts)

FRIDAY NOV. 1, 2013
Supper 5:30 pm
Parish Hall
(Please use Church entrance on Darlington Ave.)

Adults: $12.00
Children (12 & under): $5.00

only 20  Tickets left
                                                            Church Office-306-786-7131

“Come and enjoy a great evening of fellowship.”

CHILI COOK OFF
Bring two cups (in a separate bowl) of
your best chili for the judges to sample
Winner will be announced after supper




-Prayer
Loving God, we come to you trusting in your mercy and knowing that your steadfast love endures forever. Look with mercy on those who are harmed or displaced. Give them strength to meet the days ahead, your peace which passes all understanding and new hope in the resurrection. Move in those who are able to give aid, that we may be your hands and heart on earth. Be with all who offer assistance, may your Spirit uphold them. As you have made water a sign of your kingdom, and of cleansing and rebirth, grant your people vision to see a new life on the other side of disaster.
To you be given all honour and praise, through Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord. Amen