Thursday, 22 October 2015

CHURCH NEWS –Oct. 22

 
THOUGHTS & SMILES:
“The Light Turned Yellow”
The light turned yellow, just in front of him.  He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.
As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer.  The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.  He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed and placed in a holding cell.
After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.
He said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake.  You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him.  I noticed, the ‘What Would Jesus Do’ bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk, so naturally …. I assumed you had stolen the car.”
Priceless!!!
WWJD


SERVICES, MEETINGS & EVENTS COMING UP:

SERVICES:
           Sunday Services & Sunday School at 11:00- followed by coffee time & fellowship.

Oct. 25: Pentecost 22-Morning Prayer-Janet & Evan Simpson
              Job 42:1-6, 10-17   Hebrews 7:23-28   Mark 10:46-52

Nov. 1-All Saints’ Day- The Very Rev. Glen;
                 Ralph Pragg will talk to the congregation about the Refugee situation and the
                 Diocesan Refugee family
              Isaiah 25:6-9   Revelation 21:1-6a   John 11:32-44
Nov. 8-Pentecost 24-Rev. Kim    Remembrance Day Service
              Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17   Hebrews 9:24-28   Mark 12:38-44
Nov. 15: Pentecost 25-Rev. Susan   Dedication of Christmas Shoeboxes
              Daniel 12:1-10           Hebrews 10:11-25   Mark 13:1-8
Nov. 22-Reign of Christ-Rev. Kim
               Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14   Revelation 1:4b-8   John 18:33-37
Nov. 29: Advent-Morning Prayer-Lois
              Jeremiah 33:14-16    1 Thessalonians 3:9-13   Luke 21:25-36
           
MEETINGS/EVENTS:  
Sunday School: @11:00  
Popcorn Church at 6:30-7:00 once a month-on the second Friday of the month –
                                                                                                              Luanne-306-782-0018
ACW : 1st Monday of the month (Joyce-306 783-4209)  Watch for time change
Choir: (Judy-306 782-1531)  
Holy Eucharist Weds. @10:00 a.m.
Vestry: Fourth Thurs. of the month   Vestry   @7:00
Bible Study: Fri. 1:30-2:30 (Joyce-306 783-4209) –on hold until further notice                                                                                                          
Holy Trinity Brothers: 1st Sat of the month at 9:00 am for breakfast & fellowship- all men are welcome   Next get together at West Broadway Grill-Next Meeting: Nov. 7

Forward Day By Day  (Nov-Jan) on the back bookcase

Oct. 23-25th- Synod

    Christmas Newsletter will be going out-items and events needed in office by Nov. 12

Nov. 14: Join us for lunch in the Parish Hall at 12 noon for an Ultreya sponsored by Cursillo. 
             Everyone is welcome! Contact Marilyn-306-783-5197

Nov. 15: Christmas Shoebox Dedication: (Donna Evans-306-786-6057) –unfolded shoeboxes are
             available in the Narthex if you wish to use them. Reminder-no candy in this year boxes, please

Nov. 20: Chili Supper-tickets : $12.00 Adults-Youth(4-12) $5.00
                  Jacquie/Bob barton-306-783-3445         Jim davis-306-782-0524  
                  Don/Susan Geddes-306-786-7178 or office-306-786-7131

Nov.28: ACW Christmas Tea- small items will be needed for the White Elephant Table
Church Calendars: $5.00 –please ask the ACW ladies or office to purchase yours

FCC Drive Away Hunger: Thanks for helping the Farm Credit Canada with their food drive
Holy Trinity donated 302 pounds and money donations

Of Interest:  

Diocesan Refugee Sponsorship Update:  Canada Immigration has approved our sponsorship of the family of Marleen Abbo.  They will depart Ankara, Turkey on November 2015 for Regina.  The Diocese thanks all individuals and parishes that have contributed financially to the sponsorship.  We are still short of our target and encourage parishioners who thinking of making a donation or who are waiting to do so closer to the date of the family’s arrival, to make a make a one-time donation through their home parishes for forwarding to Diocesan Refugee Fund (envelopes on the back bookcase) or send their cheques directly to the Diocese of Qu'Appelle (Memo Refugee Fund), c/o Anglican Diocese of Qu'Appelle, 1501 College Avenue, Regina, S4P 1B8.  Let’s help this family with their new start in Canada. Thanks!

GRIEF RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP

As the holiday season approaches, there is a new dimension to our grief.

“SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS”

Initial Seminar will be held at the Yorkton Public Library
93 Broadway Street West, Yorkton, Saskatchewan
on Wednesday, November 4, 2015
from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
with continuing sessions throughout the Holiday Season.

Leaders: Betty Fritzke, in partnership with Kathy Novak, Christie’s Funeral Home

Registration is FREE, however, we would ask that you please call Kathy (306) 782-2312 to advise of your attendance so that we can have materials prepared for participants.

If you’ve lost someone close to you and don’t know how you will face Christmas,
or if you know of someone who is grieving this Holiday Season, please call us.
We know it hurts, and we want to help!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

CHURCH NEWS –Oct. 8



Holy Trinity’s web address ishttp://holytrinityyorkton.blogspot.ca/


THOUGHTS & SMILES:
O God, we thank you for this earth, our home; for the living skies and the sun,
for the streams, for the rolling hills, the brilliant coloured trees.
We thank you for our senses by which we hear the songs of birds, see the ripping of golden fields, taste the autumn fruits, feel the gentle breeze and smell the fall splendour
Give us open hearts to all this beauty which is aflame with your glory.
We are restored and renewed in a joyous awakening to the wonder of each new dawn filled with infinite possibilities for new beginnings and new discoveries.

SERVICES, MEETINGS & EVENTS COMING UP:

SERVICES:
           Sunday Services & Sunday School at 11:00- followed by coffee time & fellowship.

Oct 11: Pentecost 20-Rev. Kim-Thanksgiving
            Joel 2:21-27    1 Timothy 2:1-7   Matthew 6:25-33
Oct. 18: Pentecost 21-Rev. Susan
              Job 38:1-7, 34-41   Hebrews 5:1-10   Mark 10:35-45
Oct. 25: Pentecost 22-Morning Prayer-Janet & Evan Simpson
              Job 42:1-6, 10-17   Hebrews 7:23-28   Mark 10:46-52

Nov. 1-All Saints Day-Morning Prayer
              Isaiah 25:6-9   Revelation 21:1-6a   John 11:32-44
Nov. 8-Pentecost 24-Rev. Kim    Remembrance Day Service
              Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17   Hebrews 9:24-28   Mark 12:38-44
Nov. 15: Pentecost 25-Rev. Susan   Dedication of Christmas Shoeboxes
              Daniel 12:1-10           Hebrews 10:11-25   Mark 13:1-8
Nov. 22-Reign of Christ-Rev. Kim
               Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14   Revelation 1:4b-8   John 18:33-37
Nov. 29: Advent
           
MEETINGS/EVENTS:  
Sunday School: @11:00  
Popcorn Church at 6:30-7:00 once a month-on the second Friday of the month –
                                                                                                              Luanne-306-782-0018
ACW : 1st Monday of the month (Joyce-306 783-4209)  Watch for time change
Choir: (Judy-306 782-1531)  
Holy Eucharist Weds. @10:00 a.m.
Vestry: Fourth Thurs. of the month   Vestry   @7:00Committee at 6:00- Oct. 22
Bible Study: Fri. 1:30-2:30 (Joyce-306 783-4209) –on hold until further notice                                                                                                          
Holy Trinity Brothers: 1st Sat of the month at 9:00 am for breakfast & fellowship- all men are welcome   Next get together at West Broadway Grill-Next Meeting: Nov. 7

Forward Day By Day  (Nov-Jan) on the back bookcase

Oct. 23-25th- Synod
    Christmas Newsletter will be going out-items and events needed in office by Nov. 12
Nov. 15: Christmas Shoebox Dedication: (Donna Evans-306-786-6057) –unfolded shoeboxes are
             available in the Narthex if you wish to use them. Reminder-no candy in this year boxes, please
Nov. 20: Chili Supper-details to follow
Nov.28: ACW Christmas Tea- small items will be needed for the White Elephant Table
Church Calendars: $5.00 –please ask the ACW ladies or office to purchase yours

Second Last Week for:
FCC Drive Away Hunger: We are again helping the Farm Credit Canada with their food drive for the week of Oct. 21. Please leave non-perishable items in the purple tub in the Narthex. Some Brown Bags have been provided for your items. Envelopes for a money donation can be put in the collection plate and Don will look after that donation. Thanks for your generous help

Of Interest:  

 PWRDF has sent an initial grant of $20,000 in relief funds for Syrian and other refugees seeking refuge in Europe and is responding through the ACT Alliance. ACT is providing food, water, shelter, health care, sanitation, education, and psychosocial support to over 300,000 refugees in Greece, Hungary and Serbia. Warm clothes and bedding will be provided for the winter months. PWRDF continues to provide relief through ACT and the Canadian Food grains Bank (CFGB) to displaced people within Syria, and to refugees in Jordan and Lebanon and through Refuge Egypt in Cairo.
The Government of Canada has announced the creation of the Syria Emergency Relief Fund and will match every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities in response to the impact of the conflict in Syria, up to $100 million, effective September 12 through December 31, 2015. For every dollar donated to PWRDF, the Canadian government will put one dollar into its Syria Emergency Relief Fund.
Donations can be made in the following ways:
On-line Go to http://pwrdf.org/donate
PWRDF Donations 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 Mail Please make cheques payable to PWRDF, Syria Response and send to:
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund  The Anglican Church of Canada 80 Hayden Street Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2
           Envelopes are on the back bookcase-these may be put in the collection plate and 
                      Don will send them in.

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 this refugee crisis. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to the situation at www.pwrdf.org.
Thank you for supporting PWRDF’s continuing work of providing relief to Syrian refugees

From the Synod Agenda Committee
Calling all artists and crafters

On Saturday, October 24, as part of the Diocese of Qu'Appelle's Synod gathering, we are holding an ART AND CRAFT SILENT AUCTION to raise money for an initiative in our companion Diocese of Muyinga, in Burundi.
Located in central Africa, Burundi is a small country, covering 27.834 km2. Burundi links Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa.  Its northern border is shared with Rwanda, the western with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the eastern and southern borders with Tanzania.  The plan is to build a health clinic in the province of Muyinga, Burundi.  The project will aid in the fight against poverty, will create jobs, and help to improve the hygiene, nutrition, and well-being of the population.  The main goal of this project is to improve the health of the population, something which is absolutely essential to the development of the country.
The participation and understanding of the Anglican Church of Muyinga are critical to the success of the project.  We wish to support them in this endeavour through prayer and monetary donations.
To that end, we are requesting donations of art work and craft items, completed by amateurs or professionals and by local artists or from farther afield.  If you have an item to donate, please contact Kate Berringer at 306.530.7312 or k.berringer@sasktel.net with the following information:
1.    Description of item, including size and artist's name, if available;
2.    Approximate value of donated item;
3.    Reserve bid amount, if any.
Kate will make arrangements with each donor re: delivery to St. Paul's Cathedral, where the auction will be held, prior to October 24. 
Everyone, whether a Synod delegate or not, is welcome to attend the auction during the day on October 24.   Bidding will close that evening, at a time to be determined. 
We thank you in advance for your support of this worthwhile endeavour!
Shelley Baron
Executive Admin Assistant
Anglican Diocese of Qu’Appelle
1501 College Ave
Regina, SK  S4P 1B8

Living the Mission Appeal: If you have any questions, problems or concerns, please speak to Donna Evans (Rector’s Warden), Evan Simpson, (People’s Warden) or Rev. Kim

-“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.