Sunday, 3 January 2016

CHURCH NEWS –JAN 1

-The office will be closed Jan-Mar.
-Rev. Kim is always available on his cell: 1-306-590-7222
-For hall inquires-Evan Simpson-306-621-9437

THOUGHTS & SMILES:
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

SERVICES, MEETINGS & EVENTS COMING UP:

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


Jan 3-Epiphany of the Lord-Morning Prayer-Donna Evans
            Isaiah 60:1-6   Ephesians 3:1-12          Matthew 2:1-12
Jan. 10-Baptism of the Lord-Rev. Kim
            Isaiah 43:1-7   Acts 8:14-17      Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Jan. 17-Epiphany 2-Rev. Susan
            Isaiah 62:1-5   1 Corinthians 12:1-11   John 2:1-11
Jan. 24-Epiphany 3-Rev. Kim
            Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10   1 Corinthians 12:12-31a   Luke 4:14-21
Jan 31: Epiphany 4
            Jeremiah 1:4-10   1Corinthians 13:1-13   Luke 4:21-30

Feb. 7: Transfiguration Sunday-Rev. Deacon Luanne
            Exodus 34:29-35   2 Corinthians 3:12---4:2   Luke 9:28-43       
       ANNUAL MEETING TO FOLLOW SERVICE-LUNCH PROVIDED
Feb 10-Ash Weds
            Joel 2:1-2, 12-17   2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10    Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Feb. 14: Lent 1-Rev. Kim
            Deuteronomy 26:1-11    Romans 10:8b-13   Luke 4:1-13
Feb.21-Lent 2-Rev. Susan
            Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18    Philippians 3:17—4:1    Luke 13:31-35
Feb. 28: Lent 3-Rev. Kim
            Isaiah 55:1-9   1Corinthians 10:1-13   Luke13:1-9

Mar. 6-Lent 4-Morning Prayer
            Joshua 5: 9-12    2 Corinthians 5:16-21    Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Mar.13-Lent 5-Rev. Kim
            Isaiah 43:16-21   Philippians 3:4b-14   John 12:1-8
Mar. 20-Palm Sunday-Rev. Susan
            Isaiah 50:4-9a    Philippians 2:5-11   Luke 23:1-49
Mar. 24-Maundy Thurs-7:00pm
            Exodus 12:1-14    1 Corinthians 11:23-26    John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Mar. 25-Good Friday-11:00
            Isaiah 52:13:--53:12   Hebrews 10:16-25   John 18:1—19:42
Mar. 26-Easter Vigil-7:00pm
                                             Romans 6:3-11      Luke 24:1-12
Mar. 27-Easter-Rev. Kim
            Acts 10:34-43   1 Corinthians 15:19-26   Luke 24:1-12

April 3-Easter 2-Morning Prayer-Rev. Deacon Luanne
            Acts 5:27-32   Revelation 1:4-8   John 20:19-31
April 10-Easter 3-Rev. Kim
            Acts 9:1-20           Revelation 5:11-14          John 21:1-19
April 17-Easter 4-Rev. Susan
                 Acts 9:36-43   Revelation 7:9-17   John 10:22-30
April 24-Easter 5-Rev. Kim
            Acts 11:1-18   Revelation 21:1-6   John 13:31-35
           
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   Jan. 28
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: Jan 2

Forward Day By Day  on the back bookcase


Please brings items to give to the:
THE GIVING HOPE TREE: Yorkton Schools...Toques, Mitts, Gloves, Scarves; Shelwin House...Baby & Children Items-clothes, sleepers; Blankets, Socks, Undershirts, Slippers, Socks, Underwear, Toiletries (new)            
 Tree will be up until Epiphany (Jan 6)      (located in the church)

 Feb. 7: Annual Meeting: Please hand in your written reports by Dec. 16
                Financial sheets will go to Don Geddes by the middle of Jan.


new  address:[We have a full ocean view watching the ships coming and going and tug boats in the harbour. Can see the ski hill lights on mainland at night.]
1040 Highview Terrace
Nanaimo, BC V9R 6K5
New Phone: 250-591-4876

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. , 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!
Diocesan Sponsorship Household Items NeededWe expect the Abbo family to arrive close to the end of this month.  We have secured a nice rental unit for the family in a good area.  Our sincere thanks to Jamie Halpenny, a parishioner of St. James Anglican Church for making this possible.  Occupancy date is November 15.  We are looking for donations of all household items to furnish the rental unit for the family.  If you can help with any in-kind donations, including twin beds, please contact Jamie at 306-949-0549 or e-mail her at jhalpenn@sasktel.net.  Let’s help the family make Regina their new home!


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.
To you be given all honour and praise, through Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord. Amen