Notices for week of May 14, 2017

I am the WayNotices: 14 May 2017, Easter 5
Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!

Today’s Gospel is an invitation to know more deeply who Jesus is; and as we know more and more who Jesus is, we come to know who God is; and as we come to know and experience who God is, we come to know our own deepest and truest Self. As we come to know the real relational Love that we are, and we surrender to that Love, and as we consciously “become” that Love, that Love will attract others to the church and it should grow and be an agent of change in the world for good.

A mother’s Love, like God’s Love, doesn’t give up on her children as they grow into their life. Today we give thanks for mothers whose Love, rooted in God, did not give up on their children.
Confirmation Rehearsal on Sunday, May 21 at 12:30pm in the oratory.
Bishop Geoff Peddle will join us on Tuesday, May 23 at 7pm for the Sacrament of Confirmation. All are welcome to come out and join in this celebration of more Love in God’s Spirit.
Buffet Breakfast Saturday, May 20.
Roy and Tania Mercer have recently been on a mission to Guatemala. They will give a picture presentation following liturgy and lunch on Sunday, May 28. They will give a report on our parish sponsor child, and on other children who are sponsored by parishioners.
When receiving communion from the chalice, in order to aide the eucharistic assistants, please guide the cup to your mouth with your hands.
Father Richard Rohr is a contemporary leader in the deepening faith and spiritual practice movement throughout the Christian church. If you would like a little more help and encouragement in deepening your own faith and spiritual practice, in addition to what is available in our parish, go to www.cac.org, and at the top of that page, subscribe to Father Richard’s daily e-mails. I highly recommend it.
2017 Vestry
Rector’s Warden: Terry Murphy
People’s Warden: Deanna Spicer
Treasurer: Winston Bishop
Secretary: Stacey Escott
Fund Raising Chair: Lynn Clarke
Tyson Pye
Bob Bishop
Roy Mercer
Jim Escott
Lorne Taylor
Marilyn Wilson
Sunday Lunches: All are welcome to stay after liturgy for a little bit of lunch and friendship building.
Sunday Community Lunch
14 May: Mother’s Day
21 May: Valerie Westcott
29 May: Pot Luck
4 June: Alfred and Glenda Efford
11 June: Kate and Loyd Mugford
18 June: Parish BBQ
The Annual Parish Golf tournament has been confirmed for Saturday June 17th at  Pitcher’s Pond. Registration and lunch at 12:00 with shot gun start at 1:00. To register or for more info contact Lynn Clarke at dan.lynn@nf.sympatico.ca or 683-1270.
Parish Annual Family BBQ will be on Sunday June 18th at All Hallows school following the liturgy.
Lavrock Camp: Just a reminder that the summer camps are fast approaching . As we are running just the two camps this year, space is limited and applications will need to be submitted early to secure a spot. You can find more information on the diocesan website http://lavrock.weebly.com/summer-camps.html
Pastoral/Spiritual Care is available to all who enter an Eastern Health facility. To avail of this ministry of the church, upon admission, you (or your next of kin) will be asked if you would like to receive pastoral care. If you answer ‘yes’ and state your denomination you will be added to the list of patients to be visited by the chaplain and/or pastoral visitor. If you answer ‘no’ your choice will be respected and you will not receive a pastoral visit. Should you later change your mind please advise the nurse or the Pastoral Care office at 777-6959. Chaplains are bound by the Protection of Information Act. Chaplains can only advise your parish clergy of your admission with your consent. For the past three years the Anglican, Roman Catholic, Salvation Army and United Church denominations have worked together to provide a First Call Chaplain for after hours calls (5pm-7am) at the Health Sciences, Miller Centre, St. Clare’s and Waterford Hospitals. The chaplain on call will respond and can make contact with the denominational chaplain if requested or needed. The denominational chaplain will continue to visit during regular daytime hours (7am – 5pm).
The Parish is looking for older pictures of the buildings of St.George, St.Augustine, St.Andrew (the old old one and the newer one), and All Saints. And old pictures of the various congregations and events. We are considering framing and mounting these pictures in the Community Wing of our church house.
“Blue Parking”: Please leave parking at entrance and all along the front of Cafe windows for those with disabled parking permits or families with infants.
Automatic deposit and Envelopes: Your responsible financial contribution to the parish is of course very important. Envelops are available on table at entrance to the Oratory.  For more information on automatic deposit, please talk to any of the financial team: Deanna Spicer, Lynn Clarke, Winston Bishop, or Father Gerald.
The Lord Jesus calls us to be a welcoming and Spirit-filled community. As we gather from Sunday to Sunday, and throughout the week,  please make the opportunity to greet and love those whom you don’t YET know.