Parish Notices for Week of November 12, 2017

remembrance Sunday 3Good day dear friends,

This Sunday we will be commemorating Remembrance Sunday, “blessed are the peace makers.” As we remember those who have given and are giving their lives in the service of those who cannot protect themselves in the face of such great evils on our planet, we do so knowing that peace in our world starts with peace within ourselves. Jesus invites us to follow him on the path of entering our own hearts, which opens up to the Heart – the heart of God, the heart of the Lover who knows us fully and loves us and heals us. It is only the Face of such great Love that can heal our wounded and broken world.

Love

Father Gerald+

Notices:  12 November 2017, Remembrance Sunday

We welcome the Brigus Sea Cadets and Legion members as we commemorate Remembrance Sunday. 

Monthly Pot Luck lunch following the liturgy. All are welcome.

If you would like to read a reading during the Sunday liturgy, or read the prayers of the people, contact Carole Saunders at carolesaunders@nlesd.ca  or Father Gerald.

Buffet Breakfast on Saturday, November 18 from 8 to 11am. All are welcome.

The Vestry will meet on Tuesday November 14 at 7:30pm in the St.George room.

Annual Christmas Auction will be on Saturday, the 25th of November in our Church House. Contact Deacon Gladys Harvey for tickets and more info.

Anyone wanting a home visit, to discuss the life of prayer & spiritual living, receive the sacrament of reconciliation, or any other pastoral need, please take the initiative and contact Father Gerald.

 

Deacon Gladys is pastorally responsible for those who are sick and shut in. Please let her know if you know of anyone sick or in hospital.

“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, Terry Murphy, Winston Bishop, or Father Gerald.

The Church needs your support. Please remember the Parish of the Resurrection when making your wills.

The Christmas Shoe Boxes will be blessed on November 12.

5th Annual pj and book giving celebration: Sleep Tight 2017. For more information and to make donations contact Lindsay Parsons at lindsayparsons@outlook.com. Accepting donations of new pajama’s and new books for the children of the Janeway and other children within our communities.

Please consider the Primate World Relief and Development Fund for donations to relief efforts around the world.

The website for the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund outreach for Christmas is

https://giving.anglican.ca/worldofgifts

The Knit Wits knitting fellowship group has started at a new time on Wednesday’s from 1-3pm. All are welcome.

Wednesday Community

9am Yoga

11am Holy Communion

12 to 2pm Scones and Tea

1-3pm Knit Wits

All are welcome!

On Wednesdays Holy Communion will be celebrated at 11am, followed by Scones and Tea. All are welcome.

Meditation: Is your mind working on overload? Do you go to bed at night with racing thoughts? Are you carrying your inner burdens and worries with you everywhere you go? Or maybe you would simply like to deepen your experience of life? Learning and practicing meditation is a means to bring inner peace, compassion and contentment into our lives as they are. If you want to learn more about this, a meditation group meets at 7pm on Sundays at the Parish of the Resurrection in South River. For more information, contact Father Gerald.

The Gospel Reading for Sunday, November 19 is Matthew 25:14-30.

Preparing for Sunday Liturgy invites soul care. One of the ways to care for our souls is to daily and prayerfully reflect on the Gospel reading for the coming Sunday. A recommended way to do this prayerfully  each day is:

  1. Listening – read the Gospel passage over slowly and twice. What ever word or phase shimmers or stands out for you, to stay with that word or phrase for a few minutes in meditation.
  2. Meditation – spend a few minutes thinking about what that word or phrase means for you and for the community.
  3. Thanksgiving – next, spend a few minutes in thanksgiving for whatever spiritual fruits that may have come out of your meditation.
  4. Contemplation – to conclude this time of prayer, spend a few minutes simply resting in your awareness of God’s love for you.

Financial Report

3rd Quarter Summary:

Total in:

$66,204 free will (down $2044 over same period last year)

$40,060 Fundraising and other (down $2,004 over same period last year)

Total Income: $106,664 (down $4049 over same period last year)

Total out:

$100,876 Expenses (down $4168 over same period last year)

$8666 Mortgage

Net Position: $119 up over same period last year.

For our 3rd quarter of 2017, our free will offerings and total net income are down approx $4000 over the same period last year and we find ourselves running a deficit of approx $3000. On a positive note, our expenses are down by approx $4000 putting our overall net position on par with last year. However, a downward trend in income is always concerning and needs our attention to get us back on track for the last quarter of the year. Our parish continues to do great work in our region. Please consider direct deposit as a way to support our parish ministries. We thank you for your continued support. Finance team.

Scent Free Environment: Many people now suffer from allergies. Please, when gathering in our House for the Church, refrain from wearing colognes and perfumes.

Ministry Schedule:

Breakfast and Bible Study: Sundays at 9am.

The Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Sundays at 11am.

Children’s Church: Sundays at 11am.

Community Lunch: Sunday’s at noon.

Pot Luck Lunch: Last Sunday of each month.

Christian Meditation: Sunday’s at 7pm

Pilgrim Course: Mondays at 7:30pm

Administration: Tuesday’s at 7:30pm.

Male Spirituality Group 1: 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Male Spirituality Group 2: 4th Tuesday of each month.

Yoga: Wednesday’s at 9am

Holy Eucharist Wednesday’s at 11am

Scones and Tea: Wednesdays from 1 to 3pm.

Knit Wits: Wednesday’s from 1-3pm.

Youth Choir: Wednesdays at 6:30pm.

Parish Band: Wednesday’s at 8pm.

Seniors Cafe: 1st Thursday of each month from 2-4pm.

Bereavement Support Group, 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30pm.

Buffet Breakfast the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8am to 11am.