Bulletin for Sunday, August 25, 2013
Summer Notices: 25 August 2013
The summer Sunshine Campaign is an invitation for all of us to make an extra offering of $50 (or more or less) to help us get through the slower summer months. For more information or to make your donation, contact the rector’s warden Lynn Clarke at 786-1798, or the people’s warden Gary Myrden at 786-0232.
Thank you to those who have made a donation to our Sunshine Campaign. And Thank you to those who still plan on making that donation.
Our parish web page has been re-vamped and has a new look. Check it our at www.anglicanresurrection.com
Wednesday Cafe, Lectio Divina, Mass and spiritual Reading Group will resume on September 4. Spread the word.
Something new this fall, Father Gerald and Valerie will be offering the Parenting Course in All Hallows Elementary
School. Please pray for this outreach ministry.
Also new this fall, we will be doing the Alpha Course at Jungle Jims restaurant in Bay Roberts, beginning the first Monday in October. Please keep this outreach ministry in your prayers.
If you find yourself away from the parish during this summer season, please remember to offer your weekly free will envelopes before you leave, to make sure we can pay our bills over the summer (& also consider signing up for the automatic bank deposit program).
“Come and see” (John 1:39). Remember to pray about and encourage your family and friends to share in our community of faith.
Ministry Schedule for this fall:
Wednesday Cafe, Lunch, Mass, Lectio Divina and Reading Group will resume on September 4.
Back to Church Sunday: 29 September.
Alpha at Jungle Jims: will begin on Monday Sept 30.
Parenting Course at All Hallows School: will begin on Thursday Oct 10.
Bereavement Course: will begin on Thursday November 7.
Marriage Course: if interested
contact Father Gerald.
Wednesday Night Faith Sharing: will start in September.
Bereavement Support Group: Oct 10 (2nd Thursday of each month)
Living with Depression Support Group: Oct 24 (4th Thursday of each month)
Seniors Cafe: Oct 3 (1st Thursday of each month)
This fall the Anglican parishes of the Trinity Conception Bay Regions plan to acquire a shipping container, fill it with books, school supplies, clothes, building materials, etc. We will then send it to the school in Mahogany Heights in Belize. The container will be converted to a Worship centre and dining hall by a group of approximately 20 volunteers from this area. We estimate the project will cost approximately $25,000. We invite you to donate funds or materials to be used in this worthwhile project. Money donations for this mission are to be given through the parish. For the Material donations for the container, contact Canon Bill Strong.
12 Steps to Becoming an Inviting Church:
1. Vision – If every one of us invited a friend and they accepted we would double our congregation. Let’s do it!
2. I as the church leader am going to invite someone, will you?
3. Make sure every member of the church has had a personal invitation to invite someone.
4. Teach about how God connects people through friendship.
5. The power of your story – to re-remember who invited you.
6. Get every member to ask themselves the question – who has God been preparing in my life?
7. Practice the question – “would you like to come to church with me?”
8. Pray for courage to invite, and pray for those being invited.
9. Make the invitation.
10. Go and pick up your invited guest from their home.
11. Introduce them to friends over food and coffee.
Assume they are coming the following time you meet as a church and invite them again.
We Need Your Help
Do you think the work we do at the Parish of the Resurrection is important work?
Do you think that the work we are doing at the Parish of the Resurrection is having a positive impact on people’s lives and on the community?
If your answer is yes, then we need your help.
Did you know that it costs $12,000.00 a month for this parish to do its work and make its financial commitments (one of which is paying off our new and beautiful building that enables us to do the good work that we do). As of this date we are behind in our financial commitments. If we work together, we can make up most, if not all of this amount by the end of the of 2013.
We know that there is a lot of positive attitude in the community and wider region towards the ministry that we regularly offer. Translating that into financial support is part of our challenge. Another aspect of our challenge is that people in our culture of today are not necessarily regular in attendance on Sundays. Therefore our free will revenue
is not consistent, nor what it needs to be to meet our regular monthly commitments.
What can you do now to help?
Here are some options for you to prayerfully consider:
- Increase your regular offering.
- Provide post dated cheques for the Sundays you are not here.
- ****Sign up for Automatic Deposit ****
- Make an occasional donation to the building fund.
- Include the Parish of the Resurrection in your estate planning.
- Encourage your family and friends to join us in our journey of faith.
- Support our fundraisers.