Notices for Week of 12 September

Notices: 12 September, Proper 24

Dear friends,

This Sunday we will hear from the letter of James “what good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works?” As we consciously connect to the Love that we call Christ, we change. We become aware of a Larger Life that we are part of, and we begin to see this Life in every face and in all of creation. That is faith, what we have come to know. The “works” part is caring for and serving that Life in every person and in creation. Lets get to work at loving and caring for each other and every other.

Father Gerald+

Holy Baptism. Today we welcome into the Body of Christ: Hayden Max Adams and Eric Blair Adams. Let us commit to growing  together in the Love that is Christ.Remember to maintain physical distancing when coming forward for Holy Communion. 

Our Sunday Lunch Ministry has resumed. If you would like to volunteer to provide lunch following the liturgy, please contact Bob Bishop or Father Gerald.

Breakfast and Bible Study has resumed on Sunday’s at 9am. All are welcome to come along.  

Resurrection Yoga has resumed on Wednesday’s at 9:30am. 

Group Meditation has resumed on Wednesday’s at 11am. All are welcome. 

Children’s Church will resume on Sunday, September 26. This will allow time for the children to return to school, and to watch for any changing public health or diocesan recommendations. 

The altar guild has resumed its ministry. If you would like to volunteer to be part of setting up for Holy Communion and caring for the Oratory, please contact Father Gerald. 

Bishop Cy Pitman (stepping in for Bishop Sam) will be with us on Sunday, September 26 for the Consecration of our House for the Church. 

The Annual Jiggs & Reels Dinner will be on October 2/21. Tickets are $20.00 each and need to be purchased by September 26/21. Tickets can be purchased from Titania or Roy Mercer 222-5224. Cash or cheque. Eat in will be 6pm at the Emmaus Cafe with limited seating. There will also be take-out to be picked up between 4 & 4:30. When purchasing tickets please indicate if you have a bubble amount that you would like to be seated with and we will do our best to accommodate. Any donations to this fundraiser would be greatly appreciated. Following is a list of what will be needed:  Potatoes, Carrott, Turnip, Cabbage, split peas and Salt Beef. Monetary donations to offset the cost will be greatly appreciated.  

The Bereavement Course will being on Tuesday, September 28th, at 12:30 and will run for 5 consecutive Tuesdays at the Church of the Resurrection in South River.  This Course is for people who are grieving the loss of loved ones.  The Course is designed to help us understand our grief and give us some tools to help us deal with the pain of loss.  We also offer a Bereavement support group which meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12:30.   All are invited.  Please call ahead to Deacon Gladys at 5284247 or 6832266. Or Marion Smith at 5963667.  Covid protocols will be followed. 

You can watch and participate in our Sunday liturgy on our YouTube channel on our web page And also on our Facebook page.  

Depression is an illness that affects many families and communities. Let us learn more about the pervasiveness of depression, and how to be more supportive.

Anyone wanting a home visit, to discuss the life of prayer & spiritual living, 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 (  683-2266) if you know of anyone sick or shut in.

Deacon Janet Pardy is pastorally responsible for anyone in the Carbonear Hospital. Please let her know if a parishioner needs a hospital visit (, 786-0931).

If you have any symptoms for cold or flu, please stay home. 

Offerings can be dropped off at the Emmaus Cafe on Wednesdays between 1 and 3pm. 

Please financially support your faith community with eTransfer at; or sign up for auto deposit; put your offering in the mail (Box 142 South River, A0A 3W0)