Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Sunday, December 9, 2018

This week's announcements


Today 12.30 p.m. – St Luke’s Church Council Meeting – St Luke’s Church Council meeting follows Worship.

Thu 13 Dec 7.00 p.m. – Parish Council Meeting – The next Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday, December 13th in St Luke’s Hall, starting at 7.00 p.m. All members should make an effort to attend.
Christmas Eve Services

6:30 p.m. at St. Peter's, Alberton

9:00 p.m. at St. Luke's,  O'Leary



Sun 30 Dec 10.30 a.m. – Parish Service – The service on December 30th will be a Parish Service at St Peter’s, Alberton, beginning at 10.30 a.m.

2019 Church Calendar – The 2019 Church Calendar is now available and will be located at the back of the church. Calendars are $6.00 each

Sunday, December 2, 2018

This Week's Announcements


Sun 2 Dec 7.00 p.m. – Christmas Cantata – Gordon Memorial United Church in Alberton will be holding their Christmas Cantata Sunday 2 Dec at 7.00 p.m. All are welcome.

Tue 4 Dec 11.00 a.m. – UCW Christmas Program – An invitation has been sent to all Anglican Women to join the Alberton Elmsdale UCW for a Christmas Program and Lunch on Tuesday 4 Dec at 11.00 a.m.

Wed 5 Dec 7.00 p.m. – Tyne Valley Community Choir – Tyne Valley Community Choir will be singing at the Gordon Memorial United Church on Wed 5 Dec at 7.00 p.m. All are welcome

Thu 6 Dec – Shoeboxes – Yes it is SHOEBOX TIME AGAIN!  The Mission to Seafarers is grateful to an abundance of individuals, congregations and community partners who provide the items to enable this heartwarming program to continue year after year. Shoeboxes include: HAT, SCARF, GLOVES OR MITTS, SOCKS, WRAPPED HARD CANDY (NO CHOCOLATE), SOAP, TOOTHPASTE, TOOTHBRUSH, SHAMPOO, SHAVING FOAM, RAZORS, DEODORANT AND LYPSYL, PLAYING CARDS, MEMENTO OF NOVA SCOTIA, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND OR CANADA. Remember there should not be any liquor, sharp objects, chocolate or flammables enclosed. Let’s all try and get some things together from the Parish to give to people who may well be thousands of kilometers from home at this time of year. Will you help?? If possible, boxes (unwrapped but with paper included) should be ready before December 6th so they can be transported to Halifax before the Ordination service.

Thu 6 Dec 7.00 p.m. – Dorothy Miller Ordination – Dear Friends, I feel truly blessed as I tell you that my ordination to  the Diaconate will be held on December 6th at All Saints Cathedral in Halifax at 7pm. Please know that you are all invited as I am ordained as a Deacon.  I truly feel God's touch as he prepares me on my journey to the Priesthood next Spring. 

Fri 7 Dec 11.00 a.m. – Christmas Tea – Gordon Memorial United Church will be hosting a Christmas Tea on Friday 7 Dec 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Admission is $7.00

Sun 9 Dec 12.30 p.m. – St Luke’s Church Council Meeting – The next St Luke’s Church Council meeting will be Sunday December 9th following Worship.

Thu 13 Dec 7.00 p.m. – Parish Council Meeting – The next Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday December 13th in St Luke’s Hall starting at 7.00 p.m. All members should make an effort to attend.

Sun 30 Dec 10.30 a.m. – Parish Service – The service on December 30th will be a Parish Service at St Peter’s, Alberton beginning at 10.30 a.m.

2019 Church Calendar – The 2019 Church Calendar is now available and will be located at the back of the church. Calendars are $6.00 each.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Bulletin Announcements - Nov. 25th


Sat 1 Dec 10.00 a.m. – St Peter’s Church Decorating – We are looking for volunteers to help decorate the church for Christmas. Now that the snow has arrived (a little early, but still welcome) let’s get together and join the church in welcoming the season, Christmas and The New Year.
Sun 2 Dec 7.00 p.m. – Christmas Cantata – Gordon Memorial United Church in Alberton will be holding their Christmas Cantata Sunday 2 Dec at 7.00 p.m. All are welcome.
Tue 4 Dec 11.00 a.m. – UCW Christmas Program – An invitation has been sent to all Anglican Women to join the Alberton Elmsdale UCW for a Christmas Program and Lunch on Tuesday 4 Dec at 11.00 a.m.
Wed 5 Dec 7.00 p.m. – Tyne Valley Community Choir – Tyne Valley Community Choir will be singing at the Gordon Memorial United Church on Wed 5 Dec at 7.00 p.m. All are welcome
Thu 6 Dec – Shoeboxes – Yes it is SHOEBOX TIME AGAIN!  The Mission to Seafarers is grateful to an abundance of individuals, congregations and community partners who provide the items to enable this heartwarming program to continue year after year. Shoeboxes include: HAT, SCARF, GLOVES OR MITTS, SOCKS, WRAPPED HARD CANDY (NO CHOCOLATE), SOAP, TOOTHPASTE, TOOTHBRUSH, SHAMPOO, SHAVING FOAM, RAZORS, DEODORANT AND LYPSYL, PLAYING CARDS, MEMENTO OF NOVA SCOTIA, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND OR CANADA. Remember there should not be any liquor, sharp objects, chocolate or flammables enclosed. Let’s all try and get some things together from the Parish to give to people who may well be thousands of kilometers from home at this time of year. Will you help?? If possible, boxes (unwrapped but with paper included) should be ready before December 6th so they can be transported to Halifax before the Ordination service.
Thu 6 Dec 7.00 p.m. – Dorothy Miller Ordination – Dear Friends, I feel truly blessed as I tell you that my ordination to  the Diaconate will be held on December 6th at All Saints Cathedral in Halifax at 7pm. Please know that you are all invited as I am ordained as a Deacon.  I truly feel God's touch as he prepares me on my journey to the Priesthood next Spring. 
Fri 7 Dec 11.00 a.m. – Christmas Tea – Gordon Memorial United Church will be hosting a Christmas Tea on Friday 7 Dec 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Admission is $7.00
Sun 9 Dec 12.30 p.m. – St Luke’s Church Council Meeting – The next St Luke’s Church Council meeting will be Sunday December 9th following Worship.
Thu 13 Dec 7.00 p.m. – Parish Council Meeting – The next Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday December 13th in St Luke’s Hall starting at 7.00 p.m. All members should make an effort to attend.
Sun 30 Dec 10.30 a.m. – Parish Service – The service on December 30th will be a Parish Service at St Peter’s, Alberton beginning at 10.30 a.m.
2019 Church Calendar – The 2019 Church Calendar is now available and will be located at the back of the church. Calendars are $6.00 each.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Commemorating 100th Anniversary of the Armisice

      This morning St. Peter's congregation rang the church bell to remember 100 years since the Armistice.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

All Saints Day Services


Sunday, Nov 4th 2018
St. Peter’s Alberton 9:30 a.m.

St Luke’s O'Leary 11.15 a.m.

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From PRAYING EACH DAY website (http://www.prayingeachday.org/Nov01.pdf) :

1 Today’s feastday of ‘All Saints’ isn’t about those who are publicly named as saints - each of those has their own feastday. Instead, on the Feast of ‘All Saints’ we think of many ordinary good people who walked with God in their daily lives, and who are now dead. Today is their feastday - the unmentioned saints - who now live in God’s presence. 2 In the early Church, “saint” was a name for a person whom today we would call a “committed Christian”. In the Bible - after the four gospels - we can find the word “saint” over 60 times. Each reference concerns living people who seek to follow Jesus. For example, Paul writes to some Christians: 3 “If any of the saints are in need, you must share with them.” Rom 1213 4 “To all of you in Rome whom God loves greatly, all of you called to be saints: may God our Father… send you peace.” Rom 17 5 This feastday of ‘All Saints’ also reminds us of our own potential, of what (hopefully) we are in the process of becoming. A Christian living 150 years after Jesus, wrote: “The glory of God is a person living fully.” 6 Paul writes to a group of “saints” - committed Christians - in the Greek city of Ephesus. He starts off that letter with the words: “To the saints who are faithful to Christ…” Eph 11 7 We’ll make our prayer today from other words in that same letter. 8 Let us pray: When I think of the greatness of God’s plan, I fall on my knees before God the Father. From his great wealth may he give us power through his Spirit that we may grow strong within. Through faith, may we discover that Christ has made his home within each of us. 9 Then, with our roots and foundations firmly built on God’s love, may we, with all of his saints, grasp just how wide and long and high and deep is Christ’s love. Yes, may we come to experience for ourselves the love of Christ so that we may be filled completely with God himself. 10 This prayer we ask of God who can accomplish far more than we could ever ask for or imagine. Amen. (based on Eph 3114-21)

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Weekly Announcement


Sun 21 Oct – Sacred Heart Parish Fall Harvest Meal – Sunday 21st October. Sacred Heart Parish will be hosting their Fall Harvest Meal. Roast pork with all the trimmings. TAKE OUT ONLY. Pick up from 12.00 noon to 2.30 p.m. in church basement. Adults $15.00, $10.00 Tickets available at Parish House – 853 2344 or from Jean Cahill 853 2884.

Fri 26 & Sat 27 Oct – Fare-Trade Gift Sale – Gordon Memorial United Church will be hosting the Fair Trade Gift Sale on Friday 26 Oct 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. and Sat 27 Oct 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Admission is free and for more information call Leona (902) 853 2090

Sun 28 Oct – House of Bishops Member Visit – On Sunday, Oct. 28, our parish will host two members of the House of Bishops of our national church which is meeting in Charlottetown this coming week. Bishops Michael Oulton and Barbara Andrews will be with us to preside and preach at both services. There will be a Potluck lunch to celebrate their visit at St. Luke's Hall following the service at 11:30 a.m.  Please note the time change.  Come and join us as we meet new friends and visit with a former rector of the parish (Bishop Oulton). 

Sat 3 Nov – MORE Mission School Module 3 – The Diocese is offering the next installment of the MORE Mission School Module 3 at St. Mary's in Summerside on Saturday, Nov 3rd. Please register online at nspeidiocese.ca or call Synod Office at 902-420-0171 to register. Registration deadline is October 31. All wardens, Synod delegates and DCS reps should make an effort to attend.

Thu 6 Dec 7.00 p.m. – Dorothy Miller Ordination – Dear Friends, I feel truly blessed as I tell you that my ordination to  the Diaconate will be held on December 6th at All Saints Cathedral in Halifax at 7pm. Please know that you are all invited as I am ordained as a Deacon.  I truly feel God's touch as he prepares me on my journey to the Priesthood next Spring. Sending you all a wish and prayer for a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

This week's announcements


Sat 9 Jun 10.00 a.m. – St Peter’s Council Meeting – The next St Peter’s Council Meeting is Saturday 9 Jun at 10.00 a.m. in St Peter’s Hall.
Mon 11 Jun 7.00 p.m. – 2013 Flashback: Song for Song – As part of the “Festival of Small Halls”, St Luke’s Hall will be hosting the “2013 Flashback: Song for Song” with well-known musicians Catherine MacLellan and Ian Sherwood. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. and the concert starts at 7.30 p.m. Tickets cost $25.00 and can be obtained from Adrienne MacDonald and Alberton Pharmacy. Come and enjoy a great evening of music.
Tue 12 Jun 11.00 a.m. – UCW Program and Pot Luck – United Church Women (UCW) would like to invite the Anglican Church Women (ACW) to a program and potluck on June 12 at 11.00 a.m. There is no requirement to bring any items to the potluck.
Theological Student - Dorothy Miller will be working in the parish for the next 12 weeks.  She will be setting up visits with parishioners. In the meantime she welcomes hearing from you.  If you would like her to visit you or if you want to set up a time to meet, her contact information is micdor04@yahoo.ca or she can be reached by phone at 902 698-1112. 

Monday, May 28, 2018

This week's announcements


Wed 30 May 10.30 a.m. – Bible Study Group – Dorothy Miller will be leading a Bible Study group in the Rectory on Wednesday mornings from 10.30 a.m. until noon beginning on Wednesday May 30th. If you are interested, please drop her a text or call her at (902) 698 1112 or email her at micdor04@yahoo.ca
Thu 31 May 7.00 p.m. – Parish Council Meeting – The next Parish Council meeting has been rescheduled to May 31st at 7.00 p.m. at St Peter’s Hall.
Sat 9 Jun 10.00 a.m. – St Peter’s Council Meeting – The next St Peter’s Council Meeting is Saturday 9 Jun at 10.00 a.m. in St Peter’s Hall.
Mon 11 Jun 7.00 p.m. – 2013 Flashback: Song for Song – As part of the “Festival of Small Halls”, St Luke’s Hall will be hosting the “2013 Flashback: Song for Song” with well-known musicians Catherine MacLellan and Ian Sherwood. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. and the concert starts at 7.30 p.m. Tickets cost $25.00 and can be obtained from Adrienne MacDonald and Alberton Pharmacy. Come and enjoy a great evening of music.
Tue 12 Jun 11.00 a.m. – UCW Program and Pot Luck – United Church Women (UCW) would like to invite the Anglican Church Women (ACW) to a program and potluck on June 12 at 11.00 a.m. There is no requirement to bring any items to the potluck.

Friday, May 18, 2018

This week's announcements


Thu 24 May 7.00 p.m. – Parish Council Meeting – The next Parish Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 24th at St. Peter's Church Hall starting at 7:00 p.m. Please email agenda items to Tracey Wood at the email address in the bulletin by May 18th. All parishioners are welcome to attend and join the discussions but not to bring new business to the table.
Sun 27 May 7.00 p.m. – Summerside Community Choir Annual Summer Concert – The Summerside Community Choir will be hosting their annual summer concert at Trinity United Church in Summerside on Sun May 27th at 7.00 p.m. They will also be hosting this event at Indian River Church on Sat Jun 2nd at 7.00 p.m. Tickets are on sale from any of the Choir Members or on the door. Please see Anna Buchanan for any further information.
Wed 30 May 10.30 a.m. – Bible Study Group – Ms. Miller will be leading a Bible Study group in the Rectory on Wednesday mornings from 10.30 a.m. until noon beginning on Wednesday May 30th. If you are interested, please drop her a text or call her at (902) 698 1112 or email her at micdor04@yahoo.ca
Mon 11 Jun 7.00 p.m. – 2013 Flashback: Song for Song – As part of the “Festival of Small Halls”, St Luke’s Hall will be hosting the “2013 Flashback: Song for Song” with well-known musicians Catherine MacLellan and Ian Sherwood. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. and the concert starts at 7.30 p.m. Tickets cost $25.00 and can be obtained from Adrienne MacDonald and Alberton Pharmacy. Come and enjoy a great evening of music.
Tue 12 Jun 11.00 a.m. – UCW Program and Pot Luck – United Church Women (UCW) would like to invite the Anglican Church Women (ACW) to a program and potluck on June 12 at 11.00 a.m. There is no requirement to bring any items to the potluck.

Monday, May 14, 2018

This week's Announcements


Upcoming Community Services
 Margaret Stewart Ellis Wing of Community Hospital, O’Leary: Tuesday May 15 at 2.30 p.m.
Phillips Residence, Alberton: Thursday May 17 at 1.30 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 
Thu 17 May 6.00 p.m. – Cemetery Clean Up – The Cemetery clean up at Holy Trinity Alma will be on Thursday May 17th at 6.00 p.m.

Sat 19 May 9.00 a.m. – St Luke’s Yard Sale – St. Luke's congregation will be holding a Yard Sale on Saturday, May 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Church Hall. If you would like to drop donations at the Hall, please contact either Cyndi Rix at 902-853-3782, Darrel Wood at 902-853-5100, or Marge Wood at 902-859-1577. Your support of this effort is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Thu 24 May 7.00 p.m. – Parish Council Meeting – The next Parish Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 24th at St. Peter's Church Hall starting at 7:00 p.m. Please email agenda items to Tracey Wood at the email address in the bulletin by May 18th. All parishioners are welcome to attend and join the discussions but not to bring new business to the table.

Theological Student - Ms. D. Miller will be working in the parish for the next 12 weeks.  She will be setting up visits with parishioner's. In the meantime she welcomes hearing from you.  If you would like her to visit you or if you want to set up a time to meet, her contact information is micdor04@yahoo.ca. 

Church Cleaning – St. Peter’s Council is asking for a $20.00 donation per family to help with the costs for cleaning the church for the year. Please place in the collection plate labelled as such or give to Raigh Callbeck.