Saturday, November 24, 2018
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.
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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Sunday, Nov 4th 2018
St. Peter’s Alberton 9:30 a.m.
St Luke’s O'Leary 11.15 a.m.
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)
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