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October 27, 2017

 

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PARISH NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Readings for October 29  - Ecclesiasticus 44:1-14 * Psalm 34:1-10 * Revelations 7:9-17 * Matthew 5:1-12 
 
Readings for November 5 - Wisdom 3:1-9 * Psalm 121 * John 15:12-1
 
Introducing the new coat of arms for The Churches of St. Matthias and St. James the Apostle, with many thanks to Denby Evans .... cast your eyes to the top of this email. To learn about the symbolism click on Coat of Arms.
 
Plan to stay for lunch on Sunday, October 29 after the 11 am service. It is a fundraiser for the Out of Poverty Society. For those at an earlier service or those who cannot stay for lunch be sure to put your donation in the basket by the coffee urn downstairs. Ed Pickersgill is feeding 100 street youth daily from the back of a truck and needs help with renting a winter shelter since 40 Baker St. has closed. Thank you for doing what you can to help! 
 
 
Don't forget the  pick up for the Chicken Run  is Wednesday,  November 1 between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.  We raised $394 for the church. Thank you everyone for your participation  
 
 
On November 1 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, we are hosting dinner
on campus at the University of Guelph. We have the crock pots, but we could use some sweets and four or five people to visit with the students. Please speak to Reta Craig if you can help.
 

Special items of the month for the food drive are pasta, brown rice, and the ever popular peanut butter, preferably natural. Thank you everyone for supporting this important outreach ministry.
 
Are you able to help? The Snowflake Lunch Planning Committee is counting on all of our wonderful bakers to contribute to the bake table on November 4. We are asking for donations of cookies, squares, candy, small cakes, pies, tarts, preserves. There is a sign-up sheet provided in the Parish Hall - it is not essential to sign up, but it is helpful for us to have some idea what to expect for the table. Baked goods may be dropped off at the Parish Hall on Friday November 3 from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm or Saturday November 4 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Should you have any questions, please contact either Joan Barr (519-822-9541) or Joy Purdy (519-823-0966).
 
There will be several gift baskets, available at the Snowflake Lunch. The Planning Committee is putting a lot of thought into the contents which will be new and very desirable. To help offset the cost, the committee members have each contributed $5 and would be grateful for any small donations from parishioners to go towards the purchase of basket items. Should you wish to make a small donation to this fundraising cause, please contact either Joan Barr (519-822-9541) or Joy Purdy (519-823-0966). The deadline for receiving donations is Sunday October 29. 
 
We are looking for vendors for a Bazaar and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 18 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. St. Matthias and St. James the Apostle (86 Glasgow Street North) is hosting a fundraiser in the church hall for Living Better on Less. We are renting tables for $30 to anyone that would like to sell items such as crafts or gently used items. Please contact the church at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   if you are interested in renting a table.
The next fundraising concert is scheduled for Sunday November 12 at 7:00 pm. $20.00 advance/$25.00 door. Organ Recital - David Phillips plays music from France, Germany and Belgium by Marchand, Bach, Mendelssohn and Flor Peeters. Tickets available from Bonnie Milliner or Judy Greenhill after services or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 519-763-2494 to reserve.
 
If you have any pictures, stories, or celebrations you would like to share in our weekly emails, send them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
Many thanks to the Memorial Garden Committee for their hard work keeping the gardens looking beautiful and for feeding us regularly with Oktoberfest Sausages. Interested in helping? 

Contact Frank Bayne 519-824-7281.

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
GHS Evenings with History - "Wartime: The First World War in a Canadian Town." Author and historian, Ed Butts will be talking about his new book Wartime: The First World War in a Canadian Town. This book uses Guelph as a representative community to show what life was like for Canadians at home during the Great War. St. Andrew's Presbyterian, 161 Norfolk St., Guelph N1H 4J8. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm. 
 
Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 pm "Celebration 150! Guelph Chamber Choir is joined by four guest choirs celebrating Canada and Ontario's 150th anniversary with a gala concert featuring 240 singers and internationally acclaimed Guelph folk singer-songwriter James Gordon. 6:30pm: Pre-concert PodiumTalk with Dr. Gil Stelter presenting a fascinating image of Guelph in 1867 through slides, history and stories. At River Run Centre. For tickets call 519-763-300 or visit www.guelphchamberchoir.ca

November 7, War Memorial Hall , U of G 8 PM there is a free event to celebrate the Grandmothers' movement to end AIDS in Africa and to launch the book Powered by Love.  The event is sponsored by Cafe Philosophique, Guelph GoGo Grandmothers(4Gs) and The Bookshelf.  Come and hear stories from two South African grandmothers, encouragement from Ilana LandsbergLewis-Lewis of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and Sya Van Geest a local GoGo grandmother and storyteller.  For more information, visit http://www.gggg.ca/ or contact Sya at 519.831.8897.

 
The Reverend Canon Trudy Lebans
Priest-in-Charge   
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 226-821-1603
To read sermons and other blogs
 
Wardens
Reta Craig -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 519-220-5506
Laurie Douglas -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 519-837-8647 
Beryl Holtam - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,519-265-1370
Joseph Odumeru -
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 519-763-7595
 
Office
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St. Matthias & St. James the Apostle is an Anglican Church that is committed to living the gospel of inclusivity, restoration of peace and justice for all, and joyful engagement with all who do this work, both in the name of Jesus and with other sources of inspiration.