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November 3, 2017

 

 
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PARISH NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Readings for November 5  - Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 * Psalm 121 * 
John 15:12-17 
   
Readings for November 12Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 * Psalm 70 * 
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 * Matthew 25:1-13
 
The Environment and Social Justice Committee thanks you for your support for the Out of Poverty Society last Sunday. We had delicious soups, salad, and pie and delivered $324 to Ed Pickersgill. You were very generous and we all enjoyed the visiting. Thank you!
 
Baked goods for the Snowflake Lunch 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). 
 
Special items of the month for the food drive are canned tuna, salmon or chicken, and the perennial favourite, peanut butter. Thank you everyone for supporting this important outreach ministry. Many thanks also go to Betty Lou Clark and Mary Ann Robinson for schlepping the donations to Chalmers Community Services Centre every week!
 
Get a jump on your Christmas shopping and visit the Community Bazaar and Craft Sale on November 18 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm here at St. Matthias & St. James. There will be a wide variety of vendors - jewellery, healing products, fudge, jams, baking, antiques, gifts, attic treasures,crafts, various Christmas items, small business products, the newly published book from Living Better on Less, and a luxurious gift basket and knitted hats in support of the International Animal Rescue's Orangutan Project. All proceeds go to Living Better on Less, a free program which teaches people how to consume less, spend less, and simplify their lives, while having a positive impact on the environment.  
 
The Days of Awe and Wonder study group meets on November 8 at 7:00 pm to discuss chapters 5-8. 

We are still 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 .
 
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. 
 
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   
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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 -
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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.