Print E-mail

December 29, 2017

 

 
 
PARISH NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Readings for January 7 - Isaiah 60:1-6 * Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 * Ephesians 3:1-12 * Matthew 2:1-12

On Sunday, January 7 there will be one service only at 10:00 am, Choral Eucharist followed by a lunch, special Vestry meeting. and a movie and activities for the kids.
We have many people to thank this week:
X Laurie Douglas, Jenn Craig and everyone who helped with the sale of Christmas trees. We will have a full report in the New Year
X Altar Guild (and family members) and Russ Amey for making the church resplendent.
X Musicians and choristers for music that enriched our worship.
X And last, but far from least, the children who led us from Advent into Christmas with delight and enthusiasm at the Family Eucharist on  Christmas Eve.
 
And, as 2017 draws to a close, we look back on what has been a challenging but exciting year. Let us now look forward to 2018, our first full year as the Churches of St. Matthias & St. James the Apostle.
 
Rehearsal for families participating in the Epiphany service is on Saturday, January 6 at 11:00 am.
Pastoral Care Team meeting is on Saturday, January 6 at 1:00 pm.
Liturgy Team meeting is on Saturday, January 13 at 11:00 am.
The Garden Committee will start 2018 with their popular Oktoberfest sausage sales on January 7, prior to the special Vestry meeting.  The price remains at $3.00 per, or 2/$5.00.  Thanks to all who supported us in 2017.  We hope your appetites are even heartier in 2018!
Doors Open Guelph will be upon us soon enough and we need to settle on the design that St. Matthias and St. James want for the event.  Ideas have come forward regarding tour content, a musical component, some sort of art display, and food items produced in our kitchen.  Interested in helping at this planning stage? Join us Tuesday, January 22, at 7:00 pm or contact Beryl Holtam to add your suggestions, 519 265-1370, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
The church kitchen needs some attention. We plan to give the kitchen a thorough cleaning. Come and give us a hand. The more help we have the quicker it will be done. Join us on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 9:30 am. If you can help let Lynne Barker know,   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 519 824-5657.
 
Food Drive - Let's end 2017 with resounding donations of December's special items of the month ..... canned vegetables and - you guessed it - peanut butter.

 
 
Community News and Announcements

Saturday January 6.  Blanket Exercise at 10:00 am to Noon.  Hosted by Three Willows United Church, 577 Willow Rd.  The exercise walks participants through the history of relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.  Facilitated by Rhonda Johns, Elder from Six Nations, and Rev. Vicky Aldersley from Nations Uniting at Six Nations.  All are welcome.
 
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
519-822-1061, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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.
See what's happening on Facebook: