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St. David & St. Martin

Presbyterian Church




November 19th, 2017


Rev. George Zimmerman                       Music: Jennifer Channen


Beadle Duty:              David Dempster

GREETING TEAM:   Doris Toole, Monika Tocchi, Don Lloyd

Lay Reader:                Ed Campbell

COFFEE HOSTS:         Alison Girard and Elise Holloway


George Ngigi – November 21st; Phyllis Hayley – November 23rd;

Christie Ross- November 24th.

 CELL PHONES: In respect for where you are, please turn off your cell phone while in the sanctuary. Thank you.

 1.   SECURITY REMINDER: Please do not leave keys, electronics        or other valuables with your coats in the coat racks, or unattended anywhere in the church.

 2.      COFFEE HOSTS AND FLOWERS: If you can help with any of these please sign the sheets in the front entry.

 3.      FOODBANK DONATIONS: Food items in demand are pasta, pasta sauce, powdered milk, peanut butter and canned chick peas. Empty egg cartons are also needed. Boxes are by the front and back doors. Please no clothing

 4.      POP CAN TABS, PLASTIC TABS FROM BREAD AND MILK, AND EYEGLASSES: Please place in containers in vestibule. They are used to support the acquisition of wheelchairs for adults and children.

 5.      BIBLE STUDY GROUP: The Bible Study Group meets in the sanctuary every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. New members are encouraged to join us. If you have any questions please call Sheila Major at 613- 842-8349

 6.      CHOIR:  The choir practice, in the sanctuary, every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome, regardless of musical talent or training, to join us for great fellowship and music. No audition will be held.

 7.       NEW CONGREGATIONAL DIRECTORIES: are available for pick up in the Narthex or the Church Office. Please note that care should be taken to ensure that old directories are shredded before disposal. Where access to a shredder is not available the old directories may be returned to the church for shredding. A reception tray marked "OLD DIRECTORIES FOR SHREDDING" is located in the Narthex.

 8.      FALL CHURCH CLEANUP:  The Board of Managers is looking for volunteers to help Morning Break spruce up the building and property for the upcoming Advent and Christmas Season. We will be working indoors to clean the kitchen, washrooms and sanctuary; and outdoors to rake up leaves. Please be at the church no later than 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22nd and, if possible, bring your own cleaning/raking supplies with you.  Contact either Ellen Philp or David Wright for additional details.

 9.      CHRISTMAS BASKET PROJECT:  Our drive continues in order to raise funds to support families in need of extra assistance during this special time of year.  An example of a family we have assisted in the past is:  a mother who lost her job raising three children, one with autism.  If you need an envelope to submit your donation or an information sheet about the program, they are available on the table in the narthex.  Please place your envelopes in the collection plate.  Thank you for your support.  Barb and Ron Welke

 10.  OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – 2017: A warm thank you to all who participated in this year’s Christmas Child initiative. This year our Congregation delivered a total 52 shoeboxes. Your loving gifts to disadvantage and hurting children will ensure that 46 children in South America/Africa and 6 children in Ukraine receive a shoebox gift put together with love, and blessed by our Minister.  The shoe boxes were dropped off at the Collection Centre at the East Gate Alliance Church on Codd’s Road. 

 11.  SESSION MEETING: Tomorrow, Monday November 20th at 1:30 p.m.     

 12.  WHITE GIFT SUNDAY: is December 3rd.  Proceeds go to the Session Benevolent Fund which is used for people who come to the church for help. Special donation envelopes will be provided on December 3rd. If you require an envelope prior to this date please see Jim Miller.

 13.  CANDLELIGHT SERVICE:  will be on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:30p.m. Donations of squares and cookies, for the refreshment table after the service, would be greatly appreciated.

 14.  CHRISTMAS GOODIES FOR SICK AND HOUSEBOUND:  Morning Break will be coordinating goodies for our sick and housebound. Plates will be made up on Friday, December 8th at 9 a.m. Donations of cookies or squares for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.


 November 26th - St. Andrew’s Day service

 December 3rd – Communion and White Gift Sunday

 December 17th –Sunday school pageant

 December 24th – Regular service at 11:00 a.m.

 December 24th - Christmas Eve service at 7:00 p.m.