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St. David & St. Martin

Presbyterian Church

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

December 9th, 2018

 

 

     Rev. George Zimmerman                  Music: Jennifer Channen

                                                                                Dixie Road

                                                                  

       

         BEADLE DUTY:          David Dempster                                                        

   GREETING TEAM:         Rob, Bonnie and Randy Hayley

           LAY READER:         Barbara Welke                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   \

       COFFEE HOSTS:          Margaret Robert and Alison Girard

 ANNIVERSARY CONGRATULATIONS:

Neil and Linda Earnshaw will be celebrating their 27th anniversary on December 14th.

 CONDOLENCES:  Ena Welsh died peacefully on November 25th at the Bruyère St-Louis Residence in Orleans. A funeral service will be held here at St. David and St. Martin tomorrow, Monday, December 10th at 2 p.m.

 It is a great pleasure to welcome back Dixie Road to participate in our worship service this morning.

 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. Boxes are by the front and back doors. Please no clothing.

      Please note:  No egg cartons are required at present.

 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 will meet in Rev. Zimmerman’s office on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4:30.  If you have any questions please call Sheila Major at 613-842-8349.

 6.      CHOIR: The Choir practice in the sanctuary every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome, regardless of musical talent or training, to join us for great fellowship and music.

 7.      ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: will be held on Sunday March 17th following the morning worship service. In order to prepare and distribute the annual report we are requesting that all church groups within the Saints forward their reports to staceytownson42@gmail.com. The deadline for submitting reports is December 30th.

 8.      PASTORAL CARE MEETING: Will be tomorrow, Monday December 10th at 10:30 a.m..

 9.      ADULT DAYTIME SOCIAL: Will be on Thursday, December 13th at 10:30 a.m. Come on out to enjoy a social time and have lunch together. Please let Ellen Philp know ahead of time if you are planning to attend. Ellen’s contact information can be found in the church directory.

 10.  2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES: are now available. Those without envelopes, who require them, may obtain them from Robert Philp.

 11.  CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: Next Sunday, December 16th.

 12.  CHRISTMAS EVE FAMILY SERVICE: December 24th at    7p.m.

 13.  GRACEFIELD CHRISTIAN CAMP AND RETREATCENTRE: is looking for first aid attendants for next summer. Camp weeks run Sunday to Friday during the months of July and August. We ask that anyone interested have a minimum of standard first aid and be willing to complete a criminal record check. A discount can be offered to a camper attending the camp being volunteered for. For more information, please contact director@gracefieldcamp.ca.

 14.  THE PRAYER VISITATION TEAM:

 Leaders: Angele Lawson, Elise Holloway

 The Ministry:

To visit neighbours and congregants for a specific reason to offer prayers on their behalf: Healing, well-being, journeys, grieving, celebration, thanksgivings etc.

 Initiate the request through Angele, Elise or the minister by phone or e-mail. The team will contact and arrange the prayer time visit.

 15.  PRESBYTERIAN SHARING: Human Rights Day (Dec. 10)

In many parts of the world, girls face barriers to education and other opportunities to earn a living. In Afghanistan, Zarmina felt frustrated by her community’s belief that a girl’s place is in the home and not in the classroom. In an effort to make life better for her daughters, Zarmina participated in gender equality training with PWS&D partners. Zarmina shared what she learned about a child’s right to an education with other mothers, fathers and village leaders. As a result of her advocacy, the community now enthusiastically supports girls’ education. “We hope that one day there will be no child out of school, not only in our community, but in the entire country.”