St. David & St. Martin
April 15th, 2018
GREETING TEAM: Brent and Heather Connolly, Jean Liberty
LAY READER: Ben Solomon
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: are taking a
Spring break and will resume on Wednesday, April 25th at 3 p.m. New members are encouraged to
join us. If you have any questions call Sheila Major (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.
MEETING: Monday April 23rd at 1:30 p.m.
8. LUNCH AND LEARN: Wheelchairs – More than Just Wheels. You are invited to the next Lunch
and Learn Seminar on Sunday May 6th, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. in the Church Hall.
Our guest speaker is Nicolas Forrester who will speak about the evolution of
wheelchair technology and its impact on wheelchair users and
caregivers. In addition, he will give a brief overview on the provincial
program that covers all mobility devices and will give tips on how to navigate
the health care system. Nicolas has assessed and serviced over
2500 individuals that required specialized seating and mobility products. He is the Vice President of Sales with Motion
Composites – a Canadian business that has developed the lightest and most
innovative wheelchairs in the world.
The presentation will last approx. 30 minutes
followed by a question and answer period.
This event is free. Please bring your own lunch, coffee and tea will be
provided. Family and friends are
9. PASTORAL CARE MEETING: Will be on Monday, May 28th at
10. PRESBYTERIAN SHARING:
April 15: Easing suffering in Bangladesh. Since the outbreak of state-led violence against the
Rohingya minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Safiri has been living in fear.
Her husband was shot and her entire village burned to the ground. One night,
fearing an attack by members of the army, she fled with her children across
dangerous countryside to the Balukhai camp in Bangladesh. Their arrival brought
new challenges—shelter conditions were miserable and food, water and sanitation
services scarce. Safiri’s story of suffering is hard to grasp, but her needs
for survival are very real. PWS&D, alongside Canadian Foodgrains Bank and
ACT Alliance, is helping Rohingya refugees like Safiri meet their basic needs
and find hope that life will once again be normal.
thank God for the flashing fingers and busy hands that constructed these acts
of love and art, stitch by stitch.
those who have donated the wool, given the time, and offered their prayers
stitch by stitch in the creation of these shawls.
God's grace be upon this shawl...
warming, comforting, enfolding and embracing,
this mantle be a safe haven... a sacred place of security and
well-being...sustaining and embracing in good times as well as
the one who receives this shawl be cradled in hope, kept in joy, graced with
peace, and wrapped in love.
Blessed Be! Amen