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St. David & St. Martin

Presbyterian Church

ANNOUNCEMENTS

February 16th, 2020

 

Rev. George Zimmerman                   Music: Jennifer Channen

BEADLE DUTY: Charles Craig

GREETING TEAM: Grant Schaper and Valerie Buko,

Christie Ross

LAY READER: Ron Welke

 

BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS:  Happy birthday to Andy Zimmerman on Wed. Feb. 19th and Don Blaney on Sat. Feb. 22nd.

 ANNIVERSARY CONGRATULATIONS:  Happy anniversary to David and Diane Dempster on Mon. Feb. 17th.

 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: The sign-up sheets are posted in the front entrance.

 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, also to improve the school playground for handicapped children.

 5.             CHOIR meets in the sanctuary every Thursday at 7 p.m. All are welcome, regardless of musical talent or training, to join us for great fellowship and music.

 6.             BIBLE STUDY GROUP: The Bible Study meets on Wednesday afternoons from 3-4:30 p.m. in Rev. Zimmerman’s office.  If you have any questions please call Sheila Major at 613-842-8349.

 7.             ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: will be held on Sunday March 15th  following the morning worship service.

 8.             THE KENYAN PROJECT: Rev George is going to visit the Riara Ridge Presbyterian Church, Tigoni Limuru Kiambu north of Naroibi, Kenya 16 March.  The Session agreed to call for educational kits and health products to be gifted in person to a Kenyan school, a church, and a medical clinic.  Let's fill up his spare suitcase!  The suitcase is hungry for leg warmers, light weight mittens, toques, Polysporin, toorh paste (travel size).  Questions to be directed to Rev George, Jane Odongo, and George Ngigi.  Due date: end of February or when the suitcase is full.

 9.             WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE 2020:   The World Day of Prayer service for our area will be held on Sat. March 7, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran church, 270 Crichton Street in New Edinburgh.  Christians in Zimbabwe have prepared the service. Please see the posters on the bulletin boards or contact Elise Holloway at 613-745-0632 for more information.

 10.         LUNCH and LEARN: What is the United Nations???

You are invited to our Lunch and Learn Seminar on March 08, at 12:30 p.m. in the Church Hall.  Our guest speaker is Don McLean who will talk about the modern day UN which was established in 1945 as a by-product of World War II. The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States (the 5 Permanent Members) and by a majority of other signatories. The forerunner of the United Nations was the League of Nations, an organization conceived in similar circumstances during the first World War, and established in 1919 under the Treaty of Versailles "to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security." The League of Nations ceased its activities after failing to prevent the Second World War.  What does the modern day UN look like? How many entities are there under the United Nations umbrella? How many people work for the UN. Let us explore this and the guiding UN principles that navigates this global entity through wars, conflicts, poverty, the disenfranchised, gender inequality and children. This brief overview is meant to broaden the layman's understanding of the United Nations as it exists today.

 

PRESBYTERIAN SHARING: CY 2020: No End in Sight

This July, hundreds of youth, young adults and leaders will gather for five days of soul-satisfying worship at Canada Youth. They will enjoy unique expressions of faith in both large and small groups, inspiring keynotes and workshops, dynamic faith exploration and joyful celebration. For 20 years, CY has been a gathering place for all kinds of enthusiastic Presbyterians to worship, play, create, learn, dance, sing, act, make new friends, study scripture, share joy, reflect, pray and share. More than 4,000 people have attended the event since it began, and the impact has been felt across our church. Presbyterians Sharing provides support for this unique event which comes around once every two years. Let’s celebrate the vibrant ministry of The Presbyterian Church in Canada!

Presbyterians Sharing supports Canada Youth

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

March 1st            Communion

March 15th             Congregation Annual Meeting