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St. David & St. Martin

Presbyterian Church




April 15th, 2018



Rev. George Zimmerman                       Music: Jennifer Channen



      BEADLE DUTY:    Don Lloyd                              

 GREETING TEAM:    Brent and Heather Connolly, Jean Liberty                    

        LAY READER:     Ben Solomon

    COFFEE HOSTS:                                                                            

 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.

 7.      SESSION 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 welcome. 

9.      PASTORAL CARE MEETING:  Will be on Monday, May 28th at 10:30 a.

 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.


Prayer Shawl Blessing

We thank God for the flashing fingers and busy hands that constructed these acts of love and art, stitch by stitch.

Bless those who have donated the wool, given the time, and offered their prayers stitch by stitch in the creation of these shawls.

May God's grace be upon this shawl...
            warming, comforting, enfolding and embracing,

May this mantle be a safe haven... a sacred place of security and well-being...sustaining and embracing in good times as well as difficult                 ones.  

May the one who receives this shawl be cradled in hope, kept in joy, graced with peace, and wrapped in love.
             Blessed Be! Amen