St. David & St. Martin
October 21st, 2018
Rev. George Zimmerman Music: Jennifer Channen
GREETING TEAM: Rob, Bonnie and Randy Hayley
LAY READER: Jean Liberty
COFFEE HOSTS: Margaret Marks
Suzanne Hewitt – Oct. 21st; Charles Craig (80th) – Oct.
Jolanta Szaniawska (60th) – Oct. 25th;
Lyndon Mbenoun –Oct. 27th; Jakob Bouley – Oct. 27th.
FLOWERS: The flowers today are dedicated
to the glory of God and to celebrate the 13th birthday of Ryan Ekon, (18 Oct).
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.
note: No egg cartons are required at
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 meet in Rev. Zimmerman’s office on Wednesday
evenings (7p.m. to 8:30) If no new members join us in the evening hours we will
revert back to meeting 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
will be held in the Sanctuary immediately following the Service on November
4th. Purpose is to discuss the revised budget for 2018 and forecasts for 2019
& 2020. This is an outstanding item from our 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL
8. OFFERING ENVELOPES: If you
require offering envelopes please speak to Robert Philp. Robert’s contact
information can be found in the church directory.
9. ADULT FELLOWSHIP GROUP POTLUCK/
PLANNING MEETING: Will be held in the church hall on Saturday, November
10th at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to plan our
events for next year, so bring your suggestions for group activities. New
members are welcome to join The Adult Fellowship Group any time. Those
attending this event should bring an entrée
or dessert. George and Marsha are the organizers. If you can volunteer to help
with set up please speak to Marsha Zimmerman.
10. SESSION MEETING: Will be
on October 29th at 1:30 p.m.
11. REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE: November 11th.
12. LUNCH AND LEARN: November
13. ST. ANDREW’S DAY SERVICE: November
14. OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2018:Operation Christmas
Child is a hands-on way for Canadians to bless struggling children in the
developing world by filling shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school
supplies, and other items (see list of suggestions enclosed in the shoebox,
together with the instructional brochure). A personal note and/or photo
is/are also encouraged. The boxes are collected and distributed in the
name of Jesus Christ to children living in desperate situations. It is an
important way to remind children suffering as a result of war, poverty, famine,
disease, and disaster that they are loved and not forgotten.
Canadian shoeboxes will be shipped to 15 countries. This year, Operation
Christmas Child Canada has once again committed to send 20,000 shoeboxes to
Ukraine (Europe). Ukraine has a climate that is more similar to our own
here in Canada, so we are hoping that boxes sent to Ukraine will have some warm
items such as toques, mittens, warm socks, etc. Please attach a label on top of
the box clearly marked “UKRAINE”. The boxes and instructional brochures can be
picked up in the social room (across from the sanctuary). Once you have
filled your box please donate a minimum of $10 per box which helps cover the
costs of shipping and other related costs. Please make one combined
donation by cheque or cash for multiple shoeboxes and place the donation in
an envelope inside your shoebox, on top of the items. For your donation online go to: https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child and click on “Donate to OCC”.
There is no need to include the donation receipt in the shoebox.
Tax-deductible receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. The
boxes are available in the social room today and the last day for returning
them is Sunday November 11, 2018. If you need help or have any questions see Irene Sullivan
or call/email her at 613-749-5534/ firstname.lastname@example.org.