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St. David & St. Martin

Presbyterian Church




March 18th, 2018


Fifth Sunday of Lent


Rev. George Zimmerman                       Music: Jennifer Channen



      BEADLE DUTY:    David Wright  

   GREETING TEAM:     Ron and Barbara Welke, Margaret Marks                                                                                                                    

                Lay Reader:    Sheila Major

     COFFEE HOSTS:    David Wright


Diane Dempster – March 20th; Ryan Hayley – March 21st;

Darlene Vaughan – March 22nd,

 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: Please note time change. The Bible Study Group will meet in Rev. Zimmerman’s office every Wednesday afternoon from 3 – 4: 30 p.m.  This is a trial change so if the new time does not suit or you have any questions please call Sheila Major at 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.      ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: will be held downstairs today following the morning worship service. Soup will be provided for lunch to those staying for the meeting.

 8.       ADULT FELLOWSHIP GROUP: Our next outing is scheduled for Saturday, 24 March 2:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Theatre to see the Phoenix Theatre comedy production “Stage Kiss”. Should be a humorous, entertaining afternoon. Following the play we will have dinner at the Trattoria Cafe Italia,

253 Preston St., just across from the Gladstone.Tickets will be distributed today.

 If there are any questions/concerns please speak to Doris Toole.

 9.      PALM SUNDAY: Service on March 25th at 11 a.m.

 10.  MAUNDY THURSDAY: Communion in the church hall on Thursday, March 29th at 7 p.m.

 11.  PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Our annual Pancake Breakfast will be served on Good Friday, March 30th. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. (freewill offering). The service will follow at 11 a.m.

 12.  EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE: Will be on Sunday, April 1st at 11 a.m.

 13.  LUNCH AND LEARN: St. David and St. Martin Church is hosting a Lunch and Learn Seminar on Sunday, April 8th at 12:30 p.m. The guest speaker is our own Linda Earnshaw, a Maters Olympic weightlifter in the female 45-49 years old category. Linda has been lifting for approximately 3 years in the Ontario Weightlifting Association. She is a two-time national champion currently holding six Ontario records in two weight classes and three Canadian records in the 75kg class.  She has qualified for the Masters Pan Am Weightlifting in Gaspé, in June 2018 and in the International Weightlifting Federation Masters Championships in Montreal in 2019 in the female 50-54 category.

 This event is free. Please bring your own lunch, coffee and tea will be provided. Family and friends are welcome

 14.  PRESBYTERIAN SHARING: A miracle of abundance

Like those who witnessed Jesus feeding the five thousand, members of the Northern New Brunswick Regional Ministry have experienced a miracle of abundance. The four separate congregations were each struggling in their own way until they came together to grow as one. Through Presbyterians Sharing, these partners in ministry are now sharing their gifts in ways that enhance, inspire, and build their communities. One of the congregations with established gifts in youth ministry recently sent a youth team to another ministry in the region to help them run a Vacation Bible School. What started out as a kind gesture ended up inspiring new leadership and sparking a whole new children’s ministry where there was none before. This is just one example of how these congregations, through gifts to Presbyterians Sharing, are growing together to share God’s love.