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St. David & St. Martin

Presbyterian Church




October 21st, 2018


     Rev. George Zimmerman                Music: Jennifer Channen



         BEADLE DUTY:         Elizabeth Fletcher                                                       GREETING TEAM:        Rob, Bonnie and Randy Hayley  

         LAY READER:        Jean Liberty                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        \

         COFFEE HOSTS:         Margaret Marks


Suzanne Hewitt – Oct. 21st; Charles Craig (80th) – Oct. 23rd;

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.

      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: 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 music.

 7.      SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: 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 MEETING. 

 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 18th

 13.  ST. ANDREW’S DAY SERVICE: November 25th.

 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.

 The 2018 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: 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/