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St. David & St. Martin

Presbyterian Church




May 20th, 2018


Rev. George Zimmerman                       Music: Jennifer Channen                                                          


      BEADLE DUTY:    Elise Holloway                           

 GREETING TEAM:   Irene Sullivan, Monika Tocchi, Doris Toole

       LAY READERS:   David Wright, Rev. Mark Ward

     COFFEE HOSTS:   Alison Girard, Suzanne Hewitt, Katie King


Jo VanderZwan – May 23rd; Barbara Townson – May 23rd;

Anastasia Meta - May 23rd; Mary Kiruri – May 25th.

 FLOWERS: The flowers in the sanctuary are dedicated, by Mary and Jim Miller, to the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of Mary’s mother Mina Downs.

 CELL PHONES: In respect for where you are, please turn off your cell phone while in the sanctuary. Thank you.

 Today we welcome Rev. Mark Ward and his wife Rosalie to our service. Mark will be providing pulpit supply on a regular basis when George takes his one week off a month. Mark's first visit to our pulpit will be on August 26.

 Mark was born in the US and came to Canada in 1970 working as a high school history teacher before becoming a Presbyterian Minister for 22 years serving in Dunnville, Ontario for 12 of them. He retired from there at the end of 2014. He subsequently moved to Kanata to be closer to family.

 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: As George will be away this coming week Bible Study will be postponed this week but will resume on Wednesday, May 30th for the last session of this season. We will resume again in the Fall. The date will be announcement in September. If 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.      CALLING ALL FAMILIES WITH GRADUATES IN 2018: Please contact Sheila Major at 613-842-8349 or e-mail name, photo, graduating institution and next steps for each graduate in your family. Due no later than June 11th for publication on June 18th. The Saints are pleased to publically acknowledge and celebrate all those of our community who are graduating from any level of education to the next.

 8.      NEW ADDRESS:  Rev. Cedric & Elizabeth Pettigrew

208-615          Longfields Dr, Nepean, ON. K2J 6J3.

 9.      SESSION MEETING: Monday, May 21st at 1:30 p.m.

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

 11.  PRESBYTERIAN SHARING: Medical ministry in Nepal

“We serve, Jesus heals” is the motto of Tansen Mission Hospital in western Nepal, which serves a population of one million.  Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support Dr. Nicholaus Bauman, a surgeon appointed to the United Mission to Nepal. As part of the Tansen Hospital medical and surgical team, made up of Nepali and international physicians, Nick responds to referrals for gynecology, urology, and abdominal problems. Nick also teaches post-graduate students enrolled in the Medical Doctorate in General Practice. He shares, “Our faith community has always stressed the importance of mission, particularly the sense that our lives are not our own, but are gifts, and that we are entrusted by God to be stewards of this gift.” Nick is joined in Nepal by his wife Becky and their four children.


 May 27th – St. David and St. Martin’s 62nd Anniversary

 June 3rd – Communion

 June 17th – Church School Recognition Sunday

 June 17th – Father’s Day

 July 1st - Canada Day (10 a.m. Summer Worship time begins.)