First Reading: Proverbs 31:10-31
Second Reading: James 3:13-4:3,7-8a
Gospel Reading: Mark 9:30-37
Anyone having garden hydrangeas to help with the Thanksgiving décor should have them to the church by noon hour on Sept 26th. They should be freshly cut. If pickup is required please contact Marilyn at 905-684-9671.
As Thanksgiving approaches we will be looking for fresh vegetables and fruit to be contributed towards the Thanksgiving décor display at the front altar. If anyone wishes to contribute please drop off your items by 12 noon on October 5th. Pumpkins, squash, Indian corn, and gourds all add a touch of colour. Fresh is best! so please do not bring the items to the church prior to October 5th as the produce will then be delivered at a later date to Community Care for use by their clientele.
All donations are gratefully accepted.
Audio Video Team
Currently, we only have two teams of two people, but we really need four teams. Please consider joining the group, knowing that any unintentional errors are always forgiven. Please speak to Sandra or Donald if you are interested in this opportunity. The best way to start would be to spend time observing in the AV booth.
We need your help counting after the gifts and offerings have been received, speak to Kelly Twerdy or Charmaine Herman.
On Tuesday September 21, Cathie and her team will be holding Eucharist at Extendicare 283 Pelham Rd . St Catharines at 2:30 pm and need your help with singing. All are welcome !
On Sunday, September 30 we will celebrate St. Francis Day with a service of Blessing of Home Animals at the 10:30 am worship service (no eucharist). Our guest preacher will be Dr. Marcie Toles, a Christian vet who operates Animal Health Services on Lake Street in St. Catharines. You are invited to bring your pet of any size or shape; stuffed animals can be blessed too! We will also take an opportunity to commemorate pets whom we have loved and lost–photos for a memory board are welcome. Envelopes will be available for those wishing to support the Farley Foundation (a charity that provides assistance with pet medical bills).
Those with allergies or discomfort with animals in church are invited to attend the 8:30 am worship service (which will include a celebration of the eucharist).
This year we will be making a quilt, bring your creativity. Scrap material needed. We will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
Next Session is on Thursday, September 20th 1:00 p.m.
Order forms are available on the table in main foyer of the church. Please return your orders as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your support! Note that the deadline for orders is September 24, 2018 for delivery on October 4,2018.
This year’s Annual Silent Auction is not that far away! In three months, on Saturday, November 17, beginning at 6:00 p.m. this major fund-raiser will take place! For it to be successful, we need donations from the parishioners/friends/relatives, of new or gently used items. Along with that, talents (cooking, hosting a dinner) or anything else you can think of to generate funds for the church is greatly appreciated! This has been very successful each of the past three years, so please consider at least one donation. There is a list posted on the bulletin board to indicate what you would like to donate, and the amount you would like for people to bid. (Please print!). We’ll keep you up-to-date as time goes on. Thanks so much!
Silent Auction Team
For those who wish to place flowers in the sanctuary, please sign up on the bulletin board in the front foyer.