Isaiah 49: 1-7
Psalm 40: 1-12
1 Corinthians 1: 1-9
John 1: 29-42
Isaiah 9: 1-4
Psalm 27: 1, 5-13
1 Corinthians 1: 10-18
Matthew 4: 12-23
The flowers this Sunday are given to the glory of God, by Maureen Holleran, in gratitude for 85 years.
Next Sunday, January 19, all the names in the section where we pray for those who are in need will be deleted and only the names of those for whom prayers have been requested will be added to the white sheet. To be sure your loved one stays on the list (if desired), make sure to add their name to the Prayer Request list, which is the blue facing page. For now on we will purge the white list every month (as we used to do) and repopulate it from the blue list.
Our Annual Vestry will be taking place on Sunday February 9th. There will be one service, at 9:30 am, with Vestry immediately following. We plan to have the Vestry report ready for distribution on Sunday February 2nd. All group leaders must have their individual Vestry reports submitted to the office by January 20th, or they will not be included in the complete Vestry Report.
Come one, come all to a Parish Games Night! It will be taking place on Friday, January 24th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Talk to Stefanie for more details.
Mark your calendars, and tell your friends and neighbours that our next Messy Church will be happening on Friday February 7, from 5 to 7 pm. This Messy Church will have a Valentine’s theme!
Note—There are always colouring materials available at he back of the church for any little ones who need a break during worship.
We still have some Christmas decorations left in the bin. Don’t forget to pick yours up and take it home until next year.
As a follow-up to the screening of Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts, the Greater St. Catharines Social Justice Network invites you to some study sessions to be held at Transfiguration . These sessions are based on questions provided by the filmmakers, and consist of film clips and facilitated discussion. There are two sessions: Tuesday January 28 and Tuesday, February 11. Please RSVP to Karen Perry if you are interested in attending.
The February/March/April Forward Day-By-Day devotionals are here and available for pick-up.
Folks, as a result of the recent snow/ice storm, we have developed an “Emergency Notification Program.” We need to let as many people know as quickly as possible that an event at church has been cancelled. This may be due to inclement weather, cancellation of a program, or for whatever reason. Once a decision has been made to close, this program will go into effect. We need, therefore, to have everyone’s phone number and emails updated as soon as possible.
If you have any question whether church may be cancelled, for whatever reason:
- Check the church website.
- Check Facebook.
- Check your email.
- If inclement weather is the issue, check CKTB (610 a.m.) “Storm Desk.”
For those without email access, you will be notified by telephone.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change we seek. (Barack Obama).
Consider the ‘Buyerarchy of Needs”. Use what you have, Borrow, Swap/trade, Thrift shop, Make, Buy. The idea is to reduce consumer spending on hard goods, tools, clothing etc. Each of these categories involves the use of resources, packaging, freight, shelf space—thus consumption of scarce resources and creation of a carbon footprint.
Each one of us has the power to change—to not wait for politicians to legislate change, and to impress upon manufacturers and suppliers the need to improve products, packaging and distribution.
Please note that the Greater St. Catharines Area Candlemas Service of Light will be taking place on Saturday, February 1st At 7 pm in Market Square (91 King St, St. Catharines).