Weekly Newsletter - St. Georges Memorial Anglican Church

February 1, 2015
The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
MEMORIAL FLOWERS
The flowers at the altar are given to
the glory of God and in memory of
SERVICES
AT
ST. GEORGE’S
There are two principal services of worship each
Sunday morning:
8.15 am said service of Holy Eucharist from BCP
10.00 am choral service of Holy Eucharist
Weekday services:
Wednesdays 6.30 pm Evening prayer from BCP
Thursdays
10.00 am Holy Eucharist
8.15 AM SERVICE
Worshippers at the 8.15 am service are reminded
that it has been previously requested by those attending this service , that silence be observed, following the lighting of the altar candles until the welcome and start of worship.
BUILDING COMMUNITY
There are two upcoming opportunities for building
community as a parish.
Please mark your calendars:
Saturday April 18th - St. George’s Dinner
Saturday June 6th - Caribbean Gala
Both events will take place in the lower parish hall.
Watch the Standard for further details.
BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION
Adults considering baptism for themselves, and all
those interested in confirmation , should speak to
Fr. Anthony no later than Sunday, February 1st,
2015.
SCREENING FOR
RESPONSIBLE MINISTRY
All parishioners in leadership/ministry positions
within the parish must have a police check every
three years, in accordance with Diocesan regulations. Those persons requiring an updated record will be receiving a letter in the mail shortly.
Please complete the form and return it to Cowan
House as soon as possible.
PARISH EVENT PLANNING FOR 2015
This coming year will be a busy time of preparation
and parish events. All groups/committees planning
activities for 2015, should reserve appropriate
space as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment. Please be aware of diocesan and governmental regulations as they pertain to your event. Fr.
Anthony requests that he receive regular updates
for all activities.
SIDESPERSONS’ SCHEDULE 2015
The new schedule for 2015 is now available at the
back of the church. All sidespersons are reminded
to please pick up a copy.
2015 FLOWER CHART
The new 2015 Flower Chart has been posted in the
gallery. Those wishing to give flowers in thanksgiving, or as a memorial gift, should choose a date,
and clearly print your name and phone number and
other information on the chart.
Colour: Green
Parish News
ANNUAL MEETING OF
VESTRY 2015
The annual meeting of Vestry is
scheduled for Sunday, 8th February,
2015, following the 10.00 am service.
All those who have been active communicants at St. George’s during the
past 12 months, and are fully 16
years of age are eligible to vote at
vestry.
If you wish to have refreshments for
the meeting, please organize volunteers and notify the church office.
CLERGY PRE-LENTEN DAY
St. George’s will be the venue for the
Diocesan Clergy Pre-Lenten Day
Tuesday February 10, 2015. We will
be catering to over 130 clergy.
We are looking for people to help
with preparation, ushering at the service (9.00 am), serving of meals and
other tasks. If you are interested,
please call in your willingness to the
church office at 905-723-7875.
A sign-up sheet is at the back of the
church or contact Kaye Michaux at
905-434-8307 if you can assist with
serving and clean up.
A number of parking spots, in Cowan
House lot, will be reserved for visiting
bishops, guest speaker and other
participants on February 10, so volunteers are asked to please be prepared to make alternate arrangements. Parking in front of the parish
hall doors will not be permitted, as we
must provide accessible parking.
SECRET PRAYER PARTNERS
If you have not done so please
withdraw partners names from the
bowl in the Narthex For those of
you who are still interested, it is not
too late to fill out a form, deposit it,
then withdraw another name. The
idea is that you uphold that person
in thought & prayer throughout the
year and someone will do likewise
for you. February 8th will be
the last day to participate
and withdraw names. Thank
you for your support of this
prayer devotional. We offer
all our prayers in the name of
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Contact: Nancy Dunleavy for more
information.
OUTREACH NEWS
Please note that the First Aid Box at
the Centre Street entrance has now
been replenished. We would like to
thank Catherine Lofsky for her help.
Thank you very much to the Mansfield family for their donation of
$258.13 resulting from their theatrical production in December.
PRE-AUTHORIZED
REMITTANCE
FOUR REASONS TO CONSIDER PAR
 eliminates the cost of offertory envelopes, many of which are not used
every Sunday
remembering the ice storm last
year, givings are still received, even
during inclement weather
reduces the size of the task of
counting each week
minimizes the possibility of fraud/
theft (less money on the premises)
PAR forms are available in the pew
and from the back of the church.
Please remember to sign the form
and include a VOID cheque.
CLEARING SNOW
Occasionally we experience a sudden accumulation of snow in the entrance to the parish hall/church, from
the parish hall roof. If it is necessary
to clear the snow, please move it
away from the foundation and gardens, out to the lawn. Extensive
repairs were made to the foundation
this past year, and salt and chemicals in the snow will result in further
deterioration.
2014 TAX RECEIPTS
The 2014 income tax receipts are
now available for pick up from the
back of the church. If you need assistance, or have questions, please
speak to Barb Callery, the Envelope
Secretary.
REFRESHMENT COMMITTEE
The After Church Refreshment Committee needs two more Team Leaders to assemble an additional 2-3
volunteers (per team) to prepare coffee & tea and provide small snacks
following the 10am service. The commitment would be maximum once
every 7 weeks. This is a great way to
meet more members of the church
and contribute your culinary talents! Please contact Milena Holmes
at 905-449-6575 to join.
February 1- 7, 2015
WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES
WEEK OF
February 1st, 2015
7.00 pm
Wednesday - Evening Prayer
6.30 pm
Thursday – Holy Eucharist
10.00 am
Sunday Services - 8.15 a.m. & 10.00 am
SUNDAY, February 1st
Core Youth Group
MONDAY, February 2nd
Fr. Anthony’s Sabbath Rest Day
7.30 pm AA (Upper Parish Hall)
TUESDAY, February 3rd
12 noon AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
6.00 pm Beavers
WEDNESDAY, February 4th
9.00 am Craft Group
6.30 pm Evening Prayer
6.30 pm Cubs
THURSDAY, February 5th
10.00 am Holy Eucharist
12 noon AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
6.30 pm Scouts
SATURDAY, February 7th
9.00 am Intercessory Prayer (Cowan House)
NEXT SUNDAY February 8th
8.15 am Holy Eucharist (BCP)
10.00 am Choral Eucharist &
Annual Vestry
READINGS:
Isaiah 40.2-31
Psalm 147:1-12, 21c
1 Corinthians 9.16-23
Mark 1.29-39
Diocesan
OSHAWA NEEDS
YOUR HELP!
ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD
We Grow Food is a local grassroots
organization that promotes the
importance of growing our own
food and reconnecting community
members to our natural food
source. In 2014 they installed 30
family gardens and one neighbourhood garden (The Pepper Patch @
John and Albert St.)! In 2015 they
plan to help 2 South Oshawa communities install neighbourhood gardens! They need more volunteers
to help with various aspects from
planting to event organizing.
On Sunday Feb 8, 2015, God willing, Bishop
Philip Poole, Suffragan Bishop of Toronto, will
ordain Andrew MacDonald to the priesthood,
at the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 151
Glenlake Ave, Toronto (one block north from
Keele and Bloor Sts.) The service begins at
4:00pm. All are warmly invited to attend. A
reception will follow.
Andrew grew up at St. George's where he
attended Sunday School and was a dedicated
chorister, lector and lay reader. Since he is
the first candidate for ordination from St.
George's in many years, it would be a nice
gesture to send him a card and gift on behalf
of the congregation. At the back of the
church, there is a card for parishioners to sign.
Anybody wishing to donate toward a gift from
the church, please see Joan Powell or Susan
Wright.
Trent Durham Area
Community Events
ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER
Sunday, February 1, 2015
World
Luwero (Uganda) - Evans Kisekka, Bishop
MARY STREET SCHOOL
BREAKFAST PROGRAM
Ecumenical
Ireland, United Kingdom
The schedule for February 2014 is now available from the back of the church. Please
contact Jean Sutherland 905-725-9875.
Diocese
Bishop Linda Nicholls
Oshawa Deanery
All clergy and lay leadership in the parishes of
Trent-Durham
St. George’s Families
Richard - Sawyer
GATE 3:16
The Gate 3:16 Fall Newsletter is available in
the church and online at www.gate316.org.
The Gate 3:16 Outreach Centre is a drop in
centre for homeless people within Oshawa.
If you would like to receive The Gate Newsletter directly, please email office@gate316.org
or call (905) 432-5316.
Youth News
CORE YOUTH GROUP
The CORE Youth Group will meet Sunday February 1, 2015 at 7.00 pm, here at St. George’s
Memorial, in the lower parish hall.
February 20th
7.30 pm- 9.00pm
Parents’ Night at a youth conference
(registration required)
Experts speaking on
“Getting Inside Their Heads” : What’s going on
inside the teenage mind and
Saving Face(book): Being Media-Safe Parents
in the Digital Age.
http://todaysteens.ca/ or
http://sites.radiantwebtools.com/files/
todaysteens
ttc_parent_registration_form_2015.pdf
Contact Bernadette @ 289-9880370 or by email
volunteer.wegrowfood@gmail.com
to find out how you can become
involved. - www.wegrowfood.org -
THE MINISTERS OF
ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH
The Most Rev’d Colin R Johnson
Archbishop of Toronto & Metropolitan of Ontario
The Rt Rev’d Linda Nicholls Area Bishop
The Rev’d Canon Anthony Jemmott Priest in charge
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Ms Jann Finch - Rector’s Warden ext 103
Mr Earl Wotton - People’s Warden ext 103
Mr Steve Bowman - Deputy Warden
Mr Terry Dragomatz - Deputy Warden
Ms Susan Wright - Treasurer
Ms Barb Callery - Envelope Secretary
Mr Stephen Powell - Director of Music & Organist
Mr Frank Cormier - Sexton
Ms Cathy Reynolds - Chief Office Administrator
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The Trent Durham Area Day of
Celebration takes place Saturday,
March 7, 2015 at St. Peter’s,
Cobourg. Everyone from all parishes in Trent Durham are encouraged
to register for a wonderful day of
fun, fellowship and learning together. Bishop Nicholls notes: Our
theme: Seeking the Depths, will
help us to focus on our faith journey as individuals and communities.
We will draw on the gifts of clergy
and lay leaders across our Diocese
who come, “...to equip the saints
for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ until we
all come to the unity of the faith
and the knowledge of the Son of
God,. to maturity, to the measure
of the full stature of
Christ” (Ephesians 4:12,13)
The workshop sessions are divided
into two topics: Journey Inward
and Journey Outward and are 1 ½
hours in length this year. Come bring a friend - or bring a whole
group from your parish!! Deadline
for registration is February 26th so
register early to get your first
choice of workshops.
Registration forms are available
from the back of the church.