St. George’s Saints Connection Sunday After Pentecost Sunday November 09, 2014 Remembrance Day

St. George’s Saints Connection
Remembrance Day
22nd Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday November 09, 2014
Next Sunday Readings: Judges 4:1-7, Matthew 25:14-30, Psalm 123, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Please join us for coffee in the Lounge after the 10:00 am service. All are welcome.
Memorial Christmas Flower Envelopes are now in the pews, please send in your requests before December
19th. Thank You.
General Announcements:
New – Next BAC Dinner Meeting Tuesday, November 11th (6:30 pm– Swan Auditorium). This year marks
the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. As a tribute to that event, our guest speakers Kathleen
Powell, Supervisor of Historical Services/Curator of the St. Catharines Museum and Dave Smith, a member of
St. George’s and of the Canadian Military Heritage Society will present “The Canadian Infantryman in the First
World War. When contacted by the telephone committee, please make a definite commitment as we require
an accurate count for the caterer.
Pies needed for the BAC Dinner. If you are able to bake a pie for the BAC dinner, please bring it to the
kitchen on November 11th. The BAC members and our guests sincerely thank all those who have provided such
delicious pies for past BAC meetings.
Synod Yesterday
Synod is the primary decision-making body in the Anglican church. Anglican churches are formed into
dioceses - a geographical grouping of churches - which are led by a Bishop. The Bishop works with the Synod
- the clergy of the churches and elected representatives of each congregation -- to make decisions governing the
church. Your synod representatives this year are Melissa Bowles, Corwin Cambray, and Nancy Little. Val and
I, and your lay representatives, met all day yesterday in Hamilton for our annual Synod meeting. You can
speak to one of these delegates if you have any questions about the decisions and work of Synod. And I
encourage you to look for a follow-up report from your delegates about the meeting.
Give the Gift of Reading: November 18th, 5-9pm, Chapters St. Catharines - Tell the cashier you are
supporting the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Gift of Reading program and 15% of your
book sales will be donated to support Niagara Regional schools and agencies.
For those who bring children to church: At Children's Liturgy on November 16th, we are going to be talking
about Offering. Please work with your children and help them to pick something, or draw something, that
represents their special talents or characteristics. (They can have the object or picture back after the service).
Super Tuesdays continue (last one). Our Bible study is "Gifts of the Spirit," and anyone can join in. We have
Youth Group and Children’s program for our younger participants
New Staff Person at St. George's: Based on a recommendation from our St. George's Finance Committee
which would see us begin to draw a percentage of the income from the Foundation Fund investment
(established in 2008), St. George's has posted this week a new job position which would begin here in January
2015. This Youth Music Director and Ministry Development Worker would work with John Butler and our
Ministry Team on developing an additional evening service – very much grounded in our Anglican traditional
while also looking to reach out to new people – as well as creating a Children's Choir. It is for this kind of
development work, strengthening and expanding our ministry, that the Foundation Fund was so generously
created. We look forward to sharing with you more about this new staff person and these ministry possibilities
as your St. George's Corporation works with our Bishop and Diocesan staff in the interviewing and hiring
Newsletter: We are going to start producing a quarterly newsletter in order to ensure regular communication
with our entire church community. Our first newsletter deadline will be November 16th for our inaugural
Advent edition. We welcome your submissions!
Christmas Dinner at St George’s is Back! - Once again we will be having Christmas dinner at St George’s.
If you would like to join Val, and her family please call the office so we can put your name on our list.
(905) 682-9232
Bazaar time is almost here, Nov. 15th is our big day !!!
Hats, mittens etc. and sewing items are needed for the Knitting and Sewing table. The Plant table needs a
variety of plants. Your Special Dishes are needed by The Foods of the World. Jewellery and nic nacs are
needed by Attic Treasures. Don't forget the Bottle Table, no homemade wine. The Bake Table is counting on
your delicious baking. Bring your gently used books as well as Gift Baskets. Dorothy Dundas wants your quilt
ticket stubs and money for the draws. Have you set aside some better treasures, do bring them. Come and enjoy
a delicious lunch, right in our own parish hall.
Thank you. Anne Mirynech
Annual Christmas Plant Sale
St George's BAC will again be selling Christmas Poinsettia plants. Order forms are at the back of the church.
Please place your order by Nov. 23/14. Plant pick up days will be Sat. Dec.6/14 and Sun. Dec.7/14. St. George's
BAC thanks you for your continued support.
Next Labyrinth - November 29 from 9:30 am. to noon.
Soup Sunday is back on November 16th after the 10:00 am service. Please join us!
Cubs & Scouts Pasta Dinner
Please come out and support 6th St. Catharines Cubs and Scouts "Pasta Dinner" on Monday, November 24 in
the Luxton between 5pm - 7:30pm. The cost is $5.00 for children under 12 and adults $8.00.
Includes: salad, pasta, meatballs, dessert and beverages. Tickets can be secured in advance from the Church
Office or at the door. All proceeds go towards 6th St. Catharines and our mission to educate and foster young
leaders in the community.
Memorial Flowers
The Flowers on the Main Altar are in memory of John & Alison Gallaway by Doug &
Lydia Gallaway.
The Sanctuary Lamp is lit to the glory of God & in loving memory of
Ray Shergold by Terry.
Upcoming Dates:
November 11th – Super Tuesdays (last one for
this year – fill out your evaluations!)
November 12th – Parish Council meeting,
7pm, Lounge
November 15th – Christmas Bazaar
November 16th – Newsletter deadline
& Soup Sunday
St. George’s Anglican Church
83 Church St.,
St. Catharines, ON
[email protected]
New Office email
November 22nd – Blanket Exercise @ St.
November 23rd – Guest Preacher: Bishop Mark
MacDonald, National Anglican Indigenous
November 24th Cubs & Scouts Pasta Dinner
December 14th - Lessons & Carols service
Bereavement Group
Wednesday’s 1:30-3:30
Krafty Korners meet on Tuesdays from
10-2pm. in the Lounge.
Bring a Lunch and join us.
Dorothy Dundas 905-684-4486
Sunday: 8am & 10am
Wed & Thurs: 12:10 pm
Soup Sundays are Back!
Sunday November 16
Sunday December 07th
Printing of the Saints Connection Compliments of Penny and Joe Steinman
Brokers, Royal LePage 905-688-4561