Typhoon Haiyan: One Year Later On November 8, 2013, the most powerful typhoon to ever make landfall struck the Philippines. With sustained winds at over 230kph milions were displaced, thousands were killed. Entire communities lost their homes, their crops, their schools. Around the world, people watched the newscasts, and Anglicans in Canada responded with compassion and generosity through PWRDF to provide relief. Over the ensuing weeks, over $800,000 was donated to PWRDF for our work through the ACT Alliance and through our Philippine partners who were already providing food, water, shelter, sanitation and more to affected communities. It is now one year later, and the work of rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan continues. The work of distributing food and water, medicine and tents has ended. Now, the focus is on rebuilding homes, jobs, and communities. Communities like Kampingganon, where over 90% of the houses were damaged or destroyed in the typhoon, where 61 people have joined together to form a people’s organization working with the Farmer’s Development Center (FARDEC), a PWRDF partner already active in the region. The members of the organization are working together to repair each other’s houses with supplies provided by FARDEC. By working together, they can repair a house in about a week. A longer-term problem facing the fisherfolk is the damage to spawning grounds. Many mangrove trees, which provided shelter to spawning fish, were destroyed by Haiyan. The sandy seabed was also altered by the storm. Today, fisherfolk catch 2-3kg of fish per day when before Haiyan they could catch 5-10kg. They do not know when the fish populations will recover. In order to supplement their income, many women from the community now make seashell necklaces to sell to merchants or to the nearby tourist resort The work of recovering will continue for years in the Philippines, and PWRDF will be there alongside its partners, working with and supporting the Filipino people in rebuilding their lives, their communities, and their future. “I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ― John G. Diefenbaker Readers for November 16 1st Reading: Judges 4. 1-7 Wilf Fournier / Mallory Rzeznik 2nd Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5. 1-11 Sheila Forster / Richard Rzeznik Gospel: Matthew 25. 14-30 Lottie Knapp / Helen Hall Prayers: Ray Bray / Helen Hall Comm. Asst.: Dan Forster / Helen Hall Server: Eva and Katie Strohm Greeters: Lois Roberts / Hilda Williamson Musician: Daphne Bray / Linda Samland Pentecost 22 The Anglican Church of St. James and St. George Remembrance The Diocese of Kootenay November 9, 2014 The Most Rev. John Privett - Bishop Living Faith - Proclaiming Christ Growing Churches - Empowering Mission Watch and be ready, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. Matthew 24.42, 44 Daily Bible Readings Nov. 10 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Zechariah 9.1-17 Isaiah 11.1-16 1 Thessalonians 5.1-11 Judges 4.1-16 Matthew 25.14-30 Psalm 122.1– 23.4 Psalm 128.1-6 Our thanks this week to: Worship Schedule Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 30 Dec. 7 Dec. 14 Dec. 21 St. George and St. James: HE Bishop James Cowan St. George: MP—Wilf Fournier St James: MP-Maureen Karran Advent 1—Year B St. George: MP—Wilf Fournier St James: MP-Helen Hall St. George and St. James: HE Bishop James Cowan St. George and St. James: HE TBA Lessons and Carols St. George and St. James: HE Bishop James Cowan Parish Office Box 21 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 250-546-9366 1st. Reading: Sheila Forster / Ed Cummings Services 2nd Reading: Lottie Knapp / Eryn Kados St. George, Enderby, 9:30 am St. James, Armstrong, 11:00 am Gospel: Sandy Fournier / Maureen Karran Incumbent: The Rt. Rev. J. Cowan 1-250-812-7658 Prayers: L. Vancoughnett/ B. Stratford Wardens Servers: Eryn Kados Musicians: Daphne Bray / Linda Samland Greeters: Lois Roberts / Betty Stratford Maureen Karran 250-546-3622 Laura Courtemanche 250-838-7790 Ken Chapman 250-546-6937 Sheila Forster 250-838-6721 Comm. Asst.: Dan Forster / Katie Strohm Armstrong-Enderby Parish November 9, 2014 Service of Holy Eucharist Gathering of the Community …………... BAS p. 185 Processional Hymn Common Praise 5 Canticle Parish Music Book 81 Collect of the Day Eternal God, who caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning, grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen Proclamation of the Word 1st Reading: Joshua 24. 1-3a, 14-25 OT p. 215 Psalm: 78. 1-7 ……………..… p. 806 2nd Reading 1 Thessalonians 4. 13-18 NT p. 204 Gradual Hymn CP 455 Gospel: Matthew 25. 1-13 NT p. 28 Sermon Creed (said) p. 189 Prayers of the People Confession ………………………………………. p. 191 The Peace Celebration of the Eucharist Offertory Hymn CP 354 Prayer over the gifts Gracious God, your word to us is food indeed. Receive all we offer you this day, and let your loving-kindness be our comfort, for the sake of Jesus Christ, your living Word. Amen Eucharistic Prayer Sanctus CP 719 Lord’s Prayer ..……………………..…...……... p. 211 Communion CP 504 Prayer after Communion Living God, in the eucharist you fill us with new hope. May the power of your love, which we have known in word and sacrament, continue your saving work among us, and bring us to the joy you promise. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen Doxology ……………..………………………….. p. 214 Closing Hymn CP 659 Dismissal …………………………….................... p. 215 Thought for the Day There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else. - Peyton Conway March In Our Prayers: God of love and liberty, we bring our thanks today for the peace and security we enjoy, we remember those in our armed forces who faithfully have served and now serve their country. We pray for their families, and for ourselves whose way of life was won at such a cost. Make us a people zealous for peace, and hasten that day when nation shall not lift up sword against nation neither learn war any more. This we pray in the name of the one who gave his life for the sake of the world: Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Amen. In the Diocese of Kootenay we pray for John Privett: Archbishop of Kootenay; St. Paul's, Golden; Kootenay School of Ministry; EfM Canada: Cathie Hall, Director; Robin Graves, Administrator; Gale Quesnelle, Diocesan Co-ordinator. In the World Wide Anglican Communion we pray for Bermuda The Rt Revd Nicholas Dill. ACC: The faculty, students, and staff of the Vancouver School of Theology. ELCIC: The faculty, students, and staff of Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. ACIP: Pray for the congregation of St. Michael and all Angels, in the Diocese of Edmonton, the Rev. Stephen London, and the ministry of all its members. Amen Prayers for the sick: We give thanks for the many ways in which we are returned to health and strength in Christ's name. Today, we remember in our prayers: Eleanor, Elinor, Evan, Doreen, Nancy, Gerrie, Anthony and Pauline, Dorothy, Faith, Rhianna, Marie, Lois and Alex. We give thanks for the safe delivery of a baby girl to Anthony and Pauline. We pray for all who are sorrowful in body, mind or spirit, may they know of God's love for them in their difficulties and loss. Amen In our parish we pray for our Incumbent James Cowan; and In our parish we pray for lay people who lead worship and preach: Wilf Fournier, Helen Hall, Laura Courtemanche, Maureen Karran and Betty Stratford. May God grant them wisdom and grace in their ministry. Amen We pray: God of captives and pilgrims, you brought your people home from despair and gave them a land of freedom and plenty. Look in mercy on us your servants, deliver us from the prison of selfishness and sin, and bring us home to justice, sharing, and compassion, the realm you promised all the world in Jesus Christ the Savior. Amen Calendar: Nov. 10: Armstrong-Enderby Bible Study, St. George’s, 1:30 pm. A ride will leave St. James’ at 1:00 pm. All are welcome. Nov. 22: Meditation Workshop. See notice. Nov. 22: St. George’s Fall Tea. 1-3 PM at the Enderby Seniors Complex. $5.00 at the door. Meditation Workshop There will be a workshop on Nov. 22nd from 9:00 to 3:00 at All Saints Vernon in the Preschool Building. New to meditation: 9-12. For those with more experience: 1-3. For registration or information, please contact Jane Bourcet at [email protected] or leave a message at 250-542-9035. The cost of the workshop is $20 total for full or part day and will include a simple lunch. Please let Jane know if you wish to share in the meal as numbers are needed for lunch supplies. God has called many Canadians to share His love with children around the world through Operation Christmas Child -- and He has equipped us "to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" (Ephesians 2:10b) Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week is Nov. 17 to 23 so it is once again time to think of this project. Although over 100 million children have joyfully received this gift since 1993 there are still so many children that we could help put a smile on their faces this year. Please help once again to make an effort in giving a shoebox to a child and bring some joy into their lives. it is time to begin collecting. The deadline for our parish will be Sunday, Nov. 21. Reminder: for those who are unable to shop for these boxes, please speak to Betty Stratford. She and Maureen Karran will be “bulk shopping” and can fill a box for you. Seniors’ Drop-In Seniors' Drop In (55 +) is held every Wednesday 12 noon - 3 p.m. in St. James’ Church Hall. Come and bring your friends and neighbours for board games, good conversation and fellowship. Please also bring a bag lunch. Coffee and tea are provided. For further information, contact Betty at 546-0134. FOOD BANK Please remember to bring donations for our food bank hampers. All items collected will be blessed the last Sunday of each month and taken to the food banks. Here’s an idea! Buy an Askew’s gift card and then donate that to the Food Bank. Win/win/WIN! Garage Sale! St. George’s and St. James will each be holding a garage sale in the spring. Please think ahead and set to one side any item(s) you may have to donate. Dates to be announced.
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