Friday, October 30, 2015

November 2nd - Nov 8th, 2015

Events This Week

November 2nd, 2015
  Office is closed
  3:30 pm  Music Rental
November 3rd, 2015
  12:00 noon   Whitemud Deanery Clergy Meeting at the Church
   6:00 pm  Faith, Fun & Fellowship: “November Potluck”
November 5th, 2015
   7:00 am  Men’s and Women’s Bible Study @ the Bogani Café
November 6th, 2015
   3:00 pm  Corporation Meeting
November 7th, 2015
10:00 am  Lay Reader Training
7:00 pm   Malankara Rental
November 8th, 2015     Pentecost 24
   9:00 am   Holy Communion
  10:30 am  Holy Communion and Sunday School

                         
Faith, Fun, and Fellowship: Tuesday evening variety events at St. Margaret’s
·      Nov. 3rd: Pot Luck Supper 6.00 – 8.00 p.m. Just what the label says: come, share a meal and enjoy the company of your fellow Christians.
·      Nov. 10th: ‘War and Peace’ 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. Jesus calls us to love our enemies and pray for those who hate us; how do we put that into practice in the dangerous world we live in? Come, share your ideas and listen to others.
·      Nov. 17th: ‘Free For All’ 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. Continuing from last month, with room for new questions too!
·      November 24th: ‘Prayer Clinic for Beginners and Those Who Are Still Beginning’ 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. Bring your questions about the practice of prayer.


REMEMBRANCE DAY PRAYER SERVICE AND PRAYER WALK FOR PEACE

On November 11, 2015, people from various faith communities will gather to proclaim Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with goodas they remember, reflect and pray for peace in our world.
There will be an Interdenominational Prayer Service at McDougall United Church (10025 – 101 Street) at 6:00 p.m. Then at 7:00 p.m., participants will gather at City Hall in downtown Edmonton for the 7th Annual Prayer Walk for Peace. There will be four stops on the walk. The time of remembrance, reflection, and prayer will be led by members of four different faith communities.The prayer service and prayer walk are sponsored by the Edmonton Ecumenical Peace Network and the Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta.

All are welcome to the Prayer Service and the Prayer Walk for Peace.

For more information, please check out www.eepeacenetwork.org or contact Scott Key at (780) 435-1628 or scott.key@kingsu.ca.



Current Outreach Opportunities!
We are collecting coins (change) on Sundays to allow our World Vision sponsor children and their communities to have   special celebrations such as birthdays.
From now until Advent, we will be collecting socks, deodorant, juice boxes and healthy granola bars (no chocolate please) for the Youth at the Youth Emergency Shelter.
During Advent we will be stuffing cosmetic bags for the homeless.

Friday the Thirteenth of October! at 7.30 p.m. Tim, Carrie and Bill will again be performing a very special concert for Remembrance Day weekend, 'Songs of War and Peace'. All proceeds from this concert will go towards World Vision's efforts to rehabilitate child soldiers. Tickets are $10 at the door and are also available on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/songs-of-war-and-peace-with-tim-chesterton-carrie-day-and-bill-werthmann-tickets-19089474131


Looking Ahead
Sunday November 15th: Baptisms at the 10.30 service. 
Sunday November 29th 7:00 p.m. St. Margaret’s Christmas Variety Concert: in support of World Vision’s ‘Raw Hope’ project.
  
All Saints Cathedral: There will be a Licensing of Lay Readers on Sunday November 1st at 7:00 pm to which our own Brian Popp and Doug MacNeill will be re-licensed. Please join us to support and celebrate with the Lay Readers. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

November Roster

Coffee between services
Greeter/Sidespeople: T. Cromarty/J. Oujla
Counter: T. Cromarty/J. Oujla                                   
Reader: D. MacNeill                                                   
(Wisdom 3:1-9, Psalm 24, Revelation 21: 1-6a)
Lay Administrants: M. Rys/E. Gerber                        
Intercessor: C. Aasen                                                           
Lay Reader: E. Gerber     (John 11: 32-44)
Altar Guild (White): M. Woytkiw/L.Pyra
Prayer Team:  L. Sanderson/S. Jayakaran                          
Sunday School (School Age): M. Aasen           
Sunday School (Preschool):M. Eriksen
Kitchen: B&M Woytkiw
Music: M. Chesterton
Altar Server: E. Jayakaran

November 8th, 2015   Pentecost 24
Greeter/Sidespeople:The Schindels                        
Counter: D. Schindel/F. Chester                       
Reader: S. Jayakaran                                   
(Ruth 3: 1-5,4: 13-17, Psalm 127, Hebrews 9: 23-28)
Lay Administrants: D. MacNeill/B. Popp                                               
Intercessor: B. Popp                                   
Lay Reader: B. Popp              (Mark 12: 38-44)
Altar Guild (Green): P. Major/L. Schindel                            
Sunday School (School Age):K. Durance           
Sunday School (Preschool):M. Rys
Kitchen: E. McFall
Music: E. Thompson
Altar Server: G. Durance

November 15th, 2015  Pentecost 25 & Baptism
Greeter/Sidespeople:The Popps           
Counter: B. Popp/E. McDougall                       
Reader: S. Watson 
 (1Samuel 1: 4-20, 1Samuel 2: 1-10 (as Psalm), Hebrews 10: 11-25)
Lay Administrants: Gary Hughes/E. Gerber                                        
Intercessor: D. MacNeill                        (use Baptismal Intercession)
Lay Reader:  D. MacNeill      (Mark 13: 1-8)
Altar Guild (green/white): M. Lobreau/T. Wittkopf (Baptism)
Prayer Team: M. Chesterton/S. Jayakaran               
Sunday School (School Age):E. McDougall
Sunday School (Preschool):TBA
Kitchen:  M. Chesterton   (Hospitality providing cake)
Music: R. Mogg                                       
Altar Server: A. Jayakaran

November 22nd, 2015    Reign of Christ
Greeter/Sidespeople:The Aasens           
Counter: C. Aasen/M. Eriksen                                   
Reader: D. Schindel                                               
(2Samuel 23: 1-7, Psalm 132: 1-19, Revelation 1: 4b-8)
Lay Administrants: C. Aasen/E. Gerber                       
Intercessor: B. Popp                                   
Lay Reader:  B. Popp     (John 18: 33-37)
Altar Guild (white): M. Woytkiw/A. Shutt
Prayer Team: M. Rys/L. Sanderson                                               
Sunday School (School Age):L. Popp
Sunday School (Preschool): T.Laffin
Kitchen:  M. Rys            
Music: M. Eriksen
Altar Server: E. Jayakaran

November 29th, 2015   Advent 1
Greeter/Sidespeople:T. Wittkopf/B. Cavey           
Counter: B. Cavey/E. McDougall                                   
Reader: T. Cromarty                                               
(Jeremiah 33: 14-16, Psalm 25: 1-9, 1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13)
Intercessor: T. Chesterton                                   
Lay Reader:  E. Gerber   (Luke 21: 25-36)
Altar Guild (purple): P. Major/MW                                               
Sunday School (School Age):J. Oujla           
Sunday School (Preschool):J. Oujla
Kitchen: R&W Mogg                                    
Music: M. Chesterton


Friday, October 23, 2015

October 26th - November 1st, 2015


This coming Sunday we are very pleased to welcome the Rev. Scott Sharman as our guest speaker. Scott is the Anglican chaplain at the University of Alberta. Many of you will know that we make an annual gift to the U of A chaplaincy using some of the income from our cell phone tower; we have been doing this for some years and our parish is in fact the largest single contributor to the chaplaincy budget. We are looking forward to hearing an update from Scott about the ministry of the chaplaincy among students and faculty members. He will speak at both services and will be available to talk and answer questions afterwards, especially at the coffee hour after the 10.30 service.

After the 10:30 service on Sunday October 25th, help is needed with the following tasks at the Church:
·        Move the timber parking stops off of the asphalt parking lot for the winter season to accommodate snow removal;
·        Move the desk, tables, chairs, lamps etc. out of Tim’s office in preparation for carpet installation the next day;
·        Remove baseboard in Tim’s office and give a second coat of paint to repaired wall areas (will be done by Lorne);
·        Load trailer with old firewood, garden and flower bed garbage, shrub trimmings and dead trees to be taken to landfill.
Any and all help will be appreciated!
Thanks!
 Lorne Rice

Events This Week

October 26th, 2015
  Office is closed
   9:00 am  Carpet Replacement (Tim’s Office)
   3:30 pm  Music Rental
October 27th, 2015
   7:30 pm  Faith, Fun & Fellowship: “Quick Read: Jonah”
October 29th 2015
   7:00 am  Men’s and Women’s Bible Study @ the Bogani Café
October 31st, 2015
   7:00  pm  Malankara Rental
November 1st, 2015     All Saints Day
   9:00 am   Holy Communion
   9:45 am   Coffee between Services
  10:30 am  Holy Communion and Sunday School
 
                         
Faith, Fun, and Fellowship: Tuesday evening variety events at St. Margaret’s
Feel free to attend all of them, or any that interest you. Here is the schedule for November:
·      Nov. 3rd: Pot Luck Supper 6.00 – 8.00 p.m. Just what the label says: come, share a meal and enjoy the company of your fellow Christians.
·      Nov. 10th: ‘War and Peace’ 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. Jesus calls us to love our enemies and pray for those who hate us; how do we put that into practice in the dangerous world we live in? Come, share your ideas and listen to others.
·      Nov. 17th: ‘Free For All’ 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. Continuing from last month, with room for new questions too!
·      November 24th: ‘Prayer Clinic for Beginners and Those Who Are Still Beginning’ 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. Bring your questions about the practice of prayer.

Looking Ahead
Sunday November 1st: Remembrance of Those Who Have Died. On this Sunday we will have an opportunity to place a carnation on the altar in memory of a loved one or friend, and also to have their names mentioned in prayer and thanksgiving for their lives.
Sunday November 8th: Note that our Invitation Sunday for this day has been cancelled; services will continue as usual (and feel free to invite someone if you want to!).
Sunday November 15th: Baptisms at the 10.30 service. If you would like to be baptized or have a child baptized, please talk to Tim immediately (stmrector@gmail.com or 780-437-7231) so that preparation can be arranged.
Sunday November 29th 7:00 p.m. St. Margaret’s Christmas Variety Concert in support of World Vision’s ‘Raw Hope’ project.

Current Outreach Opportunities!

We are collecting coins (change) on Sundays to allow our World Vision sponsor children and their communities to have   special celebrations such as birthdays.
From now until Advent, we will be collecting socks, deodorant, juice boxes and healthy granola bars (no chocolate please) for the Youth at the Youth Emergency Shelter.
During Advent we will be stuffing cosmetic bags for the homeless.
We thank you for supporting any or all opportunities for Outreach!

Anglican Marriage Encounter Weekend
November 6-8, 2015 – Providence Renewal Centre
“Take your Marriage to a whole new level”.
For more information please contact Gary & Kathy Hughes at 780-435-3862. 

Youth Blog:- We are in need of HELP from the congregation! The youth discipleship blog is up and running (http://stmargaretsyouth.blogspot.ca). We are looking for volunteers to write short practical pieces for the blog, aimed at the youth, about their own journey as disciples. Please e-mail Tim, stmrector@gmail.com and he will post them on the blog.