Notices & Events

For your daily prayers

Psalm 67
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.
The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, has blessed us.
May God continue to bless us; let all the ends of the earth revere him.

Worship Services will continue to be recorded and sent out via e-mail.
For In-person worship the objective is to move forward as safely as possible. Please respect each other’s personal choice and space.
Below are the changes that are effective now:

  1. Masks are strongly encouraged but not mandatory.
    2. Please leave space (not necessary for 6 ft.) between you and/or your bubble to the next person.
    3. The offering plate will remain at the back of the Sanctuary. Please continue to place your offering in it as you enter.
    4. Communion: the congregation will come to the Chancel steps where the Server with the Bread will be in the centre and Servers with the tray of wine cups will be on each side. The congregation will come up the centre aisle, receive the Bread, and move to the wine on the
    same side as their pew, proceeding down the side aisle. Those with mobility issues should remain in their seats and communion will be brought to them. The use of individual cups will continue for the foreseeable future.
    5. Fellowship following worship will be held on the fourth Sunday of the month, when we meet in the hall. Tea, coffee and a celebratory cake will be provided. No other food items will be offered. This will be reviewed in the future as we move through spring and summer.
    We thank you in advance for your cooperation and efforts to keep everyone safe.

    PWRDF – This year we want to provide more clean water for rural communities in Kenya to improve health, reduce travel time to fetch water and to keep more girls in school. One well with a hand pump costs $1,200. This is our goal from February to June. Partnering with UTOONI,
    PWRDF are trying to keep girls in school rather than walking miles to get water and improve a village’s health with clean water. With PWRDF money and the Kingdom of God project and the anonymous donor, we have enough for one whole well. Can we do it? WE DID IT !!!
This is Bishop Sue in Tanzania some years ago but the pump is the same equipment as we just funded.
  1. Friends of PWRDF: We are all aware of the humanitarian crisis that is deepening since the invasion of Ukraine by Russian armed forces. PWRDF has already provided $20,000 in assistance through the ACT Alliance. Attached below is the url for those who wish to contribute to this cause: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E344492QE&id=45.

June 4th, 1pm we will be having a Pentecost Activity in the hall for families to make a Pentecost candle.  All are welcome.  Please let Maxine or Megan know by June 1st so we can have enough materials.

2022 Graduates:  please let us know if you have any graduates this year.  Email stjohntheevangelist902@gmail.com with name of graduate, where they are graduating from and their relationship to the parish. 

We are collecting prescription, clear pill bottles with tops to help a local Beaver Colony. Remember to remove your prescription labels from the bottle. The troop sends the pill bottles to Matthews Mission (USA) who sends them overseas to areas where they cannot obtain pill bottles
and instead have to use paper or other unsuitable vehicles to distribute medications. Sorry, we cannot take vitamin bottles. Leave them with Lois Whynot or Sheila King.

Yard Sale: There will be a yard sale in the Hall, scheduled for the third Saturday in June. Donations will be accepted the Thursday prior. Volunteers will be needed. More details will follow but in the meantime. Save your stuff!

Greening Update: Plans are moving ahead for the greening of the church grounds. Interest is high in the parish for this project. We are presently making a map of the area around the Hall to determine what needs to be done. The primary goal is to prevent erosion where the soil was
disturbed by the solar array installation near the new cemetery. A butterfly garden is one of the suggestions to be placed in this area. Others include simple ground cover and low growing evergreens. So far, we have been getting advice about using mostly native plants as the way to go as they require little maintenance once established. Once we have the drawing we will be looking for suggestions as to what should go where. We have had a suggestion for an area containing a bench or benches as well. Anyone that would like to participate in the planning or actual planting please advise Craig Dickison.

Mark the dates!
Vacation Bible Camp: July 4-8. More information coming
Ice Cream Socials: July 12th and August 9, 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Ice Cream is free. Please bring food or a financial contribution for Beacon House.

Upcoming:

May 29 – 1pm Parish Council in the Hall.