Announcements – May 14, 2023 – Easter 6

A Prayer for the week: Ruth Burgess

Risen Lord Jesus,
That night in the upper room with your disciples, as you looked around the table,
you knew who would betray you.
You knew who would desert you.
You knew who would be too weary to watch for you.
Yet you looked at each of your friends with love.
In our weakness, in our failings, in our weariness,
Still you love us.

Thank You – I wanted to say thank you to all for your prayers, best wishes, cards, phone calls and emails following my recent knee replacement. My recovery is going very well and I attribute so much of it to the many ways you have shown kindness. Sincerely, Debbie Gascoigne

PWRDF: Please remember this important mission outreach branch of the Anglican Church of Canada, each month with the blue offering envelope in your box. There are a large variety of programs supported, both long and short term. Also disaster relief projects as they arrive. More information may be found at

St. John the Evangelist Health Studies Bursary at NSCC:  We can’t fix everything but we can do something! Join all those who have already donated to the new St. John the Evangelist Health Studies Bursary at the NSCC. See the attached postcard artwork for details on donating. And thank you in advance for any donation you can consider!

 From the St. John’s NSCC Health Studies fund raising Committee – a special thank you.
          Our Committee wishes to send a huge thank you to the over 30 folks, Parish and friends, who made up the teams of people who made the Curry Fund raising dinner, Saturday May 6th, such an awesome success!! 
          It is tempting to mention names but we are afraid we will miss someone. We had advanced planning people, printing and advertising, ticket sales for a sold out dinner, food purchasing, Hall main room table set-ups and decorating – the room looked amazing, wine sommeliers – tuxedos and all, gift providers for the secret chair dots, door greeters, the ribbon committee, bathroom cleaner, the deep fryer group promoted to sous chefs, the steam tray set-up and clean up, the dinner servers in their black aprons with super smiles and great service, the chef with his numerous sou-chefs, the dish and pot and pan washers and the huge kitchen clean-up including the cooler, fridge and stove top, the announcer and story teller and the magician who entertained tables and announced that tips were expected as he manned the after dinner ‘free will offering’ box, the ‘free will offering box’ maker, and the list goes on…. You all know who you are so please accept our heart felt thanks for a job well done!!
         We must acknowledger, by name, Parish member, Sudheer Mamidi, and his curry chef skills. It was quite amazing to watch him prepare five different curry dishes for 75 people or more with an astounding variety of spices and so many onions without a menu or measuring spoon in sight – thank you Sudheer for offering to cook for this event!!
          Our committee wishes to report that after expenses this dinner raised $5,921.76 for the NSCC Health Studies Endowment Fund – what an accomplishment!! What a Parish – what a Team!!’

You are invited! Pastoral Care will be holding a Tea Party on Saturday June 10 from 11AM  – 1PM. Partake of  some goodies, have a visit with friends and enjoy some live entertainment. You are welcome to invite a friend or family member who does not regularly attend St. John’s to join you. We are limited to 60 people so we do ask that you RSVP by June 4 to or 902.865.9633. Fancy hats, frilly frocks and fashionable gloves are welcome!

Cemetery and grounds cleanup: Bring your rakes, pruners, shovels, etc. on Sat., May 27, 9am to noon. We will clear up leaves, branches and garbage. A Thank you BBQ will follow. Cannot make it the 27th? Come any time and clean what you can. Thank you!

Stewardship Thoughts: How you use your money reflects your stewardship of God’s creation.

Imagine if a $20 bill could only be used once. You walk into a store, pay for a basket of fruit and vegetables, and the clerk puts the bill through the shredder right before your eyes. “No wait! That can be used again,” you would say. But too late. By the time the words are out of your mouth, your hard-earned money is confetti.
        In a way, this is what happens when we use our money to buy products we use only once, then toss in the trash. When resources are wasted, so is money.
        There is a link between how we use our money, and how we care for God’s creation. The person who uses it and throws it away is a consumer. The one who practices prudent care of money and natural resources is a steward. Which are you?       Adapted from Kevin Dixon

We are still collecting clear prescription pill bottles with tops – labels removed – for distribution in 3rd world countries, on behalf of a young boy who is a member of 1st Sackville Cub Pack.  Please continue to bring them to church. Sheila King or Lois Whynot will collect them on a regular basis. Thank you.

Recycle Your Cycle Project – Community Outreach – If you have a new or used bike you would like to donate, it may be dropped off at Sportswheels, 209 Sackville Drive during open hours throughout April and May. Bikes will be cleaned, serviced and made ready for distribution to families in need in our community. For more information, visit

Logo Contest: Our church needs a logo for use on letterhead paper, posters, cards, etc. Something that identifies us as a church and part of our community. Can you come up with a good one? Want to try? Prepare your entry and send it to Alana Foster at (note email correction). All entries will be considered and judged by Parish Council. Deadline – May 27th. You could win an “allegedly fabulous” prize!

SAVE THE DATE! Vacation Bible Camp on the theme “How God Made Church” will take place July 10 -14, 2023 in the Hall from 9 am to 1 pm.  A suggested donation per child is $25. for the week.  (Maximum of $50. per family.) Please share this information with family and friends. All school agechildren are welcome!

Pentecost, May 28th! Join us at this special service in our church year, the time the Holy Spirit was revealed to God’s people. Wear red, orange or yellow in celebration of the cleansing fire!

Calling all Graduates! Graduation Sunday will be held Sunday, June 11th. It is hard to believe another education year is ending. A number of our youth will be graduating High School, College or University. We would like to honour these achievements so email the church at stjohntheevangelist902@gmail with the name, relationship to you (child, grandchild, etc.), where they are graduating, with what degree and any future plans. We need this information by June 4th to have the list of graduates ready for Sunday. A celebratory cake will be shared at coffee time.

Chair Yoga: Starting Friday, June 2 at 1 pm, Rev. Nic will lead a chair yoga session in the hall. All are welcome, so bring a friend!


Wed., May 17        1:30 am Sew and Tell, Lower level
7:00 pm Service

Thur., May 18     10:30am Communications meeting, Zoom

Friday, May 19      9:30 am Seniors’ Social, Hall;
Men’s Breakfast, Lower Level

Sun., May 21         8:30 am & 10:30 am Sunday Services