Notices & Events

Announcements – July 17, 2022

For your daily prayers –
O God, you have set before us the great hope that your Kingdom will be established on earth. So rule our lives by your Spirit, that our thoughts, desires, and acts may be according to your will.
May the power, the glory and the joy of your Kingdom be made known among all people. We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Worship Services will continue to be recorded and sent out via e-mail.
This week: Celebrant – Rev. Nichola; Eucharistic Ministers – Walter W. and Alana F.; Reader #1 – Jean
R,; Reader #2 – Marion M.; Prayers of the People – Alana

For In-person worship the objective is to move forward as safely as possible. Please respect each other’s personal choice and space. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and efforts to keep everyone safe.

Rev. Nic’s Outdoor Office: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am – 12:30pm
Rev. Nichola would love for you to pop by and say “hi.” This Summer! The office will be located next to the church hall.

The Prayer Team, of the Pastoral Committee of Saint John the Evangelist, has received many requests over the past few months. Our team has faithfully prayed for others in regard to ease of anxiety, comfort and support, healing from surgeries, and so on. We will continue to honour these requests, but we would also be very pleased to pray for God’s blessing on happy occurrences such as family reunions, anticipated births, “milestone” birthdays, etc.
Sometimes a special event, perhaps moving to new living quarters, can be stressful as well as exciting. If such a happening is in your future, we would be glad to pray you through it.
The Prayer Team can be contacted through Rev. Nichola, Bishop Sue, Jacalyn, or Marion McKinnon.

Mother’s Union: Again this year, our Mothers’ Union group would like to continue our support of the school in Kugaaruk, NU. We are collecting school supplies and Indoor sneakers. We will be asked for donations of new or GENTLY used sneakers in all sizes. Yard sale season is upon us.
Lots of opportunity to pick up a pair or two, for a great deal if you don’t have any at home that you are able to donate. Thank you to all who contributed last year. Your generosity (66 pairs) meant all
the children had inside footwear. The shipment arrived just before their first fire drill of the year and from the principal, “No one had to go outside during the drill in socks or bare feet.” The only way in and out is air and / or sealift causing the cost of everything to be extreme. For example, a $3 package of 8-10 Crayola markers here will cost $17 dollars there. Monetary donations to help pay for shipping are also greatly appreciated. Mark your offering envelope “Mother’s Union” or
use the Canada Helps button on our website, selecting Mother’s Union from the drop down menu.
There will be a box on the back pew for donations or you can drop them off at 676 Lakeview Avenue. Any questions, please, feel free to contact Michelle Flanagan – 902-880-2718 or michelleflanagan704@gmail.com

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

We are collecting clear prescription pill bottles with tops – labels removed – for a young boy who is a member of 1st Sackville Cub Pack. These bottles will be sent to Matthews Mission -located in the USA – for distribution in 3rd world countries. This is an ongoing mission. Please continue to bring them to church over the summer. Sheila King or Lois Whynot will collect them on a regular basis. Thank you.

Community Friendship Fair: We are looking for people to join the committee to plan the Community Friendship Fair in September. If you are interested please let Megan or Maxine know.

Greening Update: The project for the greening of the church grounds has begun. Interest is high in the parish for this project. We have had the drawing in church for the past several weeks and received some great ideas! 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 the area of the Hall sign. 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. We have had a suggestion for an area containing a bench or benches as well. We have started digging! Anyone that would like to
participate in the planning or actual planting please advise Craig Dickison.

Beacon House Christmas Boxes: We have been asked to contribute 50 boxes of stuffing mix this year. They are to be in the second week of November and we will start collecting in September. Watch for sales!

Mark the dates!
Ice Cream Social: Aug. 9th 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Ice Cream is free along with sauce, and decorations! Please bring food or a financial contribution for Beacon House.