The Parish News for Sunday, May 20


The Parish News
Sunday, May 20, 2012


This Sunday

8:15 am, The Early Service, Holy Communion (said), using the Book of Common Prayer. 
8:45 am, Let's Pray, a prayer gathering in the chapel
9:30 am, The Discovery Service. A less formal service with our worship band and Holy Eucharist.
11:00 am, The Choral Service. The best of the classic Anglican choral and liturgical traditions.
Sermon Series for the Sundays of Easter: "The Seven Attitudes of The Sent Church" 
Normaliz*ED: "Whenever you enter a town ..."  The speaker and presiding celebrant will be the Rev. David Anderson.
 

Youth Group Fundraising - Breakfasts in May!

 On Sunday morning come and have a hot or cold breakfast in the Lidgey Room, served from 9 to 11am. This event being brought to you by the St John's Youth Group and is a fundraiser for the mission trip to Charleston, West Virginia this July. Donations of food, drinks, and baking welcome -- contact Sarah Wayland or Emily Hill


Messy Church News

There will be a Messy Church planning meeting on Thursday, May 24 at 7pm to organize our MC Team.  All are welcome to attend!  For more information, please contact Sue or Andy Kalbfleisch. 

Wings for the Summer - deadline May 25

 The summer edition of Wings will be published in early June so please start thinking of items you would like to submit. How about reviews of books, movies and other things that have helped you in your Christian life that you can recommend to others or stories about how God is working in your life and in our church? Articles should be no more than 300 – 450 words to provide space for pictures etc.  

St. John’s is Blooming!

Spring has definitely come to St. John’s church.  Make sure you don’t miss the spirea bushes by the crypt door – their bloom is spectacular this year.  And the hedge has undergone a major pruning to allow for much needed rejuvenation.  Members of the community walking by have been amazed at the positive change this makes and have been pleased to be able to enjoy our Bridal Veil spirea bushes and other signs of the season. Just another way of being good neighbours and partners in our community!
Deborah Rudderham
 

"The Jewish Jesus and the Christian Christ", Sunday May 27, 7:30 pm

A public lecture will be held at Westdale United Church, 99 North Oval, Hamilton presented by Rabbi Baskin, Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Anshe Sholom in Westdale. Cost: $5 per person' students free. All are welcome
Lynda Winter
 

Mosaic Concert - Thank You

Thanks to everyone who pitched in to make the May 11 community concert a wonderful evening. We collected $382 in donations for the Ecumenical Support Committee for Refugees, a local charitable organization that provides interest-free loans to newcomers to Canada to assist with payment of various immigration-related fees. Hooray! Please see the article in Wings with full coverage with pictures of this event.
Sarah Wayland
 

Children’s Festival Anniversary

 Children's Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Saturday, May 26th with a pot luck supper and chance to renew acquaintances. We are beginning at 4 pm with punch; enjoying a pot-luck supper at 5pm and beginning to clean up at 7 pm. Please come and be part of this event if you have been involved in any way. There's no RSVP....just bring a story or a memory to share as well as something for the supper.

Spring Fling Dance Party Fundraiser for Lucene Charles, Friday May 25, 8pm to ?

Dance party fundraiser for Lucene Charles featuring Backroom 11, at Club Absinthe (corner King William and Hughson).  You won't regret it - the band is fun and plays the music of greats such as Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and James Brown!  Dance if you want or just tap your foot and enjoy the live band (horn section and all!). Tickets are $15, cash bar, lots of door prizes. 

All proceeds from this event will go towards Lucene's legal fees to keep her united with her four children here in Canada. You can purchase tickets from Sarah Wayland, from Picks and Sticks on Locke St South, from Natura Day Spa in Dundas, or pay by credit card using Paypal at www.lucenecharles.wordpress.com. (The blog site also contains a link to the petition and Facebook page.)
Sarah Wayland


Mission Matters - Micah House is our Mission Focus in May. Remember the Walkathon, May 26

 Friends on the Move Walkathon is a major fundraiser for Micah House. It will be held in beautiful Gage Park on Saturday, May 26, 2012. If you don't want to walk, come for the BBQ. For details, go to micahhouse.ca or phone 905 296 4387.
Thanks from Parish Reps Sarah Wayland and Al Duncan
 

Hearts and Minds, Friday June 1, 6 – 8:30 pm

Dr Geordie Montgomery will speak on "How faith intrsects with the life of an emergency room doctor". It will be held at the home of Ranmalee and Pradeep Kulendran starting with a potluck supper. If you would like to come, please email Rosalee Van Staalduinen, our "contact person," or phone the church office, 905 522-0602 by Thursday May 31 at noon.

 


Jacob Moon in Concert at St John's Saturday, June 2 at 7:30pm.

 This amazing Christian artist and performer tours Canada, but he lives just a few blocks from our church! If you haven't seen Jacob in concert before, you won't be disappointed. Invite your friends and spread the word. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, funding to be used for the mission trip.

If you, or your family, friend or neighbour, would like to sponsor the concert and advertise a business, or product by placing an ad in the concert program please contact Kathy Anderson. The cost is $25 for business card size ad, $50 for half a page (5" x 4"), $100.00 for full page (5" x 8"). The revenue will be used to offset the cost of putting on the concert.
Kathy Anderson
 

Parish Leadership Caucus and Annual Calendar Planning Meeting

The date for our Parish Leadership Caucus and Celebration and Annual Calendar Planning Meeting is set now for Tuesday, June 19, 6:00 PM with dinner served at 6:30 PM. This meeting is a time for negotiating the calendar for the upcoming ministry season, so ministry leaders and others are encourage to plan ahead. We find it is much easier to find a good date for an event at this meeting, rather than trying to find a time later when planner of other events may be unaware. The evening normally includes discussion on a topic of interest to all leaders. Please r.s.v.p. to David Anderson.


Sunday, June 3, is "Survey Sunday"

Here at St John's we have used a tool known as "Natural Church Development" to assist us in growing towards and maintaining excellence in our ministries. Part of the NCD process is an annual survey. Please plan to be in worship on Sunday, June 3 and to stay for a few moments following the service to complete the survey. It is very helpful to have your feedback as we grow together.
David Anderson


Memoriam

The sanctuary lamp burns to the Glory of God and in memory of Elmer Peirce, loving father of Jean Shepherd. 
 

Next Week in the Parish, May 21 - 27, 2012

Monday
6:30 pm, Beavers
7:30 pm, Worship Band Rehearsal
Tuesday   
6:30 pm, Cubs and Scouts
7:00 pm, crafters
Wednesday
10:00 am, Holy Communion
7:00 pm, Youth Group
Thursday  
6:30 pm, Brownies
6:30 pm, Parish Nurse Office hours
Friday
47th Scouting group sleepover
Saturday
8:00 am, Scouting Pariade
8:00 am, Bibles & Bagels and Stuff for Guys
3:00 pm, Children's Festival Reunion
Sunday
8:15 am, The Early Service 
8:45 am, Let's Pray in the chapel
9:30 am, The Discovery Service
11:00 am, The Choral Eucharist. 
Sermon Series for the Sundays of Easter: "The Seven Attitudes of The Sent Church" 
Kingdom*ED: "Cure the sick and say, ‘The kingdom of God has come near’”.  The speaker and presiding celebrant will be the Rev. David Anderson.
 

Upcoming Soon

  • Cinquefoil
    April 20, 2018

    Sacrifice | Five artists - One Theme | Doors and Bar open at 8:00 pm |  Concert begins at 8:30pm | Tickets $20.00 |

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018: The Fourth Sunday of Easter
    April 22, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service of Holy Communion in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, held in the Chapel of St. Michael and St. George (downstairs from the church proper).

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Eucharist and music by organ and the Parish Choir.

    The Assistant Curate, the Reverend Dr. Leonel Aboroa-Bolona, will be the presiding celebrant and Jody Balint, will be the preacher. This is our student, Jody Balint's, final Sunday with us. Come along as we bless her for her future in ministry.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    April 25, 2018

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer at the Nave Altar in the church proper.

  • The Commissionaires- Live on Locke
    April 27, 2018

    with opening act Aaron Powell | Doors open at 7:00 pm | Performance begins at 7:30 pm | Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door, Students and Seniors $15 |

  • Opera Deluxe
    April 28, 2018

    An evening of favourite opera arias and duets | Doors open 6:30 | Concert begins 7:00 pm | Tickets general admission $35, students $25, children under 12 free

  • Sunday, April 29, 2018: The Fifth Sunday of Easter
    April 29, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service of Holy Communion in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, held in the Chapel of St. Michael and St. George (downstairs from the church proper). The Assistant Curate, the Reverend Dr. Leonel Abaroa-Bolona, will be the presiding celebrant and preacher.

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist. The Rector, the Venerable Dr. David Anderson, will be the presiding celebrant and the Assistant Curate, the Reverend Dr. Leonel Abaroa-Bolona, will be the preacher.

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Matins and music by organ and the Parish Choir. The Rector, the Venerable Dr. David Anderson, will be the officiant and the Assistant Curate, the Reverend Dr. Leonel Abaroa-Bolona, will be the preacher.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    May 2, 2018

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer at the Nave Altar in the church proper.

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018: The Feast of Saint John the Evangelist: Patronal Festival
    May 6, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service of Holy Communion in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, held in the Chapel of St. Michael and St. George (downstairs from the church proper). 

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist.

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Festal Choral Holy Eucharist and music by organ and the Parish Choir.

    The Assistant Curate, the Reverend Dr. Leonel Abaroa-Bolona, will be the presiding celebrant and the Rector, the Venerable Dr. David Anderson, will be the preacher at all services.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    May 9, 2018

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer at the Nave Altar in the church proper.

  • Sunday, May 13, 2018: The Sunday of the Ascension: Jerusalem Sunday
    May 13, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service of Holy Communion in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, held in the Chapel of St. Michael and St. George (downstairs from the church proper). The Rector will be the presiding celebrant and preacher.

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist.

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Festal Choral Holy Eucharist and music by organ and the Parish Choir. Incense will be used at this service.

    The Reverend Canon Dr. Brian Ruttan, our Honorary Assistant, will be the presiding celebrant and or Rector, the Venerable Dr. David Anderson, will be the preacher at the Discovery and Choral services.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    May 16, 2018

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer at the Nave Altar in the church proper.

  • Sunday, May 20, 2018: The Day of Pentecost
    May 20, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service of Holy Communion in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, held in the Chapel of St. Michael and St. George (downstairs from the church proper).

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist.

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Festal Choral Holy Eucharist and music by organ and the Parish Choir.

    Our Rector, the Venerable Dr. David Anderson, will be the presiding celebrant and our Honourary Assistant, the Reverend Canon Dr. Brian Ruttan, will be the preacher at all services.