Chimes (November 26, 2023)


Reign of Christ

Lections: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100 (Refrain: We are God's people, the sheep of his pasture.); Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46

8:30 am: BCP/HC

  • Officiant/Homilist: Archdeacon Nancy March

9:30 am: Ascension Café

11:00 am: BAS/HE

  • Officiant/Homilist: Archdeacon Nancy March
  • Readers: Fronie Squibb; Ed Somerton

Hymns: 109; 260; 380; 520 & 592; 378

Ministry & Mission at the Ascension

  • Advent Packages: This week, we have your advent packages available for pick up. These packages include a letter from Archdeacon Nancy, information regarding our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, a list of upcoming services and events and your church envelopes for 2024. If you are able to deliver any packages to anyone in the parish, we would be most appreciative. Thanks so much!
  • Advent Bible Study: If you are interested in attending an Advent Bible Study beginning on Wednesday, November 29 at 10:30 a.m. and continuing until Wednesday, December 20, please add your name to the list at the entrance of the church, email [email protected] or call the office at 709-368-5693.
  • Confirmation 2024: Confirmation preparation classes begin today for young people in our parish. There is still time to register your family member for confirmation 2024. Classes will be monthly, and confirmation will take place in the spring of 2024.
  • Bishop’s Writings: If you would like a copy of the Biship’s Advent Message, they are available at the entrance of the church.
  • Thank you: Thanks to all who contributed to the success of our regular card party on Monday, November 20. We raised $857.00
  • St. Margaret’s Boat: The boat has launched! This year, we are collecting items for Thrive. Thrive’s vision is meeting vulnerable individuals where they are, helping them go where they want to go, and supporting them to be who they want to be. Their mission is to assist vulnerable individuals achieve their full potential and enhance the capacity of social serving agencies. Thrive was established in 2001 and is part of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Community Youth Networks (CYNs). The CYNs were established to provide services and support to resilient youth 12 – 18 years of age who live in poverty and have limited access to mainstream programs and services. The items they are requesting are personal care items such as shampoo, deodorant, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine products, and men’s and women’s underwear (sizes s to plus). There is no need to wrap your donations. Please ensure that your items are dropped off by Sunday, December 17, as they will be presented to a representative of Thrive at the 11 a.m. service on that day.
  • Youth Group: On Friday, December 8, the Youth Group will meet at the Church of the Good Shepherd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Youth from ages 12 and up are invited to attend. See you there!
  • Breakfast with Santa: On Saturday, December 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., we are having Breakfast with Santa. Breakfast will include eggs, bacon, bologna, pancakes, toast, juice, tea, and coffee. Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and following this, there will be a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus for the kids from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets will be available after the 11 a.m. service or from the office Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, December 3.
  • Community Supper Take-out Meal: This is a hot, free take-out meal. The meal will be served from the entrance of the Church of the Good Shepherd on Richard Nolan Drive, on Wednesday, December 6. If you, or someone you know, could use a hot meal, please come by and pick one up. Meals will be available from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • All Saints Anglican Church: Coastal Sounds Choir Association are thrilled to announce, A Celtic Christmas, choral concert, and 10th anniversary Cantata, on Sunday December 3 at 7 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, Foxtrap. Special guests are Matthew Byrne and local members of NLESD. Tickets are $25 and are available on our website: Donations for the Community Food Sharing Association greatly appreciated.
  • Café of Memories: Join Lodge Westmorland, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society, as they host an afternoon of entertainment and refreshments for people living with dementia and their care partners. Tuesday, December 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Freemasons’ Hall, 115 Mount Carson Avenue, Mt. Pearl. This event is free of charge, but you must call to register as space is limited. Please call 709-576-0608 or email [email protected] to register.
  • Food Bank:  Please remember those in need! When you are picking up your groceries, please add an item or two and drop it in the food bank box at the entrance of the church. Thank you to all parishioners who have contributed to the food bank. Items are much needed and greatly appreciated!
  • Church Givings: If you have offerings for the church, you may:
    • drop them off at the drop box on the front steps (to the right). This mailbox is monitored regularly;
    • e-transfer to [email protected]. Be sure to indicate where you would like your donation allocated;
    • contact the office to sign up for preauthorized givings. Church number is 368-5693 or email [email protected].
    • If you have givings at home and you are unable to bring them to the church, please let us know and we will arrange to have them picked up.
  • Services:
    • Advent I, December 3, 2023 @11:00am (BAS/HE)

Other Documents

Anglian Church of Canada One Licence #733242-A Book of Alternative Services The Taizé Community Book of Common Praise GIA Publications Wee Worship Book The Iona Community CCLI License # 1733318Resources for Chimes from the above sources