Chimes (January 14, 2024)


Epiphany II

Lections: 1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 (Refrain: Your works are wonderful, O Lord); 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51

11:00 am: Welsh Eucharist

  • Officiant/Homilist: Archdeacon Nancy March
  • Readers: Keith Noel; Marilyn Lear

Hymns: 157; 70; 438; 61; 505

    Ministry & Mission at the Ascension

    • Our first 8:30 a.m. BCP service in January will be on January 21, 2024. This service will be followed by Ascension Café at 9:30 a.m.
    • Confirmation: The next Confirmation preparation class will be on Sunday, January 28 at 2 p.m. Confirmation candidates are reminded to make every effort to attend regular Sunday service.
    • Church Calendars: The Church calendars have arrived! They are $6 each and available for purchase after the 11 a.m. service each Sunday.• Parish Network Visitors: We continue to look for volunteers. To date, we have had two people respond. There are no in-home visits required, and phone calls to parishioners would be only once or twice a month. If you are interested in this ministry, please sign up at the entrance of the church or contact the office. Thank you.
    • Office Help Needed: Are you interested in helping in the office when the office administrator is away? We currently have a few people who can help and are looking to expand our list. If you can help, or would like further information, please contact the office. Thanks so much.
    • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: St. John's and Area Council of Churches is hosting an ecumenical service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Sunday January 21 at 2:30 pm at the Salvation Army Citadel on Adam's Avenue. A time of fellowship will follow. All are welcome!
    • Family Service and Fellowship: On January 28 at 11 a.m., we are having a family service. Following the service, you are invited to attend a time of fellowship in the Auditorium. Please join us for a cup of tea, a sandwich, and a chat as we ‘catch up’. Donations of cookies and sandwiches would be most gratefully accepted! All are welcome.
    • LAST DAY FOR CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS: If you are interested in honouring a loved one in our Christmas Memorial Booklet, today, January 14, is the last day information and donations will be accepted. Please provide your name, envelope number, and the name(s) of the honoree. If you lit a bulb at our Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing, your loved one’s name has been added to the Memorial Booklet. Booklets will be available by January 28, 2024.
    • Afternoon Card Party: The first afternoon card party of 2024 is tomorrow, Monday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m. The cost is $6 per person. Please bring along your own cards and baskets. Hope to see you there!
    • 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, January 24. 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.
    • Bereavement Services of NL Health Services, Eastern Urban and Rural Zones, invites people grieving the loss of a loved one to join an 8-week Bereavement Information & Support Group. There are three options available:
      • Tuesday evenings, January 30, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. (St. Clare’s Hospital)
      • Thursday afternoons, February 1, from 1:30- 3:30 p.m. (Pleasant View Towers)
      • Virtual option on Thursday afternoons, beginning February 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Zoom)

    To register, or for more information, please contact: (709) 777-6959 or email: [email protected]

    • Diocesan Anglican Men’s Association: There will be a service and dinner meeting of DAMA at St. Philp’s Anglican Church on Sunday, January 28, 2024. Dinner is at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by a service at 7:00 p.m. Bishop Sam Rose will be the guest speaker. This is open to all men of the diocese. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by January 25, 2024, to Gary King at 709-691-3902 or Harvey Hiscock at 709-697-5280.
    • 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.
    • Food Bank: The bins for food collection are empty! With food insecurity on the rise, we ask you to 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 Envelopes: Please remember to pick up your church envelopes for 2024 at the entrance of the church. If you can deliver any packages to anyone in the parish, we would be most appreciative. Thanks so much!
    • Services:
      • Epiphany III, January 21, 2024 @ 8:30am; BCP, @11:00am: BAS/HB/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