This coming Sunday, March 6, is PWRDF Sunday. PWRDF works toward a truly just, healthy, and peaceful world by responding to relief and development needs on behalf of the Anglican Church of Canada. If you received the February issue of the Anglican Journal, you may like to read the portion called ‘Under the Sun.’ It is eye-opening to read about the successes achieved by this Fund and you may be inspired to give a little help as well to this worthy cause. (There are special envelopes provided in your yearly envelope package.)
- First, let me draw your attention to the opportunities given to aid us on our Lenten Journey, especially since today is Ash Wednesday.
- There will be the regular 11 a.m. Sunday services, (with the usual guidelines); and on most Sundays during the Lenten season there will be a guest preacher with a focus on a different Lenten theme each week.
- Rev’d Lynn will host the Stations of the Cross at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays (beginning March 9). She will lead, and we will follow along from our pew.
- There will be a Service of Compline at 8 o’clock on Wednesdays by the parishes of the Transmission (St. Mary’s, St. Michael’s and All Angels, Church of the Good Shepherd, and our own church). You can view the service at http://fb.com/anglicantransmission
- The Lent in a Bag Project is one we can all avail of whether we are attending the services at church or not. (The Lenten bags will be available today and on Sunday, March 6.)
- You are able to sign out various resources from the Lenten shelf which will be at the back of the church.
If you were in church last Sunday, you heard all about the Lenten Outreach Project, a project where our parish has partnered with the CNIB to provide materials for two worthy projects: The CNIB’s Annual Family Camp and the PREP Program. The Camp is fully adapted for children living with sight loss, and the PREP program provides individuals, with sight loss, the tools, skill, and social connections needed for post-secondary life. The parish is asking for donations for these projects – suggested donations are listed in the Lenten Booklet. Donations need to be placed in a tent at the front of the church and must be received by April 3. Thanks in advance for your support.
- There is an Ash Wednesday service tonight at 7 with the imposition of ashes. This service will also be online via our Parish Facebook page.
- Lenten folders and Lenten Booklets are available at the back of the church.
- You are invited to attend the service for the World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m. It is hosted by our parish! You can also join virtually via our Facebook.
- Our food bank bin is at the back of the church and waiting for your donations, which you can bring along on Sunday mornings. Thanks for all your help.
- A free community take-out supper for those in need of a hot meal is available on Wednesday, March 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the entrance to the Church of the Good Shepherd.
- COVID TEAM VOLUNTEERS are still needed. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful ministry, please contact Kim at 745-6501 or [email protected] The duties are very similar to that of a sidesperson; and, in case you are wondering, you will not be expected to speak to the congregation.
May God guide you on your Lenten journey!
Jean (On behalf of the Ascension)