Ascension News (March 11, 2022)

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Then Jesus, ‘filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River and was led by the Spirit into the desert…..’ Luke 4:1

You all have heard and read the scriptural account following that quote. This scriptural account is the starting point of the Lenten Season - which began Ash Wednesday, and thus began our ‘Lenten Journey.’

  • Several opportunities have been planned to help us on our Journey and enable us to improve our relationship with God.
    • During most of the 11 o’clock services during Lent, there will be a guest preacher who will expound on a Lenten theme.
    • On Wednesdays Rev’d Lynn will host the Stations of the Cross at 11 a.m. starting today, March 9.
    • The parishes of the Transmission will lead a service of Compline on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. via
    • There is the Lent in a Bag Project that you heard about in church, or read about in the Chimes and in your Lenten booklet.
  • The Lenten Outreach Projects have begun: Annual Family Camp and the PREP Program – both in connection with the CNIB.
  • The Bishop’s Lenten Pastoral Letter can be viewed here.  You can also pick up a copy from the back of the church.
  • PWRDF (Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund) is supporting the emergency response of those displaced by the invasion of Ukraine with the aid being given through its partner, ACT Alliance.  If you would like to donate, there are envelopes at the back of the church for that purpose.  Please make sure you place your name on the envelope, as well as the amount enclosed.
  • The Lenten Booklets, to which I have made reference, and also the Lenten Folders, are available for pickup at the back of the church.  The booklets are very important as they give more detail of the various activities taking place.
  • The AGM will take place on March 27 at 2 o’clock.  The reports will be available for pick up from the church office on March 20.
  • The same guidelines for in-person worship at our 11 a.m. services on Sundays are still in effect.  Should they change, you will receive notice of the same.
  • If you, or someone you know, are in need of a free hot meal, please go to the entrance of the Church of the Good Shepherd this evening between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Blessings on those who make this meal possible.
  • Our food bank collection bins are waiting for your donations.  They are at the main entrance to the church so you can place your items there when you arrive on Sunday.  Thank you so much for helping those who are struggling to make ends meet.
  • Lastly, Daylight Saving Time will begin at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13.  Maybe you will need to adjust your clocks before bedtime on Saturday – you wouldn’t want to turn up at church Sunday morning when the service is ending. (:

May God guide you on your Lenten Journey,
Jean (On behalf of the Ascension)