Saturday, September 30, is the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation – a day for reflection and learning. In the words of A. Paton, “It is not ‘forgive and forget’ as if nothing wrong has ever happened, but ‘forgive and go forward,’ building on the mistakes of the past and the energy generated by reconciliation to create a new future.”
With that quote in mind, maybe you can peruse the calls to action that one can google and find on the internet and commit to chose one. For example, you may encourage your family to wear orange to honour the survivors of the residential school and those who never returned home. Let’s each of us aim to do our part!
Here are a few reminders for you:
- Much to the delight of many, Ascension Café will be going ahead on Sunday, October 1, at 9:30 a.m. Just drop by before the service and enjoy chatting with friends as you are treated to fresh coffee, toast, and homemade treats.
- Bishop Sam will be our guest preacher on Sunday, October 8, for our Thanksgiving service. By the way, the bishop’s letter to the parish for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is posted on the bulletin board at the church’s entrance, or if you want your very own copy, that’s possible too.
- A note for all card players! On Monday, October 16, at 2 p.m. we will have our afternoon card game. For just $6 per person, and your own cards and baskets, you’ll be all set for a fun afternoon.
- If you have a child or grandchild that will be 11 years of age by December 31, 2023, they are eligible for Confirmation 2024. Registration will take place on Sunday, November 5 after the 11 a.m. service.
- Just a reminder for the Youth Group – your next get-together will be on October 13!
- Vestry members, your regularly scheduled meeting will be tomorrow evening, September 28, at 7 at the church.
- If you, or someone you know, would enjoy a hot meal, the free ‘community supper’ take-out meal will be served this evening (from 5 to 6 p.m.), Wednesday, September 27, from the entrance of the Church of the Good Shepherd.
- Many are finding it difficult to make ends meet, especially with respect to groceries. If possible, it would be great if you could pick up an item or two during your grocery shopping and drop in the food bank box at the church’s entrance. Thanks for your support!
That’s it, folks!
Have a great week!
Jean (On behalf of the Ascension)