(Apr. 26, 2024)

Yesterday, April 23, marked the death of Saint George, the Patron Saint of England, who is said to have died around AD 303.  He is commemorated as a Christian martyr, dying for his faith when he refused to make a sacrifice in honour of pagan gods. Apparently, he was also seen as the personification of the ideals of Christian chivalry especially courage, justice, honour, and a readiness to help the weak – attributes that are admired in any human being. 

A few messages to note:

  • As a member of the Diocesan Anglican Men’s Association, if you plan to attend the spring meeting, supper, and service on Sunday, May 5 (beginning at 5 p.m.) at St. Peter’s Church, Upper Gullies, please make sure you confirm your attendance by tomorrow, April 25.  Just email Reverend Bill Strong at [email protected]
  • A cold plate supper is in the planning stages and will take place on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30.  Eat-in or takeout will be available!! Tickets ($20 each) are available after the 11 a.m. service each Sunday and weekdays from 9 to noon.  Donations of cookies will be most welcomed!
  • And for the card players out there, your next afternoon card party is on Monday, May 6.  Same time, same price, same place!  Come and enjoy the afternoon with your friends.  All are welcome!
  • The next 8:30 BCP Service and Ascension Café will be on Sunday, April 28. Come and meet new friends and enjoy some homemade treats!
  • The food bank continues to need our help.  Please make a point of picking up an item or two when you do your next grocery shopping.  Thanks to all those who continue to donate.
  • Vestry members, your next meeting will take place on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m.  If for some reason you are unable to attend in person, please advise Reverend Nancy so she can invite you via Zoom.
  • World Labyrinth Day is May 4, 2024.  For all details concerning this public event on that day at the Cathedral, please check your Chimes (which you have via email, on the Parish website, and on Facebook).
  • Last but not least, Family Service is this coming Sunday, April 28, at 11 o’clock.   As usual, there will be a fellowship time after, so donations of cookies, sandwiches, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

That’s it folks,

Let’s hope warm weather will greet us soon,
God Bless,
Jean (On behalf of the Ascension)