7th September updated - St Michael and All Angels', Victoria, BC

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Dawna's Message
Parish Notices and Rosters  
Contacts

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Dawna's Message 17th September

This  week we will mark Holy Cross day (transferred from September 14).  In the year 326, Helena, the mother of the Roman Emporor Constantine, made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem hoping to discover the place where Jesus was crucified.  After researching the options, she settled on the site where the Church of the Holy Sepluchre was built. Dedicated on September 14, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre remains a place of pilgrimage for Christians from all over the world.  When I visited there in April one tradition that mesmerized me was watching pilgrims from all corners of the earth bring a piece of cloth to be used at their burial and douse it in frankincense and rosewater and then stretch it across the anointing stone thought to have been used for Jesus. Each pilgrim, when it came their turn, would spread their cloth out, smooth it, and pray over it as the scents would swirl around those of us who watched and prayed with them.  As they finished, they would fold their cloth carefully and place it in a storage bag to be used when they die.  It was profound to share in this ritual and to know that while our languages, customs and cultures might be very different, we shared a bond in knowing that each of us will suffer, each of us will die and that in that place where we had journeyed from our homelands, we each found strength and hope and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.   
 
One Family Group

One Family may have been silent here recently however we haven’t been inactive. Members of our group volunteered at this summer’s Ironman Triathlon in Victoria and raised over $900 towards our sponsorship commitments.
We are currently helping a Newcomer Family that had been living on Pender Island, relocate to Victoria, by assisting them in finding accommodations (a home has been located), registering the children in school, securing employment for them, and showing them how to get around Victoria without a car.
Our next major sponsorship will be the sister and family of a young man who acted as our interpreter with the first family we sponsored.
S & F and their children were forced to leave Syria because of the ongoing violence there. S had spent 14 years establishing her own pharmacy and F had worked for 15 years as a math teacher. They have two children, a daughter R 12 who plays piano and a son, also R J, 10 who is an active soccer player and passionate about painting. It was a difficult decision for them to leave home, friends and family, but they are now in Lebanon awaiting final approval for their acceptance to immigrate to Canada.
We are hoping this will happen within the next year and in the meantime continue with minor fund raising efforts and assisting the Anglican Church and other Sponsorship Groups when needed.
 
 
Patronal BBQ and Corn Roast
Our Patronal Event will be held
Sunday, 24th September after 10:30 am Service.
Please bring a salad to share and there will be entertainment during desert.
Our Annual Fall Sale
Saturday,
16th September

Thank you to everyone who helped make our Fall Sale a success
THIS WEEK at St. Michael and All Angel’s 17th - 23rd September
 
 
Sunday                9:15 am                  Choir Practice
 
Monday               9:00 am -noon         Fall Sale take-down
 
Tuesday              1:30 pm                   Parish Council

 
Notices
 
  • Meditation & Study Group: Both will start on 27th September. Study Group will be looking at Debbie Blue’s book Consider the Birds. Books will be available, ~$23
  • Patronal BBQ and Corn Roast: Our Patronal Event will be held Sunday, 24th September after 10:30 am Service. Please bring a salad to share and there will be entertainment during desert.
  • Pastoral Care Training: If you feel a calling to this ministry please contact Dawna. Pastoral Care Training will be held on Saturday, 14th October 9:00 am - 4:30 pm at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Victoria. More details are available on the poster in the Narthex.
  • Devotional Readings: “Daylight” and “Guidelines” magazines for 2018 are available for $38.00 for the year. Please contact Beryl Tanner at 250-727-6372 if you wish to place an order.
  • Smile Cards: New Term for Smile Card Fund-Raising Starts Now!! We have received approval for our new project which is a concrete pad at the side door of the hall. Our fund-raising goal is $2500.00 as in past years. Last term’s project is our lovely new red carpet in the church. Please use your Smile Cards when shopping. All previously used cards can continue to be used and new ones are in the mailbox area of the Narthex.
  • Country Grocer Community Sponsorship Programme: If you or your family/friends are Country Grocer shoppers, please save your receipts and place them in the basket at the back of the church.
  • Grains Project: Last month we had seven packets donated, thank you. The donated grains are collected on the second Sunday of the month for Our Place and made into nutritious meals. The grain for 8th October is dried apricots. Thank you again for your support.
  • Food Bank: Last month there were 79 lbs collected. Thank you for your support of this important project. Donations are always picked up the second Sunday of the Month. Next month’s pick-up is 8th October. Thank you again in advance.
  • Recycling: Please remember to recycle your clean returnable non-squashed drink containers in the designated box outside the church office. (Please will you NOT squash cans, as non-alcoholic are 5c and alcoholic are 10c. When cans are squashed we do not get the full refund.) Last year we raised $915.00 for a bursary at Camosun College. This is given to students who have overcome obstacles to their education and are in financial need. Please help support this important work.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Greeters

Guards

8:30 am (every week) - Bob Barclay


10:30

24th September   A & B Goddard

1st October

8th October

15th October

22nd October

29th October

8:30 am  (no guards)


10:30 am

24th September    B Goddard

1st October

8th October

15th October

22nd October

29th October
Date

Readings

8:30 am

10:30 am

Chalice Bearers

Prayers

24th September
Genesis 28:10-17
Psalm 103:19-22
Revelations 12:7-12
John 1:47-51
B Martin

J Oberg
Rev Wall
B Lowery

G Stone
V Kitching
8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30
N Whysker
8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30
B Goddard
1st October


8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30
8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30
8th October

Joel 2:21-27
Psalm 126
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Matthew 6:25-33


8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30
8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30
15th October


8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30
8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30
22nd October


8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30
8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30
29th October


8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30
8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30

Archive Pages
To see Parish photos and newsletters, click on this link: http://www.stmikevictoria.ca/Messenger/Messenger-index.html
To listen to listen to Choir Anthems click: http://www.stmikevictoria.ca/Archived%20Anthems.html

Leadership

Rector:  Reverend Dr. Dawna D. Wall
Rector’s Warden: Lanny Hubbard
People’s Warden: Nancy Whysker

Parish Council

Linda Dryden, Margaret Eagle, Christine Eschman,

Gordon English, Peter Goddard, Barry Martin, Gerry Norrie

and Stan Willow


If you wish to contact any of the above people, their telephone numbers are in our photo directory which can be found at the back of the church. If you wish to obtain a copy of the photo directory, please call Catie, our church secretary, at 250 479-0540.

 
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