16th November updated - St Michael and All Angels', Victoria, BC

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Dawna's Message
Parish Notices and Rosters  
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Dawna's Blog 19th November

Mary Chapin Carpenter's song This Shirt tells the story of her well loved and well-worn shirt.  She doesn't describe it based on the colour or fabric but by the experiences she has lived in it.  It's always interesting when we pull out clothes from another season to find interesting bits and bobs in the pockets: tickets from an event we attended, tissues, receipts, programs and sometimes even money.  Each one reminding us of a time in our near or distant past, some conjuring up clear memories and others confounding us.  In the life of the church, we have seasons, songs and scriptures which do similar things in our life together.  Some stories are familiar and well-loved, like a favourite shirt or jacket.  Others long forgotten or less comfortable but still evoking another time and place in our lives and our understanding of God.  As we move from Ordinary Time to Advent, our readings shift from the parables and toward what it might look like for the kingdom of God to come near to us in the return of Jesus to our world.  These explorations can feel like trying on a brand new outfit and can be uncomfortable.  The dis-ease created by donning something we've not worn often, or don't like wearing, can be unsettling, but can also open our eyes to new ways of seeing ourselves and our world.  This week we look at our faith story through the lens of a judge named Deborah whose life and leadership follows that of Moses and Joshua.  Our gospel reading outlines a story in which talents are entrusted in different amounts and with different responses from three people who work for him.  The epistle reading helps us to make the connections between these very different stories as St. Paul reminds the church that they are called to wear the breastplate of love and faith and encourage one another.  No matter what we're wearing - our favourite, well-worn shirt, a brand new party frock or our everyday wash and wear, the breastplate of faith and love is an accessory for all outfits, occasions and seasons.  

 

THIS WEEK at St. Michael and All Angel’s 19th -25th November
Sunday                       9:00 am                       Choir Practice
Monday                      6:00pm                        BAC
Tuesday                      1:30 am                       Parish Council
Wednesday:               10:00 am                     Meditation
                                 10:30 am                     Study Group
Notices
  • Mobility Matters Exercise Class: The first 1-hour class will be held on Thursday, 30th November at 10:30 am in the Church Hall. These are free classes for men and women. No special equipment or clothing is required, just comfortable casual clothes and shoes. For more information, please contact Valda Kitching at 250-544-1948.
  • Cold Weather: With the cold weather coming, the annual October -December appeal by Our Place for warm clothing for the homeless is here. Please leave clean warm clothing, blankets and particularly socks at the back of the church, thank you.
  • Christmas Chocolates: Once again we will be selling Purdy’s chocolates to raise funds to help with church expenses and outreach. Order forms are available at the back of the church. Please make cheques out to Terri Willow. Orders can also be done on-line, purdysgpp.com and login using our ID number is 19538 and our password is warm. Deadline for orders is next Sunday, 19th November and chocolates will be delivered 3rd December.
  • Messenger: The next Messenger, “Advent 2017”, will be published on 26th November; deadline for submissions is 19th November and should be submitted in person or by email to Helen Love (helen.love@shaw.ca). The theme for this Messenger is “Advent” and we are specifically looking for a topical article, pictures, “meditation moment” and jokes/humor/stories relevant to the season. Please also let Helen know of any upcoming events (up to February 2018) that can be included in the Church Calendar section as well as any life milestones (births, christenings, graduations, marriages, deaths etc.) that can be included.
  • Grains Project: The donated grains are collected on the second Sunday of the month for Our Place and made into nutritious meals. The grain for 10th December is dried cookies. Thank you for your support.
  • Food Bank: Donations are always picked up the second Sunday of the Month. Next month’s pick-up is 10th December. Thank you 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

26th November  A & B Goddard

3rd December

10th December

17th December

24th December

Christmas Eve 4pm

Christmas Eve 10:30 pm

Christmas Day

31st December

8:30 am  (no guards)


10:30 am

26th November  B Goddard

3rd December

10th December

17th December

24th December

Christmas Eve 4pm

Christmas Eve 10:30 pm

Christmas Day

31st December
Date

Readings

8:30 am

10:30 am

Chalice Bearers

Prayers

26th November
Ezekiel 34:11-24
Psalm 100
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:31-46
B Martin

J Oberg
Rev Wall
L Stanbridge

H Stanbridge
G Stone
8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30
L Hubbard
8:30
Margaret Eagle
10:30
A Goddard
3rd December
8:30 service
Isaiah 64:1-9
Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:24-37




3rd December

10:30 service





10th December




17th December




24th December




Christmas Eve
4 pm





Christmas Eve
10:30 pm





Christmas Day




31st December





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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