THIS WEEK at St. Michael and All Angels’ 17th - 23rd May
As we continue our spiritual connection with physical distancing, all our Services that have been on-line can be found under Services on the top bar.
Music is an important part of our services. It both leads us in our worship and gives greater depth to spiritual experience. Music can find music from our services and special performances under Music on the top bar.
All clubs and activities are suspended.
Our services will continue vurtually and links are posted on our website.
Returnables: Although our returnable box is closed, I think we all have returnables that need returning! Although the Bottle Depot on Glanford has remained open throughout our lockdown the Depot on Quadra Street is also now open. So far this year we have raised $421 so. Last year we raised $1237 Please keep recycling, the money raised is given as a bursary to students at Camosun who have overcome obstacles to their education and are in financial need. For those who would like to recycle their own and have not been before to a recycling depot, here are some helpful pointers;
1. sort containers in metal carts
2. tell recycle clerks, charity number 185, prior to them counting the items
3. take receipt and initial beside amount in their clipboard
4. money is deposited into St Michael and All Angels’ account. Thank you for helping support this important work.
Flower Chart: The Altar Guild would like to thank parishioners for their contributions of flowers through the year, which beautify our worship space. The flower chart for 2020 is posted at the back of the church.
Greeters: We have some openings on the Greeters Team, if you feel a calling to do this important ministry please let us know in the office.
Coffee Fellowship: We are looking for hosts for the coffee fellowship if you would like to share in this ministry of hospitality, please sign up on the rota at the back of the church. If you are unable to actually do the hosting, but would like to help out, please consider a small donation to fund the food and coffee or a gift of cookies, cheese, fruit etc. Shop baked goodies are perfectly acceptable. Thank you.
Mobility Exercise Class: These are free 1 hour classes for men and women held in the church hall. No special equipment or clothing is required, just comfortable casual clothes and shoes. For more information, please contact Valda Kitching.
Walking Group: Walks take place every Friday morning, weather permitting. They begin promptly at 10:30 am and last about an hour. Easy walks are generally flat, medium walks are level walks, but have more up and down inclines. The average distance is between 3-4 kms. Please phone Linda if you plan to join in one of the walks. Everyone welcome!
Craft Club: Crafts are not only a personally rewarding, they can be an environmentally friendly way to make gifts and a fun social activity. Crafts could include knitting, embroidery, jewelry making or any other craft of choice. If you are interested in this club and need more information please contact Wendy London. The plan is to meet twice a month, on the 2nd Sunday and the 4th Tuesday of the month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
Thrifty Smile Cards: Please remember to keep using your Thrifty Smile Cards. Monies raised support church projects. This year monies raised will be going towards repainting both levels of our hall. If you need a card, they are in the Narthex Post Boxes.
St. John the Divine Food Bank: Please put dried or canned goods in the marked box at the back of the church. Please ensure that they are unopened and within expiry date so they can be used safely. New hygiene products are also welcome. 100% of any donated funds go to the Food Bank. For further information please contact please contact Stan Willow.
Stamps & Labels: Please collect your used postage stamps and Campbell’s soup labels (including the UPC code) and place in the box at the back of the Church. Monies raised go to various charities. Thank you.
Peninsula Co-op: St. Michaels’ Co-op number is 9300 please use when filling up with gas or shopping. All proceeds help us with special projects around the church.
Dates for Outreach Campaigns
PWRDF Christine Eschman 1st March - 12th April
Sisters’ of St. John Nancy Whysker 3rd May - 7th June
South Island Counselling Sally Tuckey 6th- 27th September
Threshold Housing Helen Love 18th October - 15th November
Christmas Help Peter Goddard 22nd November- 20th December