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PARISH NEWS


Email
If you have changed your email or mailing address please let the office know. Thank you.


St. Ambrose

ACW
The ACW at St. Ambrose are collecting donations for bed kits for Sleeping Children around the world. Each kit is $35.00. Please make your cheque payable to SCAW. It can be given to an ACW member or dropped into box provided at the church. A receipt will come from SCAW Corporation directly to donor. Thank you.


St. James

Schedule
Please join us for our summer Sunday services at 9am including Thanksgiving at 4:30pm and Christmas Eve at 4:30pm.


St. John

Closure
St. John's Fox Point - In the fall of 2019, the congregation voted to close this historic building. However, the people themselves are invited to attend their "brother" church, St. James Port Cunnington. There will be no Christmas Eve service in 2019 at St. John's.


St. Mary Magdalene

Thank you
Many thanks to Knox United for the use of their sanctuary at this time. All services for St. Mary Magdaleneís will take place at Knox United at 1pm until further notice. The central office for St. Mary Magdalene is St. Thomasí in Bracebridge. Please feel free to call 705-645-3486.


St. Thomas

Thank You From Rev. Kelly
I want to thank the parish for the generous gifts and wonderful send-off on February 1st. It was a joy to see so many from St. Thomas' and Lake of Bays together, and to celebrate the ministry we have shared while I was your Incumbent. I am beyond grateful. Thank you also to the Messy Church team and all the children for the photo album! May you continue to shine like stars. Please be assured of my continued prayers for all of you as you search for a new Incumbent and as you carry on the ministries God has entrusted to you.

An Invitation
Rev. Kelly will be officially collated as the Archdeacon for Muskoka-Parry Sound on Sunday, March 8th, at 4pm at All Saints in Huntsville. All welcome. Come join Kelly, Archbishop Anne, and our guest preacher, The Rev. Judy Paulsen (Professor of Evangelism, Wycliffe College), for an afternoon Eucharist and reception to follow.

World Day of Prayer
Is being held at St. Ambrose on Friday, March 6th at 1pm. Everyone is welcome.

Deanery Council Meeting
February 22nd at All Saints Huntsville. Coffee will be served at 9:30am and the meeting will start at 10am. Delagates are encouraged to attend as we will be electing the new regional Dean.

Bible Study Resumes
Rev. Judie will be starting a new bible study on Friday, February 21st at 11am in Browning Hall. We will be tackling Micah!! All Welcome, please spread the word.

Shrove Tuesday
We will be holding a Pancake supper on February 25th at 6pm here at St. Thomasí. Anyone willing to help please see the sign-up sheet in the hall.

Coffee Hour Volunteers
Due to illness or vacation we have lost a few of our volunteers and are looking to recruit some new people. It would require you to come in once a month an hour early to set up the coffee hour and to stay after to help clean up. If interested in helping please see Margot.

Church calendars
Church calendars are now available for 2020 at $5.00 each. 2020 Agendas are here and are on sale for $5.00 each, see Rev. Judie for yours.

Newcomers
If you are a newcomer to St. Thomas. WELCOME!! Please join us for fellowship after the 11am service in Browning Hall. If you wish to give your address, email address and phone number so that we can add you to our Parish List, please place this on the offering plate or give it to Rev. Judie. Thank you.

Fundscrip
You only have to donate the time it takes to buy the cards!! We all eat, we all buy groceries, we all have birthday, and we all buy gas. So why not buy your groceries with pre-paid cards for YIGS or Food Basics? You can get them right here at the church on Sunday mornings after the service or in the office during the week. This is one way that we can all contribute to fundraising here at St. Thomasí!

We now have Tim Hortonís cards in denominations of $15 or $25 dollars! Please see Tracy during office hours or Catherine Thompson and Mary Mitchell after Sunday service in Browning Hall. Doing a big spring home renovation? We have Home Depot cards too!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Altar Guild - is in the greatest need of assistance!

Garden Group - Volunteers welcome for spring through autumn seasons; help when you can, call Tracy at 705-645-3486 for more details.

Projectionist - positions available for the 11am service on Sundays; rotation basis

Sunday Coffee Hour Hosts - greatly needed for the fourth Sunday of each month

Sympathy Teas - a great need for volunteers to bake at home or set up or serve or clean up. If you think you would be able to help in any capacity, please call the Church office at 705-645-3486.



 

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