Shirley Bays

There will be no ANNOUNCEMENTS in church this Sunday during the Easter Service so please, read your NOTICES especially closely this week.   

Decorating the Church for Easter – this Saturday April 20 at 10am. Please come and help!! 

In your box of envelopes, you’ll see a pretty yellow one. It’s for an “EASTER OFFERING.” If you feel so moved to contribute a special additional offering to St. Mary’s in the spirit of the season, please consider doing so using the yellow envelope.  This money will be used for improvements to the Memorial Garden.  Thank you. 

Thrifty Foods has just approved our application to continue in the SMILE CARD program. The amount we are limited to fundraising is once again $1500 for the year. We reached last year’s limit in February. Your SMILE card will start realizing a 5% of your purchase as a donation to St. Mary’s STARTING April 29th. Thank you for participating in the program!

HOLY WEEK continues at St. Mary’s               

Thursday April 18   4:00 – 6:00  Agape Meal and Anointing Service … bring your food         contributions by 3:45              
Friday April 19       10:00am     Good Friday service              
Saturday April 20  10:00am      Decorating of the church for Easter – bring your lilies                                7:30pm       Easter Vigil at St. Paul’s Nanaimo, Selinde is preaching               
Sunday April 21     10:00am     Easter Morning Service  - Easter Egg hunt and                         Hot Cross buns for all in the hall afterwards.  Remember to BRING FLOWERS from your garden to decorate the CROSS 

NEXT WEEK  Selinde will be up in Nanoose on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (April 24-26). 

Parish Council meeting Wednesday April 24th  at 12:30pm in the Library. Consider coming early for HUB Lunch. 

The Celebration of Life for Judy Doyle is Friday April 26 at 3pm.  Parishioners are welcome! We need people to help sing!  

The Celebration of Life service for Jean Fowler, a long time parishioner who has been in care these last several years is Sunday, April 28th at 1pm with a reception following. Selinde will provide a simple lunch for those wanting to stay on after Sunday service in order to attend. 

COMING UP IN MAY

Mother’s Day basket delivery is May 8.

Rev. Jim Holland, Selinde’s husband will be preaching at the May 5th service here at St. Mary’s about his recent visit to Nepal. 

For those of you who knew Doreen Pettigrew, she passed away on Monday, April 15 at home. Her Celebration of Life will be held at St. Mary’s in early May.  More information to come next week. 

The Care Team will meet Monday May 6th at 1pm.  

Movie Monday has been moved forward to Monday, May 6th at 4pm. We will be showing the movie “The Notebook” in anticipation of our upcoming series on the Family Caregivers Series.  See below for more information.