Heartfelt thanks to everyone who came to support our fundraiser this past week at SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL.  Hopefully you had a wonderful time. More heartfelt thanks to the team of angels taking such good care of the Memorial Garden and the grounds, which are looking better than they have in years -  amazing!  


Selinde will be in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

August 2019 Readings from Scripture

August 4, 2019 
Hosea 11:1-11         Psalm 107:1-9, 43        Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23        Luke 12:13-21 

August 11, 2019
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20     Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23      Genesis 15:1-6                                Luke 12:32-40 

August 18, 2019
Isaiah 5:1-7                Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19      Jeremiah 23:23-29                         Luke 12:49-56 

August 25, 2019      
Jeremiah 1:4-10          Psalm 71:1-6              Isaiah 58:9b-14                             Luke 13:10-17

Tuesday, August 6th from 1:00–5:00pm.   Introduction to Compassionate Communication by Selinde Krayenhoff (a glimpse into her past and ongoing passion).  Please let the office, Selinde or Shirley Bays know by Sunday at the latest if you are planning to attend.

Wednesday August 7th at 12:30pm Parish Council Meeting in the library.

Sunday August 11th – We celebrate our Patronal Day with lunch and some games after the service. Please plan to stay and enjoy! 


Monday September 9th at 1:00pm -   CARE TEAM Meeting in the Library.

Monday September 9th 6:30 pm at St. Philip’s Lantzville: A History of Christianity – a 6 part TV series by Diarmaid MacCulloch with discussion afterwards. 

Monday September 16, 4-6pm.  FREE Community Dinner. For menu…stay tuned!

Friday & Saturday, September 27 – 28th  - The We Together Conference will be held at St. Paul’s in Nanaimo this year.  Check out the poster in the hall this morning. It looks like an amazing day!  Needed: people to offer hospitality Friday night to someone from elsewhere on the Island.  Please see Selinde if you are able to help out. 

Thursday October 3rd 5pm – 6:20 Diarmaid McCulloch at UVic “Christianity Past, Present and Future: The Big Picture”. 

Our Treasurer, Jennifer Birchall-Creighton, will be gone for the winter months so we are looking for someone to step forward to help out in her absence. You would receive training and lots of support! Please speak to Jennifer or Selinde if you are interested. Thank you!

The Roster Board has openings… please consider offering your talents by reading or serving on a Sunday. Thank you.

Rita has painted a beautiful rendition of our church. It is hanging in the entry way. Check it out! As well she has donated cards made from the same painting for sale in the hall.

TELUS PHONE-BLOCKING INFO from Phyllis Thompson for those “lovely” calls from obscure phone numbers at the most inopportune times! There’s a new system that involves Call Control.  A subscriber needs to sign up for CC in order to block numbers; only then can one create and type numbers onto a blocked list.  So now when they call a message from Call Control is announced:  “This number has Call Control; if you wish to get through, press 1.”  I tested it by calling from my cell, and it means my house phone doesn’t even ring here until the caller does what’s asked.  Once a caller presses 1, my phone rings.  TELUS indicated that any blocked number is somehow “scuttled” at that point, so isn’t able to get through.