"Whoever was praying for snow, could you kindly stop now?"

Important - please check your email before heading to church on a Sunday in case we've had to cancel the service because of inclement weather. 

Community Dinner - Monday, January 20th. We need HELP in the kitchen. Please sign up in the Hall to volunteer.  

Dinner & FUN is coming soon: Thursday January 30th, 4:45PM.  Tickets are on sale for the next two Sundays.  Invite your friends. Tickets are only 30 coins/person,  so SAVE your change!   No coins?…$5 is worth 10 coins.  The menu is lasagna and a non-alcoholic fizzy beverage, with a pasta-free option for all you KETO fans.

FROM DEEP IN OUR ARCHIVES - The turning of the sod for the addition to St. Mary’s Church in 1999 was done by Rick Earl of Watercress Developments Inc., the builder of the addition completed in 2000; Michael Cartlidge, member of the Building Committee 1987-1989; Jim Bailey, remembered for his work on the church hall that was moved from St. Edmund’s early in 1990; Alex Greenwood, Chairman of the original Building Committee 1987-1989; and Eve (Braddock) Knight, representing the history of parishioners from St. Mary the Virgin, where the Braddock family worshipped when the church was active in Errington. To commemorate the new addition to the church, Charles Seamone, St. Mary's church organist, composed the St. Mary’s Hymn of Thanksgiving in 2000, in collaboration with Ethel McNeill, Choir Director. There are items for sale (by donation) in the hall - check them out after the service. 

This is 3rd Sunday - Lori Amdam will speak to us about Elder College. You can check out their Spring and Summer courses online (Elder College Spring 2020 Courses). 

Next week

Monday January 20:       4 - 6pm       Community Dinner - Beef Pot Roast & all the fixings. 
Tuesday January 21:      1pm in Hall   Tumaini Board meeting                                                                                        3pm             Wardens' meeting 
Wednesday January 22:   DEADLINE for all Annual Reports to KAT 
10:30                 HUB, Bible study, Choir practise & FREE lunch                                              
12:30pm            Parish Council Meeting – library 
Thursday January 23:    1 - 3pm in the library - PINS & NEEDLES GATHERING – Drop in with your knitting, crocheting etc. and join other crafters.  Enjoy sharing ideas, learning and completing your project in our comfortable library.  BYO tea or coffee in a travel mug so we don’t have to dishes. :-)   Call Deana for more information. 

Saturday January 25:  10am - 1:30pm - Tumani Bottle Drive & Yard Sale - tell your neighbours and friends.  Please start dropping off all recyclables.  We can pick up too.  Call church office. 

Sunday January 26, during the service - Sue and Will will be married! 

The Rest of January & 1st week of February

January 31/February 1 – Rev. Dr. Pat Dutcher-Walls, one of Selinde's favourite profs from Vancouver School of Theology will be speaking  and leading  a workshop on “New Eyes for Reading the Old Testament” at St. Paul’s, Nanaimo.  Selinde has registered and is going.  Are you coming?  You don’t have to know anything about the Old Testament to be able to enjoy and learn. Poster in the hall. The Friday evening talk is free. The Saturday workshop costs $25. (Come and speak to me if $ is an obstacle to you attending). Register on line www.vst.edu/vst-academy   This is a collaboration of St. Mary’s, St. Philip’s, Lantzville and St. Paul’s.