Weekly Notices

Visitors -   Welcome to St. Mary's!   If you would like to add your name  to the parish, please fill out one of the green Welcome Cards and  give it to a sidesperson, warden,  Selinde or bring it to the office during the week.  

Selinde’s UPDATE:  They have left Paris and on their way to Holland on the train to visit relatives. They are really enjoying themselves!  

Rev. Trevor Williams will be preaching this Sunday.  Gillian Guy and Mick Gibbs will be playing.  It is his __nd birthday too so it is extra special for all of us!
Many happy returns Trevor! 
 

Camyl Versfelt got the funding from the sponsors to attend the CLAY program this summer.  WOOHOO!  Many thanks!

In case of a pastoral emergency during Selinde’s absence, please call Jean Russell @250.586.1559 and she will arrange to have your needs met.  

Our Community Dinner is July 16; 4-6pm.  This month there will be good summertime fare of hamburgers, potato salad, beans & of course, a dessert! We are always looking for more volunteers and with summer holidays in full swing, please let Elaine know if you are interested.  There will also be sign-up sheet in the hall this Sunday.  

Please start saving and bringing your recyclables & yard items for the Bottle Drive & Yard Sale July 21; 10am-2pm. Pick up can be arranged too!  Please contact VAL for more information about volunteering or donations.  

Our very own Cindy Corrigan will be ordained as a Deacon in Transition on July 25; 5pm in Fernie at the Christ Church.  The Christ Church is very happy to be having a potluck after the service. Lynne Drummond and Graham Fowler will be attending and have graciously offered to take anything with them from us.  There is a card for her so please sign it this Sunday.  

There will be no HUB lunches or Hymn Sing during July and AugustBible Study, however, will continue through the summer at the regular time, 10:30am, for those who are interested. Trefor will lead.  

I know it is sounding like a broken record but the NEED continues. Please help by filling up the Roster Board (outside Selinde’s office).  We are VERY short of people during the summer.  

There will be a graveside service and interment of ashes on July 7 at 10:30-11:00am at St. Anne’s for John and Pat Wright, former Parishioners of St. Mary’s and St. Edmunds.  John and Pat were parents-in-law of our former rector, Peter Norman.  Please speak to Jean Russell if you have any questions.  

Rev. Don Willis died last Sunday. Many of you will know him. He was 95 years young. He used to preach here at St. Mary’s and was an honourary priest at St. Mark’s Qualicum.  His celebration of life is July 10 at 2 pm at St. Mark's with the Rt. Rev. Ingham celebrating.   

If you are interested in viewing the Parish Council minutes and the financial statements, they are always posted on the board outside Selinde’s office.  

For those who picked up a copy of the Leaving a Legacy of Love worksheet, when you complete it, please drop it off to Kat in the front office or give it to a warden to pass it along to Kat. Thank you. 

Please start savings your recyclables & yard items for the Bottle Drive & Yard Sale July 21; 10am-2pm. Pick up can be arranged too!  Please contact VAL for more information about volunteering or donations.  

Pick up your JULY Calendar at the back of the church this Sunday.  

The Island’s own Eve Daniel, the talented and internationally renowned soprano will be home this summer and  will be performing a “Concert for a Summer’s Evening” with Irish and European folk songs accompanied by Rykie Avenant.  St. Anne & St. Edmund, July 12th at 7:30 pm. Tickets $20 -available at the St. A&E Parish office or The Mulberry Bush Book Stores in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.  

Prayer Circle – If you have a prayer request, please contact the office forwarding information for the prayer circle.  You can also contact Selinde if you would like to serve on the Prayer Circle as someone who is willing to pray for those requesting prayer. 

MUSIC SUGGESTION BEAR – Do you have a hymn you would love to have sung in church on a Sunday? Drop your recommendation in the Music Suggestion Bear on Margaret’s piano. If it’s not in our Common Praise hymn book, please either leave your name or the music on your suggestion card. The Music Team will do their best to incorporate your choice into the liturgy. We can’t promise, but we’ll do our best! Thank you.  

Memorial Garden -  If you are interested in purchasing a plot,  please contact the office for information.  

Outreach: 

Tumaini  -  Tumaini Crafters meet on the third Wednesday  of each m onth in the hall  (1:30-4:00pm) to sew and knit clothing,  blankets and personal care kits for girls  in support of the children  & poor families in Kagera, Tanzania. All Welcome!

Precious Jewels   Please continue to pray for this special ministry working with children in The Philippines and Africa.   

Nanoose Community Services   Housed at St. Mary's, supporting Nanoose residents. Anyone in need of assistance - the contact number is 250 468-9888.

PWRDF - Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. This is our outreach as the National Church, working around the world to relieve suffering and promote justice, health and well-being.

Free Monthly Community Dinner. Every 4th Monday of the month from 4-6pm in the Church Hall. Everyone welcome to a lovely, sit-down meal.