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.  

Remembrance Day service this Sunday is the regular time of 10 am.

We need help decorating the Hall for the Christmas Fair on Wednesday Nov. 14 after HUB Lunch. 

This Sunday is the last day to donate items for the Christmas Fair baskets. Bring them with you to church!

It’s MEATLOAF & all the fixings this month.  YUMMY!  FREE Community Dinner is Monday Nov. 19; 4-pm.  Let’s keep up the good work and have record numbers. 

Come Alongside – How to be a friend to someone who is grieving. A presentation by counsellor Deb Ribeyre who specializes in grief work. Hosted by your parish Care Team. Monday December 3, 2018 from 1:00-2:30pm in the Hall. Everyone welcome. Feel free to invite your friends and neighbours. Donations welcomed. 

Check out the Hall this Sunday or the next time you are in…. the flooring has been expanded to cover the 2 entrance ways and the bathrooms. Wow! A big thanks to Don for coordinating the work, to those who donated the money to have the extra work done, and to Mark of MRW Hardwood & Laminates Flooring Installations who did a super job and was pleasant the whole time. 

This Weekend ONLY – Special SMILE CARD promo. Load up your SMILE Card up to $1000 ($200 at a time = 5 transactions) and receive 200 bonus airmiles per transaction!! Friday through Monday! Purchase all your Christmas baking supplies with your Thrifty SMILE Card and support St. Mary’s! Load up your card before you shop at Thrifty’s, use it to pay for your groceries and 5% of your purchase will go directly to St. Mary’s! It’s as easy as that. You can use your VISA card to load it and still get your airmiles. Don’t have a card? Have a friend or family member who would be willing to use one? Ask Elaine or Selinde for your card today.  

Better late than never.  Our Diocese’s 98th Synod, held in late September, was really wonderful. Go on line to learn more:  Synod > Resources | Anglican Diocese of British Columbia   to view the Living Our Vision videos, listen to the podcasts, and download the presentations. You may very well be inspired!

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 3rd Monday of the month from 4-6pm in the Church Hall. Everyone welcome to a lovely, sit-down meal.