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.

Our Sunday service and AVM have been cancelled due to the snow.  Further updates to follow..

Our SHROVE TUESDAY Pancake Lunch was a rousing success with 200+ kids and their teachers enjoying a delicious meal in our Hall. Thank you to all who helped out!

Tumaini crafters meet Wednesday afternoon in the Hall at 1:30.

Check out our new system for organizing the Roster of Readers and Servers. On the revised white board hanging outside the Rector’s office, sign up yourself for the dates that work for you. We’ve added Greeters and Counters.   

Community Dinner – February’s meal is Roast Chicken and Taters (Monday, February 19 from 4-6pm).  Remember to invite your friends and neighbours. Sign up to volunteer in the Hall Sunday.  

Prayer Circle – Donis has stepped down from her role coordinating the Prayer Circle. Thank you for your years of service, Donis!  Sher Chycoski has graciously offered to take over and coordinate this ministry for us. So if you have a prayer request, please send it directly to her at smchycoski@gmail.com.  Contact Selinde if you would like to serve on the Prayer Circle as someone who is willing to pray for those requesting prayer. 

The WORLD DAY OF PRAYER is on Friday, March 2nd.  The planning meeting for it is being hosted by Knox United this year on February 1st at 9:30. Would anyone like to get involved? Please talk to Selinde.  

A no-brainer fundraiser – Thrifty’s SMILE Card program.  If you shop at Thrifty Foods, please consider getting and using a Thrifty’s SMILE Card. Just load it up before you shop and use it like a credit card to pay for your groceries. 5% of what you spend is donated directly to St. Mary’s!! How painless is that? Last year, we raised over $800 through the program which we will use to spruce up the Hall with a coat of new paint and to lay new flooring.  Please see Selinde to sign up.  

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.