CREATION SEASON

The liturgical colour green symbolizes the renewal of vegetation and generally of living things,
and the promise of new life.

Thought of the Week

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. Pedro Calderon de la Barca
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If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. Eleonora Duse
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f the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. Eleonora Duse
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Furnishings for the Family of Refugees we are Sponsoring

We’re off to a great start collecting furnishings for  Mary & Joseph Koroma and their two children, 7 year old Isaac, and 4 year old Joseph. We now have donations ranging from a queen bed and frame, to a microwave, and quilts for the entire family from the mattjam quilters.  Let’s keep this momentum going throughout the summer!

Donations in good condition are appreciated. We do not know when the family may arrive.  If you are willing to save and donate item(s), please let us know so we can take that item off the list.  If you have an item to donate that is not on the list, but you believe would be practical, we would like to hear from you.  We do not have a central collecting place but if need be, things could be stored.  Please email or phone Mary Mitchell (mitchellmary@sympatico.ca, 519-836-3767) or leave a note on the posted list in the church hall. Thank you! The list is updated regularly so drop by occasionally.

For a complete list of needs please download: Refugee-Furnishings-List.

Announcements

There will be  one service only at 10:00 am until, and including, September 2. During the summer, the Wednesday 9:30 am Holy Eucharist (BCP) will continue.

There will be two services only on  September 16  at 8:00 am (BCP) & 10:30 am Choral Eucharist.

There will be two services only on  September 30  at 8:00 am (BCP) & 10:30 am Choral Eucharist & Blessing of the Animals.

 

For the past 11 years, we have provided backpacks to CMHA Waterloo Wellington Dufferin for needy students in Guelph. We are looking for donations of school supplies and backpacks.  Please bring in the supplies and place them in the basket in the basement.  Donations will be accepted until Sunday August 24.  Please contact John Dennis if you have any questions about this program. We also need approximately $500 for the purchase of running shoes and other specific supplies. Monetary donations should be clearly identified as “Backpack Program”.

 

We have recently received confirmation that our sponsorship application under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program has been approved! In other words, The Church of the Apostles  has proven that we have the financial and settlement support capacity to meet the obligations towards this particular sponsorship.The file will now be transferred to the appropriate IRCC office overseas where a decision will be made on the refugee’s application for permanent residence. Watch for further information!

Children’s program begins on Sunday, September 9 at the 9:15 am service. 

Roarin’ 20s Speakeasy on Sunday, September 16 at 7:00 pm. One adult beverage ticket for people in period clothing. Come to listen or dance to some N’Awlins music with our musicians for the evening, Stan and Eric.  CDs available.Tickets $30 at the door and $25. advance. Includes treats to eat and door prizes. Tickets will be available in August. 

Munching on the Word – Bible Study beginning on Thursday, September 20 at 11:30 am. Bring your lunch to eat while we talk about Paul, the blessed curmudgeon.

Saturday September 22 from 1:00-3:00 pm. – Memorial Garden service and tea.

Sunday, September 30 10:30 am, Blessing of the Animals.

 

 

Saturday, August   25 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm  at the Church of the Apostles. There will be a repair café,  barbeque, cupcakes, cotton candy, prize draw, and much more.

Our special items for August are canned tomatoes or pasta sauce, and  peanut or soy butter. For a complete list go to Community Partners under Environment & Social Action

From Sunday, July 1 – Sunday, September 2
Holy Eucharist 10:00 am
The Wednesday 9:30 am BCP Holy Eucharist continues throughout the summer.

Our wonderful office volunteers are on hiatus until Tuesday, September 11. Email, voice mail, and Canada Post mail will  be checked regularly.  A great big thank you goes  to our devoted office volunteers!

Contact / Directions

  • 519-822-1061
  • stmattjam@gmail.com

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