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

Poverty is the worst form of violence. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Blessing of the Animals

Living Better on Less

A great time was had at the Speakeasy!

Announcements

The Memorial Garden service and tea, previously scheduled for Saturday, September 22 has been cancelled.

On September 23 there will be our usual 3 services: 8:00 Holy Eucharist (BCP); 9:15 Contemporary Family Eucharist; 11:00 am Choral Eucharist.

On September 30 there will only be 2 services: 8:00 am Holy Eucharist (BCP) & 10:30 Service of Praise with Blessing of the Animals.

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.

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

We are delighted to announce that Joan Barr and Laurie Douglas will receive the Order of Niagara on September 30 at 4:00 pm at Christ Church Cathedral. We are so proud of them and grateful for the numerous ways in which they have, and continue, to serve the church and the world. Begin organizing rides!

Calling all Volunteer Church Groups.  We are planning a Volunteer Fair (some of you may remember it as Start Up Sunday) in the hopes of helping your group recruit more volunteers. Would your group like to set up a table to display and talk about what your group does? It will give our members, new and old, a chance to see all that we do at The Church of the Apostles. It is scheduled to be in the church hall on Sunday September 23 after each service. It will give people a chance to look around and see where and how they could be involved. It’s a great opportunity for you to showcase your group! If you are interested in setting up a table at the fair please get in touch with Denise Lowe or Pat Sproat  (deniselowe4health@gmail.com  &    patsproat@hotmail.com) and we will make sure there is a table for you.  

A Plea:

I need some folks who would be glad to come up from the congregation to assist at the Lady Altar, or to read, at the 11:00 am service. At 9:15, we need readers, Eucharistic Ministers, screen people, and babysitters for the very young ones. Thank you very much. ~Trudy

151 pounds of food were donated to CCSC in August! Well done and thank you. That brings us to 1201 pounds for the year to date, well on our way to a goal of 1800 in 2018. Our special items for September  are kidney beans, baked beans, and  peanut or soy butter. We do ask that donations are either from our special items of the month, or  the Donation Request List. For a complete list of donation requests click on  Community Partners under Environment & Social Action

The guests at CCSC (Chalmers Community Services Centre) are in need of toilet paper, razors, deodorant, and some bags to carry it all home in (cloth or plastic.) These may be put in the CCSC bin in the parish hall. If unable to make it to church  they may be dropped off between 8:00 am & 9:30 am at the west location 577 Willow Road, or phone 519-822-8778 to schedule a drop-off time for the downtown location.

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  • stmattjam@gmail.com

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