Weekly Announcements for April 23, 2017

*Would you please consider attending the University Chaplaincy Dinner below?  They are short numbers this year and this is their main fundraiser to provide this much-needed ministry to our students.

See you at the garden potluck tonight!  5:30pm blessings, 6pm dinner, 7pm Garden AGM

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER – April 23, 2017

Welcome to St. Augustine’s.

Find out more about who we are in the pew brochure or online at www.staugustinesedmonton.com

Printable announcements: April 23, 2017

 

Sundays –

8:00AM –  SAID ANGLICAN EUCHARIST

10:00AM – OUR MAIN SERVICE OF WORSHIP WHICH CHANGES WITH THE CHURCH SEASONS AND ALWAYS INCLUDES HOLY COMMUNION AND KID’S TIME.

 

This Week’s Scripture Readings:

Second Sunday of Easter – April 23

(BAS 336)

Acts 2:14a, 22-32

Psalm 16

1 Peter 1:3-9

10:00 am Contemplative

Next Week’s Scripture Readings:

Third Sunday of Easter – April 30

(BAS 337)

Acts 2:14a – 36-41

Psalm 116: 1-4, 12 – 19

1 Peter 1: 17-23

10:00 am Contemplative

Please remember in your prayers this week:

For the sick or in hospital – Marie, Rachel, Pat, Valene, Karleen, Don, Joey, Marl, Ray, Herb, Janelle.

In mourning – Family of Rev. Glen Bresee, Betty, Peter, Paul and family.

Family of Frank Godfrey, Grace, Gwen, David, Joan and family.

Family of Ruth New, Jim, Sheila and family. Family of Marg Williams.

 

EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • ENCOUNTERS – A Sunday morning study group @ 8:15am. Everyone welcome.
  • CENTERING PRAYER – Augustine’s – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays mornings each week at 08:45 am.
  • RETREAT – STRAWBERRY CREEK – MAY 26, 27 & 28 – CONTACT – PAT @ 780 469-0704 for details. Everyone welcome
  • AUGUSTINE’S – SIMPLE FUNDRAISING FOR CHURCH PROJECTS – IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING OPTIONS TO DO SOME SIMPLE FUNDRAISING, please speak to your People’s Warden Joyce.
  • ***IDEAS*** Your Vestry is inviting ideas for mission initiatives that might make use of available REACH FUNDS. See the poster or handbill for more info.
  • SOUND SYSTEM UPGRADE – As per congregational feedback, Vestry approved @ just under $10,000. Installation in March 2017. We have donations of $4,100. Leaving $5,900. to come from our capital reserves.  If anyone would like to contribute, you may make a specific donation to help cover the remaining costs, it would be much appreciated.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

  • BELLES – SPRING LUNCHEON – THURSDAY, MAY 11. Highlands Golf Course. Meet at Church at 11:30 am for carpool. Lunch to be served at noon. Sign up sheet in the Church foyer. We have been asked to raise our costs to reflect the increase in wages and food prices. Cost – $21.00 pp any questions: Phyllis 780 469-6327 or Betty 780 477-7380.
  • TUESDAYS AT BLUES JAVA BAR (50 STREET & 106 AVENUE) – Coffee and conversation on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 10 am. Come and join us for stimulating conversation on various topics of choice.  Next meeting – May 9th.
  • SIMPLE SUPPER – Friday, April 28th – doors open at 5:00, Supper served at 5:30. Please join us and bring a friend. Good food and companionship. Groups of ten (10) or more, please make a reservation at the church office.
  • Grace United Church – Garage Sale – April 28, 4:00-7:00 and April 29, 10:00-2:00.
  • GANG – FABULOUS FABRIC FRENZY – April 22 – 9:30am to 3:30 pm at Strathearn United Church – Looking for donations of unused fabric, yarn or notions – details on notice board. Thank you.
  • ANGLICAN EDUCATIONAL CHAPLAINCY GALA DINNER – Wednesday, May 03 @ 5:30 pm – University of Alberta Faculty Club

Tickets are $75.00 – tax receipt of $25.00 for each ticket purchased.

 

 

  • ALPHA PARENTING COURSE – Outreach in the neighbourhood for parents with children under 10years – beginning in May for 5 sessions. Would you like to help?  Do you know someone who would like to attend?  Posters and handbills will be out soon.
  • TIMOTHY’S SPRNG FLOWER SALE– PLANTS SUPPLIED BY Kuhlmann’s Greenhouse. Orders must be in by May 14 – pick up on Saturday, May 27 – See Synod Scene to order on line.
  • A reminder to book any space you need at the church through the church office so it can be checked against the master calendar.

 

The church office is open Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 12:00.  Any mail for the office? Please drop it in the office mailbox (in the other building), or in the ‘Admin’ mailbox downstairs.  There is also a form for cheque requisitions if you have receipts to submit for payment.

Anglican Diocese Announcements

Anglican’s are busy across the diocese – see more events on the Diocesan “SYNOD SCENE” at www.edmonton.anglican.org .  You can get it by email too! – MORE information on notice board downstairs.

  • FAMINE IN AFRICA: WHAT CAN WE DO? ANGLICANS CALLED TO ACTION – SEE NOTICE BOARD.
  • ANGLICAN FOUNDATON OF CANADA – 2017 CELEBRATING 60th ANIVERSARY – Details of plans coming soon – Limited Elegant design & tailor made limited edition of 100 “Anniversary Hope Bears” with outfits. $60.00 each – Available in May 2017.
  • GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE – The DIOCESE OF EDMONTON CAMPAIGN 2017 – a new goal of 100 units – call 1 888 236-6283 for an appointment – Please give Partner ID: ANGL 696986 .
  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Volunteers needed on construction sites for Pre-fab shops – February 23 to April 27, 2017. Watch for information to come on Carter Place – 2017 Canada.

 

Garden Updates

Clayton Ernst is our parish representative on the garden committee.

 

 

THROUGH THE WEEK AT ST. A’s:

Music Together – Kid’s music program.  Most Monday and Thursday mornings at the church.  www.musictogethernl.com

Sound Opportunity – Wednesday evenings at 7 pm www.sing4me.ca

Gentle Hatha Yoga – Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am. ($16 each for 18 classes)

GANG – Grandmothers of Alberta for a New Generation (GANG) works with the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African grandmothers raising their grandchildren because of AIDS.  An awareness, advocacy and fundraising group.

GEA-Greater Edmonton Alliance – organization of Faith Groups, Unions, Community Action Groups and Small Businesses ‘organizing for the common good’ to give the public a voice in decision making that affects their lives.