Matthew Ma
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THANK YOU

Many thanks to all who help to facilitate our very successful 2022 Bazaar. Working together we helped to raise $4001.10 which goes toward the work of the Church.  

CHURCH DECORATION FOR CHRISTMAS

All Altar Guild members are asked to help with this on Friday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. if you are able - there is decorating to be done, there will be a short meeting, a cup of tea and perhaps a biscuit or two, so please try to join us.

2023 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

It was decided that we stop ordering new donation envelopes for 2023. Therefore, those who wish to continue using donation envelopes may obtain a box of donation envelopes from previous years with unassigned envelope numbers. You will need to manually change the envelope number to your own and amend the donation date. Of course, you can also choose to donate online via email to giving2sthelen@gmail.com or via preauthorized debit. 

CHRISTMAS LUNCH BUNCH

Everyone is invited to enjoy a festive time of fellowship and lunch on Thursday, December 15, at 11:45am, in the Upper Hall.  The menu will include a variety of Chinese food dishes at a prepaid cost of $20.00.  Please confirm with Joan Hnedish that you will be attending and pay her by Sunday, December 11.  All are welcome.

PWRDF ADVENT NEWS from Paulette Smith

Will Postma executive director in his Advent note …. Bind us together in care and affection for each other and the land that all creation might flourish in our places.

This amazing Canadian charity started in 1958 when the mines in Springhill NS had a mine explosion.  Many men were killed leaving wives and children with no means of support.  It started locally for a specific cause slowly growing into the organization it is today.  Please check it out online…. the site is well done.

The needs in our world are greater than ever.  We can just look locally at our mental health issues…our homeless…. the increasing food costs etc.  Worldwide it is ever so challenging.  We can offer Hope by caring …by sending aid….by joining other charities already in place.  This can include sharing vaccines in Mail…. digging wells in Kenya…giving shelter and food after tropical storms in Guatemala or solar suitcases providing light to aid doctors or midwives. The needs are endless at home or abroad!

This Sunday I will be in the church hall once again during coffee hour to accept any donations.  Let’s try for $1000 plus again this year.  Thank you  

Paulette Smith  

Prayer Requests to the Prayer Circle – please be in touch with Judy Nicholson who will receive and forward your prayer requests to the prayer circle.  If you do not have her contact details, please send an email to the office email address and it will be passed on to her for distribution.  

Altar Flowers – Please consider providing for the flowers placed on the Altar to the glory of God, in celebration, in thanksgiving, or in memory of loved ones.  The cost is usually in the $40 - $50 range for both vases.  

If you would like to make a donation of a lesser amount, we always appreciate any contributions!  

Contact Heather Herd for details.  You may make your donation by cheque made out to St. Helen's Anglican Church and send it in the mail or leave it in the offering plate on a Sunday or by Interac e-Transfer. The email address to transfer electronically is: giving2sthelen@gmail.com  

Important Dates  

December 18             7pm Candlelight Multicultural lessons and carols service

December 24             7pm and 11pm Christmas Eve Services with Eucharist

December 25             10am Christmas Sunday service