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SAM AND ANGELITA'S 65TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Our St. Helen's family will join with the Sotana family to celebrate the event. 

On SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2022 at 3:30pm, we start with a Service of Celebration, followed by entertainment and dinner in the Church Hall. 

For this event PLEASE make sure that you register by emailing ticketsatsthelens@gmail.com.

Deadline to RSVP is Monday September 19th.   Email registration is compulsory  

St. Helen's parishioners are asked to bring EITHER A SALAD OR A DESSERT FOR NO MORE THAT 8 OR 10 PEOPLE, or may opt to share this contribution.  The Sotanas are providing the main meal.  There is no charge, but please RSVP by emailing the address above.  

OLD-FASHIONED HYMN SING GATHERING 

We are all invited to join the folks at St. Oswald’s (Port Kells, 9566 190th Street, Surrey) for a Hymn Sing event next Sunday on September 11 between 6 and 7pm. Tea, coffee and home-made goodies are served after the event at the hall.          

2023 CHURCH CALENDARS 

St. Helen’s ACW is pleased to accept pre-orders for next year’s calendars. 

The theme is ‘Peaks and Valleys’ and a range of church photos from across Canada are featured.  The large daily spaces are useful for keeping track of appointments, birthdays, church events, etc.  The ‘seasons’ of the church and associated colours, reflected in our priests’ vestments and altar hangings, Holy Days, and commemorations and memorials of saints and other noted church figures are included. 

The cost is $7.00.  Please let Glenda Colquhoun know if you would like a copy for yourself, family members, or friends.  Deadline for pre-orders is September 18. 

ACW DORCAS SHOWER 

Dorcas (also known as Tabitha) was an early disciple of Jesus, known for her ‘good works and acts of mercy.’  Following her example, members of St. Helen’s ACW will be purchasing baby layette items for needy families.  

NEW items, ranging from 6 months to 2 years, such as sleepers, onesies, 2 piece outfits (pants & tops), receiving blankets, knitted 40” x 40” square blankets, hooded baby towels, diaper pins, baby soap, rattles, teething rings, brush & comb sets, and small sizes of Vaseline, baby shampoo & lotion are needed. 

If shopping is not convenient, cash donations may be given to Glenda Colquhoun or Judy Nicholson. 

All items will be donated to the Diocesan ACW for use in Northern BC & Yukon parishes and when a need arises in the Lower Mainland.  Your support is most welcome.

GENTLY, USED BABY/FAMILY CLOTHES can find a new home through the Diocesan ACW.  These are included in the BALES of clothing sent three times.  Glenda or Judy are happy to deliver these to ACW Place.  If you have questions regarding donations of men’s, women’s, children’s clothing, games, bedding, knitting, linens, etc. and how it is sorted and shipped according to parish requests, please speak to Judy Nicholson.  You are welcome to visit ACW Place (Unit B, 7012 Merritt Avenue, Burnaby) any Monday morning and see the ladies in action.  

LUNCH BUNCH

Parishioners are invited to gather for lunch and fellowship on Thursday, September 22, at 11:45am, in the Upper Hall.  Kelly and Les Foulds have agreed to prepare lunch.  Coffee, tea, and dessert will also be provided.  The cost is $6.00 per person.  Please confirm your attendance with Joan Hnedish by September 18.  Looking forward to seeing you. 

FOODBANK DONATIONS

Once again we will be receiving donations for the Surrey foodbank.  Please leave your donations in the basket at the back of church. The following items have been requested.

Canned protein (fish & meat), Canned fruit, Canned vegetables, Meal-in-a-Tin Whole grain rice or legumes, Pasta & sauce, Healthy canned soup, Baby formula (Large Cans).

Please make sure that items are unopened and have not expired.  They also appreciate monetary donations via their website https://www.surreyfoodbank.org/donate/  

BOTTLE DRIVE.

Kelly and Les Foulds would be happy to accept any clean, rinsed containers along with bottles and cans that you donate regularly on the last Sunday of each month.  

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