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TRI CITIES ONLINE QUIET MORNING/RETREAT 1st OCTOBER

Alongside the congregations of Christ the Redeemer and St Michael’s you are invited to a morning of quiet prayer and reflection in the comfort of you own home. The session starts at 10am and is likely to last about1 ½ hours.

Here is the Zoom link for the retreat. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86146257685  

ACW MEETING 

St. Helen’s ACW (Anglican Church Women) will meet on Wednesday, October 5, for their monthly meeting at 11:30am in the Upper Hall.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided.  We will also display our baby layettes items which will be donated to needy families in the Lower Mainland and parishes in Northern BC and the Yukon.  Ladies of the parish, if you are interested in finding out more about our projects, please join us.  All are welcome.  

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.  

Choral Evensong in Commemoration of Her Late Majesty Elizabeth the Second at Christ Church Cathedral, September 25, 2022 at 4pm. The public is welcome to attend, however, seating is by reservation only (a reservation will entitle the holder to access to seating, general seating is not assigned).  Doors will open for public seating at 3:30pm.  

The liturgy will be livestreamed via the Cathedral's website.   

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/  

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