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Christmas Bazaar and Tea (December 4th)  - TIME TO ADVERTISE! Small posters are available today if you are able to take them to advertise among friends, family and bulletin boards (Get them during fellowship time).  Also, if you will be contributing to any of the bazaar tables, please let the table leads know. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! If you are able to assist with set-up, this will be Friday, December 3 starting 3:30 p.m.   Any items for the sale tables should be dropped off between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., on Friday, December 3, unless by special arrangement with the table leads.  This is important, it is far preferable to have all the items in place when we open the doors on December 4 and let in the "crowd".  This would be baking, preserves, pantry items, previously loved jewelry, Christmas Decor all in excellent condition.  Please remember that all protocols (masks) will be in place and proof of vaccination will be necessary when entering the Tea Room.

Tea Room tickets are now available from Heather Herd, $5.00, please purchase your tickets in advance if possible. 

Christmas Bazaar Raffle Tickets – Books of tickets are still available.  Please consider purchasing a book, or two, for yourself, as well as, selling to family and friends.  Prizes are $300.00 cash, 2 tickets to a Canucks Hockey game and 2 Passes to the Audain Art Museum in Whistler along with a $20 Starbucks Gift Card.  The draw will take place at the Bazaar on Saturday, December 4.  Please give sold ticket stubs and monies to Judy Nicholson prior to the event if possible.  Your support is most appreciated.

Christmas at St. Oswald’s  – We are all invited to join the 7th annual Christmas Craft Sale and Lunch at St. Oswald’s (9566 190th Street, corner of 190th Street and 96th Avenue in Surrey) on Friday, November 26th between 10 am and 2pm. Covid protocols observed. Masks and vaccine passports are mandatory.

Altar Flowers – Please consider providing for the flowers placed on the Altar to the glory of God, in celebration of anniversaries/birthdays of loved ones. You may also wish to contribute to the cost of the Christmas Poinsettias that decorate our Church during Christmas week, and offer them in memory or thanksgiving.  The cost is usually in the $40 - $50 range. 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: 

Carols and Lessons - Sunday, December 19, this is an evening service for the whole family and all friends celebrating the wide diversity of culture and languages in our parish.  If you are able to take part, read a lesson in your first language, or any other language you speak, and/or sing a Christmas carol from your homeland, this is what makes the evening so special. Share your Christmas with us.   Please see one of the Wardens to get your name on the programme.

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.    

Dates for Your Calendar

Dec. 4th - Mini Bazaar. (Christmas themed with Tea Room and raffle tickets)

Dec. 19th Carol Service

Dec. 24th 7pm and 11pm Christmas Eve service

Dec. 25th 10am Christmas Day service