Stephen Laskey
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Notices for the Week of  September 12th-19th 

Welcome Back Sunday – Here we are launching out again for the fall program with planning of events.  Let us pray that the coronavirus may soon be behind us but in the meantime may we all be safe in all that we do and wherever we go for the sake of others as well as for each of us individually.  

Filming of our Service Today  As we begin a search for a new rector for St. Helen’s, we will produce a Profile Video of the Church that will be used to recruit the new Rector, and then used as a showcase of the Church for the general community. This 10 minute video will highlight who St. Helen’s is, a bit of history, some interviews and short vignettes of the service and welcome back potluck. Zoltan will have a team of several camera operators working with him this Sunday to record the service and the potluck. In general, he asks you to be yourself, and try not to look into the camera … too often. However, if you do, please smile and look away after a second or two. This will be more naturalistic than darting your gaze away quickly.  Please enjoy yourself and continue to be the welcoming souls you always are.

The Last Sunday of our Rector – Our Rector, Steve is retiring and his last Sunday with us will be Sunday, September 26th.  A potluck luncheon will follow the Sunday service that day with the opportunity to say goodbye.  

Sunday School – We need a few people to help with teach on a rotation basis.  If you would like to offer yourself for the children’s ministry, please be in touch with Fil Sotana.  If you do not have her contact details, you can leave a message on the office phone or send an email to the office and it will be forwarded to Fil.  

Flowers for the Altar – Thank you to those who have contacted Heather Herd so far.  There are openings over the most of the Sundays of the fall You are invited to contact Heather to donate the cost of flowers for a memorial or thanksgiving, or as an expression of gratitude to God for blessings. 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:   

Cameras for the Church Grounds - CCTV Surveillance –The installation of the CCTV system will begin a couple of weeks from now.  Donations are still welcome.  Thank you to those who have donated.  Your donation to St. Helen's may be made by cheque or by electronic transfer.  Please earmark a cheque or the electronic transfer for the CCTV system To contribute by etransfer: The email to use is:     

Daily Prayer - Please join us weekdays Tuesday to Friday for Daily prayer livestreamed on our Facebook page.  This begins at 9:30am and can be watched anytime during the day if you are unable to join us right at that time.    

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.    

Sunday Ministries and other Opportunities to Help – More of our congregation is returning for live-in-person worship which means we need people to step up to take on a Sunday ministry as more people become comfortable to return for in-person worship and other gatherings.  Reading a lesson, greeting at the door, helping with refreshment set-up as well as helping with the altar guild and flower arranging. If you would like to help out in any of these ways, the people to contact are:  John Palmer for reading and greeting. Lynn Turner for helping with refreshments for the short term. Heather Herd for altar guild and flower arranging.  If you do not have contact info for John, Lynn, or Heather, please send an email to the parish office or leave a phone message.  Your name will be passed on to them.  We do not give out phone numbers or email addresses of individuals in the parish.  These can too easily be made public.