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St. Helen’s Lunch Bunch - is up and running;)  Our next gathering will be on Tuesday, June 21, at 11:30am in the Upper Hall.  Bring along a bag lunch.  Tea, coffee and cake will be provided.  Please note this social time has changed to the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  After a relaxing July and August, we plan to meet again on September 20…same time, place and format.   Please join us for a time of fellowship and leisurely conversation.  All are welcome, including family, friends and neighbours.  

Annual Strawberry Tea – will be held at St. Helen’s on Saturday June 25, 2022. This is a fundraising event and your support is greatly appreciated.  

Raffle Tickets - are available now from Judy Nicholson for the Strawberry Tea event.  1st prize is $250.00 cash, 2nd prize a $50.00 Keg Gift Card and 3rd prize a floral hanging basket.  Tickets are 3 for $5.00 or a book of 12 for $20.00.  Please support this annual parish event by purchasing your own tickets, as well as, selling to your family, friends, and neighbours.  The draw will take place during the event on Saturday, June 25. 

Update April PWRDF May 1 2022  - In the first month of the war in Ukraine $360.000 was donated. These funds are supporting Ukrainians seeking safety in Hungary and Moldova and also mediation needs in the city of Kyiv.. The needs are great and of course other parts of the world continue to need help as well.  

We are taking the same amount from our reserves to allocate $90,000 to four other humanitarian needs….each complex..each seeking justice,healthcare and peace.

1…Myanmar…they will join forces with the Lutheran world Federation bringing food ,care,dignity and shelter to the Rohingya people.

2..People of Iraq…one of the most volatile places in the world. Many displaced people need care…clean water, sanitation , Income activities and protection from Gender issues and sexual abuse.

3...Ethiopia..2 years of war and covid has made international aid almost impossible. Again basic needs are trying to be met through the Lutheran world foundation.

4...Syria….the forgotten war…thru the council of church through ACT Alliances woman especially in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon will be given training, basic needs and Dignity.  

Please let us pray for these people in their difficult situations. Pray for peace..for dignity..for human rights for peaceful settlements. Lord, hear our prayers.  

Donations phone 416 822-9083 or send a cheque to 80 Hayden Street 3rd floor..Toronto Ontario M4Y 3G2  

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. 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  

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