Week of November 15th – 21st
Tuesday – 7pm Executive Meets
(Lower Hall Kitchen)
Wednesday – 10:00am Holy Eucharist
7pm ACW Meets in the upper hall
(Evensong & Bible Study resume Wednesday Nov. 25)
Tuesday, November 23rd at 7pm Songs of Praise
Sunday November 29th at 7pm – Evensong with Taize Prayer
Tuesday December 1st at 7pm – Parish Council Saturday
December 5th – 6:30pm – Carol Service
led by alumni and friends of St. Thomas’s School, Sri Lanka
International Pot Luck Supper Next Saturday, November 21st - arrive by 5:30pm. Eat at 6pm. We are a wonderful multicultural community celebrating our common faith in Christ and each year we celebrate the anniversary of the turning of the sod, laying of the foundation, consecration of the land for our church of St. Helen on the Reign of Christ Sunday. This year we will have a potluck on the Saturday evening. It’s a great time of fellowship and fun. A splendid time to invite your friends and parishioners we haven’t seen for a while. Do think up your most revered dish to bring along and share with us all. Would you like to help with some entertainment? If so, please speak with our rector, Steve.
Tri-Parish Quiet Day – Next Saturday, Nov 21st This year the quiet day will take place at St. Michael’s Anglican Church 60th Ave. Surrey. Coming just in time to prepare for Advent the parishes of St. Helen, St. Michael and the Church of the Epiphany join together once again to offer this time of reflection. The reflections and meditations will be led by our own priest, Steve Laskey. The gathering is from 9:30am with the day beginning at 10am. Tea/Coffee etc. will be provided. Please bring your own bag lunch. The day will conclude at 2pm.
Thankyou! Thank you! To everyone who contributed to our textile and clothing collection. And thank you to our clothing drive coordinator, Fil Sotana, who tells us that 1647 pounds were collected which realized $300. Thanks to Fil’s family who stayed behind last Sunday to transfer everything to the truck.
Books for the Book Table at the Bazaar – Do you have any books in good, readable condition you would like to clear from your home? If so, please speak with John Palmer who will be staffing the book shelf at the Bazaar who will be happy to receive your books. In fact John says bring your books to him any time of the year.
Our Christmas Bazaar – Saturday, November 28th
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please volunteer to be part of the team working to make our annual Christmas bazaar a great success. Still looking for people to help on the tables, and for donations in the following areas: Previously loved Christmas items/decor: give to Dawn Laidman Previously loved jewelry: give to Kelly Foulds Would you be willing to sew a few simple items? See Lynn Turner Can you provide a couple of boxes of Ferrero Rocher chocolates, or bags of Werther's? If you can provide items for a themed basket, talk to Heather Herd. Are you working on a project for the bazaar? Please let Lynn know.
WORKBEE: This Tuesday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the upper hall - if you are working on something, do bring it along. Please make sure that the table leaders have any and all of your donations at least one week before the bazaar, this is necessary so that they know what they have and can prepare accordingly. The exception to this is of course the pantry and baking tables. AND, please get the word out, this event is very important, but all our efforts will not be rewarded if we don't have a huge attendance. Thank you!
**2 Notices about Church Flowers**
1/ Sunday Flowers through the year – If you would like to sponsor the altar flowers on a Sunday during the church year as a memorial or as a thanksgiving, we are currently setting up the rota for the year. Please speak with Muriel Shearer who has the slips to be filled in. 2/ Poinsettias for Christmas The Altar Guild will be decorating the Church for Christmas again this year with poinsettias. Donations toward the cost of the poinsettias would be most welcome. Please put your donation in the offertory plate in an envelope marked "poinsettias". If your donation is in memory of a loved one please write your memorial notation on the envelope using the format "in memory of (insert name of loved one). Thank you in advance for your donations for the poinsettias.
Lunch Bunch Christmas Lunch Tuesday, December 1st at the ABC restaurant at 15373 Fraser Highway, Surrey. Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm. Cost is $15:00 per person and includes a Seniors turkey dinner, small dessert, tea, coffee and gratuity. If you plan to attend please put $15:00 in an envelope with your name on it and give to Muriel Shearer. Deadline for paying is November 29 so we know the numbers for the restaurant that day. All are welcome, please come and join us.
Readings for Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 – Reign of Christ:
2 Samuel 23:1-7,
Notices for the Bulletin – If you would like to have a notice placed in the Sunday bulletin, please have it by email to the church office by the Wednesday morning before the Sunday you wish to have it printed. If it is an event – the calendar date, the day of the week, and the start time must be included. Notices may be edited by the bulletin editor for the sake a space.
Our Website and Facebook Page Please do visit our webpage at www.sthelensurrey.ca which has been substantially updated with information of all kinds. And please also visit and ‘Like’ our Facebook page. When you like the page, you will get the new posts on your own Facebook page when it is updated. Please do make sure you ‘Like’ the page and not just the post. We now have 93 likes to the page and it would be great to get 100 likes. When there are special events to take place please share the post on your page. By doing so you are helping to get the information out there about our event with the likelihood that more people will be looking to attend.