Stephen Laskey
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Sunday Sept 27 
10am Holy Eucharist & Sunday School
7pm Evensong with the music of Taizé
Wednesday Sept 30  
10am Holy Eucharist & Fellowship                         
6:30pm Evening Prayer (in the Lady Chapel)                         
7pm – Bible Study in the Rector’s Office
Saturday Oct. 3
Morning – Ride for Refuge (Richmond)                   
3pm – Blessing of Animals Service
Next Sunday Oct 4 
10am – Holy Eucharist,  Sunday School,
Fellowship and Choir Rehearsal following  

Pie Sale Fresh, homemade pies for thanksgiving. If you have enough to do to prepare for Thanksgiving, let us help! We will be selling these delicious pies at $10 each on Sunday, October 4th, during coffee time. They are on a first come, first serve basis. When they’re gone, they’re gone! Choose from apple, pumpkin or berry. Are you a good pie maker? If so, offer your talent today & make a few for this fundraising event! See Lynn Turner today or contact her at, 604-535-7704 or email her at: lynnandjohnt@gmail.com.  

Yard Sale/Flea Market We are having another Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct 17th.  We are accepting donations for this event every Monday from 6-7 pm & also Sundays after church. Please bring them to the bottom hall. As well as the usual popular items we will also be accepting gently used clothes. Your job is to tell your families, friends & neighbours that you would love to have anything that they no longer want or need! We will also need help on the Saturday to staff tables, help with the food kiosk, fetch & carry & any jobs needed. If you can help in any way please speak to Rohan or contact him by: 778-395-1094, anthoniszvrl@yahoo.com We are hoping to have a sale every couple of months as these Flea Markets have proven to be very good fundraisers. Many thanks to you all!  

Choir Rehearsals Began last Sunday: September 20th  BUT it is not too late to offer your voice to this vital ministry. We meet in the church at about 11:45, once everyone has had a chance for refreshments and fellowship following the service. It is a privilege to share your talent and praise Him, from whom it comes!  

Prayer Circle - If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please contact Judy Nicholson at 604-594-8562 or the Church Office, 604-581-4800.  If you know of anyone from the parish who is in the hospital or about to go into the hospital, please contact the parish office 604-581-4800 and let Steve know.  

Coffee and Fellowship Hour – Every Sunday we have our fellowship time and we have a rota of people who get it all ready for us to enjoy following the Eucharist.  Would you like to help out one Sunday a month or periodically?  If so, please speak with Jos Laskey until Marion, who schedules our rota, returns from holidays. At the moment we are particularly looking for one or two people to help on the first Sunday of the month.  

Ride for Refuge PWRDF announced in the early summer a ride for refugees to take place on the morning of October 3rd as a fundraiser and awareness raising for parishes.  Our priest, Steve, will be doing the ride and is looking for sponsorship.  If you would like to sponsor Steve, please sign up on the sheet at our fellowship hour or go to the Ride for Refuge Website,  

Blessing of Animals Service – A service of the blessing of animals for St. Francis Day will take place here at St. Helen’s at 3pm on Saturday, October 3rd. Please spread the word.  We had a wonderful assortment of animals to bless last year and it would be great to widen the number of species as we give thanks for the diversity of God’s creation.  

Advance notice of Some of our upcoming events
The ‘Lunch Bunch’ Seniors Lunch     Oct 6th
Church decorating for Thanksgiving  Oct 10th
Movie Night Nov 7th
Textile & Clothing Drive  Nov 8th
Christmas Bazaar Nov 28th

Readings for Sunday, October 4th, 2015 – 19th after Pentecost:
Job 1:1, 2:1-10;
Psalm 26;
Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12;
Mark 10:2-16