Stephen Laskey
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Notices for the Week of September 9th  

This Week at St. Helen’s
Songs of Praise
Tuesday, September 11th at 7pm.
Songs of Praise returns to St. Helen’s as a once a month gathering to sing songs of praise old and new, contemporary and ancient.  This will give us the opportunity to sing some of our old favourites as well as learn some newer hymns of the church that we might incorporate into our Sunday Eucharists. Many of the hymns we sing will be in anticipation of the hymns we will have over the following month at the Sunday Eucharist.  

Saints Days and Commemorations this Week

Edmund James Peck
10 September Priest, Missionary to the Inuit, 1924 — Memorial
13 September Bishop of Carthage, Martyr, 258 — Memorial
Holy Cross Day
14 September Holy Day

For more about these particular Holy Days you may visit the website ‘For All the Saints’ at:   and click on ‘For All the Saints’.  Here you will find a short biography of the particular person or info about the Holy Day as well as readings and prayers for the day.  

Readings for Next Sunday, Sept. 16
Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; James 3:1–12; Mark 8:27–38  

Forthcoming Events and Activities

ACW meetings Resume
Starting Wednesday, September 19th at 7pm in the upper hall. For more details please speak with Judy Nicholson at 604-594-8562.  

Parish Council
The next meeting of the council will take place on Tuesday, September 18th at 7pm in the upper hall.  An agenda and other paperwork will be sent out approx. one week before the meeting.  

Clean up Day for the Cemetery
Saturday, September 22nd 10am-12noon.  Come along and work alongside others on the grave of a family member or a loved one today in preparation for the cemetery service on taking place on Saturday, Sept. 29th (see notice below)  

Here Our Prayer
Tuesday, September 25th at 7pm An hour of prayer and praise in the form of Evening Worship will take place once a month in the church.  It will most often be the 4th Tuesday of the month.  Here, we will pray for one another, our church and community.  Everyone will have the opportunity to give their prayer requests and of course, everyone is invited to come along and participate. Come and put your toe in the waters of prayer.  You will be glad you did.  

Cemetery Service - Saturday, Sept 29th
At this service we will remember all whom we have loved but who are no longer with us.  Our cemetery has been an important place for many people over the years and we wish to honour the memory of those who have been a part of our church family and wider community.  If you know of family and friends of those buried at St. Helen’s, please let them know so that they may attend.  More information will be forthcoming.  The service will go ahead rain or shine.  If it is raining, then the service will take place in the church.  Refreshments will follow the service.  

Harvest Celebration - Sunday, Sept. 30th
Our Harvest Celebrations on Sept 30th will include a pie sale.  If you can make pies, buy pies, and eat pies, this is the sale for you to contribute your talent and flair or just simply enjoy the eating of the pie.  The church, will therefore, be decorated for the Sept 30th Harvest service and will remain so until after the Thanksgiving Weekend Celebrations.  Historically, Harvest and Thanksgiving were two different celebrations, so we are not doing anything new at all.  We hope this will give many more people the opportunity to see the wonderful Harvest and Autumn colours adorn our church.  

Thanksgiving Sunday Service
Sunday, October 7th We will of course, continue our Harvest Celebrations right through the Thanksgiving weekend at our Sunday Eucharist as we give thanks for all the ways in which we have been blessed  

Blessing of Animals Service
Saturday, October 6th Our blessing of animals, and all God’s creatures, pets, farm, and other domestic animals as well as the wild variety (from a little further away) will take place on the Thanksgiving weekend.  The time is yet to be determined as we want to consult with those who usually come to this service.  

Spiritual Foundations for Young People We are planning to implement a once a month gathering for young people to grow deeper roots of faith and spirituality.  More information in early September.

It’s Jams and Jellies Time! – That’s right, in prep for the Bazaar you are invited to make jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles etc.  If you would like jars to put these in, please speak with Jacquie Stinson.