News | the week of May 29

News | the week of May 29

The readings for the June 4, the Feast of Pentecost, are Acts 2:1-21 and John 20:19-23.

Theology by the Glass – Tuesday May 30, 7:30pm at Café 22 (336 Broadway at Hargrave) These evenings are about the most relaxed approach to Christian education imaginable.  We gather at 7:30pm and stay relatively focused on our topic for about an hour, at which point we begin to chase all sorts of conversational tangents until everyone is ready to leave! Our article for this session is “The Liturgy of Abundance, The Myth of Scarcity” by Walter Brueggemann. 

The child-friendly 4pm liturgy takes place on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, with the final ones before our summer break happening on  June 4 and 18. While geared for people bringing younger children, this liturgy is certainly open to all.

Thinking about adult baptism or confirmation? Or maybe you’d just like the opportunity to join with others to explore the meaning of our faith? A small group will be gathering a few times over the summer months to explore baptism and/or confirmation, with the first session meeting on June 19 over a meal. If you think you might be interested in taking part, please contact us.

June 24 community day – a pool party and barbeque hosted by Mike and Tara McTavish, 1652 Loudoun Rd, close to Fort Whyte. People are invited to arrive anytime after 2pm, with the dinner served at 5:00pm. The barbeque entrée will be provided, as will soft drinks and juice. You’re invited to bring a salad, dessert or snack of some kind, as well as a lawn chair and towel (if you’re thinking you might swim), and wine or beer if you so desire. Mike and Tara are happy to have this gathering spill over into the evening for those who don’t have to get tired children home and off to bed…  A sign-up sheet is now posted at the back of the church.

A couple of simple ways to get involved – 1) We are in need of a couple of extra people to help with the website. It is a WordPress site, and is very user-friendly and easy to learn. 2) For a couple of years Carolyn Mount took care of washing the communion linens, but now that she has moved on we’ll need a person (or persons…) willing to be responsible for this simple but necessary task. If you can lend a hand with either of these things, please contact us.

Camperships for the Annual Day Camp – Corinne Plett has informed us that they’ve now filled all 25 of the spaces for the August day camp, with six kids coming from newcomer families connected to St Aidan’s Christian School. We’re again putting out the call for campership donations, with the cost for each of the six campers set at $109. If you do want to make a donation – and please know that you do not necessarily need to cover the cost of a full campership –  please mark “campership” on your offering envelope or cheque memo line. Also, if you have a mountain bike you are no longer using, it can be put to good use in this program. They particularly need bikes with wheel sizes of 20, 24, and 26 inches. If you have one to donate, please do contact Corinne at tcplett@gmail.com or at 204.444.2695.  

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