OUR WELCOME MESSAGE: We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, yo no habla Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds. We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or like our rector, who can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Anglican than Cranmer, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s Baptism. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome hockey moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians & junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion,” we’ve been there too. If you blew all your offering money at the dog track, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are tattooed, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts … and YOU!
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WE ARE FAMILY! With such a big church family as ours, we sometimes forget to let each other know if someone needs us, and our prayers. For instance, if you know of anyone who is sick, let the Rector or one of our Lay Readers know so that we can react appropriately. Quite often the hospital does not know that the new patient belongs to our family and so we are not asked to visit. This can be very sad for the patient and very upsetting for us all when we hear after the fact. Of course, if you do not want us to know then that is fine, but more often than not it is just a lack of communication. We care about each and every one of our family members, as well as our community, so please don’t keep us in the dark! You can always call 863-5089 and leave us a message. We will also add people to our prayer list, if asked, so please don't forget that we are here for you.
ST. MARY'S Lessons and Carols, Sunday December 29th at 7.00
pm. Remember that Christmas is a season with twelve days in it!
EPISTLES AT ST PAUL’S: The next Epistle at St
Paul’s will be on Tuesday, January 14th at 7.00 pm in the Church. Speaker: Dr. Donna Trembinski. All welcome!
Rev’d Aidan Kingsbury
752-6374 (home), 759-0236 (cell). Rev’d Art Bourré 695-2470 (home), 759-9922