A WEEKEND OF POT LUCKS!!
FIRST, THE TOWN POINT SERVICE: The day of our Town Point Service is fast approaching. It will be at 11.30 am on Saturday, July 6 and is the first event in the Highland Games celebration, which is marking the 150th year. Please make a note in your diary, as we expect a large, ecumenical turnout for this important event. Bring a chair and your sharing picnic.
THEN OUR FAREWELL TO REV’D REBECCA: Her last service will be on July 7th and will be a PARISH SERVICE AT St Paul’s at 11.00 am, followed by a Farewell Lunch, which is also pot luck! Please let one of the Parish Wardens know that you will be attending, and what you will bring (entrée, salad, dessert, extras) so they can be sure we have enough food.
MEMORIAL AT ST MARTHA’S: There will be an evening of prayer, music and scripture for families and friends of those who have died while under the care of St. Martha's Hospital during the past several months (August 1st, 2012- January 31st, 2013). This service will be held in the Clare Marie Auditorium (formally St. Martha's Chapel) Antigonish, on Thursday, June 20th, at 7:15pm. Refreshments following. Please join us!
PARISH RETREAT: THIS HAS BEEN CHANGED TO JUNE 29th. (Saturday) and will be at Club 60. Please sign up on the new sheet!! Or you may let Phillip or Lynda know you are interested. This is a PARISH RETREAT and we would like all 3 churches to have participants. It will run from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm and participants are asked to bring something for a Pot Luck lunch.
LAY READERS MEETING: The next lay readers meeting will be on Monday June 17 at 7 pm in the Parish Room.
LEARNING LUNCHES: Aimed at 55+, but open to all, the People’s Place Library holds Learning Lunches on the 3rd Wednesday in the month at noon. The speakers come from various areas and talk on travel, hobbies and history. You can bring a brown bag lunch and tea/coffee is provided. This is a free event.
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 Rev Rebecca 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!