WEEKLY BULLETIN FOR Sunday December 8th 2019, 2nd Sunday of Advent PRAYER INTENTIONS We are honoured to hold in prayer – family, friends, loved ones, and all in need. We pray especially for those listed in the bulletin and those in our hearts this day.
PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to request prayers for someone, please fill out the Prayer Request Form in the bulletin and place it in the offering plate or submit to the office, or email to: email@example.com. Our prayer team will include your loved ones with their allotted intercessions. First names will printed in the weekly bulletin.
Prayers for those in need of Health and Healing: Barbara, Lisa, James, Petra, Hailey, John & Val, Carol, Kristen, Kylee, Molly Rose, Dean, Catalina, Bea, Linda, Sandra, Luke, Peter, Diane, Peggy, and Evan&Family.
Prayers for those in Long Term Care or Seniors Homes: Marg, Diane, Noreen, Helen, Jim, Peter, Gene, Evelyn, Dave, Shirley, Rhiannon, Janet, Junia, Shirley Mac, Florence, Cliff, Vivian, Leona, Laurie, Joannie, Sheila, Hazel, Gloria, Bob, June, and Peggy R.
DECEMBER ALTAR FLOWERS: Dec 1 - Given to the Glory of God by Horst & Shirley Ammonns in memory of Shirley’s parents Ken & Mary Shepard and Alfred & Rosa Ammonns. Dec 8 - Given to the Glory of God by Liz Stanley in memory of Flo Baird. Dec 15 - Given to the Glory of God by Marcus Hahn, Remembering the Two Loves of His Life Andria and Ruth Hahn. Dec 22 - Given to the Glory of God by Tom and Marg Pratt in memory of their parents and family members. Dec 29 - Given to the Glory of God by Jim & Jeanette Maloney in thanksgiving of their wedding anniversary.
Christmas Altar Flowers Christmas Flower Envelops can be found in the pews. Please give information & donations directly to Anne Buchanan. Please return by Dec 15th to ensure orders are in time for Christmas.
Warden’s Advent Letter Please pick up your addressed letter at the main entrance
Caroling Afternoon to Seniors & Care Homes The Christmas caroling schedule has been finalized. Sun Dec 8 starting at 3 pm: Grandwood Park Retirement Home (Shirley Craib, Joannie Threadgould, Hazel Strong) and Sun Dec 15 staring at 1 pm: Gene Pincombe; Meadow Park Nursing Home (Sheila and Bob Molnar, Laurie Roberts); and Extendicare (Peter Grantham). If you are able to participate in one or both of these days, please contact Heather Gough at 519-685-1010 and more details will be provided.
Advent Study: Ponder and learn the Advent gospel stories in a way you never thought of before. We will meet in the Fireside Lounge Wednesdays, December 4th, 11th and 18th, from 10:00 to 11:30. Please sign-up on the sheet in the lounge - max 12 participants. These studies will be led by John Biro.
Open Prayer Group: Please join us for a time of meditation, thoughtful prayer, and intercessions. Everyone is welcome to join!! Next gathering will be Tues Dec 10, at 9am.
Movie Night At HTSSM - The Nativity Story Friday Dec 13 at 7pm. Please join us in the Fireside Lounge for the evening as we enjoy this beautiful telling of the story of Mary &Joseph. Popcorn and drinks will be provided or Bring your own treats if preferred.
Christmas Lights City Bus Tour HTSSM will be hosting this festive event again and it’s scheduled for Sunday Dec 22nd at 7pm. The LT bus will leave HTSSM at 7pm sharp so please arrive early. Tickets are $5/person with a max of 32 capacity. Please see Allison for more information.
HTSSM MITTEN TREE: Everything will be removed from the TREE on Tuesday, Dec. 17th, separated, bagged with price tags removed for delivery before Dec 20th. If anyone has not had a chance to deliver their donation, do not despair, we will make sure things go to the appropriate places. Many Thanks To Everyone. Blessings Sharron
Draw for 4 Pack of London Nights Tickets Game date is Friday Jan 3rd at 7:30pm, parking pass included. Tickets priced at $5 each, or 5 for $20. Contact Rev. Rob or Pat Edgerton to purchase, or for more information. All money raised will be given to the Parish Outreach Fund.
Parish Council: Minutes are now posted in the Fireside Lounge. Please contact a Council Member if you have questions. Next meeting: Tues Dec 17, 7PM in the lounge.
Memorial Book Entries: Anyone who has a memorial stone or plaque in the Veterans Garden, and wishes to have a picture in the Memorial Book, are asked to please contact Anne, or Carol Gross. This is a work in progress and we’d love as many entries as possible!
St. Paul's Social Services Food Bank Toiletries; Pancake Mixes; Cookies or Biscuits.
CC Carrothers Public School Snack Program Over 5 years the lunches being served have more than doubled. HTSSM has generously been donating: pudding cups, fruit cups, NUT FREE granola bars and small cheese & cracker packages. Now a Breakfast Program is also being served to the children from Mon-Thurs. Whenever possible please consider donating any items including Cereal. All donations will be gladly accepted. Drop off is at the back of the church, in a plastic tote box labeled “CC Carrothers." Please contact Liz for questions or more information.
Parish Council: Minutes are now posted in the Fireside Lounge. Please contact a Council Member if you have questions. Next meeting: Tues Dec 17, 7pm in the lounge. All are welcome!
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DATES TO REMEMBER: Dec 08 Second Sunday of Advent Dec 08 Caroling Afternoon to Seniors & Care Homes (1st) Dec 15 Caroling Afternoon to Seniors & Care Homes (2nd) Dec 22 Lessons & Carols Sunday Service 10:30am Dec 22 Christmas Lights City Bus Tour 7pm Dec 24 Christmas Eve Service at 4:30 pm Christ Glanworth Dec 24 Christmas Eve Candlelit Service 7pm HTSSM Dec 25 Christmas Morning Service 10:00am HTSSM
Recurring Meeting Times: Next Open Prayer Group: Tues December 10 at 9am Next Crafts & Laughs: Thurs December 12 at 9:30am Next Evangelism Team Mtg: Thurs December 12 at 7pm Next Parish Council Mtg: Tues December 17 at 7pm Next Ladies Coffee Hour: Tues December at 10am Next Euchre & Games Night: Thurs January at 7pm