Donna Kennedy
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Sept. 29, 10:00 a.mThursday, mid-week Eucharist

Oct. 2Truth and Reconciliation, 9:30 a.m.

We will be remembering the wrongs of colonialization and harms done to Indigenous peoples and our commitment to reconciliation. Please wear your ORANGE shirt. If you do not have one they are now on sale in some of the local stores.  There will be smudging in the Chapel before the service starting at 8:45; we welcome you for smudging or to learn about it. We will be singing specially chosen hymns which may be accompanied with drumming, so if you have a drum please bring it.  There will be special prayers.  Please bring family and friends to commemorate Reconciliation Day.    

 Oct 2, St. Francis of Assisi, Blessing of Pets, 4:00 p.m. Pets are invited, but If you had a pet pass away, we will have a display where you can add your beloved pet's photo. Donations of pet food for the MCSS Food Center would be welcomed (new, unopened). 

Oct. 6, Thursday, mid-week Eucharist, 10:00 a.m.

Oct. 6, 4:00 p.m.  Memorial service for Derek Bolton will be held with a reception in the hall to follow.  All ODNW recipients who will be attending please wear your medal in honour of Derek.  The service will be on Zoom so that family and friends in England can watch.

Oct. 8, 10:00 a.m.  We will accept and welcome donations of autumnal foliage and flowers to decorate the church for Harvest, this Saturday morning.  Please notify Polly if you will be bringing something.

Oct. 9, Thanksgiving/Harvest , Family Service 9:30 a.m.

 Oct. 15, Diocesan Mission and Ministry Conference, 2022 (see back page)

BIBLE STUDY The Fall Bible Study will focus on the parables of Jesus. The core book will be "Short Stories by Jesus" by Amy-Jill Levine. The Study will run from Oct. 5th to Nov. 23rd, 7:30 pm. (We will use ZOOM, so no one has to drive after dark).  Tell Paul if you would like to join the group. The cost of the books is about $21.00 plus tax.  Please tell Polly if you would like a copy. 

All Saints Community Giving Basket, for this September/Thanksgiving, we will be collecting non- perishable foods for the Mission Community Services Food Centre.A suggestion list of items most needed will be posted soon.

 Saints Alive Newsletter. Submission will be accepted until September 25th for our Saints Alive Newsletter.  Please note that with the guidance of Parish Council I will not be publishing the newsletter in September. Once we get in the swing of things this fall I will send out the Newsletter early October. Meanwhile please read the weekly announcements to keep up to date. Thank you for understanding and I look forward to your submissions. ~ Donna

ACW Calendars.  We have now received the details to order the 2023 Church calendar.  The theme for this coming year is Peaks & Valleys.  As has been the custom in previous years, it includes a range of photos of our beloved churches from across our country.  The funds raised will assist the ACW to continue with their Outreach Programs.To order your calendars please contact Colleen Keil (604-826-8812) or Judy Beale (604-287-0224)  BEFORE September 30th so we can order your calendars.As in previous years Judy Beale has offered to distribute calendars to those who will be ordering.

Offering Envelopes:  Should any Parish members require Offering Envelopes or wish to sign up for Preauthorized Payments, please contact Dick at or by phone at 604-826-8969.  Thank you, Richard Blades, Envelope Secretary. 

Diocesan Mission and Ministry Conference 2022

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:11

The Conference will take place October 15, 2022, at St. Dunstan's Aldergrove.  Registration is required, registration deadline is October 3rd.  We gather at 9:30 a.m., start at 10:00 a.m. conclude at 4:00 p.m.

We invite you to participate in a nurturing day with collaborative innovations professor Dr. Amy Zidulka from Royal Roads University. She will invite us into exercises to refresh, empower and creatively engage in our calls to ministry.  During the day we will use skills Dr. Zidulka introduces to imagine what we (as individuals and parishes) might do in the areas of Housing and Homelessness, Climate Justice and Spiritual Development.    see poster on Narthex Atten: Sandy, by the deadline of Tuesday of each week