Third Sunday after the Epiphany
First reading and Psalm
Sunday January 21st 2024
This coming Sunday we will finally be sharing out "Fruit of the Spirit" song in the service upstairs. Here are links to the sign language gestures and the song if you want to review them at home this week. Tip: teaching them to a family member will help you learn them!
SAVE THE DATE! There is a very special event happening at St.A's Kids Church on February 11th. We will have a party with clowns, games and face painting to celebrate "Carnival"
Sunday morning coffee hour
Join us in the lower hall after the 10am service
~ WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR PARISH ~
Sunday 21st - Saturday 27th January 2024
The Lament of the Land and the Tears of God - Monday January 22nd, 2024
Our own Reverend Jonathan is one of the panelists!!
HANLEY HOME GROUP
Meet every Monday, except holidays, at 6.45pm
The Hanley Home Group welcomes you to join us weekly as we share lives,fellowship, and discussion on scripture, church topics, and anything else we find interesting!
We are a friendly and relational bunch!
If you have kids, bring them along! Our daughter Isabel will love the
opportunity to entertain them!
Just a reminder that the group will run Monday evenings 6:45-8:15pm at 10735 52 Street.
GATHER ‘ROUND THE KITCHEN TABLE Resumes after a Seasonal Break
Beginning this Thursday afternoon, 18th January 2024, 1.30pm - 2.45pm via Zoom
These cold winter afternoons give us a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a relaxing time ofconversation with friends.
This session we will focus on a another one of Rev. Dr. BarbaraBrown Taylor’s well-known books. Holy Envy is filled with warmth and humour as Taylorrecounts her experiences of discovering the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the aWorld Religions course to undergraduates in rural Georgia. Her deep and reflective thoughtsreveal how God delights in confounding her expectations! We will also include material from other sources to add richness to our conversation.
So bring your coffee and gather around the (virtual) kitchen table or perhaps just settle
Please feel free to invite a friend to join us
I'm looking forward to seeing you all each week.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SHARING CIRCLE
Continuing with 'Finding God in the Mess'
Sharing in circle has a long history of transformation and community strength in both indigenous and addictions recovery traditions.
Sharing in circle allows us both opportunity to listen, and when our turn arrives, to speak.
A topic is raised each Wednesday in the realms of Faith, Justice, Spirituality, and Action in the Christian tradition that we are invited to reflect on and share if we wish.
Rev. Jonathan usually facilitates the circle. Please contact him for the zoom access: email@example.com
We have used books, video, or individual presentations as our 'prompts' for the evening.
"Doors" open at 7:45pm, process begins at 8pm-9pm. The zoom stays on until 9:30pm latest for those who want to chat more.
Looking Forward at St A's & with our Church Neighbours
Lodgepole Bakery at St Mary's Anglican Church
Saturday, January 20, 2024
The Lodgepole Bakery is participating in a pop-up market at Lodgepole Communitas - Highlands, St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 11203 68 St NW, Edmonton, Saturday, January 20, from 11 am to 4 pm. Sample the bakery's warm sourdough bread with a piece of cheese or honey or even both! They recommend ordering your bread ahead of time to pick up at the market since they sold out very quickly last time. The newest offering is sourdough bread with kimchi and green onions!
Our First Simple Supper of 2024 - Lasagne & Apple Crisp
When: Friday 26th January @ 6pm in the Lower Hall
Hoping you can join us for a chance to get together over a simple meal, exchange stories from our recent holiday season, enjoy fun and friendships - both old and new!!
$10 adults, kid's free (payable at the door)
All are welcome to this relaxed monthly social event.
Getting to Know You
St Augustine's Group Dinners
Would you like to get to know people from St A's better?
We are looking to organize group dinners (around 6 to 10 people), taking place in the home of a host.
If you are interested in attending or hosting a group dinner, or for more information, please e-mail Steve McAuley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the number of people in your party or the number of people you are able to host in the e-mail.
Looking forward to 'Getting to Know You'.
St A's AGM 2024 & Call for reports
Sunday 11th February 2024 after the 10am service
Any written reports or group updates are required by Sunday, January 28th. Please submit to Rev Jonathan at email@example.com or post into the office.
Your corporation would like to see us do a simple video report from each of our major groups and ministries. If you can help with that let Rev. Jonathan know.
Keep your eyes out for some new ways to serve at St. A's .. coming soon!
Update your Information
So you stay in the loop!!
~ Ways to Connect ~
Administration, address updates, etc: Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-466-5532
Financial and giving: Cheryl at email@example.com
Pastoral, worship, spiritual: Rev. Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call 780-619-3170 (text prefered). Jonathan's day off is Monday, but he his always available for an emergency pastoral need at the above number.
Children's ministry: Simone at email@example.com
Music & youth: Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org