Epiphany This Week
July 25 – July 31
85 Larch St.
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FOLK CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT: Friday July 25 at the Church of the Ascension. Come hear Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk who were this year’s winners of the CBC Searchlight Contest. You can check out a sample of their music at their website: http://www.laurenmannmusic.com/. They are great fun to see perform in person!
Time: 7:00 pm. $10 at the door.
Holidays: Fr. Tim and Gwen Chmilar are on vacation for the month of July. The Church office will be closed. In the case of pastoral emergencies, please call the Church of the Ascension at (705) 566-2790 and Archdeacon Anne will return your call. For all other matters, please contact Peter or Nancy, who will be checking firstname.lastname@example.org regularly.
Fairtrade Coffee: A new shipment of Fair Trade coffee has arrived. Many different kinds; dark or medium roast, bean or ground, decaf. or regular. $14 per lb. All profit goes to support programs of our Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (for more information see www.pwrdf.org) See Mary Donato at church or email at email@example.com.
Eucharistic Assistants: Our roster of Eucharistic Assistants is once again getting quite small. If this is a ministry you feel you’d like to be part of please speak to Marion Collinson.
Vacation Bible School: There will be a Deanery Wide Vacation Bible School taking place the week of August 11-15 at the Church of the Ascension. The theme is “Weird Animals, where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind”
More information, and registration forms are available on the counter in the breezeway.
Thank You: Thanks to Luke Norton who created the new sign board between the two street level doors at the front of the church. It’s beautiful.
July: we gather for worship on Sundays at 9:30 am. Bishop Tom Corston will preside through July. Thanks Bishop Tom!
August: we gather for worship on Saturdays at 5 pm and Sundays at 9:30 am.
September: Regular Saturday and Sunday service times resume on September 6-7.
Fall Events: We have a very full calendar heading into September and October. Watch ETW for announcements about upcoming events.
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PWRDF (The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund) has issued an appeal for Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza, which has been responding to the needs of civilians wounded and displaced by the ongoing Israeli operations against Palestinian militants.
Meanwhile, Anglican diocese of Ottawa bishop John Chapman is urging Canadian Anglicans to pray for an end to the violence and bloodshed in Israel and Palestine, and for the resumption of the peace process. Chapman also urged Anglicans to respond to the appeal for the hospital, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, which is supported by his diocese. (The diocese of Ottawa is in a companion relationship with the diocese of Jerusalem.)
PWRDF, the relief and development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada, has also sent an initial grant of $25,000 to Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), which has been providing support to the hospital in the form of fuel, medications, medical supplies and psychosocial support for thousands of women and children affected by the offensive. Both PWRDF and NCA are members of the Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance, a grouping of church-based agencies responding to humanitarian needs worldwide. (Taken from “The Anglican Journal”)
To donate to PWRDF’s Gaza response:
Designate your online donation for “Gaza Response”
For credit card donations, contact:
Jennifer Brown at 416-924-9199 ext. 355 or 1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.
Please make cheques payable to “PWRDF” and mark them for “Gaza” and mail them to:
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden St., Toronto, ON
Deanery Digest: For more Deanery news and events, be sure to check it out on the Deanery Website, by clicking here.
Worship Times Next Week
Saturday, August 2 Sunday August 3
BAS Said Eucharist BAS Sung Eucharist
Chapel of the Nativity The Nave
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