Parish NEWS

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SCRIPTURE STUDIES AT ST. GEORGE'S

Scripture studies take place Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

St. George’s 8 a.m. Communion Service is cancelled until Lent. This service resumes Sunday, March 10.

ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING TIME!
St. M’s
:  Sunday, Feb. 17 after 11:30 a.m. service. 
St. G’s:  Sunday, Feb. 24 after 9:30 a.m. service.  Appointments will be announced and elections held for 2019.  Please speak to Fr Ken, Jenny Rieger or Louise Sisson if you would like to serve as one of our officers or ministry chairs.
Please submit reports for the Annual Vestry Booklet to the church office, preferably by email.

St. Margaret’s welcomes you to Toony Lunches on the last Tuesday of January, February and March. 

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CREATIVE DEVOTION  at St. George’s
If you like working with your hands, are interested in learning and making new crafts or have ideas to share, and would enjoy a time of devotion while crafting, then this group is for you!
Meetings held twice a month at St. G’s on Tuesdays:  10 a.m. to noon on the 2nd Tuesday each month, and 1 to 3 p.m. the 4th Tuesday.

Dryer balls are handmade of pure wool materials. Their main job is to lessen dryer time and the heat required, so they are good for both your clothes and the environment. The balls have been washed and dried three times and are ready for use in your dryer. They come with instructions and are available from Carol Browne (705-457-4551) or Diana Lenk (705-457-4780). Three balls for $20.00 

Scent Free at St. G’s
As many people are highly sensitive to perfumes and fragrances, we ask that you refrain from using perfume/cologne and other scented beauty products within the church.
Thank you for your compassionate understanding, and for helping to make this a place for all to gather and worship in the name of Jesus Christ.

St. Margaret’s Spring Yard Sale planned for Saturday, May 18th. Please set aside sale items for this fundraiser.

The Pregnancy Care and Family Support Centre requires several 2nd-stage rear-facing car seats.  If you can donate one that is not expired and has never been in an accident, please call 705-457-4673. Cribs no more than five years old are also always needed, says Director Julie Goodwin. 

St. George's Compassion Canada child, young Yafreisy Delgado De La Rosa, lives in Los Montacitos, the Dominican Republic with her father. A photo of Yafreisy is posted on the bulletin board. If you would like to write to her, please contact Arlene Stiles of St. George’s. Please also keep this family in your prayers. 

Bring in your dead AA batteries and help save a life!  Students at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, joining with the Zinc Saves Lives campaign, want to help you super-recycle your batteries.  More than 450,000 children die every year from complications associated with zinc deficiency. A tiny AA battery contains enough zinc to save the lives of six malnourished children. Your recycling will reduce the amount of electronic waste going to landfills and save lives. You may bring your double-A batteries to the Source and Home Hardware in Haliburton, or place them in the yellow container on the table in the St. George’s church hall. For more information on the campaign, please click here.

Open to all seniors: The VON SMART exercise program helps with balance, strength and flexibility. Classes held in Haliburton at Echo Hills 1 p.m. Thursdays; in Minden in the Hyland Crest auditorium 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

GOD SIGHTINGS!

God is active in all of our lives and in our community. We just need to pay more attention. Here's the challenge: look for God at work in your home, out in the community. When you notice God’s work or feel His Presence, write it down. Think on these amazing things and, when you feel ready, try to share with your church family. You will be offered an opportunity to share at some point in the Sunday service.  We are God's witnesses and need to help one another grow in our faith and draw closer to our Lord. Testimonies prove a wonderful way to do that!

A huge and extra-special thanks to Fr. David Barker for his care and ministry during his tenure as Interim Priest-in-charge, and for agreeing to stand as Honorary Assistant Priest as we move forward. We are so blessed by his faith and presence.

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