Parish NEWS

Tune in to to listen to Bill Gliddon’s Concert Hall Sundays at 7 p.m. on CANOE FM 100.9. Special Easter week selections April 14 and April 21.

St. George’s Choir performs Thursday, April 25 at 7:15 p.m. at the Haliburton Highlands Music Festival. Come out and support our choir—it’s free! The Festival takes place Thursday April 25 and Friday April 26, with a Highlights Concert on Thursday May 2 at 7 p.m.  See the poster on the bulletin board in the St. George’s entry hall for more details.

Women’s AWARE conference will be held at Elim Lodge May 3-5.  This year’s theme is ‘Fear Is a Liar’ with speaker Heather Gillies.  Brochures available on the table in St. George’s Church entry area and on the table at the back of St. Margaret’s Church.

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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.

Maundy Thursday PRAYER VIGIL to be held at St. George’s beginning after the Maundy Thursday service and continuing through the night and all day Friday.  Anyone may sign up on the schedule on the door.  More than one person may sign up in the same time slot, and you may sign up for more than one time slot if you wish.

St George’s Annual Yard & Bake Sale will be held at Bill’s place, 9 Cedar Avenue, on Friday, May 17 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Bake Sale Saturday morning only.  Start now to collect items to donate for the sale. Baked goods can be frozen.  Thank you for your support!

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

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CREATIVE DEVOTION  (now held at Dorothy Thayer’s home)
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 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, running from 10 a.m. to 2 or 3 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch; beverages will be provided.  All welcome … there will be something for everyone to do, whether you sew or not!

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.

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, 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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