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SCRIPTURE STUDIES AT ST. GEORGE'S

Monday and Wednesday Bible Studies continue this Monday, June 25 at 10 a.m. and this Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.  These are the final sessions before a recess for July and August. Studies will resume in September.

What better way to begin a Wednesday!?
Starting June 19, Ken will be launching his Wednesdays down on the dock with morning prayer at 8:45 and coffee afterward at Baked and Battered across the street. Anyone and everyone welcome to join!

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New in St George’s Library: Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
This New York Times bestselling book, recommended by Bishop Riscylla at the recent Town Hall meeting in Minden, describes the work of Jesuit Father Gregory Boyle among gang members in impoverished neighbourhoods in Los Angeles.  The reader will be inspired by this ministry to the disadvantaged, and challenged by Boyle’s concept of neighbourhood and kinship to reconsider our relationship with the poor and the marginalized.

The Formula for Success baby bottle campaign, which is The Pregnancy Care & Family Support Centre's largest annual fundraiser, runs until Father’s Day. Bottles may be found on the table in the hall. All donations with attached donor information will be receipted. Thank you!

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CREATIVE DEVOTION 
Creative Devotion sessions run twice monthly at St. George’s: 2nd Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 4th Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
June 25:  Banner making continues. Bring your fabric scissors. We will all be designing and making flowers at this session ... think 70s flower power!

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 Wendy Bateman (705-457-2704). Three balls for $20.00.

If you are a subscriber to the Anglican Journal, be sure to respond to the ad they have been running and confirm your subscription (you can do so by clicking here).

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. 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!