Parish NEWS

SCRIPTURE STUDIES AT ST. GEORGE'S

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Weekly bible studies run Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and Wesnesdays at 7:00 p.m.
THE CONTENT IS THE SAME ON BOTH DAYS, so you've got  two options to best fit your scheduling needs!
The first study will be The Gospel of Mark: Mystery and History, an examination into what's going on behind the scenes in the Gospel we've been hearing in this year's Sunday lectionary. We hope to see you there!

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BBQ BEEF DINNER TIME! Saturday, September 29 @ St. George’s
Two sittings: 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/adult and $6/child and may be purchased at Master’s Bookstore, at the Parish office, or at the door
All proceeds to Point in Time Youth Hub and Food for Kids

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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!
The group meets twice a month on Tuesdays:  10 a.m. to noon on the 2nd Tuesday, and 1 to 3 p.m. the 4th Tuesday. All welcome!  At the next meeting on Sept. 25 (1-3 p.m.), you are invited to join in making ‘mock' quilted Christmas ornaments, no sewing required and all supplies provided!  Please bring 200 straight pins if you have them. For more information please speak to Barb Fawcett or call 705-754-3161.

Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Box Ministry
A volunteer is needed to be St. George’s representative for the Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Box campaign this fall. If you could undertake this ministry, please contact the church office.

Workshop on The Anglican Rosary at St Margaret's on Thursday October 18th at 10:00 a.m.   We will learn about what rosary prayer is, how to pray the Anglican rosary, and most importantly how to make an Anglican rosary. Supplies will be provided (or you can bring your own if you happen to have some beads kicking around). Just bring yourself, your faith, and maybe a dish to add to a potluck lunch ;)

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Honourary Assistant Priest David Barker's unusual excuse for missing church:  what was yours?

Fr. Barker, ahem, ‘took a Sunday off’ recently (Aug. 19) to compete in the Orillia Subaru Sprint Triathlon! The race began with a 750-m swim, followed by a 33-km bike race and wrapped up with a 7-km run. The fit father (not to mention grandfather) came in third and won the bronze medal in the 65-69 age category, with a time of 2 hours and 54 minutes!  We are all astonished at this brilliant thinker, preacher, teacher, artisan and all-round nice guy. What can’t he do?

A huge and extra-special thanks to Fr. David 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.

We now have a parish Facebook page! If you’re on FB, you can find it by searching The Parish of Haliburton, or simply click here.  Don’t forget to ‘like’ us!

Congratulations to Robbie Hall on receiving a St. George’s Bursary for post-secondary study. Robbie will be attending Canadore college's Acting for Stage and Screen program this fall. We pray all the best for you, Robbie, as you begin your studies!

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. 

IN THE LIBRARY:   An Extra Mile, by Sharon Garlough Brown
The four-book Sensible Shoes series follows the journeys of four women as they—and you—gain a new understanding of friendship, spiritual truths and a deeper life with God [we reviewed the first book here: Sensible Shoes by Sharon Garlough Brown: a great help in your journey]. In the fourth and final book, An Extra Mile, the women navigate both deep joy and devastating loss. Can they find equilibrium in the midst of all that has changed? 

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 Kathy Burk at 705-457-2357. Please 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!