THURSDAY NIGHT SERVICES BY CANDLELIGHT – 8:00 pm
This service is every Thursday evening. We gather in a quiet church with candles throughout. We hold a simple 45 minute service, reflecting on scripture, praying, and enjoying a different genre of music each week. Find a time to still yourself after a busy day and prepare for sleep with a lightened spirit. See our music schedule for the Thursday night services.
PALM SUNDAY CONCERT – SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2019 – 7PM
Stainer’s Crucifixion & Bairstow’s Lamentations with guest organist and soloists.
Price: Pay what you can (suggested: $15)
HELP THE PLANET – REDUCE PLASTICS USAGE
Have you heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It is a floating patch more than twice the size of France, made up of an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic weighing about 800 tons. Did you know that it can take 1000 years for a plastic bag to degrade? As awareness grows about the detrimental effects of plastics on all forms of marine life as well as the planet at large, people are searching for ways to clean up the mess and halt the further use of plastics. You and I can help simply by reducing plastics usage in our own lives wherever possible. For instance, use reusable bags at grocery, department and other stores rather than the plastic bags they offer. Instead of buying plastic bottles of water, fill reusable non-plastic containers with your own water. When shopping for produce bring your own reusable produce bags rather than choosing items with plastic packaging. For other items choose recycling-friendly glass or cardboard packaging rather than plastic containers. Don’t use plastic straws. Pack kids’ lunches in reusable containers and bags using fresh and bulk items rather than single serving plastic packaged items.
You might have other ideas for reducing plastic usage either at home or at St. Peter’s and I’d love to know about them, as well as any other earth friendly tips we could implement. Email me at email@example.com. The official Earth Day celebration for 2019 is April 22, but here at St. Peter’s, EVERY day is Earth Day!
Cathy Robertson, Parish Greening
FAITHWORKS – TWICE AS IMPACTFUL
A generous supporter of FaithWorks has given a special opportunity to make your FaithWorks gift go twice as far. Every new and increased gift to FaithWorks will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $75,000. Get your gift matched by making your donation through St. Peter’s (make your cheque payable to “St. Peter’s” and put FaithWorks in the memo line or on your envelope). FaithWorks envelopes can be found in the rack by the steps or on the table in the Narthex.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2019 INTERFAITH PEACE CAMP
Be a part of our Interfaith Peace Camp in a simple and fun way. We need one person for each of the three task force groups organizing the camp for the summer of 2019. You will attend a few meetings, do some background work and once your task is done, you get to smile and know you helped. We need a person for each of the following: Publicity, Fundraising and Site selection. If you are interested, please email Canon Reid ASAP.
CHANCEL GUILD – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!
Have you thought about getting more involved with the church (perhaps as a New Year’s resolution!) but weren’t sure how to go about it? Perhaps the idea of meeting new friends and being part of a great team sounds like fun? If so, then we have a volunteer position for you!
The Chancel Guild is responsible for the reverent preparation of services for Sundays, funerals and weddings and for the care of the brass, silver, crystal and linen involved in the services and for the church sanctuary itself. We are also responsible for decorating the church for the various festival seasons.
We work in teams of five or six. Each team is ‘on’ for two consecutive weekends every two months. You’ll need to be available for Saturday morning set-up and on Sunday morning you would cover the service at the time you usually attend. If you travel, not a problem. Working on a team means there’s always someone to fill in for you; or you can conscript a member from another team.
We are hard working yet very social and would warmly welcome anyone who would like to join our dedicated Guild.
Please contact Lisa Spence at firstname.lastname@example.org