Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

In honour of former parishioner Christina Pugsley’s family two hand-crafted wooden toys (gifts of Advent 1) were received in the mail from a friend of Laura, granddaughter of Chris.

Christmas letters and offering envelopes are at the back of the church. If you don’t see one with your name on it record your name and address on the clipboard and take one from the N slot. Thank you.

Canadian Church Calendars are $5 ea from Kim.

Choir Practice today & every Sunday following the conclusion of the 10:30 am service.

Bible Studies on Thursdays 1:30-2:30 pm in the vestibule at St. James. All are welcome.

Next Sunday’s Services

8 & 10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

Readings for December 16th – Third Sunday of Advent

Zeph 3:14-20; Canticle 3(Is 12:2-6); Phil 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18.

Sunday, December 9th – Community Benefit Concert at 2:30 pm at Keswick Presbyterian Church, 23449 Woodbine. A free-will offering will be taken to support the work of the Georgina Food Pantry.

Tuesday, December 11th – Community Meal at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Dalton Road at 5 pm. This is our turn to prepare and serve the meal. Come around 2 pm if you can help Diane & John and team.

Prayer shawls and lap-ghans are for anyone needing comfort in grief or illness. Please select one from the ‘ladder’ at the back of the church if you know of someone who could use one. To join the Prayer Shawl Ministry talk to Fran Lawson for more information.

DEACON’S CORNER

Gifts of Advent-

Sunday, Dec. 9th – Gifts of Warmth – new, unwrapped warm hats, mittens, scarves, socks etc. for the Salvation Army Youth Shelter and the Georgina Food Pantry

Sunday, Dec. 16th – Gifts of Beauty – cosmetics, personal hygiene items, fashion scarves etc. for the Salvation Army Youth Shelter or Sandgate Shelter for Women & their kids.

Sunday, December 23rd – Gifts of Food – non-perishable items for the Georgina Food Pantry.

For PWRDF World of Gifts, an Anglican charity, we have raised $605 which (when matched with $6 from Global Affairs Canada for every $1) will purchase a farm! Thank you to all who donated to “PWRDF- World of Gifts”.

At the Georgina Community Food Pantry there is a need for tinned stews and Chunky soups. Non-perishable food may be dropped off at any grocery store, church, or to the Pantry itself. Monetary donations are always appreciated.