CREATION SEASON

The liturgical colour green symbolizes the renewal of vegetation and generally of living things,
and the promise of new life.
Thought of the Week
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you,
pales in comparison t
o what lies inside of you. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Christmas Gift Bag Campaign

The Christmas season will soon be upon us and the CCSC Christmas Gift Bag Campaign is getting underway.  We hope you will consider supporting this valuable outreach program. Each year CCSC hears from their guests how grateful they are to receive this gift, and that it is the ONLY gift they receive. For this reason please include new, good quality items in original packaging. 

For full  details about this campaign, click on christmas-bags-details. For a shopping list only christmas-bag-shopping-list.

A Christmas Carol

Monday December 3, 7:30 pm – In this one man show, A Christmas Carol is performed as you have never seen it before, as Dickens himself performed it almost a century and a half ago! John D. Huston’s every word, gesture, and movement will make you believe you are watching the great Victorian author himself. Based on Dickens’s specially edited script, Huston gives a lively and authentic performance. Every character comes to life with his or her own voice; each scene is woven out of the author’s own words.
This multiple award winning production of A Christmas Carol is now on its 26th annual tour.

Musical interludes will be performed by members of the original “Vinyl Cafe” Christmas orchestra: Ian Bell, Rick Avery and Judy Greenhill.

Tickets are now available. Contact Judy Greenhill judy.m.greenhill53@gmail.com 519 763 2494.  Also available after the 9:15 and 11:00 am services.

Bazaar & Craft Sale

Vendors & shoppers wanted!

Community Bazaar & Craft Show on Saturday, November 17 from 8:00 am to Noon. The bazaar is in support of Living Better on Less. Tables are available for rental for $30. We welcome vendors with crafts, specialty products, gifts, gently used and/or vintage items, as well as those interested in supporting personal projects or causes. We invite parishioners to rent spaces and to ask family and friends who might be interested. Vendors should contact the church office to reserve a space at 519-822-1061, stmattjam@gmail.com Payment in advance is required.

 

Announcements

Throughout November Sunday Service Times are: 8:00 am Said Holy Eucharist (BCP); 9:15 am Contemporary Family Eucharist; 11:00 am Choral Eucharist.

Incense will be used at the 11:00 am service on November 18.

Wednesday 9:30 am Said Holy Eucharist (BCP)

Community Bazaar & Craft Show on Saturday, November 17 from 8:00 am to Noon. The Bazaar is in support of Living Better on Less. Tables are available for rental for $30. We welcome vendors with crafts, specialty products, gifts, gently used and/or vintage items, as well as those interested in supporting personal projects or causes. We invite parishioners to rent spaces and to ask family and friends who might be interested. Vendors should contact the church office to reserve a space at 519-822-1061, or stmattjam@gmail.com. Payment in advance is required.  

Saturday November 24 is the day our Christmas Trees arrive! To kick off this annual fundraiser, your help is needed to unload trees at the Guelph Y at 9:00 am. A sign up sheet will be at the Church. For more information or to sign up please email, call, or text Jennifer Craig at jenncraig11@gmail.com, 519-803-2562, or Laurie Douglas at new_gardensong@hotmail.com, 519-837- 8647. A sign-up calendar to sell trees will be coming soon! You will be able to sign-up online too.

The  Prayer as Sacred Resistance Group will meet on November 21 at 10:30 am.

Christmas decorating team will meet on Saturday November 24 at 3 to plan the “decor” for the Christmas season. All welcome.

Bible Study in Advent: The Nativity Stories as Resistance. Thursdays at 11:00 am for Munch and Lunch. December 6, 13, and 20.


Tea with Bishop Susan
December 16 at 2:00 pm. This is an opportunity to chat with the Bishop. There will be a lunch at noon, followed by a process of packing away our bitterness and getting ready for our new life.

In October we contributed 200 pounds of food to CCSC!! That, combined with the very generous 60 pounds from the 23rd Guelph Sparks, brings us to 1592 pounds year-to-date, with  just over 200 pounds neede to meet our goal of 1800 in 2018. We  can do it. The special items for the Apostles in November are canned meat (tuna, salmon, chicken), and the ever popular peanut butter.

We are awaiting news of our refugee family’s interview with officials in Israel but we do wish to share with you about how our preparations are going in Guelph. Our collection of household items is coming along nicely. We also have donors who have committed to purchases that will happen when the family arrives. Securing a rental unit will not proceed until we have a specific entry date. As of October 24, our fundraising has reached $16,338.40. We give thanks for all the help, donations, and prayers that support this mission.

Contact / Directions

  • 519-822-1061
  • stmattjam@gmail.com

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