Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Sermon - Sunday October 19, 2014



 Whose Money is it Anyway?
Matthew 22: 15-22                                                     Pentecost 19, October 19, 2014

In today’s gospel we read about another encounter with Jesus and the Pharisees. Always, the Pharisees and the religious elders are looking for a way in which they can catch Jesus off guard with a legal argument or an act of treason. Today’s gospel reading is no exception.

Church Available for Prayer

Dear Family and Friends of St. Martin's.
St. Martin's Church will be open today from Noon to 1:00pm for those who wish to come and offer a prayer, or silent meditation for the shootings and events on Parliament Hill today. 

Pray for Peace

As we learn of the events on Parliament Hill today, let us pray for all who are affected by today's shooting. Let us pray for peace in our own nation, for our leaders and people. Let us pray for peace among nations and our world:
"Almighty God, from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed: Kindle, we pray thee, in the hearts of all the true love of peace, and guide with thy pure and peaceable wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth; that in tranquility thy Kingdom may go forward, till the earth is filled with the knowledge of thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen" (BCP, pg 50).

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sermon - Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Deut. 8: 7-18

I speak to you in the name of the Lover, who sent the Beloved in the name of Love.

Amen.

“For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land . . .” begins our reading from Deuteronomy this morning. This weekend we celebrate with our families and friends Thanksgiving. This is a time where we come together to recall the many ways in which we are blessed and the many ways in which God has enriched our lives. Along with this, we also give thanks for our harvest, for the resources that enable us to live the lives and lifestyles we are able to in Canada. We are well blessed, in so many ways.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Harvest Thanksgiving at St. Martin's


This Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday we are inviting everyone to bring a food item donation that will be given to the Harvest Project. Items welcomed are:  Vegetables, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. Please drop off your item in the box at the Narthex.

Friday October, 17 at 5.30 pm. Harvest Supper Potluck. Please mark your calendars! Once again St. Martin’s gets together to celebrate this special dinner. Don’t miss it!

More events in November

Monday, November 3 at 12 Noon Community Luncheon.

Our guest speaker will be Colleen Smart, owner of Daybreak Home Transitions for Seniors. Her company provides advice, transition services and support to seniors who are downsizing and moving into smaller residences or retirement communities - independent, assisted living or extended care.

Reservations are strongly suggested. Call or email Lori. Email admin@saintmartins.ca if you need her contact info.

Saturday, November 15th, 10 am to 2:00pm St. Martin's Fall Fair.

We need donations such as: CVD’s, China, crystal, silver, linen, jewellery, knitting, dolls, Xmas decorations, gifts, and bottles for the bottle tree, old curiosity items and baked goods.

Food drop- off at the church hall on Friday, November 14th from 9am to 6pm. Please label ingredients.

General Drop –off no later than 6pm