December 15th – Special Congregational meeting to vote on Proposal: to use the endowment fund to cover the cost of the roof maintenance and repair that was required after an unexpected water leak. Total will also include the insurance deductible amount of $1000. Total amount to be withdrawn $7525.75. This will require a 2/3 vote and will be done after service prior to coffee time.
Next Week: December 22nd - the children will be performing a pageant during the service.
Poinsettias - This year instead of making a donation towards the poinsettias, you are invited to bring one to church on December 15th or 22nd, and then take it home with you on January 6th (Epiphany). The church will be decorated for Christmas on this date, including putting up the Christmas tree!
Christmas Services Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve – 5:00 pm at Gloria Dei. Dec. 25 – Regional Service at 10AM, St. Clement’s Anglican Church, 3400 Institute Road North Vancouver, BC
Blue Christmas Service
December 18, 7:00PM
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
220 W. 8th Street, North Vancouver
For many people the Christmas season is not necessarily a time of joy and peace. It could be a time of grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of employment or some other personal challenge. The Blue Christmas service is for those who find themselves in such a position. It is a quiet and thoughtful service that recognizes our pain, our losses remembers those whom we mourn this time of year and guides us toward the promise of new hope. If you are feeling down this Christmas season or know someone who is please join us for the special service.
This joint service is offered by the Anglican and Lutheran churches of the North Vancouver Regional Ministry together with St Andrew's United United Church in North Vancouver.
Sad News from Tanya: My dog Panda passed away at 17 years of age on Nov.27 2019. I have had her since a puppy and she was family to me. I rescued her when visiting Freeport Grand Bahama with my dad. Panda came back to Vancouver with me. Panda was a very lucky dog as she was given a very good life.She was my companion and such a blessing to me. This is a huge loss to me. I am missing her…… +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
A Message from Shannon Muir about Honada’s dinner: Hello Everyone, Honada needs to cancel the dinner planned for this coming Saturday. Most people who were interested in going are either busy or out of town. If you have invited anyone to come along, please let them know. I hope everyone gets the message and nobody is knocking on St. Catherine's door on Saturday evening! A big thank you to St. Catherine's for offering to host the event. Honada is very appreciative. Cheers everyone and Merry Christmas!
Pr Vida mentioned a few weeks ago about an opportunity for all BC citizens to express their views and values regarding Old Growth Forests in BC. Here is all the information for you:
An important message from the Eco-Justice Unit of our Anglican Full Communion Partners The provincial government is doing a review with citizens regarding how we understand the protection of old growth forest in British Columbia. The CBC article linked here gives background to this and through it any citizen can answer the questionnaire regarding old growth trees in our province and the protection of them. We have until the new year to complete the questionnaire.
I encourage members of our diocese (and Lutheran siblings) to do so and have our voices heard.
Rev. Margaret Marquardt, Eco-Justice Unit Chair ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Get some Christmas shopping done with Check out the Gift Store from CLWR
Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) works with people around the world to determine what they need to be self-sufficient, and your gifts are a critical part of empowering them to live in justice, peace and dignity. The gift you choose from Gifts from the Heart will help support communities with the items they need most. New this year: Tiny Hearts – Gifts for Kids! Charitable donation receipts are issued to the donor for all gifts.
See you on Sunday