October 26th - Our annual Fall Cleanup is happening on October 26th from 9 – 1:00. Please come as you are able and help clean up the garden and inside of the building. Food will be provided to help you keep up your strength!! If you are not able to help with the clean up – come anyway for coffee and a visit. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
October 27th - POTLUCK LUNCH AND OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS –monthly potluck lunch and celebrate October birthdays Bring something to share and have a piece of birthday cake. We have a special 100th birthday to celebrate!!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Upcoming Celebrations:
Nov. 3 - Baptism and Reception of New members: We will be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Baptism as we welcome Tim into the "household of God'. We will also be welcoming Ladonna and Lois into membership to share in the life of our faith community. All are invited to witness and share in the joy of this happy occasion.
Nov. 10: Celebration of Rev. Dr. Larry Denef's 60th Anniversary of Ordination and service to the church. Immediately following the Sunday Eucharist, all are invited to a light lunch and Tea in honour of Pastor Larry Denef's 60th Anniversary of Ordination. Rev. Richard Hergesheimer is the guest speaker and the choir will perform a short program. Pr Larry has served in many capacities over the years, including internationally, and we are honored and privileged to have had him with us for the past many years. He has led us in worship, in bible studies but most importantly has enriched our lives in many other ways and we love him! Come and celebrate!!
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Reminder about the Regional Project
You are invited to help the homeless in North Vancouver. During October we are collecting: *Toothpaste *Tooth Brushes *New Socks *Backpacks * *Reusable Bags *Hats *Toques * Gloves * Mittens * Gently Used Clothing * Coats * Combs *Brushes
> We have a donation box at the entrance to the sanctuary for your donations. This will be the last week in October, so please try and remember to bring your donations.
> This is an initiative of the North Vancouver regional ministry of Lutheran and Anglican churches: Gloria Dei, Mount Olivet, St Agnes, St Catherine’s, St Clement’s, St John’s and St Martin’s.
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