For the week of January 21, 2018
During Rev. Jason Prisley's sabbatical until to March 12, please note that his voice mail and email will not be monitored. All pastoral matters and emergencies should be directed to Rev. Don Beyers, Priest-in-Charge, through the office.
MORNING PRAYER | Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri | 9:30AM | Chapel
Join us for Morning Prayer services with Fr. Don.
A parish list has been prepared and posted in the Narthex in accordance with the Canon on Vestries of the Synod of the Diocese, of persons sixteen years of age and over who have been members of and worshippers with this congregation for at least three months prior to the annual meeting of the vestry. Applications to have names added to or removed from the list shall be made in writing to the Parochial Tribunal not later than the fourth Sunday in January. The persons whose names appear on this list shall be members of the vestry, and shall be entitled to vote at the elections thereof for the ensuing year. Please review the list for your name. If you are not on it and would like to vote at Vestry, having satisfied the above criteria to vote, please make your request in writing to the Parochial Tribunal (Rev. Don Beyers, Trevor Smith, Susan Walmsley, Linda Parker and George Sled) and forward to the church office.
VESTRY MEETING | Sun, February 4 | 12:00PM
All members of Christ Church are encouraged to attend. There will be a pot luck lunch right after the 10am service, before the meeting. If your last name starts with A-N please bring a loaf of sandwiches and if your last name starts with O-Z please bring a side dish or dessert. We require two volunteers for child care during the Vestry meeting. Please call the office if you are able to help. 905-640-1461.
BECOME A LAY READER
The ministry of Lay Reader plays a vital role in the life of our parish worship. Coordinated by Tom Butson, Lay Readers proclaim the Epistle reading and assist the priest with the preparation of the altar at the Eucharist. Lay Readers also bring the Sacrament to the communities of our area health care facilities. For more information about this ministry and to sign-up, please see Fr. Don.
DEACON AL FUND
Are you applying for the Loblaw $25 rebate card? Please consider donating your card to the Deacon Al Fund to help parishioners and members of our community who are in need. Register at www.loblawcard.ca.
ALPHA AT CHRIST CHURCH | Wednesdays, January 24 to March 21 (except February 14)
Starting January 24, for eight weeks, we will host Alpha at Christ Church. Alpha is a time for us to come together, share meal, and talk about faith and life. To sign up for Alpha, visit Learn More. To volunteer, please contact Fr. Don.
BIBLE STUDY | Thurs, January 25 | 10:00 – 11:00AM | Nailer Room
VEX THE VICAR AT PUB NIGHT | Tues, January 30 | 7:00PM | Boston Pizza Stouffville
Everyone is invited to join us for an informal social gathering at Boston Pizza Stouffville for another of our Christ Church On Tap events. Bring your toughest theological questions to “Vex the Vicar”. Fr. Don will be there to answer your questions over a pint of beer. Learn More
FUNERAL PRE-PLANNING INFORMATION SEMINAR | Sun, February 11 | 11:30AM
Melody Somerville from O’Neill Funeral Home will be here to discuss the benefits and questions regarding pre-planning funeral arrangements and cremation/burial. Having more than 25 years of experience in the funeral industry, Melody is open to discuss many other questions such as estate planning, what is required for the government when someone passes away and other topics in regards to funerals. This will be an informative session for all people. Light refreshments and sandwiches will be provided. Please sign-up in the church hall or see Fr. Don. Learn More
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER | Tues, February 13 | 5:00 – 7:30PM | Great Hall
Enjoy a taste of a New Orleans Fat Tuesday event featuring recording artists Rob Sutherland and saxophonist John Pagnotta. Great jazz and delicious pancakes, sausages, dessert, tea, coffee and juice. This is the best Shrove Tuesday deal in town at only $7 for adults and $3 for kids. Bring all your friends and family for a great time. Learn More
WATOTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR | Fri, February 16, 2018 | 7:00PM | Free Admission and Freewill Offering
The Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda, East Africa will be performing their newest concert “Signs & Wonders”. The 75-minute free concert tells a story of a loving God who cares for each of us personally. The children share how they came out of darkness into a transformed life, full of purpose to change their world. The tour highlights the creativity of Uganda’s emerging songwriters, musicians and choreographers. Join us for this extraordinary experience. Learn More
CHRIST CHURCH SKI DAY | Fri, February 16, 2018
A sign-up sheet has been posted in the Great Hall for the Christ Church Annual Ski Day at Devil’s Glen, Ontario’s finest private ski club. Please note that sign-ups must be completed by Tuesday, February 13. Also, attached to it are information sheets with all the details about the day. Please take one and one for any of your friends who may be interested. All are welcome and the more people we can sign up, the better rate we will get for next year. Contact Don Petrie at 905-640-3653 with any questions.