Announcements for August 18

THE FLOWERS: are placed on the altar by the Harris family, in celebration of several birthdays happening this month: Happy Birthday Keith, Nicholas and Daniel!

THANK YOU: It is with sincere gratitude that we say thank you to Pastor Tim Le Drew, who is leading our service today during Pastor Eric’s sabbatical period. Thank you so much for your willingness to serve our congregation in this manner.
Pastor Tim is a retired pastor of the ELCIC. The parishes he was privileged to serve include the following exotic locales: Davidson (5 years) and Fairy Glen (3 years) in Saskatchewan, Vernon (17 years) and Richmond (11 years). During this time his passions included preaching, teaching, and chaplaincy work, working with people in recovery and exploring both ecumenical and interfaith relationships. Tim is blessed to be married to Martha for nearly 4 decades. They are parents to 3 adult daughters and doting grandparents to a granddaughter. Tim is an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and Saskatchewan Roughriders. In retirement he continues to be humbled on the local golf links.

EMERGENCY PASTOR: Pastor Katalin Janko has now returned from vacation and is once again our Pastor On-Call for Emergency purposes until Pastor Eric returns to the office on September 3rd. Pastor Katalin can be reached at kjanko@shaw.ca or by calling her cell at 604-809-1846.

SUMMER HYMN SING: Join us as we gather together in the Sanctuary 10 minutes before the Worship service starts for Summer Hymn Sing. This is your chance to sing your favorite hymns and prepare for worship by singing praises to God!

GRAND PIANO FUNDRAISING APPEAL: The monies contained in the memorial fund will be used to purchase a grand piano for the sanctuary and a known shortfall of about $15,000 remains. As of the end of July, funds raised towards this shortfall now total $4,008.50. Thank you for your generous donations so far, and if the spirit leads you to support this appeal then continue to give with abandon!

IN THE LIBRARY: visit the library in the Fellowship Hall for books you can vacation with, whether you’re going to the Bahamas or the backyard–we have an excellent selection of new books for your enjoyment. While you’re there (the library, not the Bahamas), tell us what’s on your summer reading list!

OUTREACH: Clean, gently used (or new) clothing and footwear donations for men and women continue to be accepted.
Needed Now for 3030 Gordon: shorts (for men and women), jeans (smaller waist sizes for the men), tee shirts, casual shirts, ladies’ tops, underwear for men and ladies (new only), sandals, flip flops, runners, clean, gently used or new blankets for single beds, and clean bath towels. Labeling your donation bag “For 3030 Gordon” would really help! Please, no children’s clothing.
Toiletries such as toothpaste/toothbrushes, small shampoos, deodorant etc…will also be accepted.
Please don’t forget the Food Bank during the summer months!
Many thanks from the Outreach Team for your continued support.

NEWS EXCERPTS FROM THE ELCIC NATIONAL CONVENTION: See the Parish Hall Information Table for news excerpts. Feel free to read at your leisure and return.

NEWSLETTERS & PUBLICATIONS: Also available for viewing on the Parish Hall Information Table, to read at your leisure and return.

NARAMATA CENTRE OFFERING: Spiritual Eldering – September 15-21, 2019. Anyone 55+ welcome. Being held in Naramata, BC. Led by Lois Huey-Heck, Jim Kalnin, Tim and Donna Scorer. See Bulletin Board for further details.

SORRENTO CENTRE (ANGLICAN RETREAT AND CONFERENCE CENTRE): See the bulletin Board for all summer program offerings. You can get more information and if interested register on line at sorrentocentre.ca. They are located outside of Kamloops.

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Communion Set-up and Clean-up – Please contact Elinor Knudson for further details.
Three vacancies still exist on council – Please contact Pastor Eric or Mogens Hansen for further information.
Flowers for the Altar – Please sign up on the Flower Chart on the Parish Hall Table.