Announcements for Sunday, June 17:

THE FLOWERS have been placed on the altar by Ruth Roberts in memory of her husband, Budd.

THANKS TO: Pastor Art McCaughan for preaching and presiding today while Pastor Eric is on study leave. Pastor Art is retired after a career serving congregations in all three prairie provinces and now enjoys the comforts of “Lotus Land”. Years ago he served with Pastor Eric in MNO Synod on the Committee for College and University Services. He also currently serves as a supply minister for the Matsqui Evangelical Lutheran Church.

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: There will be a special congregational meeting today, June 17 after the service for the purpose of considering entering into a family-linked sponsorship with regard to Mengs Gemarim in co-sponsorship with Abraham Andemarian.

HYMN SING: Starting July 1 and running through to Labour Day weekend, we are inviting you to gather ten minutes before the service for our summer hymn sing–an opportunity to sing favourite hymns and prepare for worship. Come join us and sing!

VBS COLOURING PAGES: Our planning for this summer’s VBS is well underway and we could use your help colouring some decorations. Crayons/ Pencils/ Pages are available on the Parish Information Table. Please feel free to take a page or two home and return when you have coloured them in.

FROM THE LIBRARY: Readers of all ages are likely familiar with C. S. Lewis, author of such works as the “Chronicles of Narnia” series…but did you know that he wrote the book voted Best Book of the Twentieth Century by Christianity Today? That book, ‘Mere Christianity’, and a handful of other C. S. Lewis books are available in the Classics section of the church library in the Fellowship Hall. Check one out today, and watch for other titles to be added to our Lewis collection!

PADANG LUTHERAN RELIEF SOCIETY: The latest newsletter from the Padang Lutheran Relief Society is available on the Parish Information Table. Please take a copy home and consider supporting this valuable ministry.

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER: We are again asking whether any of you know someone who might have the skills to serve as a church caretaker. If so, please refer her or him to the Property Team who will provide a detailed Job Description for further discussion. Thank you, Louis Giguère Property Team

SEMINARY NEWSLETTER: The latest newsletter from our seminary in Saskatoon is available on the Parish Information Table.

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES: The Outreach Team would like to make the following information available to you and ask for your assistance:
• Gently used clothing appreciated—in particular, men’s jeans in smaller sizes (30-32-34 waist); men’s and ladies’ running shoes; men’s and ladies’ lightweight jackets; plain dark coloured T-shirts (men’s). Please use the bin marked “Clothes for the Homeless”.
NOTE: No small kitchen or electrical appliances (not accepted by SHARE) and no photo albums/binders.
• Donations to the Food Bank can be left in the bin marked “Food for the Hungry”–always graciously accepted.

FELLOWSHIP… NEEDED!  People to volunteer and help with coffee clean up after the Sunday service. This only takes a few minutes of your time after fellowship on Sunday.

GUITAR LESSONS: Yvon’s guitar lessons are held on Thursdays evenings from 7 pm to 8:15 pm. A $10.00 donation is suggested. For more information contact Yvon Malenfant at 778-862-5240 or e-mail

PROPERTY PLAN: The Property Team has prepared a document for discussion by the congregation setting forth a plan for the long-term renewal of our build and physical plant. You can access the revised Good Shepherd Property Plan here, and the presentation from the June 10 congregational meeting here.