Announcements for January 19

CONSTITUTION UPDATE: At our upcoming Annual Congregational Meeting on January 26, 2020, we will be discussing updating our Church Constitution. Please review these documents here before the meeting.

THE FLOWERS are placed on the altar in gratitude for God’s gracefulness and mercy and Jesus’ loving servanthood.

YOUTH SERVANT AUCTION: Our youth are auctioning off their services this morning after worship. Please plan to stay, enjoy a treat from their bake sale table, and maybe win some good help for all that Spring cleaning down the road.

ANNUAL CONGREAGATION MEETING (ACM): Happening next Sunday, January 26th. We will gather for a light potluck lunch and get going as close to noon as possible. Please plan on brining a plate of sandwiches or goodies and staying if you are able, and take this week to pray about how God is calling you to get involved.

NEW CONSTITUTION: Church council has been working to update our congregational constitution to bring it in line with current provincial laws and the recommendations of the ELCIC. It will be brought before the ACM next week for adoption. If you are able, we ask that you review the relevant documents on website which is gslcc.ca before the ACM. You simply need to go to the tab for “What’s Happening Now”, click on the “Announcements” page, and the first announcement at the top of the page will include a link to the documents. There are also hard copies of the documents available now on the Parish Hall Information Table.

WEEK OF PRAYER GATHERING: This is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and Good Shepherd is hosting our annual community celebration this coming Thursday at 7 pm. If you can donate some baking for the hospitality we’d appreciate it. Just let Pastor Eric know. This year’s gathering will include worship but will be mostly focused on some good ecumenical conversation around a very relevant topic to us all.

INFINITELY MORE: The next “Infinitely More” service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New West. Please consult the poster in the “Current Event” bulletin board.

LADIES LUNCH: CALLING ALL LADIES OF GOOD SHEPHERD! Once again, we are planning another luncheon, for Monday, January 27th, at 11:30. We are going to go back to the ABC Restaurant, 100 Schoolhouse Street. Please let Linda Berry know if you are able to come or if you need a ride. (604-937-7349) We always have a great time and it is a good chance to visit with each other. We hope you will join us!

HEALTHY MASCULINITY: Bethlehem Centre, 2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo is hosting an opportunity for men, young and old, to come together for discussion around important topics/themes relating to roles/expectations of men in present day culture. The event takes place January 24 and 25. Further information is available on the information sheet on the Info table.

SPIRIT OF RECONCILIATION: BOOK LAUNCH: Vancouver School of Theology is hosting a launch for the book “Spirit of Reconciliation: A Multi-Faith Resource for Indigenous and Canadian Relations” edited by VST faculty Ray Aldred and Laura Duhan-Kaplan. It takes place on February 24, at 7:00 pm in the Epiphany Chapel. You can find more information by following this link:  https://vst.edu/event/spirit-of-reconciliation.

PHOTOS FOR CANADA LUTHERAN: If you enjoy taking photos, please turn your camera lens, imagination and creativity on the art, architecture, activity and people of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Canada Lutheran magazine is available to display your talent through its regular feature “In Sight” on the inside back cover page. Send your digital photographs with a brief description to editor@elcic.ca with “in sight” in the subject line. (High resolution, at least 300 dpi please.)

COLD WEATHER MAT PROGRAM: See poster for more details and to volunteer.

EXTREME WEATHER SHELTER (EWS): See poster for more details and to volunteer.

OUTREACH: Cold, wet weather is upon us! Clean, gently used, or new hoodies or jackets would be welcomed for 3030 Gordon Shelter, along with warm socks, hats, gloves, jeans, T-shirts, underwear (new please) and footwear (for both men and women). Marking your bags for 3030 Gordon, would be most helpful!

WOODWORKING AND CRAFTERS GROUP: Tuesday nights at 7 pm. All are welcome – no experience necessary.

ON THE PARISH HALL INFORMATION TABLE:
⦁ CD’S AVAILABLE: Our Youth Group leader – Jason Wood – has CD’s available for purchase at a suggested price of $15. If Jason is not available himself, please see Sherry who will collect money on his behalf.
⦁ CLWR Gifts from the Heart Catalogue
⦁ The 2020 flower chart
⦁ Summer 2020 Programs – Regent College

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Communion Set-up and Clean-up – Please contact Elinor Knudson for further details.
“On Call” Extreme Weather Shelter Volunteer at Trinity United Church (2211 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam) from November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020

Pacific Theatre presents Gramma. Jan 17 – Feb. 1
Korean-born Maki is excited to begin her new life in a Regina basement suite, but her elderly landlady seems determined to treat her as nothing more than a servant. Playwright and actor of Suitcase Stories Maki Yi returns to Pacific Theatre with the professional premiere of her new one-woman show, a poetic new tale of human connection in the loneliest of circumstances.
Post-show Talkback | Friday, January 24th
Join us after the show on Friday, January 24th for a Q&A with performer and playwright Maki Yi about the real story behind Gramma.
Theatre Club | Saturday January 25th, after the 2 pm matinee, our series of discussions on themes related to the shows continues with a look into how we can be better Neighbours?