Our Parish Prayer Tree
A team of volunteers is available upon request, to pray for you or your loved one daily, for two weeks. These prayers will be treated with the strictest confidence. Prayer-requests should be short and to the point, and will be passed on verbatim. The Lord knows what we need best! A follow-up of thanks or an update encourages our intercessors in their ministry. To initiate the prayer-tree ministry please call your request to our “Captain”, Ngaire Nelson 672-8666
If you would like a friendship call for yourself or for someone shut-in or lonesome (visit, phone-call, drive to appointment, household chore), please contact the volunteers on our Care Connection team through our dispatcher Olive Estabrooks (672-9682).
St. George's Tintinnabula Hand-bell Choir normally rehearses on Mondays 6:45pm in the Small Hall. They are in need of several new members. No experience necessary! Please call Lynn Adams (635-8474) or Arlene Trask (738-2856) if you may be interested. Tintinabula Hand-bell Choir will be on hiatus until March 1st, 2020.
Still Waters meet Mondays at 7:00 pm, upstairs in David's Music Studio.
Are you interested in learning to “Rug Hook” or are a “Rug Hooker” now? Come out on Mondays at 7:00 pm in the Sunshine Room. If you have an embroidery hoop bring it along. Please call Deanna Wong at 738-8996 if you are interested.
Saint John and District Senior’s Shuffleboard League: meets on Wednesdays at 10:00am at The Church of the Good Shepherd in the gym. New members are always welcome for information please contact Ngaire Nelson at 672-8666.
Choir Practice meets Wednesdays at 6:30pm. New Members are always welcome!!! Don't forget that choir practice now includes Cantata Practice on the same night at 7:00 pm.
L.I.F.T. (Ladies in Fellowship Together) holds their regular monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Sunshine Room. All women in the parish are welcome! We meet next on Nov 14th.
This year we were assigned a new student to sponsor from Bishop McAllister College. Her name is Amutusiimire Honest and she is 14 years old with 2 older brothers, one older sister, and 2 younger brothers. She has missed some education because her parents have not been able to pay education fees, so we are very happy to be able to sponsor her education. We have already received 2 letters from her, and she sounds like a very interesting young woman. The student we have been sponsoring before her, Tumwekwatse Hellen, completed ordinary level last year and she is now earning a Certificate in Business Administration. We also enjoyed receiving letters from her during the time that we were her sponsor, and we wish her continued success.
Vestry meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is Nov. 21st.
Saint John Mission to Seafarers Prayer Cycle:
In October, We pray for stevedores, crane drivers and port workers that they may load and discharge ships safely.
Recycling Bottles and Cans! In March 2017 L.I.F.T purchased and placed 3 blue recycle bins around our church hall and gym areas for your convenience. They have also opened up a “Church of the Good Shepherd” account at the Golden Mile Redemption Center, 35 Linton Rd. To donate, all you need to do is take your bottles/cans to the Golden Mile Redemption Center on Linton Road (West SJ) and tell them you want the proceeds put on the "Church of the Good Shepherd" account. Proceeds of donations to this account for now will go to our Sunday School. Thank you to all who donated their recycling proceeds (over $440) to date, and who continue to do so going forward.
George's Cafe resumed Sunday, September 8th 4:30 pm at the Carleton Kirk United Church Hall. The Westside Anglican Mission, the Carleton Kirk United Church, and the Church of the Good Shepherd each contribute in some way to this valuable ministry, whether it is financially, cooking, serving, and/or cleanup. Those helping to serve arrive at 4:00 pm. We are in need of more volunteers. Please see sign-up sheets in the Narthex or speak with Jerry Clayton. Westside Anglican Mission needs volunteers to help Nov 10th and 17th.
The last Sunday of the month is “Howard’s Pantry Sunday”. This ministry of the Westside Anglican Mission supplements the Food Bank by providing essentials that are not regularly given through the Food Bank. Suggested donation items: canned meat, soup, canned vegetables, pasta, spaghetti sauce, feminine products, men and women's hygiene/toiletry items, diapers, baby formula, cereal, jam and condiments.
Please remember the West Side Food Bank with a toonie or a loonie in the can in the Narthex, or a donation in a special envelope marked with your name or number. We aim to support the Food Bank by at least $200/month!
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR SPECIAL VOLUNTEER “MISSIONAL” WORK
FOR BLESSING IN OUR COMMUNITY BY MEMBERS OF THIS PARISH:
Alcoholics Anonymous; Bibles for Missions Store; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; St. Rose Breakfast Program; Carleton Kirk Lodge; First Steps Housing; Gentle Path Counselling Services; George’s Café; Hospice Greater Saint John; Howard’s Pantry; Loch Lomond Villa; NB Foster Parents Association; Outflow Ministries; Pregnancy Resource Centre; READ Saint John; Rocmaura Home; Romero House; Safe Harbour Youth Shelter; Saint John Theatre Company; the Salvation Army; the Seafarers’ Mission; Volunteer Services at the Regional and Centracare Hospitals; and the Westside Food Bank.