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. Our prayer tree ministry continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vestry usually meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Our last meeting was June 18th on Zoom. We will meet next on Sept 17th, 2020 (or earlier if any situation requires).
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, since they can purchase more groceries with our dollars than we can purchase at the retail stores!
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; 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.
St. George's Tintinnabula Hand-bell and Chimes Choir: Want to try something new? Meet new friends and learn a new skill? Our Hand Bell Choir is looking for new members. Can’t read music....that’s ok, we will train. Our mission is to play for others who would enjoy this unique musical choir while having fun ourselves. Call Lynn Adams at 635-8474, you can leave a message with your name and number and we will get back to you. ON HOLD
Still Waters meet Mondays at 7:00 pm, upstairs in David's Music Studio. Check with David Mitchell.
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. ON HOLD
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. ON HOLD
JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP (ages 8-12) - WEDNESDAYS 6:00-7:15 pm:
Church of The Good Shepherd, 668 Manawagonish Road
New members welcome! There will be crafts, games, bible story, and snacks. Rev. Jonathan is looking for a few more volunteers to help with supervision. No experience necessary. ON HOLD
Choir Practice meets Wednesdays at 7:00pm. New Members are always welcome!!! Check with David Mitchell
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 at all our meetings! Meetings ON HOLD until further notice.
Earlier in 2019 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. We have now cancelled our Fashion Show on April 4, 2020 2-4pm If you have already bought a ticket, please contact the person who sold you the ticket, so that you will receive your refund, or call the church office at 635-8145.
Saint John Mission to Seafarers Prayer Cycle:
In August, We pray for unions that assist the seafarers, the International Labor Organization, the Seafarers International Union and the International Transport Workers Federation that they may bring about justice and continue to seek the fair treatment of seafarers.
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, so any help you can provide with your recycling donations will be most appreciated. Thank you to all who donated their recycling proceeds (about $460) to date, and who continue to do so going forward.