Welcome to the Reverend Laurette Gauthier Glasgow — The Rev. Laurette, who leads our 9:30 services for the rest of August, is heading into Vanier from the Church of St. Bartholomew in New Edinburgh where she is Honorary Assistant. She also serves our church and country as the Anglican Church of Canada’s Special Advisor for Government Relations.
St. Margaret’s in transition — The Reverend Canon Rhondda MacKay’s retirement officially began on August 1, 2017. The confidential search for our next Incumbent has begun and its result will be announced when the process is complete. In the meantime, we thank the Diocese for seeing that priestly services continue to be offered at St. Margaret’s.
Rev. Aigah Attagutsiak is back! We hope your holiday was filled with family visits and rest.
Our new Building Manager is Richard Gauvreau — St. Margaret’s Corporation is very pleased to welcome Richard Gauvreau, an experienced (now retired) building manager who also happens to be the husband of our organist Francine Brisebois, to the St. Margaret’s team. He will be working part-time until Vestry in February, monitoring the state of our building and Faith House, and supervising related projects.
Thank you Charmaine Roy — who nudged us last week into finding someone to remove all ragweed from our property, and is making a corresponding offering on the plate one Sunday soon.
Have you seen our lawn? Donn Hope continues to coax the new grass seeds along and will soon add a wood border to contain run off. Donn will also be undertaking paint touchups in the church building this month.
Our Daily Bread — The Fall edition of Our Daily Bread, with Bible readings for each day starting in September, is now available in the hall, see the Mission bulletin board.
Summer Evensong Services — You are invited to Evensong this summer at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Lascelles, in a beautiful country setting in the Gatineau Hills, 9 km north of Wakefield. Program continues on Sundays August 13, 20, 27. Different guest preachers and guest musicians every week.
Grow in understanding of Indigenous culture — A one-day “We are Learning” event is planned by one of our Anglican parishes (Good Shepherd Barrhaven) for Sat. Sept. 9 in Fitzroy Harbour, helping us learn more about the ongoing legacy of the Indian Residential School system. 9:30 am – 7:00 pm, $10, lunch and supper provided. Deadline for registrations is Aug. 31. Presented with Kateri Native Ministry and funding from the Diocese of Ottawa Healing and Reconciliation Fund. For more info or to register call: 613-823-8118 or visit www.goodshepherdbarrhaven.ca