October 2 – 8, 2017

Read all about it — Minutes of the September 20 Parish Council meeting are now posted on the Council bulletin board in the hall, on the right side as you enter. You’ll find notes from other meetings this year there too. Go ahead, take a look at what we are up to!

Harvest Thanksgiving. We are still collecting donations of food for display and/or distribution next Sunday, Thanksgiving Day. If possible, please bring garden produce and non-perishable goods before 4 pm on Fri Oct 7. Your generosity will help members of our parish, and what is left over will be donated to a food bank that serves the needs of the Inuit community.

Happy Birthday to you! We celebrate our church friends who have a birthday this week. Jane Waterston’s birthday is on October 7 and Neil Forsyth’s on October 8. Do you know we have a birthday and anniversary list in the church office? We hope you are on it-why not check with Kelly Mackay or Jane Waterston to make sure.

Save the date: October 21, 2-5 pm St. Margaret’s At Home in the church hall. A drop-in event where you can connect with the people steering our music, Sunday School, Igloo@206, outreach, PWRDF, Altar Guild and other activity. The Rev. Jason Pollick will be there — a good place to introduce yourself to our new Rector.

Sunday hospitality: Please sign up to help from time to time with setting out tea, cookies, fruit, cream and milk for our coffee hour and loading the dishwasher. Currently—in the absence of Robin MacKay—folk in the 11:30 congregation do that for us, which seems unfair. The sign up list is on the easel in the hall.

Oct. 14, 9-1 —In the Image at St. Barnabas (Kent St.) Artists, pros and amateurs, of all ages are invited to spend 15 minutes to 3 hours in the beautiful church, sketching, shooting, painting, etc. Coffee and tea offered in the hall.

Oct. 18, 6:00 pmVisitors from Jerusalem. Archbishop Suheil and Shafeeqa Dawani will be visiting Ottawa briefly in October. Archbishop Suheil will speak for about an hour on Oct. 18 at 6 pm in the Cathedral’s Great Hall; open to the public.