Newsletter • February 1, 2018

Here comes Lent! 
February 13, Shrove Tuesday
Reverend Jason will be taking confessions on Shrove Tuesday (February 13) from 12-5. There is the parish pancake supper at 6 (see below).
February 14, Ash Wednesday
• Ashes to Go returns to the corner of Montreal Road and Cody, midday

• Ash Wednesday service in the church at 7:00 pm.

St. Margaret’s Pancake Supper
The tradition of Mardi Gras is alive and well at St. Marg’s, as we prepare for Lent. Please come by the church at suppertime on Shrove Tuesday (Feb. 13) for a yummy plate of pancakes and fruit. Rosemary Scragg will be setting up a table where you can make a Valentine fascinator or corsage while waiting to get to the buffet table! Your children, friends and loved ones are all welcome to come along to this great church party.
If you wish to lend a hand, please sign up to… 
• bring some of the food we need, OR
• help with preparations (4-6 pm), OR
• stay around (7:00-8:00) to clean up
There is a sign up list on the parish noticeboard or email the church (see address in the cc line above) to let us know.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:00pm • $5 per person, or $7 for a family


Wednesday Film, Supper and Discussion Nights 

Join the Rev. Judy Oatway and a team of volunteers as we watch some fascinating, enjoyable, challenging, inspired movies. Light supper served at 6 pm; movie starts around 6:45. Free.
Wednesday Feb. 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 6:00 pm
Igloo@206 — now every Wednesday
Starting February 14, St. Margaret’s will host an Igloo@206 social time and lunch every Wednesday. There will be prayers at 11:30 and a hot meal at 12:00. Many thanks to John Angnaluak, Rob Douglas, Jane Gibson, Joan Marshman, Mealia Sheutiapik and others for organizing the program, and to its sponsor the Truth and Reconciliation Fund of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.
Welcome Rev. Christine!
Bishop John Chapman is pleased to announce that Deacon Christine Jannasch has been appointed Pastoral Associate (part-time) at St. Margaret’s Vanier effective March 14, 2018.
The body of Christ…growing at St. Margaret’s
Welcome to Denenisha Kooneelusie, baptized by the Rev. Aigah Attagutsiak at St. Margaret’s on January 21, 2018.
Annual Vestry Meeting – Sun. Feb 25, 10:30 am
Our 2018 vestry meeting, looking at the year past and the budget for the next year, will take place in the church hall following the 9:30 service. The vestry report outlining activities and achievements in 2016 will be available in the hall on Feb. 16, a week before. If you have a report to include please send it to (St. Marg’s office) no later than Feb. 8.
Leslie on the mend
On January 16, Leslie McGillvray (the head of our Altar Guild) collapsed as she was changing the hangings in advance of a baptism. Some previously-undetected clots in her lung had done their worst. Thankfully, she was accepted immediately into ICU at the Montfort and has since rallied in true McGillvray style. Unfortunately, she won’t be joining her sisters for a few weeks in Florida. We continue to keep Leslie in our prayers and to thank God for her recovery.
Suzanne McCord 
Suzanne’s daughter Sheila Botelho has sent a note saying Suzanne died on December 10, 2017 and the funeral was December 15.   Suzanne was a faithful member of our Altar Guild until she moved to Cambridge, Ontario last year. She had been in good health until a stroke a few days before her passing.

Mireille, Suzanne, Leslie, Heather and Nicole, our altar guild, as they bid farewell to Suzanne in September, 2016

Family news
Congratulations to Vera Etches, who is now Ottawa’s Acting Medical Officer of Health. She and her colleagues are responsible for clinical services to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne illnesses as well as dental health problems. Other activity areas are reproductive health counseling, breast feeding promotion and home visits to new parents to support positive parenting skills. Public health inspection, environmental health and programming related to the control of communicable diseases and infection prevention and control are also part of her responsibility. Talk about following in Jesus’ footsteps!
Celebrating Eucharist Today — Lecture worth going to
You are welcome to a lecture on contemporary issues in liturgy by Rev. Dr. Lizette Larson-Miller of Huron College in London Ont., sponsored by Anglican Studies (Saint Paul U.)  Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7:00 pm, Room 136, Laframboise Hall, 223 Main Street.

Sunday morning’s lesson was all about fish on January 21 — Jonah in the whale and Jesus on the beach. We ended up with some great murals.