Life and Work, February 7, 2016

Life & Work of St. Aidan's

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Thank you for your contribution to worship today,​​ February 7, 2015:​​ 

Greeters:​​ ​​ Heather Nichol, Ross & Louise Crumrine,​​ Bette MacDiarmid ​​ ​​​​ Lock-up:​​ Doug Pattison,​​ ​​ Alan Curtis,​​ Robin​​ Sutherland, Virginia Landucci​​  ​​​​ PowerPoint: ​​ Gordon Robinson ​​​​ Sound: ​​ Doug​​ ​​ Koch ​​​​ Coffee Hosts:​​ Pancake Breakfast by the Youth Group​​ 

Welcome to all our guests and visitors this morning. We are glad you have joined us in worship today. Please sign the Guest Register in the narthex.

Snowdrops.​​ Free photobank This work is licensed under a​​ Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Pancake breakfast TODAY​​ - tickets are $8.00 each.​​ 

You get pancakes, sausage,​​ berries, coffee, tea, and juice!​​ 

Downstairs after Church TODAY. Tickets at the door.


Turning the World Upside Down - Lenten Challenges: Wednesday. February 10 - Thursday, March 24

Today, after the service, pick up your flyer (which lists 40 actions) and an offering box. The simple instructions are on the flyer.  Each of us, committing to one simple challenge each day (e.g. meatless day; smile at a stranger), could turn our world around. Take this Lenten practice on as an individual, as a couple or as a family. We have special challenges for kids.  It’s unflunkable, spiritual and relevant.  Start February 10th!

Intercultural Sunday Tea - TODAY - February 7, 2016

A great chance to show your warmth and meet with some of those English learners, share experience and get connected. Please feel free to join us at the Hall today after the Service.

Say it with Flowers ​​ ​​​​ Would you like to honor someone special in your life? An anniversary? A birthday? A thanksgiving for a living saint? A saint who has passed on? A special remembrance?​​ You will find a sign-up sheet on the table opposite the office counter where you can select the date, name the occasion, list your name and contact information and pledge the amount you will donate for the flowers (suggested amount $20-$40). Your name and your occasion will be noted in the bulletin on the appropriate day.

Gentle Reminder to Church Groups ​​ ​​​​ Due to the need for the fresh paint to “cure”, we would appreciate it if you would not stick any items to the walls, except with BluTac or similar removable adhesive putty. The Office has supplies of BluTac that we would be happy to give to you should you need it. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this matter!

The Jamie Oliver knife offer​​ that is currently happening at Thrifty Food is ends on February 16. Please give Marilyn any stamps you have collected before that date. Thanks to all who have help​​ with this project. We have collected many fabulous knives for use in the church kitchen and for​​ the Bazaar’s​​ ​​ Silent Auction in November.  ​​​​ 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED​​ Do you love a sparkling kitchen sink? A coffee table​​ that glows?​​ We need volunteers willing to spend just one (1) hour each week around the church doing small jobs like dusting, toy washing, kitchen tidying, etc. There are many small jobs that Sang doesn’t have time to do, but having them tended to makes a big difference.​​ Contact Marilyn if you are interested.​​ 

Lenten​​ Series coming up at St. Aidan’s​​ Caring for our Common Home​​ ​​ Beginning on February 14th with guest,​​ Elizabeth May,​​ MP for Saanich - Gulf Islands, and Leader of the federal Green Party. After the service there will be a light lunch and a question and answer session with Ms.​​ May concerning the recent Climate Conference in Paris. ​​​​ 

CAMEO Social Group -​​ We are a friendly, inclusive gathering,​​ usually​​ meeting the second Saturday of the month. Members take turns hosting, which involves planning a program, setting up and taking down, and providing light snacks with the help of other volunteers. The agenda could involve a speaker, game,​​ PowerPoint, outing to a restaurant, play, mini-golf - you name it! Give us a try. For more info, phone Blair or Valerie Barman at 250-721-3841.​​ 


The Friendly Octopus ​​ ​​​​ We are in need​​ of books for 7 - 15 year-olds,​​ sheets, cotton fabric and yarn. Thank you!​​ ​​ 

St. Aidan’s needs a Team Captain to organize our participation in the Coldest Night of the Year, a national fundraising walk. In Victoria, all proceeds go directly to The Mustard Seed. Our volunteer Team Captain will have fun and get a gift card for Tim Horton's just for saying yes! Ready for a challenge? Oak Bay United has already raised $815 and Cordova Bay United has put together a team! Contact Dennis Oliphant,​​ CNOY Volunteer/The Mustard Seed,​​ 778-350-6078. For more info see​​​​ 

It is through the heart, that we begin to grasp the Mystery of Faith. All are welcome to join​​ Music and Prayer in the Style of Taize​​ services Friday, February 19th at St John the Divine Anglican, 6-7 pm. Come at 5:30 pm​​ if you wish to join the choir. See​​​​ for more​​ information. Thanks​​ so much for your ongoing support. ​​ -​​ Janet Gray, on behalf of the DCA Music and Prayer in the Style of Taize steering ctte.

Coming of Age: Wisdom in Later Life  ​​​​ Ideas for living life more consciously, more joyfully, and more compassionately in later life.  Topics include life review, harvesting wisdom, mentoring, mortality, and leaving a legacy.  Tuesdays, January 26 - March 15.  10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Esquimalt United Church. Registration is required:​​​​ or 250-384-7817.​​ 

Neighborhood Hootenanny​​ Time Machine:​​ ​​ An All Ages Dance Party of Awesome

featuring... live humans playing music! And live humans dancing!​​ Sundays 3:00​​ -​​ 4:30pm​​ $5/human - $20/family.​​ Healthy concession treats, phone free zone!​​ Wheeley Hall [the Rainbow Kitchen] on the back of Esquimalt United.​​ NEXT UP:​​ ​​ February 7 - Sockhop​​ |February 14 - Barn Dance​​ |February 21 - Sock Hop​​ |February 28 - Open Hoot!​​ |March 6 - Swing.​​