Life and Work, February 14, 2016

landwfebThank you for your contribution to worship today, February 14, 2016:

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Greeters: Marietta Mitchell, Dean Goard, Dick & Dianne Ferguson Lock-up: Colin Booth, Doug Pattison, Robin Sutherland, Virginia Landucci PowerPoint: Don Craigmyle Sound: Doug Koch Coffee Hosts: Fran Stocks & Lynda McLean Woodward

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.

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TODAY at St. Aidan’s Our Lenten Series on the Environment — Caring for our Common Home — begins TODAY, February 14th, with guest, Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich – Gulf Islands, and Leader of the federal Green Party. After lunch there will be a Question and Answer session with Ms. May on the Paris Climate Agreement. In keeping with the Lenten tradition of simplicity, our light, Lenten lunch will appear as a Sandwich Station. You are invited to make your own cheese and vegetable sandwich to eat while we continue our discussion with Elizabeth May in Room 2A/B after Worship.

First Met’s Climate Action Film Series – Films that take a closer look at Climate, Indigenous Rights and Right Relationships Mondays 7-9 pm. Room 200- 932 Balmoral Road. First Metropolitan United. All are welcome – no charge – refreshments. February 22The Carbon Rush – What happens when we manipulate the markets to solve the climate crisis? Who stands to gain and who stands to suffer? March 14thDirectly Affected and Reflections: Art For A Oil Free Coast – What is having a say in your community worth? Local films and very relevant to all of us here on coastal waters. April 25th – TBA.

Living in a Quantum World: How the New Science Changes Everything presented by Dr. Garth Mundle. The series will be offered as four evening sessions from 7:00 to 9:30 pm on March 6 to 9, 2016 and will be hosted by Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Road. Cost is $10 per session or $30 for full registration. Info at 250.477.2715. Session 1 (Mar 6) Entanglement: Nothing is separate and everything is connected. Session 2 (Mar 7) Chaos: Why chaos is a good thing. Session 3 (Mar 8) Probability vs Certainty: There is no certainty only probability. Session 4 (Mar 9) Emergence vs Prediction: There is no prediction only emergence.

Upcoming at St. Aidan’s: A Day Retreat with Diarmuid O’Murchu Tuesday March 29, 2016 from 9:30am – 3:00pm. Cost $50, lunch included. ALSO Spirituality: Radical Vision and Empowering Strategies. An evening public lecture. Tuesday March 29, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Cost $20 at door. Both at St. Aidan’s United Church. 3703 St. Aidan’s Street.

Movie Night at St. Aidan’s Saturday, February 27. We will be showing “Chocolat”. The movie came out in 2000, stars Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, and deals with the theme of Lent. The film starts at 7 pm in Room 2 A/B. Discussion and refreshments to follow. Everyone is welcome – Hope to see you!

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. Goes through to March 24th!

After Church Coffee Volunteers Thank you so much to those ‘old hats’ and ‘newbies’ who agreed to help host our weekly after-church coffee. There is still time to sign up and there will be a sign-up sheet today on the library counter. We are especially inviting ‘newbies.’ A special note: Pat and Jean Ten Have will conduct a hosting coffee workshop NEXT SUNDAY, February 21st @ 9 am. They welcome all newbies and old hats who would like a refresher short course to join them in the GREAT HALL at that time.

Bazaar Sewists Our sewing group is getting together on Thursday, February 25. At that time we will exchange fabric, patterns, samples and all our ideas collected over the past year. If you would like to join us, please call Sylvia @ 250-658-2402.

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 cttee.

February is heart month! Your Healing Pathway Team offers treatments from the heart and for the heart. If you would like to experience this gift phone Elizabeth Thorburn-Korolus at 250 298 0747. We offer treatments on Monday and Friday mornings and Friday afternoons.

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

Shelbourne Community Kitchen Whether you’re an experienced home gardener or interested in learning the basics of growing food, join us on Wednesday, February 24th to learn about our garden program. Wednesday, February 24th at 3541 Shelbourne Street. We offer two identical sessions that day: 11am-12pm OR 6:30pm-7:30pm. To attend either session, please RSVP by email to or call (250) 590-0980

The Friendly Octopus Thrift Shop We do not need anything special at the moment except extra grocery bags made of cloth. Please drop in and join us anytime! Free coffee for you!

BC Conference is offering an M&P 101 Workshop led by Thomas Dennett, open to all committee members, boards and anyone else who is interested. The workshop is Saturday, Feb. 20, at Oak Bay United Church in Victoria. The workshop is FREE however we need registrations so we have enough printed materials, chairs and coffee for everyone! Registration online only:

Sidney Friday Night Jazz Series Everyone is welcome to this new Friday Night Jazz series at St. Paul’s United Church, 2410 Malaview Avenue in Sidney., at 7pm. Suggested donation of $10 at the door. First performance is on Friday, February 19th.