Life and Work – Sunday March 6, 2016

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2016-03-06 LW image 2Thank you for your contribution to worship today, March 6, 2016:

Greeters: Mary-Jane and Michael Emme, Kathryn Harder, Stephanie Gustin Lock-up: Alan Curtis, Colin Booth, Robin Sutherland, Virginia Landucci PowerPoint: Scott Treble Sound: Pat Ten Have Before Church Coffee Host: June Robinson After Church Coffee Hosts: Val and Blair Barman, Andrea Hubbard

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.

Intercultural Sunday Tea TODAY! A great chance to show your warmth, share experience and get connected with the English learner. Please feel free to join us at the Hall after the Service.2016-03-06 LW image 1

Men’s Supper and Program Tuesday March 8, 2016 in the Lower Hall and Niche – Supper 5:30 to 6:30 pm – Program 6:45 to 8:00 pm – How you do Family History? For more information & interest in attending contact: Jim Upright at 250 479-1101 or

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. 

Hearing assistance headsets available – ask a greeter or AV operator.

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The Shelbourne Community Kitchen is starting up their garden program again and need some tools. We are looking for donations of pitch forks, stirrup hoes and watering cans. People can either bring them in to St. Aidan’s or call Vivian Skinner at 250 595-0543 and she will pick them up. Thank you! St. Aidan’s is hosting these two special events – please show your support Share with friends – Tickets available at the office

God in the Midst of Change: Wisdom for Confusing Times with Fr. Diarmuid O’Murchu

Based on his book, God in the Midst of Change, Diarmuid O’Murchu will explore some of the major contemporary cultural shifts and their implications for faith in our time. In dialogue with the participants he will explore some of the practical consequences for everyday

Date: Tuesday March 29, 2016 | Time: 9:30 registration – 3:00 pm | St Aidan’s United Church, 3703 St. Aidans St. Victoria BC | $50.00 lunch & refreshments included. Tickets available at St Aidan’s United Church or register on line:

Spirituality: Radial Vision and Empowering Strategies lecture with Fr Diarmuid O’Murchu

The paradigm shift in our understanding of spirituality today leaves some people empowered and excited, others confused and reactionary. Diarmuid O’Murchu will review the nature of this shift with its implications for daily faith and religious practice.

Date: Tuesday March 29, 2016 | Time: 7 – 9 pm | St Aidan’s United Church, 3703 St. Aidans St. Victoria BC | $20.00. Tickets available at St Aidan’s United Church or register on line:

We are sorry to announce that Wynne, who has worked with us as Office Administrator since 2014, will be leaving us on March 11. We have appreciated Wynne’s friendly presence and her commitment to the work of St. Aidan’s. Wynne has said she will be available to fill in on a casual basis (including during Easter week) so you may see her back from time to time.

STARTS TODAY 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.

CAMEO Club 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 & Valerie Barman at 250-721-3841.

The Friendly Octopus Thrift Shop We have a big Easter display in the housewares section. We also have some gorgeous outfits appropriate for going to Easter festivities. We need towels at the moment. Here is a heads up: we have received 3,000 records! Please tell your friends!

The Peninsula Healing Pathway Practice Group will be meeting 2 pm Monday afternoon, March 21 at Brentwood Bay United Church, 7162 West Saanich Road.  We welcome newcomers to our practice group, and will appreciate an e-mail to if you are coming so we can be sure to arrange for enough tables.

Welcome Spring Historical Fashion Show and Tea with Silent Auction. A Fundraiser for Shelbourne Community Kitchen. Saturday, March 5th. Tea at 2:00 p.m. Fashion Show at 3:00 pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross. 3787 Cedar Hill Rd. Tickets $20.00 available at Lutheran Church of the Cross, St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Shelbourne Community Kitchen – 3541 Shelbourne, Merit Travel – 3617 Shelbourne, Megson Fitzpatrick – 3561 Shelbourne.