Life and Work for February 28, 2016

2016-02-28 life and work heading purpleThank you for your contribution to worship today, February 28, 2015:

2016-02-28 crossGreeters: Heather Nicol, Carol Turnbull, Diane Kendall, Gwen Armstrong Lock-up: Paul Cobb, Scott Treble, Robin Sutherland, Virginia Landucci PowerPoint: Scott Treble Sound: Tracy Smith Coffee Hosts: the Ten Haves (coffee and muffins at the AGM in the lower hall)

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.

The Annual General meeting will be held after the service today – Sunday February 28th – in the lower hall. If you already have a copy of the 2015 Annual Report, please bring it along. Coffee, tea and muffins will be available before the meeting. Donations of muffins would be appreciated. Please contact Tony or Marilyn Smith 250-479-5676.

 2016-02-28 LW imageThis Sunday we are celebrating Baden Powell Sunday, recognizing his birthday on February 22. Two St. Aidan’s Scouts will be assisting with the offering: Jackson Fitzgerald and Matthew Pang. You may spot some other youth and leaders in uniform, as well!

St. Aidan’s is hosting an Open House on the Shelbourne Valley Action Plan on Wednesday, March 2 from 4 – 8 pm. Drop in and see the displays, ask questions of the planners, and fill out a survey. If you’re unable to attend an open house in person, there’s an online version at The survey deadline is March 20. For more information contact or phone (250)475-5494 ext. 3410.

Welcome Spring: Historial 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. Featuring Fashions from 1787 to the 1920’s. 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.

Notice: You are all invited to Marcella Barz grad recital. After graduating from UVic, she will be studying in Dublin! Marcella Barz’s Graduating Clarinet Recital – University of Victoria, Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building. Wednesday March 2, 2016 at 8 pm. Free admission . Works by Carl Maria von Weber, Max Bruch, Darius Milhaud, and Wayne Siegel. Small reception to follow.

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.

After Church Coffee Thank-you to all who have agreed to take part in the after church coffee group! We now have enough people signed up so that each person or couple will only have to prepare the coffee once every three-four months. Rest assured that I will pair ‘newbies’ with ‘old hats.’ Thanks also to the Ted Haves for hosting our first-ever coffee making workshop! Those who attended learned a lot. Lest you think that we don’t want any more coffee hosters, you are wrong! Speak to me after church or by email and I will sign you up! Mary Kennedy

The Friendly Octopus Thrift Shop – Cleaning out? We still need yarn and working turntables and tape decks. We would LIKE a visit from you. Free coffee to all church folks!

Self-Care Energy Course – Healing Pathway Phase 1 Are you feeling stressed or managing a chronic health issue? Take time for YOU. Come explore, learn, and experience new self-care techniques that focus on energy healing grounded in Christian faith. Join Rochelle Graham and Ross White over five Tuesday afternoons (Mar 29, Apr 5, 12, 19 & 26) from 1-4pm as they share this transformative practice with you. For further information about the course contact: or go to

Spring Cleaning? Many of us start a project or enjoy it for a time then move on to other things. The bazaar would love your ART, CRAFT AND HOBBY items such as carving tools, art paper, brushes and paint. Card stock, cutters and stamps. Fly tying devices, rock polishing, stamp collecting. You name it we can use it. Questions? Contact Noreen @ Please label donations BAZAAR All donations gratefully appreciated!

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.

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: