WOPC Newsletter 1Feb15 - White Oak Presbyterian

Oak E-Letter
for February 1st, 2015
Website: www.whiteoakpresbyterian.ca
Mark 1:21-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
“Growing more Christ-like”
4th Sunday after Epiphany
PWS&D Sunday
Upcoming Events
Sunday, February 1: 10 a.m.: Sacrament of Holy Communion
Sunday, February 1: Soup-er Bowl Sunday
Tuesday, February 17: 5:30 – 7 p.m. - Pancake Supper at St. Francis of Assisi
Sunday, February 22: After the service – WOPC AGM
Friday, March 6: 7:30 p.m. - World Day of Prayer service at Eden United Church
Sunday, March 22: 2 p.m.: Justus Concert at St. Francis of Assisi
Sunday, March 29: 10:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Service
Wednesday, April 1: 7 p.m.: Joint Tenebrae Service in White Oak
Thursday, April 2: 6:30 p.m.: Maundy Thursday Pot-luck and Communion
Friday, April 3: 10 a.m.: Good Friday Service
Sunday, April 5: 10:00 a.m. Easter Day Service - Communion
Soup-er Bowl Sunday
Please remember to bring non-perishable food items this Sunday, February 1st, to help the Eden Community Food
Bank’s Ninth Annual Soup-er Bowl Sunday. Please donate what you can and tape a ‘toonie’ to at least one of the
items you will be providing. Also check to make sure none of your items are “stale-dated”.
Needed items:
Juice cans
Canned Fruit
Salm on
D eodorant
Fruit Cups
D ry Soup Lentils,peas
N ut Free Snacks
Laundry D etergent
Sham poo
Additional information about Eden Community Food Bank – they are changing their name!
They built their kitchen in 2013 and now provide free cooking classes to people who use the food bank as well as
other groups of people living on limited finances -- classes that increase nutrition knowledge and food skills while
keeping in mind the participants limited budgets. They also started the Fresh Produce Box program (see page 2 of
this newsletter) to allow everyone the opportunity to improve their nutritional intake in an affordable manner. In
addition, their kitchen provides a new team-building opportunity where groups prepare healthy food for distribution through the food bank.
They are planning to get rid of the words “food bank”, as it is now so much more than that. The Eden name will
be kept, as will the apple logo. If you have any ideas for a new name, please submit it to [email protected]
Over 64% of the congregation are happy with the sermons as they currently are, but there was still room for constructive discussion on the subject last Sunday. Since this Sunday is Communion Sunday, we will move the next discussion topic Q4 to February 8.
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM will take place on Sunday, February 22, after the service.
All persons/groups who have financial dealings with the church are asked to send a copy of their 2014 financial
records to Doug and also to the auditors, Bobby Arulsuthan and Kumar Kanagarajah, by February 15.
Pancake Supper
Once again, St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church will be hosting their Annual Pancake Supper. The date this year is
Tuesday, February 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ticket prices are: Adults - $7.00, Children aged 12 and under - $3.00
and Families - $15.00 (2 adults & all children 12 & under) and are available at the church.
Enjoy homemade pancakes with sausage and fruit. Coffee, tea and juice included.
World Day of Prayer
This year’s service will take place on Friday, March 6th at 7:30 p.m. at Eden United Church. The host nation is the
Bahamas. If there is anyone in our congregation from this part of the world, please let us know as we would love
to have you participate in the service.
JUSTUS Concert
This talented local group will be presenting a concert at St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church on Sunday, March 22
at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 each and are on sale at the church.
Praise Team
The team is in need of guitar players/singers to join their group. Please talk to any member of the team if you are
interested in joining. Rehearsals are at 9 a.m. every Sunday.
Youth Group
St. Francis of Assisi Youth Group welcomes anyone interested. The Group meets every 2nd week at 6:30 p.m. All
Youth ages 10 and up are invited to join. Contact the Church Office for details of the next meeting.
PAR – It’s not nearly as hard as putting a lander on a comet a zillion miles away!
With long winter trips, cruises and Florida beckoning, we really need you to consider being on the PAR program,
which guarantees us a set amount in offerings every week. If you really care about our survival, remember that the
bills still have to be paid whether or not you’re basking in the sun on a desert island. Most of us handle our household expenses using the automatic withdrawal method. You can do the same for your church.
(We’ve heard all the reasons why not, and not one of them is even slightly convincing. Sorry. (Ed.))
The packages are available at the back of the church for your convenience. The minimum amount for PAR is just
$10.00 per month, or $2.37 per week. Withdrawals from your bank account would be on the 20th of each month
and any future changes should be submitted by the 10th to be effective in that month. Completed authorization
and a void cheque should be put in a sealed envelope and given to Doug or any member of Session for forwarding
to our treasurer.
Note: Contributions can also be made by credit card. The necessary form is part of the information package.
Eden Community Food Bank – Fresh Produce Box Program
Good Food For All! This is the vision of Eden Community Food Bank.
In an effort to help our community access fruits and vegetables at a more affordable price, ECFB is running a
weekly Fresh Produce Box Program for everyone.
Simply order your box at: http://edenfoodbank.org/fresh-produce-box/ by Thursday at 4 pm.
You have an option of a $10 small box ($15-$20 supermarket value) or $20 large box ($35-$50 supermarket value).
Each box contains an assortment fruits and vegetables chosen by ECFB’s Chef to help you eat healthy through the week.
Points to Remember When Ordering:
· email: [email protected]
· Emails must be in no later than Thursday at 4:00 pm of the week you require the box(s)
· There are two sizes to order from - $10 and $20
· Pickup is Friday afternoon, noon - 4pm, Unit 2, 3185 Unity Drive. Enter through the front door.
· You will need to bring your own bags or box(s) for your produce and cash to pay for it.
Please join us! Recruit your friends, neighbours, family, co-workers! Save $$$. Eat Healthy.
The WeEkly SMILE
I’m Just Sayin’.... Part 2
I don't trip over things, I do random gravity checks!
Old age is coming at a really bad time!
When I was a child I thought Nap Time was a punishment ... Now, as a grown up, it just feels like a small vacation!
The biggest lie I tell myself is ... "I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it."