ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF May 13 - May 20

St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 3751 Robie Street (north of Leeds), Halifax, NS, B3K 4T3, 902-455-2451: office email st.mofs@gmail.com (ONLY read on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon

Mon. @ 6:30 pm Beavers in the Parish Hall

Tues. @ 6:30 pm Cubs in the Parish Hall

Wed. @ 7:30 pm 78th Highlanders Pipe and Drums in the Church and Parish Hall

Thurs. @ 7:00 pm Scouts Outing

NOTICES OF UPCOMING EVENTS

May 14- May 24 I will be leaving right after church today and will be away for two weeks from May 14th until Sunday May 27th. I plan to take four days to visit friends and family in Toronto and then go on a 10-day silent meditation retreat at the Art of Living Centre north of Montreal. Our guest clergy will be Rev. Marilyn Newport (May 20) and Rev. Jim Anderson (May 27) In pastoral emergency please call the Rev. Rachael Parker 902-477-6770 Charles

Message from Rev. Marilyn Newport A message from the Rev. Marilyn Newport: I am looking forward to being your guest celebrant and preacher on Pentecost, May 20th and I have a question for you: When was the Last Time, you did something for the First Time? This Pentecost I invite you to consider doing something for the first time. If you have dressed in red before, consider wearing yellow or orange. If you have always sat in the same place and with the same people, consider sitting in a different pew or with another person. If you have always worn a dress or a suit to church, consider wearing something different. These are simply suggestions, food for thought. Is there something you would like to do, but did not have the courage to do? Simply consider: When was the Last Time, you did something for the First Time? I look forward to celebrating Pentecost with you. Marilyn

Annual Supper for ACW and Altar Guild members will be May 30 at Kempsters on Kempt Road for 5.30 pm. Please call Susan Crouse 902 477-5197 if you are able to attend.

Silver Jar Campaign Our Parish continues to be inspired by the example of St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland, whose care for the needy was a part of her everyday life. That which is small change to some of us can make a real difference to someone in a time of financial crisis. Our Church Council invites any who are able to contribute spare “silver” coins for the Discretionary fund, and the Fellowship of the Least Coin, a global outreach program supported by the ACW. Your donations are deeply appreciated! Jars are available at the back of the church

Prayer Shawl Ministry This is a new ministry for our church and we are hoping that anyone who knits or crochets will be interested in this quiet and prayerful way to serve others. Donations of unused wool will hopefully keep our costs to a minimum. Please contact Dale Moffat at 902-835-6948 or daleamoffat@gmail.com if you would like further information. Brochures are at the back of the church.

Pre Authorized Remittance (PAR): Please note, we offer Pre Authorized Remittance (PAR) for your monthly offering. For more information contact Annette Kelly,parish treasurer, @ 902-454-6390 or akelly@eastlink.ca

Mark Your Calendars

Sat May 26 Sandwich Club

Sun May 27 Plant Swap

Mon. May 28 Beavers, Cubs Banquet

Thurs. May 31 Casserole Luncheon

Reminders

"The Scroll of the Prophet Isaiah was handed to Jesus. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written..." and he read. Our new Lending Library at the back of the Church provides a variety of books. You are welcome to take out a book by signing the "checkout" booklet. A comfortable chair has been provided if you wish to sit quietly and read at any time.

Fellowship of the Least Coin: The Fellowship of the Least Coin is an international ecumenical movement of prayer for peace, justice, and reconciliation. This movement was begun in 1956 by Shanti Solomon of India, who was part of a Christian women’s mission of reconciliation to countries on the Pacific Rim. The division among people and nations were made real to her when she was not allowed into Korea because it did not have diplomatic relations with India. She stayed behind in the Philippines, longing for a way to make all women feel part of the worldwide family of faith. As she prayed, God gave her the simple but profound idea of the Fellowship of the Least Coin. Today, FLC continues to grow into an ever-widening circle of prayer, embracing people around the world. The Altar Guild and the ACW at St. Margaret's always supported the Fellowship of the Least Coin. They have now expanded this program to include the parishioners of St. Margaret. There is a large can at the back of the church that you can put change into or you can collect your coins at home and bring them to church and put them in the can.

Please continue to support the Leprosy Canada Mission in their important work providing cure and care for leprosy patients, by bringing your stamps and putting them in the container at the back. Stamps are trimmed with no less than 1/4 inch border paper. Thank you.