ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF Oct. 1 -Oct. 8

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. @ 2:00 pm ACW Meeting at Iris Newman's Home

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

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

Tues. @ 6:30 pm Meditation in the Church

Wed. @ 1:00 pm Spiritual Development Meeting in the Parish Office

Wed. @ 7:00 pm Celebration of New Ministry at Emmanuel Church

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

Thurs. @ 7:00 pm Scouts in the Parish Hall

Fri. @ 7:00 pm Youth Group Outing

Sat. @ 10:00 am Thanksgiving Decorating of the Church

Services Sunday, October 8 Harvest Thanksgiving 8:30 am Book of Common Prayer 10:30 am Book of Alternative Services

NOTICES OF UPCOMING EVENTS

Mediation Continues this Tuesday, October 3 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. New participants are welcome at any time. Charles

Celebration of New Ministry Everyone is invited to the Celebration of New Ministry for the Rev. Michelle Bull and Emmanuel Church, Spryfield, on Wednesday, October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, at 7:00 pm, with a reception following. Lay readers are invited to vest and process. Emmanuel Church is located at 322 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield.

Saturday, October 7 Come along this Saturday, October 7th at 10:00 am to decorate the Church for Thanksgiving. All ages welcome! Refreshments will be served. Your donations of canned foods, pumpkins & harvest vegetables will be gratefully received and then donated to the St. Mark's Food Bank. Thank you.

Sunday, Oct 22 Don't miss an opportunity to meet Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. On Sunday, Oct 22 there will be an Open House Reception in the Great Hall starting at 2:00 p.m. This will be followed by a special Choral Evensong of Thanksgiving at 4.00 p.m. At the service, contributions for the Anglican Healing Fund will be presented and blessed. Anglicans have been asked to help replenish this fund, which offers grants to encourage and initiate programs to help educate and heal the damage caused by Indian residential schools. Come to this wonderful celebration and contribute to the cause or support groups and parishes whose projects have raised funds to respond to our Primate's Calls for Action.

The Pickle Jar will be accepting donations toward the Healing Fund from now until Sunday, October 22nd.

Our Cupboard is Bare St Mark's Food Bank is very low. Many new clients with young families. Items needed include Canned beans, Crackers, Canned Fruit, Kraft Dinner, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Rice, Soup, Canned Meat, Canned Vegetables, Breakfast Cereal, Powdered Milk. As part of our Thanksgiving Service, we will be collecting food for St. Mark's Food Bank.

Our next monthly Casserole Luncheon is Thursday, October 26 11:30 am to 1 pm. Admission $10 Students & Seniors $7.50. Please spread the word and if you are not already attending, think about coming and bring a friend or two. It's a nice inexpensive hot lunch. If you are able to assist in any way, by providing a dish (we need casseroles, salads, desserts, rolls, etc) or lending hand, talk to Anne King. Proceeds for the kitchen renovation fund.

Margaret House We are Collecting the following items for Margaret's House F.O.O.D. Society. Consider donating your surplus clean regular sized grocery bags, and clean used plastic food containers.

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

Thurs. Oct. 26 Casserole

Nov. 5 Turkey Supper

Nov. 18 Yard Sale

Nov.30 Casserole Luncheon

Dec. 9 Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 15 Christmas with John Gracie at the Bella Rose

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.