ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF Nov.12-19

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 @ 1:30 pm Garden Meeting in the Church

Wed @ 7:00 pm - Book Study at Lilo Sawh's.

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

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

Thurs. @ 7:00 pm Parish Council, Church

Fri. @ 10:00 am Set Up Indoor Yard Sale, Hall

Sat. @ 9:00 am Indoor Yard Sale, Hall

Sat. @ 2:00 pm Play Rehearsal

Sat. @ 2:00 pm preparation for St. Margaret of Scotland day

Sun. @ 2:00 pm Sandwich Club

Services Sunday, November 19 St. Margaret of Scotland Day Combined Service at 10:00 am

NOTICES OF UPCOMING EVENTS

Indoor Yard Sale Saturday, November 18 9 am until 12 pm. Volunteers needed to help set up on Friday morning Nov. 17 from 10 am and on Saturday 8:30 am to 12 noon and clean up from noon until approx two o'clock. The sign-up sheet is at the back of the church. Admission $1.00. (vendor setup at 8:00 am) Tables available at $15 each Contact 902-455-8721 to book a table.

Congratulations and well done everyone! Our Turkey Supper and Fall Fair netted $3, 271.25. Thank you to everyone who advertised, set up, cooked, served and cleaned up. Special mention goes to the Halifax Scout troop and to those who supplied the bake table and to Georgia's sister, Betty, who raised $600 with her pickled beets. We are richly blessed.

Resident thespian Jon Peirce is treading the boards at Bedford Players again this fall, this time in Karen Waterfield's wonderful play about the Halifax Explosion, Isabella. Isabella offers a fascinating glimpse at the lives of ordinary people living in Halifax a hundred years ago, and the ways in which their lives were affected by World War I and then the explosion. The show runs Thurs., Nov. 2 through Sat., Nov. 18, with evening shows at 8 Thursday-Saturday and two Sunday matinees at 2. Tickets available from TicketPro (www.ticketpro.ca) or at the door. Bedford Plays is located in All Saints Anglican Church, 1400 Bedford Highway in Bedford.

The Fourth Annual Christmas with John Gracie will be held on Friday, December 15 at 7:00 pm at the Bella Rose Arts Centre (Halifax West High School). This is the annual fundraising concert in support of the Friends of St. Margaret. This year the Boys Honour Choir will be guest performers. To order your tickets through the church please call Joanna at 902-495-8883. Thank you for supporting our programs like the sandwich Club which brings youth together to feed those experiencing homelessness in our community.

Our next monthly Casserole Luncheon is Thursday, November 30 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

Nov. 18 Yard Sale

Nov.30 Casserole Luncheon

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.