St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 3751 Robie Street (north of Leeds), Halifax, NS, B3K 4T3, 902-455-2451: office email (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

Tues. @ 7:00 pm Cursillo Ultreya in the Church

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

Wed. @ 7:30 pm Budget Meeting Parish Office

Thurs. @ 9:15 am Meditation

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

Sat. @ 9:00 am Men's Breakfast at Kempster's

Sun. @ 3:00 pm Youth Group


Church Photo/Postcards at $1.00 each are available from Doug King. This is a fundraiser for the Building Fund.

Meditation is an ancient practice that seeks silent communion with God and brings wholeness of body, mind and spirit. You are invited to come and learn meditation any Thursday morning from 9:15 to 10:45 am for ten weeks starting on Thursday, January 11th. Please let me know if you are interested. Charles

Book Study A sequel to our very successful Book Study will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm, starting on Tuesday, January 16th. Please let me know if you are interested. Charles

More Mission School We are hosting the MORE Mission School at St. Margaret's on Saturday January 27th. Bishop Ron and his team will be presenting Module #2, which explores helpful, positive approaches to resistance and challenges to becoming a more missional church. Some 470 people attended Module #1, which received rave reviews. If you can't attend on the 27th, the same program will be presented on Saturday, January 13 at Christ Church Dartmouth and Saturday January 20 at St. Nicholas Westwood Heights. I am hoping that we can have a good showing of those in any kind of leadership at St. Margaret's. There is no charge for this event and lunch will be provided. For more details see the insert/flyer on the back page of the bulletin. You can register before January 24 online at or contact Synod Office 902-420 0717 to register by phone. Charles

Our next monthly Casserole Luncheon is Thursday, January 25 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.

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

Mark Your Calendars

Jan. 19 Robbie Burns Tribute

Jan. 20 Week of Prayer Interchurch Supper and Talent Show

Jan. 25 Casserole Luncheon

Jan. 27 All Day More Mission School


"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.