February 23, 2020
Join Us for Vestry This Sunday at 11:30!
As Anglicans, our church polity — or form of governance — encourages and facilitates the leadership of all parish members through meetings of vestry. I invite you to join us after Mass on Sunday as we gather for our annual general meeting of vestry. We will meet at 11:30, shortly after the 10:00 Eucharist. All members of the parish are welcome.
As a reminder, to be a voting member of the parish, church law indicates you must participate at least in three Sunday services a year, be 18 years old, and are not a member of another parish. Clergy, and lay staff, are not members of the vestry, but ex officio members. The rector chairs the meeting and ex officio members are welcome to participate. However, they do not vote on matters. That being said, the wardens must work in collaboration with the rector.
Pancake Supper Tuesday: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Come have some fun at our Mardi Gras pancake supper on Tuesday! Invite friends, family, neighbours, and co-workers to join you for what will be a fun night. We still have posters available to share around town. Please take one and post in a public place. I encourage all of you to invite at least 2 people to join you. Let’s show the town what Christ Church hospitality looks like!
After you enjoyed a few pancakes with fruit, join us the next day for the start of Lent. We will celebrate Eucharist and administer ashes at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. I will also celebrate communion at the Davis Centre at 2:00 p.m.; you are welcome to join us there too!
Gift for Michelle
One last call for donations for an ordination gift for Michelle Jones! If you are able to contribute, we invite you to do so by today as we will be purchasing Michelle’s gift this week. I appreciate your support of this.
Priesthood Ordination of Rev. Michelle Jones: March 1, 4:00 p.m.
Be sure to join us next Sunday at 4:00 at Christ Church, Brampton, for the ordination of the Rev. Michelle Jones. Please hold her in your prayers as she prepares for the ordination. Rev. Michelle will return to our parish on Sunday, May 3, to celebrate and preach at birth services.
I look forward to seeing you all today and on Tuesday and Wednesday. Know of my prayers for you and your loved ones!