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Hospital Visiting

Hospital chaplain would like to visit you! The Rev. Canon David Barrett would like you to remember two things if you are admitted into the hospital:

1. When you’re admitted to the hospital, make sure you tell the clerk you are Anglican.
2. As well, make sure that, if you want a clergy visit, you tell the clerk.

 

We're back in the kitchen Sundays at 4:30 in the afternoon.  As in previous years, the café is  held in the gymnasium of the Carleton-Kirk Church (This meal is a community free will offering meal).  Spread the word and bring a friend while we break bread and share some good conversation with our friends in the community.

Sadly, we are not hosting The Parton’s this year but if you want to catch their show, they will be playing at 7 p.m. Saturday night

September 23rd at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Saint John (4347 Loch Lomond Road) and Sunday at St Theresa's in Fredericton from 2 to 4.

The 2017 new  registration year has seen a large number of girls join in all three divisions: Sparks (ages 5-6) · Brownies (ages 7-8) · Guides (ages 9-11).  Unfortunately, not evrey family on thge lower west can manage the registration (insurance) costs associated with this worth while activity.  The skills learned in these groups are ones that last a lifetime.  We are looking for sponsorship for over 50% of the girls.  REgistration is $110 and we would appreciate donations whether for a full registration or partial...every little bit helps ensure that these girls will not have to be told they can't attend due to financial reasons.  Please contact Margaret-Ann Reid to arrange your donation or place it in the Sunday collection plate marked with your intention for the funds.  Thanks you for your continued support, many of these girls couldn't do it without your generosity.

Come and enjoy An Evening of Indian Cuisine and Culture at St. Luke's Church Hall, corner of Metcalf St. and Lansdowne Avenue, Saint John on Saturday, Sept. 23! The evening will include an authentic Indian   dinner, entertainment and a live auction; reception at 6.30 pm with dinner at 7 pm. Tickets are $100 each and a tax receipt will be issued for part of that amount. All proceeds will support St. Luke's Capital Campaign, Moving Onward - St. Luke's Revival. For tickets and  Information, call the church office at 693-4152 and leave a message.

On Sunday September 24 at 3:00 PM there will be an organ recital at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, in Rothesay, featuring Michael Molloy.  The program, will feature music based on chorales and hymn tunes by composers including Pachelbel, Bach, Vaughan Williams and Mendelssohn.  The chorales will be sung by a small choral group, and the audience will be invited to participate in the singing of some of the better known hymn tunes.  There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be accepted.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

We now worship our Sunday 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist service at the Seafarers Mission.  In return, they have asked for some volunteers to come forth.  If you are interested or able to give a few hours to this very important mission, please speak to Rev. Rob or alternately with Bev Sullivan at the mission

 

 

 

Prayer walks will continue Thursday throughout the month of Sept. at 6:30

from the rectory driveway.  We will continue to go out weekly pending appropriate weather conditions. 

 

 

Holy Land Pilgrimage  

Rev. Canon Vicars Hodge is leading a pilgrimage tour Oct. 27 – Nov. 10 and you’re invited to join the group for the spiritual adventure of a lifetime. St. Jerome called the Holy Land The 5th Gospel because those who visit rarely leave the same as they arrive. To walk where Jesus walked and meet the people of the land brings the Bible stories to life. For full information: www.trinitytour.org

BIBLE STUDY AT THE RECTORY: Fall session begins on Sunday,          September 17th following the 10:30 service. (Jennifer will ensure she is there for 12, for anyone not attending the 10:30 service).  We are doing an in-depth study on the “Seven Letters to Seven Churches” found in the first three chapters of the book of revelation.  All are encouraged to attend.  Study guides can be purchased from Rob for $10 anytime.  Lunch will be provided the first week, at which time we can discuss  future meals as a group.

Please join us in praying for the upcoming

136th Session, November 4, 2017

 

Almighty God,giver of all and ruler of all that is seen and unseen; we ask for continual divine grace to your Church and especially to the 136th Session of Diocesan Synod.  May we walk in your way, leading lives worthy of our calling,
in humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another in love
and maintaining the unity of your Spirit in the bond of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Saint John Seafarers’ Mission, Inc.

Christmas Program - 2017

 

Each year during the Christmas season, the Saint John Seafarers’     Mission provides gifts to the seafarers who are visiting our port. These gifts are packaged with the goal of giving items of necessity, with “a little something extra”, at a time when these men and women are     feeling the loneliness of being away from their families. In 2016, with help from many groups and individuals, the Seafarers’ Mission         distributed 219 Christmas packages to 11 ships, during the Christmas season. The crew members were pleased! They were also very          appreciative of the gifts and the fact that they were being thought of, during this special season.

 

Ideas for items you could include in a Christmas package:

· Toiletries:  shampoo, shave cream, tooth paste, tooth brush, dental floss,  mouth wash, body wash, deodorant, disposable razors, lip balm, comb, hand lotion, kleenex

· Warm Items: gloves, socks, scarf, toque

· “A Little Something Extra”:  Playing Cards, Game Book, Pen,  Canada souvenir (pin/magnet/key chain), Candy (individually wrapped), Chocolates, Chocolate bars, Halloween sized bags of chips, pkg. gum, etc.

· Christmas card

 

Note:  Please do not wrap individual items or the packages. We ask this because port security controls, in the US and Canada, impose a         responsibility on us to scan the contents of any parcels before they go aboard ships (to assure Security that the packages are risk-free).    

If you want to support our Christmas Program but don’t want to do a ‘package’, another option would be to donate some of the above items, earmarked specifically for Christmas or to donate money for the       program (tax receipts will be issued).       

Also, note:  We generally have a shortage of  gloves, shampoo,        deodorant, shave cream, hand lotion, lip balm

 

Approximate sizes of ‘packages’ we use:

-  medium size shoe box

-  Christmas bags = 12” (h), 10”  (w) and 5” (d)

 

Without help from others, we could not provide these gifts.  If you are interested in supporting this project, you may drop your Christmas   donations at the Mission (92 Tilley Lane, Saint John) between Monday - Friday (12:00pm - 5:00pm). If you need someone to pick up your items, please call Bev at (506) 635-1731 to make arrangements or email seaf@nb.aibn.com

Diocesan Youth Ministry Conference is happening at Sackville, NB on September 30th from 10am -4pm. This year's theme is Connecting...Family, Youth and Community. We will have guest speakers, workshops and a chance to mingle with other youth leaders in the Diocese. I highly recommend that you, your other youth leaders and volunteers and/or synod/youth delegates to attend. This is a great opportunity for our Diocese to come, learn and worship together within a Youth Ministry setting. The cost is $10 to cover lunch. You can register here

 

Howards Pantry

The next Pantry Sunday October 1, 2017 (always the 1st Sunday in the month).  The cupboards are pretty bare and all donations would be gladly accepted.

Thank you for your continued support of this well utilized resource.

 

Community Prayer is held most Tuesday evenings at L’Arche Saint John (623 Lancaster Avenue, Saint John, NB, E2M 2M3), from 7:00-7:45pm. Friends and visitors are most welcome to join in for this ecumenical prayer service.  Check their website for more details: http://larchesaintjohn.org/

 

Creative Connections now meets every weekday from 9:00am - 3:30pm at their new location (95 Prince William Street). They look forward to continued creative discovery and new friendships! To register,  volunteer, or find out more, please contact Creative Connections at (506) 652-7386 or e-mail creativeconnections@larchesaintjohn.org. For those wishing to visit and tour Creative Connections, drop-in hours are between 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

DYC - Diocesan Youth Conference - We are partnering with our sister Diocese of Nova Scotia/PEI for a youth conference happening on October 27-29 at Camp Malagash Bible Camp in Nova Scotia. The theme is Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly (Micah 6:8) and is open for students in grades 7-12. Costs is $85/youth and $50/leader. There is a limited number of spots. If you are interested in taking a group there please let YIG know. If we have the numbers we are looking into renting transportation to get there and back. Leaders are required to attend a training session. I will have more information on that soon. 

 
November has CYWC - Canadian Youth Worker Conference in Moncton on November 24-25 theme is Discipleship. A great weekend conference full of top of the class speakers, workshops and resources. YIG has budgeted funds to help with registration fees so if you are interested please let us know.
 
CLAY 2018 - Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth gathering happening on August 15-19, 2018. Almost one year away! In 2016 we sent one team of 5 youth and 2 leaders (myself included) to PEI and in 2018 we want to increase our team! CLAY was an amazing experience and I cannot wait to go again. It is in Thunder Bay, ON and will require more planning and coordinating compared to going to PEI. Theme, fees and registration information is still TBA however, if it is similar to 2016 the cost would be $500 per person plus flight. There are some porter flights available that we can organize which would make it cheaper. The registration would be early February and it was sold out within two weeks. If you are seriously thinking about forming a team please begin in the Fall. I will be forming a team from the Saint John/Grand Bay area but I will also be coordinating the Diocese of Fredericton teams. Please contact me if you are interested. 
 
Jason Smith, YIG Chair

2017 Days to Note:

Thu, Feb 02, 2017; Candlemas

Tue, Feb 14, 2017; St. Valentine's Day

Tue, Feb 28, 2017; Shrove Tuesday

Wed, Mar 01, 2017; Ash Wednesday

Fri, Mar 17, 2017; St. Patrick's Day

Sun, Apr 09, 2017; Palm Sunday

Thu, Apr 13, 2017; Maundy (Holy) Thursday

Fri, Apr 14, 2017, Good Friday

                                                            Sun, Apr 16, 2017, Easter

Mon, Apr 17, 2017, Easter Monday

Thu, May 25, 2017, Ascension of Jesus

Sun, Jun 04, 2017, Pentecost

Sun, Jun 11, 2017, Trinity Sunday

Wed, Nov 01, 2017, All Saints' Day

Thu, Nov 02, 2017, All Souls' Day

Sun, Dec 03, 2017, Advent - first Sunday

Sun, Dec 24, 2017, Christmas Eve

Mon, Dec 25, 2017, Christmas

Safe Harbour House (now an initiative of Partners for Youth Inc.) would like to thank you for supporting youth at risk in greater Saint John.  The home is scheduled to re-open in March 2017 and in preparation we are reaching out to local parishes to highlight some emerging needs - Volunteers will be welcomed for a variety of areas and times could range from 2 hours per week and up; donations such as : personal hygiene items, specific canned goods (contact us for a list), cleaning supplies and household items such as towels and bedsheets are always required.  If you would prefer to donate money (which is always needed for operations) tax receipts will be issued. Finally, we are in need of 2 larger items, 1 full size fridge and a kitchen table with seating for 12.  If you would like to know more please reach out to us directly at info@partnersforyouth.ca  Thank you! 

Sign Up Sheets for space reservation at the Carleton-Kirk Church. 

Space is reserved on a first come, first serve basis. 

Forms can be obtained from Brenda (secretary at the Carleton Kirk Church) from 9-12 Monday through Friday or by emailing her at:  carletonkirkunitedchurch@nb.aibn.com. 

Alternately, you can contact Jennifer Ramsay for copies of these forms and we can get copies to you. 

Be sure to check the e-news page on the Diocese of Fredericton website often to stay up to date with the latest news locally and with the wider church, at http://anglican.nb.ca/

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Contact Us

Westside Anglican Mission

Anglican Diocese of Fredericton

Pastor:  Rev. Robert A. Salloum

Phone: 506-608-0176

1 Carleton Kirk Pl,

Saint John, NB E2M 5B8

E-mail: info@Hiswestsidestory.ca

Or use our contact form.

 

Our Community

Saint John West is a priority neighboorhood.  With our eyes towards Jesus, WAM tries to be an outreach based group.  We want to offer a safe place for our community to reach out to us for all their needs.  Each Sunday at 4:30  we put on a wonderful  community meal called our George's café.  We also endevour to maintain adaquate supplies for our EMERGENCY food program, which we have named "Howards Pantry". Check out all the latest news and events from our community.

 

We welcome everyone to our worship service in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

All are welcome to Holy Communion. We extend a special welcome to visitors and those new to our parish.

You are all invited to participate in the Holy Eucharist.



Services:

Traditional Sunday Said Service of Holy Eucharist will be held Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at the Carleton-Kirk United Church.

Contemporary Worship Service of Holy Eucharist will be held Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Seafarers Mission 92 Tilley Ln, Saint John.

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