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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.

Lenten Sunday evening Sermon Series themed "Lighten our Darkness" takes place at 7 p.m. at the Carleton Kirk United Church. Scheduled speakers as follows:

 

March 26th          The Rev David Cleveland

April 2nd               The Rev Rob Salloum

 

Holy Week Schedule:

April 7th                No Saturday Evening Service
April 8th               
Palm Sunday Morning 7 pm 
April 9th                Monday evening service 7 pm
April 10th             Tuesday Ecumenical service (hosted                                  by CKUC) 7 pm
April 12th             Maundy Thursday 7 pm 
April 13th             Good Friday combined service 11am
April 14th             Saturday Easter vigil combined 7 pm
April 15th             The Sunday of the resurrection:
                                                                           7 am Sunrise service at Lancaster Baptist
                                                                           9 am  Holy communion WAM

PWRDF's 2017 Lent Resource was written by Rev. Susan Spicer, a priest from the Diocese of Toronto, with a focus on the 5 A's of Food Security.  Dig deeper into issues of food security and food sovereignty.  Read it online at https://issuu.com/pwrdf/docs/pwrdf_lentbook_2017_web, or receive a daily devotion by signing up at http://anglican.us1.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=d120aa8efc4112c7cae41108e&id=cad9cb9b92 

 

Though not particularly for Lent, Bishop David recommends this 2014 video, Facing the Canon (J. John) with Archbishop Justin Welby, to you if you have not seen it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dvkBdXLx3A

 

Stepping into Evangelism: Together workshops; Stepping into Evangelism: Together offers an interactive approach for followers of Jesus Christ to learn and see how they can easily share their faith with those around them.  Based on the workbook of the same name, this seminar will move you from wanting to see people know Jesus, to being an active participant in God’s overall plan. Workshops will be led by Bishop David Edwards and Shawn Branch, National Director of Threshold Ministries.  The day starts and 9:30 am and will end by 4:00 pm.  The cost is $20 for the workbook and lunch (or as you are able to pay).  Register online from the diocesan events page:  anglican.nb.ca/events/ or call, Cheryl, the bishop's secretary at 506-459-1801 (ext. 223)

Local Date and location: April 8, 2017 - Saint John (Stone)

 

Morning Prayer: 

Rev. Rob will be celebrating morning prayer each Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and invites anyone wishing to deepen their relationship with God to join him in the church sanctuary.

Student Mission Trip: On April 29th, a group of young leaders and disciples (with Colin MacDonald) will be embarking on an adventure to learn about missions, leadership and most importantly discipleship.  Their team will be spending a week in inner-city Boston serving those in need and exploring why God calls us so profoundly to serve the poor. It is Colin’s sincere hope that this first leadership trip will become an annual event as we seek to invest in and grow young disciples.  They need our help!  They are seeking support from parishes to bring this trip together and invest in these young leaders as the   Bishops charge has called us to do.   If you are able to help financially and by including us in your prayers it would be greatly appreciated.  Please see Colin’s letter on the WAM bulletin board for more information.

GEORGE’S CAFÉ is serving up a hot meal this Sunday, at 4:30.   Serving the Lord, by serving our community is a sure way to put a dent in the “winter blues”. Hope to see you there!

Love thy neighbor

Each month, Rev. Rob conducts Holy Communion Services at 3 different nursing homes in the city:

1st Friday at Carleton Kirk Lodge @ 10:30 a.m.;

1st Wednesday @ Loch Lomond Villa at 10:30 a.m.;

2nd Wednesday @ St John and St Stephen Nursing Home 11 a.m.

Rob encourages you to enter into this meaningful ministry with him and the WAM choir.

 

Please Note Change of Venue!

 

Bible Study

 

Sunday morning at the Seafarers Mission (92 Tilley Ln). 

We are enjoying meaningful conversations spurred by  Danielle Strickland’s book called “A Beautiful Mess”. 

 

Please speak to Rev. Rob if you are interested in participating. 

We gather at 10:30 a.m.

 

 

Ministry to Children on the Lower West / Floor Hockey:

 

Rev. Rob began session 2 of the Floor Hockey AND the reading clubs Wednesday, January 18th.  

Evan Smith and Heather Masson have also resumed their very popular Nature Club.

The children continue to be engaged and look forward to their time with us each week. 

 

Howards Pantry:  The next Pantry Saturday/Sunday (1st in the month) is March 4/5th.  Should you wish to donate mid month, suggested items include: Canned meats, canned pastas, feminine hygiene products, soap, toothbrushes, anti-persperant, shampoo and conditioner. 

 

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.

Struggling readers need a hand

Looking for a way to make a difference in the community and in the life of a child? Bishop David suggests ELF — Elementary Literacy Friends — a supplementary reading achievement program in most schools in the province. You can visit ELF’s website and sign up as a volunteer. After training and a criminal background check, you choose the school and commit to one Grade 2 child for ten weeks. Each week you meet with your student twice, for one hour of reading time. Help combat low literacy rates in the province and make a positive impact on a child. Get started here: https://www.elfnb.com/get-involved/volunteer/

 

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:

Morning Prayer is celebrated each Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Contemporary Worship Service of Holy Eucharist will be held Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Traditional Sunday Said Service of Holy Eucharist will be held Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

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