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.
Spring has sprung and prayer walks recommenced this past Thursday at 6:30 from the rectory driveway. We will continue to go out weekly pending appropriate weather conditions. We are researching the cost of WAM T-shirts or a flag/banner that would help us stand out on our walks. If you would like to donate to these please mark it appropriately on your envelope when you pass it over the plate.
by Steve Simms
1) It increases the amount of intercessory prayer for our neighborhood;
2) It helps us to understand the needs in our neighborhood;
3) It increases our love for the people in our neighborhood;
4) It unites church members who participate together into a team:
5) It builds spiritual fellowship;
6) It increases our visibility in the neighborhood;
7) It gives us an easy way to witness to people
8) It’s excellent physical exercise;
9) It helps to overcome the fear of man;
10) It gives the Holy Spirit new opportunities to work through you;
11) It makes people curious and draws some people to us and our church;
12) It sets a worthwhile example for other people and and churches to follow in our steps;
13) It is a way to claim the promise made to Joshua that God will give you the territory wherever you walk;
14) It is a powerful weapon that brings victory through spiritual warfare.
15) It will build your faith as you see God working right in front of you.
(exerpt taken from https://stevesimms.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/17-benefits-of-prayer-walking/)
Organ Recital June 11—On Sunday June 11 at 2:00 PM there will be an organ recital at the Church of St. Andrew and St. David, 164 Germain St., in Saint John, featuring Michael Molloy. The program, will feature music by the 19th century German composer, Josef Gabriel
Rheinberger, considered by many to be the greatest composer for the organ since JS Bach.
Admission is free, but donations to support the work of the church will be accepted. Tax receipts will be available for donations of $20 and over.
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
Attention Choir. This month, Rev. Rob, with David Riply on organ, 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 join him in this important ministry to seniors.
WAM BBQ's will begin this year on Thursday, June 15th. This year they will be held from the driveway of the Carleton Kirk Church but are intended for the entire community so please come up for a
burger or a dog. As with George's Café, this is a free meal to those in need but goodwill offerings are always appreciated and used to help keep this ministry going on the lower west. ....Now...C'mon Spring!!!
Former diocesan archivist Frank Morehouse has launched a new
project to collect and publish photos of all the clergy who have served in the diocese from its beginning in 1845 to the present day.
If your parish has any clergy photos — current day, historic and all in between — to share with Frank, please contact him: (506) 459-3637 or email@example.com to let him know what you have. He will take it from there.
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 finished their latest season with the kids and will resume this very popular group in the fall.
The children continue to be engaged and look forward to their time with us each week.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For those wishing to visit and tour Creative Connections, drop-in hours are between 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/
Westside Anglican Mission
Anglican Diocese of Fredericton
Pastor: Rev. Robert A. Salloum
1 Carleton Kirk Pl,
Saint John, NB E2M 5B8
Or use our contact form.
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.