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.
Holy Week Schedule:
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.