Christmas Fellowship Luncheon

Hi folks of St. Hilda’s,

Due to unforeseen circumstances (the Kitchen at K of C under construction) we will be changing our “Christmas Fellowship” time.

Since we do not have access to a complete kitchen we are not having a dinner; however, we will still get together as family and friends at a “CHRISTMAS FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON”

We will not be meeting on Sat. Dec. 13th —– WE WILL CELEBRATE ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 21

You are welcome to invite friends to our celebration

10 a.m. Carol Sing-along

10:30 Sunday Service

After the Service “CHRISTMAS FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON”

Join us for the carol sing-along starting at 10 a.m.

We are trying to follow the KISS rule and are asking everyone to bring a dish to the luncheon on a serving dish (again since we have a limited kitchen).

There will be a sign up sheet starting this Sunday for: Sandwiches, Desserts, Cheese, Fruit and Veggie trays, an Allergy Alternative section

There is a special surprise for the young children in our congregation.

Please sign up on Sunday so we know numbers who will be attending.

If you are feeling really creative Google “Christmas Sandwiches and treats”. Surprise us with your fantastic Christmas Food creation.

Let’s remember the real meaning of Christmas and enjoy this time in Fellowship.

What is the real meaning of Christmas? Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, turkey dinners, snow in the yard, stockings hanging in the living room, and shouts of “Merry Christmas” to those who pass us in the streets? Is this really Christmas?

Christmas can be a season of great joy. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a time of healing and renewed strength. You see, Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child.

We can truly be happy at Christmas! No matter what may be happening, we can know that we are His children. We then become sons and daughters of God. Heaven will be our home one day.

Look at Christmas in a new way this year. This is the year to invite Jesus into your heart. You will then have a “Merry Christmas.” The joy and peace you will receive will last all year as you look to God for all your needs to be met.

Jesus Is The Reason For The Season! Rejoice!

Canon Andrew White to speak in Burlington

Dear Ontario ANiC Clergy and congregations…

We are thrilled to announce again that Canon Andrew White, who is known as the

Vicar of Baghdad and is one of the most high-profile Anglican leaders in the world today, will be at St Georges Anglican Church (Burlington, ON) on Sunday December 7th  at 6 pm  to baptize his grandson.  Reverend Ray David Glenn will be interviewing him regarding the church in Iraq and the intense persecution faced by the church in that region, as well as his new work in Israel. This will be a special and likely large event, so don’t miss the opportunity to hear this man speak. The service will be held at the Crossroads Center in Burlington, ON in the Founders Hall.  

It is my joy and honour to welcome Canon Andrew White for this special event and I would really like to encourage you to participate – not only to hear him speak, but to pray together, and to encourage and bless Canon White in his ministry.

In Christ’s love,

The Right Rev Charlie Masters

Annual Christmas Dinner

SATURDAY DECEMBER 13

Our ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER will be held on that date. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Bring a food dish to share (there will be a sign-up sheet).

Wear something red and/or green.

Bring an item for our food bank.

Tickets will be on sale November 23, November 30 & December 5.

Join us for the FUN and FELLOWSHIP!

Advent Movie Night

MONDAY DECEMBER 1

An ADVENT MOVIE NIGHT will be held at the Oakville Yacht Squadron at 97 Forsythe Street (for directions see here). The movie shown will be THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE by Max Lucado. Join us at 7 p.m. to start our Advent season. Bring a snack to share.

West Oak Village Outreach

Sunday November 30 in the afternoon we hope to have a very special outreach to West Oak Village on Third Line to have a time of praise & worship with Martin Jones and Norma Jean Parker.

Prayer and Praise at Good Shepherd in St. Catharines.

Sunday November 23

Pastor Paul will be conducting a service of Prayer and Praise, with a focus on healing, at Good Shepherd in St. Catharines. The service will begin at 7 p.m., and to that end we will be meeting at the K of C at 5:30 to carpool. If you would like to attend, you would be most welcome. The more prayer warriors the better! Speak to Pastor Paul for more information.

Ladies’ Bible Study

The Monday morning ladies’ study group has started up once again. They meet in the church office on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. and would love to have you join them! From November 10 to December 8 they will do an Advent Study entitled “Not a Silent Night” by Adam Hamilton.

Church Family Meeting

Saturday November 15.
This is when our next church Family Meeting will be held from 9 a.m. – noon. We hope to see you all there!

We would also suggest that you set aside Friday November 14 as a day of prayer and fasting.

ANiC Women’s Day

Ladies, join us for an ANiC Women’s Day hosted by St. Hilda’s.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9am-2pm at:

Mo’s Restaurant,
467 Speers Road,
Oakville, ON
Theme: Be a Butterfly.
Registration and payment of $25 due by October 17th.

For further information contact St. Hilda’s office at 905-827-3711.

Bishop Don Harvey Passing the Crosier to Bishop Charlie Masters

Bishops Don and Charlie were at St. Hilda’s this morning for Bishop Don’s Transfer of Authority as ANiC Moderator to Bishop Charlie.

More photos here:

Bishop Don’s address:

 

The bishops:
Passing the peace:

More peace:

Bishop Don:

Passing the Crosier:

The Cake Before:

After:

The Professional Cake Cutters:

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