February 11, 2019
They tell us that it is day 10 of our deep freeze across our province. Church attendance reflects our need to stay home and keep warm but our amazing staff along with the Chamber Choir and February's Sacred Service were on hand to warm our hearts. Clean walks indicated that Wally was at task before service.
Our ACTS team, Wayne and Marlene, was once again seated at the table in the foyer. It is almost time for our annual Lenten Retreat at Mt. St. Francis - March 10, 2019. Rev. Peggy mentioned our silent lunch, part of the program that commences at 11:30 and is over by 4:00 p.m. As usual, I will be offering rides after church for those who will be involved with Sunday morning service but want to attend the retreat.
The Chameleon Drama Group had Saturday night off with Janice's admonition to stay home and keep warm. We did appreciate having the evening off with our grandchildren, Hugo and Iris, whose presence at church every Sunday morning follows a sleep over at Grandma and Grandpa's.
Cold weather last Monday night for Book Study didn't keep many of us away. We are having Session #5 tonight. Half done! My current read is Y.N Harari's book, "21 Lessons for the 21st Century." He authored "Sapiens" and "HomoDeus," both great reads.
Plans are going forward with PSALT and audio issues at church. The last time the "Gremlin" - that loud booming mystical sound that strikes fear into the heart of whoever is running sound - appeared was second Sunday of January. Since then, it has been quiet but we really do need to eradicate same and, in the process, update equipment and expertise. Deb Charnuski, Tauran Wood and Jason Wright, Darkmatter Productions, have been exploring possibilities. Go, Team, go.
February 3, 2019
Remember those balmy days of January with water running and no need for heavy jackets and mitts? Well, "polar vortex" has caught up with us with a vengeance. The balmy weather has moved east, rescuing the folks there from the frigid air that kept them bundled up. Church this morning reflected the Cold Weather Warning (or SuperBowl Sunday) with lots of empty seats. The Sanctuary Choir carried forth Debbie Stockdale's reflection theme, entitled "Grace Meets Entitlement. Yikes!" and just when we are about to launch into full scale election time, provincially and federally. Refer to Sermons on the Home Page where you will find a recap of what Debbie had to say.
Friendship Group held their 'games night' on February 1, 2019 in Robertson Hall. Bitter cold probably kept a few folks at home but those who came would have had a great way to bring in the new month.