Coming Up at All Saints
I'm sitting in the office listening to the nice gentlemen mowing the grass and making the world smell like a very happy place. We are so blessed to have such a lovely space surrounding our building, and wonderful volunteers who work so hard to keep it looking nice. Whenever I tell someone where I work and try and explain which church it is - the response is always "oh! The one with the beautiful garden!"
We have had some more good news (as if the $10, 000 grant from the Anglican Foundation, the Government Grant to improve accessibility, and the imminent renovations to our kitchen isn't enough) we've now been told our parking lot will be re-paved - possibly as soon as next week!! God is still doing more than we can ask or imagine isn't he? I don't know why I say that like it's a surprise .. we all know that's how he works .. but I am still taken aback by it all somehow. I guess that is what "awe" is!
The summer will be a quiet time as far as events go - even the Craft Group has decided to meet elsewhere for the time being. Thursdays will be a vast yawning emptiness without their cheerful presence. We don't talk much but the building always feels a little more friendly when they are around.
This week Wednesday Eucharist and Bible Study Group will meet at 10 am and the Centering Prayer people will meet at 12 noon (instead of the usual 5:30 pm).
Don't forget to sign up for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on the evening of Friday 16 June. The sign up sheet is on the bulletin board by the parish hall. You can choose to either be a host or a guest and it's a great way to step outside your usual group of friends and get better acquainted with your All Saints Church Family. If you can't get in to the church to sign up please call the office.
On Saturday 17 June at 7:00 pm, here at All Saints, you have a chance to see "Countdown to Sanctuary Wood", Cliff Caprani's documentary on Sidney Rich. I have seen this documentary and it opened my eyes to the commitment and sacrifice made by the young men of Canada during the Great War, and that of their friends and families. The global effect of the fighting surely left no one untouched and Sidney's story brought this home to me as never before.