Saturday, February 22, 2014

Septuagesima Sunday 2014 Feb 16th

Services this Week: Anglican Parish of St Peter, Fredericton.

Feb 16                    Today Vestry meeting                                                12:45

Feb 18              Parish Bible Study at Brunswick Hall, Shannex   3 p.m.

Feb 19                    midweek service scheduled                                                 7 p.m..

Feb 20                    At home Confirmation class                                                 7 p.m.

Feb 25                    Drs Hebb & Klinck meet with Diocesan property Committee      3 p.m.

Feb 23                    Sexagesima Sunday/                                                    8 & 11 a.m.

We welcome all who are visiting us for worship on this pre-Lenten season. You will notice that St Peter's is a specifically Prayer Book Parish theologically as well as liturgically. What this means is that traditional liturgy (services) are the worshipping expression of normative Anglican, (i.e., of the Anglican Communion) belief. We hope that you find your time in our midst spiritually refreshing and beneficial.

 Today is Baden-Powell Sunday at St Peter's - we welcome the beavers, cubs, scouts, parents and leaders worshipping with us today
Today also we welcome a  special guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service  - Matt Eagar explaining the work of (and his commitment to) "Mission Aviation Fellowship." Please plan to attend.
Parish Bible Study at Brunswick Hall, Shannex on Tuesday Feb 18th will see us start an entirely new book - the Gospel of John - why not use this opportunity to reconnect with the Word of God written and start attending Parish Bible study at this time? byoBible!


A container for donations to the Rector's Discretionary Fund has now appeared at the rear - please consider supporting this ever increasing need. As well as requests for groceries, Fr Hebb also fields requests for rent -top-up funds, help with heating bills and gasoline.

This past Thursday's special Valentine “Coffee Party” Bridge at Shannex was both a new initiative and a great success - well done ladies!

Sign-up sheet for our Annual Shrove Tuesday Supper on March 4 is at the rear - please show your willingness and support!

World Day of Prayer Bible Study: 10am Mon. Feb.17, 2014  Brunswick St. Baptist Church, all parish ladies welcomed, 3rd floor, new section , take elevator from the 1st floor.  This year the Women of Egypt wrote ecumenical service for World Day of Prayer entitled " Streams in the Desert". Mary McMulkin has been to Egypt and offers great insight about her trip there with pictures and artifacts. This year World Day of Prayer Service: Fri. Mar.7, 2014 at Holy Family Church, Hanwell.

Unexpected situation: On the evening of Feb 2 sewage backed-up into both the rectory and the parish hall - this phase of the event was caught early and cleaned up. Sadly, fixing the origin of the problem was much more involved and stretched over all Monday and half of Tuesday. It involved pump trucks, an electrician, a plumber (2 days) and a steam truck and a front end loader from the city. The sewage from both buildings empties into a catch-basin (under the man-hole cover) behind the hall and is then  pumped out to  the city line under the trail. Unfortunately, the line goes all the way beyond the cemetery before it joins the city sewage system and it was the end of line that was frozen. It caused our  lift pump to pump until it  broke off and burnt out -including the electrical connections. It took all day Monday to determine that this was the origin of the problem. Needless to say bills will be coming. Our insurance company has been contacted and we are in discussions but it is highly unlikely that insurance will cover all costs.

March 1: Pancake Supper/ Parish Hall Zealand/  site 1405, route 104; 4-6 p.m. Adults $10.00 kids under 12; $5.00 Menu: Pancakes, sausages, baked beans, fried eggs, brown bread, layer cakes, gingerbread with whipped cream, coffee and tea.