Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sexagesima Sunday Feb 23, 2014

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

Feb 23                    Today Vestry meeting                                                   12:45

Feb 25              No Parish Bible Study                                            3 p.m.

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

Feb 26                    midweek service scheduled                                                       7 p.m..

Feb 27                    At home Confirmation class                                                     7 p.m.

March 2                 Quinquaagesima Sunday                                                 8 & 11 a.m.

March 4                 Shrove Tuesday Supper                                                    4- 6:30
          Ash Wednesday with Fr Langmaid                                                      7 p.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 at Vestry we will be visited by representatives of the Fredericton YMCA who will make a presentation on their 'after-school program' with a view to the possibility of renting the Parish Hall for this function come next autumn.

Sadly, Baden-Powell Sunday at St Peter's was snowed out last week - they are pre-booked this weekend and away for March Break next week!

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.

A big thank you to members of the congregation who supported the Valentine Bridge Party at Governor Hall, Shannex on Feb 13. The coffee cakes and sweet breads were delicious. We raised $945 and had lots of positive feedback about the event. Maybe we’ll do it again in 2015. Thanks from the organizing committee!

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

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.