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Meetings up and coming:

The Church office will be closed on Monday for the Victoria Day holiday.

1. Brownies – Mon. May 20th     6 pm

2. Christian Meditation- Mon. May 20th  7 pm

3. Stitchers and Knitters – Tues. May 21st    9am - noon

4. Cherub & Jr. Choir – Tues.  May 21st  5:30 pm

5. Quinte Children’s Choir -Tues.  May 21st     5:45 – 7:30 pm

6. Wednesday EUCHARIST – May 22nd    9:30 am

7. Later Life Learning Lectures – Wed. May 22nd   10 am - noon

8. Jr. Choir – Wed. May 22nd     4:00 pm

9.  Quinte Youth Chorale – Wed. May 22nd   5:45 pm- 8:30 pm

10.   Jr. Choir – Thurs.  May 23rd   4:30 pm

11. Solfege – Thurs. May 23rd   6:30 pm

12. St. Thomas’ Choir rehearsalThurs. May 23rd   7:30pm

13. CDC cooking class – Fri. May 24th  11 am – 2 pm

14. Jr. Choir – Fri. May 24th    6 pm

15. Beavers – Fri. May 24th   6 pm

 

 Coming events/ Activities

 

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with the Bridge Luncheon that was held on May 9th and to all those who supported our fundraiser. The event was a success and enjoyed by everyone! We raised $1685.81 (after expenses).

Thank you Betty Thompson for all of your hard work!!!

 

ARTISAN QUILT SHOW: The stitchers would like to thank everyone who participated in what ever capacity at our first artisan quilt show. We are proud to say that it was a huge success and we were able to raise approximately $2500.00. Thanks to superb teamwork the event was supported not only from the congregation but

also the community.

Thank you everyone.

Quilt raffle Winner was Diane Sackfield of Kingston and was sold by Nancy Patterson-Wickson. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and supported the Artisan Show.

 

Later Life Learning Lecture Series

     “ Debates on the Public Square” A series of 5 lectures-

10 am until 12 noon   Wednesdays – April 24, May 1,8,15,22 

Please see the flyer on bulletin boards for more information.     

 

St. Thomas Book Club Meeting -  June 2, 2019

You are invited to join the St. Thomas Book Club on June 2nd after the church service, as we discuss the book Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. The author is Richard Rohr. Bring a brown - bag lunch. For more information contact Dawne Brown at dawne.brown@gmail.com or Bernadette Hymus at 613-962 -7926.

 

KIWANIS  CHICKEN  BBQ

The 39th annual Kiwanis chicken BBQ is on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Advance ticket price is $15, at the door $18 (if there are any available!). Bonnie Dobson and Belinda & John deSalis have tickets for sale.

 

 

pring Tea & Eucharist

 Thursday, June 6, 2019     2-4 pm

Please save the date for this event as you will soon be receiving an invitation if you qualify to attend. This affair is held annually to honour our seniors and if you are turning 80 in the year 2019 or are already 80 years plus, we would like you to come. Since we don’t have everyone’s birth dates in the office, if you don’t receive an invitation and the above criteria applies to you, please let Sandra in the office know, 613-962-3636.

St. Thomas’ Pastoral Care Team

 

Sharpening Services- Bob Owen is willing to sharpen your garden and lawn tools as well as your knives and other blades so please bring them into the church office. There is a price list on the Parish Activities

 bulletin board and Bob is donating those fees back to the church.

 

Please confirm your subscription if you are receiving the Anglican Journal (and Diocesan paper) before the end of June.

See insert.

 

 

Gleaners upcoming events for the summer.

 

   Ride for Hunger 2019

Gleaners Food Bank presents the annual Ride for Hunger happening on June 9th at the Market Square in Downtown Belleville.

 

The Mother of all Yard Sales

Please note we are accepting donations NOW! (please no beds, bedding or clothing). This event will be happening on July 27-28, 2 days only, rain or shine.

 

The Mega Dollar Sale

Gleaners Food Bank presents the Annual Mega Dollar Sale, perfect for the new home owner, student and those that are wanting a shopping experience like no other. There will be brand new: clothing, linens, shoes, household items and so much more! This is event is happening on August 24 and 25th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at 25 Wallbridge Crescent, Belleville. For further information please contact us at events@gleanersfoodbank.ca or call us at 613-962-9043.

 

Please see flyer on bulletin board near Fr. Brad’s office for more information.

               

 

Fifth Sunday of Easter – May 19, 2019

Commentary on Readings

 

Acts 11:1-18

Peter has been instrumental in the conversion of a Gentile to Christianity. Cornelius, an officer in the Roman army, has received the Holy Spirit and has been baptised – as have members of his household. Peter has now returned to Judea where members of the Christian community who are of Jewish origin seek an explanation as to why Gentiles have become Christians.

 

Revelation 21:1-6

The book of Revelation is “the revelation of Christ” made through John. It is prophecy which reveals secrets of heaven and earth. In a vision, John has seen the destruction of the old city, and of the old heaven and earth. Now he sees the new creation, of divine origin and free of evil forces – for ultimately God’s love will prevail.

 

John 13:31-35

Jesus is preparing his followers for his departure. After the Last Supper, he has washed the feet of his disciples, a symbol of servanthood. He has predicted his betrayal. Judas Iscariot has gone out into the night – a symbol of the dark deed he is about to commit.