Your notice sheet for the upcoming week at St. Catherine’s is attached. Also, see the attached handout from last week’s Stewardship study. The study continues this Sunday.
Time Change: set clocks back 1 hour before coming to church on November 2nd
Investiture Service: Frank Willis will be invested with the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster this Sunday at Christ Church Cathedral. The special Investiture Eucharist will be at 4pm.
Community Lunch: Thursday November 6th at noon in the Mary Pellatt Room. Our partner in the community lunch is Sharing Abundance (http://sharingabundance.ca/). Here is a little background from Christine on their important work in our community:
Our Mission: To offer welcoming places where food and community meet
Prior to the incorporation of this non-profit society, there was no place on the North Shore where community members could gather and linger over a delicious meal served to them by friendly volunteers. Our guests are new Canadians, homeless, folks on disability pensions, families and young people, seniors, veterans and those dealing with social isolation caused by disabilities, poverty and/or addictions. Those who can donate something towards their meal are invited to do so; those who don’t are graciously welcomed.
We are in our fifth year of serving a weekly lunch, second year of a weekly dinner and second year of a Senior’s lunch program. Our North Shore programs are located in churches along the Lonsdale corridor as they have kitchens and halls to use as dining rooms. Our Seschelt program provides a Community Kitchen helping folks who are challenged prepare and enjoy a weekly meal together. We serve over 600 meals per month with no paid staff. Two of our chefs/program managers are on contract. We actively solicit donations of food from various sources to keep our costs as low as possible.
Support is needed to help cover the costs not met by donations. Costs include supplies, equipment and food needed to provide our programs. Our team of volunteers with a heart for making the community a kinder place can take it from there.