Farewell for Terry, Leslie and Rosie
Farewell To Terry, Leslie and Rose
There will be farewell to Terry and his family Friday September 28th at 6:30 PM. This will be a pot luck. There will be a box at the back of the church starting next Sunday (9th) for your well wishes. Terry and Leslie will be presented with the contents at the party. We know that it is hard to find an evening when everyone can come out, but please try to drop in when you are able. Please bring main dishes and salads. We will have cake for dessert. Maggie Collins has a list posted beside the kitchen so people can mark what they are bringing. Terry’s last Sunday will be September 30th. We will miss him, he has been with us for a year and he has grown in our hearts.
St. Peter's Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10th from 9-2 pm. Included will be the famous Bake Table and Lunch Room and much more. More info will follow. Contact 705-456-6731.
Thank you to Sadie and Peter Kramer for helping us get the back door installed. They spent three long days at the church; it was a very big job! A new frame was put in and the brick was levelled to prevent future moisture from collecting and rusting the door and lifting the tiles inside at the door entrance. Thank you to Todd and Karen for picking up the door and delivering it for us. The door was part of an end of summer sale at Rona so we got a very good price. The door is now vented, so the folks in the kitchen can cool off when the kitchen gets too hot.
Clean Up Day Part 2
Sadie would like to organize a second clean up day to load stuff for the dump as well as a few other projects on November 3, 2018 beginning at 9 a.m. This is late, but the weather will be cooler, easier to work in and the spiders will be dead, a win win. We would like to get as many people out as possible. Many hands make light work.
Homemade soup (sometimes chili), buns, beverages and dessert will be served. There will be a good will offering basket for those who wish to make a donation. Proceeds will be used to help in the community. Everyone is welcome to join us. If you have any questions, please speak to either Judy Martin or Mike Hogg. We thank you for your participation in this outreach project. We will begin our soup Sundays on September 9th, 2018.
Dates for 2018-19: Oct. 14; Dec. 2nd; Jan. 6th; Feb. 3rd; Mar. 3rd; Apr. 7th; May 5th.
Calling New Choir Members
If you love to sing, the choir needs you!! No formal choir experience necessary. Practice is after service on Sundays. Please speak to Jean Zielke our organist, if you are interested or talk with any of the choir members. We would love to have you join us.
St.Peter’s New Walkway
We would like to thank Mr. Elliott of Sargeant concrete for his generous donation and delivery of concrete that was used to repair our church’s front entrance ramp on July 31, 2017. We are so appreciative of this gift, and for the driver’s patience as we moved the concrete.
Our church building is over 155 years old and so there is always a lot of upkeep. This past winter saw some notable deterioration of a concrete walkway at the main entrance. It became a safety priority as many people require accessibility to the building, and the existing ramp had crumbled. Our church enjoys a broad spectrum of regular attendees, and so ensuring safe passage and access is of critical importance to us.
Our church provides weekly worship and programs, but also supports many community outreach projects. Keeping our maintenance costs as low as possible, allows us to optimize our service to the Innisfil community. Your generous support has helped immensely with our goal.
Our largest community program is the “Innisfil Christmas for Kids” which started over 20 years ago at St. Peters. This program has grown to include other area churches, businesses, and individual sponsors. Collectively, we supported over 70 families this past Christmas – with food, clothing, personal care items, and children’s presents. We also provide assistance year round to families, through food drives, provision of school supplies, family crisis assistance, and refugee sponsorship.
On behalf of the St. Peter’s congregation, we are sincerely appreciative of your support.
Warm Regards, John Alksnis, People's Warden, St. Peter's.
Myrlene Boken receives Volunteer Award
On April 26th, 2017, Myrlene Boken was presented with the Senior Volunteer Award for her work with the Christmas for Kids (All Year Round) from MP John Brassard (Barrie). Below is a link to follow to view Myrlene's bio. Congratulations Myrlene for a job well done.
Cemetery By-Laws (St. Peter’s Cemetery Board)
Two historical documents were dedicated at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Churchill, Ontario by the Reverend Matthew McMillan. The first is a three-ringed binder of census, births, marriages and death information about the Reverend Canon Morgan and his family. He planted nine Anglican churches in the Barrie area, St. Peter’s being one of them. The second is a three-ringed binder of census, births, marriages and death records for all the clergy who have served at St. Peters from 1856 to the present day. The binders are presented in gratitude for all the years of selfless service to the Anglican Church. The two binders were researched and presented to the archives by George Leggett, who worked endless hours compiling the information.
*Picture courtesy of Carolyn Smurthwaithe
Spice Girls Fundraising Cards
Linda Gerow created all-occasion greeting cards as an on-going fundraising project. Lovely handcrafted greeting cards are being offered for a nominal fee, usually $1.00 unless otherwise specified. They are available in St. Peter’s Parish hall. Speak to Linda Gerow if you have any questions. Proceeds will go toward Spice girls or Christmas for Kids campaign.
St. Peter’s Church
Sunday Service: 9:15 am