Today at St. Giles, we gathered to celebrate the life of Dick Ford, a longtime St. Giles member and former member of Session who passed away suddenly this past Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Isabelle, and with the rest of the Ford family at this time.
Dick’s obituary can be found at http://www.mckenzieblundy.com/obituaries/richard-ford.html.
Please join us at St. Giles over the next week as we reflect on Christ’s death and rejoice in His resurrection.
Palm Sunday: April 1st, 10:30am
Maundy Thursday: April 5th, 7:00am
Good Friday: April 6th, 10:00am
Easter Sunday: April 8th, 10:30am
St. Giles was one of the first churches in Sarnia to participate in the Neighbourlink ministry
The Neighbourlink Office is looking for good used beds – any size. Queen & King sized sheets and blankets are especially needed. All size donations can be dropped off at Temple Baptist Church weekdays.
They are also in need of 2 phone volunteers (8:45 till 12 noon) for Friday mornings. Training is provided. Computer and organization skills required. Contact the Neighbourlink Office (Liz) for more information..
Are you looking for something fulfilling and meaningful to do that will help those in the community? The Red Cross is currently recruiting drivers for the transportation department as well as for the Meals on Wheels department. If interested, please contact the Red Cross at 519-332-6380 or come to the office located at 416 East St. N. to get more information.
The old “John Deere” riding mower is being sold “as is”. Speak to Jim Fisher if you are interested.
On the first Sunday of each month (except January, July, August and September) soup lunches are held in the lower hall to support the projects of the Mission and Outreach Committee. These soup lunches include homemade soup (yum!), fresh rolls with real butter, cheese, coffee or tea or ice water and dessert. Cost is by free-will donation.
The next soup lunch will be held on June 5th hosted by the Mission & Outreach Committee.
If anyone is going to London and would be in the vicinity of the Bible Society Office (Monday to Friday, 424 Waterloo St.) would you consider delivering a bag of stamps? If so, please call Trudy Young.
St. Giles is a supporter of the Inn of the Good Shepherd by designating our second offering (on Communion Sunday), making a monetary donation and providing food. At the present time they are in need of canned fruit, fresh/canned potatoes, macaroni and cheese, school snacks and juices, pasta or potato side dishes, powdered milk, baby food, formula and diapers (especially larger sizes), juice drink boxes, and hygiene products.
Each couple of months St. Giles prepares and serves a noon meal. The food is prepared in our kitchen at 8:30 am by Bette Fitzpatick and volunteers. At 12:30 this meal is served at the Inn on John St. by Geoff Gander and volunteers. This is one way St. Giles reaches out to the community.
FYI – The clients at the Inn say that St. Giles makes the best cupcakes ever!
Our gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support Brock University’s Ecumenical Chaplaincy. The chaplaincy at Brock is about connection: providing a safe place where people can have honest conversation, cultivate friendships and develop positive group dynamics. Put these all together like the Toonie Supper – a Wednesday evening, home-style meal that serves a maximum of 20 students and there is great opportunity for connection and spiritual growth.