St. Mary The Virgin Anglican Church

456 Curling St. Corner Brook

NOVEMBER 28th., 2021



FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT



HOLY EUCHARIST


10:30AM




MINISTRY SCHEDULE



NOVEMBER 28



COUNTERS:JOSIE APPLIN & CHRISTINE KEEPING


LAY READERS: PAUL ROBERTS



DECEMBER 5



COUTERS: HILDA GALLIOTT  &  YVONNE YOUNG


LAY READER: JOHN MOORES



DECEMBER 12



COUNTERS: PAT ALLEN & GRETA PARK


LAY READER: BARBARA CLARKE






ANNOUNCEMENNTS



OPEN DOOR



Meals are distributed every Monday from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm from

St. John the Evangelist Cathedral. St. Mary's has traditionally provided tissues for the Open Door. There is also a need for shampoo and body wash so either of those items are gratefully accepted. St. Mary's is next scheduled to help with the Open Door on Nov. 29. Closer to that time, we will ask for volunteers to make goulash. Halloween treats: If you still have any Halloween treats left over, Open Door will accept those for distribution

in the Christmas stockings.



PRAYER GROUP



Prayer group meets for approximately for 20 minutes each Thursday, at 9:00 AM.  For the Zoom link to join the group, please email  stmaryscb@nl.rogers.com




2022 ENVELOPES



Please notify church office if you would like weekly or monthly envelopes for 2022.




PRAYER FOR THE WEEK




Lord, you have placed before us your wonderful world, with its blessings and its difficulties. You have called us to be peacemakers and people who will work for you, offering our lives and our gifts in your service. But we sometimes hold back from trusting in these gifts you have given to us. We wonder if they will be enough to make a difference. And we become caught in the trap of believing that only the largest gifts have any worth. Forgive us when we slide so easily into our fears of inadequacy. Each of us has been

blessed, and each is called to be a blessing. There are no small and

insignificant gifts for God to bless and use. Free us from our fears of "not enough" and help us to joyfully place our hopes, dreams and lives in your care. As we lift up names and situations to you, seeking your healing mercies and comforting power, help us to feel those same mercies and comfort active in our lives, reminding us that your love is poured out on us so that we may serve. Strengthen and encourage us in ministry, seeking to be good stewards of all that you have given us. For we ask this in Jesus' Name. Amen.


ADVENT DEVOTIONS


Next week is the beginning of Advent. There are a number of resources available to help this be a prayerful and faithful Advent, most of which can sign up for in email. They are from PWRDF at http://www.pwrdf.org,

www.adventword.org, and Lutherans Connect through Facebook.