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July 2nd 2023 Ascension News

Updated: Jul 6, 2023

by Marie Leone (Parish Administrator)


Hello Parish Family and Friends of the Ascension,


I hope you are all well today despite all the smoky air and petulant weather.

It has been a crazy couple of weeks as the new computer hard drives were installed in the parish office. Special thanks to Shelley who has spent a considerable amount of time in the office ensuring that my computer was up and running smoothly. There is so much happening at the church as Reverend John pointed out in his email message earlier. We try to ensure you have all the news you need to know, however, anytime you have a question feel free to email me or leave a phone message.


Happy Canada Day to all of you. I liked this quote when I saw it recently.

Canada has never been a melting-pot; more like a tossed salad.

… Arnold Edinborough

Cheers everyone ... Marie

The finance committee of a church met to discuss the pastor’s salary for the coming year. After the meeting the finance chair told the pastor: We are sorry but we decided not to give you a raise. The pastor said you must give a raise. I am a poor preacher. The chairman said: l know. We hear you every Sunday.

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Charlton Street Building Work Days

Monday July 10 and Tuesday July 11 8:00 am

Please come and help to clean out the interior and refresh the exterior of the building.

This important project is a first step to prepare the building for a major development initiative. For more information contact Pam Marques: voicesforhire@hotmail.com


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This Year in Jerusalem?

A journey, a holiday, a pilgrimage: In response to requests from members, there will be an information meeting to see if there is enough interest to embark on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land this Fall.


John+ has hosted pilgrimages in the past and has worked with internationally trusted agents both here and in Israel.


Join us for a fun informative gathering Sunday, July 9 following the morning service.


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Lectio Divina/Bible Study

All meetings - 10:30am to 12 noon

Bible Study explores intent of readings for following Sundays.

  • JULY: Thursdays 6, 13 shared time for Lectio Divina and Readings.

  • AUGUST: Thursdays 3, 10 – shared.

  • SEPTEMBER: Initiating weekly studies on:

Tuesdays – readings for next Sunday Services starting September 12.

Thursdays – for Lectio Divina beginning September 14


Contact Ministry Leaders: Dianne Mallion and Will Thwaites for more information.


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