February 18 Update
Sunday, February 20, In-Person Service: Return to the Sanctuary with vaccination protocols
Sunday, February 27, Baden Powell Sunday: Join us for an outdoor campfire on the snowy back lawn of Grace. Dress warmly. It will be a short service with songs, stories, hot chocolate and hot dogs!
Dear Grace Family:
With the days getting longer, the return of in person worship and the celebration of Monday’s Family Day on the horizon, I find I am looking out the window and seeing today’s snow fall as refreshing and picturesque. Of course, if you are shovelling it, you may have a different perspective!
We need that fresh snowfall just now, a reminder of the newness and continuous re‑creativity of the God-presence in our lives. The turmoil of the pandemic and its aftermath of fractiousness and inflation is, of course, worrisome. And for many the isolation of the past two years has caused anxiety and loneliness.
For that reason, I am grateful that we are able to re-gather in the sanctuary and rebuild our fellowship as family. Telephone and Zoom have been most helpful, but we all yearn for the personal warmth and community we have when we are together.
This Family Day, please take a moment to reflect on the larger family you are part of and the need we all have to connect as God’s beloved people. And reach out to someone you might not normally be in touch with. Wish them a Happy Family Day!
In the meantime, celebrate the new fallen snow. Beneath it are the seeds of spring.
For news about Grace’s upcoming fundraisers: Online Auction, Tru Earth laundry, Purdys chocolates for Easter and a takeout Roast Beef Dinner, please read the latest Grace Weekly News update by clicking on this link:
Grace Weekly News
Hello Joanne, Goodbye Sharon
There will be a new face in the church office this week as Joanne Polcz replaces Sharon Bell as Administrative Assistant. Sharon is leaving after two years to take on new challenges. All the best, Sharon, and thanks. Welcome Joanne.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
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Rev. Susan Eagle 705.792.9267 home / 705.817.3402 cell