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A Floral Affair – September 14th 2013

Flowers, Concert, High Tea
Is to be held
On SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER at 2 pm

The Church will be decorated as usual with Flowers to the theme:
Songs of Spring
Tickets are
$25  adults, $10  children

We do ask the members of the congregation for plates of small cakes, sandwiches, savouries, scones for the High Tea
It would be appreciated if they could be left in the Church at 10.30am.

Enquiries to Margaret 483-5680
or Pat      480-5749

September 1, 2013 in Newsletter, What an Earth is Happening at St Aidans? by

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Duty Rosters – September 2013

Elder Duty    Door Duty    Flowers     Cleaning
Sept 1    Liz    Judith & Robin     Robin    Edith & Val
Sept 8    Rosemarie    Val & Cam    Margaret    Jet Cleaning
Sept 15    Robin    John & Isabel    Floral Affair    Floral Affair
Sept 22    Malcolm    Margaret & Robin    Isabel    Jet Cleaning
Sept 29    Bruce    Betty & Jimi    Isabel    Margaret
Oct 6    Pat    Colin & Edith    Margaret    Jet Cleaning

September 1, 2013 in Newsletter, Rosters by

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Dates for September 2013

September
Sunday 1st      10am     Kids N All Service
Monday 2nd     10am     Drop Inn Morning with Residents of Shoal Bay Villa and Regency
Tuesday 3rd      7pm    Come to Quiet, Alf’s Office
Sunday 8th      10am    Quiet Service
Saturday 14th       2.00pm     Floral Affair
Sunday 15th      9.30am    Café Church
Wednesday 18th      7pm    Church Council, Lindisfarne Lounge
Friday 20th      12.15pm    Roast Meet, Lindisfarne Lounge
Sunday 22nd      10am    Worship and Communion Service
Friday 27th      6.15pm    Friday Fun Night
Sunday 29th     10am     Service followed by Congregational AGM
October
Tuesday 1st          7pm    Come to Quiet, Alf’s Office
Sunday 6th       10am    Kids N All Service
Monday 7th        10am     Drop Inn Morning with Residents of Shoal Bay Villa and Regency

September 1, 2013 in Dates to Remember, Newsletter by

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We didn’t have this green thing back in the earlier days – September 2013

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.”
The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.” She was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were truly recycled. But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.
Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But too bad we didn’t do the green thing back then.
We walked up stairs because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day. Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts — wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.
Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she’s right; we didn’t have the green thing back then.
We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn’t have the green thing back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receivesignal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint. But isn’t it sad, the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the green thing back then?
Thanks to Delyse for this article

September 1, 2013 in A Little Extra, Newsletter by

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Homecoming – September 2013

As things begin to settle into a routine now that we have returned after our French Adventure we have become aware of a number of things concerning the Community of St Aidans.
The first is the wonderful feeling of ‘belonging’. Our welcome back has been into open arms – literally – of friends within our Community. The hugs and handshakes that we received on our return have been warm and welcoming. We know we are home. We would like to thank Alf and all those who welcomed us back ‘officially’ at Cafe Church. It was fitting that the theme that Sunday was ‘Being Thankful’. We are truly thankful for being able to belong to this Community.
The second thing we have observed has been growth and expansion of our Community. New faces, new friends. The formation of Cafe Church and another All Age service. For us this is a sign of moving forward and being able to step out in faith into something new. We also rejoice in the way Friday Fun Nights has grown. The number of children and the number of St Aidans people becoming involved in this monthly event shows that this step into the wider community is having dividends. For those coming into our Community (children and their parents) it shows that the Church is people; for those who help it is a way of showing faith in action.
It is also been very rewarding for us to see how others have stepped up into roles that we left on our move to France and how well everything is working. Again we are thankful to be part of the team that is the Community of St Aidans.
We are very glad to be back again and to be part of this Community.
Liz and David

September 1, 2013 in Foreign Correspondents, Newsletter by

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Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

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Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

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