Family Ministry – April 2015

Hi St. George’s Families,

IMG_1077Easter has come and I hope you had a grace filled day. Good Friday marked the day Christ was crucified and Easter Sunday is the day the women went to the tomb to anoint the body that was so hurriedly put in the tomb on the Friday. Saturday, the Jewish sabbath, was a holy day during which work was to be set aside and so the women had had to wait until Sunday in order to properly prepare the body for burial.

Can you imagine how upset they were to find the stone rolled away and the tomb empty?

They didn’t know that Jesus had risen from the dead. Jesus was not gone. He continued to be with and teach his followers to prepare them to carry on his work when he ascended into heaven.

The services at St. George’s for Eastertide are 8:00, 9:30 and 11:15. There will be nursery care at the 11:15 service. Church School happens at the 11:15. Church School at St. George’s happens at the back of the Church during the service. The children prepare a craft and have some fun activity sheets. During the sermon, they go to the hall to hear the Bible story of the day, and play a game. They return to the Church for Communion with their parents.

Confirmation classes begin Tuesday April 14. Confirmation is May 24 at Christ Church Cathedral in Hamilton. When a person is mature enough to make a decision to choose a denomination within which they will continue to grow in faith, they are ready for confirmation. Speak to Rob if you or your child would like to be part of the Confirmation classes.

Messy Church is April 8. The theme is the story of the four friends who brought their ill friend to Jesus to be healed. We will be having fish and chips for supper. The doors open at 5:00.

Registration for Kid’s Camp has begun. Kid’s Camp is July 6-10 and is for kids from 4-9 years of age. The camp runs from 9-noon. The theme this year is G-Force: God’s Love in Action. The registration form is available on the website ( We have limited enrolment, so don’t delay. It is shaping up to be another fun camp.

In last month’s letter I told you about the heating system. Replacing the heating system involves updating the electrical, the purchase of 2 boilers and pumps, a new venting system, an Expansion tank, new valves and vents, and cleaning of the existing piping system. We have so far raised $12,400 of the anticipated $90,000 needed. We have enough to do the electrical update which is the first step. A donation to replace the Heating System is tax deductible.

Wishing you a joyous Easter,