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This Sunday is All Saints’ Sunday with nursery and children’s faith program at both services.  Lunch and Communion at 11:30 a.m. and mini faith sharing by Nancy B. at 10 a.m.  The text for Sunday is 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12.

The Autumn Study series continues with Dr. Kuntz in the East Room at 11:15 a.m.

I attach two photos:  one of the new bench project by the memorial fund committee and one of Fay, Rene and Elizabeth, whom met at Fairview.  Elizabeth kindly gave me 30 poppy stickers for the children at Briarwood next Sunday.  Thank you!

Wishing everyone a good weekend.  Please remember the family of Yvette N., whose funeral was at the beautiful Mont Royal on Wednesday.



P.S.  Remember:  clocks go back on Saturday night.



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A huge thank you to Kathy, Cheryl and team for the amazing brunch last Sunday at the blended service.  This Sunday we look at the parable of two men who go to the temple to pray (Luke 18:9-14).  Two services, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., with nursery and kids faith program.  The Fall study series begins in the West room with Harry K.  Alejandro D. is away, so we welcome Marian S. to the organ at the 10 a.m.  Please remember Yvette N, still in hosptial.  Please remember the Youth Group, who meet tonight at the church.
With best wishes,

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Greetings everyone,

This Sunday is one blended service at 10:30 a.m. with a congregational brunch (free-will offering) to follow.  The text for the morning is Luke 18: 1-8, the persistence of the widow. There is a kids’ faith program and nursery during the service, and music from one of our worship bands and from the organ and choir. 

It is a special Sunday because we celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism. Duc Nguyen and his three children, Ai-Lan, Quynh-Lan and Kiên-Anh will be baptized.

Please remember in your prayers this week Yvette N., still in hospital, and the family of Penny G.

Wishing everyone a great weekend.



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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone this weekend!  There are two services on Sunday, 10 a.m. with Holy Communion and 11:30 a.m.  Nursery and Kids Faith program at both. 

The text is Luke 17: 11-19, the story of Jesus healing ten lepers. 

Please remember the youth group, who meet Friday night, and Yvette, in hospital.

Thank you Rose and Helping Hands for a great good bye pizza party this week.

With best wishes


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This Sunday is World Communion Sunday.  We have two services –10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The text is from Habakkuk 1:1-4 and 2:1-4 about having a vision and living by faith. We will celebrate Holy Communion and lunch at the 11:30 service. There is a kids’ faith program and nursery at both services.

Please remember in your prayers Yvette M., in hospital.

Wishing everyone an excellent weekend,


October 2013 Newsletter Letter

Greetings Friends,

This October is full of opportunities for growth, worship and service.  We will be celebrating Holy Communion together on October 6th at 11:30 a.m. and October 13th (Thanksgiving) at 10 a.m.  October 20th is a Blended Service at 10:30 a.m. followed by the annual Brunch.  The Fall Study Series led by Dr. Kuntz starts October 27th.  There is Youth Bible Study every Wednesday night and Youth Group every Friday night.  

At its mini-retreat in September the Session discussed a process of visioning and goal setting for the next 5 years for Briarwood.  Where is God calling us to invest time and resources?  Where is Christ leading us?  Everyone is invited to set aside Friday, November 22nd, for a Pea Soup and Planning Evening, where the Session will be looking for input from the whole congregation on where we believe God is guiding in the next 5 years.  In the past, these have been really important events in the discernment process, so I would encourage you to participate at this stage, as is possible.  

Wishing everyone an excellent October.  A month of harvest.  A month of Thanksgiving.

With all good wishes,