This Sunday in the Parish of Blandford

Saint Barnabas –  10AM

Palm Sunday of the Passion – Holy Eucharist

Coming Events in and around the Parish of Blandford

Bible Study & Reflection: Bible Study at 5480 Hwy 329, (home of Anne and Brian Stott) Nex Bible Study May 1st.

Home Visits: If anyone would like a visit or communion at home from Rev. Louis OR if you know anyone who may wish to receive a visit or communion, please contact him in person, by e-mail or phone. Rev. Louis will be in the parish this week: Tuesday for Choir Practise and for all Holy Week Services.

Spring Fling Saturday April 13 – 11AM -2PM, Blandford Community Center. Benefit for the Saint Barnabas Guild: Free admission. Lunch $8.00 – variety of yummy soups, sweets and tea or coffee; bake table, sewed and knitted goods, ‘New to You’ books, raffle on a beautiful Easter basket. Wear your Easter bonnet. Be creative – the best Bonnet will win a prize! See you there.

Rock-a-Thon: Saturday, May 11 – 4 – 9PM at Ocean Swells Community Centre– Benefit for All Saints. To rock, sponsor a rocker or for any additional information, please contact Malcolm or Barbara Boutilier.

Parish Covenant Workshop: June 01, Saturday June 1, 9:30AM -3:00PM, Ocean Swells Community Centre. Rev. Lisa Vaughn, Parish Vitality Coordinator will lead us as we look to the future of our parish – our commitment to each other, witnessing Christ in our communities in a united and loving Christian Parish.

Community Roots Day Camp: Summer camp for kids from ages 6 -12, August 19-23. The camp will be led by a team from the Diocese under Allie Colp (Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator). All the programs and materials will be provided by them. Volunteers are needed from the parish to help (1 per 4 children). Training will be provided at no cost by Allie’s team. A current Police Vulnerable Sector check will be needed. If you are interested or would like more information… please speak to Rev. Louis or Anne Stott and stay tuned!

Lenten Outreach & Fundraising: Shoreham Village. Please remember our Parish Lenten outreach in your preparations for Easter. As we journey through Lent we are invited to renew our focus on the centre of our Faith – the Journey to Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Please make your contribution as you are able for the residents of Shoreham Village. These are the items which the management has identified as ways we can contribute to the quality of life of the residents with any funds we are able to raise: 1) Smart TV for the A wing, 2) Electric fireplace for the A wing, 3) Games (i.e. shuffleboard) for resident use, 4) Relaxation/sensory stimulation items (for resident recreational programming). We will either direct our offerings towards a particular item or give Shoreham Village the funds and have them decide where they would best be utilized. For Lent, let’s also consider if there is anything each of us as individuals can do for the residents there, either by becoming volunteers or just visiting someone we know.