Service of Lessons & Carols
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Christmas Fair Photographs
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PWS&D is Responding to Devastation
Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
On Friday November 8th, the strongest typhoon to ever hit land slammed into the central Philippines. Weakened, but still powerful, it made landfall in Vietnam on Monday, November 11th.
Current estimates are saying that over 10,000
people have been killed in Tacloban City, Philippines alone. Hundreds of
thousands have been forced out of their homes. Power and communications lines
were knocked out across the region. Widespread destruction has made it
difficult to determine the full extent of the casualties and damage.
Presbyterian World Service & Development partners Church World Service-Asia/Pacific and Act Alliance are on the ground, working hard to assess the damage and determine the needs in response to this enormous disaster. PWS&D's response will support the immediate needs of those most affected. Essential food and non-food items, including shelter and hygiene materials, will be provided as quickly as possible.
Many in the area are dependent on agriculture and aqua-culture for survival and their livelihoods will be impacted significantly. Over the longer-term, PWS&D and partners will work with those whose livelihoods have been affected by the typhoon.
*The Government of Canada announced that it would match all donations for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. To be eligible for the match, donations must be made between November 9 and December 9, 2013.
Respond With Us!
PWS&D needs your support to respond to Typhoon Haiyan.
You can make a donation directly through PWS&D:
You can also donate through the offering plate
in church. All congregations are being urged to hold a special offering
this Sunday to help bring relief to those impacted by this devastating
disaster. Please mark all donations as “Typhoon Haiyan Relief.”
Please note: To be eligible for matching funds, donations must be made by December 9. Also, if your church sends in one lump-sum cheque to PWS&D from individuals, please also submit a list of names of the donors and the amount of their donation. This list is necessary documentation for PWS&D’s attestation to the Canadian government for the matching fund program. Please send the list by mail or e-mail to Laura Fenwick.
Lunchtime Music Series for Advent 2013
Lunchtime Organ Music - Advent 2013 - Thursday December 12, 2012, from 12:15 until 12:45pm. Douglas Schalin will perform at St Paul's Presbyterian Church, 120 Murray Street, Peterborough. Free admission. Donations of food and money for local food bank programs will be accepted. Information: 745-1411 or 755-1184.
Lunchtime Organ Music - Advent 2013 - Thursday, December 19, 2012, from 12:15 until 12:45pm. Randy Mills will perform at St Paul's Presbyterian Church, 120 Murray Street, Peterborough. Free admission. Donations of food and money for local food bank programs will be accepted. Information: 745-1411 or 755-1184.
Car Rally Award Photos
Click on image above to see photos of the Car Rally Awards at the service on Sunday 27th October - and also see the photos once again of the Car Rally itself.
Frank Lucas writes:
It was a beautiful, sunny, mild Sunday afternoon and the Fall colours were at their best. The 100 km route started at St. Paul's and we wended our way northwest over mostly back country roads to end up at the Embers Restaurant in Bobcaygeon for a planned 5 PM supper. Stops along the way to gather flowers and leaves gave some passengers a chance to stretch their legs.
First of 9 cars was away at 2:03 PM with others following at 5 minute intervals. There were 34 people, including one child: Taonga Prugh, and also one dog (Devon's "Vestor") who took part. This wonderful turnout was the largest we have seen in recent years.
All participants found their way to the restaurant with no one getting lost! Last car in, at about 5:30 PM, was the Turners' party of 4 in their "Red Devil" car. They were a little late because George had stopped many times to take about 60 pictures of the beautiful scenery along the way. He posted the pictures on the Church website for all to see and enjoy.
An enjoyable meal was ably served by the Embers staff from their menu with lots of variety and reasonable prices. We were all through feasting and visiting by 7:00 PM and on the road home before dark.
Winners and runners-up:
Winners of the St. Paul's Car Rally Trophy:
Amazing Grace car whose participants were:
Janet Halstead, Wayne Halstead, Shirley Wylie, Jack Wylie, Joan Hansen.
Runners-up of the Bob and Jean Oliver Trophy:
Warkworth Warriors car whose participants were:
Marie Glover, Sharron Abernathy, Pat Johnstone, Kim Lunitz.
This was the second year running that the Warkworth Warriors won the Bob and Jean Oliver Trophy. We were delighted that they returned this year to try and improve their 2nd place finish last year, but Janet Halstead's Amazing Grace team nosed them out by a small margin.
Other Teams and participants were:
Roadrunner: John and Bernice Hewitt, Jack Stiles, Ruth Thompson.
Haggis 4: Syd and Jean Walker, Marie Ackison, Evelyn Rosenburgh.
Red Devil: George and EvelynTurner, Carol Anderson, Edith Storey.
Chariot of Fire: Jonathan and Penny Baird, Catherine Thomas.
Red Avengers: Fern Lloyd, Lydia Williamson, Frank and Joan Lucas.
Vestor's Victory: Ray McFadyen, Nina Buchanan, Devon Wilkins (and her dog:Vestor)
T. J. Racers: Eric and Mercy Prugh and Taonga Prugh.
Last Sunday, 12th October, St. Paul's celebrated Thanksgiving. Here are some photos of the decorations in church.
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Celebrating God's Creation
The beauty of God'c creation is never more evident in Canada than in the fall. These photographs were taken in and around the west end of Peterborough and the Lift Lock
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