Week of May 9-15, 2021.
Creation: Loved by God
“I want creation to penetrate you with so much admiration that wherever you go, the least plant may bring you the clear remembrance of the Creator… One blade of grass or one speck of dust is enough to occupy your entire mind in beholding the art with which it has been made”.
– Saint Basil (329-379)
Hexaemeron, Homily V, “The Germination of the Earth”
Together @ Southpoint
Camping over the August Long Weekend
A message from Colin:
Last summer 50 of us travelled to Camp Tulahead for 3 nights together just north of Princeton. It was honestly one of the highlights of my first Covid Summer. Now that we are on our way into our second Covid summer, we have been blessed with a tentative booking for the August long weekend!
UPDATE: Sign-ups have been brisk and only a few spots remain! Once the complement is reached Colin will start a wait-list. Please contact him ASAP if you’d like to join in the fun.
Youth, In May
Got a question? Contact Katie (email)
Order of the Phoenix
Zooms 6:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 18
Fellowship of the Rings
Zooms 6:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday, May 25
Zoom chat, 8:00 pm
Friday, May 28
Active Pastoral Care Person
If you’re needing to talk or to pray, or would like support while you figure out what you need(!), our Pastoral Care Team is here for you:
Until May 15, please contact Brent U.
From May 16-29, please contact David M.
Southpoint Gathering Groups
These are designed also to show care and be neighbourly – let your group facilitators know that you’re limping a little. Let’s lift each other up.
If you have a confidential prayer need, please send it to the first link in the chain, John H (email).
Wednesdays at noon, by Zoom.
If you’d like to join, please contact Karin for the link (email).
Series: God’s Heart for Creation
The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.
– Psalm 24:1
May 16 Zoom Church
Speaker: Leah Kostamo
Jesus the Outdoorsman
“We do not suffer from a lack of wonders, but from a lack of wonder.”
– G.K. Chesterton
May 23, Outdoor Church 10:00 am
Come together (but not too closely) for outdoor worship as your Gathering Group (GG) joins another one at the location listed below. Our theme is “playfully engaging the Spirit in our imaginations”.
Thank you, to Donelda and Anne, for creating this liturgy.
* Wear a mask
* Bring a chair/blanket
* Print a copy of this Pentecost liturgy
GGs at Kingfisher: Unrau/BJ & Smith
GGs in Hardy yard: Neufeld & Hubbard
GGs in Oger yard: Oger & McDougall-Lade
(or Small Group Zoom)
If an Outdoor Church needs to be cancelled (for Covid reasons, or due to inclement weather!) you will receive an email on Sunday morning by 8:30 am from Karin (firstname.lastname@example.org) to alert you.
P.S. The Small Group zoom is an option for those unable to attend an outdoor gathering: this is a time of fellowship and not a ‘led’ service.
Please be assured that the Southpoint Leadership Team is monitoring BC’s current province-wide restrictions (here) so that our ‘Outdoor Religious and Worship Services’ follow the guidelines properly.
*There will be a sign-in at each Outdoor church (for contact tracing)
* Everyone over 12 needs to wear a mask
* Maintain 6′ distance physical distancing
* Please honour the restrictions for worship services and leave promptly, without staying to chat with each other or the host.
Because our 2021 budget has a small margin, at our AGM the Leadership Team committed to good communication and regular updates regarding our financial situation. This update represents the first trimester of 2021.
As of April 30, we have received $36,862.10. Our expenses have been $36,377.92.
Current status: (+) $484.18 (meeting budget).
Monthly donations needed to meet our annual budgeted expenses = $9,650.
Your donation is so important – thank you!
Paypal to the The Church at Southpoint. Cost is 3% of the donation. No Paypal account is required, only a credit card.
Charitable Impact Foundation. Cost is 2.8% of the donation.