Odds and Ends for February 3, 2022

Food Shelf

Lynda Hughes sends out a big thank you to all of you who have donated so much to the Food Shelf and she wants you to know just how much it is appreciated by the people who come to the door looking for a bag of groceries and a smile.

This week powdered milk heads the list of needed items but it is followed close behind by pasta sauce and canned vegetables. Irv is back at his desk surrounded by the weekly flyers and he has come up with some best buy offers on the items I mentioned and some on others that are always appreciated.


Tuna – 170 g. Ocean’s – 99 cents


Sardines and mackerel – 155 g – canned “Grace” - 79 cents


Food Basics

Primo Pasta Sauce - 99 cents

Pasta (900 g) 99 cents


Reminder: Check for store brands or no name brands for canned vegetables


Open Arms Café

With temperatures dipping way below the freezing mark often registering at -25 or -30 C Peggy said she has seen an increased need for mitts, gloves and hand warmers.


Last Chance

I will be sending some last-minute items to Universal Portraits early next week. So, if you were unable to come to the church to have your photo taken you still have a few days to have someone take a photo of either yourself or you and your family members. You can email it to me at sjdparish@gmail.com along with the pertinent information such as names. But I must have the photos by next Tuesday morning at the latest.



Vestry Meeting

Just a reminder that the vestry meeting will be held Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. via Zoom. Please plan to attend. Remember that Vestry Meetings are so important and allow members of the congregation the opportunity to review the work of the past year and to chart a course for the year ahead. It is a way that each member shares in discernment and decision making.

Burning of palms

Please remember to bring your palms from last year and give them Dawn. The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are made from the burning of palms blessed in the previous year's Palm Sunday celebration, when Christians carry palms to recognize the Gospels' reference to Jesus's path being covered in palm fronds on the day he entered Jerusalem.