All Saints Anglican Church, Regina, SK
James Buenting completed his first year as our Parish Priest. During the year six baptisms, nine confirmations and nine funerals were conducted. There were no weddings. The two Sunday services were continued with Eucharist at 9:00 AM and Eucharist and Morning Prayer alternating at the 10:30 AM service. Sand Castles Day Care began renting space in July providing extra income for the parish. Bill Portman continued as Honorary Assistant. Wardens were Bob Erickson, Joyce Blake, Keith Denford and Susan Smith. Bill Van Sickle was Choir Director, Margaret Hatton was Organist and Sandra Benson was Parish Coordinator.
Administration and Finance:
The committee continued with its duties reviewing monthly and annual financial statements, monitoring insurance policies and preparing rental contracts for various groups.
The choir consisted of 21 members and presented approximately 35 anthems during the year as well as several at the 9:00 AM service.
The Altar Guild is made up of 25 members and is responsible for preparing the church for worship services. During the year new figurines for the Nativity Scene and a new BAS Prayer book for the Altar were purchased from Memorial Funds. New brass candle followers were also purchased.
This commit meets regularly to plan the worship services. The Lenten Services with Our Saviors Lutheran Church continued as did the "Blue Christmas" service. A new Revised Standard Bible was purchased for use on the lectern.
Pastoral Care Committee:
This group continues the visits to hospitals, shut-ins and recovering parishioners. Twice monthly eucharists were held at Parkside Extendicare.
As usual this committee was very busy catering to meetings, ACW 40th Anniversary luncheon, birthdays and weddings. The turkey supper was another great success. These efforts resulted in $8,000 being transferred to the church operating fund.
Social Justice and Refugee Fund:
$4,700 was distributed this year to 23 organizations and projects. The Paragg family raised $358 for the Refugee Fund through the monthly "Looney Lunch". $600 was raised for the Holy Trinity Refugee Fund by hot dog sales at which members of this parish participated. All Saints co-sponsored three relatives of two Regina families who are refugees in East Africa.
Church School continued its programs with 28 children registered. Money for refugees was raised through a congregational luncheon.
This group again held their annual bazaar, bridge tournament and a book sale and pie social raising over $7,500. $2,000 was transferred to the church operating fund, equipment was purchased for the kitchen, repairs made to the lounge windows and donations made to several organizations.
Buildings and Grounds:
This year mainly regular maintenance was carried out. No major projects were undertaken.
This group looked after the receptions after six funerals in 2003.
This is a new committee formed to help All Saints determine who we are as a parish and to define our vision and purpose along with developing goals. A number of recommendations were made and were presented at the annual meeting.
2003 resulted in a deficit of $4,213 in the operating fund. Total income was $196,764. 169 families contributed $151,468.