BORDEN — A group of women from Borden and Langham gathered at St. John’s Anglican Church lower hall throughout the winter months to work on quilts. The group was led by Jackie Meister of Borden. Also taking part were Melissa Braun, Sandra Long, Kandice Brandrick, Mary Hunchak, Anne Lennon, Penny Fairbrother and Colleen Dear.
St. John’s Anglican Church held their annual meeting after church Feb. 27, with Rev. Sheldon Carr presiding. Sharon Assman read the minutes from the previous year and Sandra Long gave the treasurer’s report. In the rector’s report, Rev. Carr noted he had presided at one wedding, two graveside services and two funeral services, led the Bible study on Fridays and took part in other activities. Warden and manse report was given by Brenda Tumbach. Representatives were nominated to go to the Diocesan Synod 2022 in Saskatoon in September. The wheelchair lift finance progress was discussed. A need to purchase a good first aid kit was noted and the rental of the lower hall was set at $30.
On the evening of March 1, a few parishioners gathered outside St. John’s Anglican Church to burn the palm leaves left over from Palm Sunday the last two years. The ashes were used at the Ash Wednesday service at St. John’s the next morning. Rev. Carr spoke of our journey to Easter with the ashes an ancient symbol, speaking of the frailty and uncertainty of human life and marking the penitence of the community as a whole. After the Litany of Penitence was spoke by all, those who desired to receive ashes went forward and ashes were applied to the forehead of each person with the words, "remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
Upcoming at Borden is the Friendship Club meeting March 9 at 2 p.m. when the club will decide whether to go ahead with monthly potluck suppers. A jam session will be held March 10 at 7 p.m. in the seniors' room and the Borden Lions will hold a meeting the evening of March 10. Village council meetings are March 8 and 22 at 7 p.m. The Borden Library will hold their annual meeting March 5 at 7 p.m. and the Borden Museum will hold their regular meeting March 15 in the museum schoolhouse. The Friendship Club will hold a cash bingo March16 at 7 p.m. and the Borden Farmers Market annual meeting is slated for March 26 at 2 p.m. in the seniors' room. The Borden Library is starting up their Lego Club again and it will run Wednesdays March 30, April 6 and 27 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the seniors' room.