Christmas to the New Year

Published on Dec 25th, 2018 by Webminister | 0

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, December 25th– CHRISTMAS DAY  
         9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Communion Worship Service. Scripture readings: Psalm 97; John 1:1-14

Wednesday, December 26th
                The Church Office is Closed

Thursday, December 27th  
               The Church Office is Closed

Friday, December 28th
               The Church Office is Closed

Saturday, December 29th 
               The Church Office is Closed

Sunday, December 30th
             9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
          10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: 1 Samuel 2:18–20, 26; Psalm 148; Colossians 3:12–17; Luke 2:41–52

Monday, December 31st    
           9:00 pm – New Year’s Eve Celebration – the Costain’s home

Tuesday, January 1st
       The Church office will be closed today.

Wednesday, January 2nd

Thursday, January 3rd 
        7:00 pm – Chancel Choir Rehearsal – Sanctuary

Sunday, January 6th:  Epiphany Sunday  
        9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
      10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Isaiah 60:1–6; Psalm 72:1–7, 10–14; Ephesians 3:1–12; Matthew 2:1–12

Next Monday, January 7th  
       1:30 pm – Prayer Shawl Meeting – Trinity LoungE
       2:00 pm – Worship Planning Meeting – Fairview Room

 

For the Children Sunday school resumes each Sunday except for the Intergenerational Sunday We have a Nursery Room available upstairs by the balcony, a Quiet Play Centre at the front right-hand side of the sanctuary and activity packages are available from the ushers.

Intergenerational Sunday The first Sunday of each month is Communion Sunday and is an Intergenerational Sunday, so the children do not go to Sunday School. Activity packages are available from the ushers.

We Are An Affirming Ministry As an Affirming Ministry, we celebrate the diversity of God’s creation. We celebrate the richness of our community when we have diversity in age, gender identity, racial/cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation, ability, and family configurations. We seek to create a safe space with an open invitation to bring every aspect of your whole self into your participation in this ministry.

 

 

The flowers this morning are in  loving memory of
Tommy and Gracie,
Liz Knox’s mum and dad.

 

Thank You …  
     To all who contributed to our lovely worship services during Advent and Christmas this year.

New Year’s Eve Celebration! Come one, come all!  Join us on Monday, December 31st for a New Year’s Eve Celebration at Lou and Bill Costain’s

2019 Canadian Church Calendar The calendar features colourful photos of United Churches from across the country and notes special days and church seasons. Keep track of liturgical seasons and colours, significant United Church days, and lectionary dates. If you wish to order a 2019 church calendar, please speak with Lynne Busby

From Nelson Community Food Centre (Food Cupboard) “We are launching a fundraising campaign to support Festive Food Days:  www.nelsoncfc.ca   Donations are particularly appreciated this time of year due to our special programs like holiday baking, our solstice dinner and some special Kids Cooking Club sessions.  Your donations to Nelson Community Food Centre are greatly appreciated.”

Windows Memorial Plaques In memory of Elaine Balahura, Lesley Joan Kennedy and Lorne Owen Kennedy (Donna Strongman’s sister and brother), we have added their names to the Windows Memorial Plaque. If you would like to add a name in memory to the Windows Memorial Plaqueplease speak to Donna or Lois in the office.

Recorder Ensemble Spirit Winds Recorder Ensemble is starting rehearsals for a new session, so now is the time to join! Talk to Robin Murray. They rehearse at 4 pm in the Sanctuary on Thursdays.

NUC Account at Bottle Depot We have an account set up at the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot and Recycling Centre.  A reminder that before they start counting your bottles and cans, let them know they’re for Nelson United Church or they’ll give you cash if you don’t.  Every little bit helps – thanks, everyone!

Looking for Ushers We are looking for someone to join the Ushering Team. Would you be able to spend a bit of time before the service, once every 5 months or so, welcoming folks and giving out bulletins? Please let me, or Lois in the office, know if you would like to volunteer in this way. Thanks – Donna Strongman

Chair Yoga with Instructor, Clement Chair Yoga will be at 8:30 am on Mondays and Thursdays at the Seniors’ Centre on Vernon Street.

Men’s Game Time Every second and fourth Friday of the month Joe Woodward and other Men will gather at 1:00 pm in the Fairview Room to play any variety of games like UNO, Cribbage, Crokinole. Come and join us

Important Reminder Regarding our Prayer List Whenever adding a person’s name to our prayer list, please be respectful of that person’s privacy and Check with them or their family to make sure they want to be on the prayer list. Do not share their personal health information unless they say it is ok to share it. Please contact the office to ensure all details are correct and the name is added to the bulletin. Thank you for being a community full of love and compassion.

We Know That You Are Out there The Pastoral Care Team is looking for people to help support the members of our congregation. Do you like to play games? Visit? Could you help drive others to church or church events? Just a little bit of help can make a significant difference in the lives of others. Are you already doing this? We’d like to hear about it. For more information please contact a member of the Pastoral Care Team: David Boyd, Dorothy Wayling, Dianne Harke, Irene McIlwaine, Joe Woodward, Judy Cameron, Robin Murray, Wendy Steed, Willa Horsfall.

Scent Free Church Please remember to refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, aftershaves and all other scented products to church. We have some members with allergies to these products.

Affirm United’s Newsletter: Consensus… Click to read Nelson United Church is one of 200 Affirming Ministries in the United Church of Canada. In the coming weeks, our worship bulletin will contain terms and definitions to help us stay up-to-date with the constantly changing gender and sexuality language.

Caring Casseroles Do you know someone (or yourself) who would be helped by having a pre-made meal? There are a variety (vegetarian, gluten-free, and meat) of casseroles in the freezer in our kitchen. Please let Donna Strongman know and it could be delivered, or take it yourself.

Prayer Shawl Group Over 200 hand knitted or crocheted prayer shawls have been lovingly created by members of the Prayer Shawl Group. The shawls have been received by those appreciating a ‘warm hug filled with God’s love’. Anyone wishing to knit or crochet prayer shawls (beginners welcome!) are invited to join us in the Trinity Lounge the first Monday of each month at 1:30 pm.

 

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