For the Week of April 1- EASTER

Published on Mar 31st, 2018 by Webminister | 0


Sunday, April 1stEASTER SUNDAY
       7:00 am – Sunrise Service – Ascension Lutheran Church
       8:30 am – Potluck Easter Breakfast – NUC Church Hall
       9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary   
    10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Acts 10:34–43 or Isaiah 25:6–9; Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24; 1 Corinthians 15:1–11 or Acts 10:34–43; John 20:1–18; or Mark 16:1–8

Monday, April 2nd
        The church office is closed today in lieu of the Good Friday Statutory holiday.

Tuesday, April 3rd
          8:30 am – Chair Yoga in the Church Hall
         11:00 am – Admin. Team Meeting – Church Office
          1:30 pm – 56 Unit Meeting – Trinity Lounge

Wednesday, April 4th
          7:00 pm – Bell Choir Rehearsal – St. Paul’s Room

Thursday, April 5th
          6:45 am – Breakfast Book Club Meeting – Trinity Lounge
          7:00 pm – Chancel Choir Rehearsal – Sanctuary

Friday, April 6th     

Saturday, April 7th

Sunday, April 8th – Second Sunday of Easter
        9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary   

     10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:   Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133 1 John 1:1-2:2John 20:19-31
       4:00 pm – Church Family Prayer Event – Church Hall 
       7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer Group – Trinity Lounge

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 For the Children 
 Children are always welcome and encouraged to come to church on Sunday. 
We have a Nursery Room available upstairs by the balcony, 
Quiet Play Centre in 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 within this ministry. 


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The flowers this morning are
from Jubilee Unit in memory
of past members.

Thank You … 
       To Caritas for providing coffee services in March.
       To Marg Stacey, Jasmine Lysenko, Leah Gray, and Donna Macdonald for writing prayers in March.
       To Jean Elliot, Judy Cameron and Kathy Baker, PowerPoint operator and preparers for March.
       To Lou and Bill Costain, Donna and Brian Strongman, Bryan Reid and Bob Steed, ushers for March.
      To Roy Nelson and Jasmine Lysenko, newest members of the Church Board. We have a full slate again!!

Tax Receipts are ready for pick-up in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please see Donna Strongman

Mustard Seed Deadline
Please send your poems, pictures, events, and any other articles to Jody Dudley by Tuesday, April 3rd

Growing Together: Conversations with Seniors & Youth
Would you like to enrich your connections with youth? We are accepting applicants from the community, particularly seniors, for a group called Growing Together: Conversations with Seniors and Youth.  It is sponsored by Nelson Cares Society and will be held from mid-March to mid-May, with a few breaks.  Please contact me if you are interested or wish to know more: Lee Reid (  250-352-3870.

Hosts needed to billet for an Exciting NUC Fundraiser:
University of Alberta Mixed Chorus
Spring Tour Concert
At Nelson United Church, Monday, April 30th

We hosted this choir in 2013 and it was a wonderful experience for us and the choir and an excellent fundraiser for NUC.  We have the fortunate opportunity to host this fabulous choir from Edmonton once again.  They arrive the afternoon of Monday, April 30th and perform that evening in the sanctuary.  After their concert, they are billeted with hosts from our congregation for one night and then leave the next morning.  If you have room to billet or would like more information, please contact Lois in the church office.


Save the Date for this Workshop: Reframing Ministry in a Changing Spiritual Landscape
at Trail United Church on May 10th & 11th
Explore the changing spiritual landscape that give rise to new ways the Spirit of God is working in the world. Discuss how churches can take God into the world instead of expecting the world to come to come to the Church. Discover the role of Community Spiritual Companion, and how this can foster lay and pastoral leaders
to connect with their communities. This workshop will be of interest to lay leaders, pastors, church board members and everyone interested in revitalizing their church ministry in our changing world! Registrations available soon. For more information please call Gail Porter 250-231-0068.

The Observer Renewals
The Observer is the United Church of Canada’s national magazine. Annual renewals are now due.You may bring your cheque, made out to Nelson United Church, into the office or put it in your envelope in the offering plate.Please ensure you mark the envelope or memo line of your cheque accordingly. If you would like to cancel or begin receiving the magazine, please contact our Observer Rep. Rosena Warner. This year’s subscription is $25.00. 

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.

Friendly Reminder re Parking for Church & Church Events: 
With our location on the corner of two streets, and with the snow and hills more partic
ularly, parking is a challenge.Our request is that the more able-bodied folk please park farther away from the church thus leaving the spots on the streets closer to the church for those who need them.This includes the parking lot at the back of the church, too. Many of you already carpool and that’s great; if carpooling is an option we encourage you to do so … it’s a nice social time, too.

Youth Ministry
Sunday School at Nelson United Church: from Jan. 14th– June 17th we offer three Sunday School classes during the second half of most 10 am Sunday services, except the first Sunday of every month, when we celebrate communion.There is a class for children ages 3-6 years, a class for children ages 7-11 years, and a class for youth in Grade 6 & up.Children under 3 are welcome to join the youngest class accompanied by their own caregiver.

Youth Group at Nelson United Church: meets the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 7-9 pm, downstairs in the Church Hall.Youth in Grades 6-12 are invited to join us for games, snacks, friendship and meaningful conversations.


Gifts with Vision Catalogue
Searching for new and meaningful gift ideas this year?  You will find something for everyone on your list in the “Gifts with Vision”, the United Church’s giving catalogue.  The catalogues are available in the Narthex or online:

Spirit Winds Recorder Ensemble
Spirit Winds Recorder Ensemble is starting a new set of music, so if you have been thinking about joining, now is a perfect time! If you need an instrument, we have soprano recorders available. Rehearsals are at noon on Sundays. Please talk to Robin Murray, or 250-352-2822.

We Know That You Are Out there
The Pastoral Care Team is looking for people to help support 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. 

Chair Yoga with Instructor, Clement
All are welcome to join in gentle chair yoga classes Tuesdays at 8:30 am in the Church Hall;
And Thursdays at 8:20 am at the Seniors Centre.

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

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 165 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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