For the Week of April 29

Published on Apr 28th, 2018 by Webminister | 0

THE SEASON OF EASTER
               Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 29th 
        9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary   

     10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Acts 8:26–40; Psalm 22:25–31; 1 John 4:7–21; John 15:1–8
       7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer Group – Trinity Lounge
 
Monday, April 30th: NUC Fundraiser!
7:00 pm – University of Albert Mixed Chorus and Hand Bell Ringers Concert – Sanctuary (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Tuesday, May 1st
          8:30 am – Chair Yoga in the Church Hall
          1:30 pm – 56 Unit Meeting – Trinity Lounge

Wednesday, May 2nd
          10:00 am – Mid-Morning Book Study – Trinity Lounge
            7:00 pm – Bell Choir Rehearsal – St. Paul’s Room

Thursday, May 3rd
           6:35 am – Breakfast Book Club – Trinity Lounge
          7:00 pm – Chancel Choir Rehearsal – Sanctuary

Friday, May 4th
          Caritas Retreat at Dutch Harbour

Saturday, May 5th
          2:00 pm – Memorial Service for Gordon Mackie

Sunday, May 6th – Sixth Sunday of Easter
        9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary   

     10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Acts 10:44–48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1–6;

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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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Thank You … 
       To the men for providing coffee this month.
       To all who participated in the Earth Day Parade.
      To Doug Scott for organizing the mid-morning book study group.

Spirit Winds Recorder Ensemble is starting rehearsals for a new session, so now is the time to join! Talk to Robin Murray

Scholarship Applications  Applications and details for the Guildford Brett Music Scholarship
and the NUC Women’s Scholarship are available in the narthex,
the church office or on our website. The deadline date for each of these applications is May 31st.

The Mid-Morning Book Study
Resumes Wednesday, May 2nd at 10:00 am in the Trinity Lounge. We will discuss Joyce Rupp’s latest book “Boundless Compassion”. It has been written with study groups in mind and each of the six chapters includes quotes, a prayer, scripture verse and a chapter end review with further reflective questions. To join us in this experience of fellowship leave your name at the church office or contact Doug Scott for info.

Reframing Ministry in a Changing Spiritual Landscape at Trail United Church on May 10th & 11th
Explore the changing spiritual landscape that gives 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! For anyone planning to attend this event, please contact Jody Dudley  who is arranging car-pooling from Nelson to Trail each day. We will also do a “group registration” paid by NUC.


 an Exciting NUC Fundraiser:
University of Alberta Mixed Chorus
Spring Tour Concert
At Nelson United Church, Monday, April 30th
Tickets on sale in the Office

Keep the Date
Spring is springing! UCW will be hosting a Spring Coffee Party on May 19th from 10 till 12. and enjoy coffee and coffee cake for just $5. , plants, books, jewelry and free trade items will be available as well. it a date, and bring your friends!

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: www.giftswithvision.ca

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, youth@nelsonunitedchurch.ca 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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