For the Week of August 19

Published on Aug 17th, 2018 by Webminister | 0

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
            Reverence leading to awe…
                      Leading to Gratitude

Sunday, August 19th 
       9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
     10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.Scripture readings: 1 Kings 2:10–12; 3:3–14; Psalm 111; Proverbs 9:1–6; Psalm 34:9–14; Ephesians 5:15–20; John 6:51–58

Monday, August 20th

Tuesday, August 21st

Wednesday, August 22nd
7:00 pm – Climate Vigil (Cathedral of Mary Immaculate RCC)

Thursday, August 23rd 

Friday, August 24th 
        1:00 pm – Men’s Group games in the Church Hall

Saturday, August 25th

Sunday, August 26th 
       9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
     10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.Scripture readings: 
1 Kings 8: (1,6,10-11),22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians 6: 10-20; John 6:56-69 


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For the Children
Sunday school is taking a rest for the summer.
Children are always welcome and encouraged to come to church on 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.


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The flowers this morning are in loving memory of
John Glasgow
from Irena and family

Today’s Special Music
Thank you to Kozmo Sammertino for blessing our worship today with special music.

Thank You … 
             To Marg McIntyre for very lovely music on Sunday.
             To the members of the Pastoral Care Team for faithfully making hospital and home visits.
             To David for writing up a comprehensive two-year plan of action and change.

Mustard Seed Deadline
Please send your poems, pictures, events, and any other articles to Jody Dudley by Tuesday, June 5th:

Staff Schedule

David will be on holidays Aug. 20th– Sept. 4th. Thank you to Carol Prochaska for leading worship on Aug 26th, and to Robin Murray for leading worship on Sept 2nd. John is on holidays starting August 1st and will be away until September 15th. Thank you to Muriel Tyler for providing piano accompaniment in our services. Thank you to Jasmine and Akka for filling in for custodial relief.

Speaking of Piano Donors…
The Admin Team has had a request that we post and acknowledge the congregational members that donated to the Grand Piano fundraising effort.  Keeping in mind that it would be too expensive to do a bronze casting of all the names (there are many), how shall we do this?  We’d love to hear from you if you have an idea for a special “Piano Donations” display.  Please pass your good idea on to any one of the Admin Team members (Lois Berg, David Boyd, Leah Gray or Elaine Henderson).

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

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.

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:

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.

As an Affirming Ministry we at Nelson United seek to expand our vocabulary and our understanding of gender and sexuality.

Transition: Transgender/transsexual mean (sometimes called FTMs – female-to-male) and women (MTFs – male-to-female) may often decide to undergo a transitioning process that can include sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) and/or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). They may identity as straight, gay, lesbian, asexual, and/or queer. It is important to note that not all individuals who transition or identify as transgender/transsexual feel that FTM or MTF labels reflect their experience with their gender. 

Transsexual: someone who is transitioning from male-to-female (MTF) or female-to-male (FTM) or someone for whom the gender they were assigned at birth does not match their felt or lived gender. Trans or transgender may also be used with this latter meaning.

                              Page 27. Spring 2018 Mandate  (The United Church of Canada)

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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