For the Week of August 27

Published on Aug 26th, 2017 by Webminister | 0

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, August 27th
         9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Exodus 1:8—2:10; Psalm 124;  Isaiah 51:1–6; Psalm 138; Romans 12:1–8Matthew 16:13–20 
        7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer Group – Trinity Lounge

Monday, August 28th 
       10:30 am – Worship Planning meeting in Trinity Lounge

Tuesday, August 29th
         2:00 pm –  Summer Social (by invitation) at Silver Bay

Wednesday, August 30th

Thursday, August 31st
       10:00 am – Chair Yoga – Church Hall

Friday, September 1s
              2:00  – Carol Allan’s Birthday Celebration – Church Hall

Saturday, September 2nd

Sunday, September 3rd
         9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Exodus 3:1–15; Psalm 105:1–6, 23–26, 45b; Jeremiah 15:15–21; Psalm 26:1–8Romans 12:9–21; Matthew 16:21–28 
         2:30 pm – March in the Pride Parade – Central School

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 For the Children
Although there will be no Sunday School during the Summer,
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. 


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Thank You …
           To Carol Prochaska for leading worship during David’s illness.
           To Kathryn Whitehead for beautiful special music.
           To Mary Ann Morris for becoming  the newest member of the Church Board.
           To Nancy Jones and Diane Holt for all the time and effort they have put into church leadership.  We wish them well in their new venture

Staff Schedule
     John is on holidays and will be back on September 3rd.  Thank you to pianist Muriel Tyler for accompanying us today.  Thank you also to custodial organizer Lorna Inkster and the group of volunteer custodians.  

Supporting Nelson Pride – Sunday, Sept. 3rd
Nelson United Church has supported Pride by marching in the parade every Labour Day weekend for 21 years.  You are all welcome to join us next Sunday. We’ll meet at 2:30 pm at the Central School parking lot.  The parade begins at 3:00 pm, marching down Stanley Street, along Baker Street and ending at Hall Street Plaza where there’ll be a dance party celebration.

Something New
In September, we will be celebrating the end of summer with our friends at Jubilee Manor and Mountain Lake Seniors Community.  Following the regular monthly worship services on Tuesday, September 12th, we will have tea and goodies and conversation.  The Jubilee celebration will be at 10:30 (following a 10 am worship service) and the Mountain Lake celebration will be at 2:30 (following a 2 pm worship service).  It would be wonderful if some of our congregation could join those of us who regularly support these monthly worship services.  If you think you could attend one or both of the gatherings, please put it on your calendar for September 12th and plan to be there.  

Dutch Harbour Retreat
Come & join Caritas for a Women’s Retreat on September 15-16. Lovely location and great companionship. 

Facilitator:  Carol Prochaska
Topic:  “Hagar:  Enigma Faith Sister”
Approximate cost: $40.00
Registration Deadline: September 1st
For more info contact: Barbara Couch

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, Diane Holt, 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 on Thursdays at 10:00 am in the Church Hall, Tuesdays at 10:00 am at the Senior’s Centre. Cost:  nominal fee.  For more info: Irene McIlwaine 250-354-3821.   

Kootenay Refugee Coalition 
If you are interested in donating to help the Kootenay Refugee Coalition support refugees coming to our area and to assist in supporting Selem and Helen from Eritrea, you may do so through your offering envelopes, noting Refugee Coalition in the memo line.  One time or monthly donations are greatly appreciated. Some people have opted to make a monthly donation through our PAR (pre-authorized program).  If this interests you, please contact our church office. See more on their FaceBook page

Scent Free Church
Please remember to refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, after shaves 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 or Diane Holt 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.  For more info. please speak to Anne Corbett

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