For the Week of August 5

Published on Aug 4th, 2018 by Webminister | 0
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
A Celebration of Bread &
Summer Re-creation

Sunday, August 5th
9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary. Scripture readings: 2 Samuel 11:1–15; Psalm 14; 2 Kings 4:42–44; Psalm 145:10– 18; Ephesians 3:14–21; John 6:1–21

Monday, August 6th
BC Civic Holiday:  The church office is closed today for this statutory holiday.

Tuesday, August 7th

Wednesday, August 8th
10:00 am – Worship Service – Lakeview Village

Thursday, August 9th

Friday, August 10th
1:00 pm – Men’s Group Games Afternoon – Church Hall

Saturday, August 11th

Sunday, August 12th
9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.Scripture readings:2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 and Psalm 130; 1 Kings 19:4-8 and Psalm 34:1-8; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51

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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 honour of the
members of NUC who work hard to create
a loving church community.
~ Ilse Murray

And also
The flowers this morning are in loving memory of
Bob  Dunsmore
from Diana.


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

Thank You …
     To Margaret MacIntyre and Roy Nelson for an amazing duet last Sunday.
     To Donna Macdonald, Catherine Rose, Leslie Windsor,   David Boyd and Jasmine Lysenko, prayer-writers for July.
     To Kathy Baker and Judy Cameron, PowerPoint Preparers for July.
     To Joe Woodward and Jean Elliot, PowerPoint Operators for July.
     To Donna and Brian Strongman, Peter Lee, Ann Corbett, Bev Robertson, Bill and Lou Costain, Ushers for July.
     To the Caritas group for providing after-worship coffee in July.

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

Staff Schedule
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.

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 theconstantly changing gender and sexuality language.

Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual   attraction or desire. This person may or may not have spiritual and emotional attraction to others.

Pansexual: someone who identities as being attracted to all gender identities or for whom gender is not a consideration when choosing a romantic or intimate partner.

                                    Page 26. 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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