For the Week of January 14

Published on Jan 12th, 2018 by Webminister | 0

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

                   Light Call Us Into Deep Community

Sunday, January 14th — SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
       9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
     10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20)Psalm 139:1-6, 13-181 Corinthians 6:12-20John 1:43-51
       7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer Group – Trinity Lounge

Monday, January 15th      
        10:30 am – UCW Meeting – Trinity Lounge
          3:30 pm – Board Meeting – Fairview Room|
          7:00 pm – Caritas Meeting at Sutherland’s home

Tuesday, January 16th    
         8:30 am – Chair Yoga in the Church Hall
        10:15 am – Book Club – Trinity Lounge

Wednesday, January 17th

Thursday, January 18th     
         7:00 pm – Chancel Choir Rehearsal in the Fairview Room tonight
         7:00 pm – Interfaith Climate Vigil – Sanctuary

Friday, January 19th

Saturday, January 20th

Sunday, January 21stTHIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
       9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
     10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Jonah 3:1-5, 10Psalm 62:5-121 Corinthians 7:29-31Mark 1:14-20
      11:30 am – Delicious Soup Luncheon – Church Hall

 

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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 today are in memory of and honouring 
all those individuals, caregivers and families living
with a variety of Dementias
during this January Alzheimer Awareness Month.

 

Thank You …
          To Lorna Marsh for faithfully making the communion bread.
          To David and Roy for providing bread for the Christmas communions.
          To the Decor Team, along with helpers Lynne, Peter, Jody, Christine, and Doug for removing and storing the Christmas decorations.

Staff Schedule
Thank you to Barbara Couch for working in the office January 15th to 18th while Lois is on holiday. 

Mustard Seed Deadline
Please send your poems, pictures, events, and any other articles to the Editor, Jody Dudley, by January 29th dudley@mac.com

Friendly Reminder re Parking for Church & Church Events: 
With our location on the corner of two streets, and with the snow and hills more particularly, 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.

Memorial Service for Lois Arneson, Saturday, January 27th at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary

Lunch Anyone? (and Everyone)
Next Sunday, January 21st  Come and join the Caritas women after worship for a delicious fundraising lunch. Soup, Salad, Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Companionship—what more could you ask for! Only $10.00 per person (Children are free)

Book Club
A reminder to those who have signed up for the Book Club, we’ll meet on Tuesdays in the Trinity Lounge at 10:15 am beginning this Tuesday, January 9th.

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 beginning Jan. 12th downstairs in the Church Hall.Youth in Grades 6-12 are invited to join us for games, snacks, friendship and meaningful conversations.

2017 Nelson United Church Pictorial Directories
If you haven’t received your 2017 Pictorial Directory yet they are available in the church office. 

2018 Offering Envelopes are now available in the Narthex. Please don’t use them until January. If you would like to have offering envelopes, please speak to Donna Strongman or If you would like to donate automatically each month by PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance), please call the church office.

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

2018 Canadian Church Calendar
The calendar features colourful photos of United Churches from across the country and notes special days and church seasons. Keep track of liturgical seasons and colours, significant United Church days, and lectionary dates. If you wish to order a 2018 church calendar, please speak with Lynne Busby 250-352-3961.

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 the 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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