For the Week of January 27

Published on Jan 26th, 2019 by Webminister | 0

Third Sunday after the Epiphany            

Sunday, January 27th
             9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
          10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10Psalm 191 Corinthians 12:12-31aLuke 4:14-21   
            12 noon – Recorder Ensemble Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
            7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer Group – Trinity Lounge

Monday, January 28th

Tuesday, January 29th
         7:00 pm – Camp Koolaree Board Meeting in the Fairview Room

Wednesday, January 30th

Thursday, January 31st
          7:00 pm – Chancel Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Friday, February 1st

Saturday, February 2nd

Sunday, February 3rd
             9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
          10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Jeremiah 1:4-10Psalm 71:1-61 Corinthians 13:1-13Luke 4:21-30
            6:30 0m – Youth Group meets in the Fairview Room.

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For the Children Sunday school happens each Sunday except for the Intergenerational 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 
my brother Jack Earle,
from Diana Dunsmore

Staff Schedule
David will be on holidays for a couple weeks and will be back in the office on Monday, February 4th. Thank you to Carol Prochaska for leading us in worship during his absence.

Thank You …    
        To the women of Caritas for a lovely soup and salad lunch last Sunday
        To Margaret Hyatt for bringing extra goodies which we will enjoy today.
        To Akka, a whirlwind in the kitchen!
        To Barbara Couch for her capable leadership.
        To all the children for their joyful music-making on Sundays.
        To Robin Murray for representing Nelson United Church at the multi-faith devotional gathering last Sunday afternoon. 
        To Jean Elliot for changing the directional signs to Robyn Lamb’s office.

Men’s Game Time Every second and fourth Friday of the month  Men will gather at 1:00 pm in the Trinity Lounge to play any variety of games like UNO, Cribbage, Crokinole. Come and join us. Joe Woodward and David Cunningham can tell you more…

Friendly Reminder re Parking for Church & Church Events 
With our location on the corner of two streets, and with the hills 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; a nice social time, too.

Taizé Invite
The next Taizé gathering will be held in the Jubilee Room of the Roman Catholicon Thursday, January 31st at 10:00 am Jubilee Room is in the downstairs level of the Cathedral. All are very welcome.

Windows Memorial Plaques In memory of Elaine Balahura, Lesley Joan Kennedy and Lorne Owen Kennedy (Donna Strongman’s sister and brother), we have added their names to the Windows Memorial Plaque. If you would like to add a name in memory to the Windows Memorial Plaqueplease speak to Donna or Lois in the office.

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

NUC Account at Bottle Depot We have an account set up at the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot and Recycling Centre.  A reminder that before they start counting your bottles and cans, let them know they’re for Nelson United Church or they’ll give you cash if you don’t.  Every little bit helps – thanks, everyone!

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

Communion Bread Makers
If you are interested in taking a turn making bread for Communion please contact Lynne Busby.

Chair Yoga with Instructor, Clement Chair Yoga will be at 8:30 am on Mondays and Thursdays at the Seniors’ Centre on Vernon Street.

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: www.giftswithvision.ca

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.

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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