For the Week of July 15

Published on Jul 16th, 2018 by Webminister | 0
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, July 15th
        9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary   
      10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: 2 Samuel 6:1–5, 12b–19; Psalm 24; Amos 7:7–15; Psalm 85:8–13; Ephesians 1:3–14; Mark 6:14–29 

Monday, July 16th    
        11:30 am – Memorial Fund Committee Meeting – Church Office

Tuesday, July 17th  
        10:30 am – Worship Service at Nelson Jubilee Manor
         2:00 pm – Worship Service at Mountain Lake Seniors Com.

Wednesday, July 18th  
        11:00 am – NUC/NFC Reps Meeting in the Fairview Room 

Thursday, July 19th

Friday, July 20th      

Saturday, July 21st

Sunday, July 22nd
        9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary   
      10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: 2 Samuel 7:1–14a, Psalm 89:20–37, Jeremiah 23:1–6, Psalm 23, Ephesians 2:11–22, Mark 6:30–34, 53–56
        7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer in Trinity Lounge

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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, 
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 within this ministry. 


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Today’s Special Music
A warm thank you to Shirley Moon for blessing our worship with singing a solo for Special Music today.

Spirit Winds Recorder Ensemble
Thank you to the Spirit Winds Recorder Ensemble for blessing worship today with their beautiful music.  The musicians are: Elizabeth Cunningham, Tenor; John Galm, Bass; John Pengelly, Alto; Linda Mae Findlay, Soprano; Robin Murray, Soprano

Thank You …   
          To Starry Chung for beautiful music last Sunday.
         To Barbara Couch and Lorna Inkster for beautifying our church with the flowering hanging basket outside the office entrance and the smoke bush in the large pot outside by the bench.
         To Robin Murray and Roy Nelson for leading the Worship Services at Mountain Lake and Jubilee Manor in June.
         To Kathy and Terry Baker, Jody Dudley, Brian and Donna Strongman, Bob Steed and Leah Gray for cleaning and sorting in the basement area.
         To Kathy Baker for finishing the clear out of the room behind the kitchen and organizing our new storage and custodian rooms
          To Terry Baker for going to Castlegar and picking up the new metal shelving units, and then assembling them.
          To Linda Mae Findlay and Robin Murray for sorting and organizing the upstairs Sunday School cupboards and rooms.
           To all who stayed for the congregational update last Sunday. We are blessed to have such an interested and supportive congregation.
           To Judy Cameron and UCW members for providing a lovely memorial tea for Richard Drew’s family and friends.
            To Morgan and Joe for setting up the tables.
            To Henny, Phyllis and Lil who faithfully attend the NUC worship services at Jubilee and Mountain Lake once a month.

NUC Scholarship Awards
            Congratulations to the winners of the 3 scholarships available via Nelson United Church.  They are Rose Shine – NUC Women’s Scholarship,
                                 Lucas Alexander – Brett Music Scholarship,
                         and Tristen Schuh – Allen Scholarship. 

GC 43–Risking Faith/Daring Hope
Jody Dudley and Rev. Greg Powell (Castlegar United Chuch) were elected by BC Conference to be some of their Commissioners to the 43 rd General Council of The United Church of Canada meeting from July 21st to 27th in Oshawa, ON.  This is a key moment in the life of our denomination as the church is facing some key decisions that will change the structure of our church. If you’re interested in following the news, go to — there are many links. You can also watch the festival of faith for it will be live-streamed and then shown on the United Church’s YouTube channel.

Interested in Making a Donation to Camp Koolaree?
If you are interested in helping out with the many expenses incurred in maintaining Camp Koolaree or would like to sponsor a young camper, donations are gratefully accepted. Donations may be made via their website: or you may make a donation via NUC, marking on your offering envelope or cheque’s memo line that the donation is for Camp Koolaree.

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

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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