For the Week of July 1st

Published on Jun 30th, 2018 by Webminister | 0
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, July 1st – Anniversary Sunday
        8:30 am – Breakfast in the Church Hall 
        9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary   
      10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4–11, 19–23), 32–49; Psalm 9:9–20or 1 Samuel 17:57—18:5, 18:10–16; Psalm 133; Job 38:1–11; Psalm 107:1–3, 23–32; 2 Corinthians 6:1–13; Mark 4:35–41

Monday, July 2nd    The church office will be closed in lieu of the Canada Day statutory holiday.

Tuesday, July 3rd     
Wednesday, July 4th

Thursday, July 5th
            9:00 am – Décor Team – Sanctuary

Friday, July 6th    

Saturday, July 7th

Sunday, July 8th
        8:30 am – Breakfast in the Church Hall (RSVP 250-352-2822) 
        9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary   
      10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: 2 Samuel 5:1–5, 9–10; Psalm 48; Ezekiel 2:1–5; Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12:2–10; Mark 6:1–13 
        After worship – Short Congregational Meeting – Sanctuary
        7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer – Trinity Lounge

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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 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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The flowers this morning are in celebration of Canada Day.
May God bless our home and native land.
From Mildred Anderson

Thank You …   
         To Marg Stacey for completing NUC’s annual CRA Charities Report.
         To everyone who attended the Church Picnic last Sunday.  The weather cooperated and about 40 of us enjoyed a wonderful afternoon. 
         A big thanks too to Willa & Harold Horsfall for hosting!
        To Robin Murray, Leslie Windsor and Carol Prochaska for so capably providing worship services in David’s absence.
         To Robin and the Sunday School teachers for faithfully serving our young folks this past year.
         To John and the Chancel Choir members for providing beautiful music over the past year.  Enjoy a well-deserved rest!
        To Elaine Henderson, PowerPoint preparer for June.
        To David Cunningham, PowerPoint operator for June.
        To the Jubilee Unit for providing us with after-worship coffee for June. 
               We’re all glad Stan is back to help out!

Custodial Relief
John Pengelly will be on leave from August 1 to September 14. The M&P Committee is arranging relief for this period of time. We would like someone to accept a temporary contract to cover his custodial responsibilities during this time; this would be a part-time commitment for six weeks. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact Lena Horswill, Lorna Inkster, or Jody Dudley.

Congregational Update
Following worship on Sunday, July 8th, there will be a quick presentation of the completed legal agreement between Nelson Food Cupboard Society and Nelson United Church.  We will meet for questions and/or discussion right after church in the sanctuary and then go for coffee downstairs.

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:www.campkoolaree.caor you may make a donation via NUC, marking on your offering envelope or cheque’s memo line that the donation is for Camp Koolaree.

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 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 Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30 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 185 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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