For the Week of July 22

Published on Jul 21st, 2018 by Webminister | 0
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost     
      A Voices United Intercultural Hymn Festival

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

Monday, July 23rd   
            7:00 pm – Intentional Living Meeting – Trinity Lounge

Tuesday, July 24th  

Wednesday, July 25th

Thursday, July 26th

Friday, July 27th

Saturday, July 28th

Sunday, July 29th
        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 

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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 in this ministry. 


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Today’s Special Music
A warm thank you to Robin and John for blessing our worship with a duet for Special Music today.

Staff Schedule
Thank you to Barbara Couch for working in the office while Lois is on holiday next week.

Thank You …   
         To Shirley Moon for lovely music last Sunday.
         To Henny, Phyllis and Lil, who faithfully attend worship services at Jubilee and Mountain Lake once a month.
        To Bob Steed for being such a valuable resource person for the basement renovations.
        To the Decor Team for happy, colourful summery accents in the Sanctuary.

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. 

Attending General Council 
We send our prayers and best wishes to the two members of Kootenay Presbytery, Jody Dudley and Greg Powell, who are attending the United Church of Canada General Council in Oshawa, Ontario.

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 43rd 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.

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

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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