For the Week of July 29

Published on Jul 28th, 2018 by Webminister | 0
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost     
      An Iona Community Agape (Love) Feast

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 4:42–44Psalm 145:10–18; Ephesians 3:14–21; John 6:1–21

Monday, July 30th
           11:00 am- Administration Team meeting – Church office

Tuesday, July 31st

Wednesday, August 1st
             6:30 pm – Board Meeting – Fairview Room 

Thursday, August 2nd

Friday, August 3rd

Saturday, August 4th

Sunday, August 5th
        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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The flowers this morning are in loving memory of
Harold William Boyd
from David and Janet

Today’s Special Music
Thank you to Margaret MacIntyre and Roy Nelson  for honouring us with a sung duet in today’s service.

Thank You …   
             To Robin and John for providing lovely special music on Sunday.

Staff Schedule
John is on holidays starting August 1st and will be away until September 15th. Thank you to Muriel Tyler for providing piano accompaniment in our services. Thank you to Jasmine and Akka for filling in for custodial relief. 

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


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
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. 

LGBTIQ2S: an acronym used to denote identities of individuals and groups; can be understood to be inclusive of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, intersex, queer, and Two-Spirited (2S).

Two-Spirited or Two-Spirit: Indigenous people who fulfill one of many mixed or cross-gender roles found traditionally. A direct translation of the Ojibwe term Niizh manidoowag, Two-spirited is usually used to indicate a person whose body simultaneously houses a masculine spirit and a feminine spirit. However, not all Indigenous people are always comfortable using this term. Page 26-27. Spring 2018 Mandate 


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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