For the Week of June 17

Published on Jun 16th, 2018 by Webminister | 0
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, June 17th
     Worship Leader—Robin Murray 
        9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
      10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Mark 4:26–34; 1 Samuel 15:34—16:13; Psalm 20; Ezekiel 17:22–24; Psalm 92:1–4, 12–15; 2 Corinthians 5:6–10, (11–13), 14–17Mark 4:26-34

Monday, June 18th
         6:30 pm – Caritas Year End Pot Luck at Stacey’s
Tuesday, June 19th
          8:30 am – Chair Yoga in the Church Hall
Wednesday, June 20th
        10:00 am – Mid-morning Book Club Meeting in Trinity Lounge
          1:30 pm – NUC/NFC team meeting

Thursday, June 21st  
          7:00 pm – Chancel Choir Rehearsal – Sanctuary

Friday, June 22nd      
         1:00 pm – Men’s Game Time
         7:00 pm – Youth Group Meeting – Church Hall

Saturday, June 23rd   
      10:00 am to 3:00 pm – Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response Workshop  at Castlegar United Church

Sunday, June 24th  Sunday School & Graduate Recognition
     Worship Leader—Robin Murray 
          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 9:9–20 or 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

          After worship – Church Pot Luck Picnic – at the Horsfall’s

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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 in 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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Staff Schedule
David is taking a combination of holiday and study time off.  He’ll be back in the office Monday, June 25th.  Thank you to Robin for leading us in worship today.

Thank You …   
             To Barbara Couch for working in the office a couple days while Lois was away.
             To Joan Cunningham for over 7-1/2 years as NUC’s card writer.  Many, many people have expressed their sincere appreciation for receiving NUC’s blessings through this caring ministry.
             To Carol Allan for volunteering as NUC’s new card writer.
             To all those who provided Meals on Wheels in May, for their time, vehicles and friendly United church smiles.

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.

Monday, June 18th   6:30 pm – Caritas Year End Pot Luck at Stacey’s home.

Sunday School and Graduate Recognition, Sunday, June 24th
We will be honouring our high school and post-secondary graduates and will recognize the contributions of our students and teachers in Sunday School this year and also recognize those that are graduating from high school or from a postsecondary school. If you have a graduate in your family who would like to be remembered during the service or who is able to take part, please contact the church office.
After worship, we’ll enjoy a potluck picnic at Willa and HaroldHorsfall’s place just past Taghum Beach. The picnic is potluck style so please bring food to share as well as plates, cups and cutlery. You’re welcome to bring any lawn games too if you like. Beverages and ice cream will be provided. We will enjoy a delicious potluck picnic and have a wonderful time visiting, playing bocce ball and horseshoes …Please, come and join in the fun!

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.

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.

The Mid-Morning Book Study
10:00 am in the Trinity Lounge. We will discuss Joyce Rupp’s latest book “Boundless Compassion”. It has been written with study groups in mind and each of the six chapters includes quotes, a prayer, scripture verse and a chapter end review with further reflective questions. To join us in this experience of fellowship leave your name at the church office or contact Doug Scott for info.

Men’s Game Time
Every second and fourth Friday of the month Joe Woodward and other Men will gather at 1:00pm 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.

Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Course
This course is being offered by Kootenay Presbytery at Castlegar United Church next Saturday, June 23 from 10 am to 3 pm. The course is required for all ministers, and recommended for all paid church staff, Sunday School helpers and church camp staff. Lay folks are invited to attend as well. Registration is required. talk to Lois in the church office if you would like more information.

NUC’s Anniversary Breakfast  Sunday, July 1st 
Let us cook you breakfast!  To celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Nelson United Church, the Worship Planning Team will be dishing up bacon, French toast & maple syrup, and fruit at 8:30 Sunday morning, July 1st.  Gluten-free and dairy-free  options will be available.  Please RSVP at the church office.

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 Tuesdays at 8:30 am in the Church Hall;
And Thursdays at 8:20 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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