For the Week of June 23

Published on Jun 22nd, 2019 by Webminister | 0

  Second Sunday after Pentecost    
           Kootenay Faith Fest Sunday Celebration

Nelson United Church acknowledges that the land upon which we gather
is the traditional territory of the peoples who have lived here for thousands of years
– the Ktunaxa, the Sylix, and the Sinixt.
We respect and honour all our relations.

Sunday, June 23rd— Second Sunday after Pentecost
       Guest Preacher: Rev. Carol Howard Merritt
         9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary   
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15aand Psalm 42 and 43Isaiah 65:1-9and Psalm 22:19-28Galatians 3:23-29Luke 8:26-39
            After worship – Pot Luck Lunch in the Church Hall
      12:00 pm – Recorder Ensemble Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Monday, June 24th  

Tuesday, June 25h

Wednesday, June 26th

Thursday, May June 27th
      6:00 pm – Chancel Choir Potluck at Elliot’s

Friday, May June 28th 

Saturday, June 29th

Sunday, June 30th— Third Sunday after Pentecost
       Guest Preacher: Rev. Carol Howard Merritt
         9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary   
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 and Psalm 77:1-2, 11-201 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 and Psalm 16Galatians 5:1, 13-25Luke 9:51-62

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Sunday School is in summer recess. We have a Nursery Room available upstairs by the balcony, a Quiet Play Centre at the front right-hand side of the sanctuary and activity packages for the children 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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We welcome the Rev. Carol Howard Merritt to our pulpit this morning. Carol has been our keynote speaker at the Kootenay Faith Fest held this weekend.Carol is a Presbyterian minister currently living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She’s a writer, speaker, teacher, preacher and blogger. She’s written Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation, Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New  Generation, and Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church.
We also welcome Treena Duncan, formerly the Personnel Minister for BC Conference, and now the Regional Executive Minister for Pacific Mountain Region; and  we welcome Kathy Davies, our Regional Minister.

Pot luck Lunch after Worship, Sunday, June 23rd 
Please bring something to share for lunch after worship next Sunday as we will be hosting a pot luck lunch for our guests who have attended the Faith Festivalon the weekend and will worship with us on Sunday.

Staff Schedule
Lois will be away on holidays tomorrow until July 2nd.  Thank you to Barbara Couch for working in the office while Lois is away.

Thank You… 
        To Willa and  Harold Horsfall for hosting our Church Picnic last Sunday. About 25 of us attended and we enjoyed a wonderful afternoon. 

Many blessings and thankyous to all those who helped to make our annual Garage/Estate Sale a success: 
        Thanks to Rodney, Joe, Morgan, Peter and Denis for setting the scene;
                      to Jubilee Unit for looking after the linens and providing coffee and muffins;
                      to 56 Unit for selling the books;
                      to Bill and his crew for looking after tools, garden stuff etc;
                      to Caritas for co-ordinating the toys and kitchen ware (with Lou’s help). 
                      to Elisabeth for setting out the jewelry so nicely,
                      to Marg and Kathy for making the collectible table look so appealing. 
                      to Barb, Wendy, Willa and Leah for adding up and taking the money. 
                      to Morgan, Doug and Rodney for loading the truck and hauling away the garbage at the end. 
The left-over good stuff has been dispersed : to the  hospital(books), the Literacy Team (books) and to the  Kaslo Anglican church for their two summer yard sales.  A stunning job everyone!  Thank you all so much.  We made just over $1200 on this effort.

Funding Received!
Thanks to our intrepid grant writers (Marg and Berdine), and with the assistance of our very fine quote-gatherer, Bob Steed,we are pleased to announce that we have received some major funding to complete replacement of the windows in the Narthex area, and to assist with paying for carpeting to redo the narthex and stairs throughout the church. Marg or Bob if you would like more information about this, and be sure to thank them for all the extra work they have done over the past few months.

Men’s Game Time Every second and fourth Friday of the month  Men will gather at 1:00 pm in the Trinity Lounge to play any variety of games like UNO, Cribbage, Crokinole. Come and join us. Joe Woodward and David Cunningham can tell you more…

NUC Wordle Bags
We purchased another set of 25 NUC Wordle Bags from a local screen printer.  They’re blue and have a large outside pocket and two small inside pockets. These bags look great and are very versatile.  Please see Lois in the church office if you’d like to purchase a bag.  They are $25 each.

*Church Business Parking on Silica Street*
The City of Nelson has advised us to issue Parking Passes to those who park in the Church Business Parking on Silica Street on Mondays to Saturdays between 9 am to 5 pm.  The bylaw officer will ticket anyone parking in these spots that do not have a Parking Pass.  Please see Lois in the church office to receive a Parking Pass.

Friendly Reminder re Parking for Church & Church Events 
With our location on the corner of two streets, and with the hills parking is a challenge. Our request is that the more able-bodied folk please park farther away from the church thus leaving the spots on the streets closer to the church for those who need them. This includes the parking lot at the back of the church, too. Many of you already carpool and that’s great; a nice social time, too.

Hearing Loop Installation
The Sanctuary’s main floor Hearing Loop is up and running and folks are reporting success with the system. If you find yourself having problems getting your hearing aids to connect with the Hearing Loop, please check with your Hearing Aid provider to make sure your hearing aids have a t-coil and are set up correctly.

NUC Account at Bottle Depot We have an account set up at the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot and Recycling Centre.A reminder that before they start counting your bottles and cans, let them know they’re for Nelson United Church or they’ll give you cash if you don’t.Every little bit helps – thanks, everyone!

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

Communion Bread Makers
If you are interested in taking a turn making bread forCommunion please contact Lynne Busby.

Chair Yoga with Instructor, Clement: Chair Yoga will be at 8:30 am on Mondays and Thursdays at the Seniors’ Centre on Vernon Street.

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: www.giftswithvision.ca

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 readNelson 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.

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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