For the Week of November 12

Published on Nov 11th, 2017 by Webminister | 0
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
             Pray for Peace

Sunday, November 12th
          9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:   Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 and Psalm 78:1-7Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 or Amos 5:18-24 and Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 or Psalm 701 Thessalonians 4:13-18Matthew 25:1-13
       11:30 am – Congregational Meeting & Lunch – Church Hall
         7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer Group – Trinity Lounge

Monday, November 13th
The Church office is closed today in lieu of the November 11th Remembrance Day Statutory Holiday
         7:00 pm – Caritas Meeting – Lynne Busby’s home

Tuesday, November 14th
        8:30 am – Chair Yoga – Fairview Room
           :30 am – Worship service – Nelson Jubilee Manor
      12:00 pm – Inter-Faith Climate Vigil for COP 23 – Sanctuary
        2:00 pm – Worship service – Mountain Lake Seniors Community

Wednesday, November 15th   
       7:00 pm – Bell Choir rehearsal, St. Paul’s Room

Thursday, November 16th
       7:00 pm – Chancel Choir rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday, November 17th 
       10:00 am – Sandwich Making – Kitchen 
        7:00 pm – Youth Group Meeting – Church Hall

Saturday, November 18th   
      10:00 am – Set up for the Bazaar in the Church Hall (men at 9:30 am)
        1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Church Bazaar – Church Hall

Sunday, November 19th
          9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Judges 4:1-7 and Psalm 123Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 and Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 121 Thessalonians 5:1-11;  Matthew 25:14-30


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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. 

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The flowers this morning are in celebration of the life of
the 100th anniversary of the birth of 
Joe Weldon Woodward (12 Nov. 1917 – 11 Feb. 1964)


Thank you…
        To The Men’s Group
for making up the shortfall on the Photo Directory costs
         To all those who prepared and all those who attended the wonderful Fowl Supper.
         To the “extra voices” who have turned out to boost the choir for Christmas

With Thanks from the 56 Unit
We appreciate all the wonderful people who wrapped mystery gifts last Tuesday. Special thanks to Paul Gagnier, Stephen Hoskin, and Jody Dudley for their help setting up and taking down.  We had a great day!

Congregational Meeting: Building for the Future
After worship, Sunday, November 12th
In the Church Hall with lunch provided by the Board
The Board will present a vision for your  consideration; if the vision
—arisen from all the meetings we’ve had and the data generated—
is acceptable, we’ll adopt it and move to the next stages of our
process in the coming months.
There will be a chance for feedback in smaller table settings and in the larger group. 

Introducing Our  Board
    In case you wondered, here’s the line-up for this year:
                Linda-Mae Findlay …. Chair
                Leah Gray …. Treasurer and Presbytery Rep.
                Kathy Baker …. Secretary
                Shirley Moon …. Member-at-large
                Mary Ann Morris …. Member-at-large
                David Boyd …. Clergy 
     We appreciate and thank them.

Keep the Date
The annual UCW Christmas Bazaar will be on Saturday, November 18th. We will be offering just the afternoon High Tea this year, from 1 until 3 pm. Delicious tea sandwiches and squares will be served, all for just $5. and check out the bake shop, crafts table, jewelry table, fair trade table and “new to you” table. The 56 Unit will be selling many wonderful wrapped mystery gifts at minimal prices. COME ONE, COME ALL and bring a friend or two!

Camp Koolaree Society AGM
Camp Koolaree will be holding their Annual General Meeting at Castlegar United Church, 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 25th.  For more information, talk to Robin or email her

Share Your Talents
On Sunday, November 26th Caritas is hosting a Soup and Salad lunch.  For entertainment, we would like to have a talent show “Congregation’s Got Talent”.  If you are interested in singing a song, playing an instrument, reciting a poem, etc. please let Barbara know (250-354-4257). Let’s have some fun!

An Evening of Music
with the Selkirk College Performers 
and the Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus
Tickets are $10 each (6 years old & under are free) Sold in the Church Office or after worship on Sundays or at The Music Store (Eddy Music) on Baker St.

2018 Canadian Church Calendar
The calendar features colourful photos of United Churches from across the country and notes special days and church seasons. Keep track of liturgical seasons and colours, significant United Church days, and lectionary dates. If you wish to order a 2018 church calendar, please speak with Lynne Busby 250-352-3961.

Recorder Ensemble
Spirit Winds Recorder Ensemble will start rehearsals soon, as well as the Beginner Recorder Class.If you are interested in joining either group, please talk to Robin Murray,, 250-352-2822.

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.

Kootenay Refugee Coalition 
If you are interested in donating to help the Kootenay Refugee Coalition support refugees coming to our area and to assist in supporting Selem and Helen from Eritrea, you may do so through your offering envelopes, noting Refugee Coalition in the memo line.  One time or monthly donations are greatly appreciated. Some people have opted to make a monthly donation through our PAR (pre-authorized program).  If this interests you, please contact our church office. See more on their FaceBook page

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 165 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.  For more info please speak to Anne Corbett


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