For the Week of November 19

Published on Nov 18th, 2017 by Webminister | 0

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost 
The Story of Deborah!        

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

Monday, November 20th  
       1:00 pm – UCW Annual General Meeting in Trinity Lounge

Tuesday, November 21st
        8:30 am – Chair Yoga – Fairview Room
        2:00 pm – Pastoral Care Meeting – Fairview Room

Wednesday, November 22nd
       10:30 am – Worship Planning Meeting – Trinity Lounge
         7:00 pm – Bell Choir rehearsal, St. Paul’s Room

Thursday, November 23rd
       7:00 pm – Chancel Choir rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday, November 24th 

Saturday, November 25th   

Sunday, November 26th
          9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 and Psalm 100Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 and Psalm 95:1-7aEphesians 1:15-23;  Matthew 25:31-46
         6:30 pm – Doors open for An Evening of Music concert
         7:00 pm – An Evening of Music, a concert fundraiser for Nelson United Church – Sanctuary

Monday, November 27th   
         9:00 am – Décor Team Meeting – Sanctuary
         7:00 pm – Intentional Living Meeting – Sanctuary


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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 loving memory of
Paul Wood,
from Leah.


Staff Schedule
David will be away at a Ministerial Retreat beginning November 22nd and will be back in the office on the 29th.  Robin Murray will lead us in worship next Sunday, November 26th.

2017 Nelson United Church Pictorial Directories
If you haven’t received your 2017 Pictorial Directory yet they are available in the church office. 

Thank you…
       To all who attended
the congregational meeting last Sunday and participated in the tough job of analyzing.
       To the Board for providing lunch and for working so hard and long to put a vision proposal together.
       To the women of Caritas for providing goodies for the luncheon.
       To Morgan Gould for assistance with the Vision proposal.
       To Kathy Baker for “organizing” the vision to make it more understandable.
       To David Cunningham and Brian Strongman who stayed to assist Caritas with the clean-up.

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.

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

Come One, Come All!
Fundraiser for Nelson United Church – An
Evening of Music with the Selkirk College Performers
and the Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus
Next Sunday, November 26th at 7:00 pm (doors 6:30 pm)
Tickets are $10 each (6 years old & under are free)
available in the Church Office or after worship on Sundays
or at Eddy Music on Baker St.

Town Hall Meeting, Sunday, December 3rd
Please plan to attend our town hall-style congregational meeting in the sanctuary after worship on Sunday, December 3rd.  We will review and discuss the new vision generated at last Sunday’s meeting.  If interested, there is information available on our website.

Mid-Morning Book Study 
will meet Tuesdays from 10 am to 11 am in the Trinity Lounge. The book: Resilience from the Heart by Gregg Braden. Sign up sheet in church office to order books (books also available online) Info: Doug Scott 250-352-5997

Save the Date
Join us for our Church Family Advent Event on Sunday, Dec. 3rd at 4:00 pm gathering for a short worship with singing, some creative activities, and a sharing of a simple meal (provided). All of our Church family and guests are welcome to this all-ages event!  RSVP to Robin or the Church Office 250-352-2822, so we know how many to cook for!

Advent Prayer Vigil
Please see Lynne Busby (250-352-3961) if you would like to spend a quiet, contemplative hour in the Sanctuary during the Advent Prayer Vigil on Saturday, December 2nd. 

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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