For the Week of October 22

Published on Oct 21st, 2017 by Webminister | 0
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, October 22nd
          9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Exodus 33:12–23; Psalm 99; Isaiah 45:1–7Psalm 96:1–9 (10–13); 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10Matthew 22:15–22 
         7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer Group meets in Trinity Lounge

Monday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 24th   

Wednesday, October 25th       
       7:00 pm – Bell Choir rehearsal, St. Paul’s Room

Thursday, October 26th
       7:00 pm – Chancel Choir rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday, October 27th
        7:00 pm – Youth Group Meets in the Church Hall

Saturday, October 28th 

Sunday, October 29th
          9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Deuteronomy 34:1–12; Psalm 90:1–6, 3–17;  Leviticus 19:1–2, 15–18; Psalm 11 Thessalonians 2:1–8; Matthew 22:34–46 
       11:30 am – Party of the Decades Potluck Lunch – Church Hall

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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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Thank You …   
         Once again to Jody, Donna, Jack and Willa for the wonderful work done on the new church pictorial directories.
         To David, Jody, Robin, Leah, Linn and Eirin for attending Presbytery meetings in Kimberly as representatives of NUC and Camp Koolaree.

NUC Library
Thank you to Lorna Inkster for tidying up our library.  Please feel free to take home any books that are in the boxes in the corner of the Church Hall.

Hot off the Press!
Our pictorial directories have arrived and will be distributed downstairs after worship. The cost of the directories was about $6.00 per copy to print. There is no charge to you, however, if you would like to make a donation to help cover these costs, it would be appreciated.  Please see Donna Strongman for your copy. 

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.

Party of the Decades
We’re older! How did that happen?! A lot of us have entered the next decade this year (ie: 50, 60, 70, etc.) Let’s celebrate and be glad in it.Join us on October 29th for a potluck birthday party after church to honor those decaders ( a newly coined word). Music, cake, and presents. Please contact Barbara if you are a decader at or if you don’t have email, please leave your name and new decade with Lois in the office.

Nelson United Church Men’s Club
Annual Fabulous Fowl Supper
Saturday, November 4th at 5:30 pm
(doors open at 5:00 pm)
Ticket prices: Adults: $15,
Children- 12:  $8 (under 6 free), 
Family of 4: $35
Tickets are available from Men’s Club members.
As we usually sell out quickly for this event, we suggest you don’t wait!

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 for minimal prices. one, come all and bring a friend or two!

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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