For the Week of October 8

Published on Oct 7th, 2017 by Webminister | 0
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
       Thanksgiving Sunday

Sunday, October 8th – Thanksgiving Sunday
          9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Exodus 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20; Psalm 19Isaiah 5:1–7; Psalm 80:7–15Philippians 3:4b–14; Matthew 21:33–46
        11:30 am – Alzheimer Society Coffee Collection 

Monday, October 9th
         The church office will be closed today.

Tuesday, October 10th   
     10:30 am – Worship service – Nelson Jubilee Manor
      2:00 pm – Worship service – Mountain Lake Seniors Com.

Wednesday, October 11th       
      11:00 am – Worship service – Lakeview Village
        1:00 pm – Décor Team Meets – Sanctuary
       4:00 pm – Board Vision Planning Meeting – Trinity Lounge
       7:00 pm – Bell Choir rehearsal, St. Paul’s Room

Thursday, October 12th
       7:00 pm – Chancel Choir rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday, October 13th 
    Kootenay Presbytery Meetings – Kimberley United Church

Saturday, October 14th    
      Kootenay Presbytery continues

Sunday, October 15th 
          9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Exodus 32:1–14; Psalm 106:1–6, 19–23Isaiah 25:1–9; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1–9; Matthew 22:1–14
        11:30 am – Alzheimer Society Coffee Collection 

Monday, October 16th
       10:30 am – UCW Meeting – Trinity Lounge
         1:30 pm – Worship Planning Meeting – Trinity Lounge
         7:00 pm – Caritas Meeting – Liz Knox’s home

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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
our parents, Jean and Andrew Walker.
From Irene McIlwaine & her sister, Jean.

Staff Schedule
David and Robin (and Leah) will be in Kimberley next weekend at the fall Kootenay Presbytery meetings.  Thank you to Carol Prochaska who will be leading us in worship Sunday, October 15th.

Thank You …   
            To the Worship Planning Team for the variety of delicious loaves of bread, butter and jams on World Wide Communion Sunday.
           To Donna Strongman for purchasing jugs for the kitchen.
            To Lou Costain for purchasing coffee supplies.
            To Jody Dudley for all the “behind the scenes” work he does.

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.

A Thanksgiving Manna Jar
On Thanksgiving Sunday we will be filling a manna jar with “reminders of places where God has led [you], people with whom God has graced [you], all the gifts God has poured out upon [you] over the years” (words by Thom Shuman, the Iona Community).  So we ask you, over the next few weeks, to be thinking of a small item that represents one such person, place or blessing received, and bring it to our Thanksgiving service on October 8th.  (Your objects will be returned!)

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.

Coffee Time for the Alzheimer Society
As we usually do in October, we ask that you make a donation to the Alzheimer Society as you enjoy your coffee this Sunday and next.  Any donations $15 or over can be recorded for an income tax receipt.

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!

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 on Thursdays at 10:00 am in the Church Hall, Tuesdays at 6:00 pm at the Senior’s Centre. Cost:  nominal fee.  For more info: Irene McIlwaine

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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