For the Week of September 3

Published on Sep 2nd, 2017 by Webminister | 0

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 3rd
         9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Exodus 3:1–15; Psalm 105:1–6, 23–26, 45b; Jeremiah 15:15–21; Psalm 26:1–8Romans 12:9–21; Matthew 16:21–28 
         2:30 pm – March in the Pride Parade – Central School

Monday, September 4th – Labour Day Statutory Holiday
                The Church Office is closed today

Tuesday, September 5th

Wednesday, September 6th

Thursday, September 7th
       10:00 am – Chair Yoga – Church Hall
         7:00 pm – Chancel Choir rehearsal – Sanctuary

Friday, September 8th

Saturday, September 9th

Sunday, September 10th– Welcome Back to Sunday School!
         9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Exodus 12:1–14; Psalm 149; Ezekiel 3:7–11Psalm 119:33–40; Romans 13:8–14;   Matthew 18:15–20 
         7:30 pm– Contemplative Prayer group meets – Trinity Lounge


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 For the Children
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. 

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Thank You …
         To Muriel Tyler for providing lovely special music last Sunday.
         To Ann Alma for faithfully keeping the beat.
         To Carol Prochaska, Leah Gray, Marg Stacey, and Catherine Rose for writing prayers in August.
         To the Men’s group for providing coffee services in August.
         To Bryan Reid for preparing and operating the PowerPoint in August.
         To Lou and Bill Costain, Rosena Warner, Cynthia Marshall, Verna Kidd and Lonnie Snyder for Ushering in August. 

Volunteer Custodians
Thank you to the volunteer custodians for keeping our church clean while John was on holidays:  Lorna Inkster, Leah Gray, Mary Ann Morris, Danaraj Doraisamy, The Nelson Food Cupboard

Supporting Nelson Pride – Sunday, Sept. 3rd
Nelson United Church has supported Pride by marching in the parade every Labour Day weekend for 21 years.  You are all welcome to join us next Sunday. We’ll meet at 2:30 pm at the Central School parking lot.  The parade begins at 3:00 pm, marching down Stanley Street, along Baker Street and ending at Hall Street Plaza where there’ll be a dance party celebration.

NUC Chancel Choir and Hand Bell Choir
Are you interested in joining our Chancel or Hand Bell Choir?  Then please join us for Chancel Choir practices at 7:00 pm Thursdays in the Sanctuary.  Hand Bell Choir practices are on Wednesday evenings in the St. Paul’s Room. All are welcome and appreciated!  For further info please contact John at 250 352 5203.

Something New
In September, we will be celebrating the end of summer with our friends at Jubilee Manor and Mountain Lake Seniors Community.  Following the regular monthly worship services on Tuesday, September 12th, we will have tea and goodies and conversation.  The Jubilee celebration will be at 10:30 (following a 10 am worship service) and the Mountain Lake celebration will be at 2:30 (following a 2 pm worship service).  It would be wonderful if some of our congregation could join those of us who regularly support these monthly worship services.  If you think you could attend one or both of the gatherings, please put it on your calendar for September 12th and plan to be there.  

Dutch Harbour Retreat
Come & join Caritas for a Women’s Retreat on September 15-16. Lovely location and great companionship. 

Facilitator:  Carol Prochaska
Topic:  “Hagar:  Enigma Faith Sister”
Approximate cost: $40.00
Registration Deadline: September 1st
For more info contact: Barbara Couch

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, Diane Holt, 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 10:00 am at the Senior’s Centre. Cost:  nominal fee.  For more info: Irene McIlwaine 250-354-3821.   

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, after shaves 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 or Diane Holt 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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