For the week of February 22

Published on Feb 19th, 2015 by Webminister | 0

Season of Lent
             In the next few days:

Sunday, February 22nd
          9:45 am —  Pre-worship congregational singing – Sanctuary
        10:00 am — Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Genesis 9:8-17Psalm 25:1-101 Peter 3:18-22Mark 1:9-15
        12:00 pm — Recorder Rehearsal – Sanctuary
           7:30 pm — Contemplative Prayer  Group – Trinity Lounge

Monday, February 23rd
             7:00 pm — Animate Faith – Fairview Room

Tuesday, February 24th         

Wednesday, February 25th
          10:00 am — Bible Exploration – Lakeview Village
          10:00 am – Kitchen Clean Up
            7:00 pm —Intentional Living – Fairview Room
            7:00 pm – Bell Choir Practice – St. Paul’s Room

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

Friday, February 27th
           7:00 pm — Youth Group meeting – Church Hall;  We will be going to the
                                NDCC Pool!

Saturday, February 28th     

Sunday, March 1st
          9:45 am —  Pre-worship congregational singing – Sanctuary
        10:00 am — Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38 or Mark 9:2-9 
                          — After worship:  Finger food pot luck lunch and our Annual General Meeting – Church hall  

 

Please Mark Your Calendars:  Nelson United Church Annual General Meeting Sunday, March 1st, 2015. We will share a finger food potluck lunch after worship followed by our AGM. All are very welcome and encouraged to attend.

Valentine Coffee Party Update
A big thank you from the 56 Unit to all who helped set up, bake and bring books and to those who came to enjoy coffee and fellowship at our annual Valentine’s Day Coffee Party.  The party was successful in many ways and we made over $800!

Pancake Supper Update
The Men’s Club Pancake Supper was a huge success! Attendance exceeded 120 and the net income generated was $758. A heap of thanks to our church membership for supporting the Men’s Club.  For the second year Caritas joined with us to shoulder the many duties that are necessary.

When it comes to support for our many fundraisers throughout the year, we are,
simply put, “an amazing organization.” 

Thank-You …
      To Ralph Elliott for repairing the rolling kitchen cart.
      To Lynne Busby for organizing the Lenten Prayer Vigil.
      To Kathy Baker for donating tablecloth hangers.
      To Peter Busby for preparing a space for the hangers.
      To the Men’s Club and Caritas helpers for delicious Shrove Tuesday pancakes.  

Bible Exploration continues
        Wednesdays 10 AM – 11 AM 
        Lake View Village (Ground Floor)
        February 4th – Mar. 11th 
        Come to one or two or more!
Facilitator: Carol Prochaska 

Lenten Prayer Vigil  
Please see Lynne Busby if you would like to spend a quiet, contemplative hour in the Sanctuary during the Lenten Prayer Vigil on Saturday, February 21st.  

Lent and Easter Events Calendar
       Saturday, February 21st — Lenten Prayer Vigil
       Sunday, February 22nd — First Sunday in Lent
       Sunday, March 29th — Palm Passion Sunday
       Thursday, April 2nd — Maundy Thursday Service at Ascension Lutheran Church at Rosemont School at 7:00 pm
       Friday, April 3rd — Good Friday Service at NUC or St. Saviour’s Anglican Church at 7:00 pm
       Sunday, April 5th — Pot-luck Breakfast at 8:30 am
       Easter Sunday Worship Service at 10:00 am, NUC Sanctuary 

Animate Faith
For the season of Lent (and a bit beyond), you are invited to join with others in an exploration of our faith from the perspective of God, religion/spirituality, Jesus and the revolution of love, salvation as abundant life, the cross as an invitation to live, the Bible as a book like no other, and Church as an imperfect family.There’ll be a short video for each segment and a journal to take notes and delve more deeply into these issues.The cost is $25 and if this is a challenge, please speak to David. We’ll start on Monday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Fairview Room. There will be 7 sessions.  Talk to David for more information.

An Experiment for Lent
The Worship Planning Team has decided to try weekly communion through Lent; many other United Churches are doing this as a Lenten discipline experiencing God’s presence. has promised shorter prayers and a shorter sermon so that it won’t take longer than a  normal worship service.    So, starting Sunday, February 22ndwe will begin a weekly communion through the Lenten Season.

2015 Offering Envelopes
If you haven’t already picked them up, your 2015 offering envelopes are available in the narthex.  Please start using these envelopes now.  To avoid confusion and to make sure your 2015 donations are applied to your 2015 envelope offering number, please dispose of last year’s leftover envelopes.   If you do not have offering envelopes and would like them, please speak to Donna Strongman or phone the office.

World Day of Prayer
This year the world day of prayer will be held at Nelson United on Friday, March 6th at 1:00 pm.  The service was written by the women of the Bahamas, and will be led by Carol Prochaska.  Refreshments will be served and ALL are welcome to attend.

Camp Koolaree AGM
Camp Koolaree will be holding its AGM on Saturday, March 7th, 7:00 pm at Castlegar United Church. Immediately before at 6:00 pm, there will be a Special Meeting to vote on changes to the Constitution and Bylaws.
Please consider whether you are called to be a part of this important youth and family ministry by serving on the Board of Directors or just showing your support by coming to the meeting. See more at their website:  www.campkoolaree.ca

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