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For the Week of July 7

  Fourth Sunday after Pentecost    
        We Celebrate our 24th Anniversary

Nelson United Church acknowledges that the land upon which we gather
is the traditional territory of the peoples who have lived here for thousands of years
– the Ktunaxa, the Sylix, and the Sinixt.
We respect and honour all our relations.

Sunday, July 7th— Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
        8:30 am – Anniversary Breakfast
9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary   
      10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  2 Kings 5:1-14and Psalm 30Isaiah 66:10-14and Psalm 66:1-9Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Monday, July 8th

Tuesday, July 9th
      10:30 am – Worship Service at Nelson Jubilee Manor
       2:00 pm – Worship Service at Mountain Lake Seniors Com

Wednesday, July 10th 
     10:00 am – Worship Service – Lakeview Village 

Thursday, May July 11th

Friday, May July 12th

Saturday, July 13th

Sunday, July14th— Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
         9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary   
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Amos 7:7-17 and Psalm 82Deuteronomy 30:9-14 and Psalm 25:1-10Colossians 1:1-14Luke 10:25-37

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Sunday School is in summer recess. We have a Nursery Room available upstairs by the balcony, a Quiet Play Centre at the front right-hand side of the sanctuary and activity packages for the children 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.

We Are An Affirming Ministry As an Affirming Ministry, we celebrate the diversity of God’s creation. We celebrate the richness of our community when we have diversity in age, gender identity, racial/cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation, ability, and family configurations. We seek to create a safe space with an open invitation to bring every aspect of your whole self into your participation in this ministry

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Thank You   
        To Carol Allan, Marg Stacey, Catherine Rose, and Joe Woodward for writing Prayers of the People for June.
        To the Jubilee Unit for providing coffee services after worship in June.
        To Joe Woodward, PowerPoint Operator, and Kathy Baker, PowerPoint Preparer for June.
        To Rod and Ann Wilson, Cynthia and Steve Marshall, Rona Park and Doug Scott, Ushers for June.
        To Danaraj Doraisamy for dealing so efficiently with the water issue.

Dedication Celebration
On July 14th, we will meet after church to dedicate our new Church Hall Space.  Lunch will be provided by the Board members and the Administration team. Please stay for lunch and participate in this celebration. 

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2019 Scholarship Awards:
        James Hamilton Allen Scholarship: Kaegan Corbin — $750     Adrian Dunkerson — $750
        Guilford Brett Music Scholarship: Nico Bucher — $400
        NUC Women’s Scholarship: Robyn Lamb — $1,000

Summer Break
The Men’s group will be taking a break from their Friday games afternoons for July and August.  The games will resume on September 13th at 1 pm in the Church Hall and will continue on the 2nd & 4th Friday of each month. Have a great summer!

*Church Business Parking on Silica Street*
The City of Nelson has advised us to issue Parking Passes to those who park in the Church Business Parking on Silica Street on Mondays to Saturdays between 9 am to 5 pm.  The bylaw officer will ticket anyone parking in these spots that do not have a Parking Pass.  Please see Lois in the church office to receive a Parking Pass.

Hearing Loop Installation
The Sanctuary’s main floor Hearing Loop is up and running and folks are reporting success with the system. If you find yourself having problems getting your hearing aids to connect with the Hearing Loop, please check with your Hearing Aid provider to make sure your hearing aids have a t-coil and are set up correctly.

NUC Account at Bottle Depot We have an account set up at the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot and Recycling Centre.A reminder that before they start counting your bottles and cans, let them know they’re for Nelson United Church or they’ll give you cash if you don’t.Every little bit helps – thanks, everyone!

Looking for Ushers We are looking for someone to join the Ushering Team. Would you be able to spend a bit of time before the service, once every 5 months or so, welcoming folks and giving out bulletins? Please let me, or Lois in the office, know if you would like to volunteer in this way. Thanks – Donna Strongman

Communion Bread Makers
If you are interested in taking a turn making bread forCommunion please contact Lynne Busby.

Chair Yoga with Instructor, Clement: Chair Yoga will be at 8:30 am on Mondays and Thursdays at the Seniors’ Centre on Vernon Street.

Important Reminder Regarding our Prayer List Whenever adding a person’s name to our prayer list, please be respectful of that person’s privacy and Check with them or their family to make sure they want to be on the prayer list. Do not share their personal health information unless they say it is ok to share it. Please contact the office to ensure all details are correct and the name is added to the bulletin. Thank you for being a community full of love and compassion.

Gifts with Vision Catalogue Searching for new and meaningful gift ideas this year? You will find something for everyone on your list in the “Gifts with Vision”, the United Church’s giving catalogue. The catalogues are available in the Narthex or online:

We Know That You Are Out there The Pastoral Care Team is looking for people to help support the 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.

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 readNelson United Church is one of 200 Affirming Ministries in the United Church of Canada. In the coming weeks, our worship bulletin will contain terms and definitions to help us stay up-to-date with the constantly changing gender and sexuality language.

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 200 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.

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