Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Celebrating All Saint’s Day
Time change Sunday, November 3rd. Clocks “Fall back
Sunday, November 3rd
9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary. Scripture readings: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 and Psalm 119:137-144; Isaiah 1:10-18 and Psalm 32:1-7; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10
After worship – Energy Efficiency Program Tea and Talk – Hall
Monday, November 4th
2:00 pm – Prayer Shawl Meeting in Trinity Lounge
7:00 pm – Caritas Meeting in Trinity Lounge
Tuesday, November 5th
Wednesday, November 6th
Thursday, November 7th
7:00 pm – Chancel Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
Friday, November 8th
9:00 am – Wrapping Up the Mystery Gifts in the Church Hall
1:00 pm – Men’s Group Games Afternoon in the Church Hall
Saturday, November 9th
Sunday, November 10th
9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary. Scripture readings: Haggai 1:15b-2:9 and Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21 or Psalm 98; Job 19:23-27a and Psalm 17:1-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38
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Sunday School is in session and 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.
It’s an experiment! 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. It has been our tradition for the children to leave their Sunday School classes to join us to receive the bread and juice. By placing Communion at the beginning of worship the children are present for the full communion liturgy, including the breaking and pouring. Following the anthem, story and hymn they will, as usual, go to their classes for discussion and learning.
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.
Scent Free Church
Please remember to refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, aftershaves and all other scented products to church. There are members with allergies to these products which, for some, can result in migraines, nausea, or hives.
Microphones for Announcements
Just a reminder that when making announcements during the worship service, we ask that you use a microphone. This will ensure that everyone will be able to hear your announcement.
Pastoral Care Reminder
This is a reminder to please phone David or Lois in the office as soon as possible when you hear of anyone connected with the church who is sick, in hospital, or has other needs. Also, if you would like David and the Pastoral Care Team to be aware of health issues you are enduring, please do not hesitate to contact David or Lois in the office. It is important that David is informed so he and the Pastoral Care Team can provide pastoral care.
In respect for those who enjoy prayerful and meditative thoughts at the end of our worship gathering, please listen quietly during the Postlude. Thank you.
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The flowers today are in loving memory
and in celebration of
all the Saints in our lives.
Robin Murray is away until Tuesday, November 5th.
Thank You …
To Kathy Baker, Linda-Mae Findlay and Leah Gray for providing goodies for last Sunday’s meeting with Gregg Carlson.
To Mary Ann Morris, Leah Gray, Catherine Rose and Carol Prochaska for writing the prayers of the people in October.
To Ann Corbett and Bev Robertson, Peter and Lynne Busby for ushering in October.
To Jean Elliot, PowerPoint Operator for October.
To Elaine Henderson and Judy Cameron, PowerPoint Preparers for October.
To the Jubilee Unit for providing coffee services in October, and for extra duties last Sunday.
56 Unit is Having a Wrap Party
The UCW’s 56 Unit is once again having a Wrap Party to wrap up those very popular mystery gifts for the Christmas Bazaar. We welcome anyone who wants to help ’wrap things up’ on Friday, November 8th from 9:00 am to about 2:00 pm in the Church Hall. A pizza lunch will be provided for everyone who comes to help with the wrapping.
Three Week Book Discussion Group with
Facilitator: Carol Prochaska
Trinity Lounge on Wednesdays 1 pm to 2 pm
November 27th, December 4th & 11th
Book: “Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death” Author: Richard Holloway
“Radical, joyful and moving, [this book] is an invitation to reconsider life’s greatest mystery by one of the most important and beloved religious leaders of our time.”
If this is for you: Please let Carol or the Church Office know if you’re joining this discussion. Purchase the book (you can order through Otter Books 250-352-3434) and read the first 3 Chapters (58 pages) for November 27th.
To all in the congregation: The Board purchased a book and webinar program by Rev. Dr. John Pentland, who has revitalized Hillhurst United Church in Calgary. His course is based on John 21:1-5: “Try casting your net on the other side of the boat.” is an exciting explanation of their church’s journey in four, 1 1/2 hour videos. The course and book are titled Fishing Tips. The book is available to be borrowed at the church office and you are welcome to view the videos at this link: https://www.united-in-learning.com/index.php/webinars/recordings
Artwork: “Noah’s Way”
Have a look at the latest piece of artwork in the Narthex, titled “Noah’s Way”. This original piece has been donated by one of our members, and it is for sale. The bidding starts at $100. If you are interested in making a bid on this painting, please leave your request with Lois in the office.
Keep the Date
‘Tis the season for Christmas bazaars. Ours will be held in the Church Hall on Saturday, November 16th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Afternoon tea and goodies will be served, all for the low entrance fee of $5. There will be craft tables, a bake table, jewelry sales, and Fair Trade Sales as well. Come for the goodies, come for the fellowship, and bring a friend. All donations of baking for the bake table will be gratefully accepted.
2020 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 2020 church calendar, please speak with Lynne Busby 250-352-3961.
Make a Joyful Noise!
The Chancel Choir has started up again but you can still join! If you love to sing, please come join us in the Sanctuary at 7:00 pm every Thursday. All singers of any talent are welcome.
The Upper Room
The large print issue of The Upper Room daily devotional is available in the Narthex. $2 per issue for this larger issue would be appreciated to help offset our costs.
The newest issue of the United Church of Canada’s Mission & Service magazine, Mandate, is now available in the Narthex.
Youth and Family Ministry Evaluation
The Board is currently undertaking an evaluation of our Youth and Family Ministry. The Rev. Greg Powell of Castlegar United Church has agreed to coordinate this for us. It was announced that we were going to undertake the review last week, but the Board decided to take a longer evaluation period. So, with Linda Mae’s assistance, Greg’s guidance, and David’s support, we will set some things up for mid-September and early October. More announcements will be forthcoming. Thank you.
*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
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: www.giftswithvision.ca
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 read Nelson 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 on the first Monday of each month at 1:30 pm.
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