For the Week of October 21

Published on Oct 19th, 2018 by Webminister | 0

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
      World Food Day  
“Seeds of Sovereignty”

Sunday, October 21st
        9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Job 38:1–7, (34–41); Psalm 104:1–9, 24, 35cIsaiah 53:4–12; Psalm 91:9–16Hebrews 5:1–10; Mark 10:35–45
         6:30 pm – Youth Group Meeting in the Fairview Room

Monday, October 22nd   
      7:00 pm – Interfaith Climate Group – Sanctuary

Tuesday, October 23rd
      10:00 am – Book Study Group in Trinity Lounge

Wednesday, October 24th      
       12 noon – Fair Trade Meeting – Trinity Lounge
      1:30 pm – M & P Meeting – Sanctuary

Thursday, October 25th
       7:00 pm – Chancel Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Friday, October 26th  
       1:00 pm – Men’s Group Games Afternoon in the Fairview Room

Saturday, October 27th       
       10:00 am – Blanket Exercise in the Church Hall

Sunday, October 28th
 9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Job 42:1–6, 10–17; Psalm 34:1–8, 19–22)Jeremiah 31:7–9; Psalm 126; Hebrews 7:23–28Mark 10:46–52

  7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer Group – Trinity Lounge

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For the Children
Sunday school resumes each Sunday except for the 
Intergenerational Sunday

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 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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Today’s World Food Day Worship Service 
was put together on behalf of The United Church of Canada by Margaret Tusz-King who lives in Sackville, New Brunswick, and works with Open Sky Co-operative, a social enterprise that improves the lives of adults facing barriers due to social, developmental, or mental health challenges through organic farming, life skills development, and social supports.

Blanket Exercise: Reconciliation Through Education and Understanding
The Blanket Exercise program is a unique, participatory history lesson about the relationship between 1st Nations and settlers – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. We are holding the Blanket Exercise October 27th, from 10 to 3. Elders from CoINS—Circle of Indigenous Nations in the W. Kootenay region—will lead the Exercise. We can only accommodate 25 people, so if you would like to attend—lunch, coffee/tea and snacks freely available—you need to let Lois know by Wednesday, October 24th; by email: or phone: 250-352-2822.

Today’s Guests
A warm, grateful welcome to Isabel McAleer, singing a solo calling us to worship and to Marya Skrypicjazko, Executive Director of the Nelson Community Food Centre (Nelson Food Cupboard) offering her thoughts and wisdom as our guest speaker.

Thank You …
            To all who attended John’s Farewell party.  It was a wonderful gathering and a great send-off for John. (Great food too!) 
           To Linn Murray for his excellent youth leadership at Kootenay Presbytery last weekend.
           To the women of the UCW for providing lovely receptions in memory of Freddie Walgren and Elaine Balahura.

Wanna Buy a Pie?
The Caritas group has resurrected the apple pie-making tradition, started many years ago.  We have a limited number of frozen pies available for sale at $12 each.  If you wish to purchase, please contact Leah Gray to arrange for pick-up.  Special thanks to all those dedicated Caritas women who spent several hours putting these delicious desserts together.

Come Sing With Us
Chancel Choir rehearses Thursday nights in the Sanctuary at 7:00 pm beginning Thursday, September 20th.  All are welcome to come sing with us!

Youth Group
We are happy to be starting our Youth Group back up again, with a few changes: We will now meet on SUNDAYS 6:30-8:30 pm, on Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 2 & Dec. 16.  Also changing – we will start and end our meetings upstairs in the Fairview Room, so please use the parking lot entrance.  All Youth in Grades 6-12 are welcome to join for games, snacks, friendship and meaningful conversation. More info: or or talk to Robin.  

Nelson United Church Men’s Club
Annual Fabulous Fowl Supper
Saturday, November 3rd at 5:30 pm
(doors open at 5:00 pm)

Ticket prices remain at $15 with children under 10 years old free and are available after worship or in the church office.  Come for delicious turkey with all the trimmings, wonderful homemade pies, and lively conversation.  As we usually sell out quickly for this event, we suggest you get your tickets early!

Art Silent Auction
The Admin. Team is considering the possibility of having an art auction as a fundraiser.  If you have any items (paintings, quilts, anything arty) that you would be willing to donate, please let Leah Gray or Elaine Henderson know.  If there is enough interest, we will go ahead with this plan, likely early spring.

Piano Donors Recognition…
The Admin Team has had a request that we post and acknowledge the congregational members that donated to the Grand Piano fundraising effort.  Keeping in mind that it would be too expensive to do a bronze casting of all the names (there are many), how shall we do this?  We’d love to hear from you if you have an idea for a special “Piano Donations” display.  Please pass your good idea on to any one of the Admin Team members (Lois Berg, David Boyd, Leah Gray or Elaine Henderson).

Recorder Ensemble
Spirit Winds Recorder Ensemble is starting rehearsals for a new session, so now is the time to join! Talk to Robin Murray.

Book Study Group
The mid-morning Book Study group will start again mid-September. Our focus will be The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu and will be 7 one hour sessions on Wed. mornings at 10 am at NUC. If you would like to join us please leave your name at the church office or contact Doug Scott for more information as we must order the books fairly soon. We are open to providing transportation to the sessions if that is a consideration. Our goal: fellowship and fostering community within the broader church community. 

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

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

Men’s Game Time
Every second and fourth Friday of the month Joe Woodward and other Men will gather at 1:00 pm in the Fairview Room to play any variety of games like UNO, Cribbage, Crokinole. Come and join us

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 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 the first Monday of each month at 1:30 pm.


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