YouTube Videos Worship Services – April 24 – in person worship services)
To watch online, you will need to go to YouTube and google “Spirit West United Church”.
This action will bring you to the Spirit West United Church YouTube page. There you will see all of our services that have been posted to YouTube.
Sunday, April 24, 2022 – The Second Sunday of Easter – Earth Day
What might people in our community learn about God from the witness of our lives,– and the life of our church?
Easter is about change,– not just in Jesus, but in us. As Easter people, we live with mystery, and are transformed. For the Season of Easter, we will be reading about the life of the early church from the Book of Acts.
• Acts 5:27-32 (The apostles before the Council)
This passage describes the growing tension between the apostles and the religious authorities. The apostles have been arrested for preaching about Jesus in the Temple. You may want to start the reading from verse 12, which records the arrest of the apostles the day before today’s setting.
• John 20:19-31 (Jesus appears to the disciples)
This week’s Gospel passage begins on the evening of the first Easter Sunday. The disciples receive the Holy Spirit (similar to the Pentecost story from Acts 2, which is set on the 50th day after the first Easter).
You may want to start reading from the start of Chapter 20 (last Sunday’s reading), with Mary Magdalene as the first witness to the empty tomb. Most biblical scholars agree that Chapter 20 was the original ending of John’s Gospel, with Chapter 21 added later, as an epilogue.
SPIRIT WEST PRAYER CHAIN
Prayer is important. We know that people face challenges and difficulties and we cannot forget them. Our Prayer Chain continues to be active. If you have a prayer request, please send it to email@example.com. These requests will be shared regularly with the prayer chain and may form part of the Prayers of the People in our Sunday Worship.
Please remember to have people removed from the prayer chain if the prayers are no longer needed.
YOUR BOTTLES FOR THE CHURCH
You may have bottles piling up for recycling. You can bring them to the church (or you can call for pick up). If you want to bring your bottles (and any other recyclable beverage containers) in during our office hours and put them directly in the Bottle Shed (by the garage), give us a call, and we can have the shed open for you. All money raised from the return of bottles goes towards paying down the principal and interest on our mortgage.
We can now accept donations by eTransfer. The contact name for the eTransfer is Spirit West United Church, and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org . If you include a security question with your eTransfer, please notify Norma at the church office by phone or email.
- And remember that if you are not on PAR(Pre-Authorized Remittance), you can also mail in cheques to the church office (Spirit West United Church, 7003 – 199 St. NW Edmonton, AB T5T 3A8, include your envelope number if you have one.)
- The church office is open and you can drop off your offering/donation in the offering plate just inside the front doors.
- You can also donate online by checking out the online donation option on our website spiritwest.org and click on the Donate tab in the navigation bar.
SPIRIT WEST ONLINE!
Facebook: Spirit West United Church and Friends of Spirit West Outreach
YouTube: Spirt West United Church, Edmonton
The Spirit West Church office is open.
- Stuart => 9:30am to 2:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday
- Norma => Noon to 5:00pm, Monday to Thursday
Spirit West United Church
7003 - 199st.NW Edmonton, AB T5T 3A8
phone: (780) 481-1406