YouTube Videos Worship Services – January 30 (no in-person service)
To watch online, you will need to:
- click on this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrJQ5ljHCSPBV3F8TmIhvVA OR
- go to YouTube and google Spirit West United Church.
The service for January 30th will be available early on the morning of January 30.
Sunday, January 30, 2022 – The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
What hard things have you learned about following Jesus? How do these readings shape or transform the way we embody love? How does God prepare us for love?
These are the readings we will hear in this week’s worship service, for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. The word “epiphany” means “revelation” or “manifestation.” The scripture readings for this Season after Epiphany focus on how God is being revealed in the world.
• From the Epistles: First Corinthians 13:1-13 (The greatest of these is love)
Paul’s First Letter to the Church at Corinth addresses some divisions facing the early church. In this passage, Paul responds to news that people had been arguing about whose gifts were more important.
The first half of the reading (v. 1 to 8) is often read at wedding services, but the love of which the apostle Paul writes is not romantic love, but “agape” – altruistic, self-giving love.
Before reading the second section, we need to remember that mirrors of that time were merely polished bits of metal or obsidian, not our high-quality silvered glass.
• From the Gospels: Luke 4:21-30 (Jesus in Nazareth)
Today’s Gospel Lesson takes place after the baptism of Jesus. After forty days in the wilderness, facing temptations, Jesus begins his ministry by reading scripture in his home town of Nazareth. In his interpretation of the reading, he refers to stories about the 9th Century BC Hebrew prophets Elijah (First Kings 17 to Second Kings 2) and Elisha (First Kings 19 to Second Kings 13).
All of the readings this week call us to trust God and practice God’s ways, come what may.
FROM THE PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE *** We Have Found A Minister ***
We have a found a new minister. We will have a congregational meeting on February 15, 2022. The meeting will be on Zoom. We will have an information and question period and then vote on the potential candidate. The ZOOM invitation will be sent to you on February We hope to see you all there.
2022 OFFERING ENVELOPES
For those of you who use the offering envelopes, they are now available at the church. You can come pick them up during office hours. Or, if you prefer, we can have yours delivered or mailed to you. Just let me know!
2021 TAX RECEIPTS
The 2021 tax receipts are now available at the church. You can come pick them up during office hours (I suggest you call me first 780-481-1406). Or, if you prefer, we can have yours delivered or mailed to you. Just let me know!
SPIRIT WEST PRAYER CHAIN
Prayer is important. We know that people still face challenges and difficulties not related to Covid-19, 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 remains 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