Last Sunday was about “Call.” This Sunday we will be looking at “Response.” Once we have discerned that we have been called by God, in whatever way that call has been received, what is our response? Do we answer the call? And what if the call is a call to action? It is at this point that we sometimes run into difficulties. The “call” may come as a recognition of something that needs to be done in our world, perhaps some sort of social action. We recognize that there is a need, and we say to ourselves, “Somebody should do something about that!” We think that in reality, “anybody could do something…” But in the end we find that, “nobody would…” Sometimes we need to remember that to God we are somebody.
The Scripture readings are 1 Samuel 3: 1-10 and Mark 2: 23 – 3:6 The title of my talk in the Time for All Ages is “Did you hear me?” and the title of the sermon is “What’s your answer?”
At this service we will be celebrating Holy Communion.
CONFIRMATION / CHURCH MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
Lil K. and I will be offering a Confirmation/Church Membership Program for those who are interested in Confirmation or those who have been confirmed elsewhere and would like to continue their faith journey within of the United Church of Canada as members of Spirit West United Church. The classes are also open to anyone who would like a “tune up” or are curious. The second session will take place after church this Sunday. Lunch will be provided for participants.
the stations of the RESURRECTION Bible Study – Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
We are continuing the Easter Bible Study. Using the book the stations of the RESURRECTION, written by a Methodist minister from London, we will reflect on eight Gospel stories of encounters with the Risen Christ, from the empty tomb to the ascension. Our next and last session will be on Wednesday, June 7 We will be looking at the significance of the Stations of the Resurrection for the disciples and for us. There are three readings: John 14: 1-4, 15-19, Acts 2: 1-12, and Revelation 22: 12-21.
LADIES’ GROUP SUPPER AND MEETING
The Spirit West Ladies’ Group will be having their annual meeting and Potluck Supper on Monday, June 4th at 6:00 pm in the Lower Hall. There is a sign-up sheet for attendance at the church as well as a sign-up for the food needed for the dinner. Not everyone who attends needs to bring food, sign up to bring food if you are able. And bring your favourite main-course recipe. Looking forward to fun and fellowship!
Garage Sale – June 14 & 15
While you are spring cleaning, please save household goods, toys, books, tools, etc. for our Annual Garage Sale. Donations are now being accepted at the church. The income from the sale of donated items goes to the church. You can also rent a table for your own sales, with the rental fee going to the church. Call the church office for information.
Outreach at Spirit West
Seasonal items are being collected for the Jasper Place Wellness Centre and the Bissell Centre. We are looking for hats, sun glasses, refillable water bottles and bug spray. These can be left at the Giving Tree by the lounge windows
A NEW WAY TO CONTRIBUTE FINANCIALLY
You don’t have offering envelopes, you are not on PAR, and you don’t get to church as often as you would like, but you want to make a financial contribution to work of Spirit West, and receive a tax receipt. Now you can! Check out the online donation option on our website spiritwest.org and click on the Donate tab in the navigation bar. It was suggested at a Board Meeting that everyone give the donate button a try (just to make sure it works, of course)
RIDE TO CHURCH?
From time to time we encounter people who would like to come to church at Spirit West, but are unable to because they do not have means of transportation. Can you give a ride? If you would be willing to make yourself available to provide a ride to church please call the church office. Do you need a ride? Would you like to come to church at Spirit West, but are unable to because you have no ride, please call the church office. (780-481-1406)
Spirit West Prayer Chain
The Spirit West Prayer Chain is a group of people who have committed to continue our prayers of concern from Sunday through the week. To be part of this ministry, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also email a request for prayer to the same email address. If you would prefer to talk to someone, you can call the church or call Edina T. at 780-481-3508
SPIRIT WEST ONLINE!
Our Website is at www.spiritwest.org .
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/SpirtWestUnitedChurch
- Norma => 11 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Thursday
- Larry => 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Tuesday to Friday
(Rev.) Larry K. Wright, CD, BA, MDiv
Spirit West United Church