SUNDAY, JULY 1ST – CANADA DAY
This year Canada Day falls on a Sunday, and I am using readings that are specific to Canada Day (actually, one reading is associated with Dominion Day, for those who can remember that far back). Canada is now 151 years old. One of the readings, from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, speak about maturing in wisdom and understanding. It is directed to the followers of Christ in Corinth, but could equally apply to any individual, community or nation. We will be singing part of Psalm 72. It is from this psalm that the motto on the Canadian coat of arms is derived. The Gospel reading is Jesus commandment to love one another. Together they speak to a vision for people or nations of a world of justice and love.
Remember that our Canada Service will be preceded by a Pancake Breakfast starting at 9:00 am. Don D., our breakfast coordinator is looking for a few more volunteers to help set up on Sunday morning. If you can be at the church by 8:00 am to help out please let Don know (780-455-5537).
Work-Bee – July 10th
On Tuesday, July 10th at 9:30 am, Carol C. is organizing a work-bee to clean-up the downstairs kitchen and fridges. This is timely because the Out of School Care group will no longer be renting the space and we hope to attract new renters. Carol is looking for a group of about 10 people for the morning with snacks provided.
SPIRIT WEST FALL SUPPER- Needs people
The Spirit West Fall Supper (set by the Board for Sunday, Oct. 2) needs a planning committee. Three people have offered to serve on the committee, but so far there is no chair. So the Fall Dinner committee requires a chair (and other committee members would be great too).
SECURITY ACCESS CODES
For those of you who regularly access the church after office hours, (choir, ladies’ group, men’s breakfast, hospitality etc.) please ensure that you are using an access code for the alarm system that you have been given by Norma since April. The old access code (1234) is no longer a valid code. If you use it the system will flag you as an intruder, our security service will be notified, people will be called to investigate, and the police may come. Make sure you are using a current code!
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 => summer hours - 9 am to 2 pm, Monday to Thursday
- Larry => 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday
(Rev.) Larry K. Wright, CD, BA, MDiv
Spirit West United Church