Larry is on vacation for one more week, returning to lead us in worship on August 2. Anne will be leading the service this Sunday. The service is called “Make a Joyful Noise” and will be a celebration of music and the Bible. Bonnie Cannam will give a presentation entitled “Heavenly Music”. Glenn Petit will give a presentation called "The Eternal Song". This will be a short presentation of how music is used in the Church from the remote past to present day. It will include Gregorian Chant melody, Modes, Troubadours, the later middle ages, Handel`s Messiah. Glenn will play “Hallelujah Chorus” and present day “That Old-Time Religion”.
The readings for Sunday are From the Writings: Isaiah 49:13-18; From the Psalms: Psalm 100 Refrain 2, VU 824 and From the Gospel: Luke 15: 21-32.
Community Garage Sale – to be held in the sanctuary on Fri, Aug. 21, noon to 7pm and Sat, Aug. 22 from 9am to 3pm. Tables can now be booked for $30.00 for two days or you can donate items to the church table. Donations for the church table will be accepted starting Aug. 4th. All items except clothing are very welcome. All proceeds to go to paying down the mortgage.
Church Membership Program in September
I have heard from a few people who are interested. What I am thinking of is a program of four or five sessions that would be held immediately after the Sunday service in September/October. We would learn over lunch. If you are already a member of the United Church (or Presbyterian or similar), but your membership is with another congregation, your membership can be transferred by certificate. In other circumstances you become a member by profession of faith or confirmation. If you are interested, or just have questions, please give me a call.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Our Prayer Shawl Supply coordinator is Bonnie C. So now, what is needed is knitters/crocheters who will make the prayer shawls. Basic knitting skills are all that is required We have some wool, knitting needles and a basic pattern available. If you are interested contact me or Bonnie C. For those of you unfamiliar with Prayer Shawl Ministries, it is a program where hand knit shawls, are given to people in hospital with the prayers of our church. The shawl provides a tangible reminder of the church’s and God’s presence with the person in hospital.
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 Shannon F. at 780-481-5262, Marian T. at 780-487-2851 or Bonnie C. at 780-444-2230.
SPIRIT WEST ONLINE!
Our Website is at www.spiritwest.org .
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/SpirtWestUnitedChurch
- Monday to Friday 9:30 – 2:30
- Norma => 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday to Thursday
- Larry => 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Tuesday to Friday
See you Sunday,
(Rev.) Larry K. Wright, CD, BA, MDiv
Spirit West United Church