YouTube Videos Worship Services – July 31 – in person worship service
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Sunday, July 31, 2022 – the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Come meet me on the porch on Saturday – I’m planning to spend the day on the church porch and I hope some of you drop by while you are out on errands, or just make a point to come around between 10-5 Saturday. I hope to hear what you love most about Spirit West, and what you hope for the most for Spirit West – but don’t worry about having answers, just drop by to say hello.
For Sunday, we celebrate the 188th anniversary of Emancipation on Monday. The last of the slaves in the British Empire, including Canada at that time, were freed less than 200 years ago. This Sunday our scriptures talk about greed, and I can’t help but see the connection between greed and slave-owning, and how we continue a journey towards recognizing the full image of Christ in each other.
As I am considering the topic of greed, the idea of the difference between a million and a billion came up for me. Many of us can sort of imagine a million dollars by considering property, retirement savings or life insurance, and think of a billion as just a little big more. Consider this – a million seconds is about 12 days. A billion seconds is about 32 YEARS.
For the time with children, I found the book The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister in the minister’s office, and I enjoyed it so much I’d like to share it with you.
(Rev) Eli Carter-Morgan (they/them)
Proud to share the land through Treaty 6
GARAGE SALE – Save the Date – September 24
We will be holding our first garage sale, since the pandemic, on September 24! Start saving your items now and bring them to the church during the week before the sale. Please save plastic and paper bags too. We will be looking for volunteers to help run the sale soon. More information will be available soon.
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 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 of the answer.
- 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 or place it in the mailbox.
- 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.
- Norma => Noon to 5:00pm, Monday to Thursday
Spirit West United Church
7003 - 199st.NW Edmonton, AB T5T 3A8
phone: (780) 481-1406