Larry is on holidays until August 31. He will be back to lead worship on September 2nd.
The readings for Sunday are James 1:17-27 and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23. The title of the Sermon is “What’s Inside?”
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
Although there is no Sunday School during the summer, children are still welcome to be present for worship. To make things a bit easier, activity packs are available each Sunday at the Welcome Table.
SUNDAY SCHOOL WELCOME BACK SUNDAY
Sep 9 will be our Welcome Back Sunday. There will be a program for the children, on Sep 9 and there will be an opportunity to register your children for Sunday School. Sunday School “classes” will start on Sunday, Sep 16. We continue to look for adults who would like to teach or help with Sunday School. Look for a signup sheet at church.
Choir begins Sept. 13 - Newcomers are welcome. Contact Bonnie C at 780-444-2230 for more information.
Ladies Group Welcome Back Social and Meeting - Sept 17 at 7pm, in the sanctuary. Mexican theme! Food provided by the executive. All women welcome! A sign-up sheet is on the table by the office.
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
THE “BASIS OF UNION” LECTIONARY coming soon!
In 1925, representatives of the churches that came together to form the United Church of Canada signed “The Basis of Union.” This document outlines the beliefs that would be the basis of the understanding of God and the church in the “new” United Church of Canada. There are 20 articles of faith in the Basis of Union. Starting this fall these articles will form the focus around which our worship services will be built. On Sunday, September 9 we will start with Article I – Of God. I will continue through the articles Sunday by Sunday, with breaks for major seasons like Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter.
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!
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 => 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Thursday
- Larry => 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday
Norma for Larry
(Rev.) Larry K. Wright, CD, BA, MDiv
Spirit West United Church