Both Larry and Bonnie C. are on vacation; Edina T. and Margaret B. will lead our worship service this Sunday. Edina’s reflection will incorporate many of our familiar hymns, ably lead by Margaret.
KIDS IN CHURCH (yes please)
Although the Sunday School Program is over until the fall, kids are still part of the church. Now some kids (and some adults) find sitting for a hour a challenge. I hope that the Sunday Services during the summer will be varied enough to keep everyone interested. However, we will also have available Activity Packs at the welcome table. These maroon cases contain paper, pencils, stickers, puzzles and colouring pages which can be explored either in the sanctuary or the lounge.
(Remember Matthew 19:14, Mark 10: 14 and Luke 18:16)
REMITS - voting results for Remits 1 to 4
All four remits were approved by a majority of the 84 voting presbyteries and 2136 voting pastoral charges of the United Church.
Remit 1: Three Council Model
Presbyteries: Yes: 74 No: 7
Pastoral Charges: Yes: 1672 No: 222 (We voted Yes)
Remit 2: Elimination of Transfer and Settlement
Presbyteries: Yes: 74 No: 7
Pastoral Charges: Yes: 1792 No: 89 (We voted Yes)
Remit 3: Office of Vocation
Presbyteries: Yes: 69 No: 12
Pastoral Charges: Yes: 1681 No: 190 (We voted Yes)
Remit 4: Funding a New Model
Presbyteries: Yes: 70 No: 12
Pastoral Charges: Yes: 1472 No: 398 (We voted No)
KEEP THE DATES – THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 AND FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
Spirit West Community Garage Sale: Please start collecting items now and donate them to the church tables. Donations for the church table will be accepted and stored at the church starting Aug 2nd. All items except clothing are very welcome. If you are unable to bring items to the church yourself, call the office at 780-481-1406 to make arrangements for pick-up. Proceeds will be split between buying much needed appliances for the church and paying down the mortgage. We will need volunteers to help set up and price items on Tues, Aug. 15; work sales and cash on Aug. 17 & 18 and take down and cleanup on Aug. 18 from 8 to 9 pm. Signup sheets are available on the table outside the office today.
There is now a Spirit West Prayer Circle. We gather at the church on Thursday mornings at 10:30. We share a reading, share our stories or concerns, and pray. There is no “sign-up” for this, just come as you feel the need. If you are interested, join us on Thursdays.
CHALLENGES TO MOBILITY?
Spirit West has a Walker (Evolution Xpresso Lite) that is available for use at the church. The walker can also be borrowed by those whose mobility is temporarily challenged. For more information about the Walker, please contact the Church office (780-481-1406).
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 email@example.com . 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
- 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
Norma for Larry
(Rev.) Larry K. Wright, CD, BA, MDiv
Spirit West United Church