Larry is away attending his daughter’s wedding in Calgary on Friday. Pray for nice weather for Sarah and Alistair.
Edina will be leading us in worship this Sunday. The emphasis will be is on children.
The readings for Sunday are Genesis 1:24-31 and Mark 10:13-16. In the Sermon Edina will be “celebrating children”.
Church School Picnic
The Church School Picnic will be held this Sunday immediately after the worship service. Come enjoy good food, fellowship and games. The picnic will be held outside, weather permitting so please bring a lawn chair. Everything will be provided. We suggest a donation to recover costs of $5 per person, $15 per family. Hope you can attend!
We have another Messy Church coming up on Saturday, June 20. The theme for this Messy Church is “The Sower and the Seed.” We have a couple of kitchen volunteers and one craft already, but we need more people and ideas. We will have a meeting after church this Sunday in the lounge. (No experience necessary)
I would like to start a membership program for those who wish to join the United Church, and this congregation in particular. 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.
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
There has been another devastating earthquake with aftershocks in Nepal. In response to this tragedy, the United Church of Canada has established a Nepal Earthquake Relief fund. Your donation to Nepal Earthquake Relief will be applied directly to support relief, rehabilitation, and restoration efforts in the country. Here’s how you can donate:
· Online via the United Church of Canada’s secure donation page.
· Phone 416-231-5931 ext. 3050 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 3050 and use your Visa or MasterCard.
· Send a cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to:
o The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit—Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
Please be sure to note “Emergency Response—Nepal Earthquake Relief” on the face of your cheque.
For more information on the United Church’s response go to http://www.united-church.ca/communications/news/response/150427
And please keep the people of Nepal and the relief workers in your prayers.
SPIRIT WEST ONLINE!
Our Website is at www.spiritwest.org . Thanks to our Webmaster: Bonnie S.
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,
Norma for Larry
(Rev.) Larry K. Wright, CD, BA, MDiv
Spirit West United Church