This Sunday is also a bit busy. Next Thursday, June 21 is National Aboriginal Day, and the United Church and other Canadian churches have designated the Sunday before this day as Aboriginal Sunday. Some of the hymns and prayers during the service on Sunday will reflect the gifts of First Nations communities, as the church continues to find ways “to reconcile and make new” the brokenness between “all our relations (Akwe nia’tetewá:neren)” . We will also be honouring our Fathers and the men who have been role models in our lives (hint: this will involve chocolate). With the readings we will be looking at the vision of a new creation in Christ.
The Scripture readings are from the Letters: 2 Corinthians 5: 6-10, 14-17 and from the Gospels: Mark 4: 26-34. During the Time for All Ages I will be looking at “do-overs.” The sermon title is “A New Creation.”
THE Garage Sale IS ON NOW!
The Sale is on now and continues tomorrow. Come out for great bargains on some very nice items.
SUNDAY, JULY 1ST – CANADA DAY
This year July 1st is a Sunday. To mark this significant day in our nation’s history, we will be having a Pancake Breakfast before the Service. The Breakfast will start at 9:00 am.
SPIRIT WEST FALL SUPPER- Needs people
The Spirit West Fall Supper (set by the Board for Sunday, Oct. 2) needs a planning committee. Three people have offered to serve on the committee, but so far there is no chair. So the Fall Dinner committee requires a chair (and other committee members would be great too).
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
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 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Thursday
- Larry => 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Tuesday to Friday
(Rev.) Larry K. Wright, CD, BA, MDiv
Spirit West United Church