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Sunday, June 19, 2022 – Sunday School Recognition and Year-end Picnic – Father’s Day
Where do you find the comforting, empowering voice of God? What gives you strength to do God’s work?
These are the readings we will hear this Sunday, the Second Sunday in the Season after Pentecost (also known as Ordinary Time, or Proper Sundays).
• First Kings 19:1-15 (Elijah hides from God)
This reading is set during the reign of King Ahab [Ā habb], who ruled Israel in the 9th Century BC. According to First Kings 16, Ahab “did evil in the sight of the Lord more than all who were before him.” His wife, Jezebel, encouraged the worship of the foreign god, Ba’al [BAY ell].
The prophet Elijah [ee LIE juh], speaking for God, was the primary adversary of Ahab and Jezebel. In a contest of faith just prior to today’s passage, Elijah defeated 450 prophets of Ba’al.
In Jewish tradition, Elijah is considered second only to Moses in importance. The work of a biblical prophet was to discern what God was saying and speak that word to the people,– sometimes in dramatic action, sometimes in the transformation of ordinary everyday things.
• Luke 9:18-20 (Peter’s Confession)
Today’s Gospel reading takes place in the region of Galilee, at about the midpoint of Luke’s Gospel, after Jesus feeds a multitude. (Note: the Lectionary suggested Luke 8:26-39.)
The readings today invite us to wonder about God’s power to save at work among us, even when we cannot perceive it. God’s presence and care inform our own ministry as courageous and faithful agents of God’s powerful love.
Each of us encounters fear-filled moments of insecurity or risk that halt us from living courageously and faithfully in God’s ways; at times we may wonder if this journey is worth the effort. When we ask for truth and power to see the way forward, God responds.
Tuesday, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Check out www.canada.ca for details (https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/celebrate-canada/indigenous-peoples-day.html).
This will also be my last Sunday service with you (although I will be available for the rest of the month). The year has gone by quickly! Blessings and prayers as you prepare to welcome Eli and family into your midst!
June 19 – Father’s Day and Sunday School Recognition led by Stuart; service will be followed by our annual picnic
June 26 – led by David Faber
July 3 – Canada Day – no service
CHURCH PICNIC – June 19 after the worship service.
Outside, weather permitting, otherwise in the sanctuary!
Come for Food, Games, Fellowship, Fun! Everyone welcome! Please bring a lawn chair, if possible.
Free will donations will be gratefully accepted to help cover the cost
WE NEED – a COMPUTER!
The computer that the Treasurer and Envelope Secretary uses is very old and still running on Windows XP! The software that we use is no longer supported on an XP platform so that we are unable to perform critical updates.
Therefore we are asking that, if anyone has a laptop computer running Windows 10 that they are no longer using, we would really appreciate having it donated to the church.
If someone is aware of an agency that donates computers to churches, please send the information to Norma at the church.
Donations for a new computer would also be greatly appreciated.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com . 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.
- Stuart => 9:30am to 2:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday
- Norma => Noon to 5:00pm, Monday to Thursday
Spirit West United Church
7003 - 199st.NW Edmonton, AB T5T 3A8
phone: (780) 481-1406