At Spirit West this Sunday, the Second after Pentecost, the focus will be on the ReCall to Ministry. This Sunday is also the Sunday when Alberta and Northwest Conference of the United Church of Canada will be ordaining and commissioning new ministers for the church at a special Celebration of Ministry service at McDougall United Church. At the McDougall Service, the Conference will also be welcoming ministers from other denominations who wish to continue their ministry within the United Church of Canada. This weekend will also be the occasion of the Minster ReCall, a two day program for ministers in the Conference to connect with their colleagues and attend presentations by three theologians (but no business or reports, and no workshops, working groups, table groups or focus groups) The Conference has encouraged congregations to pick up on the theme of ReCall to Ministry in their own worship services this Sunday. What is “ministry” in the church. What role do the “ministers” play in this ministry and what role do you play. Can you recall your call to the church and the ways in which you have responded to that call. The readings for Sunday are Jeremiah 1:4-9 and John 13:2-17. In the Time for All Ages the question will be asked “What DOES a Minister do?.” The Sermon will focus on “ReCall to Ministry”
SUNDAY SCHOOL CELEBRATION AND BBQ – Sunday, June 12
Alas, the Sunday School year is coming to an end. Celebration of this event will occur on June 12th. During the church service there will be recognition given to all the students that have attended Sunday School this year. We will also recognize the wonderful teachers and their leadership. After the service there will be a PICNIC outside, weather permitting, or inside if the weather is bad. There will be a yummy BBQ and lots of games. Please plan on joining us for fabulous fun and food. (donations will be gratefully appreciated.)
Free Drop-In Bike Safety Program – Wednesday, June 8
The Glastonbury Community League is offering a Free Drop-In Bike Safety Program which will take place in the Spirit West parking lot on Wednesday, June 8, 4:00-7:00 pm. Free and fun basic bike safety skills are the focus for participants of all ages on 2 wheels or 4 wheels! Children 5 and under require a parent or guardian to attend the program. Families are encouraged to participate. Participants must have their own bikes. A CSA approved helmet is mandatory for participation.
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.
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 office at 780-481-1406 and you will be referred to someone.
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
(Rev.) Larry K. Wright, CD, BA, MDiv
Spirit West United Church