There is a lot going on this Sunday. At the heart of it is our regular Sunday service. A confirmation resource booklet that was used by my father when he joined the United Church in the 1950s describes the Sunday worship service as a your weekly appointment with the divine, not lightly to be missed. At this Sunday service we will be looking at leadership and power, and what those concepts mean or should mean in the Church. The Scripture readings are 1 Samuel 8: 4-11, 16-20 and Mark 5: 20-35 The title of the sermon is “We have the power!”
During the Time for All Ages on Sunday we will be honouring the work of the Sunday School as our regular Sunday School classes come to an end for the season. If you, or members of you family, have been part of the Sunday School during the past year as teachers or as students please join us on Sunday. And after the service we will be joining together for a BBQ. There will be lots of food and games. The weather forecast looks a bit iffy for Sunday, but we hope that the BBQ can be outside. So, be optimistic and bring your lawn chairs!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
Sunday is also the 93rd Anniversary of the formation of the United Church of Canada. Our denomination came in to being on June 10th, 1925 at the Mutual Street Arena in Toronto. The Methodist Church in Canada, the churches of the Congregation Union, the Local Union churches of Western Canada and two thirds of the Presbyterian Church in Canada came together to establish a new Christian community called the United Church of Canada.
At the BBQ after church on Sunday there will be cake!
Garage Sale – June 14 & 15
While you are spring cleaning, please save household goods, toys, books, tools, etc. for our Annual Garage Sale. Donations are now being accepted at the church. The income from the sale of donated items goes to the church. You can also rent a table for your own sales, with the rental fee going to the church. Call the church office for information. WE REALLY NEED VOLUNTEERS ON TUESDAY TO HELP SET OUT AND PRICE THE DONATED ITEMS. WE ALSO NEED PEOPLE TO HELP OUT DURING THE SALE FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON ON. Check the Sign-up sheets at the Church or call the Church office.
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. 21, 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 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
- 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