YouTube Videos Worship Services – May 15 – in person worship service
To watch online, you will need to go to YouTube and google “Spirit West United Church”.
This action will bring you to the Spirit West United Church YouTube page.
Sunday, May 15, 2022 – The Fifth Sunday of Easter with the Sacrament of Baptism
God still does new things in our midst. How can we welcome the unfolding story of God’s gracious actions?
Easter is about change,– not just in Jesus, but in us. As Easter people, we live with mystery, and are transformed. These are the readings we will hear this Sunday.
The Revelation to John 21:1-6
The Book of Revelation records the vision of a man named John of Patmos [PAT moss], who was in exile near Asia Minor. The book was probably written around the turn of the First Century, several years after the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, during the reign of the Roman emperor, Domitian. There had been some persecution of Christians under emperors Nero and Caligula. Domitian insisted that he be called “My Lord and My God.” Christians refused to pledge allegiance to him in this way and were punished for their refusal.
The Gospel of John 13:31-35
Chapters 13 to 17 of John’s Gospel are set around the table of the Last Supper, just prior to the arrest of Jesus. They form a series of teachings and prayers for the disciples. This passage is sandwiched between the prediction of betrayal by Judas, and the prediction of Peter’s denial.
Perhaps the past informs the present, but this week’s scripture readings invite us to also imagine how the future informs the present. When we place ourselves in God’s presence, new possibilities for life and service become visible. How do glimpses of God’s new heaven and new earth inspire you to help bring renewal right here, right now?
May 15 – baptism
May 22 – available on-line; no in-person service
May 29 – Easter 7 led by David Faber
June 5 – Pentecost with communion led by Stuart – wear red!
Stuart – May 16 to 30 inclusive
Norma – May 16
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