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Brian T. has just been by and asked me to tell you that Edina is now at the Glenrose, and would really appreciate visitors.
This Sunday – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
This Sunday I am going to be focusing on the reading from the prophet Jeremiah. Usually with Jeremiah, he has a message to remind the people of “house of Judah” and the “house of Israel” how bad they have been, particularly with regard to their relationship with God. In the passage for this Sunday, there is a message of hope. “The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.” “I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts.” Jeremiah goes on to say that it will not be necessary for one to teach another about God, because everyone will know God from the least of them to the greatest. Unfortunately, we do not appear to have got to that point yet. Even with the coming of Jesus, we do not seem to have grasped that intimate awareness of God that Jeremiah describes. We are still working on it.
The readings for Sunday are Jeremiah 31: 27-34 and Luke 18:1-8. The title of the Sermon is “Written on your heart.”
At this service we will be welcoming four young ones into the family of God through the Sacrament of Baptism.
MEN’S BREAKFAST – This Saturday, October 19
This Saturday, at 8:00 am there will be a nice big breakfast of pancakes, sausages, eggs, coffee, tea, or juice, and a few extras to help fill up any man who wants to be there. We don't usually ask you to work for your breakfast so you probably won't wear off breakfast too soon. We do usually ask you to give us $10.00 for the meal. Any surplus funds go towards helping with minor repairs and maintenance around the church. Breakfast is down stairs, just follow the aroma. Hope you are hungry Saturday morning.
TRADITIONAL FALL SUPPER with SILENT AUCTION – Get you tickets now!
October 27 is just over a week away. The plans are in place. The food is organized and there are many wonderful items for the silent auction (more would be great). Now all you have to do buy your tickets and come. Bring friends, bring family, bring your neighbours. There will be tickets available at the church this Sunday, or you can make reservations by calling Norma at the office (780-481-1406, and you can always leave a message) SEE YOU ON SUNDAY, OCT 27 AT 5:00 PM
LADIES GROUP CRAFT NIGHT
The women of Spirit West (and their friends) will be gathering at 7pm on Monday, Nov. 4th at the church for fun and fellowship as they learn to make a Christmas Craft. The cost is $5.00, payable on the craft night. A signup sheet is available on the back table at the church . All women welcome!
TEACHERS FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL 2019-2020 (some dates)
We are still looking for adults who would teach Sunday School on one or more of the following dates: Nov 3, Nov 17and Nov 24. When these three dates are looked after, we will have a Sunday School program every Sunday until the new year. The signup sheet is available at the back of the church.
• Seasonal items are now being collected for the Jasper Place Wellness Center and the Bissell Center – underwear, socks, scarves, mitts, refillable water bottles, hand warmers, etc. These can be left at the “giving tree” (in the sanctuary by the lounge windows) for distribution.
• Bissell Festive Wishlist – Pick up a Bissell Festive Wishlist from the back table, fill a stocking with items from the list or purchase a gift for a child; bring them to church on Dec 15. They will then be delivered to Bissell.
At Spirit West we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion, (or the Lord’s Supper, or the Eucharist) once a month, normally on the first Sunday. Serving communion involves the minister and at least three people from the congregation who assist. We are seeking out those who would like to be Communion Servers. This is not a perpetual commitment. Glenna W. has made up a schedule for the next twelve months (i.e twelve services). You will find it with the other sign-up sheets by the office. You can pick which date(s) you would like to be part of serving team. If you have any questions about the role of a Communion Server, speak to Larry or Glenna.
SPIRIT WEST CHOIR
“Make a joyful noise all the earth. Come to this place with a song!” (VU 820) The Choir rehearse every Thursday at 7:00 pm. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Bonnie C at 780-444-2230 for more information.
Your Favourite Hymn
Do you have a favourite hymn that you’d like to hear included in one of our worship services? Please let Bonnie C. know your choice and she will make sure it is sung within the month.
A 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.
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.
SPIRIT WEST ONLINE!
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- Norma => 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Thursday
- Larry => 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday
(Rev.) Larry K. Wright, CD, BA, MDiv
Spirit West United Church