The service to remember Beryl Currie is at 1:00 pm on Saturday (Oct 7) at the church.
This SUNDAY – October 8 – Thanksgiving Sunday
This Sunday is Thanksgiving. I know it may be somewhat obvious, but I will say it anyway. Thanksgiving or giving thanks is entirely dependent upon someone else. You cannot give thanks until you have been given something. It is an activity, an action, that points out our interdependence as human beings and as part of God’s creation.
The readings for Sunday are Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 and Luke 17:11-19. The Time for All Ages is called “Thanks-giving-thanks.” I have titled the sermon, with very little imagination “Thanks” “Giving.”
Those of you who were here last Sunday found that there was no Sunday School because we did not have a teacher, There will be a teacher this Sunday. Our much-loved Sunday School program will go ahead. So come on out, there is something for the whole family!
AED (Automated External Defribrillator) TRAINING – Sunday, Oct 15
As many of you may have noticed, the church now has an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Unit mounted outside the washroom on the main floor. These units allow for an immediate response in situations where someone is in cardiac arrest. Although the AED can “talk” a user through its use, it is advisable for some members of the congregation to be familiar with the operation of the unit before it is needed. We are arranging with 4 Point Safety and Training to provide the necessary training course. The training can be completed in an afternoon, will take place in the afternoon of Sunday, October 15. The “trainees” will have lunch at the church and then course will start around 1:30 pm. If you are interested in taking the training and will be able to attend the course on October 15 please put your name on the sign-up sheet by the church office or phone the church.
MEXICAN FIESTA AND SILENT AUCTION – Sunday, October 22
Mark your calendar for the Spirit West Mexican Fiesta and Silent Auction. Come and enjoy a great supper and get some great deals on the wonderful items in the Silent Auction. Doors open at 5:00, with Supper at 5:30. Tickets are available at the church. Or call the church office to make reservations. See you there!
EMPTY JELLY JARS
When you finish enjoying your Spirit West Crabapple Jelly and the jar is empty, would you please return the empty jar to the church. The jars are expensive and reusable, so can be sterilized and reused for next year’s batch of Spirit West Crabapple Jelly!
There is now a Spirit West Prayer Circle. We gather at the church on Thursday mornings at 10:30. We share a reading, share our stories or concerns, and pray. There is no “sign-up” for this, just come as you feel the need. If you are interested, join us on Thursdays.
CHALLENGES TO MOBILITY?
Spirit West has a Walker (Evolution Xpresso Lite) that is available for use at the church. The walker can also be borrowed by those whose mobility is temporarily challenged. For more information about the Walker, please contact the Church office (780-481-1406).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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