MORNING MESSENGER

(403)782-3148, Fax (403)782-4220
www.lacombeunitedchurch.ca
E- Mail: bergwood@telus.net
For The Week of May 15th, 2016

Ministers: Pastor Marco Ste-Marie & Rev. Ross Smillie

Office hours are Tues. Wed. & Fri from 9 a.m. till Noon


Welcome: A warm welcome is extended to all who worship with us this morning. Following the service, join us for coffee and fellowship in the C.E. auditorium. Today is May Birthday celebration day. If you have a birthday in May please join the designated birthday table. Thanks to the Fruitcake Ladies!!


Just in Case you were wondering, there is a nursery downstairs for use during the church service. A speaker system allows you to listen to the service. For first time users, feel free to ask an usher for assistance in locating the nursery.


Upcoming Services:

  • May 22 - Victoria Day long weekend
  • May 29 - guest from Shalom Counseling Centre

Fort McMurray Relief Donations: The United Church's Alberta and Northwest Conference has set up a relief fund to support the efforts that the church in Fort McMurray will need to make once the evacuation is over. Donations can be made through our church office or directly to Alberta and Northwest Conference, 9911-48 Avenue NW, EDMONTON, AB T6E 5V6. Please make sure that donations are clearly designated for Fort McMurray.


Macaroni and Cheese Luncheon for a Cause presented by GrammaLink-Africa, Wednesday May 18 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM at Gaetz United Church 4758 Ross Street. Home-made macaroni and cheese, buns, coleslaw, goodies, coffee and tea. Eat in or take out & $15.00 for a delicious lunch. Tickets at the door. Cash, visa and MasterCard accepted. All proceeds donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African Grandmothers raising grandchildren orphaned by HIV/AIDS. For further information contact Faye 403-343-1881.


Lacombe FCSS is looking for donations of tea cups & saucers. These cups & saucers will be used and given out to local seniors at our June Seniors Tea." Please drop off at the Lacombe FCSS Office located upstairs in the LMC during office hours, Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Closed for Lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 pm)


Scott Woods Concert: May 26, 7 pm at Sunnybrook United Church 12 Stanton Street Red Deer. Fancy Fiddle tunes, traditional country and gospel songs, inspirational stories, sensational step dancing. Advance tickets available at Sunnybrook United Church office. Call 403-347-6073 $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for children 5-12 years children, under 5 free. An uplifting live show celebrating the magic of the fiddle. Proceeds support programs at Sunnybrook Church. For further information phone 403-347-6073


Better World's Benefit Concert - Saturday, May 28, 7:30 pm at St. Andrew's United Church, tickets $20 at the door. The concert will be featuring Nicole Brooks, soprano and & Dr. Cheryl Cooney, pianist. For more details see the poster in the CE auditorium.


Naramata Centre - Did you know that the Naramata Centre (a United Church retreat centre on Lake Okanagon) has reopened and taking registrations for this summer? There are a variety of programs on offer, or you can stay at the Centre and enjoy the fantastic location and community. For more information check out their websitewww.naramatacentresociety.org


United Church Observer - Did you know that the United Church magazine is the second oldest continuously published magazine in the English speaking world? For a limited time only, the Observer is available free to new subscribers for one year. If you haven't received it, now is a chance to try it out. And if you decide to renew, it is only $25 per year. Just contact the church office to indicate your interest.


News from the Financial Committee:

Year to date to end of April:
Income: $97,338.00
Expenses: $114,099.37
Deficit to end of April -$16,761.37


Proceeds from the Dutch Canadian Choir: $2,555.00 split between the FRoG Group and the fundraisers for St. Andrew's was $1,277.50 Proceeds from the special offering for the Women's Outreach was $600.85. Thank you for your support of these special events. Donnie Tafts and Ko Bruning


Worship Team needs your help. We need a person to coordinate finding a hymn leader for each Sunday in the summer and find special music once a month for four months (June-September). We will provide names, just need someone to call and organize. Contact Shelley-May 403-782-5966. Thanks.


"Ongoing Programs and Opportunities at St. Andrew's"

There is a nursery downstairs for the use of anyone who wishes to use it

Prayer Shawl: meets every 2nd and 4th Monday in the Parlor starting at 1:30 p.m. Newcomers are welcome! Contact Janet Tack 403-782-3802 or Doris Thesenvitz 403-782-7063

Healing Team offers sessions first and third Mondays of each month, with sessions at 7:15 and 8:15 pm. For appointments or information, please contact Pat Crozier (403-782-7243)or Roberta Dyck (403-307-3811).

Hard of Hearing? FM Headphones and Neckloops (devices that will boost hearing aids) are available from the A/V desk at the back of the church.

Volunteer Link: Our V-Link coordinators: Madeline Hendrickson (403-789-4323) and Winnie Chesney-Settle (403-348-9777). If you are interested in volunteering or want to find out about Volunteer Link give them a call. If you need a volunteer please call Sheila Chapman (403-786-0110) Mon. Tues. Thurs. or Fri. between 10 AM -12 Noon.

Congregational Life Committee wwould like to know of any 90th or 95th birthdays or any 50th or 60th wedding anniversaries. Thank you! Janet Tack, Isabelle Haefliger.

Prayer Line: We have a Prayer Ministry at St. Andrew's United Church called the Prayer Line. All information is treated as confidential. We welcome anyone to contact us if you have a prayer request. You can contact the coordinator, Madeline Hendrickson at 403-789-4323.


Parking Reminders!

  • Please leave the area directly in front of the church on the northside of the street for congregants who have difficulty with mobility.
  • Please do not park by the elevator entrance to the church as this is a Loading Zone for handicapped people.
  • Please make sure that you do not park in front of the driveway to the east of the church.
Thank you!