MORNING MESSENGER

(403)782-3148, Fax (403)782-4220
www.lacombeunitedchurch.ca
E- Mail: bergwood@telus.net
For The Week of August 17th, 2014

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

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 auditorium.


Vacation Bible School children's summer program, Monday August 18 to Thursday August 21 Mornings only. To register or if interested in helping out, please contact Kim or Monique Mickelson 403-782-2483.


St. Andrew's is producing a new photo directory. Please follow through with your pictures on September 26th and 27th. Please call Janet Tack at (403) 782-3802; Mary Solick at (403) 885-4348 or Isabelle Haefliger at (403) 782-5860. Thank you!


Greetings fellow Presbyters,

I hope you are enjoying a summer of fun, family and hopefully a little RnR. Knowing full well that it is summer sabbath time for many of our church programs, I would like to invite you and especially your church youth to an exciting event in the Red Deer region.
As you may already know, Red Deer is vying for the 2019 Canada Winter Games and on Friday August 22nd there will be a huge rally in downtown Red Deer right in front of Gaetz Memorial United Church. With our great location in mind, we've been asked as a faith community to organize some volunteers to supervise some of the 25 bouncy castles (yes 25!) and to organize a game of bubble soccer. Please see the attached letter of invitation which is on the bulletin board in the C.E. Hall. If interested email gaetzuc@telusplanet.net or call 403-347-2244 and talk to Linda or Kathleen. Many thanks in advance, Cheers and Blessings


Worship Committee has created a list of people interested in scripture reading during our Sunday service. This just entails reading a scripture passage out of the bible in which you would receive a phone call from one of our ministers the week of, to see if you are available and also to give you the passage to acquaint yourself with it. Please contact the office if you are interested at 403-782-3148 or bergwood@telus.net


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

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.

Healing Touch will be recessing for the summer months and reconvening in September. For further information contact Irene Aasen (782-4314) or Pat Crozier (782-7243).

Volunteer Link: Our V-Link coordinators: Madeline Hendrickson (403-789-4323) and Winnie Chesney-Settle (403-348-9777).

The Congregational Life Committee would like to celebrate with you as you reach a milestone in your life, especially 90th and 95th birthdays, and 50th or 60th wedding anniversaries. Contact Janet Tack or Isabelle Haefliger.


Parking - When we are parking for church events, can we all leave the area directly in front of the church on the north side of the street for congregants who have difficulty with mobility? Thank you very much. Please make sure that you do not park in front of the driveway to the east of the church.


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.


Messy Church is Fun, Faith, Food & Family:

Designed to bring children, youth and adults together in fun and interactive activities, Messy Church is a new way to explore the values and stories of Christian Faith in an atmosphere of creativity, hospitality, and celebration, held on the First Friday of every month, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Next Messy Church is Friday, September 5. Hope to see you there!!


Kasota East Mid-Summer Report: If you are interested there are copies on the table at the back of the sanctuary.