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For The Week of May 19th, 2013
Welcome: A warm welcome is extended to all who worship with us this morning. Following the service, join us for some cake and ice cream, coffee and fellowship in the auditorium. Thanks to the U.C.W. Unit # 1.
Through the Week
Monday: Last Knitting Group 1-2:30 p.m. in the parlour
Tuesday: U.C.W. Unit # 2, 7:30 p.m. in the parlour
Wednesday: 9 to 11 am - Bible Study
Thanks to Haneke for putting the power point together last Sunday.
Thanks to Dean for making the audio run smoothly
Thanks to the Congregational Life Committee for purchasing and sharing carnations.
Thanks to the Choir and Josias for gifts shared in our music ministry.
Rev. Ross is away until May 29, 2013. For urgent pastoral care matters call Rev. Mary Ellen Moore 403- 340-1365 or Marg Woodrow 403-885-4244.
Would you like to be a Greeter? If you would be interested in Greeting at the door please contact Darlene Crawford or Marg Woodrow and we will work out a schedule. Youth, couples, families, men and women are encouraged to volunteer.
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: St. Andrew's Healing Team offers sessions on the first and third Mondays with appointments at 7:15 and 8:15 pm. If you would like to book an appointment or get more information please contact Pat Crozier at 403-782-7243.
Nursery Downstairs: Child care is provided in the Nursery downstairs. Please feel free to leave your 0-3 year old child in care of a caring individual during the service.
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.
Milestone events: We 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. Call Ann Rice 403-782-2793 for more information or to let us know of a milestone.
The Senior Choir will be taking a break for the summer and we invite musicians to provide special music during the summer months. We encourage children, teenagers, families and adults of all ages that sing, play piano, and instruments to sign up to perform. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the hall way for you to fill in. Please select a Sunday during the months of June, July, August, and part of September and fill in your name and your phone number. We would also like to have people sign up to song lead the hymns. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Helm at (403) 782-4227.
The Centre at Naramata: the list of upcoming programs for Naramata is on the bulletin board in the C.E. Hall
Lacombe Rotary Club: Lobster Dinner on Friday June 21, 2013 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.
Western Women's Conference: Active Hope for the turning of the world - September 17-29 at Naramata Centre. For more Information on the bulletin board or at the church office.
Banff Men's Conference: October 18-20, 2013. More information the bulletin board or at the church office.
Remembering the Children Society
As part of the Church's repentance from its colonial relationship with aboriginal peoples, and commitment to a different relationship, we have been asked to provide some financial support for the Remembering the Children events in connection those who attended Red Deer Industrial School and were buried in the associated cemetery. The fourth and last of these events is in connection with the Truth and Reconciliation Hearing being held in Red Deer on June 6-7 at Red Deer College. Children were compelled to attend this school from as far away as Manitoba, and in order for their surviving family members to attend, it can be rather expensive.
The Outreach Committee is asking for a special one-time offering that would help defray travel, accommodation and meals for those traveling to attend the event. It has been estimated that these costs would be about $400 for a member of Paul First Nation to attend. St Andrew's target is to be able to assist ten people. Funds donated for this event will go to the "Remembering the Children Society". Your donation would be greatly appreciated and is timely as, without this assistance, those planning to attend may not be able to. Donations may be made through the church office.
Seeking a Musical Director for St. Andrew's United Church. The purpose of this position is to offer overall direction to our musical program, lead our senior choir and consult with other musical groups in the congregation. Position runs from September to the end of June, renewable for additional years. An honorarium of $2400 (negotiable) per year is offered. Commitment of one rehearsal (2 hours) per week and 3 Sunday services per month. Contact Ross Smillie 403-782-3148 (United Church) or Shelley-May Lloyd 403-782-5966 if you have any questions, want to submit an application or have someone in mind for this position. Closing date for this position is May 31st, 2013.
Prayer Line: We have a Prayer Ministry at St. Andrew's United Church called the Prayer Line. Volunteers on the Prayer Line believe in the power of prayer and pray faithfully every week for people in the congregation, family members, and others who have requested prayer. We receive requests through the Sharing Book, from the ministers, and from conversations, emails and phone calls to the coordinator. All information is treated as confidential. We welcome anyone to contact us if you have a prayer request. You can contact the coordinator, Susan Helm at 403-782-4227.
Upcoming Services and Events
May 26: Rev. Fran Hare is our guest minister
June 2: Sunday School Celebration
As summer approaches we are once again looking for teen and/or adult volunteers to help with VBS.
If you will be available August 12 - 16 and are interested in helping us put on a fun filled week full of camp songs and activities please sign up. There is a sign up sheet posted in the auditorium. If you have any questions please call Monica Grabo at 403-506-7189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebration of Ministry Service: 10:00 a.m. on Sunday June 2, 2013 at Gaetz Memorial United Church. See poster on the bulletin board in the C.E. Hall
The Lacombe Music Teachers' Association invites you to attend Pause Musicale, a student lunch hour concert held on Friday, May 24 at 12 noon. It will take place in the Sanctuary of St. Andrew's United Church from 12 noon to 12:30. The concert will feature students that will be performing at the Provincial competition in Edmonton. This will be the last concert for this season and will resume again in the fall. All are welcome.