MORNING MESSENGER

(403)782-3148, Fax (403)782-4220
www.lacombeunitedchurch.ca
E- Mail: bergwood@telus.net
For The Week of October 19th, 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.


Living the Questions: Previous participants may repeat those sessions or rejoin the group on October 19 for the new material. Warning: this series is not for those who want pat answers to the deep questions of life. It is provocative and often unsettling for participants. But for those who are open to the challenge, it is deeply rewarding.


Ebola Epidemic Response: In response to the epidemic of Ebola virus in West Africa, the ACT (Action by Churches Together) Alliance and Canadian Foodgrains Bank, in which the United Church actively participates, are appealing for funds to help with education in remote populations about symptoms and prevention, support front-line workers, provide psychosocial support to infected and recovering patients, and provide food and other essentials to affected communities and families.

For more information and to donate on-line, go to: http://www.united-church.ca/communications/news/response/140919


Open for Justice: Did you know that 60% of the world's mining companies are headquartered in Canada but operate in more than 100 countries? Canadian mining, oil and gas companies are often viewed as a representative of Canada abroad, but human rights abuses, environmental damage, displacement and violations of basic labour rights are increasingly associated with these projects. In their Open for Justice campaign, Canadian churches and social justice groups are calling for Canada to be a leader in ensuring corporate accountability by establishing an independent ombudsman to help resolve complaints and providing legislated access to Canadian courts for people who have been seriously harmed by the international operations of Canadian companies. For more information, see: http://www.kairoscanada.org/openforjustice/


Harvest Potluck - this annual supper will be held this year on the evening of Sunday November 2 starting at 5:30 p.m. Those who have started attending St. Andrew's in the past year are especially encouraged to attend.


St. Stephen's Turkey Supper - Sunday October 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. Every One Welcome!!


Turkey Supper - Innisfail United Church, Tuesday October 21, 2014 from 4 - 7 p.m.at Innisfail Legion Auditorium.


November 2 Memorial Service - On the first Sunday of November we are planning a memorial service for those whose funerals were conducted by our ministers or who were otherwise associated with St. Andrew's who have died in the last year. We are inviting families to attend that service. So far, our list includes: Don McCormick, Ethel Thompson, Earl Clark, John Goertzen, Morley Grose, Herta Barnes, Bill Nielsen, Alan Cameron, Hazel Young, Isabel Dermott, Russ Popel, Glenna Creasey, Kay Deedrick, Garth & Karene Wagner and Bill Huss. If there are others connected with St. Andrew's who should be included in this commemoration please contact the church office with names and contact information for a family member.


Piano for Sale

St. Andrews has a Classir Upright piano from Mason and Risch Ltd that we are getting rid of. The asking price is a whatever donation you would like to make to St. Andrews. If interested, call the office 403-782-3148. You will have to make your own arrangements to move it.


Soley Piano - Thank you to the Soley Family for their generous donation of Leona's piano and china to St. Andrew's.


Central Alberta Foodgrains Bank Update: Our wheat crop and Harvest BBQ raised a total of $61,468 that will be matched on a 4 to 1 basis by the Canadian Government to help the disadvantaged in the world. Thank you to all our volunteer farmers, corporate sponsors, Sponsor- An- Acre donors, the media and of course the landowners who provided the 175 acres for us to use. We are starting to plan for 2015, which will be our 20th year.


Pause Musicale

The Lacombe Music Teachers' Association would like you invite you to the first Pause Musicale concert for this season. It will be held in the Sanctuary of St. Andrew's United Church at 12 noon for 30 minutes on Friday, October 24. It will feature all levels of students playing various instruments and singing. The concert is free and all are welcome.


Men's Breakfast the next Men's breakfast November 5th, 2014 breakfast date @ 7:00 AM. All Men are Welcome!!


Prostate Awareness Musicale

This concert featuring Ben Crane, as well as Ray Baird & Rod Soonias, Visions Country Gospel, and others, is an awareness and fundraising event in support of Prostate Cancer. Concert is on Friday, Nov. 7 @ 7:00 pm at Festival Hall in Red Deer. Tickets are $20 and available at 1-877-895-4430; online at www.davidthompsonhealthtrust.com or at 53 Street Music in Red Deer. For more information call Ray Baird at 403-343-7332. Proceeds are used locally for those affected by prostate cancer.


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

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

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 1st and 3rd Monday rotations. For appointments or information, please contact Irene Aasen (403-782-4314) or Pat Crozier (403-782-7243)

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

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.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: October 13 and 27(2nd and 4th Mondays) in the parlour 1:30-2:30 p.m. Contact Janet Tack (782-3802) or Doris Thesenvitz (782-7063)

Enjoy singing? Our adult choir always welcomes new members. Practices are on Wednesdays at 7:15pm in the choir loft.

Children's Choir (St. Andy's Kiddy Choir) weekly practice on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and monthly performances for youth in Grades 2-12 that love to sing. For more information contact Jessica Mickelson at 403-352-5489 or jessmick16@gmail.com

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!