MORNING MESSENGER

(403)782-3148, Fax (403)782-4220
www.lacombeunitedchurch.ca
E- Mail: bergwood@telus.net
For The Week of April 10th, 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.


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.


We thank the Waddell Family for keeping our sign current and now appreciate Thacker Family for agreeing to take on this duty.


Affirm invites you to join in the first monthly Affirm movie tonight at 6pm in the sanctuary, "We Were Here" a compelling and moving documentary on the response to the AIDS crisis of the 80's and 90's by the San Francisco gay community. Talk to Eric Anderson, if you have more questions.


A Stewardship and Congregational Leadership Event

Keynote Speaker: David Armour, Director of Philanthropy, The United Church of Canada
When: April 14 to 16, 2016
Where: Gaetz Memorial United Church, Red Deer
What: This event will be presented in two parts.
The first part will be Thursday evening and all day Friday intended for Ministry Personnel and paid Church Staff.
The second part will be Friday evening and all day Saturday (morning and afternoon) for Congregational Stewardship Committee Members, Church Treasurers, Mission & Service enthusiasts, and all other interested folk.
More information and the registration form can be found on the News and Events tab of the Alberta and Northwest Conference website at www.albertanorthwestconference.ca/events.
Please let the church office know if you are interested in attending. The cost is $20 per person (excludes meals).


Wanted: Two volunteers: to act as facilitators within our congregation of the ongoing work of truth, reconciliation, and right relations with aboriginal peoples. These people would be trained and given resources from the Conference Right Relations Committee. If interested, please contact Ross Smillie or any member of the Outreach Committee.


"Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith" - Thursday evenings, from 7-9pm, April 7 to May 19. From the people who brought you Living the Questions and the Jesus Fatwah, this series will explore ideas put forward by "evolutionary theologians" about the relationship between science and religion, using background readings, video interviews and group discussion. Please contact Ross Smillie with questions or to indicate your interest.


St. Andrew's United Church and Friends of Guatemala invite you to an afternoon of music with the Dutch Canadian Choir of Calgary Sat. April 23, 2016 @ 2:30pm. Tickets are $15 available during office hours, ph: 403-782-3148, or Roberta at 403-307-3811 or 403-782-0443.
A portion of proceeds go towards Food and Nutritional Security Project in TojAlic, Guatemala, through Fraternidad de Presbiteriales Mayas. Fraternidad is a non-government organization working with rural Mayan women to improve the health and lives of their families. The Dutch Canadian Choir of Calgary began in 1972 with the objective to promote Dutch and Canadian culture through music. They have played for such audiences as the Calgary Stampede and Queen Elizabeth II, as well as touring the Netherlands.


Spring is here, the 9th season of the community garden. We would like to include more people in our garden, so if you like to eat fresh veggies and enjoy working together, please contact Anneke Kassies at 403 782 9831.
We meet every Thursday evening starting at 6:45, social time afterwards. There are possibilities to buddy up with someone if you can't make it every week.


Circles of Care are hosting a workshop 'Understanding Dementia' on April 16 2016 at St. Andrew's from 9.30a.m.-12.30p.m. Everyone is welcome! Presenter: Martha Winchell. For more information and registration call: Doris Thesenvitz 403 782 7063 or Anneke Kassies 403 782 9831


Canadian Blood Services: Next clinic will be held in the LMC on Monday April 18 from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Armchair Travel: Our trip to Russia presented by Carol Cornwell on April 12 at 7 p.m. at the LMC. More information on the poster in the C.E.Hall.


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

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

Jr. Choir: for ages 5 - 18. For more information contact Jessica Mickelson at 403-352-5489 e-mail mick-jj@telus.net. Practices are Thursdays, 5:30-6:30.

Adult Choir practices on Wed. at 7:15 p.m. in the sanctuary. New members are always welcome.

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 (403-387-3811).

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!