MORNING MESSENGER

(403)782-3148, Fax (403)782-4220
www.lacombeunitedchurch.ca
E- Mail: bergwood@telus.net
For The Week of August 16, 2015

Minister: Pastor Marco Ste-Marie

Rev. Ross Smillie is off on a sabbatical until October 20th

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 . Thanks to U.C.W. the Community Garden.


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.


Welcome: Following the service, join us for coffee and fellowship in the C.E. auditorium. If you enjoy the time of fellowship following the service please consider signing up to put the coffee on. Today is August Birthday celebration day. If you have a birthday in august, please join the designated birthday table. Thank you to U.C.W Unit #1.


Vacation Bible School - Rocking the 10 Commandments - St. Andrew's United Church Vacation Bible School runs 9 a.m. to noon from Monday August 17, to Thursday August 20. Free for all children ages 4 to 11. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. Email: standys.sundayschool@gmail.com Phone: 403-782-3148


A note from Pastor Marco: Here is a list of my vacations and study leaves for the coming months. Note that I won't be available during these weeks.

  • November 3rd to 9th


Circles of Care encourages everyone in the congregation to care for one another. Our goal is to connect with all in our community of faith and to offer support and care to the ones in need. To coordinate this effort, we need your cooperation in keeping us informed. If you visit somebody on a regular basis that is sick or is otherwise in need please let us know in person, phone, e-mail or by writing us a note and placing it in the offering plate. Thank-you!

Doris Thesenvitz 403 728 7063/dydot12@gmail.com or Anneke Kassies 403 782 9831/ ask60@gmail.com.


We, the students of Burman University (formerly CUC), would like to invite you, the citizens of Lacombe, to give us the privilege of serving you in whatever small to mid-sized project you may need assistance. We can arrange for groups of 2-10 people to help for up to 3 hours. Be it weeding, painting, washing windows, or anything else! Contact Jessica at (403) 700-9755 for more information. Date: September 24, 2015 - Time: 1 pm - 4 pm Submission Deadline: August 31. All submissions will be reviewed for approval based on available resources.


175th Anniversary Celebration of Rundle's Mission on Saturday August 29, 2015, events begin at Sunrise with Blessing of the Site. Then 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a covered wagon procession, lunch, old time music, historical displays, first nations crafts & entertainment, Kids corner old time crafts and games then a 3 p.m. anniversary cake & coffee. Free, please bring lawn chairs. Please RSVP to info@rundlesmission.org or call 780-389-2422. See poster on Bulletin Board in C.E. Hall


KASOTA EAST CAMP NEWS!

Summer camp is well underway over here on the shores of Sylvan Lake! And while we are having the time of our lives, we also have some unfortunate news. Our mailbox (along with several others who share our box) were broken into on July 31st, 2015. The mail had not been fetched since the previous Sunday, so if you had sent any mail to us (between Sunday July 26th and July 31st) that involves cheques, it would be best to check if your letter has reached us by calling the camp at 403 887 5757, and cancelling the cheque if it has not. Any since then have safely gone to the post office. With that said, we would like to sincerely thank anyone who has donated: you are sending a deserving child to a place where fun and acceptance are plentiful, and where they are safe and loved.

Yours in Christ, Chris Viczko, KEC Summer Director


Prayer Shawl: calling all creative people who would like to make a prayer shawl. We will be starting up again on Sept. 14 at 1:30 p.m.in the parlor. New comers are welcome. Contact Janet Tack 403-782-3802 or Doris Thesenvitz 403-782-7063


Community Blood Drive: Monday August 17 from 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the L.M.C. Donate Blood, Save A Life Today!


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

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

The Sunday School Team is looking for Sunday School teachers. We would need you every Sunday from 10h30 to about 11h45. Curriculum will be provided. Please contact Sherri O'Muir or Pastor Marco to get more info.

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 For appointments or information, please contact Roberta Dyck (403-782-7005) or Pat Crozier (403-782-7243)

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!