MORNING MESSENGER

(403)782-3148, Fax (403)782-4220
www.lacombeunitedchurch.ca
E- Mail: bergwood@telus.net
For The Week of January 24, 2016

Minister: 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.


Annual Reports and Financial Reports: are ready today. Please pick up one and if you know anyone who would appreciate one, please feel free to take one.


Karen Whitlow is a pianist who will help us out when needed and she will be playing today and February 7th. Please welcome her.


The Annual meeting will be held on Sunday January 31, 2016 following the service and the outreach committee will be serving soup. Please stay for this important meeting.


The Inter-Church Curling Bonspiel and Banquet will be held at the Red Deer Curling Centre on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The cost for this fun and fellowship event, which includes three games, the banquet and some great prizes is just $200.00 per team. Space is limited to 24 teams. Don't be disappointed - Register today! For more information or to register a team please contact: Darren or Adriana LaGrange 403-347-0225 or lagrang@telus.net


Circles of Care (CoC)

The vision of Circles of Care is that all persons connected with the congregation will experience God's love through the care they receive from others in the congregation. We are asking for your help as members of church circles and congregation.

If you are aware of someone from our congregation who needs a card, phone call or visit, please identify them to us. This can be done by contacting Anneke Kassies (403-782-9831) or Doris Thesenvitz (403-782-7063) or writing a note and putting it in the offering plate.


Our church is in need of a part-time custodian and I was wondering if you would be so kind as to forward this email on to the churches in our ministerial. Anyone who might be interested in the position or wanting more information can contact myself or Irene Risky. The contact information is as follows:

Bill MacGillivray
403-782-5533 (Church)
bmacgill@telus.net (Email)

Irene Risky
403-782-1780 (Work)
irene@wcbs.cc (Email)


Upcoming Events

  • January 31st - Annual Meeting - Outreach Soup Sunday
  • February 7th - Transfiguartion Sunday, Communion, Circles of Care Service
  • February 9th - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
  • February 14th - Lent 1, Valentine's Day
  • February 21st - Lent 2, Birthday Sunday
  • February 28th - Lent 3
  • March 6th - Lent 4
  • March 13th - Lent 5, Music Festival Grand Concert
  • March 20th - Palm Sunday, Birthday Sunday
  • March 24th - Maundy Thursday
  • March 25th - Good Friday
  • March 27th - Easter Sunday

Total Health Fair: on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and invite the community of Lacombe and surrounding area to come and be a part of the Health Fair at the Burman University Physical Education Centre. We are inviting you to come and join us for an afternoon of learning about how we can become more proactive in wellness management. For more information see the bulletin board in the C.E. Hall.


Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at St Andrew's United Church, 5226 51st Ave, Lacombe AB. Time: 5- 7 PM; Cost: Adults $7, Youth $4, Family $20. Phone Chris at 403-782-7005 or Bryant 403-782-9232; Proceeds support Kasota East Camp. Sign up sheet on the Auditorium if you would like to volunteer.


The refugee fundraising concert is fast approaching. January 30! Mark it on your calendar! Featuring Flat Iron Jazz and friends! Tell your friends, take your friends, get your tickets and be a part of this festive event! Tickets only $25 each, available at the public library, Sunny 94, or from any member of the Lacombe Community Refugee Effort. Every penny goes to support the family moving from the war in Syria to the peace of Lacombe!


FABRIC FABRIC FABRIC

Fabric donations accepted of 1 metre or more, also yarn and notions for Gramma-Link-Africa Fabric Sale April 23 at Gaetz United Church. For pick-up of donations no later than April 15 or further information contact Shirley 403-347-5958 or Mary Ellen 403-340-1365. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmother's Campaign.


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


"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!