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For The Week of February 9th, 2014
Minister: Rev. Ross Smillie
Welcome: A warm welcome is extended to all who worship with us this morning.
Home Visit - Anyone who would appreciate a home visit please contact the church office or Barbara at 780-216-1618.
February 16th - Guest Minister Rev. Lyn Lamers, Senior Choir, Birthday Sunday
February 23rd - Senior Choir
March 2nd - Communion, Mardi Gras
March 9th - Lent 1, Start of the Lent Challenge
Thank you for your generous support of Soup Sunday! We raised $1,013.05 for Mission and Service! Outreach Committee
1st Lacombe Scouts Bean Supper: Sunday February 23, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. $6.00 per ticket (Children 4 & under are free).
Community Blood Drive February 17, 2014, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Central Alberta Christian High School , Note the change of time and venue. See poster on bulletin board.
Through the Week:
- Music Monday, free introductory singing class for children ages 5-9 (excluding holidays) from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. downstairs in the Music Room. The new session will be starting on January 6 to March 3, 2014. Call Susan (403) 782-4227
- Healing Touch on the first and third Mondays Contact Irene Aasen (782-4314), or Pat Crozier (782-7243)
- Prayer Shawl Ministry: 2nd & 4th Mondays in the parlour, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Contact Janet Tack (782-3802) or Doris Thesenvitz (782-7063. Will start again January 13, 2014.
- Senior Choir 7:00 p.m.
- Junior Choir from 5:30-6:30pm
- Living the Questions at 7 pm
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.
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.
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, Susan Helm at 782-4227.
Volunteer Link: Our V-Link coordinators: Madeline Hendrickson (403-789-4323) and Winnie Chesney-Settle (403-348-9777). As you move into 2014 I would also like you to consider becoming a volunteer for the Link as a New Year's Resolution. If you need more information or are able and willing to help with either your time or your money please feel free to talk to Madeline, Winnie or myself. Thank you. Dennis Ethier (403-782-6890)
The 51st Annual INTER-CHURCH CURLING BONSPIEL
SATURDAY, MARCH 08, 2014:
The Inter-Church Curling Bonspiel and Banquet will be held at the Red Deer Curling Centre on Saturday, March 08, 2014. 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 email@example.com
2014 Lacombe Leadership Prayer Breakfast: This event will be held at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, Thursday, February 20, 2014, beginning at 7:00 am. Tickets are available at the Church Office, and more details regarding the guest speaker, Ian Hill, are outlined in the poster on the bulletin board.
An Opportunity: Our Friends of Guatemala Group is organizing a trip to visit our partner organizations in that beautiful and colourful country. This is a great opportunity to learn about social justice, how the United Church does mission work, and to be inspired by people making a difference in other parts of the world. This trip will last approximately ten days, from July 6 through 16 and will cost about $900 per person plus airfare (including meals, accommodation, transportation, guide and translator). For more information speak to Ross Smillie or any member of FroG.
FABRIC-FABRIC-FABRIC!!!! - Wanted : Fabric( 1 metre or more) , yarn, and notions for the 3rd annual Gramma-Link Africa Fabric Sale, April 12, 2014 at Gaetz United Church. For pick-up of donations or for information contact the church office. Donations to be in no later than April 4th. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign.
Magdalene House Society presents, A DAY OF AWARENESS FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Red Deer Museum. Tickets are $40.00 and include Fair Trade Exposition, Joy Smith presentation (Canada's pre-eminent speaker on Human Trafficking), refreshments/light food and a $25.00 tax receipt. Exposition starts at 12.00 pm and Joy speaks at 3.00 and 6.15. Doug Maas has tickets for sale (403.782.1860)
Widowed Support Network: This group meets twice a month in Red Deer and invites new members to join. This group is for connecting with others who have lost their spouse through death. They are not a counseling or dating service but just people who want to connect socially and understand how to live without a partner. You can email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact Anne Siebenga 403-782-3554 or Sam De Jong 403-782-5940. See bulletin board for more details.
Public Rituals relating to grief and death in a Changing Culture:
You are invited to a workshop event:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
9:45am - 4:00 pm
Snell Auditorium, Red Deer City Public Library
Sponsored by Pastoral Care Department, Red Deer Hospital
To explore the changing patterns of public rituals relating to grief and death to seek to better understand our part in meeting the needs of grieving people/families/communities.
Who is invited along with you?
Central Alberta funeral home personnel, clergy and faith leaders, church musicians, hospice personnel, medical social workers, funeral celebrants and others with particular interest.
What to expect?
Information sharing and discussion -- a speakers' panel, small group discussion, theme conversations, resources for sale Bring a bag lunch for noon. Coffee/tea provided
To Register: email@example.com
Messy Church is Fun, Faith, Food & Family
Designed to bring children, youth and adults together in fun and
interactive activities, Messy Church is a new way to explore the values and stories of Christian Faith in an atmosphere of creativity, hospitality, and celebration.
First Friday of every month, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Next Messy Church is Friday, February 7. Theme for this time is: Healthy Body, Healthy Soul. See you there!
Midweek Sacred Pause
The Worship Committee is planning to offer a "Midweek Sacred Pause". A short (20 min.) prayer service which helps us to take a spiritual deep breath and ground ourselves in the Holy. We hope to explore the rich Christian heritage of praying, by learning and practicing a variety of styles of prayer, like contemplative prayer, centering prayer, and body prayers. The service could be offered whenever it is most convenient: a lunchtime, late afternoon, or evening. We invite your feedback:
Yes, I am interested!
Other comments or suggestions:
Shelley-May Llyod, Pat Crozier, Peggy Deforge, Linda Ethier, Ross Smillie and Barbara Lieurance