MORNING MESSENGER

(403)782-3148, Fax (403)782-4220
www.lacombeunitedchurch.ca
E- Mail: bergwood@telus.net
For The Week of June 28th, 2015

Minister: Pastor Marco Ste-Marie

Ministers: 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. Thanks to Ed and Ann Rice.


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.

  • June 23rd to 29th
  • July 21st to 27th
  • August 18th to 24th
  • November 3rd to 9th


Circles of Care coordinates and inspires members of the congregation to care for each other, with a special focus on those experiencing special circumstances. 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.
If you know someone that would need a visit or a telephone call, if you are already providing support to others in the congregation, or if you would like to support the team and participate in Circles of Care please let the coordinators know. Coordinators: Anneke Kassies and Doris Thesenvitz.


"Tune up your bike, bring out the hiking shoes. St. Andrew's Hike and Bike Sunday will be Sunday, June 28th. Follow the Trans Canada Trail in your own way and have refreshments at the gazebo at 2:00 p.m. There will be transportation supplied for those who cannot maneuver the trails leaving the church at 1:30 p.m. Of course this is all weather dependent! Pray for bright sunny skies."


Director for Kasota East Camp: Christopher Viczko who has been a counselor and assistant director. For more information see the letter on the bulletin Board in the C.E. Hall.


Banff Men's Conference: September 18-20, 2015. For more information see the poster on the bulletin board in the C.E. Hall or visit http://banffmen.org/


Meals on Wheels: We have a change this year - our St. Andrew's volunteers will be delivering meals during July. We need drivers for about an hour each day (11:30 am to 12:30 pm), Monday to Friday each week in July. Volunteers delivering the meals benefit by knowing this community service is appreciated by clients subscribing to it, and touching base, though briefly, with people who sometimes have no other visitors that day. I will be contacting congregation members who have assisted in the past, but invite anyone else who would like to help with delivery for 1 or more days in July, to please contact Linda Crabbe at (403) 782-2994.


Upcoming events/services

July 5th-Communion, Men's Quartet from Burman University
July 12th-Baptism
July 19th-Birthday Sunday at coffee time
July 26th-Rev. Bob Settle
August 2nd-Communion


"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 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!