MORNING MESSENGER

(403)782-3148, Fax (403)782-4220
www.lacombeunitedchurch.ca
E- Mail: bergwood@telus.net
For The Week of April 13th, 2014

Minister: Rev. Ross Smillie


Welcome: A warm welcome is extended to all who worship with us this morning. Following the service, join us for coffee and fellowship is the auditorium. Thank you U.C.W. Unit # 2 Nic Roca, our pianist, will be leaving St. Andrew's today, so come and have some cake to celebrate our time with Nic. Nic has a recital on April 20th at the CUC.


Good News!! Congregational Meeting will be held following the service on April 27th as the Search Committee has a potential candidate for our position as a second minister.


LOOKING FOR Vacation Bible School coordinator and leaders for children's summer program. If interested, please contact Rev. Ross Smillie or Lawrence Hrycan.


Worship Committee is looking for organists to play hymns at the lodge services when our church conducts the service. The services happen on a Monday and are only half an hour long (There are two services back to back though). If you or you know of someone could do this, please contact Shelley May Lloyd 403-782-5966.


Senior Organ Recital: Jason Biel at 7 p.m. Sunday April 13, College Heights Church.


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

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.

Barbara Lieurance (Minister of Pastoral Care): Home Visit - Anyone who would appreciate a home visit please contact the church office or Barbara at 780-216-1618.

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).

The Official Church Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

U.C.W. Unit # 2 meets the 3nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Bible Study: Wednesday at 9 am;

Senior Choir: Wednesday at 7:15 pm

Junior Choir: Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm

Living the Question: Sunday at 7 p.m. starting on March 30th for 7 weeks

Volunteer Link: Our V-Link coordinators: Madeline Hendrickson (403-789-4323) and Winnie Chesney-Settle (403-348-9777).

Milestone events: The Congregational Life Committee 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. Contact Janet Tack or Isabelle Haefliger.


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.


The Community Garden group is looking for new members to join us. We meet once each week (May - September) at the Kassies farm to work together and share in the bounty of the garden. For more information, please contact Anneke at 782- 9831 or Donnie 782-5145. A potluck supper is planned for Sunday, April 6 at Donnie's to kick off this season.


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.


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.
Next Messy Church is Friday, April 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. See you there!


COMPADRES, James Keelaghan and Oscar Lopez, are playing at St. Andrew's, May 10 2014, (Mother's Day weekend). Ticket prices are $40.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door. Tickets will be available at the church office and Sunny 94.


Take a Deep Breath - It's Time to Take Care of You! Come to a full-day workshop about protecting yourself from the hazards of burnout and compassion fatigue. This event is for anyone wanting to learn more about compassion fatigue and burn out. It is Tuesday, May 6th, in Lacombe, jointly sponsored by the Lacombe Palliative Care Society and Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association. For more information call 403.782.4554, 403.206.9938 or go to ahpca.ca


Worship Committee is looking for a person or persons to coordinate special music. We have special music during the times that neither of our choirs are singing. This happens in June, July and August and maybe a few times a year. Not all dates need to be filled and we enjoy all kinds of music and levels of music (beginners to accomplished musicians). The coordinating job person doesn't have to be a musician just someone who loves music. Worship can work with this person in finding people to be our special music. If interested or know of someone we can approach please contact Pat Crozier 403-782-7243 or Peggy DeForge 403-784-2640.


Easter Celebrations

  • April 18th-Good Friday-Service at 10:30am
  • April 20th Easter Sunday, please wear you Easter bonnet, favorite hat, pin, scarf etc.

Come join our Easter Celebrations. Bring some potluck item (main dish, salad, buns, dessert, etc.) for our Maundy Thursday feast. Rev. Barbara Lieurance will be leading it and it starts at 6pm on April 17th. For more info contact Barbara 403-782-7457 or Janet Tack 403-782-3802. We will be having a Good Friday service by Rev. Ross Smillie at10:30 a.m. on April 18th. There will be an Easter Morning Breakfast which will be arranged by Vic and Sue Bergen, Phyllis Obst and will be in the C.E. Hall at 9 a.m. Bring your favorite breakfast dish. Call Vic or Sue for more info. 403-782-2545. Easter Sunday service on April 20th at 10:30am with Ross. On another note, the Sunrise service is Cancelled.


Monthly Financial Committee Reports for 2014


Income

Expenses

Difference

January

$15,294.86

$25,614.90

-$10,320.04

February

$24,399.45

$23,898.29

$501.16

March

$22,669.81

$17,472.26

$5,197.55

Totals

$62,364.12

$66,985.45

-$4,621.33

Budget for 2014

$320,420.00

$355,999.96



Mother's Day Choir

Looking for men and teen-age boys to come together and form a choir on Sunday, May 11 for Mother's Day. We are looking for enthusiastic, interested singers but you do not need to read music. There will be one rehearsal on Wednesday, May 7 at 7:15 pm in the Sanctuary. Any questions contact Jim Helm at (403) 782-4227.