MORNING MESSENGER

(403)782-3148, Fax (403)782-4220
www.lacombeunitedchurch.ca
E- Mail: bergwood@telus.net
For The Week of July 31, 2016

Ministers: Pastor Marco Ste-Marie & Rev. Ross Smillie

Office hours are Tues. Wed. & Fri from 9 a.m. till Noon


Newcomers: You may feel awkward visiting for the first time, but rest assured that you are welcome, and we want to help you feel at ease. For help locating the nursery, washrooms or with any other questions, the greeters in the entryways are there to help. All questions are welcome!


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.


Information for Families with young children

Children of all ages are welcome throughout the service! Crafts and quiet toys are provided at the play tables. A change table, cribs and toys for infants and toddlers are located downstairs in the nursery. A speaker system allows you to listen to the service.

Most Sundays, children and youth are included in the opening of the worship service and then make their way to age-appropriate programs designed to help them grow in wisdom and spiritual insight. You are always welcome to accompany your children or to check on them at any point.

The safety of your children is our highest priority. In case of fire, the muster point is across 51st Avenue at the front entrance to the LMC. We also have a comprehensive policy to protect children from abuse of any kind. If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns about our programs, please be in touch with a program leader or one of the ministers.


Welcome: Join us for coffee and fellowship in the C.E. Hall following the service.


Vacation Bible School: runs for 4 mornings (9 a.m. to noon) from Monday, August 15 to Thursday, August 18 for children from 4 to 11 years of age. Registration forms available at the office. If you are interested in helping please contact Pastor Marco, Reverend Ross or Lawrence Hrycan


Hymn Leaders: The Worship Committee would appreciate if you could help out with special music or hymn leaders.


Volunteer Link: St. Cyprian's Anglican Church 5005 C&E Trail T4L 1N5, phone number: 403-786-0110, Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri 9:00 - 12:00


From the Finance Committee: Donnie Tafts and Ko Bruning
Income to End June: $163,023.53
Expenses to end of June: $182,115.91
Deficit: $-19,092.38


Note the change of Date: The legacy of Rev. Henry Bird Steinhauer 'Shawahnekiznek' - Aug. 19-21/16. This is to give you information on the forthcoming 162nd Anniversary of the WhiteFish Lake Methodist Mission by the Rev. Henry Bird Steinhauer, the longest continuously worshipping Protestant work in this part of Western Canada.It began here at the WhiteFish Methodist Mission (where the Sunday Service will be held at 11 a.m.) and spread to GoodFish Lake then to the Samson United church at Hobbema (now Maskwacis) and Morley, where the work continues in these four congregation-based outreach ministries of The United Church. The information for this event can be found at e-mail lakelandbob@hotmail.com or http://www.henrybst.net/hbsteinhauerposter.pdf


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

Caring support to seniors, shut-ins and those encountering health or family struggles is offered by our Circles of Care Team. Contact Anneke Kassies (403-782-9831), Doris Thesenvitz (403-782-7063) or Tilly Meyer (403-782-9887)

If you want prayer or want to offer prayer, our Prayer Line offers confidential prayer. Contact Madeline Hendrickson (403-789-4323).

As a tangible reminder of God's love in challenging times, our Prayer Shawl ministry makes and distributes the warm and comforting Afghans kept at the front of the church. If you want to give a prayer shawl, then feel free to take one, recording information in the book provided. To help make them, contact Janet Tack (403-782-3802) or Doris Thesenvitz (403-782-7063).

The Healing Pathway Team offers energy-based healing sessions but will be taking a break for the summer. If however there is a need for appointments or information, contact Pat Crozier (403-782-7243) or Roberta Dyck (403-307-3811).

If you need help from a volunteer or want to volunteer, contact one of our Volunteer Link coordinators Winnie Chesney Settle (403-348-9777) or Madeline Hendrickson (403-789-4323), or the Volunteer Link office coordinator Sheila Chapman (403-786-0110).

The Congregational Life Committee would like to know of any 90th or 95th birthdays, 50th or 60th wedding anniversaries. Contact Janet Tack (403-782-3802) or Isabelle Haefliger (403-782-5860).


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!