MORNING MESSENGER

(403)782-3148, Fax (403)782-4220
www.lacombeunitedchurch.ca
E- Mail: bergwood@telus.net
For The Week of Februaru 15, 2015

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

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 auditorium. Today is February Birthday celebration day. If you have a birthday in February, please join the designated birthday table. Thank you to U.C.W Unit #1.


A Special Welcome this morning to engaged and newlywed couples:
May 17, 2014 - Tyler Suggett & Laura (Paul)
June 21, 2014 - Carla (Bruns) & Kevin Gillingham
July 19, 2014 - Jurjan Dunnewind & Annerie (Kassies)
November 15, 2014 - Angela (Thome) & Nathan Werner
May 23, 2015 - Chris Davis & Cassidy Nielsen
June 20, 2015 - Chelsea MacAulay & Mitchell Bolze
June 27, 2015 - Brandon Dyck & Kayla Haggett
August 15, 2015 - Shannon Hambrook & Dylan Giberson
October 17, 2015 - Devon Blackhurst & Shelby Pietsch
November 7, 2015 - Constance Gallant & Maarten Kassies


Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at St Andrew's United Church, 5226 51st Ave, Lacombe AB. Time: 5- 7 PM; Cost: Adults $7, Youth $4, Family $20. Phone Dennis at 403-782-6890; Proceeds support Camp Kasota.


Pause Musicale

The Lacombe Music Teachers Association invites you to attend their student concert, Pause Musicale. It will feature all levels of students playing various instruments and singing. The concert will be held on Friday, February 27 from 12:00 noon to 12:30 in the Sanctuary of St. Andrew's United Church. You are invited to contribute a donation toward Music Festival awards. The concert is free and everyone is invited.


Lenten Quiet Day: Saturday February 28, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St. Cyprian's Anglican Church. Theme: Drawing on Living Water facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Lee Sinclair. To register or for more information call 403-782-6310.


You are invited to a Gala Dinner and Silent Auction in support of Bissell Centre on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Southminster-Steinhauer United Church, 10740 19th Ave at 5:00 pm - Refreshments 6:00 pm - Dinner, followed by entertainment, Wine available. Tickets on sale January, 2015. $80. includes $40. tax receipt. Contact Tammy or Clare Irwin at 780 434 6618 or bumble47@telus.net


World Day of Prayer: Ecumenical Service March 6, 2:00 PM at Knox Presbyterian Church 4718 Ross Street, Red Deer. Service written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of the Bahamas. Coffee, cookies and fellowship after the service. Everyone welcome, For further information contact Arlene 403-347-6190


Sunday, February 15, 2014

Parkland 2015 HANDS Team: Today, we remember Keltie Dewald in our prayers as she is in Los Alcarrizos, Dominican Republic on a HANDS team through EduDeo Ministries. Pray that the work the team does, the interactions they have and the relationships they develop may have a long-term, positive impact on all involved. Pray for the Lord's ongoing blessing as the team will say goodbye to new friends and for safekeeping as they travel home on February 22. Stay up-to-date with what's happening on their trip and leave them an encouraging comment on their blog at https://edudeo.com/hands/parkland2015/.


Services at Royal Oak and Heartland Manor - On Tuesday, February 17, the United Church is responsible for services for the residents of these facilities. The services are conducted by one of our ministers, but it is nice for the residents to have other congregational members visit, especially at Royal Oak, where several of our members live. If you are available, please come. The service is at 10:15 at Royal Oak and at 11:00 at Heartland.


FRoG Friends of Guatemala committee is meeting on February 19 at 7:15pm in the Parlour. If you are interested in participating, and/or learning more about our relationship with Guatemala please join us. For more information call Jim Moore at 403-788-2450 or Donna Pierson at 403-782-2032.


Spiritual Movie Night Saturday, February 21, 7:00 PM in the parlour. Our movie this month is a documentary called Walking the Camino. For 1200 years, pilgrims have been walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile path that begins in France and ends in Spain at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Walking the Camino is an intimate portrait of six men and women from arosund the world who, for a multitude of reasons, each undertake the personal physical and spiritual challenge that is the Way. We hope to have documentation to view from someone who has done this trek. There will also be popcorn!


Leadership Prayer Breakfast - Thursday, February 19 at 7am - This annual event to pray for municipal leadership provides an opportunity to transcend our differences and recommit to the well-being of our local communities. The guest speaker, Howard Lawrence, works in the Abundant Community Initiative of the City of Edmonton. Tickets are $25 and available from the church office.


"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 1st and 3rd Monday rotations. For appointments or information, please contact Irene Aasen (403-782-4314) or Pat Crozier (403-782-7243)

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

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.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: October 13 and 27(2nd and 4th Mondays) in the parlour 1:30-2:30 p.m. Contact Janet Tack (782-3802) or Doris Thesenvitz (782-7063)

Enjoy singing? Our adult choir always welcomes new members. Practices are on Wednesdays at 7:15pm in the choir loft.

Children's Choir (St. Andy's Kiddy Choir) weekly practice on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and monthly performances for youth in Grades 2-12 that love to sing. For more information contact Jessica Mickelson at 403-352-5489 or jessmick16@gmail.com

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!