MORNING MESSENGER

(403)782-3148, Fax (403)782-4220
www.lacombeunitedchurch.ca
E- Mail: bergwood@telus.net
For The Week of June 19th, 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. Thanks to "The Men's Breakfast Group".


Vacation Bible School: Each year St. Andrew's United Church holds a Vacation Bible School free of charge for children from 4 to 11 years of age. We are looking for volunteers, both youth and adult. Vacation Bible School runs for 4 mornings (9 a.m. to noon) from Monday, August 15 to Thursday, August 18.
If you are interested, please check your calendars and let us know as soon as possible if you can assist for one or more of the mornings. We need volunteers to assist with crafts, games, stories, songs, and snacks. The people to let know are Pastor Marco, Reverend Ross, or Lawrence Hrycan.


Hymn Leaders: There are sign up sheets for hymn leaders and special music in the hallway bulletin board between the sanctuary and auditorium. The Worship Committee would appreciate if you could help out.


Godspell concert sponsored by FRoG group is coming to St. Andrew's July 22 and 23 at 7 P.m. Please see poster in CE hall for more details. Tickets ($20/each) available through Laurie Jantzie 403-392-8776, the church office or see poster for online ticket purchase.


Western Days: 18 volunteers are needed to help Shalom Counselling give back to the community during Westerner Days. In exchange, volunteers will receive free passes and parking on Saturday, July 23rd (the day of our shift) and our agency will receive a vast amount of recognition and awareness. For detailed information see the poster on the bulletin board.


Meals on Wheels: St. Andrew's is responsible for delivery of meals for the month of August, through the local "Meals on Wheels" Program. We need drivers for about an hour each day (11:30 am to 12:30 pm), Monday to Friday each week in August. Trays are picked up and returned to LMC. 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 might like to help with delivery for 1 or more days in August, to please contact Linda Crabbe at (403) 782-2994.


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


An Invitation to go to the Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller on July 17 with John Parsons Tours at 12:00 at the Greenway Inn, bring a bagged lunch and $99.00. Phone ahead: 403-782-5156 or see me at church. My brother and I would be so pleased to have you join us. Madeline Hendrickson


The legacy of Rev. Henry Bird Steinhauer 'Shawahnekiznek' - July 29th, 30th and 31st, 2016.
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 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!