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August 27 – Announcements

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Mondays       Centering Prayer Group                                            ON PAUSE Wednesdays   Coffee and Conversation with Open Sky           ON PAUSE Thursdays     Parents & Tots (at St. Andrews Presbyterian)   ON PAUSE 1st Thursday   Project Linus Blanket Making                               ON PAUSE July 2-Sept 3    Summer Services for the Pastoral Charge at SUC     10am TONIGHT       Beer and Hymns at Ducky’s Pub                                         7pm Sept 9          Book, Bake & Jewellery Sale at SUC                           8am-12pm Sept 10        Regular Service Times Resume                9am USUC/11am SUC

Pride Flag Waved

Happy Pride!

ANNOUNCEMENTS for August 27, 2017- 12th Sunday after Pentecost

BOOK, BAKE, AND JEWELLERY SALE:  Coming up on September 9 from 8am-12pm!  This time round we’ve added a jewellery sale to the event. I expect, like me, you have items of jewellery stored away in drawers and boxes which are pining to see the light of day. This sale is their big chance to be ‘new’ again. Please gather them up and bring them to the church on one of the next two Sundays, Aug. 20 or 27th, or even Sept. 3rd if you move slowly! I will be collecting the pieces and manning the jewellery table. Also if you have anything like a ‘jewellery tree’ which you could lend for the morning to help display the jewellery, most appreciated.

Reminder: New life for neglected jewellery. Susan Dales is collecting jewellery for the Sept. 9th Book, Bake and Jewellery Sale. A piece you no longer wear could be someone else’s treasure. Please bring jewellery to either the Aug. 23rd or Sept. 3rd service (preferably Aug. 23rd). Thanks to those who’ve already contributed.

“150 CANS” FOR THE FOOD BANK:  Elsie MacDonald writes: “As many of you may know, I volunteer at the Local Food Bank, as do Bill and Janet Geier.   Our Food Bank receives many items from the Moncton Food Depot.  For the past three months, we have not received many can goods…items like tomatoes, fruit, soups, vegetables, meats, beans, etc.  I am wondering if our congregation could aim at 150 cans for our Food Bank Sunday, Sept. 17th.  We know the need is there….there were fifty client families needing food two weeks ago and forty client families yesterday…we average forty families weekly which would probably be over one hundred people whom we help.”  A basket for cans will be placed in the back of the sanctuary, and we will collect items from August 27-Sept 17.  Thank you for your support of this vital community outreach.

DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY: Friday afternoons 2-4pm during the summer, we explore together what Happiness really means. More information on the Open Sky Facebook Page.

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH REV.  LLOYD: Looking to get in touch with Lloyd?  He can be reached at or by calling (506) 940-1151.

BEER AND HYMNS:  Our final Beer and Hymns for the summer is TONIGHT, August 27th at 7pm!  This month’s theme is “Pastoral Charge Favourites”.  Ducky’s Pub from 7-8pm on Sunday evenings.  Come out and raise your voices (and glasses!).

LOOKING AHEAD:  On October 8, Margaret Tusz-King will be leading a service on a theme of food, hunger, and the work of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.  She is looking for volunteers interested in planning and/or participating in the service.


Matthew 16:13-20


SPC Summer Music Series

This summer, we’re doing something new and exciting at SPC!  Each Sunday morning worship this summer will feature a specific musical theme/genre, with a mix of popular hymns and familiar favourites we don’t always get to sing in church!  Join us for these joyful Sundays that will have you swaying in your seat!

Aug 27: The Beatles Sept 3: Canadian Songwriters Part II

Coming Up this Fall at SUC

Sunday Sept 10th:  We will mark the return to school around the theme “Pencils and Prayers”.  The teacher in my life tells me that one can never have enough pencils in the classroom.  You are invited to bring a box or bag of pencils (sharpened or unsharpened) and as we gather them together to donate to local schools we will hold those who will use them in prayer for a school year filled with learning and healthy relationships.

Tuesday Sept 12th: Spiritual Literacy Group.  Using resources from Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat this small group (and another on Wednesday evenings) will explore spiritual attitudes and practices that can contribute to living lives of meaning: attention, gratitude, kindness, play and the list goes on.  On each Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening we will explore the same theme – so, if you can’t make a Tuesday morning come on Wednesday evening or vice versa.

Consider taking part: Tuesdays at 10am or Wednesday at 7pm

Sunday Sept 17th:  As we gather on this Sunday we will ponder the conflict that has simmered and flared up time and again in Israel/Palestine.  And, because we can, we will respond to the local needs of our community as part of Food Bank Sunday.  Please bring items to share.  A list of items needed can be found on the Sackville Food Bank Facebook page.

Sept 22-24th:  Sackville United Church will host the Godly Play Core Training on these dates.  On Sunday the participants will share in leading an Intergenerational Worship Service using principles and practices of Godly Play.

Sept 27th:  Lloyd will be travelling to Fredericton to take part in a ‘Commitment to Community’ discussion with Greta Vosper and others.  There is room in the car for three others.  Let him know if you’d like to come along for the ride and the conversation.

Sunday Oct 1st: Worldwide Communion Sunday.  In addition to breaking bread and sharing the cup at both 9am and 11am services on this Sunday we will begin again hosting a monthly service at the Drew Nursing Home at 3pm.  Please plan to come out and embrace the residents there in the circle of care this is our vibrant faithful community!  Also on this Sunday Rockport will be hosting their Thanksgiving Service at 2pm and Lloyd will be preaching at the Covenanting Service at the Cumberland Pastoral Charge as they begin to share ministry with Bill Drysdale (DLM).

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