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January 29 – Announcements

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Mondays       Centering Prayer Group                                           9:30am Wednesdays   Coffee and Conversation with Open Sky         10-11am Thursdays     Parents & Tots (at St. Andrews Presbyterian)  9:30-11am 1st Thursday   Project Linus  at Main St Baptist                         1pm Feb 4                 A Celebration of Love   ❤                                     11am Feb 12               IODE Shares Service at SUC                                  11am

ANNOUNCEMENTS for Jan 29, 2016 Epiphany IV

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED: Edward and Stan would like to extend an open invitation to the pastoral charge to attend their wedding on Saturday, February 4 at 11am at Sackville United Church.  All are welcome to be a part of this celebration; the couple has requested no gifts other than your presence.

AFFIRM: Sackville United has received word that our Affirm Vision Statement has been approved by Affirm United. We can now proceed to the next step of the Affirm Process, which is to develop and Action Plan. The Executive is inviting the creation of the Circle of Service to create this plan. It is hoped that this group could have a plan ready for the AGM. If you are interested in helping with this task, please sign up on the Discernment Board.

Some Sound (and visual) Advice: If you would like to learn how to use the sound board at the back of the church or to get involved with the words on the screen for Sunday worship, please sign up on the Discernment Board. Craig is willing to help show you the ropes (and buttons).

Would Someone You Know Appreciate a Pastoral Care Visit?:  Pastoral care for SPC is generously being provided by Rev. Jean Ward.  For any pastoral care needs, or if you know someone who might appreciate a visit, please contact Rev. Ward directly – 902-694-4372 or

UCW COLLECTING SMALL ITEMS TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE:  UCW continues to save the following items:  Independent Grocery Tapes, pop tabs, plastic bread tabs, used postage stamps (1/4″ border), Campbell’s Soup Labels, the front cover of used Greeting Cards.  All items can be left in the basket which is on the book shelf as you come in the main entrance of the church.

CENTERING PRAYER:  Centering prayer group meets every Monday; all are welcome to join for one half hour of prayer together.

Check out the projects, ideas, and circles of interest on our Discernment Board (to the left of the sanctuary entrance): Sign your name for something that interests you, or start a group of your own!

Become part of our SUC Affirming Action Plan

Become part of our A/V team

Help host or attend our Wednesday morning coffee time co-hosted with Open Sky

Host Coffee & Conversation after church


Micah 6:1-8 Matthew 5:1-12


O For a World, VU 697 The Beatitudes, VU p.896-7 My Love Colours Outside the Lines, MV 138 Draw the Circle Wide, MV 145 Offertory Response:  When Heaven’s Bright with Mystery, VU 93 v.4

Quotations to Ponder

After reading the sermon on the mount, Sigmund Freud proclaimed: “Impossible!”

Don’t go on discussing what a good person should be.  Just be one.  ~ Marcus Aurelius

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief.  Act justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. ~ The Talmud

True humility is not thinking less of yourself.  It is thinking of yourself less.  ~ from C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity

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