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October 9 – Announcements

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Mondays       Centering Prayer Group                                                 9:30am Thursdays     Parents & Tots (at St. Andrews Presbyterian)        9:30-11am Oct 9               Thanksgiving Service (FOOD BANK SUNDAY)       9am/11am Oct 11              Stewardship Gathering at SUC (open to all)           7-8:15pm Oct 18, Nov 15     SUC Executive Business Meeting                        2-3:30pm/1:30-3pm Nov 8  SUC Executive Grounding Circle                                            1:30-3pm

ANNOUNCEMENTS for October 9, 2016 21st Sunday after Pentecost Thanksgiving Sunday

SPECIAL FOOD OFFERINGS FOR THANKSGIVING:  This Sunday we have been invited to bring in both our contributions of non-perishable food items, and also fresh produce as well (carrots, potatoes, squash, etc.).  We have used what is offered to create a “harvest table” display for our Thanksgiving service, and will donate all of what is received today to the Food Bank.  Food Bank contributions are always welcome, as we help support the immediate needs of our community even as we work to address the underlying justice issues that lead to long-term food insecurity.

Update from the SPC Search Committee:  The search committee has let the SPC executive know that they are now in the process of conducting interviews.  We thank them for their commitment and hard work, and for keeping our congregations informed.

UCC E-NEWSLETTERS:  Want to be in the loop about what’s going on in the wider UCC church community?  Consider signing up for one or more of the United Church’s “E-Newsletters” – topics include notes from our Moderator, Justice in Action, and “E-ssentials.”  Find out more or subscribe at

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

Fall 2016 Worship and Pastoral Care:  The Pastoral Charge Executive would like to announce that we have pulpit supply in place for the fall – though the Christmas season if necessary – provided by Rev. Jennifer Brown, from Peticodiac. Rev. Nigel Weaver is our supervisory minister appointed by presbytery.  For any pastoral care needs for the rest of the year, please feel free to contact Rev Jean Ward – 902-694-4372 or

SACKVILLE PASTORAL CHARGE WEBSITE: Check out our website at – this is the face that we show to most of the world!   Click the “follow” button on the home page to receive new information by email each time there’s a new post.

“PROJECT LINUS” Comes to Sackville:  Sackville is about to join 44 other communities across Canada with Blanketeers providing much loved blankets full of hugs to children going through a crisis in their lives.  A Project Linus group is starting in Sackville and is inviting anyone who likes to knit or sew to join.  Join us at the Sackville Visitor Information Centre on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm.

Ten Thousand Villages: the annual Fair Trade Fair is a week earlier this year – October 28 & 29 at St. Paul’s Anglican.  If you would like to volunteer in sales, setup or takedown, please contact Carolyn at or call 536-0474.


Deuteronomy 26: 1-11 Psalm 100 VU. 824 Philippians 4: 4-9


Make a Joyful Noise, VU p.820 For the Fruit of All Creation, VU 227 Spirit Open My Heart, MV 79 Your Love is Amazing (Hallelujah), MV 26

Offertory Response:  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow, VU 541

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