Sept 24 – 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) 9:30-11am 1st Thursday Project Linus Blanket Making at Main St Baptist Tuesdays 10am/Wednesdays 7pm Spiritual Literacy Group at SUC Sept 22-24 Godly Play Core Training at SUC TONIGHT Beer and Hymns at Ducky’s Pub 7pm Oct 1 Worldwide Communion Sunday Oct 8 Thanksgiving Sunday (Harvest Table for the Food Bank) Oct 22 Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers special worship
ANNOUNCEMENTS for September 24, 2017- 16th Sunday after Pentecost
Another Tragedy that Needs Our Care: On Thursday Sept 7, 2017, close to midnight, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck off the pacific coast of Mexico causing devastation in the state of Oaxaca. At the time of writing NBC News reported that over 90 people were killed in all of Mexico by the earthquake…71 of whom were in Oaxaca!
Oaxaca has special significance for us enjoy Just Us! coffee as this has been an area that has been the focus for many small projects over the past 12 years. If you would like to support relief efforts donations can be made made payable to the Parish of French Village (Oaxaca Relief) as:
1) An Interac email transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org 2) or by mail to: “Parish of French Village” C/O Harry Cook 16 Dauphinees Loop, Glen Haven, NS B3Z 2W7
“227 CANS” FOR THE FOOD BANK: Elsie writes: some of us got together yesterday and counted and packed the cans and miscellaneous foodstuffs which were generously given……(drum roll)……final count was 272 cans and miscellaneous…..thank you…thank you..Sackville United……”
SOMETHING (NOT) PERCOLATING AT SUC: After many years of faithful service, our black coffee maker has finally met the end of its coffee-making days. If anyone has a coffee maker not currently being used that they would like to donate for regular use at the church, please speak with Bruce or Judith.
PRAYER BENCH PROGRAMME ON DEATH AND DYING: In October you are invited to gather over a four week period (one hour per week) to walk through a programme on death and dying as developed by Janice MacLean. The exact time and dates will be decided later. If you are interested please write your name on the sign-up sheet on the wall near the kitchen area. Contact person: Gary MacDonald (telephone: 536-7835)
BEER AND HYMNS: THIS SUNDAY, Sept 24 at 7pm at Ducky’s Pub. Theme is “Harvest”. Beer and Hymns will be continuing through the fall! September 24, October 29 (new date!), November 26, and Christmas Carols on December 17!
GETTING IN TOUCH WITH REV. LLOYD: Looking to get in touch with Lloyd? He can be reached at email@example.com or by calling (506) 940-1151.
FUNDRAISER FOR AUTUMN HOUSE: “Join us on Friday, Sept 29 at 7pm for a musical evening in aid of our local transition house …… Autumn House. The Rollickers (Celtic Folk Group), Silver Rose (Gospel Trio) and the Baptist Choir will perform at the First Baptist Church on Victoria St., in downtown Amherst. There is no admission charge, we ask only for a good will offering. There will be a Harvest Sale of baked goods and preserves. The entertainment will be followed by cookies, coffee & tea. Please come out to support these generous musicians and Autumn House.”
LOST RING AT JEWELLERY SALE: Susan Dales misplaced her ring at the jewellery sale table last Saturday – a silver band with a haida design. It could have been included in someone’s purchases. If you bought jewellery, please have a quick look just in case. It’s a treasure. If you happen to find it, call the Church or contact Susan at 899-0578. And happy news: the sale was a great success. Thanks to everyone who contributed jewellery and who bought jewellery.
Ecclesiastes 3 (sung)
Come and Join the Circle (words in bulletin) VU# 395 Come in, Come in and Sit Down Turn, Turn, Turn Calendar Song (words in bulletin) MV# 165 There is a Time MV# 145 Draw the Circle Wide VU# 298 When You Walk from Here
Coming Up this Fall at SPC
Tuesday & Wednesdays: 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
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).
FOODGRAINS BANK SERVICE FOR THANKSGIVING: 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.
THANKSGIVING HARVEST TABLE: As has been our tradition these past few years, on Thanksgiving Sunday (Oct 8) we invite the congregation to bring in “harvest” items, both fresh and canned that will be used to create a harvest display for the service, and which will then be donated to the food bank. Unfortunately, no homemade canned or baked items can be used, per food bank regulations.