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September 10 – 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                              ON PAUSE TODAY         Regular Service Times Resume                                9am USUC/11am SUC Sunday School Opening at SUC                                                       10:15am “Pencils and Prayers” during worship Tuesdays 10am/Wednesdays 7pm     Spiritual Literacy Group at SUC Sept 17         150 Cans Project for the Food Bank Sept 22-24    Godly Play Core Training at SUC Sept 24          Beer and Hymns at Ducky’s Pub                             7pm


ANNOUNCEMENTS for September 10, 2017- 14th Sunday after Pentecost

SUNDAY SCHOOL AT SUC OPENING TODAY: Sunday School at Sackville United Church will begin again on Sunday, September 10. Families are invited to come upstairs for a snack and registration time starting at 10:15. We’ll head down for the beginning of the service at 11:00 and then back up to our Godly Play space at the appropriate time in the service.  Children younger and older are always welcome to join us! In addition, like last year, we hope to hold a class especially for the older children at least once a month. We are also very open to the possibility of providing a “nursery” for babies and toddlers. Feel free to reach out to us to discuss this! We will be continuing with the Godly Play curriculum, which we’d also be happy to discuss anytime. Some information can be found on the Godly Play Canada website (actually currently featuring a picture of our church on their home page to announce the up-coming Maritimes Godly Play training!):

“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.  As of September 3, we have collected 66 cans!

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:  Beer and Hymns will be continuing through the fall! September 24, October 22, November 26, and Christmas Carols on December 17!

RETREAT AT CAMP TAWASI: Camp Ta Wa Si Retreat, Saturday, Sept. 16, 9:30 – 3:30. Theme: Soul Peace – Grace Notes, Reflecting on Life’s Journey Theme Presenter: Rev. Dr. Shawn Redden.  For  more information, contact Lois Budd  506 372 4357 Anna Peters 506 383 1479

Jean Smith 902 667 8748


Psalm 119:33-40: ‘The Message’ Romans 13:8-14 NRSV


This is the Day, MV 122 Walk With Me, VU 649 Teach Me God To Wonder, VU 299 Let Us Build a House, MV 1, v. 1, 3-5 Offertory Response: Grateful, MV 182, chorus, v.2, chorus

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).

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.

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