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Sunday, January 27, 2008
Third after Epiphany
ORDER OF SERVICE
ORGAN PRELUDE Chorale Prelude on ‘Nettleton’ - Gilbert Martin
COLLECTION AND PRESENTATION OF OFFERINGS
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Greeters: As you came into the church this morning, Virginia & Sel
Sanderson and Larry & Sylvia
Congratulations to: Vanessa Battey & Kyle McDowell, who were married Saturday, January 26th. Let us keep them in our thoughts and prayers.
The rose in the bud vase is given by John Mort in memory of his friend, Bruce Pippy, who passed away on Jan. 27, 2007.
This week in the Winnipeg Presbytery prayer cycle, please remember the people and work of Kildonan United Church.
Today we share an appreciation of Rose Ferries with the congregation.
Sacrament of Communion will be celebrated next Sunday, Feb. 3. The Communion will be received at stations.
On February 3rd, you will have the opportunity to make a Communion
Offering for United Church of Canada’s United for Peace Campaign. This
campaign which was approved by the 39th General Council in 2006 in response
to instability in much of the world, will have a particular focus on the
Middle East. The financial goal of the United for Peace Campaign is
$2,000,000. At least half of the funds will be distributed to United Church
partners in Palestine and Israel working for peace. For those who use boxed
sets of envelopes, you will find Communion offering envelopes at the front
of the box. Envelopes are also available from the Welcome Table in the
narthex and the hallway table. At the same General Council, the church voted
to encourage the Government of Canada to create a Department of Peace with
Today After the Church Service:
Winter Study Group – you are invited to join with Joan as we
explore a video study program, featuring John Dominic Crossan, a well-known
historical Jesus scholar. We will meet on Thursday evenings, from 7-8:30
p.m. Crossan is author of twenty books on the historical Jesus, four of
which have become religious best-sellers: The Historical Jesus; Jesus: A
Revolutionary Biography; Who Killed Jesus?; and The Birth of Christianity. A
more recent work is titled, In Search of Paul: How Jesus’ Apostles Opposed
Roman Empire with God’s Kingdom.
Membership Classes: We hope to offer church membership classes for adults this winter. They will be held Wednesdays, Feb. 6 to Mar. 19 at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. New members will be received by Baptism and Confirmation, Confirmation, or Reaffirmation of Faith on Sunday, Mar. 30. Folk are welcome to participate in these classes simply as a way to explore or to have a refresher in the Christian faith. If you would like to register or to know more about the course, please contact the church office.
Westminster Concert Organ Series presents Olivier Vernet - Monaco Sun. Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. For tickets see Don Menzies or Len LaRue after today’s service.
Westminster Curling Team (from left to right): Bob Burton/skip, Teresa Young/third, Joan Jarvis/ second, Jim Young/lead. - winners of the “B” Event!
Trudy Perkins’ family invite her Westminster friends to Trudy’s 75th birthday at the Victoria Heritage Community Hall at 950 Sturgeon Rd. on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.. For further details, see the poster on the bulletin board.
Minute for Mission - Getting to Know the People We Support. First there was the construction job injury that caused Andrew to lose his job; then he found himself living on the street in Toronto. Luckily, Andrew found the Fred Victor Centre. Their permanent housing became his new home and in their Friends Restaurant Andrew learned cooking and prep work. Soon after, he met a new partner and they began a family. Andrew’s joy was short-lived. He was heartbroken when his partner suffered health problems and their two children were taken into custody. With no income, shared housing, and disappearing hope, Andrew feared he would lose his family.However, with unflagging determination and help from Fred Victor Centre staff, Andrew found a two-bedroom apartment, attended parenting classes, arranged daycare, and presented a positive case for bringing the children home. “I am blessed,” he says, “to have the privilege of bringing up my children. Even in the winter I try to ride my bike whenever I can to save money. I want to provide for them.”Speaking from his job at the Friends Restaurant, Andrew knows that the Fred Victor Centre helped him get back on his feet. “I can give my kids a wonderful future and the opportunities they deserve. I hope sharing my experience can help others.”Our Mission and Service Fund supports the Fred Victor Centre in their vital work. Please give generously.
The Wider Church!
Transcona Memorial United Church. Administrative Asst.: Duties- responsible for all daily tasks. Full time. Hrs. Mon - Fri 5.5 hrs/day (Jul. & Aug. 3 hrs/day) Starting salary $13- $14.50/hr incl. benefits/ vacation. See poster or call Lynn Measner 661-0478 or email@example.com Send resumes to TMUC, M&P Committee, 209 Yale Ave. West, Wpg. MB R2C 1T9.
Faculty of Theology Lecture Series “The Legacy and Future of the Church in the University”. Panel Guests: The Hon. Very Rev. Dr. Lois Wilson, The Hon. William Blaikie, Dr. Alan Mills. Moderator: Dr. Nolan Riley. Held at Convocation Hall, University of Winnipeg. Thurs. Jan. 31.
Manitoba Interfaith Council and The Faculty of Theology/
University of Winnipeg offers you the opportunity to visit 5 worship centers
of different faiths:
Churchill Park United Church. Feb. 5. Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos: An Ecological Christianity, by Bruce Sanguin. The author will discuss his book Tues. Feb. 5 at 7:00 pm coffee and dessert included. Cover charge: $5. (525 Beresford St) Bruce will preach at CPU Sun. Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m.
The 2008 Provincial Honour Choirs final concert takes place Feb.10 at 3:00 p.m. at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St. Tickets: adults $10.00 and children 12 years and under $5.00. This program is sponsored by the Manitoba Choral Association (MCA).
Zeebu’08- A Conference Youth Retreat for those in Grades 7-12 at Neepawa United Church,. Limit of 100 participants. Sat. Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. till Mon. Feb. 18 2:00 p.m. (Feb. 18 is the new Louis Riel Manitoba Provincial Holiday). $50/person or $45/person for groups of 4 or more registering together. For registration forms, go to the Conference web-site: www.mnwo.united-church.ca.
Manitoba District Council of AOTS, raising funds for Youth Music Development presents Hymns Old and New with Westworth Rockers United featuring The Hymns and Music of Martin Robson, Transcona Carillons (Transcona Memorial United Church) plus other groups, soloists and musicians. Westworth United Church. 1750 Grosvenor Ave. Sun. Mar. 2 at 2:30 pm. Free parking. Tickets: $10. Kids 14 and under: $5. For tickets call one of the following: Fraser 489-3348, Jim 222-6233, Ernie 452-3706 or Charlie 256-6390.
Headingly United Church Players’ Annual Dinner Theatre presents “The Villain Took A Chip Shot”. Feb. 21 -24, Feb. 28 & 29, Mar. 1. Doors open 5:30 pm Dinner served 6:30 pm (Sunday Dinner served at 5:30 pm). For ticket info, call 222-5402.
[posted: Jan 25, 11:45am]
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