April 16 – 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
April 16          Easter Sunday
Pastoral Charge Sunrise Service at SUC             7am
Upper Sackville (communion)                             9am
Sackville United (communion)                            11am
April 23        UCW Service                                                              9am/11am
April 24        UCW Meeting at SUC                                               2pm
April 30        Potluck PARTY for Rev. Jenn                                12pm
April 30        Memory Café at SUC                                                2pm
May TBA      Yard & Bake Sale at Upper Sackville                  8-11am
May TBA      Music Afternoon at Upper Sackville                  2pm


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ANNOUNCEMENTS for April 16, 2017-

A special thank you to Edward Knuckles, Branden Olsen and Skylar Cameron for sharing their gift of music with us today.

UCW SERVICE APRIL 23: On Sunday, April 23rd, UCW is conducting the church service and will be providing refreshments after the 11 a.m. service at Sackville United.  We will be providing a basket for donations towards our Mission & Service goal for 2017.  Thanks!

Potluck Luncheon:  Sunday, April 30th is Rev. Jennifer Brown’s last day with us and there will be a potluck luncheon immediately following the 11am church service.  It is suggested that Last names starting with A-M should bring desserts and last names starting with N-Z should bring main course – sandwiches, salads, etc.    Hope to see you there!

POETRY READ-OUT:  Marilyn Lerch, Sackville Poet Laureate, sends along an invitation for persons who may be  interested in taking part in the Third Annual Community Poetry Read out.  Sunday, April 30, 1-3 in the Council Chambers. All one has to do is write d.cadman@sackville.com and say you want to participate and give the poem (not more than 75 lines). Food and music will be provided.

AN UPDATE FROM THE SRRC: The Sackville Refugee Response Coalition has been pleased to welcome two refugee families from Syria to our community over the past few months. The most important factor in the settlement of our families has been the participation of the Welcome Committees for each family.  This committee is responsible for greeting and welcoming the family and helping them settle into life in Canada and in Sackville, doing everything from setting up bank accounts, accompanying them to medical appointments, helping them navigate daily activities such as grocery shopping, and many other things.  In preparation for the arrival of our third family, a family of four from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, hopefully soon, the SRRC is establishing a third Welcome Committee.  If you are interested in participating in an experience that will be life-changing, please contact Diane Fullerton at 536-3749, email her at dfullert@nb.sympatico.ca, or send us a message through the SRRC’s Facebook page.

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 a.jean.ward@gmail.com

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), 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.  Please note that the Campbell’s Soup Company has cancelled their soup label refund program; therefore, the UCW are no longer collecting these soup labels. Thank you for all the items you continue to collect for us.  It is very much appreciated.

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

OPERATION BEAUTIFICATION:  We have been invited to participate in the first annual “Operation Beautification” town clean-up project, on May 10 anytime between 8:30am-6:30pm.  Supplies, gloves, and snacks will be provided.


John 20: 1-18


Jesus Christ Is Risen Today, VU 155
Joy Comes with the Dawn, VU 166
This is the Day, MV 122
Your Love is Amazing, MV 29
Offertory Response: Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Give Thanks, VU 179, chorus, v.2, chorus

“Six Weeks of Disney”:

Read more and listen to the songs here!

Quotations to Ponder

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
– George Eliot.

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
– Emily Dickinson

I’ll stand before the Lord of Song,
With nothing on my lips
But Hallelujah.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Hallelujah!    – Leonard Cohen


As was mentioned at the Annual Meeting of the congregation, the Executive feel that the Exterior Window frames are in need of painting.  We would like to see this done this Spring.  An estimate of $4200 has been suggested.  There is also a potential additional expense to replace rotting wood on some of the frames.

As this falls outside of our regular budget, we would like to see this as a Special Fundraising Project which the congregation would support in addition to regular offerings.

A “Window of Opportunity” covered in sticky notes with various donation amounts (from $1 to $500) is now up at the back of the Sanctuary to help us in our fundraising efforts!

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