February 11 – Announcements

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Mondays       Centering Prayer Group                                          ON PAUSE
Wednesdays   Coffee and Conversation with Open Sky         10am
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
Sundays 9:15am       Book Study in the Quiet Room at SUC
Feb 13           Shrove Tuesday Pancakes and Games Night      5:30pm
Feb 14           Ash Wednesday                                                            12pm
Feb 20           UCW Meeting at SUC (Tuesday)                               2pm
March 2       World Day of Prayer Service at SUC                       2pm
March 4       SUC Annual Meeting (please bring bag lunch)   12pm
March 11     Upper Sackville Annual Meeting                            10am
March 18     SPC Annual Meeting and Potluck                           12pm
April 1         Easter Sunday                                             7am/9am/11am

Pancakes
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Tuesday at 5:30pm

ANNOUNCEMENTS for February 11, 2018 –
Transfiguration Sunday

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE DINNER & GAMES NIGHT: COMING in 2 DAYS – Jennie and Gary will host our second annual Shrove Tuesday dinner of pancakes with all the fixings, fruit and juice/tea/coffee.  All are welcome!  Following supper, we will play some traditional party games for all ages (with a “United Church twist”).  The winning team will take home the spectacular trophy that last year’s SPC trivia champions still hold. Dinner starts at 5:30.  Anyone interested in helping to flip pancakes or who has an electric griddle/frying pan we can use is asked to please speak with Gary or Jennie.

ASH WEDNESDAY:  We will share holy fellowship on Ash Wednesday with a lunchtime meal together with a time of worship.  Lunch will begin at 12pm, and the service to follow around 12:30pm.

THE PRAYER NET: Our Sunday School invites everyone to participate in our “Prayer Net” project.  The Prayer Net is hung on the wall in the entrance way of our church.  Colourful fish are available to you to hang on our net.  On the back of the fish you are invited to write a short prayer, a hope you may have for our world or whatever may have some significance to you. As well, you may choose to hold a prayer, hope or dream for our world in your heart as you  hang your fish on the net without necessarily expressing your thoughts in writing. We welcome you to this project.  Your participation will do much to express support for the work of our Sunday School.

THOUGHTS FOR WORSHIP & SANCTUARY: The worship and sanctuary committee is always interested in your feedback about our sanctuary space and worship planning.  As we prepare for the season of Lent, we invite your thoughts and ideas of how the sanctuary might be decorated, and are happy to have additional volunteers in decorating.
Our members are:  Janet Geier, Glenda Thornton, Jane Braedley, Bernice McMaster, Jennie Del Motte & Rev. Lloyd

Conversation Café and Potluck at SUC:  On the last Sunday of the month, we welcome a special guest speaker to help us explore our faith in a different way, followed by a potluck.  Details of our next guest coming soon – all are welcome.

SILENT & LIVE AUCTION AT SUC:  Some of the congregation have indicated an interest in having a Silent and Live Auction. There is a sheet on the Discernment Board..if you are excited about helping with this idea and forming a bubble group to  be a part of this, please sign the sheet.

ANNUAL REPORTS:  The time of our annual meetings swiftly approaches – if anyone has reports to submit as part of either the SUC or SPC annual reports, please send them to the church office by Friday, February 16.

ANNUAL MEETINGS:  The time of our annual meetings fast approaches!  They are as follows:  March 4, SUC 12pm – please bring bag lunch/snack; March 11, USUC 10am; March 18, SPC 12pm (meeting held at SUC) – Pot Luck: It is suggested that last name A to M would bring first course and last name N to Z would bring desserts.

Prayers for the Community:  Is there someone or something you would like held or lifted up in prayer this month?  Our prayer circle is ready to hear your concerns and joys and pray for them – please send your messages to Mora MacDonald at morabullydog@yahoo.ca.  All requests are kept in confidence among the group, who are always mindful of your privacy.

GOT A FRIDGE TO SPARE?: Sackville United is looking for someone who may have an extra full-size fridge to donate to our kitchenette. This second fridge will be used to help store food for large and catered events, and will only be used from time to time in order to save on energy costs.

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH REV.  LLOYD:  Looking to get in touch with Lloyd?  He can be reached at spcminister@nb.aibn.com or by calling (506) 940-1151.

SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming liturgical dates to keep in mind are easy to remember this year, with Ash Wednesday falling on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14) and Easter on April Fools (April 1)!

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE AT SUC:  This year Sackville United is hosting the annual ecumenical World Day of Prayer service, with music provided by Jennie.  All are welcome at this afternoon service, which begins at 2pm on Friday, March 2.

NEW CHURCH OFFICE HOURS FOR WINTER 2018:  Owing to Jennie’s teaching schedule at the university this term, the office hours for SPC will be slightly modified from January-April.  In consultation with M&P and the SPC/SUC Executives, the office will be open from 8am-11am on Wednesday through Friday.  Jennie is appreciative of your flexibility.  Office hours of 9am-12pm will resume in May.

 

Scripture

Mark 9:2-9

Hymns

Spirit of Gentleness, VU 375
God of Still Waiting, MV 20
Every Day is a Day of Thanksgiving, MV 185
Go Make a Difference, MV 209

Learn More at United Church Website

Support Bill C-262 on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Put an End to Islamaphobia

What’s Going on with Remits (UCC reorganization/reformation)

Rohingya Crisis

Address the Root Causes of Famine

 

Israeli Military Detention of and Violence against Children

A Song of Faith and other official statements on who we are as a denomination

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