Summer 2019 at SPC

Summer 2019
at Sackville Pastoral Charge 

rainbow heart strings
Celebrate “Summer Spirit”

Summer at Sackville Pastoral Charge is a time of rest, rejuvenation, and celebration!  It is our prayer that your summer months may be full of joy and peace, and that you might take part in one or more of the events below that we are offering to the community of Sackville to celebrate “summer spirit.”

June 9   Pentecost Sunday  9am/11am
June 10-15  Rescheduled Weeknight Choir Practice  & Potluck    TBA
June 16   Sunday School Closing at SUC  11am      
June 16  A “Window Open to Summer” BBQ and Cake Auction 12:30pm
June 19  Change of Office Hours (this Wed only)  10:30-1:30pm
June 22  Final SUC Choir Practice before Summer Pause   3pm
June 23  Upper Sackville Final Service before Summer Pause  9am
June 23  Celebrating the Sacrament of Communion  9am/11am
June 23 Food Bank Sunday 9am/11am
June 30  SPC Summer Services begin (at SUC) 10am
July-Aug  Summer Church Office Hours   Wed, Fri 9am-12pm
July-Aug  SPC Summer Services at SUC  10am
July 21  Food Bank Sunday
July 28  Beer and Hymns at Ducky’s Pub  7pm
August 4  Pancakes and Prayers at SUC (no regular worship) 9:30-11am
August 18  Food bank Sunday
August 25  Beer and Hymns at Ducky’s Pub  7pm
Sept 1   Final SPC Summer Service (at SUC)  TBA
Sept 2   Regular Church Office Hours Resume   Mon, Wed, Fri  9am-12pm
Sept 7   SUC Choir Practices Resume   TBA
Sept 8   Regular Worship Services Resume   9am USUC/11am SUC


Pentecost Flamming CupcakesSunday June 9th  Pentecost Sunday

9am at Upper Sackville
11am at Sackville United

Feel the winds of the spirit blow as we move from Easter into a new season of community and connection with the world


Carbon footprintSunday June 16th
Sunday School Closing &
“Window Open to Summer” BBQ/Cake Auction

(Regular 9am worship at Upper Sackville)
11am at Sackville United
BBQ begins at 12:30pm

During our worship time we celebrate the start of summer pause for our Sunday School.  Then following the service, come have a burger or hotdog and a slice of cake on us as we “open a window to summer”.  A cake auction will begin at 1pm to raise funds for energy efficient renovations to reduce our carbon footprint


Bread and wineSunday June 23rd
Upper Sackville Summer Pause
9am at Upper Sackville
11am at Sackville United

Join us as we celebrate mystery and community through the sacrament of holy communion.  This will be the final Upper Sackville service before summer pause, and worship will be followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments along with a celebration of new baby Jayden!


finger puppets
All are welcome in this place


Sundays June 30th – September 1st
Summer Services at SPC
10am at Sackville United

All are welcome – activities for young worshippers are available at the back of the sanctuary

Wednesdays and Fridays, July 3rd – August 30th
Church Office Open
9am-12pm at Sackville United


beer and hymns 2
Raise your voice (and your glass!) at Beer & Hymns


Sunday July 28th, Sunday August 25th
Beer and Hymns
7pm at Ducky’s Pub

Join us for a time of fellowship and fun as we raise our voices (and our glasses) in joyful celebration of the spirit!  All are welcome – anyone under 19 must be accompanied by a legal guardian

PancakesSunday August 4th
Pancakes and Prayers “to go”
9:30-11am at Sackville United

Join us for our third annual pancake breakfast!  Held on the Sunday morning of Sappyfest weekend, this free breakfast is an opportunity for community building and outreach.


Flowers in baskets

                    A Summer Prayer     

Under the warmth of the summer sun
the world awakes and blossoms
into every imaginable color.

You created a garden for us to enjoy
and within it planted the most magical of flower and trees.

You needed no horticultural training
to plan your color scheme,
no gardening expert to recommend variety or design.

Your garden is perfect
its colors harmonious
its scale immense
spoilt only by the clumsiness of those who tend it.

Creator God who breathed this world into being
who is discernible within the harmony of nature,
the perfection of a butterfly’s wing,
the grandeur of a mountain range,
and the soaring eagle and humming bird,
thank you for this world which you have created.

Thank you for summer sun which reminds us
that your creative breath is still alive and active.

Thank you for the warmth of your love
sustaining this world:
your garden

Flowers in baskets

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