Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Weekly
Greetings! 

We hope to  see you at Church on Sunday, March 11, 2018 -  Lent IV


CONTRIBUTING TO SUNDAY 10:00 AM WORSHIP

Greeters: Irma Hererra & Linda Bolen
Worship Leader: Donna Kennedy & The Worship Committee
Children's Church: Joan VonEngelbrechten
Fellowship/Coffee Time: Donna Scott & Ken Levea
Pianist: Jan Tissandier
Administration: Sondy Szymanis - 403-678-5354 - office@ralphconnor.ca
In the Pulpit: Gloria Snow

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For a Lenten video message from the Moderator of the United Church of Canada, the Rt. Rev. Jordan Cantwell, click here
COMING SUNDAYS...               


This Sunday March 11 we welcome Gloria Snow to the pulpit at Ralph Connor.  Gloria, from Morley, is training for United Church Ministry at the Sandy-Saulteaux Centre in Manitoba. She will bring to us a combination of Christian and traditional Indigenous spiritual understandings. 

On Sunday, March 18: Rev. Michael Ward will be preaching


THE HOLY LAND  
            
Rev's Greg Wooley and Shannon Mang made it safely to the Holy Land.  

Here is a pic of a much jet-lagged Greg upon arrival in Israel. 

They will be away from March 5 returning to work on March 21.  

Rev. Murray Speer from Rundle Memorial UC in Banff will be covering pastoral emergencies during this time.


HEALING PATHWAY


To book a session or inquire about this gentle healing ministry by appointment. 
Please contact: Vicky Connoy at vconnoy@hotmail.com  
or call her at 403-609-2428.


EVENSONG
 
Each Wednesday night at 7:15, we gather for holy silence, chant, song, reflective words, and experience the gentle nudging of the Spirit.  
 
Sometimes we will also incorporate poetry, or art, or physical movement. 
"Come and find the quiet centre".


CHOIR REHEARSAL

Join the choir every Thursday,  
at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary.
 
New singers are always welcome! 

ALPINE VOICES THRESHOLD CHOIR

Rehearses the second and fourth Monday of each month from 7:30 - 9:00 pm in the sanctuary. Threshold Choir singing is described as "kindness made audible". 

If you would like to learn more about the practice of bedside singing, visit thresholdchoir.org , or contact Jan Tissandier, jan.tissandier@gmail.com  

New members welcome!
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Sign up for a Sunday on the Clipboard. We have a multitude of Sunday lesson packages in the upstairs cupboard. 

Children's Church (ages 4 and up) and Nursery/Toddler care are both available as the first hymn is being sung. 

For Toddler Care, join the caregivers in Gordon Hall for a moment to apprise them of your child's needs.  
Please bring a snack if your child may need one, and advise if your child has any allergies.  Water or juice will be provided if needed.  

For  Children's Church , our teachers will take the children upstairs for their lesson.  All children will return to the sanctuary prior to the anthem.  We look forward to meeting your children!
DID YOU KNOW?

If you miss a Sunday... or would like to re-read a sermon... just go to the website, ralphconnor.ca , then pick "Worship" and "Sunday Sermons."  

Greg posts his sermons on Sunday afternoon, each week. 

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Mark your Calendars for the following Easter Services

Sunday, March 25 - 10:00 AM RCMUC - Palm Sunday.  Greg will be back in the pulpit.

Wednesday, March 28 (note change of day from Tuesday to Wednesday) - 11:00 AM, St Mike's - ecumenical Lent/Easter Seniors' worship service and luncheon

Wednesday, March 28 - 7:15 PM RCMUC - Holy Week Evensong

Friday, March 30 - 7:00 PM RCMUC - Good Friday worship with dramatic readings

Easter Sunday, April 1 
8:00 AM Riverside service 
- 8:45 refreshments at Church 
- 10:00 AM RCMUC worship

SOLD OUT!!! THE MOUNTAIN GRANNIES ARE AT IT AGAIN

The 10th Annual Chili in a Bowl is on Friday, March 9th. 
Two seatings will be held at 5:00 & 7:00 pm at St. Mikes.

Chili donated by local restaurants and you keep your bowl donated by local potters.  All proceeds go to Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign

Tickets $40 available at Kitchen Boutique 

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION SPEAKER SERIES

March 15 at 7:00 pm at The Whyte Museum in Banff.

Becoming an Ally: Recognizing Unconscious Bias and your Privilege

With Kory Wilson , BSc., LL.B, is Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach both nations are part of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation, also known as the Kwak'wala speaking people.  

CHINIKI LECTURE SERIES



EASTER MUSICAL CONCERT

On March 31 at 7:00 pm at St. Mikes, come and enjoy a musical evening of celebrating, sponsored by the Mountain Sanctuary Seventh-Day Adventist Church, in honour of the resurrection of Christ.

Music by Harpist: Deborah Nyack 

AFFIRMING MINISTRIES EVENT

Hillhurst United Church, Calgary and The Coming Out Monologues YYC proudly present:

The Coming Out In Faith Monologues!
Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018
Doors - 7 pm - Show - 7:30 pm

This event celebrates our diverse personal stories of coming out from the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community. Our performers stories reveal how their spirituality connected and collided with their coming out journey. Different faith backgrounds and experiences are represented, which makes for a fun, diverse, and enlightening night!  Tickets at...   Tickets $15 online  

NEW BLOOD PERFORMANCE

On April 13 in Calgary Join Siksika Musicians and dancers at the Foothills Mennonite Church for an evening of song and dance. Performance starts at 7:30.  Tickets $14 at bit.ly/New-Blood 

If you would like to car-pool to the play contact Joy at jcmcmann@gmail.com or phone 403-609-4359

NARAMATA

Spring and Summer registration is now open.

 Visit Naramatacentresociety.org for registration and details. 

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Camp Kasota West at Half Moon Bay, Sylvan Lake is now accepting registration for summer camp.  Receive $40 off if you book prior to March 24. Further bursaries available from Foothills Presbytery (see bulletin board for details). Children & Youth Camps, Sailing Camp & Counselor in Training. Perfect for grades 1 - 11.  More information and booking online at campkasotawest.com

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