Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Weekly
Greetings! 

We hope to  see you at Church on Sunday, February 25, 2018 -  Lent II

CONTRIBUTING TO SUNDAY 10:00 AM WORSHIP

Greeters: Barb Profitt & Ellen Andersen
Worship Leader: Ruben Nelson
Children's Church & Toddler Care:  In Need - please contact Greg
Fellowship/Coffee Time: Mary Shearer & Linda Bolen
Musical Director: Tanya Sullivan
Administration: Sondy Szymanis - 403-678-5354 - office@ralphconnor.ca
Minister: Rev. Greg Wooley - 403-493-4923 - minister@ralphconnor.ca

one week from Sunday, on March 4th - Sacrament of Communion & Benevolent Offering

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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
THIS SUNDAY WE WELCOME               


Kathryn Hofley from Winnipeg, 
Financial Development Officer serving
the Prairie Region of 
The United Church of Canada.

Kathryn will join with Greg in bringing the message this week, celebrating the "big-picture" thinking of this congregation!


PRAYER SHAWL KNITTERS             


Meet Tomorrow at 1:00 pm in the Gordon Hall.  Everyone is welcome to come and join us. 


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

NEEDED:
Leaders needed on Feb 25 and each Sunday in March.  Please contact the office or sign up on the Sunday 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!
FOOD AND FRIENDS

This Monday, Feb 26th will be the 5th anniversary of Community Food & Friends. This amazing community outreach is now serving well in excess of 300 meals each and every Monday!

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered over the years, with a special thank you to MANDY JOHNSON who has been Ralph Connor's coordinator of Food & Friends volunteers from the program's inception. Mandy is now handing off this role to our new coordinators, MARSHALL OUELLET and JUDY VINCENT. 

In 2018, our congregation will be called upon every 7 weeks to provide 6 - 8 volunteers from our list of 50, plus we provide 2 or 3 volunteers for every holiday Monday. If you would like to join our volunteer list, please email Greg and he will pass your name along to Marshall and Judy.

Photo courtesy of Crag & Canyon

WHY I BELIEVE
Daily Devotions on Faith & Discipleship

Lent 2018 began on February 14th.  Lent provides us with a great opportunity to "go deep" in our spiritual journey, and many books and online guides can help us with that task.  In this year's United Church Lenten devotional, a variety of members and friends of the church tell their personal journeys. 

Daily devotions included a scripture passage, personal reflection, hymn suggestions, reflections question, and prayer.  Study guide included.

Available at the UCRDstore.ca

Paperback: $12.95 or  Ebook: $7.95

2017 DONATION RECEIPTS

Were sent out in January.  If you did not get yours via email please contact Mona or Sondy at the office and we will get it to you right away. 


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. 

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 

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