Announcements: October 10th

Any prayer requests for the day, any joys or concerns you might have for yourself, someone you care about, this community, or the
world will be raised up to God as our ‘prayers of the people’. Please write your requests for prayers on the board in the narthex indicating first names only for individuals.

This Week:

➢ U.C.W. General meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 12th in the Meeting Room
➢ Whittier Eggen Unit will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 12th in the Upper Hall
➢ Pridham Unit meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 12th in the Meeting Room.
➢ Allen Darby Unit meet at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, October 13th in the Upper Hall


Celebration Ringers …………….Monday 1:30 p.m.
Grace Ringers …………………..Monday 7:30 p.m.
Grace Choir …………………….Thursday 7:30 p.m.
The Pic Ups …………………….Oct 17 & 31 9:15 a.m.
If you would like to take part in the music program, come at the given times or if you would like more information call Gladys Jack @ 780 875-4535.
Kidz Choir Sunday, following worship.
Come and join us. Please call Margo Hines (875-3586) if you would like more information.

October 20th and 21st ………….

St. Paul Presbytery meeting will be held here at Grace. You are invited to attend any of the sessions. An agenda will be posted. A ‘book display’ will be available – come and browse and buy. Wednesday evening the choir will be entertaining.

Our Food Pantry will once again start up in October.
Items needed: powdered milk, soup, juice, tuna or salmon, tinned ham or chicken, tinned fruit, tinned vegetables. NO PASTA PLEASE (we have lots). All donations to our Food Pantry are greatly appreciated.

We are very short of keys --- if you have a key to the church that you do not use regularly please turn it into the office and then you can pick it up if you need to and others can use when they need to. Thank you!

Some members of our congregation are allergic to scented products so please consider this when dressing for church.

Sr. High Youth Rally in Sherwood Park (Anne's church) on the weekend of Oct. 22-24. We still don't have the application forms available but they will be available on the site: www.anwconf.compublic-yayam.htm
This rally is for kids from grade 10-12.

If you have a family member or know of someone who is ill in hospital or at home, please call the office and let us know. We do not have access to this information unless you tell us. (We have no access to the forms you fill out at the hospital.)

Roots & Wings Regional Women’s Gathering 2010
October 22nd – 24th at the Nisku Inn and Conference Center. Sponsored by Alberta Northwest conference UCW. Application forms on the bulletin board or at the office.
Call Shirley 875-3996 or Diane 875-9478 to coordinate rides.

Worship Leaders – looking ahead:
October 17: Rev. Dick Swaren – Baptism & Communion
October 24: Lois Greenly Burwash
October 31: Darrel Howell
November 7: United Church Women – Remembrance service
November 14: Rev. Paul Duval – Baptism & Communion
November 21: Alison Weaver
November 28: Ted Haas – 1st Sunday in Advent
December 5: Ted Haas – 2nd Sunday in Advent
December 12: Ted Haas – 3rd Sunday in Advent
December 19: Ted Haas – 4th Sunday in Advent
December 24th – Christmas Eve:
6:30 p.m. Christian Development Committee
8:30 p.m. Pat Ribey

We need help with the services at the Jubilee, Hemstock, Pioneer etc. Contact Diane or Lyle Mabbott (875-9763) if you would like to lead services.

Announcements need to be in by noon on Thursday if you would like them in the bulletin for Sunday.

We have a Grace “BLOG” - check it out at


On Sept 15, 2010 St Paul Presbytery approved the goals for the Interim Ministry position that had been drafted by the Transition Team. The completed document "Interim Minister's Position Description" has been sent to Earl Raeburn of AB NW Conference office and the search for an Interim Minister is taking place.
This document is on the bulletin board in the Narthex for any interested person to review.
What Interim Ministers say About change....
*people must be uncomfortable enough to want change, but comfortable enough to change
* change has a lot to do with identity, if you know who you are, then you can see who you want to be
*Gossip and rumor are just as influential as the truth. So are secrets. They must be opened up.
*Wanting to heal is the beginning of change.
* Validate the down-side: accept that it is what it is
*Use History to open the secrets and free the truth

Members of the Transition Team are Darrel Howell, Shirley Aston, Brenda Ellison, Heidi Potter, Bill Luchynski, Marilyn Young, Greg Weaver and Presbytery reps - Judy Frey and Lois Greenly Burwash.

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