Announcements: October 31st

ANNOUNCEMENTS – October 31 , 2010

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:

➢ Worship Committee meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 3rd in the Meeting Room

MUSIC THIS FALL
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 31 , Nov 7 & 21 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.

****We are trying to make a decision as to whether we should hold a service on Boxing Day, December 26. Please let Lyle or Diane Mabbott, or Morris Smith know your thoughts.

Our reporter tells us that: last weekend Greg, Chris and Loretta had a fabulous time when they attended the Senior Youth Rally at Sherwood Park United Church.

Young Couples Social, November 20 @ 5:30 P.M. Italian theme so dress accordingly! Babysitting service provided. All young couples with families are encouraged to attend. Young singles are welcome too.

FOOD PANTRY
Our Food Pantry is open again………..
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.

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

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.)

Worship Leaders – looking ahead:

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 help.

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


TRANSITION TEAM TIDBITS

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
* Be a change agent in a joyful way: count blessings
and use them

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.

Poinsettia Project

The Friendship and Visitation Committee are pleased to again carry out the Christmas Poinsettia project. The church will be alive with poinsettias on December 12, and on Monday, December 13, volunteers will deliver the beautiful plants to newly bereaved and shut-ins. These plants bring Christmas cheer to many recipients. Anyone wishing to make a cash donation toward this project may do so at the office. Thank you for your support.

Are You Grace’s Facebook Friend?

We are on Facebook! Hopefully you will ‘like’ us and join the page. Announcements from the bulletin will be posted along with highlights from Sunday service and committee updates!