Announcements: November 7, 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:

➢ Youth Group meet Monday, November 8th in the Upper Hall
➢ Whittier Eggen Unit of the U.C.W. meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 9th in the Upper Hall
➢ Rev. Pridham Unit meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 9th in the Meeting Room
➢ Rev. Allen Darby Unit meet at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 10th in the Upper Hall
➢ Church office closed November 11th for Remembrance Day

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 ……………….November 21 at 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.

A note from the Sunday School Teachers

During their Sunday school classes on Nov. 14th (and possibly Nov. 28th) the Sunday school children will be making Christmas crafts. They will be able to make one to sell and one to take home if they wish. We will have three craft stations set up on the Kindergarten - Grade 3 Sunday school level. These crafts will be sold on Dec. 5 and 12th after church with the proceeds going to Marta our sponsored child from Guatemala.

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.
Please RSVP to the church office by
November 15th.
Anyone wishing to help with this please contact Lyle and Diane Mabbott @875-9763.

FOOD PANTRY
Our Food Pantry is open again………..
Items needed: powdered milk, juice, hot(individual pkg.) and cold cereal. NO PASTA PLEASE (we have lots). All donations to our Food Pantry are greatly appreciated.


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 14: Rev. Paul Duval – Baptism & Communion
November 21: Alison Weaver
November 28: Ted Haas – Advent 1
December 5: Ted Haas – Advent 2
December 12: Ted Haas – Advent 3 – White Gift
December 19: Ted Haas – Advent 4
December 24th – Christmas Eve:
6:30 p.m. Christian Development Committee
8:30 p.m. Pat Ribey
December 26th – no service

We need someone to do the service at the Pioneer on November 28th at 1:30 p.m. Contact Diane or Lyle Mabbott (875-9763) if you can do this.

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

TRANSITION TEAM TIDBITS

The document "Interim Minister's Position Description" created by this committee is on the bulletin board in the Narthex for any interested person to review. Search for an Interim Minster is taking place.
What Interim Ministers say About change....
Respond to hurt as hurt ---not as a problem to be solved
Provide people with the language to help them talk about faith things and identity
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 Greenlay Burwash.

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Worship leader today – United Church Women
Minister: Rev. Lyn Lamers – on medical leave
Pianist: Lois Sonnega
Organist: Linda Anderson
Music Director: Gladys Jack
Office Manager: Mary Laursen
Envelope Secretary: Diane Davies
Church Office: 780-875-8959; fax: 780-875-5850
email:graceu@telusplanet.net
web site: www. graceunitedchurch.ca
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Office hours: 9 a.m. – noon & 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Office closed for Remembrance Day

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.

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

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