Announcements: March 27, 2011

1. 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.
2. TODAY: COVENANTING SERVICE WITH REV.TOM SAWYER SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011 @ 4 P.M. FOLLOWED BY A POT LUCK SUPPER.
3. This Week:
Please call Loretta @ 306-387-6601 (home) or 780-808-1700 (Cell) if you would like to make a Healing Touch appointment with her Mondays at the church
4. Lenten lunch series – Wednesdays during Lent
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Service: 12:20 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
5. ‘Living the Question’ study 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Everyone welcome! Talk to Pat Ribey for more info
6. Music:
Celebration Ringers – Monday 1:30 p.m.
Grace Ringers – Monday 7:30 p.m.
Grace Choir – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Pic Ups – March 27th - 9:15 to practice; 10:15 sing-a-long
KIDZ Choir – practice after church
For more information contact Gladys Jack 875-4535
7. Rev. Tom Sawyer will be at Grace April 10th - 13th and 21st - 24th - if you would like an appointment please contact the office.
8. Looking ahead: Worship
March 30th - Service – Marge Nattress
April 3 & Ted Haas – communion
April 6th - Service – Joyce Carson
April 10 – Tom Sawyer
April 13th - Service – Grace Choir
April 17 – Pat Ribey
April 21 – Maundy Thursday – Tom Sawyer
April 22 – Good Friday service by Ministerial Association
April 24 – Tom Sawyer - Easter Sunday
9. Worship Committee needs your Help!! We need someone to lead the service at the Pioneer Lodge on April 3 at 1:30, please let Worship Committee know if could help out here please.
10. Beginning March 6th, the coffee you drink after worship in the upper hall will be Fair Trade Coffee supplied by Church in Society.
WHY SUPPORT FAIR TRADE COFFEE?
Micah 6:8 calls us, as Christians, to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. We can answer this call by purchasing Fair Trade Coffee improving the lives of small-scale farmers around the world.
WHY is Fair Trade important?
Proverbs 13:23 says, “A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.” We enjoy coffee as a regular part of our fellowship, unaware that the farmers who grew that coffee are probably struggling to make ends meet.
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.)
11. Food Pantry - Thank you for all the great donations, our Food Pantry has been extremely busy in this cold weather. This week our main needs are: JUICE (both tetra pak and 1 litre size), canned fruit, canned vegetables, macaroni, individual puddings, skim milk powder and tinned ham.
12. St. John’s Lenten Luncheons – 2011
(St. John’s Anglican Church, 4709 – 49 Avenue, Lloydminster) (Six Fridays in Lent, March 11 to April 15) Theme: “Thy Kingdom Come”
March 25 “The Leaders of the Kingdom” (Matthew 10)(Tim Acey, Living Faith Pentecostal)
April 1 “The Look of the Kingdom” (Matthew 13)(Terri Selin, Lloyd Gospel Fellowship)
April 8 “The Life of the Kingdom” (Matthew 18)(Lyle Berg, Lloyd Gospel Fellowship)
April 15“The Last Days of This Kingdom” (Matthew 24-25)(Charles McNeil, Knox Presbyterian)
13. Spring Salad Smorg Thursday, May 12, 2011 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Watch for ticket sale info! Advance tickets only
limited number available $10.00 each Please call Carol 780-875-2479 or the Church Office 780-875-8959
14. Garage Sale: UCW spring garage sale Tuesday May 3rd – Thursday May 5th
15. Donate: The United Church of Canada will work with partners in Japan to support on-the-ground relief and reconstruction now and over the long term. Any donations received at the General Council Office, designated for "Japan Earthquake Relief and Reconstruction" will be gratefully received and used to support United Church partners in this work. Donations can be made online or mailed to: The United Church of Canada , 3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
Donations made by United Church members, congregations, and pastoral charges to Japan Earthquake Relief and Reconstruction are not recorded as part of a congregation or pastoral charge's Mission and Service Fund giving.
As part of The United Church's Emergency Response Fund, 85 percent of your donation will directly fund an emergency response in Japan. Fifteen percent will be used to support emergencies that do not receive intense media cover and response. No administration fees will be deducted from your donation.