Midweek Message – June 20, 2018

Scripture – 1 Samuel 17: 1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-40

Reflection – Five Smooth Stones

Questions I am pondering:

  • What are the stones we name as foundational?
  • What ‘enemy’ are we trying to vanquish?

LOTS going on again this Sunday!

At Riverview, it’s the wrap up to Sunday School and we are also receiving new members!

ssAnd then it’s the Church Picnic at the home of Betty and Steve Allen; Sunday School Picnic after worship @ Betty & Steven Allen’s – 19 Horne Rd., Elmsdale. Hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided. You are invited to bring salad/dessert/fruit etc. to share. Bring your bathing suits and towels as well! If it’s raining, it will be held in the church hall.







At Nine Mile River, we are having lunch following the service!

What I Have Been Reading

What Do Our Church Buildings Say? If you read nothing else church related, read this article about the messages our buildings make.

Responding to the Asylum Seekers in the USA. If you are feeling helpless and want to help asylum seeking families be reunited, this article from the United Church Observer offers ways to do that.

Weekly Announcements

Please watch your bulletin for up-date of time and day of the Strawberry Supper.


Rev. Catherine is away on Study Leave, attendance at General Council and vacation from July 11-August 13. Rev. Renee Clark is providing worship leadership for most of those Sundays, with Sue Lahey doing August 5th. Emergency Pastoral Care coverage will be looked after by a variety of colleagues:

Rev. Ross Bartlett July 11-17                         902-865-0599

Rev. Debbie Aitken July 18-29                        902-443-2947

Rev. Anne Hoganson July 29-31                    902-237-3318

Lori Crocker, DM August 1-12                        902-329-2227

Please inform the church office if you have changed your e-mail or civic addresses so we can keep our lists up-dated.

Come to our 6th Annual Pastoral Charge Camping Weekend at Smiley’s Provincial Park, August 24th to 26th, 2018.  On Saturday, August 25th a potluck supper (for every one of the ECM – no camp fees for this event).  For more information contact Eunice Fizzard @ 902-860-3704.

Camp Kidston – Information about this amazing United Church Camp is on the table just outside the sanctuary. There are many ways to support the camp too!

A NOTE FROM DORCAS PLACE   Dorcas Place will be open on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for the months of July and August.  Regular hours will resume on September 4th. We will still be accepting donations of clothing and small household items throughout the summer. We would appreciate it, if you would spread the news to your family and friends. Have a great summer, everyone.

VON Colchester East Hants is looking for “VOLUNTEER DRIVERS” in the East Area and Truro area that will provide services to clients requiring transportation to medical appointments or in the delivery of our Frozen Favorite program.

VON Colchester East Hants has launched the “FROZEN FAVORITES” program, if you know someone that could benefit from this program, please contact Donna Verheuvel at 902-893-3803 ext. 313.


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