Thursday Thoughts – September 13, 2018

I changed the name! Wednesday (midweek) always seemed to pass before I did the ‘Midweek Message’ so I have given up… and moved it to Thursday.

Two services this Sunday: Riverview @ 9:30 and NMR @ 11:15.

This week we continue with our fall series: Shaped by God

Focus – Shaped by Words

Scripture – Mark 7: 24-37

Questions for pondering:
• Who is Jesus for you?
• Whose words do we listen to?
• How are our words and actions connected?

Our Welcome and Welcome Back Service is September 23rd!

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We are looking for someone or a few someones to coordinate the potluck brunch/lunch afterwards.

What I have been reading:

I continue to read Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler Bass; worship will focus on gratitude during October.

Jan Edmiston, from A Church for Starving Artists, ALWAYS has something worth reading: Perennials

Series to Watch – First Contact; there are three parts.

If you want to learn more about our relationship with First Nations peoples, I encourage you to watch First Contact: http://aptn.ca/firstcontact/

Most Canadians have never taken the time to get to know Indigenous People or visit their communities. First Contact takes six average Canadians, all with strong opinions about Indigenous People, on a unique 28-day journey into Indigenous Canada. Leaving their everyday lives behind the six will travel deep into Winnipeg, Nunavut, Alberta, Northern Ontario, and the coast of BC to visit Indigenous communities.
Narrated by host and social justice activist George Stroumboulopoulos, First Contact is a journey that will turn the six participants’ lives upside down. Challenging their perceptions and confronting their opinions about a world they never imagined they would see. It is an experience that will change their lives, forever.

Announcements

Mon. Sept 17th Making Pie Dough @ 9:00 am
Tues. Sept 18th Making Pies @ 9:00 am
Tue. Sept. 18th Worship Committee @ 7:00 pm
Wed. Sept. 19th UCW Meeting @ 1:00 pm
Wed. Sept. 19th Riv. Executive Business Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Thur. Sept 20th Making Pies @ 9 am
Sun. Sept. 23rd Welcome & Welcome Back Service at Riv.@ 10:00 am

COMING UP
Fri. Sept. 28th Open House Birthday Party at Rev. Catherine & Dennis’s (AKA Woody) home @ 7:00 pm
Sat. Sept. 29th NMR Roast Beef Supper @ 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Sun. Sept. 30th Riv. Sunday School Begins
Sun. Sept. 30th NMR lunch & meeting following service.

“MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK” It is PIE MAKING time once again, and we would appreciate all the help we can get in making pie dough, peeling apples, and assembling the pies.

Here is our tentative schedule: start time 9:00 am.

Making pie dough September 17th
Making the pies September 18th and 20th
There is a sign-up sheet on the middle magnetic board in the entryway.
DON’T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR PIES

Catherine’s Birthday Open House!

When – September 28, 2018 @ 7 pm
Where – 33 Continental Lane, Eastern Passage
I don’t want any gifts, but if you would like to make a donation to the ALS Society of BC or Canada, that would be wonderful!
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/catherines-sweet-six-birthday-celebration/

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