Thursday Thoughts – February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

For some, this is a difficult day and so I offer you this blessing from Jan Richardson.

Scripture – Luke 6: 27-30

Reflection – Blessings & Woes – Part 1

This is a challenging passage… what message does it have for us in this time and place?

Other Things That are Going On

The Executive of Region 15 (Nova Scotia and Bermuda) is meeting at Riverview United on Tuesday, February 19th from 10-4, thanks to the UCW for catering lunch for us!

Rev. Beth Mattinson and I got together this past week to talk about offering ‘Ashes to Go’ at Cup of Soul Cafe. With Pam’s (owner) blessing, we will be doing that on March 6th!

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Things I Have Read 

An open letter from the Moderator and General Secretary of the United Church. 

As always, Jan Edmiston has wise things to say about church, as you continue your search for a new minister, it would be good to ask yourselves this question: Do you want a leader or a pastor?

Change is constant. personal, professional, church. Here’s an interesting exercise a leadership group took part in: Leading in Constant Change

Announcements

THIS WEEK
Sun. Feb. 17th NMR Annual Meeting to take place within worship.
Mon. Feb. 18th ECM Office closed (Heritage Day)
Tue. Feb. 19th Worship Committee Meeting @ 7:30 pm
Wed. Feb. 20th UCW Meeting @ 1:00 pm
Wed. Feb. 20th Cooperative Ministry Annual Meeting @ 7:00 pm Riverview Executive Business Meeting to follow.

COMING UP
Sun. Feb. 24th Riv. Annual Meeting to take place within worship.
Sun. Feb. 24th NMR luncheon following service.
Tue. Feb. 26th Study Group – Riv. @ 1:00 pm
Thu. Feb. 28th Transition Team @ 2:00 pm
Fri. Mar. 1st World Day of Prayer – St. Matthew’s Presbyterian, Elmsdale @ 7:00 pm
Sat. Mar. 2nd Riv. Turkey Dinner @ 4:30 pm

Annual Meetings!
Nine Mile River – February 17, 2019 – During Worship
Cooperative Ministry –February 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – Riverview
Riverview – February 24, 2019 – During Worship

The Executive of Region 15 (Nova Scotia and Bermuda) is meeting at Riverview United on Tuesday, February 19th from 10-4, thanks to the UCW for catering lunch for us!

World Day of Prayer Service
St. Matthew’s Presbyterian Church
Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The service has been prepared by the women of Slovenia, with the theme “Come – Everything is Ready!”
For more information on World Day of Prayer, check out
https://worlddayofprayer.net/slovenia-2019.html

 

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