Thursday Thoughts – April 4, 2019

I am a day late, have been down with a migraine since mid-afternoon on Wednesday.

It is the fifth week of Lent!

Scripture – John 8: 1-12

Reflection – Extravagance or Excess?

Questions I am Pondering: 

  • Can we give too much?
  • What would it be like to live with this kind of selflessness?
  • What does this story mean for us today?

Dahlia Wood’s generosity!

Dahlia Wood asked for donations to Souls Harbour Rescue Mission instead of birthday presents! What an example to the rest of us!

Things I read this week:

Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts

Practices to Change Hearts Today

Coats and Branches

Announcements

THIS WEEK
Tue. Apr. 9th Study Group – Riv. @ 1:00 pm
Tue. Apr. 9th Riv. Stewards @ 7:30 pm
Thu. Apr. 11th Transition Team @ 1:00 pm
Sun. Apr. 14th Palm Sunday Services – Riv. @ 9:30 am
& NMR @ 11:15 am

COMING UP
Tue. Apr. 16th Study Group – Riv. @ 1:00 pm
Tue. Apr. 16th Worship Committee @ 7:30 pm
Wed. Apr. 17th Coffee Party – Riv. @ 10:30 am to noon
Wed. Apr. 17th UCW Meeting – Riv. @ 1:00 pm
Wed. Apr. 17th Executive Grounding Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Thur. Apr. 18th Maundy Thursday Service – NMR @ 7:00 pm
Fri. Apr. 19th Good Friday Service – Riv. @ 3:00 pm
Sun. Apr. 21st Easter Sunrise Service – Riv. @ 7:00 pm
Sun. Apr. 21st Easter Services – Riv. @ 9:30 pm – NMR @ 11:15 pm

Bible Study – Tuesday, @ 1:00 pm. The reading for April 9, 2019 is Luke 19:28-40.

Good Friday Service
Participants & Readers Needed!
Rehearsal on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Very Important Meeting – All Members and Adherents of Riverview and Nine Mile River Congregations. The Joint Search Committee will be presenting the name of a candidate for the Pastoral Position of Elmsdale Cooperative Ministry on Monday, April 15th, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside – John Howard Society Gardening Project Do you have extras of any of these things? Any questions please ask Reeta Sweeney
Watering cans or buckets—4
Garden rakes—4
Long handled hoes—4
Shovels\spades—4
Rain barrels—2
Stakes for plant identification
String or trellis to support plants like peas\beans
Work boots x7
Overalls\coveralls x7
Gloves x12 pairs

United Church Regional Meeting May 23-26, 2019 Sackville, NB
Are you interested in attending and participating in the inaugural meeting of Region 15 (and have a hand in naming the region!)? Riverview can send two representatives and Nine Mile River one. Please see Rev. Catherine if you would like to go. Accommodation and meals will be covered by the respective congregations.

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