Weekly email – Jan. 22/16

By SMRUC_admin
January 23, 2016

Greetings in the Name if the Risen One,
Special thanks to all that organized and contributed to Alice’s farewell. This will be Rev. Alice’s last Sunday with us. With the Apostle Paul’s word’s, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain,” the Tree of life will study the question ‘what do you live for’? Does she have one more song left to offer? Come and see & listen.
In our Journey worship, this season of Epiphany, we’re exploring aspects of the gospel going into the world and the joy of community. We’re using the Gospel of John over these coming weeks and encourage you all to have a go at reading it (there are a videos of it if you prefer: one on Netflix; and Christopher Plummer narrated one www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ-xbrMecBc ). This week we look at the story of Nicodemus (John 3, and the ends of 7 and 19).
This week Young People’s Worship at St. Mary’s Road United Church has Nursery, Tots, Elementary Kids, Jr. Cafe, and Sr. Youth Group. We’re encouraging children in our young people’s worship to bring a non-perishable food item as their “offering.” Food items donated go to Harvest, West Broadway Community Ministry, and the SMRUC Emergency Food.
Worship starts at 10:15 and all are welcome! Or come a bit earlier for Fair Trade Coffee.
We look forward to seeing you!

Shalom, Salaam, Shanti, Béke, Peace,
Alice & Philip

REMINDERS:
SMRUC Movie Night January 23rd: Bruce Almighty
6:30 pm doors open
7pm movie start
free admission and $1 for snacks and beverages
Joint Needs Assessment Committee is facilitating a conversation around worship model options (see link for more details). It is being held next Sunday after church, Jan 31st. A soup luncheon is being offered with a suggested donation of $5 to cover costs.
Calling SMRUC curlers… We have been invited to once again join Windsor Park UC for their annual curling event held at the Fort Garry Curling Club on Sunday, March 6th at 2PM. Cost in $10.00/curler and includes supper in their church (Windsor Park UC) after curling. This is a fun event so all levels of curlers are welcome. Space is limited so if you’re interested please contact Don Smirl @ don.smirl@gmail.com or 231-5679 by Feb 1st.