Weekly Email – May 6th

By SMRUC_admin
May 9, 2016

In the Name of the Risen One,


God of our ancestors,
in a world where chaos and ruin are as close as the wind,
where fires rage out of control in Fort McMurray destroying homes, businesses, and livelihoods;
Help us to find strength and courage from the stories of those who took refuge in you during their times of trial and despair. 



For those looking to contribute financially, there is a way through our denominational family:




In The Tree of Life & Journey we celebrate Christian Family Sunday in our respective sanctuaries. This is the last formal programing for the Youth and Young Children’s Worship stream, next week is our intergenerational Pentecost and Affirm Anniversary service (in the Journey Sanctuary).


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,

Debbie & Philip




Items needed for Godly Play children’s worship:

  • four lengths of metal chain  (about 50 cm or 20 inches long)
  • four plain photo boxes with lids
  • 8 small straw baskets with and without lids (we need these in the diameter of a coaster)
  • 10 straw baskets (no lids – about the size to hold bread or buns or communion bread cubes
  • 10 wooden trays (11×17 inches or 28x 43 cm – the size of a legal paper)
  • 2 clear plastic boxes with lids (shoebox sized)
  • a baby doll wrapped in soft blanket
  • 2 candle snuffers
  • 6 “pearls” of different sizes (plastic pearl shapes like for fashion jewelry)
  • 8 open paper boxes (such as the ones Christmas cards come in)
  • various cross shapes (can be wooden, paper, metal, etc.)
  • 8 Ukrainian Easter eggs/pysanky  (if you have the plastic cases that these are sometimes stored in we’d welcome those as well)
  • 4 wooden-like eggs
  • 2 white plain white cloths or napkins
  • 10 small plain paper boxes (such as for jewelry gifts)
  • 2 small gold coloured boxes (such as for jewelry gifts)
  • 2 small metal containers with lids (for storing matches in)
  • a wooden nativity set (preferably with crèche)
  • a roll of thin gold cord
  • 2 small pieces of lace (like lace used in a wedding veil)


SATURDAY May 14 @ 7:30 pm @ St. Mary’s Road United Church

The Fly n Camel Café presents Folk and Flamenco                                                

all proceeds to Refuge Winnipeg

Tickets $15 ● Students & low income $5

Free child care available