Weeky Email Sept 11

By Terri Bowser
September 11, 2015

Greetings in the Name of the Risen One,

With so much going on in our lives and in the world, it can be nice to just take a deep breath in and enjoy an autumn walk. Trees are towering witnesses to the happenings around them; let’s get out there to hear their rustling leaves songs before they’re silent until spring. I hope many of you are able to join me and my family as Dave Venema  gives us a  Guided tour of Bois-des-Espirits after Sunday worship. We’ll be gathering 11:45am @ John Bruce Rd. (by the bridge)

This week we are starting our regular Rainbow Worship at St. Mary’s Road United Church.  With Nursery, Tots, Rainbow Kids, Jr. Cafe, and Sr. Youth Group, we have something for all ages 0-18!  Registration forms, along with adult volunteer sign up forms, are available at the church.

In Journey we continue our Season of Creation series. Our theme over the whole year is “Joy.” This week and up until Oct. 4th (St. Francis of Assisi Sunday), we explore different ways that Joy is found in creation. Our focus scripture  for Planet Earth Sunday is the Parable of the Sower.

Tree of Life will read Matthew 21:23-32 and discover the two aspects of the Parable of the Two Sons. Jesus asked the religious leaders of his time and also us today: “What do you think? Which of the two did what his father wanted?”

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


Pick up your Sept Link 

Curtesy of:  honourthesource.ca (please visit page for more info and petition)


Family Movie Night!  Back to the Future

Saturday 26th

Doors open at 6:30 – Time machine photo booth, and free admission

Snack $1.00 each (seriously Terri you need to start adding inflation we’re in a recession!)

Invite your friends!

Fly and Camel Cafe Sunday, Oct 4 @ 2: 30pm Journey Band–Live by Request!

North End Stella wish list:

Our Women’s Circle is starting again this Wednesday evening and we need all kinds of stuff especially coffee, whitener, sugar, flour, baking powder, oil, cake mix, jam or any non-perishable item for a meal. We can we could use some household items from dollar store like picture frames, cups, water bottles, etc. for a door prize for all who attend.

 CBC national radio program DNTO broadcast this Saturday afternoon Sept. 12 will feature the work of Hospitality House Refugee Ministry rescuing Somali refugee claimants at the Emerson border crossing.  I have been called by CBSA agents at the border 3 times this summer to assist 6 refugees, Yahya Samatar was the first – he swam across the Red River to cross into Canada and a lot of the documentary will be about his flight to freedom.  Airs on CBC radio AT 3 PM Sat aft and will be available on-line as well.– Karin