- Written by Heather
11 January, 2022
It’s so nice to feel the temperature rising and the sun shining. These little reprieves definitely make the winters seem shorter don’t they?
When I was working in Children’s Ministry, I had one little guy ask me if Jesus was ‘allowed’ to have any fun. What a great question! And one we don’t have much to go on to answer. I decided to do a lesson set on Kids in the First Century and how they played…what they ate...how they learned etc. We had so much fun!
But what about once Jesus was no longer a child? What did he do to relax then? Did he even get a chance to be social and forget about his vocation for even a few hours? Well, the answer is kind of ‘yes’ and ‘no’. He did have fun, at least in one story from John when he attended a wedding with some of his family. But he didn’t get to forget about his vocation for very long because he was expected to rescue the wedding host from embarrassment when the wine ran out. It’s kind of like being a doctor on an airplane and needing to step in to help a sick passenger 30,000 ft in the air. Jesus was, at least in John’s words gracious and saved the day, turning water into good wine.
The question is, is this a story about Jesus performing party tricks? Why do you think John feels the need to include this short story in his Gospel? We really can’t know, however we can reflect and that is what we will be doing this Sunday. We will also be celebrating communion, so if you are joining us from home, please have a piece of bread or bun and some juice or whatever you prefer ready as we share in this holy feast.
Come in person or over Zoom, and let’s create community together even as we are physically apart.
CONTACT INFO: Church: 780-963-4745; Heather’s Cell 1 306 850-1511;
- Written by Cameron Park
Virtual Sunday Worship Link:
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Sunday Worship Link
See Minister's Message and link to bulletin. We are still trying new and better ways to provide our worship experience. Thanks for your patience and support.
As of Sunday, June 13, 2021, you may worship with us in person on Sunday mornings (observing current COVID protocols)! Services are at 9:00 a.m. at Mewassin and 10:30 a.m. at Stony Plain. The Stony Plain service will continue to be available on Zoom or by phone.
We would like to remind our Zoom attendees to please mute your microphones during the service so as to reduce background noise (you are, of course, free to un-mute your microphone if you are reading or leading a prayer, or asking/answering a question). If you cannot mute your microphone, than we ask that you please be very quiet during the service. We also ask that, when conversing, you speak slowly and try to avoid talking over anyone else.
- MEWASSIN IN PERSON WORSHIP: Mewassin has resumed in person worship as of Sunday, Nov 28, 2021. Sunday Service is at 9:00 am.
- STONY PLAIN AND ZOOM: In person services will continue to be held at Stony Plain United Sunday mornings at 10:30, with restrictions (Compulsory Masking, Physical Distancing, Sanitizing, 1/3 capacity). This service will continue to be offered on Zoom and by telephone.
WORSHIP COMMITTEE: The Worship Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, January 12 at 11:00 AM. Terry will send out the Zoom link.
STONY PLAIN COUNCIL: The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, January 18, at 7:00 PM.
2022 UNITED CHURCH CALENDARS: The 2022 Church Calendars have arrived! They are on the table outside the Sanctuary. Suggested donation is $5.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR KEEP IN TOUCH PROGRAM:
Keep In Touch is an innovative senior callers’ program developed to support seniors' overall well-being. Neighbourlink Parkland connects program participants with volunteers who, through a weekly telephone support system, take the time to talk and listen. This program is more than a phone call; it is confirmation for seniors that someone does care. We need VOLUNTEERS who are willing to make weekly phone calls. We currently have a waitlist of seniors waiting to be matched with a volunteer caller. Volunteers are provided with a training guide, a 1 hour training session and support as needed. Schedules and time commitment are flexible. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old, complete a Neighbourlink Parkland volunteer application and provide a criminal record check.
Call Neighbourlink’s office at 780-960-9669 for more information and to register!
- Written by Jon
Sunday Worship - Recordings
Below are links to Zoom recordings of past services
Video (available until following Sunday)
Jan 23, 2022
Jan 23, 2022
Jan 16, 2022
Jan 09, 2022
Jan 02, 2022
Dec 26, 2021
Dec 24, 2021 - Christmas Eve Service
Dec 19, 2021 - Christmas Music Service
Dec 12, 2021
Dec 05, 2021
Nov 28, 2021
Nov 21, 2021
Nov 14, 2021
Nov 07, 2021
Oct 31, 2021
Oct. 24, 2021
Oct 17, 2021
Oct. 10, 2021
Oct. 03, 2021
Sep. 26, 2021
Sep. 19, 2021
Sep. 12, 2021
Sep. 05, 2021