- Written by Heather
4 August, 2020
Hello again everyone,
Last week, we reflected on our need to practice good self-care in the midst of caring for others. Jesus was clear when speaking to his Disciples, that his love for them was never-ending, and needed more than ever as they embarked on their mission of caring for others. His words speak to us today. So, please know that if you are caring for someone in any way, caring for yourself is important. Find something each day that lifts you up and refreshes you, whatever that is.
Enjoy these warm summer days,
CONTACT INFO: Church: 780-963-4745; Heather’s Cell 1 306 850-1511;
- Written by Cameron Park
Virtual Sunday Worship Link:
Join us at 10:30AM Sunday mornings
for worship together.
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.
STONY PLAIN & MEWASSIN VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE: Worship via Teleconference at 10:30 AM each Sunday. A link to a bulletin for the service is available here on our website's home page. A "Coffee Time" will be held immediately after the service, and the link will be left open for chatting. Link information available from the Sue in the office or by Erna's email blast.
It has been decided that we will continue to perform our worship services in this way until such time as things can return to normal. During the service, please mute your microphones 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.
Church doors will be locked until further notice: The church office is still operating for phone, email and regular mail. However all worship, meetings and other gatherings are suspended until further notice. This is to minimize the spread of the current COVID pandemic.
NORTHERN SPIRIT REGIONAL COUNCIL: The website is now in place www.northernspiritrc.ca Be sure to check it out!
REQUEST FROM REHOBOTH: As you know, our church has a long-standing relationship with Rehoboth in Stony Plain. Apart from government funding, Rehoboth relies on fundraising and donations to support over 240 clients with cognitive disabilities across Alberta. This year, due to COVID-19, all of Rehoboth's major fundraising events have been cancelled, greatly reducing its revenue stream while leaving it facing increased COVID-related expenses, such as PPE. If you are able to help out financially at this time, any donation would be greatly appreciated. Please send your donation to: Rehoboth Christian Ministries, 3920-49 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 2J7.
ROOF REPAIRS AT STONY PLAIN UNITED: Roof repairs will continue through August. If you have not read Lloyd Doige’s report, please contact the office for a copy (or see last week’s letter).
PARKLAND FOOD BANK NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: If you can spare a few hours a week to help our neighbours in need, please contact the Parkland Food Bank at www.parklandfoodbank.org for information and the application process. Volunteers are needed in the area of the general warehouse in reception, filling orders, produce preparation, food repackaging and hamper assembly.
PREVIOUS SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE: If you missed a service, or would like to hear one again, the audio versions for all our Zoom services are on the website. As well, the previous week’s video version can be viewed any time during the week following the original recording. Go to www.stonyplainunitedchurch.com and once you are on the home page, scroll down past Rev. Heather's letter. To the right of ‘Announcements’, you will see ‘Past Sunday Worship Service Links’. Click on the service you would like to access.
- Written by Jon
Sunday Worship - Recordings
Video (available until following Sunday)
August 09, 2020
- Written by Jon
Lecture 05 - Innovating Our Way Out of the COVID Pandemic, Deepak Srivastava, MD 2020 May (58 minutes)
The COVID pandemic has put the world population at risk. Scientists are collaborating around the globe to find vaccines and effective treatments to combat the COVID-19 virus. Deepak Srivastava leads the Gladstone Institute which is very active in this research today. In this video he explains the how COVID compares to other outbreaks and several approaches researchers are working on today. He also gives timelines on what to expect as scientists find solutions.
Link to watch again: Gladstone-COVID 2020
Feel free to discuss this lecture with one another. Below are some discussion questions:
1 – The chances of finding useful solutions for COVID are good based on historical developments of vaccines and other medicines. When is the earliest and latest we might find a solution.
2 - More information can be found at the Gladstone Institute. https://gladstone.org/