- Written by Heather
There was a definite nip in the air when I took my dog out this morning, and with predictions of flurries on the weather reports, we can assume winter is on its way. I am the first to admit that I am not a huge fan of the winter cold, however every year I try to remind myself that this season has its own unique beauty and rhythm if I choose to see it that way. Some, like one of my sons (who is an avid snowboarder), cannot wait for the season to begin.
Uniqueness is one of the themes of the passage from the Gospel of Matthew we will be reflecting on this Sunday. Jesus is asked a question about paying taxes and it is one of those questions meant to trip him up. If he agrees to supporting a powerful regime, then he is not faithful. But if he refuses to pay, he will be seen as a rebel causing great suffering for the people under Rome. Jesus, in a way we have come to expect from the writer of Matthew, has an answer, and it has much to do with the unique relationship every created creature has with the God who loves us. Our challenge is to choose how we will honor this relationship, how we will make it count for something, and how we will live it out.
Join us for in-person worship with the precautions we have in place, or join from your home via Zoom. And remember: if you miss a service, you can find a recording of it on our website.
As we look to colder days, and the prospect of spending time indoors, some may begin to feel isolated. Please do whatever you are able to stay in touch with the people in your lives, because it is through these unique relationships that we will come to the other side of this COVID time. And as always, if you would like to talk, I am only a phone call away.
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 IN-PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES RESUME! The day has finally arrived! Mewassin and Stony Plain are finally offering in-person services again! Mind you, this doesn't mean that you have to come; you can still join in remotely via Zoom or by telephone if you like. If you SHOULD choose to come, please be aware of the following rules:
- All people entering either church MUST WEAR A MASK. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.
- Make sure that you sanitize your hands upon entering. Sanitizer can be found in several locations.
- When you sit down, make certain that there are two meters (6 feet) between you and the person sitting next to you (unless that person is with you e.g. your spouse or child).
- Worship in Stony Plain will be hands free. Mewassin will have bulletins, however we ask that you pick your bulletin up without touching the others.
Worship will take place 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.
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.
WORLD FOOD SUNDAY: Don't forget to bring your donations to the Church. Items will be given to the Parkland Food Bank.
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)
October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020
October 11, 2020
October 04, 2020
September 27, 2020
September 20, 2020
September 13, 2020
September 05, 2020
August 23, 2020
August 09, 2020
August 02, 2020
July 26, 2020
July 19, 2020
July 12, 2020
July 05, 2020
June 28, 2020
June 21, 2020
June 14, 2020
June 07, 2020
May 31, 2020
May 24, 2020
May 17, 2020
May 10, 2020