- Written by Sue
August 8, 2022
Hello My Friends,
I’m wondering how many of you, like me, are realizing just how close we are to September and the changes that come at that time of year? What happened to our Spring and the Summer that seems to be coming to a quick close?
We’ve been busy with the yard, garden, and grandkids. Ice cream and hot dogs, singsongs and campfires. We still haven’t made it out to golf or fish. The time is just moving too fast for me.
So that said, I’ve also found time to spend in meditation, watching the birds and the various animals around me. We’ve been to the mountains (so good for my soul), and to mountain lakes. I’ve also been to the ocean and the desert. And visited with my siblings and their kids and grand kids (even some of the GGG’s nieces and nephews).
I guess that with all of my previous comments, I’m hoping that you too have had a time to recreate, to breathe in the (not frigid) air of summer and sit in the warm sun. I hope that you’ve had time to pick fresh fruits and veggies, connecting with our Earth home. My dearest hope is that you have made space to walk with the Holy One, on the Holy Ground of the Earth.
Blessings to all of you,
See this week's bulletin here.
CONTACT INFO: Church: 780-963-4745
- Written by Cameron Park
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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.
PLEASE NOTE: NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 21: SPUC will have a paper bag picnic and communion. There will be no Zoom. Please bring your own lunch. We have invited St. Andrew's to this service.
MINISTER COVERAGE: If you need to speak to a Minister, please contact Sharon McRann at 780-823-9794.
STONY PLAIN SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE: Below is the schedule of pulpit supply.
Please note: Sunday, August 21: Stony Plain will have a picnic and paper bag communion. There will be no Zoom for this service. Please bring your own lunch. We have invited St. Andrew’s to this service. Thank-you to all who have volunteered to lead a worship service.
FAMILY CAMPING WEEKEND AUG 5 TO 7: Mewassin is hosting a Camping weekend at McNab’s Entwistle RV Campground August 5, 6 and 7. You can camp, or just drop in for a visit. On Saturday, August 6 around 5:30 pm, we will be having a pot-luck supper and would love to see folks from both congregations! Please bring your own drinks/food/lawn chairs etc.
SUMMER MUSIC – SINGERS NEEDED: PLEASE SIGN UP! Practice Wed at 7:15. We also welcome anyone who would like to sing/play a gift of music, be it solo or ensemble.
MEWASSIN SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICES: Mewassin is taking a summer break from regular worship services. There will be no services in July or August. Worship services will resume in September, but just the 2nd and 4th Sundays (Sept 11 & 25). As you know, everyone is welcome to attend the services at Stony Plain United (10:30 am Sunday morning) or Zoom in.
DONATIONS FOR THE UKRAINE: Stony Plain United Church is sending a cheque for $2,895.00 to the Philanthropic Unit of the United Church of Canada to support the crisis in the Ukraine. We thank our congregation for its ongoing generosity and will continue to keep the fund open until the situation resolves, so you can still donate if you wish to.
Ukulele Practice: Wednesdays, 6:15 pm
Singing Practice: Wednesdays, 7:15 pm * during the summer, check with the office.
Card Recreators: Thursdays, 10:00 am
KOREA PEACE APPEAL:
Our Northern Spirit Council is supporting the Korean challenge to get signatures for a formal peace agreement. Here is some of the information sent to us: “The Korean War began in 1950. While open clashes ceased in 1953 with the signing of an armistice, a peace treaty has not yet been established...The Korean Peace Appeal is a global campaign that seeks to collect 100 million signatures by 2023. The National Council of Churches in Korea, a longtime United Church partner, has challenged The United Church of Canada to add ten thousand signatures by the summer of 2022. May we join our voices with theirs in this global call for true peace.” The link is on the United Church Website. https://united-church.ca/social-action/act-now/korea-peace-appeal
- Written by Jon
Sunday Worship - Recordings
Below are links to Zoom recordings of past services
Video (available until following Sunday)
July 10, 2022
July 03, 2022
July 10, 2022
July 03, 2022
June 26, 2022
June 19, 2022
June 12, 2022
June 05, 2022
May 29, 2022
May 22, 2022
May 15, 2022
May 08, 2022
May 01, 2022
Apr 17, 2022
Apr 10, 2022
Apr 03, 2022
Mar 27, 2022
Mar 20, 2022
Mar 13, 2022
Mar 06, 2022
Feb 27, 2022
Feb 20, 2022
Feb 13, 2022
Feb 06, 2022
Jan 30, 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