- Written by Heather
June 03 2020
Is it difficult to believe that June has arrived? What happened to April and May? Many of us are only just beginning to venture out of our isolation and while we may be glad to experience some of the things we looked forward to while in ‘lockdown’, we also know that we must remain careful.
Some of you have been wondering when we will be able to meet in person in Stony Plain and Mewassin to worship in community and get back to the many things that bring us to our Churches. We want to see one another face to face, of that there is no doubt. However, our first priority will always be the health and safety of each and every one of you. We must be able to meet every one of the recommendations set out by both the Government and our own Regional Council at this point in the pandemic, not just minimally, but with the surety that we are doing everything to help stop the spread of COVID-19. I promise to keep you informed as the situation evolves.
This week we are setting out on a journey with the Disciples. This would take them to far flung corners of their 1 century world, as they began to spread the Good News of God’s Kingdom on earth. These followers of Jesus faced a challenging task. They stumbled many times and faced much hardship. But through it all, Christianity began to form and grow and change and adapt. We are in the midst of so much uncertainty these days and are facing many of the same struggles those first Disciples faced. The question we must ask, as a community of faith is, ‘”how do we remain faithful to Jesus’ words in Matthew 28 as a Church in this age of social unrest, pandemic, increasing gap between rich and poor, and injustice based on skin colour, religion, gender identity, or ethnicity?”
You are once again invited to join our virtual worship service via Zoom or phone. Numbers are at the top of this weeks’ bulletin.
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.
ADULT BOOK STUDY: We started our study Thurs. May 21 by Zoom. However, we do have a couple of extra books, so if you would still like to join, please contact Rev. Heather.
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.
Letter from Chair Stony Plain Council to Congregation: Here is a letter regarding the pandemic and our congregation. Click here to read.
VESEY BULBS: Our order is going in early this week, so if you want to purchase items from the catalogue and support Stony Plain United Church, please contact Cathy Yamada-Swan right away at 780-963-5021!
TOMATO PLANTS: Dear Karen from Mewassin has brought the ordered tomato plants to the church. She also brought some extra tomato plants for sale at $3.00 each, with proceeds going to the Mewassin Sunday School. Maybe you missed ordering or you wanted more than you ordered???
First come, first serve. Plants are at Stony Plain United Church. Thank you, Karen!
NORTHERN SPIRIT REGIONAL COUNCIL: The website is now in place www.northernspiritrc.ca Be sure to check it out!