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Winfield United Church

THE SUNDAY SKIM

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Verena Velten

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Sandy Bogardis
Fran Schulz

Hi <<First Name>>,
Welcome to the new Winfield United Church Sunday Skim. In this email you will find as usual the Zoom link to the Sunday Service on ZOOM as well as time sensitive announcements, and the Prayer list.
It also includes the video recording of last Sunday's service for all who are not able to join us on Zoom or who missed the service.
Please feel free to share the video with friends and family and take advantage of the forward button to send out invitations to join our Zoom Service.
 
Please join us this Sunday morning at 10 am for our service via ZOOM. (see link above).
Join a little earlier if you want to say Good Morning to everyone. At the start of the service everyone will be muted. Please stay muted throughout the entire service unless you are asked to unmute yourself.
Please stay on Zoom after the service for our virtual coffee hour.

Last Sunday

Sunday Service on January 31, 2021
Centering Words:

What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation about illnesses that affect, not only individuals, but their families as well.       ~ Glen Close


Theme:

Authority


Scripture Reading:

Mark 1:21-28


Reflection:
This is a hard passage to hear. I know you are thinking what possible relevance could a story about demons and unclean spirits have to do with my life today. They are not part of our vernacular and exorcisms… well… they are pretty much reserved for Netflix. Yet as I thought about this passage from the beginning of Mark’s gospel there were aspects that spoke to our current. Today we hear Mark’s version of how Jesus public ministry begins… it doesn’t start off with a lengthy sermon on a hillside, or turning water into wine. It starts with a confrontation at the synagogue.
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>>  ANNOUNCEMENTS  <<

Mugs & Mornings

Every Thursday until March 25.
Join friends for a catch up on news and happenings on Thursday mornings  from 10 - 11 am.
This group is self-led with no agenda other than the conversation of the day :)

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Annual General Congregational Meeting

Our Annual General Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday March 28, 2021 after the service on ZOOM.
Please submit your reports to Verena by February 22, 2021.

Broadview Magazine Subscription

It is time to renew or subscribe to the Broadview Magazine, the United Church magazine full of interesting articles on various topics. The cost is $25.00 incl. tax. Please send cheques payable to Winfield United Church and mark on the cheque or envelope that it is intended for ordering Broadview.
The deadline for ordering is Friday, February 19th, 2021.
The first three new subscribers will receive a free subscription. Call Jane Vatkin at 250-765-3130 if you are interested and havne't been a subscriber before.

Prayer List

Rick Davison

Louise Miles and family

family of Sandy Herbert

Jan Zickler

Barbara Snowball

Harvey Walmsley

Muriel and Tom Cockrell
 

Sandy Semple

Peter Pryor

Lynne Roming

Sandra & Roy and baby Emily

Sharon Taylor and family

Don & Bev Sawatzky

staff and residents of care homes

If you have a prayer request you would like shared publicly in our email newsletter and website, please contact Joan or a member of the Pastoral Care Committee (Fran Schultz or Sandy Bogardis). We will endeavor to respect the privacy of those named.
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