This Sunday will be the last service of the year.
of the church year!
The season of Advent begins on November 27.
Advent begins a new year on the Christian church’s calendar – a calendar that moves through the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Ordinary Time and Creation Time!
So, this Sunday will be the last Sunday of the ‘church year’ – a Sunday traditionally designated as ‘Christ the king’ or ‘The Reign of Christ Sunday.’
We conclude the church year by focusing on Jesus the Christ, on God experienced in and revealed in Jesus.
We conclude the year focused on Jesus, and then begin the new church year with the season of Advent, a season that will lead us on a journey to the birth of Jesus.
We will journey to that birth that affirms the mystery that God saves the world through powerlessness, through holy presence born in a baby (who like all babies, has a tendence to disarm us and awaken a gentleness in our souls).
So, get ready for the new year, the new church year…a new year lived in God’s amazing grace.
This Sunday, we worship in-person at 10:00. If you cannot be present, you are invited to join in the livestream.
Here’s the ZOOM link:
Other church news:
A congregational meeting will be held on November 23rd at 7pm on ZOOM. A separate email will provide details for the meeting.
“Murder by the (Hymn) Book!” takes place TONIGHT (Friday) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at the door. Doors open at 6:15. We suggest you come early as the cast of suspects will be moving about and …perhaps….providing some useful (or not so useful) clues beginning at 6:30. Everyone attending help interview a cast of suspects in order to solve the ‘dying clue.’ And determine ‘whodunit?” WhoDunit? Mystery Bookstore will be here with a display of books for sale, so you can begin your Christmas shopping! Join us for fun evening of crime solving.
Christmas Hampers: Last week, it was Rise’n Shine – cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter, jam, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice! This week it is Lean into Lunch – soups, tuna, beans, and macaroni and cheese. Nov. 27 we will Decide on Dinner: pasta and pasta sauce, canned vegetables, canned tomatoes, and rice. Dec. 4 we will Bake the Season Bright: 2.5 kg bags of flour, cookies, and crackers. Dec. 11 we will Sweeten it Up: jello, canned fruit, and Dec. 18 is Catch Up and Clean up: Dish soap, and an updated list of what we are missing. We will keep you updated when we reach the amount needed for each item otherwise keep everything coming! All donations are appreciated!
The ZOOM study group. ‘Unveiled — 8 Women of the Old Testament’, continues next Thursday, November 24, at noon (session lasts about half an hour). Next week we will be learning about Shiphrach and Puah. Everyone is welcome to this ‘lunch’n learn’ time!
Choir practices are Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. for the Advent and Christmas season. All are welcome to join in!
A volunteer host is needed for a piano recital on Friday, December 2nd from 6-8 pm. Please email the office if you are willing to be a host.
And, in wider news:
The UCW of North Kildonan United invites everyone to their annual
Christmas Bazaar to be held Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Pre-Advent Event: The T’BJIGGN Team from the seven United Churches in north-east Winnipeg invite you to attend a Pre-Advent Event on Saturday, November 26th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Immanuel United Church 755 Golspie Street, North Kildonan. The theme is “On the Road to Find Out”. There will be crafts, music, snacks, hot apple cider, and worship. It is for people of all ages. TMUC’s Rev. Carol Fletcher and Rev. Jeff Cook will be leading the worship time. To help the team prepare properly, please let us know in advance, if possible, if you plan to attend. Please email email@example.com by November 20th.
We are still collecting pop cans for recycling and partnering with TruEarth for fundraising
Office hours are irregular, so please email to make sure someone is there if you want to drop by.
All the details are available on previous emails and on https://tmuc.ca.
Thank you again for everything!
We keep you in our prayers,
Carol and Jeff