Week of October 2, 2022 – October 9, 2022
Here at Mt Paul
The worship service on Sunday October 2, 2022 will be live from Mt Paul, and streamed on Zoom too. This week Rev. Emily Cooke will be leading our service. Plura Hills will project the service on the screen at Plura Hills. We will have the sanctuary open every Sunday to have either the minister leading the service in person, or we will project the service from Plura Hills on the alternate weeks. The service will begin at 10 am each and every week.
Mt Paul & Plura Hills – REV. EMILY
Rev. Emily has been cleared to return to work. She will increase her hours gradually until she returns to full time hours by October 17, 2022. We are pleased to welcome her back.
The Management Team is looking for another person to join their team to give input into the running of the church. Commitment time is minimal and would be very appreciated. If you are interested please contact Dorothy Garner at 250) 847-0946 or [email protected]
SUNDAY RIDES AVAILABLE
If you would like to return to weekly worship in the church but need a ride, please let Margaret Pel know by calling the church number which is 250-376-2261. She will notify a volunteer who will contact you to arrange transportation.
If you ae interested in providing rides to worship, please contact Margaret, with dates of availability to drive and your contact information. She will coordinate any requests.
THANK YOU TO THE VOLUNTEERS
THANK YOU to all who provide rides for folks. This much appreciated.
DID YOU KNOW
DID YOU KNOW that Ronolee & Bruce Stevens, our former secretary, who moved to Halifax in 2019, are safe and okay after hurricane Fiona passed through Nova Scotia. They did lose power for 24 hours, and lost some shingles from the complex they live in, but no injuries or major damage.
VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED
Our current rotation of volunteers required to host a meaningful worship service expires at the end of October. Please consider how you can help to provide a weekly worship service. Areas that need your help will include: Usher/Greeter; Reader; Teller; Prayers of the People; Coffee Service; Bottle Return; and Chair Set Up. Either email me at [email protected] or drop off your Volunteer Ministry for Sunday Service form at the church office no later than October 16, 2022.
Soctober 2022 will run Oct 1 – Nov 15. We will collect warm clothing such as hats, mitts, scarves, toques, blankets, long johns, undershirts, and toiletries etc. (New or Gently Used ADULT). People can bring stuff to the church on Sundays. After Nov 15, Kathleen will arrange for them to be delivered to either Mustard Seed or Ask Wellness.
There will be a memorial service for Betty Harrison at the Kamloops Funeral Home on October 8, 2022 at 2 PM. All are welcome.
Truth & Reconciliation Day – OFFICE CLOSED
The office is closed on September 30, 2022 in commemoration of Truth and Reconciliation Day.
OCT 4, 2022 TRUSU PRIDE PARADE
TRU’s students union is hosting the TRUSU Pride Parade on October 4, 2022 at 11:00 am. If you are interested in representing Mt. Paul United and demonstrating God’s love for all, Please let Kathleen know. We’ll have to dig out our banner and arrive approximately 30 minutes early @ the Campus Activity Centre.
Our Wider World…
Posting Prayers Weekly
This week we are praying for the ministry congregation of: Feast & Fallow Plant,
UC, First UC Community Ministry (Vancouver),
and First UC (Fort Fraser/Fraser Lake, Houston, Kelowna, Kitimat, Prince Rupert).
As participants in the World Council of Churches, we are invited to remember and pray for the peoples of Columbia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.
September 30, 2022: Orange Shirt Day | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Orange Shirt Day (Sept 30) is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school. It has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. Please wear an orange shirt in recognition of past harms and as a commitment to heal relationships.
Every child matters. On September 30th, people across Canada wear orange and participate in Orange Shirt Day events to recognize and raise awareness about the history and legacies of the residential school system in Canada.
The Canadian government designated September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, beginning in 2021. This responds to Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 80, which states that the federal government will work with Indigenous people to establish a statutory day to “honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process”.
Orange Shirt Day originates from the story of Phyllis Webstad from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation. In 1973, on her first day at St. Joseph’s Residential School in Williams Lake, BC, Phyllis’s shiny new orange shirt was stripped from her, never to be seen again.
40 years later, on September 30th, 2013, Phyllis spoke publicly for the first time about her experience, and thus began the Orange Shirt Day movement.
PLURA Hills: Tue to Fri 1 PM – 4 PM
Mt Paul: Tue to Fri 9 AM – 1 PM
PLURA Hills: 250 828-1123
Mt Paul: 250 376-2261
Secretary: Margaret P
PASTORAL CARE COMMITTEE:
Other Team Members: