This week’s scripture reading: Philippians 2: 1-13
NAMETAGS Don’t forget to decorate and wear your nametags for the next three Sundays. Rev. Molly and Rev. Caroline will be judging the best ones on Thanksgiving Sunday. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative nametags!
NURSERY, SUNDAY SCHOOL AND YOUTH
- Nursery (for babies & toddlers) is now staffed by 2 teenagers each week. As always, parents are welcome to stay with their infants in the Nursery or to keep them in the worship service.
- Sunday School is now underway. We have 3 classes: preschool/JK;
SK/Grade 1/Grade 2;
- Youth class is in in the Lounge for all teens grade 7 through 12.
ALL children need to be registered (Nursery — in the Nursery; preschool to grade 6 — in the Hall; youth — in the Lounge)
PET BLESSING SERVICE God loves all God’s creations and that includes your beloved pets! Please bring your small to medium size pets on a leash or in a carrier. In the case of larger animals (e.g. horses) please bring a photo of the animal to be blessed. Sunday September 24 at 2pm. Location: OUC front lawn (weather permitting; in the Sanctuary if it rains).
LUNCH AND SPEAKER at Community Pentecostal Church, 1825 St Joseph Blvd., September 25 at 11 am. Cost is $5. Guest speaker Kathryn Howe will be speaking on centenarians and their outlook on life.
2017 GIVING THANKS ROAST BEEF DINNER (all you can eat) Saturday October 21, 5:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00 per adult or $50.00 for a family (children under 16) and are available in the Hall after the service, at the Church Office (613.837.4321) or by contacting Roger Morin (613.276.0183 firstname.lastname@example.org). We will also need 38 pies. If you can help with a couple of pies, please sign up on the sheet in the Hall on the bulletin board where you get your coffee.
MEN’S BREAKFAST BIBLE STUDY, IN THE STEPS OF THE APOSTLES During the month of October, the Men’s Breakfast Bible Study will focus on the Acts of the Apostles. Led by David Clemis, it will be a four-week journey of the development of the first Christian churches. Starting October 4, the journey starts with the establishment of the first gathering in the Temple in Jerusalem and the wildly successful beginnings. The journey will end with the completion of Paul’s ministry and death as well as a comparison of the church then and what it is today. Come join us each Wednesday morning at 7 am at Gabriel’s Restaurant on St. Joseph Boulevard. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information and to receive study material by email, contact David Clemis (email@example.com) or Peter Holt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
OUC BOOK CLUB The book club meets this Tuesday, September 26, 1pm in the church Library. We will be discussing The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. For more information, contact Annemarie Humenuk (email@example.com).
FOR LEARNING AND FUN try one of the classes offered on Monday evenings for the next nine weeks at the Ottawa School of Theology and Spirituality. See the brochures in the narthex for more details. A number of people from OUC attend, making carpooling possible. For more info call Shirley or Peter Holt (613.841.5143).
YOUTH FALL RETREAT will be taking place on the weekend of October 13 to 15, 2017. Registration is open at http://orleansunitedchurch.com/youth/events/youth-fall-retreat/. Details will follow.
DILBERT’S RULES OF ORDER
- I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow is not looking good either. 2. I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.
LIFE AND WORK OF OUC — SEPTEMBER 2017
PARKING is allowed on Orleans Blvd. (in front of the Church) on Sunday mornings.
ASSISTED LISTENING – a portable FM radio with headphones allows you to listen on 95.7 Mhz.
CDs of SUNDAY WORSHIP are available at audio-visual room at the rear of the Sanctuary.
EMAIL PRAYER MINISTRY Confidential prayer requests or offers to pray for others can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD BANK FOCUS: School lunch snacks: juice boxes, fruit & pudding cups, ramen noodles, crackers, nut-free granola bars, dried fruit/raisins; Proteins: peanut butter, canned meat and fish.
CENTRE 507 is a drop-in program for women and men in downtown Ottawa. You can support them by donating toiletries, regular ground coffee and jam. Contributions can be placed in the marked container in the parking lot entranceway.
CAN YOU HELP?
- Pulling weeds – contact Shirley Holt (email@example.com, 613.841.5143)
- Painting sign on corner of Orleans Blvd and Sugar Creek ) signup
- Painting inside of the church — touch up the heavy-use areas ) sheet
- Re-orient the garbage shed ) across from
- Lawn mowing in September & October ) office
- Home-made jams, jellies or preserves are needed for OUC’s Christmas Bazaar
- Mason jars (250 ml) are needed for Bazaar — leave in Church Office
- Make coffee/tea/muffins for Coffee Hour after church — sign-up sheet posted on the wall beside the coffee urn in the Hall. (Lin and Mike, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613.837.6720).
FREE SAND Over 2 cubic yards of sand free for the taking from the former nursery school playground area. Tell your friends and take as much as you wish.
GRIEF WORKSHOP is being offered by OUC and Queenswood United on five Tuesdays, November 7 to December 5 from 1:30-3:30 pm at Queenswood United, 360 Kennedy Lane East. Sessions are free and snacks will be provided. Topics will include: defining grief, finding the holy in grief, First Nations’ spiritual practices for dealing with grief, living with grief and speaking to children about loss and death. Please email Heather McGrath (email@example.com) to register.
SUPPORT OUC FINANCIALLY:
- GIFT CARDS: Superstore/Independent/No Frills/Loblaws; Metro/Food Basics; Farm Boy; Tim Hortons and Sobeys gift cards available each Sunday in the Hall or during office hours. There is no cost to you and the church receives a percentage for each card we sell. Used (empty) Farm Boy cards can be returned earning an additional 1% for the church.
- RONA CARDS are available at the fundraising table or you can use our account number OUC148120 at the cash and receive 5% off your purchase. The church will earn the equivalent 5%.
- BOSTON PIZZA ORLEANS, CHURCH REBATE PROGRAM OUC will receive a 10% rebate on all Boston Pizza purchases (before taxes). Please write “Orleans United Church” on your receipt and deposit it in the box at the hostess stand in the restaurant.
- Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) your weekly givings can be offered through an automatic withdrawal by contacting Winston Babin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
8TH ORLEANS SCOUTS Register online at www.scouts.ca or during the meeting times:
- Orleans United Church – Mondays (Beavers- 6:15-7:15; Cubs 6:30-8; Scouts 7-9; Venturers 7-8 & Rovers TBD)
- Convent Glen Catholic School – Tuesdays (Beavers 6:30-7:30)
- Dominic Catholic School – Thursdays (Beavers 6:30-7:30; Cubs 7-8:30),
or contact Joni Boyd, Group Commissioner (commissioner@8thOrleans.ca, 613.837.4686).
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR (November 18) SILENT AUCTION We are looking for volunteers to join the team to devise a strategy, contact France (email@example.com).
You can also help in the following areas:
- canvassing business connections for items as donations
- asking family and friends for donation of event tickets, homemade crafts, unused art and various collectibles
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have an item for donation. We can either present it on its own merit or prepare a special package of various items.