SCRIPTURE READING FOR NEXT SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16: Deuteronomy 30: 11-20. Moses is giving his final words to the people of Israel before they cross into the promised land. To what extent are our life-choices our own to make and to what extent are they are response to what has happened, is happening and may yet happen that influences us one way or the other?
WHY DO WE DO IT IN WORSHIP? Prayer. Prayer is like energy. The energy flows from the whole whom we name "God" in and through us, into all the spaces, places and lives to which our compassionate intention directs it. Prayer is not magic. It's about love. We pray because we care. We pray because we're seeking. We pray because we're struggling. We pray because we believe something good can happen. We pray for others and we pray for ourselves. We are seeking to draw love energy into us and through us to heal and renew, transform and ground us and others. We are seeking fullness and peace even as there is good and bad all around us. The four dimensions of prayer in our worship service (approach, confession, thanksgiving and pastoral concern) are intended to give us a range for our own prayer practice. Group prayer is also an invitation to draw on divine energy and direct it collectively. Participation and activation requires your personal attentiveness and focus as you listen. How important is prayer in your worship experience?
NEW BOARD MEMBERS WANTED: Wanted, new people to help direct Armour Heights going forward. As a member of the Board of Managers, you will be involved in the practical side of church operations; building use and maintenance, developing special projects and activities, financial planning and budgeting, and much more. The role of a Board Member is vital to the open and transparent governance of our Church and it’s darned interesting too! Please consider contributing your time and talents by serving on the Board of Managers, you will not regret it I guarantee!
See Dr. Harris, Rev. Rebecca, Murray MacCausland or any of the other Board members for details.
NEW KNITTERS WANTED: Are you a knitter? Are you someone who has always wanted to knit but has never tried? Join the Prayer Shawl Ministry at noon on the 4th Wednesday of each month. EVERYONE is welcome to knit, no experienced required! Come and join us as we knit, learn and enjoy this time of fellowship. Speak to Barbara Thomas for details.
HOW CAN I HELP SUPPORT COFFEE HOUR? Whether you, host, help clean-up, provide food or baking, or even consider sponsoring a coffee hour, ALL help is welcome! We invite you to consider taking part in this fellowship opportunity as an individual, family or team! The sign-up sheet for coffee hour can now be found on the sign-up board in Scott Duncan Hall. For more information on what it means to host or sponsor a coffee hour, please speak to Barbara Thomas for more information. Thank you your consideration and support!
MILK BAG COLLECTION: Thank you for your great response to the milk bag collection. We have collected 808 milk bags so far. Please place your donations in the pink box beside the food collection box in the front hall. All brands of milk bags are welcome.
LITERARY SOCIETY: Need something to do on the long dark nights of winter? Join us once a month to discuss Current best sellers and books of note. We meet on Tuesdays, once each month, in the Friendship Room at 7:30pm. Our current listings are:
March 10 - A State of Wonder by Ann Pachett
April 21 - Becoming by Michelle Obama
May 26 - Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
June 16 - Pianist from Syria by Emanuel Bergmann
SAVE THE DATE!: We are excited to announce that the date for our upcoming Rummage Sale is May 2nd and our Christmas Bazaar will be on November 24th. Please mark your calendars for these exciting events! If you are interested in getting involved these or any other “FUN”draising opportunities, please speak to any of the members of the Board of Managers or Erin Stone.
BBQ AT EVANGEL HALL – The annual EHM BBQ is booked for June 21st 2020. Mark your calendars!