Announcements, July 6th, 2012

This Sunday we will have a special visitor among us and assisting with worship – Rev. Sally Boyle, current President of the UCC Conference of Alberta and the Northwest.   An extremely interesting person and leader, Sally hopes to meet casually with as many of us as possible and just chat about our little, unique church, during coffee time.

We are continuing with the summer sermon series on parts of the Book of Genesis.   Some of you may recall that we did a similar sermon series last summer,  but Genesis is so vast and full of interesting stories that we’re able to do a completely different series over the next two months.   This Sunday we look at the well known, somewhat disturbing story of Adam, Eve, and the serpent going off course in Eden, and God’s response, which actually includes a somewhat forgotten tinge of grace!   Our Scripture lessons for the day are the following:  Genesis 3:1-21;  Psalm 51,  and Luke 5:27-32.

Schedule of future Genesis themes:

July 15  –  Genesis  6,8, & 9 (selected)    –  Noah and the Ark stories, yes that’s plural.

July 22  –  Genesis 11:1-9  –  the Tower of Babel.

July 29  –  Genesis 12:1-9  –  Abraham and Sarah.

Aug.  5 –   Genesis 18 & 19 (selected)  – Sodom and Gomorrah.

Aug. 19 –  Genesis 22:1-19  –  Abraham called to sacrifice Isaac.

Aug. 26 –  Genesis 37:1-12, 18-36  –  Joseph part 1.

September  2 – Genesis 45:1-15  – Joseph part 2.

Katy our Office Administrator – will be on some well-deserved vacation time over periods of the next few weeks.   Various Rundle folk will be covering aspects of Katy’s work including Rev. Crawford, who will be checking church emails and church phone messages, and keeping, as often as is possible, his stated office hours of Tuesday – Thursday, 9 am – 12 Noon.  Please contact him either by phone 762-2075; 493-4606, or the church email address

Summer Study Group – A Multi-Faith Society

This coming Wednesday, July 11th, we will be taking a look at Jainism, an extremely interesting offshoot of Hinduism.  Join us as we hear some Jain prayers and readings, and learn more about how even the killing of a mosquito may have eternal implications, if you are a devotee of this religion. We begin at 7:30 and finish @ 9 or 9:15.   Previous gatherings have examined Judaism, Pentecostalism, Theravada Buddhism, and Hinduism.  Future meetings will explore  Mahayana Buddhism,  Islam,  Roman Catholicism, and Mormonism.

Board Meeting – Tonight,  July 8th,  7 pm.


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