Announcements for the Banff United Church, Rundle United 03/03/13

The Ministry for Sunday March 3:

Rev. Bob Lockhart

Accompanist: Kathy Zaborsky

Greeters: Mary Buckingham and Karen & Brian James

Scripture Reader: Mary Buckingham


Up Coming Events:

Wednesday March 6: Bible Study @ 7:00 pm in the lounge

  •         Luke 6:20-49 Jesus wisdom teacher and guide.

Sunday March 10th: Worship @ 10:00 am

  •          Annual Meeting @ 11:00 am
  •         Please bring a lunch to share
  •        Time change next week-end. Clocks spring ahead

New from the General Council Office:

In a statement released on Feb.27th, the Moderator of The United Church of Canada, the Right Rev. Gary Paterson, welcomed the Supreme Court ruling, in the appeal between the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission and William Whatcott that says there are limits to freedom of religion when it comes to hate speech.  “Freedom of religion is not absolute,” says Paterson. “It does not include the right to engage in religiously motivated hate speech, and it does not extend to conduct that harms or interferes with the rights of others.”


Minute for Mission:  Water is a resource that many in Canada take for granted. Karen and Bill Butt served as overseas personnel with the church in Mozambique where two thirds of rural people do not have access to safe clean water.  Working in partnership with the Christian Council of Mozambique, the United Church has been able to help communities in the Zambezi River basin dig wells. The UC believes that water is a sacred resource that God intends for all. Let us pray for those without clean water, in Mozambique or everywhere.  Gifts to the Mission and Service fund help to transform lives. Give generously.

   Daily Scripture Readings for 3nd week of Lent:

    Monday: Joshua 5:9-12 The people of Israel no longer have to eat manna.

    Tuesday: Psalm 32 The freedom and joy that comes from confession.

    Wednesday: 2 Corinthians 4:16 – 5:10 We never become discouraged.

    Thursday: 2 Corinthians 5:11- 21 Through Christ we are made friends of God.

     Friday: Luke 15:1-10 The Lost Sheep and lost coin.

     Saturday: Luke 15:11-32 Sons who fail to understand a parents love.


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