~ St. JOHN’S JANUARY NEWS ~

BLESSINGS

Jan. 20 Rev. Dale B.

If you would like to add a name, contact the office.

UPCOMING SERVICES

Jan 14 “New Yet Old” Matthew 1. Jesus is part of an ongoing story

Jan 21 “By Faith” Hebrews 11. Focus will be on faith

Jan 28 “One With Authority” Mark 1: 21 – 28. Jesus teaching, acting with authority

Feb 4 “Diverse Yet United in Christ” Acts 11: 1 – 18. Differences among Christians

Feb 11 “Where Have You Seen the Glory of God” Mark 9: 2 – 9. Transfiguration Sunday

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Good New 1st week to you!

Jim Lewall has now booked his flight to Nicaragua for later this month. If you wish to help in this worthwhile project it must be done soon, and please place the word “NICA” so we know it is for this missionary work.

Interested in becoming a member of the United Church of Canada? Using the Rev. Dr. Janet Gear’s 2022 book, Undivided Love – Navigating Landscapes of Living Faith, we will explore how different individuals and congregations within the United Church live out their Christian identity. Signup with Colleen in the Church Office. We need to know numbers so we can order enough copies of the book.

Author Janet Gear is a theological educator and ordained minister in the United Church of Canada. United Churches within BC provide the primary background for this study.

           Tue Jan. 16 “UCW Meeting” at 10:00 a.m. We invite all ladies to join  us as guests or members. Afterwards, we gather for lunch.

  • Sun. March 10 “AGM” after the service. Please have reports in to the office by Feb. 22. Thank you.

  • Your church needs your faithful and generous financial contributions. For offerings, by an e-transfer: stjohns@shaw.ca. You can also drop it off to the church office anytime, using the mail slot.

JANUARY PRAYER LIST

*Pray for peace in the Ukraine, Israel, Palestine and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the people and countries that suffer from war, those affected by illness, starvation, homelessness, those fighting fires, flooding, and other disasters around the world.

Uphold our U.C.C. Moderator, Rt. Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Rev. Dale Burkart and Robbi, our BPC Council, and those assisting in the work behind the scenes keeping our church moving forward. Pray for Jim Lewall for travel and teaching in Chinandega, Nicaragua.

We continue to pray for Amanda T., Andy Mc., Blake (8 yr. old), Chris R., Corrie, Danielle, Daphne (Maxine’s sister), Darcy B., Darlainea R., Ferrin (Lucie’s granddaughter), Gill & Ron M., Irene H. (Gill’s sister), Jean. Y., K.E., Kim B., Lori H. (Merle’s daughter), Michele, Nicole, Paisley (Laura Jean’s granddaughter), Rocky, Rob D., Shea G-J., Tracy, Wendy.

World Council of Churches

Jan. 6: Prayer for Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine.

Jan.7- 13: Iran, Iraq, Syria.

Jan. 14-20: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

Jan. 21-27: Cyprus, Greece, Turkiye.

Jan. 28-Feb. 3: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Western Sahara, Tunisia.