December 2019 Newsletter

Announcements

Contact Us: admin@ericksonlutheranchurch.ca

Service Circle for December is Naomi.

Worship begins at 11:00am

Administrative Assistant - Sylvia Linda Kaktins 204-636-2259
Council Chair - Dolores Hall 204-636-2415

Every week you can be part of helping feed many hungry people in body and spirit by bringing non-perishable food for the Southquill Health Area Food Bank. There are boxes and baskets by the pew in the Narthex.

Worship and Music

“Happy new church Year” begins December 1st. Four Sundays In Advent, music include songs waiting for the birth of Jesus. The song, “ Light the Advent Candle” is taken from the United Church Hymn Book, will be sung when the Advent Candles are lit.

The hymn for December is #247 “Come Now, O Prince of Peace”. The composer, Geon-young Lee, was born in 1947 in North Korea. After the Korean War, the family moved to South Korea and Mr Lee grew up in Seoul. Mr Lee started to compose at age 12. In 1976 he went to Frankfurt, Germany, to study music composition, returning to Korea to teach and became choirmaster at the Anglican Cathedral in Seoul. He was the editor of the Korean Anglican hymnal. Mr. Lee composed the words and music of his hymn in 1988 while attending a workshop at Geneva with the World Council Of Churches.

Thank you to Jewel for assisting with the November hymn.

Thank you to Val for providing Birthday cake in November.

We are blessed with thoughtfulness, support and love from the choir and congregation. The choir will be sharing music at the Interfaith Christmas event, December 8, Erickson Personal Care Home, December 10, at the Lighting of the Christmas tree, December 21, Candlelight Service December 24, as well as singing at worship during Advent.

Thank you to the people providing pulpit supply, worship at Erickson and Sandy Lake Care Homes, plus everyone who usher, host, janitorial work, print bulletins and newsletters

We pray for safe travel to the folks spending the winter months away from home. Christmas blessings to everyone. Jesus is the reason for Christmas.

In Reach/Out Reach Committee

If you know of someone who would like a visit please contact Viola Burkett, Dolores Hall, Mary Nichols, or Heather Howdle.

Thank You

Thank you to every one who gives of there time and talents in all aspects of church life. It is appreciated and necessary for the smooth running of the church.

ELW News

Service circle is Naomi.

Wednesday December 4th Women’s Christmas Dinner and Program. Please come and be seated by 5:30 pm. During the program an offering will be taken and shared between ELW and the activity department of Erickson and Sandy Lake Personal Care Homes.

Red and White coffee mornings open on Friday 3rd January until 3rd April from 9-11 am.

Bible studies for January- June 2020 will be on Prayer keeping in line with the National ELW theme. Each month will feature a letter of Prayer. The study is being finalized but as an example:

January the letter is "P"-
purpose
place
position
praise
persistance

February the letter is "R" -
rejoice
regularity
request
response

Best wishes for a Blessed Christmas and safe travels for all who travel.

Thank you for a great year in 2019.

Submitted by Dolores Hall