a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

United Church Hymnody:After choosing the hymns for this morning’s service, I noticed that all of them were written by Canadians, and all were written or co-written by United Church ministers. “River Run Deep” was co-written by Gordon Light, now an Anglican Bishop, and Ian Macdonald, who was a ministry student at Immanuel many years ago. The words to “We Are One” were written by Doreen Lankshear-Smith, who lives in Cambrian Presbytery in this Conference, while the music was written by two other ministers, Jeeva Sam and David Kai. The Offering Dedication, “What Can I Do,” was written by Paul Rumbolt, a Newfoundlander currently serving a church in Calgary. And finally, the words to “All Who Hunger” and “For the Faithful Who Have Answered” were written by Sylvia Dunstan, considered one of the great North American hymn writers of the late twentieth century. Sylvia served the church as a congregational minister and prison chaplain, and died in 1993 at the age of 38. It seems appropriate on this All Saints’ Day to remember Sylvia as one of the faithful who have answered. –Nancy

From the Finance Team Statements of Your Givings are available anytime upon request from Pat, Debbie or Connie. Tax statements will be issued in the new year.

November Newsletter submissions are due by Tuesday, November 18th. Please give to Sharon in the office or email to iuchurch .

Retirees Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 18th from Noon to 2pm. Watch for more details. A sign up sheet is in the AMEN corner. Hope you can come!

“Just” Christmas November 30th, 1:30-3:30pm at IMMANUEL is an opportunity to shop differently at Christmas. A wide variety of gifts will be for sale with the proceeds going to local and global projects. As hosts, the Committee made up of the 6 United Churches in our area – need your help. Cookies, donations for supplies, set up Saturday and Sunday, clean up on Sunday. See sign up sheet in the AMEN corner.

“Governance Structure Files are in the AMEN corner. Just a reminder to those that have files to check them on a regular basis. Thank you.

Scripture Reader: Debbie Bilous

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Monday, Nov 3rd 8am to Noon Winnipeg Harvest Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, Nov 4th 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
5-9 pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
Wednesday, Nov 5th 7:00 pm Women’s Study Group Upstairs Lounge
8:00 pm AA Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Thursday, Nov 6th 7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettor’s Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Nov 7th 7:00 pm Al-Anon & Alateen Group Upstairs Meeting Room/Upstairs Lounge
Saturday, Nov 8th 9am–1pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
2:00 pm Bettor’s Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room

I will be in the office on Tues, Wed and Thurs mornings this week.

Have a great week!

Sharon Vandenberg, Office Administrator

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