Midweek News for June 28

~ Nurturing Spirit
~ Being Community
~ Living Generously

Rev. Nancy once again offers a mid-week reflection to help us explore the deeper spiritual issues being called forth from us as we move through this global pandemic. This reflection is based on Luke 13:10-13

Click here (or on the image below) to view this week’s reflection:

Beguiled by Beauty: Cultivating a Life of Contemplation & Compassion
This Sunday we continue our series and the theme for the day is Abyss, Mystery and Wonder.  

The scripture reading for Sunday morning is Psalm 135:1-3; 13-21

Rev. Nancy and Rev. Carla record the service, and our music minister, Julian Pattison, provides music leadership. You will receive a link on Sunday morning so that you can join in worship by viewing the video

Zoom link for coffee hour via video at 11am every Sunday (further instructions near the bottom of this email):    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89544984147?pwd=SnhBbk1JbzRUcE8vMkFQcTVZQ1gwZz09
Meeting ID: 895 4498 4147 Password: 702111

We invite you to prepare a worship space in your home.  You could place a candle, and light it at the same time that we do during the service.  Perhaps place a special object nearby, grab a cup of tea or something else that might make your surroundings feel sacred.

There are some at-home materials for each week of this series.  Click on this link for the materials:  http://mtseymourunited.com/wp-content/uploads/At-Home-Preparations-Beguiled-by-Beauty.pdf

Black Lives Matter to The United Church of Canada
Online Vigil Recording from Sunday June 14

From the United Church of Canada Website:
We have participated in demonstrations. Letters have been written and statements have been made. Now it is time to worship together as people of faith.

The Black Clergy Network of The United Church of Canada invites the whole church to join virtually for a time of worship, prayer, and reflection to face the issues of anti-Black racism across our country and in our church. In worship we will lament, we will hope, and we will be reminded of the need to act against racism.

This service of prayer and reflection was led by members of the Black Clergy Network and is available for viewing on The United Church of Canada’s YouTube Channel.

This is a powerful video created by the Black Clergy Network of the United Church of Canada.   https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=727581141330210

Do You Have Any of These We Can Have or Borrow?

If you have any concrete blocks similar to the image above that the church could have or borrow (for the summer), could you please email let Rev. Carla know?  wilkscarla@gmail.com or 604 340 4009 We can arrange for pick-up in North Vancouver, as we don’t want anyone to get hurt lifting them!   

Our Thrift Shop is Accepting Donations!
We are busy getting the shop ready for our valuable customers and are hoping to open in the next few weeks. 

Mount Seymour United Church Thrift Shop’s donation sheds are now open.
Yes we have two sheds now!

The small woodshed will be open Thursday and Friday from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Our new temporary white storage bin will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 7pm.

Please make sure that your donations are in closed bags or closed containers.
We ask that you do not leave donations outside of shed hours.

Thank you, your donations are greatly appreciated!

Readers and Candle Lighters
If you are interested in participating in our worship service by acknowledging the land or lighting the candle in your home, please contact Rev. Carla wilkscarla@gmail.com  You will need a recording device (cell phone works great) and the ability to send the video via either iCloud, OneDrive, DropBox, Google Drive, as the video is usually too large to email directly.  There are instructions to help walk you through the steps. 


Sunday Morning “Coffee Hour” 11am – Every Sunday 
Each Sunday at our regular coffee time we gather for a “virtual coffee hour” via Zoom video/phone.  We encourage you to try it out, either by calling in or joining via video with your computer/iPad/smartphone as we gather again this Sunday.
 We gather for a check in – how we are doing, and then we usually answer a question that is often related to the theme of worship.

You can join by phoning in to this phone number 778 907 2071 and then entering the meeting ID 895 4498 4147 followed by the # sign. You may have to also enter a  Password: 702111.  You can also join with video from your computer (with webcam), smartphone, iPad or tablet by clicking on this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89544984147?pwd=SnhBbk1JbzRUcE8vMkFQcTVZQ1gwZz09

Meeting ID: 895 4498 4147 Password: 702111

When you click on that link, you will be instructed to download an app on your phone or iPad, or some software on your computer (if you haven’t used Zoom before).
If you phone in to the phone number and you can’t get through, there are several other numbers you can try – just make sure you enter the same Meeting ID once you connect (see below).
587 328 1099 Canada
647 374 4685 Canada
647 558 0588 Canada
438 809 7799 Canada

Meeting ID: 895 4498 4147
Password: 702111

If you have any trouble or need some help before Sunday morning, please contact Rev Carla 604 340 4009 wilkscarla@gmail.com
If you have trouble on Sunday morning, please call Brenda Fawkes at (604) 790-4465

Making Your Offering

Our expenses continue even while programming and worship services can no longer be in-person as before.  For a video message from Ward Branch, a member of our Finance Team, please click the above picture or here.  Our church Council made the decision at our last Council meeting to continue paying all staff at this time even though this pandemic is affecting our regular activities.  As the Thrift Shop is closed, we do not have the weekly income from the weekly sales, so please continue to send your offering if possible, as a cheque in the mail, your envelope dropped off at the church, via e-transfer to
 mtsuc@shaw.ca or via the donate button on our website.  As always, we thank those of you who make your offerings to the church through Pre-authorized remittance (PAR).  If you are able to increase your PAR givings during this time, you can e-mail Fay Butterfield at fbutterfield@shaw.ca
Changes to your existing PAR can be emailed to Fay, but if you would like to start donating by PAR, you need to
 print this form and fill it out. Be sure to indicate that it is for Mount Seymour United Church in North Vancouver, BC.  Please mail it directly to the PAR Administrator at the national church office.  Her address is:  
Rose Cambourne
The United Church of Canada
8 Switzer Street
New Lowell, ON
L0M 1N0

Thank you for continuing to support Mount Seymour United Church during these challenging days.

Phone Tree
We have set up a phone tree.  If you have not received a phone call from someone at the church and would like to, please email Rev Nancy <nancytalbot@shaw.ca> or Rev Carla <wilkscarla@gmail.com>

Pastoral Call
If you would like a pastoral call from Carla or Nancy, please let us know via phone or email. 

Live-Stream Worship Sunday Morning
Highlands United and St Andrew’s Wesley United are doing a live-stream worship together each Sunday morning at 10am.  You can join in here: Highlands Online 

We are Happy to Hear from You!

Rev. Nancy Talbot – Lead Minister –  nancytalbot@shaw.ca   604-929-4114

Rev. Carla Wilks – Associate Minister –  wilkscarla@gmail.com   604-340-4009

Anne Ellis – Children and Families Minister  – annerell@gmail.com

Cindy Nelms – Office Administrator  – mtsuc@shaw.ca   604-929-1336

Alexis Doss – Thrift Shop Manager – mtseymourthriftshop@gmail.com  604-339-4399





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