Book Study books are available now (pay what you can; they cost us $12): Quest for Respect: The Church and Indigenous Spirituality, edited by Jeff Friesen and Steve Heinrichs. It’s not an exciting cover, but it’s got good stuff inside. We will gather here at 10am every Saturday in May.
Next Saturday, May 5 at 10am, we will discuss Section 1 in the book.
Sunday, May 13 after the service: Circle of Understanding on the topic of Talking with Ex-Prisoners. We will gather upstairs and have a simple lunch during the circle.
Wednesday, May 16 at noon: Caring Hearts Luncheon in celebration of the ministries of Irene Rainey and Yvonne Naismith at Charleswood United Church (4820 Roblin Blvd). In support of St. Matthew’s-Maryland Community Ministry. Silent Auction and Entertainment. Tickets $25 by calling 204-832-3667 (tickets sold until May 9).
Please be aware that some of our people have allergies or sensitivities to fragrances such as perfume, fabric softener, scented shampoos and scented lotions.
Mild fragrances can cause strong reactions, including the priest’s regrettable coughing fits!
Centering (meditative) Prayer: Wednesdays at 5 pm in the sanctuary; and a shorter version Sundays at 9:45 am in the church upstairs.
Readings for May 6 [6th after Easter ~ healing prayers]:
Acts 10: 44 – 48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5: 1 – 6; John 15: 9 – 17
Note: On Sunday morning if you need the elevator, enter in the doors off St. Matthews Avenue and enter 641 into the key pad. [If no response, call 204-470-2646]
Healing Prayers are on the first and third Sundays of the month, during Communion.