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Successful garden tour:

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A big Thank You to Judy Klassen for rounding up ( or was that ‘twisting arms’ of ) willing gardeners and organizing Sunday’s tour! We also greatly appreciate the intrepid gardeners who battled less than ideal conditions to get their gardens ready for viewing. The weather mostly co-operated on Sunday, and we were treated to seven unique garden styles, and a stunning array of successfully grown plant material in a variety of common local garden conditions. ( A locally grown hybridized bergenia made it’s world debut and caught the eye of most visitors.Look for it on a Canadian Tire shelf near you!)


Staywell Manor Worship:

Please join us in our monthly worship in Staywell Manor at Garrison Woods (174 Ypres Green SW) on Tuesday, June 25th at 11:00 am.


Lakeview united church Annual General meeting Report:

The 2019 AGM Report is available under the REPORTS Section of the LUC Website.


Coffee and Conversation Hosts are Especially needed, starting next week, June 30th:

We know that summer vacations are being planned, but if you can help out over the summer please Sign Up online or in the Narthex to volunteer as a Coffee and Conversation Host after the Sunday Worship Service.

Go to the Coffee Host Sign Up tab under ‘Who We Are’ or, ‘About’ on the website and follow the link! (As a bonus you will get an email reminder prior to your selected date!)

***We are in need of Volunteers starting June 30th and onward. We hope you will consider supporting this Fellowship time.***


another ‘SAbbatical Sundae’ has arrived from Rev. Jope!

Check out Rev. Jope’s Sabbatical missives on the Pastoral Letters website page while he is away. He welcomes your feedback and you can reach him at lakeviewminister@telus.net.


Help spruce up our entrance walkways!

Donations of annual plants are requested to fill the walkway planters. If you can supply a few, or help with the actual planting, please let Arda in the Church Office know your intentions. For further information, contact Molly Layton at 403 240 4075.


MAY LUC VOLUNTEERS RECOGNISED:

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Congratulations to Annie and her daughter Sophia. These two keep the wheels moving behind the scenes in many ways at Lakeview United. They can be found most Sundays busying themselves in the kitchen, and tidying up the Fellowship Hall after Coffee Time. We can always count on their cheerful demeanor as they lend a hand where ever they spot a need. They are truly welcome rays of sunshine/sonshine!


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INTERIM MINISTER:

Rev. Kelley Warner Church Office: 403 242-5760

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Kelley will be serving as Pulpit Supply at Lakeview while Rev. Langejans is on Sabbatical from May 6 - August 6, 2019. She will be in the Church Office for a half day on Tuesdays. Direct your inquiries to her via email at lakeviewuc@telus.net (Attn. Rev Warner), or call the office to schedule an appointment.


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Weaselhead Presents! Concert Series

We are pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Concert Series Line Up

Seasons tickets are now on sale. Get them while they’re hot! Concert series pack is $100, cash or cheque payable to Lakeview United Church and available by calling 403-242-5760 or email lakeviewuc@telus.net


Wallet Found!

A wallet was found May 6, 2019 on a LUC Peace Pole bench. Call the Church office at (403) 242 -5760 and describe it to confirm that you are the rightful owner!


Peace Pole Bench Dedication:

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Despite the wintery weather the Bench dedication was well attended after service on May 5th, 2019 . Rev. Jope led a very moving ceremony to dedicate the four benches located on the Southwest corner of the Church grounds. We hope that everyone will enjoy this quiet contemplative spot for years to come. May we all be inspired to pray for, and work towards Peace and Reconciliation in this sometimes troubled world….. The benches were generously donated by family members in memory of Karl Schrottner, Mervyn Baker, Anne Henderson, and Dr. Jack Derbyshire.


Name Tags:

The ordering of name tags is on hold until the Church Council meets in June and a decision is made whether or not to update the incorporated logo, which would come at additional expense and render existing name tags obsolete. If you wish to purchase a name tag, please call Vivian McFarland at 403-249-8513 and get your name on the list. Orders are placed in spring and fall. Name tags cost $8.25 + GST each, for either a pin or a strong magnet. Stay Tuned!


Embracing the Spirit – Fellowship Time

An initiative of EDGE: A Network for Ministry Development / Réseau pour le développement des ministères The United Church of Canada / L’Église Unie du Canada


Want to hear some of the amazing stories that are happening across the United Church of Canada? God is already up to something. Come and listen to what is already happening. 

When: Join us every Monday online at 1pm EDT (not including Easter Monday)
Place: Zoom (click the link to join in!)
Or call in at +16475580588, Meeting ID 320889290#

Upcoming Story Tellers:

  • April 29  Jean Stairs at Edith Rankin United Church  Kingston

  • May 6    Janice Benson at Mount Forest United Church and their Raw Carrot soup social enterprise

  • May 13   TBA

  • May 20    No story - Victoria Day Holiday

  • May 27    Chris Rotolo at Stonesoup Network

  • June 3     Judy Coffin at Ste Genevieve    

Missed Fellowship Time? Watch the stories as they unfold and are recorded at EDGE’s YouTube channel.


Calling all ChurcH PHoto Journalists!

We are looking for current event and people photos to update our Lakeview United Church’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook platforms. You don’t have to be IT savvy! Send your digital photos and captions via email to Arda, Office Administrator and she will upload them for all to enjoy.


Quinterra Legacy Garden Project:

April 2019 marks the 5th anniversary of the loss of five inspiring young kids whose lives were lost on April 15, 2014 in the quiet suburban neighbourhood of Brentwood in Calgary. Since this time, their five families have come together along with an amazing group of volunteers to design a project that will give back to the community and acknowledge the incredible support they received after losing their children, and let others know that beyond tragedy and loss, there is light.

Quinterra Legacy Garden will be an interactive musical park and performance space that reflects hope, possibility, creativity and the life-affirming qualities that each of the five amazing young people embodied. Located in South Glenmore Park, this amenity will become Calgary’s first fully dedicated music garden and performance space. It will be accessible to Calgarians of all ages and will include interactive musical and play elements along with a 30-foot diameter stage for programming including music, dance, theatre, spoken word, yoga, meditation, healing circles, etc. For further information, and to donate to the venture please click on the following link:

https://quinterralegacygarden.com/


Please Confirm that Your New Church Directory was Picked up!:

The 2018 Pictorial Directories are now available in the office for pick up. As a reminder, they are only supplied free of charge to those who participated by having their photos included in the directory. Additional copies may be ordered at a cost of $15.00 each.

Please ensure that you have indicated on the Directory Pick Up sheet that you have indeed received your copy. There are many who may not have signed that they picked them up! ( Remaining copies do not correlate with the number of outstanding pick ups! )

Many Thanks to Sue Spratt for spearheading this endeavor!



Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a place to occasionally contribute your time and talents? We are hoping to add willing new prospective volunteers to several current volunteer rosters. For your convenience the sign ups may be accessed online once you register on the Sign Up Genius website. For those without internet connectivity, Ted and Heather can always be contacted in person, or by phone.
For further information, or to be added to volunteer list, please contact:
Ted Prince ( prince.ta@shaw.ca ) for Sunday Collection Counter
Heather Mayers ( mayers_heatherj@yahoo.ca ) for Communion Servers & Scripture Readers

 Thank you for considering these opportunities. Many hands make light work!


Lakeview United Church Kids and Youth (LUCKY) Club

Are you looking for programs that help you to teach your children to be confident, caring and mindful individuals?

The Lakeview United Church Kids and Youth program runs every Sunday during the 10:00 service.  The children re-enact stories, share cooperative games, sing inspirational songs and do activities to support others such as Birthday boxes for the Food Bank.  Each month may centre around a theme such as January "Let My light shine" with children decorating dye-cut little houses with battery operated tea-lights inside.

For the little ones, under 2 years old, there is a play area in the sanctuary so that parents can participate in the service without worrying about being separated from their child.  Come and check it out!

Join the Fun!

Call Janet with any questions (403) 797-4075


Guitar Lessons Offered

Guitar lessons, Tuesday 1 to 2 pm, taught by Amy Hef, Artist of the Year YYC 2017.  Free for LUC members, non members $240 for 12 classes (currently pro-rated as the class started Jan. 8). Bring your own guitar or borrow our spare (we have couple). Courtesy of PossABilities!


Addiction HELP OFFERED

Life can be stressful for folks, but remember help is available from many sources.

Drugrehab.com, is a free web resource that provides information about addiction, pregnancy, and mental health issues. They have recently updated the Faith & Religion Recovery page that might be of interest. Please follow the links below for more information.

www.drugrehab.com/recovery/faith-and-religion-in-recovery/

www.drugrehab.com/addiction/alcohol/

Recovery Village, is an organization dedicated to providing quality treatment to those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. They strive to have their website be an educational resource by hosting helpful articles, blog posts, and resource pages to increase understanding and awareness of addiction to families and anyone seeking help. Please follow the link below for more information.

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/alcohol-abuse/