The Life and Work of
Edith Rankin Memorial United Church
June 7 – June 14, 2020
- Sunday June 7, 10:00 am – Worship Online – Honouring VAMs Paul Currie and Neil Elford and our Minister Emeritus, George Lavery (check Tidings email for link)
- Tuesday June 9, 10:00 am – M&P Committee mets via RingCentral Meetings (link will be sent)
- Tuesday June 9 – New Members will meeting via RingCentral Meetings (info and link will be sent)
- Wednesday June 10, 11:00 am – Pastoral Care and Friendship Online (check Tidings email for link)
- Thursday June 11, 1:30 pm – More Just Men (check your email for link)
- Thursday June 11, 7:00 pm – Choir Gathers online (check your email for link)
- Sunday June 14, 10:00 am – Worship Online – Welcoming new members
- Sunday June 21, 10 am – Worship Online – Celebration of Indigenous History Month
CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR THE LINK FOR EACH INTERACTIVE WORSHIP SERVICE (NEW LINK SENT EACH WEEK). If you are not receiving our weekly email newsletter (Tidings) use the form at the bottom of our contact page to join the mailing list and specify that you want links to online worship.
The scriptures this Sunday are: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 and Mathew 28:16-20
Contact ministers and staff through the church office: 613‑389‑2530
Rhonda Kerr x101 — Joe Ramsay x102 — Bill Smith x103
Elizabeth Amirault x106 — Kim Barney x107
Honouring our VAMs and Minister Emeritus
What is a VAM you ask? Throughout the United Church, retired members of the Order of Minister (ordained or diaconal), or those working in other jobs, often contribute significant volunteer ministerial service in congregations. A common practice is to recognize these individuals as Voluntary Associate Ministers.
Such is the case at Edith Rankin Memorial United Church. This Sunday we will covenant with two Ordained Ministers in our congregation, The Rev. Dr. Paul Currie and The Rev. Dr. Neil Elford. Paul is retired and Neil currently works as the Director of Spiritual Health, Mission & Ethics for Hotel Dieu Hospitals. Paul and Neil will be recognized next Sunday as Voluntary Associate Ministers.
Also, if a retired minister is no longer active in ministerial duties, the congregation can chose to honour their title and status by designating them Minister Emeritus, or “minister in title.”
The Rev, George Lavery has a long history with Edith Rankin Memorial, and has decided to step back a little and be less involved in a ministerial role. The congregation will therefore recognize George this Sunday as our Minister Emeritus.
Gardening Faith in Action
Indigenous History Month Worship Service
As we anticipate our Indigenous History Month worship service on June 21 with Paul Carl, check out this 4-part speaker series sponsored by Hillhurst United Church in Calgary. Use this link to register for the series:
Pastoral Care and Friendship online gathering Wednesdays at 11 am.
June Mini Anchor – call for submissions
Fair Trade Products
Fair Trade Products that are usually made available to the folks at Edith Rankin Memorial several times during the year are still available by calling Marilyn Rodger at 613 384 2087.
Marilyn has a complete stock of Palestinian Olive Oil, Za’atar Spice and Olive Oil Soap, Assorted Teas and Herbal Teas, Baking supplies Sugars, Cocoa, Hot Chocolate, 100% sugar free Chocolate Chips, Coffee’s Beans, Dark and Medium Roasted ground plus Decaf.
All Chocolate Bars are reduced to $5.00 each.
Make arrangements to replenish you stock with 10% going to Mission & Service fund United Church of Canada.
Thank you for your continued support.
We are all in this together
What do you need?
What can you offer?The current situation of physical distancing to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus challenges us to do mission and ministry as a congregation differently. Are you wondering how you could offer your gifts and skills to these new challenges? Call the church office at 613-389-2530 or use the email contact form on the website to reach out.
Happy Birthday To Our Shining Lights in June
Leila M – June 3 (10 yrs) ♥ Ewan S – June 5 (13 yrs) ♥ Jackson L – June 7 (13 yrs)
Olivia R – June 9 (8yrs) ♥ Noah B – 10 (11 yrs) ♥ Emma W – June 10 (17 years)
Chelsea M – June 14 (8 yrs) ♥ Skye M – June 16 (2yrs) ♥ Mya M – June 18 (11 yrs)
Alexander C – June 26 (2yrs) ♥ Millicent B – June 30(7 yrs) ♥ Simon B – June 30 (8 yrs)
Happy Birthday to our Classics for the Month of June
Betty Jeanne Kippen – June 10 ♦ Glenn Owen – June 13 ♦ Jan Galasso – June 14
Margaret Martin – June 15 ♦ Mary Lavery – June 16 ♦ Barb Taft – June 19
Phyllis Hannah – June 20 ♦ Barbara Sinclair – June 30