Come, Oh Holy Spirit

The following links will provide you with additional activities for the whole family for this Pentecost Sunday:https://sjruc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/PentecostColoring.pdfhttps://sjruc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Pentecost-Spinner.pdf Readings from the Scriptures  (NRSV)  Acts 2:1-21 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled…

May you be one

The following link will provide you with additional information and resources for the whole family for this Sunday, Easter 7: https://sjruc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Easter-Week7.pdf John 17:1-11 After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “God, the hour has come; glorify your son so that the son may glorify you, since you have given him authority…

Good Lord, Show us the Way

The following link will provide you with additional information and resources for the whole family for this Sunday, Easter 6: https://sjruc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Easter-Week6.pdf John 14:15-21   The Holy Spirit Is Promised 15 Jesus said to his disciples: If you love me, you will do as I command.  Then I will ask the Father to send you the Holy Spirit who will…

Greater works besides

The following link will provide you with additional information and resources for the whole family for this Sunday, Easter 5: https://sjruc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Easter-Week5.pdf Readings from the Scriptures John 14:1-14 – The Inclusive Bible Don’t let your hearts be troubled.You have faith in God; have faith in me as well. In God’s house there are many dwelling places; otherwise,…

We’re in this Together

The following link will provide you with additional information and resources for the whole family for this Sunday, Easter 4: https://sjruc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Easter-Week4.pdf Scripture Reading: Acts 2:42-47  (Contemporary English Version) They spent their time learning from the apostles, and they were like family to each other. They also broke bread[a] and prayed together. 43 Everyone was amazed by the many miracles…

April 26 – Anniversary Sunday

The following link will provide you with additional information and resources for the whole family for this Sunday, Easter 2:  https://sjruc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Easter-Week3.pdf Readings from the Scriptures: Luke 24:45-49 (The Message) He went on to open their understanding of the Word of God, showing them how to read their Bibles this way. He said, “You can see…

April 19: Good Medicine

The following link will provide you with additional information and resources for the whole family for this Sunday, Easter 2:  https://sjruc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Easter-Week2.pdf John 20:19-31 (NRSV) 19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews,…

Holy Saturday

While not often observed in our United Church tradition, you may want to take some deliberate time to sit in silent prayer, remembering that there are no stories of how the disciples managed the time between Jesus’ burial and when they could prepare his body.  They waited, much as we are, in fear and trepidation,…