SEPTEMBER MESSAGE

Posted on September 13, 2022

Well it appears Fall is upon us.  You can feel it in the air – shorter days, cooler nights, but we are enjoying beautiful day time sun and breezes – we will hope this continues for a while.

We are coming back slowly here at LRW, and miss those who haven’t returned to in-person Church services yet.  At this time, there is no masking and although we have no rules for distancing, it is obvious that we are all continuing to be careful and respectful of others.  We hope to see you back with us soon.

Our financial situation is a little below where we had hoped to be, but with many special services ahead, we hope to gain momentum in the coming months.

Maintenance work continues here at our building.  We have had a water leak in the north-west rooms of the basement, but feel that is now fixed and will wait until late October, after some additional rainfall, to reinstall carpeting in the Nursery area.

As noted previously, we require roof repair to the back section over the kitchen and that work will be done here in September as well as repairing the flat roof section over the front entry.

Pastor Roxanne will be travelling to St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon in mid-October to continue her education in her 3rd “Learning Circle”.    Reading and assignments have begun this month in preparation for these studies. This unit is  called “The Community’s Story” and will focus on biblical stories, preaching, United Church history and theology, worship and sacraments.

Pastor Roxanne will away from October  16th through October 30th.

 

Please contact the church at 519-542-2084 or Clerk of Session with pastoral care concerns during this time.   Special thanks to Rev. Jill Roger’s for taking services during this time.

 

London Road West will not be putting on our Annual Roast Beef Dinner this year but will host the same dinner in partnership with the Lambton Centre.  I have enclosed the Roast Beef Dinner announcement and hope that everyone will continue to support the dinner and the Lambton Centre.  Please let family and friends know of this upcoming event.  If you have volunteered in the past and are willing to help out by volunteering this year, please let me know by contacting me at the Church office 519-542-2084.

We mourn the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, along with millions of others throughout the world.  We have included a link below with a message from the United Church of Canada

https://united-church.ca/news/death-her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii?fbclid=IwAR3OMcIrb9XXF4gk0jsMBH_rURwGys06gX0nWxq6asKKrwYT8cLf62F4NbY

 

We have a number of special services and events coming quicker than we think and wanted to keep you informed or all that is happening here.

September 13th – Session will meet at 7:00 PM here at the Church

September 20th – Informal Official Board discussion at 7:00 PM here at the Church

October 1st –  “Fall Feast” Roast Beef Dinner  – See Attached

October 2ndWorld Wide Communion – service conducted by Pastor Roxanne

October 9th – “Thanksgiving” Service conducted by Pastor Roxanne

Come, bring the family and worship together as we give thanks.

 

October 16th169th Anniversary ServicesSpecial Guest Myles Vani,

Executive Director of the Inn of the Good Shepherd

Come and enjoy lunch following the service  and a time of fellowship.

 

October 23rd &  October 30th services will be conducted by Rev. Jill Rogers

We welcome Rev. Jill back in the pulpit.

 

Pastor Roxanne has also provided her Fall News and we have included it in this package.

As you can see, there is much going on and we hope to see you join us .

 

Blessings to all,

Betty, Church Office