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February 28th - Second Sunday in Lent
Pastor Karen Willis 


Follow the link to the virtual worship service for
Sunday, February 28, 2021:

https://bit.ly/IUC-FEB28



Past services are also available at the IUC YouTube Worship Playlist:
  Online Worship YouTube Playlist

Please also visit us at:
http://innerkipunited.ca/
or
https://www.facebook.com/InnerkipUnited/?fref=ts

The Innerkip United Church Leadership Team has made the decision to continue with on-line worship at this time. 

If we are able to return to in-person worship you will be notified at least one week before the services begin.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 
“Coffee & Contemplation” - a Zoom Gathering

  
Spiritual Nurture During Lent
 



You are invited to join Pastor Karen every Thursday morning during Lent for a time of conversation and contemplation of scripture.

Lent is a season of unfolding honesty and truth-telling about our lives and our world. 

It is an intentional journey where we “step away” and make space for God.  Each week we will consider a passage from scripture and explore how it speaks into our lives today.

So pour yourself a coffee (or tea) and join Karen on Zoom at 10 a.m. Thursday mornings for the next five weeks. Join in every Thursday or whenever you can.  There’s always a place for you “at the table”.

 
Scripture passages we will consider (if you wish to read them in advance) are:
  • March 4th:                  1 Corinthians 1: 18-25
  • March 11th:                Ephesians 2: 1-10
  • March 18th:                Psalm 119: 9-16
  • March 25th:                Psalm 118: 12, 19-29
  • April 1st:                      John 13: 1-17, 31b - 35

Topic: Coffee & Contemplation
Time: Mar 4, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86211543311?pwd=SlEzalBjUTRIcVEvRFgxejBwcCtMQT09

Meeting ID: 862 1154 3311
Passcode: 237759

Please contact Mel in the Church office if you would like information on how to call in by telephone if you cannot join through Zoom (Long distance charges may apply).
Be a Part of the Service

Pastor Karen would like to have more people from the congregation be involved in worship services. 

If you are interested in contributing photos, videos, readings or poems please email Pastor Karen.


pastorkaren@execulink.com
Minute For Mission       
 
WHEN A ROOF IS MORE THAN A ROOF


When is a roof more than a roof? This isn’t a trick question. Buying a roof isn’t exciting. It isn’t particularly inspiring, either. But it is necessary, because it allows exciting, inspiring things to take place safely beneath it. Thanks to your gifts through Mission & Service, West Haven United Church Camp was able to repair the roofs of their registration and cookhouse. A roof is more than a roof when it facilitates the sharing of food, friendship and faith. This story is about how vital “core funding” is to the organizations Mission & Service supports.

[Image: West Haven Camp has new roofs, thanks to Mission & Service support. Credit: Sharon Bell]
Minute for Mission Stories are from the
United Church of Canada's Your Generosity Matters 2021:


https://united-church.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ff2087d5fde243a770ed893a8&id=4442688f53&e=1f63e80d73
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 
Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action.
Friday, March 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm



This year you are invited to gather virtually (with other folk from Oxford) to view the excellent video prepared by the Women’s Interchurch Council of Canada with the host country Vanuatu - a group of islands in the south Pacific east of Australia. Rev Doug Peck of Kintore-Brooksdale United Churches invites us to a scheduled meeting of World Day of Prayer – Oxford United Ministries Zoom service.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER -Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action.
 
Friday, March 5, 2021
 
Link opens at 1:30 for check-ins from congregations
at 2:00 pm - Virtual service of WICC
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84514398422?pwd=ZUpMcmhLWXY0Y0pnSURHdks5cTkwdz09
Meeting ID: 845 1439 8422
Passcode: Oxford

If you have trouble on Friday, March 5, email rev.douglas.peck@gmail.com.
 
  1. 'Greetings to you'
  2. 'My Hope is built on Nothing Less' - Processional Dance and after call to worship
  3. Halle, Halle, Halle
  4. Matthew 7:24-27
  5. Offertory: 'What Does the Lord Require of You?'
  6. Closing Song - 'I, the Lord of Sea and sky - Here I am Lord'
  7. Benediction - 'Children Arise and Build'
Sheet music and the scripture passage for the service are available - contact Mel in the Church office.
Donations can be made on the website of the Women’s Interchurch Council of Canada and their WDP Grant program, by text at (647) 953-5557, or by cheque to Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, 47 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON M5S 2C3

The Annual General Meeting will be held on
Sunday, April 25, 2021.


Your voice matters!
IUC needs input from the congregation in order to continue to with the ministry. There are several committees that would welcome new members.
Have your say and help support IUC!

There are immediate openings on the Leadership Team as some long-time members are stepping down.
  • Chairperson
  • Worship Representative
  • Property Representative
If you are interested or wish to nominate someone to the council, or if you are interested in joining one of the committees that help IUC thrive, please call or email the Church Office.

The next Innerkip United Church Leadership Team Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday March 17.
 
CONNECTIONS

Oxford United Ministries CONNECTIONS publishes stories or poems that help us care for all of creation – people, places and creatures. They offer local news and have curated news issues not easily found in the mainstream media.

The February Issue of Connections is available at the link below:
http://oxfordunitedministries.ca

***This month's issue includes a feature article on our own
Pastor Karen Willis, DLM***


To be added to their emailing list, please email 
oxfconnections@execulink.com.

If you would like a printed copy of the Connections newsletter mailed to you, please contact the Church office and Mel will add you to the mailing list.
2021 Offering Envelopes

Envelopes are now available. 
Please contact Mel in the Church Office to arrange pick up or delivery of your envelopes.

NEW - There is now a mailbox at the Hall Entrance to the Church where offerings, donations and other mail can be HAND DELIVERED to the Church Office.

(PAR donors will not receive envelopes for 2021 unless requested).
Charitable Tax receipts for donations made in 2020 were accidentally mailed without a signature. Efforts are being made to correct this error. Please contact the Church office if you urgently require a signed receipt and one will be issued immediately.

Offerings and Donations

There are contact-free ways to send offerings and donations to the Church:

  • HAND DELIVER your offering or donation in the NEW LOCKABLE MAILBOX installed near the Hall Entrance to the Church. This entrance is well lit and maintained (snow and ice removal). The mailbox will be checked daily, but please let Mel know if depositing Cash so it can be retrieved promptly.
  • MAIL your donation to the Church office: PO Box 137, Innerkip, ON N0J 1M0
  • DONATE ONLINE - Donate directly to Innerkip United Church through the Canada Helps website:  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/47706
  • Enroll in PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance for automatic payment). Forms are available in the Church Hall or online. Complete the form and include a void cheque (credit card no longer accepted). Contact the Church office to arrange contact-free pick up or delivery and Mel will submit the forms: https://www.united-church.ca/community-faith/get-involved/give-regularly
Contact Us: innerkipeastwood@gmail.com
or call 519-602-6692
 
MAILING ADDRESS
PO BOX 137
INNERKIP, ON N0J 1M0


Emergency Pastoral Care: 
Contact Pastor Karen Willis
(519) 602-6692 -Church Office
(905) 512-4178 -Cell
PastorKaren@execulink.com
The Church office will remain CLOSED however Mel can be reached at the Church on Wednesdays between 10am and 2pm. 

If you require assistance, please contact the Church office by phone or email and Mel or Pastor Karen will get back to you as soon as possible.
GENERAL FUND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
AS OF JANUARY 31, 2021

 
INNERKIP UNITED CHURCH
INCOME:      $ 4,777

EXPENSES: $ 7,622               
OPERATING FUND Loss: ($ 2,845)

Building Fund Balance:    $ 28,361
M&S Fund (Year to date):$      930
BANK BALANCE: $119,012
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Our mailing address is:
PO Box 137, Innerkip, ON N0J 1M0

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