Sundays at Scarboro – October 11, 2020

Worship Start Time: 10:30am - Virtual Service
Theme: Thanksgiving Sunday

Log on to our online worship this Sunday as we give thanks for fall leaves, warm skies, and the kindness and support of our community of faith.

To access the Virtual Worship Service, on Sunday, click here.

Alternatively, you can participate via telephone at 587-328-1099 & enter Meeting ID: 826 9983 3851# - if you are asked for a participant ID, just press # to be connected.

To avoid disruptions to our service & maintain our standard of care, participants' video and audio will be disabled during the service. You are encouraged to use the "Speaker View" rather than the "Gallery View" during the service.  Catch up and see your church family via video during our regular coffee time. This resource may be helpful  if you are struggling to join us online. You can also reach out to [email protected] for assistance.

Decisions about the use of our physical building and plans for in-person woship will continue to be made with the health and safety of our church family, visitors, tenants and wider community as our top priority. Updates are available here.

Please consider registering here to attend the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good's Fall Assembly on Thursday, October 29 at 7pm. This is an opportunity to publicly bring forward and build tension around the Alliance’s joint focus on the city budget and Truth and Reconciliation. As a member organisation, we are hoping to commit 20 people to attend the Assembly on behalf of our community.

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Sundays at Scarboro – October 13, 2019

Worship Start Time: 10:30am
Theme: Thanksgiving Sunday

Come to Scarboro as we worship together every Sunday. We will have the coffee on at 10, so come early and catch up with your community.

This week we will be covenanting with the Rev. Erin Klassen and the Chinook Winds Region, come and celebrate with us!

After worship, come down to the Marilyn Perkins - Memorial Hall for coffee or tea and some good conversation. Calgary Co-op Gift Cards will be for sale next week, or from the office on weekdays.


Important dates to remember:

Oct 12: Last oatcake bee for 2019 in the Memorial Hall - join the Holy Rollers at 9am and learn how to make the perfect 'Scarboro Oatcake'!

Oct 19: Fall Fest - collecting books, jewellery, scarves & handbags, and artwork for sale - along with the usual baked goods & oatcakes! (psst! also collecting ice cream buckets to package all those wonderful oatcakes!)

Oct 27: Affirming Sunday Celebration with Special Guests, the Calgary Men's Chorus

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Sermon: Thanksgiving

I read on a ministers’ internet blog this week that Thanksgiving is one of the hardest days to preach.  The reason is because everyone knows what you’re going to say.

Come on, admit it, what do you think will be preached at Thanksgiving?  Yep, “Be grateful for all that you have.”  And the ministerial-like add-on is “because it all comes from God.”

And there you have it.

So what’s new?

If you consult one of my favourite sources – the internet – a search of “Gratitude and Happiness” uncovers many studies that link the two.  It turns out that people who had a grateful disposition had better health, exercised more, felt that life was better and had more optimism than the group without grateful dispositions.

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