the Way of Love: Pray
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For the week of Sunday, September 30, 2018
"Lord, teach us to pray..."

This Sunday we continue our special series called, "The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centred Life".

The practice we'll be exploring this week is "PRAY: Dwell intentionally with God each day".  

In the story of our faith, we'll hear Jesus teaching his disciples to pray, in Luke 11:1-13. He teaches them (and us) "the Lord's Prayer", also called "the Prayer of Jesus", and encourages them to ask for what they need in prayer.

This Sunday, we'll explore what prayer is and what it is for. What is prayer, to you? Is it more about speaking to God, or listening to God? What types of prayer have you tried, and what works to help you really experience God's presence? As the last two weeks, I'll give you a week's worth of experiments to try, of different ways of "dwelling" in God's presence.

We are also welcoming some special guests to worship! Our friend Carolyn Burns, Director of the Ukulapha Community Outreach Project in South Africa, is back in Victoria for a visit and to raise funds for the project. And, for the first time, we will welcome Mr. Thamsanqa Msomi, the Principal of Slansgspruit Primary School, which the project supports. Mr. Msomi will share with us a little bit about what progress has been made for the children in Slangspruit township, as well as some news about our high school scholarship student, Asanda.

Of course, there will be spirited singing, heart-felt prayer, warm hospitality, and the company of others on the Way of Love - this Sunday, and every Sunday.

See you in church!

~ Rev. Michelle 


This Week in Our Children and Youth Ministries...

Our age-specific children and youth Sunday ministries are offered this Sunday! We gather at 10am for prayer, song, sacred story, reflection and response (for about 20 minutes), before being invited to move to separate places and ways of being together.

Preschool Church will be led by Shannon and Frances, Children's Church will be led by Karla, and Youth Church will be led by Zach.

More details about our fab children and youth ministry are here. Check the church calendar for our youth events, and check out our general youth group page here.
Click for the September 30th Worship & Song Sheet

What's happening in the church this week

MONDAY, October 1
7:00pm - SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus
TUESDAY, October 2
9:30am – Point of Grace Playgroup
9:30am – Memory Plus*
5:30pm – Victoria Choral Society*
7:30pm – New Parish Study Group
WEDNESDAY, October 3
9:00am – Thrift/Annex Sorting
1:00pm – Bible Study
7:00pm – The Chorus*
8:00pm – Corpus Veritas AA*
THURSDAY, October 4
7:00 pm – Worship Choir
FRIDAY, October 5
10:00 – Thrift Shop/Annex Open!
11:00am – AA Oak Bay Recovery*

SATURDAY, October 6
NO THRIFT SALE (Thanksgiving long weekend)
SUNDAY, October 7
10:00am –All Ages Thanksgiving Worship & Song,
led by Rev. Michelle Slater,
Amy van Wensem & Zach Burrill


Click for Oak Bay United's Online Calendar
We’re a progressive Christian community, eager to share God’s hospitality— that embraces you as you are, regardless of age, culture, gender, marital status, orientation, the state of your bank book, or the state of your faith. You are welcome, just as you are. Oak Bay United is hopping with Sunday and mid-week events, programs and ministries for children, families of all kinds, elders, and tons of community events and concerts too.   Find out more online, or come by—we’re at the corner  of Granite & Mitchell Streets, just up from Oak Bay Ave.
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