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Located in the heart of Olds, Alberta, the United Church has witnessed the Christian faith through worship, service, and fellowship for 120 years (as of 2014). All are welcome to share in our ministry.
than to be happy and enjoy themselves."
Responding to the Call ...
Recently I had the opportunity to reflect on the call of Samuel into service for God (1 Samuel 3:1-10). It reminded me of my own call into ministry, as like Samuel, it took God more than once to get my attention! We are also in the time of year when many denominations authorize ministry personnel into new ministries. It is a time of great joy and celebration.
The story of Samuel's call, however, is not just for people in formal ministry settings. It is for each of us. Remember that Samuel was just a boy when he recognized God's call.
That call - to young boys like Samuel, to elders like Eli, to people like me, who enter into ministry - is one way of responding to the God's invitation to serve. However, there are calls from God that invite people to respond in other ways too. Teachers - a calling; nursing, or personal care, medical doctors, mental health practioners, child care workers, farmers, artists, animal lovers, gardeners, cooks and cleaners, pastoral care visitors, financial advisors and treasurers - the list could go on!
When you do what you do, for the glory of God and the good of all of God's creation, you are responding to the call.
Sometimes there can be steps along the journey that are harder to climb than others. Yet, even in those times, the Spirit is with us, encouraging, guiding, and inspiring our service.
So, as you go about your day to day work and play, may you hold on to the truth that whatever you do in service for God is gift and blessing, to God and to the world. Thanks be.
Blessings and peace, Tammy (Reverend Tammy Allan)
Are you someone who someone who has questions, who is seeking to explore your faith, and learn more about the story of Easter, or any of the other stories of our faith? You're welcome to join us in worship on Sundays, in Olds at 10:00 am, and in Sundre at 1:30 pm. If you'd like to have a conversation with me, the minister of the Olds-Sundre Pastoral Charge, please call the Olds office - 403-556-3052 and we can set up an appointment!
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Dear People of Olds United Church
Daily Scripture Reading
John 3:16 - This is how we know what love is, Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
Our church is always beautifully decorated. Visit our Photo Gallery to see our favourite pictures, including pictures from our 120th anniversary. Better yet, stop in for a personal visit!
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