Worship Services

Regular Sunday Service Starts At 10 a.m.

Easter Services 2015

March 29 — Palm Sunday Service
April 2 — Maundy Thursday Dinner at 6 p.m.
April 3 – Good Friday Service at 10 a.m.
April 5 – Easter Sunday Continental Breakfast at 9:15 a.m.
April 5 – Easter Communion Service at 10 a.m.

“Blest Be The Tie That Binds”

An Inter-Denominational Community Prayer Service will be held at North Kildonan United Church on Sunday, November 16. All are welcome!

December 2013

Dec. 15 – Children’s Christmas Pageant
Dec. 18 – Blue Christmas Service at 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 22 – Choir Cantata
Dec. 24 – Service of Lessons and Carols at 7:00 p.m.

October 2013

Oct. 6 – “Filled to the Brim”; World-Wide Communion Sunday

Oct. 13 – “Bread of Heaven”; Thanksgiving Sunday

Oct. 20 – “Justice for All”; Commissioning of Stewardship volunteers; Stone Soup Lunch following the service.

Oct. 27 – “Side by Side”; Peace Sabbath


September 2013

Sept. 22 – “The Greatest Prayer” In addition to celebrating Infant Baptism, we will receive new members by transfer and dedicating the new Choir gowns.

Sept. 29 – “Singing Our Faith”  A Barber-Shop Quartet will be featured.

Easter Week Events (2013)

Maundy Thursday Pot-Luck Supper – Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m.  Please indicate on sign-up sheets on the bulletin boards number that will be attending and your food donation.

Good Friday Service – Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m.

Easter Sunday Continental Breakfast – Sunday, March 31 at 9 a.m.

Easter Day Service – Sunday, March 31 at 10 a.m.

Ash Wednesday Services

Our annual Ash Wednesday Service takes place Wednesday, Feb. 13, beginning at 7 pm.

Christmas Worship Services

December 2, 2012–Advent One–“When You Wish Upon A Star”

Zechariah and Elizabeth are promised a child; 10:00 a.m.

December 9, 2012–Advent Two—”A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes”

Gabriel is sent to Mary; 10:00 a.m.

December 16, 2012–Advent Three—-“A Fairy Tale Christmas”

A play presented by members of our Sunday School; 10:00 a.m.

December 19, 2012—”Into the December Darkness”

A service of remembrance for the Longest Night, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

December 23, 2012–Advent Four–“Some Day My Prince Will Come”

Mary visits Elizabeth; 10:00 a.m.

December 24, 2012–Christmas Eve– “Fairy Tales Can Come True”

Candlelight service of lessons and carols for all ages, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

December  25, 2012—Christmas Day —

Communion service held jointly with Atlantic-Garden City United Church,

725 Atlantic Avenue, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

December 30, 2012–First Sunday after Christmas–“A Whole New World”

A carol service celebrating the birth of Jesus; 10:00 a.m.

January 6, 2013–Epiphany–“A Spoonful of Sugar”

The magi visit Jesus; 10:00 a.m.

January 13, 2013–The Baptism of Jesus–”Beauty and the Beast”

Jesus is baptized by John; we will celebrate the sacrament of baptism;

Worship Schedule Services

During Rev. Marc’s Sabbatical

While Rev. Marc is away on his long over-due sabbatical, every Sunday service from May 6 to Sept. 2 has been filled with a guest minister or someone from our congregation.

Bob Gilbert, from West Broadway Ministry, is first up for the May 6 service, others include Doug Martindale, Juanita McKinnon, and Nancy Wilson.

The complete Sunday service schedule can be viewed by clicking here. See you in church!

Services beginning November, 2011

 The Season of Advent begins on Sunday, November 27th with the lighting of the Candles in the Advent Wreath.
 The Sunday School play ―Calling all Christmases‖ will be presented on Sun-day, December 18th as part of our morning worship.

 Our annual Blue Christmas Service will be held on Wednesday, December 21st, at 7:00 p.m.
 On Christmas Eve we will gather at 7:00 p.m. for a Candlelight Service of Les-sons and Carols.
 There will be no service on Christmas Day
 We will be gathering on New Year’s Day at 10:00 a.m. to see in a new year!
 During the season of Epiphany, which begins on December 6, we will be adding an ―Adult Learning Time‖ to some of our ser-vices
 Lent begins on Wednesday, February 23rd

A “Blue” Christmas

Christmas is not holly and jolly for everyone—not for those who look at the empty chair, a place which was once occupied by the one who is no longer there.
The holly, jolly carols do not mean the same. All of these happy songs mock the true grief which we are feeling.
There is nothing wrong about feeling sadness.
Feelings are not good or bad. They just are. There is a time to be holly, jolly, but there is also a time to mourn.
This Christmas, as we take time to share joy to the world, it is also okay to take time to have a blue Xmas.
A ―Blue Christmas‖ service will be held on Wednesday, December 21, at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Week Services (2010)

We invite everyone to join us for our Easter Week services at North Kildonan United Church — share our fellowship events before services!

Seder Communion Supper and Service

Thursday, April 21, 6 p.m. Congregation members please place your names on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

Good Friday Service

April 22, 10 a.m.

We invite everyone to join us for our Easter Week services at North Kildonan United Church — share our fellowship events before services!

Seder Communion Supper and Service

Thursday, April 21, 6 p.m. Congregation members please place your names on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

Good Friday Service

April 22, 10 a.m.

Easter Continental Breakfast

Sunday, April 23, 9:30 a.m.

Easter Communion Service

Sunday, April 23, 10 a.m.

Easter Continental Breakfast

Sunday, April 23, 9:30 a.m.

Easter Communion Service

Sunday, April 23, 10 a.m.

Lent — 2011

By Rev. Marc Whitehead

Sometimes friends or acquaintances ask us what little luxury we’re planning to give up for Lent. Perhaps a better question might be, what are we prepared to give up for Life?

Certainly the journey through Lent to Easter is a time when the church remembers that critical story of how Jesus chose to give up his life, rather than give up his witness
to God or his love for us. He gave up his life, so that we might find Life.

When a crisis like illness, or unemployment, or the loss of an important relationship
strikes us, it is often our fears or anxieties, anger or regrets, blindspots or grudges, more than a sweet tooth that really keep us from moving forward, and embracing that Life that Jesus holds out to us. Maybe it’s those things that we would do well to leave behind.

Almost one hundred years ago, on April 14th, 1912, at 11:40 p.m., the “unsinkable” liner Titanic struck an iceberg. A hole was ripped into the side of the great ship, and in just over 2 1/2 hours, she broke in two and slipped beneath the surface, taking some 1,500 persons with her. In the time between the collision and the sinking, her passengers and crew needed to make literal life and death decisions about what they would hold onto and what they would let go. Some left behind fortunes in jewels and securities. Others tried to take with them all that they possessed. Ida Strauss died because she wouldn’t get into a life boat without her husband. The Countess of Rothes survived because she gave up her preconceptions about race and class.

That long ago night, some acted out of a sense of self-preservation, and some out of a sense of self-sacrifice. But almost everyone was forced to come to grips with the truth of what, or who really mattered most.

This Lent, may the stories of the choices made by those passengers and crew on that fateful
night, serve to illuminate the choices that we must make, as we wrestle with our own challenges to
embracing the Life which Jesus, through his dying, holds out to us.

A “Titantic” Experience

As part of this year’s Lenten Theme, we will be holding up the stories of some of those who travelled on the Titanic. During Lent, we will be arranging for excursions to the two different exhibits featuring Titanic artifacts currently being held in Winnipeg. We will also be offering Sunday and Tuesday afternoon showings of Titanic movies, followed by facilitated discussions about various characters and the life and death choices they make. Films include:

Titanic —(1953) with Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck

A Night To Remember —a British film made in 1958 based on the book by Walter Lord

Titanic —1941—a Nazi propaganda film

Titanic —1997—by James Cameron

Advent and Christmas 2010

Sunday, November 28—“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…”

  • What would happen if Christmas suddenly arrived a month early? Would you be ready? Join us  as Jesus gives us another chance to prepare for his coming. 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Sunday, December 5—“You’d Better Watch Out…”

  • Santa’s making a list, and checking it twice, but what about God? Join us as John the Baptist challenges us to be “good for goodness’ sake.” 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Sunday, December 12—“Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening…?”

  • A blanket of snow can transform the world into a winter wonderland, but God can cause a desert to bloom. Join us as we celebrate the signs of God’s coming. 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, December 15—“I’ll have a Blue Christmas, Without You…”

  • Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but not for everyone, and not all the time. Join us as we acknowledge the shadow side of the holidays, get off that out of control Christmas train (at least for an hour), and leave encouraged and refreshed. 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Sunday, December 19—“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus…”

  • Things aren’t always what they seem, and sometimes the proof isn’t always in the pudding.  Join us as our Sunday School shows us what the “Journey” towards Christmas is really about.

Friday, December 24—“Joy to the World, the Lord is Come…”

  • A celebration of Jesus’ birth in word and song. 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Sunday, December 26—“On the First Day of Christmas…”

  • Come and sing all those Christmas carols you really love (and maybe a few you don’t) as we        celebrate our Lord’s coming in song. 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Sunday, January 2, 2011—“We Three Kings of Orient, Are…”

  • The wise men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh. The wise women would have brought diapers, a casserole and the name of a good baby-sitter. What gift would you bring? Join us as we think about what Jesus really wants. 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Sunday, January 9, 2011—“A Light Is Gleaming…”

  • The tree is at the curb, and the decorations have been put away for another year. But the light of Christ is here to stay. Join us as we consider some of the concrete ways we can follow the path Jesus shows us. 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.