Church chatter - Sept. 17, 2017

By Lorrie Dyer


Under the leadership of Dan Cowell, 60 children enjoyed a week of Maker FunFactory vacation Bible camp Aug. 21-25. Thank you to the dedicated volunteers from Rivers Baptist and Rivers United who helped make it another very successful camp.

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Any questions?

By Rev. Glenna Beauchamp

Rivers and Oak River United Churches

Jesus didn’t do lectures much. He taught by telling stories and engaging people with their questions. “Who is my neighbour?” someone asked, and Jesus told a story about a Good Samaritan.

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Faithfully yours - Sports stars I highly respect

Neil Strohschein
The Neepawa Banner

As you read these words, I will be sitting in a bus en route to Minneapolis, Minnesota. My wife and I, along with a family friend, are spending this weekend watching the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays play baseball.

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Observation - September 15, 2017

Addy Oberlin
The Neepawa Banner

Have you ever tried to kill a grasshopper? This week, I tried to step on one who was resting on my pathway to the house. Each time I tried to end its life the thing jumped just far enough away that I had to take another step to try it again.

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Observation - September 8, 2017

Addy Oberlin 
The Neepawa Banner 

The month of August is finished and a new season is starting. The children are going back to school again after a beautiful summer. Some of my grandchildren are starting or going back to college and university. Some of my great grandchildren start preschool or Kindergarten. A totally new routine is waiting them, away from home for many of them.

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