click here – Highlands United Church Service, Sunday, May 15, 2022

 Highlands United Church Service

LIVESTREAM begins Sunday @ 10:30 AM MDT

 

 

In case you missed the service on March 20, here is a clip of John announcing his retirement as of June 1, 2022. He will be missed!

 
 

click here – John’s Retirement Announcement

 
 

 

UPCOMING SERVICES & EVENTS:

 
 

Sunday, May 22 IN-PERSON & LIVESTREAM SERVICE
Rev. John Burrill, 
RECORDED VERSION TO BE POSTED LATER

Baptism of Sloan, Duke and Pierce Desnoyers, sons of Shannon Sigaty and Christian Desnoyers
 

Sunday, May 29 IN-PERSON & LIVESTREAM SERVICE
Rev. John Burrill, 
RECORDED VERSION TO BE POSTED LATER

Rev. John’s final service before his retirement

 

Sunday, June 5 IN-PERSON & LIVESTREAM SERVICE
Rev. Bill Nieuwenhuis, 
RECORDED VERSION TO BE POSTED LATER

 

Sunday, June 12 IN-PERSON & LIVESTREAM SERVICE
David Faber, 
RECORDED VERSION TO BE POSTED LATER

 

Sunday, June 19 IN-PERSON & LIVESTREAM SERVICE
David Faber, 
RECORDED VERSION TO BE POSTED LATER

OBITUARIES

 
Prescott Burrill
 
CLICK HERE – Rev. Prescott Burrill’s Funeral Service, April 23, 2022
 

 
On Easter Monday, April 18, 2022, Prescott Harold Burrill experienced the Resurrection in all of its fullness, as the sun set on his earthly life and as he rose victoriously with the Son in another.
 
 

Prescott, known to friends as “Scotty”, touched many lives with his humour and gentle disposition. His whole life, he sought to follow in his Master’s footsteps. He offered words of hope and encouragement to all he met, even during his final days living with Alzheimer’s. This example of servanthood and forgiveness blessed many and all who knew him were blessed by his presence. Along with his beloved wife Shirley, he served pastorates in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, and Alberta. Scotty was an avid sportsman who enjoyed fishing, duck hunting, and hunting for big game. Being a Maritimer, lobster was his first love, but when that wasn’t available, wild meat was a close second and he was always eager to share his hunting bounty. When hunting and fishing season were over, he could be found on the dance floor square dancing.

 

Prescott is survived by his two sons, Harold (Frances), and John (Anne Marie); six grandsons, and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley, and his brothers, Henry, Fred, and Charlie Burrill.

 

Memorial Services will be held at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church (4612 Varsity Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB), on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Sadly, due to Covid, there will not be a reception following the service. Service attendees are requested to wear masks. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Rev. Burrill’s service streamed live at https://youtu.be/bNCzi3-An_Y on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories, and photos may also be shared and viewed here.

 

A special thanks is extended to the staff at Sage Hills Retirement Residence for their loving care of Prescott in his final years. He returned their love and called them all family. A thank you is also extended to Dr. Rajeev Sharma, Dr. Paul Young, and Dr. Andries Louw, who so thoughtfully and compassionately cared for Prescott throughout his final illness. You were angels in his midst. God Bless you for your gift of caring.

 

To our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and trusted friend;

 

“Well done good and faithful servant.”   Mathew 25:23

 

In living memory of Prescott Burrill, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
 
 
Peggy Ross

With great love and sadness, the family of Margaret (Peggy) Elizabeth Ross announces her death on February 24, 2022. Beloved daughter of the late Murray William Ross (2000) and Lucille Eleanor (O’Neil) Ross (2015). Margaret was a kind and gentle soul. Born in Toronto on June 1, 1951, she spent her early years there, moving to Edmonton as a child with her family. She is also predeceased by her uncles, Judge Donald (Renee, 2001) Sinclair Ross in 1975, James (Betty, 1988) Beaton O’Neil in 1997 and John (Jack/Chick) (Nancy, 2005) Hendry Ross in 2007.

Margaret participated over the years in programs offered by Chrysalis, and later Goodwill. For the past 15 years, she has attended programs of the L’Arche Association of Edmonton, living at Noah House for the past 10 years. She leaves her many friends associated past and present with the L’Arche Edmonton community whom she loved dearly and whose hearts she touched.

Margaret is survived and lovingly remembered by her sister, Janet Ross-Kerr (Edmonton); brother, Donald Ross (Elaine) (Guelph, ON); nieces, Lori (Kerry) Kerr (Calgary) and Shannon (Stan) Ross (Toronto); and nephews, Randy (Lisa) Kerr (Calgary) and Darryl Ross (Toronto); grandnephews, Hayden Kerr, Everett Kerr and Ethan Nevatte (Calgary), and Ben Tomas (Toronto); grandniece, Rachel Tomas (Toronto); cousins, Peggy (Michael) Field and Judy O’Neil (Edmonton), Jim (Joyce) O’Neil (Spruce Grove), John Ross (Edmonton), Betsi (Phil) Fredrickson and Barbara (James) Hyman (Colorado Springs, CO), and Linda (Alfred) Adams (Tucson, AZ); and special friend, Dr. Marnie Wood (Edmonton).

The family wishes to thank Dr. E. Starreveld, Dr. K. Makus, Dr. J. Yue, K. Mahe and Lorraine for the excellent health care provided to Margaret over the years.

There will be a virtual celebration of Margaret’s life conducted by the Reverend John Burrill of Highlands United Church on Friday, March 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm MDT. For details, please visit www.parkmemorial.com and select “Webcasting” from Margaret’s Book of Memories.

Donations may be made to the L’Arche Association of Edmonton, online or 10310 – 56 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T6A 2J2.

 

 

www.shawlministry.com/

Musical Ministry

 
REGIONAL COUNCIL PRAYER CYCLE FOR THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA:
 
As a church, we are called to pray for each other, and for our mission in the world.
 
This week, May 15th, we join Northern Spirit Region in prayer, asking that the persons of faith focused upon
 
YELLOWKNIFE PASTORAL CHARGE
 
may sense God’s loving blessing, and respond in their ongoing ministry.
 
https://www.prayercycles.ca/northernspirit

Welcome

 Highlands Church Memorial Window was featured on CBC’s Edmonton News

Highlands Memorial Window

 

Come Join Us for Sunday Service. Join God’s Family in the worship in the warmth of our sanctuary.

Highlands United Church

11305 64 St NW, Edmonton AB T5W 4H6

 

 
 

We are now open for in-person services.

 
 

We are also livestreaming our services Sunday mornings at 10:30 am MDT.

 
 

The recorded service will be posted on our website above.

 
 
We are pleased that you have given us this opportunity to share with you a glimpse of our Church Family. We are situated in the historical and charming community of “The Highlands” and we have been blessed with a Sanctuary and facility that is in keeping with the neighbourhood and just lends itself to worship. Thus we have the good fortune of having many inquiries about our services.
 

Our worship services are spiritual and Christ centered with a good mixture of the traditional and the contemporary. Our ministry of music soothes the soul, with a full complement of exceptional instrumentation from the pipe organ and grand piano to a full range of choirs including the handbells and hand chimes. There is a full Sunday School program and a supervised nursery.
 
Personally I have had the good fortune of ministering to this congregation now for a number of years. I have found them to be a most accepting and welcoming congregation that has always been on the leading edge of new interesting programs. I pray that you might experience the same.
 
Come and join us as we worship the Risen Christ!
 
In His Service
By God’s Grace
 
Reverend John Burrill
 
CONTACT INFO:
 
Phone:  (780) 479-1565
 
Email:  highlandsunited@shaw.ca
 
Office hours are Monday – Friday, from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.
 
For questions about this website or corrections, please contact highlandsunited@shaw.ca