A few reminders for this week Apr. 11 – Apr. 17, 2022

FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
We are now in the middle of Holy Week, the week when, according to the gospel, everything changed! The events of this last week of Jesus’ life are the very hinge of history; the turning point of God’s plan for our salvation. Tonight we celebrate the last supper with our Maundy Thursday worship service (7:30 P.M.) which takes its name from the Latin word for command. At this meal Jesus gave his new commandment to his disciples. Tomorrow, on Good Friday (10:00 A.M.), we walk again with Jesus to calvary. The significance of Jesus’ crucifixion cannot be overstated—Easter can only be truly understood by going to Good Friday. And then on Easter (10:00 A.M.) we again celebrate the vindication of the cross as Jesus is raised from the dead! As Christians draw aside from the demands of life to worship in this way, we bear witness to our world that what happened to Jesus makes this week a week like no other. Come and worship!
IN-PERSON WORSHIP
Central United Church has resumed it’s in-person Worship Services and we would love to have you join us in person.
The Holy Week services are noted below:
Maundy Thursday Service
April 14th at 7:30 p.m.
A copy of the bulletin can be found here
Good Friday Service
April 15th at 10:00 a.m.
A copy of the bulletin can be found here
Easter Sunday Service
April 17th at 10:00 a.m.
A copy of the bulletin can be found here
This Sunday’s Scripture readings are:
Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 , and Luke 24:1-12.
All services are available to watch via livestreaming and are recorded for later viewing, through the Church website. To watch live or view a recording later, go to the Church website, scroll down and click on Central United’s Live Stream Page or click here. 
SUNDAY GREETER LIST COORDINATOR

Your worship committee is looking for a coordinator to put together a Sunday greeter list after Easter to the end of the year. Duties of the greeters will be provided. With Covid restrictions ending we want to become a welcoming church again. If you can assist with the list preparation and being the contact person please let Nancy Holmes or the office know.

LENTEN OUTREACH PROJECT 2022
The Outreach Committee has chosen “The Salvation Army” as the 2022 Lenten Project. The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that gives hope and support to vulnerable people. They provide housing, shelter, and other social services to those in need in our community. Financial donations will be accepted throughout the season of Lent up to and including Easter Sunday. If you wish to donate, you can either drop off your donations at the Church or mail them to the church. Cheques should be payable to the Central United Church.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING & TIME OF FELLOWSHIP
Weekly prayer meeting will resume next Thursday, April 21st.
ONLINE DONATIONS
Donations for the work of Central United Church can be made online.
  • You can donate to Central United by clicking here:
  • You can continue to specify how you want your donation to be allocated by either selecting the appropriate category on the website or by typing in your choice in the MESSAGE box.
  • Donation receipts will be issued directly by Canada Helps, so there is no need to include your envelope number.
  • If you have any questions, email [email protected]urch.com.
In addition to the online donation option, your church offerings can also be mailed to the church.
CHURCH FAMILY NEWS
Congratulations to Katherine and Tom Marson on the birth of their daughter, Holly Margaret Marson, born April 13th. Excited to welcome their sister to the family are Aubrey and Thomas along with grandparents Scott and Marjorie Wetmore.
 
PASTORAL CARE
Should you become aware of any illness, bereavement, hospitalization, etc., among people of our church, please notify the church office as soon as possible.
If you would like to book a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Clubine at the church office 905.474.0183×228 or mobile office 416.358.4924 or by email [email protected]
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SCRIPTURE READINGS
If you are interested in reading ahead a little, below are the readings for next week.

April 24th 2022
Acts 5:27-32
Psalm 150
Revelation 1:4-8
John 20:19-31