A few reminders for this week Apr. 4 – Apr. 10, 2022

FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
The church in many parts of our world will celebrate Palm Sunday this coming Sunday, marking the beginning of Holy Week. On Sunday we follow our Lord’s westward journey down the Mount of Olives and his entrance into Jerusalem amidst the cheering pilgrims who had come from Galilee. While we refer to it as Jesus’ triumphal entry, it wasn’t much of a triumph by world standards. Pilate who was coming to the city from the east enjoyed a military entourage much more in keeping with someone who triumphs. Two kings meet in Jerusalem on that Passover—Pilate and Jesus. The gospel claims that Jesus is the true king of the universe. It is worth noting that the reason we speak the name of this Roman governor Pilate still today is because of his encounter with Jesus. As you prepare for Palm Sunday worship I invite you to take a look at this short video, Experience The Mount Of Olives.
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 Sunday morning.
Sunday’s service will also still be available to watch via livestreaming at 10:00 am and is 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. A copy of the bulletin for this Sunday’s Service is attached here.
This Sunday’s Scripture readings are Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, and Luke 19:28-40. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.
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.

EASTER BASKETS
The decorating committee will once again be delivering Easter Baskets to our shut-ins during Holy Week. Donations in support of this project are appreciated; just mark your offering envelope “Easter Baskets”. If you wish to make your donation in memory of a loved one please e-mail the church office or give a note to Sharlene by April 10th with the wording that you wish used for the Easter Sunday bulletin.
 
If you would like to help with delivery and a short visit please e-mail 
Maureen Dudley at [email protected].
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
Please come and join the Thursday prayer meeting tonight at 7:00 pm. After the prayer time we have some time for fellowship to allow us to catch up with each other a little. The meeting is held using the Zoom technology. Please join 10 minutes before the 7:00 PM start time.
Here are the details for those that wish to participate:
Access to Join Zoom Meeting from your PC, Tablet or Smartphone
  1. Copy this address into your web browser https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8925458525 or click here
  2. If you are joining with the Zoom App the Meeting ID is: 892 545 8525 (Note that you can also download the Zoom Application and use the Meeting ID to join)
 
Quick access by phone:
  1. Call: 647 374-4685
  2. When prompted press: 892 545 8525 #
  3. Then when prompted again press: # to enter the call
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].
In addition to the online donation option, your church offerings can also be mailed to the church.
 
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 17th 2022
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Luke 24:1-12