A few reminders for this week Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, 2023

FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK

January 1, 2023—the first day of the new year—falls on a Sunday and Sunday worship is a fitting way for Christians to begin a new year! The Heidelberg Catechism, written in 1563, is a confession of faith that offers comprehensive instruction for the church. It is arranged in a question and answer format in 52 Sundays, originally intended to be taught on each Sunday of the year. The first question to be taught on the first Sunday of the year is, “What is your only comfort in life and in death?” The answer is a wonderful way to set our course for 2023—or any year for that matter. Answer. “That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.”

SUNDAY WORSHIP

Central United Church welcomes you to our Worship Service Sunday morning at 10:00 am and we would love to have you join us. We rejoice that we can worship together and give thanks, offering prayer and lifting our voices in song.

Sunday services will also still be available to watch via livestreaming at 10:00 am 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 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12 and Matthew 2:1-12. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.



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

THE UPPER ROOM



Copies of the Upper Room January/February 2023 edition are now available.If you would like to receive a copy please let Sharlene Wilson-Bennett ([email protected]) know via email and she will be happy to get a copy to you. Please specify if you would like the small or large print copy and be sure to include your address. Alternatively, use the link below to get your copy online. https://upperroombooks.com/home-2/?cn-reloaded=1

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 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.



January 8th, 2023

Isaiah 42:1-9

Psalm 29

Acts 10:34-43

Matthew 3:13-17