A few reminders for this week Feb. 28 – Mar. 6, 2022

FROM THE MINISTER'S DESK

War rages in the Ukraine. A ministry colleague, whose work included years of ministry in Vietnam during wartime, sent me a note titled ‘Thoughts on War.’ In his reflection he referenced one of C. S. Lewis’ books, The Weight of Glory. The book is a collection of Lewis’ World War 2 lectures. In it he deals with being a Christian in the tensions of war, suffering, nationalism, and patriotic duty. One of the overarching themes of these lectures is that war is the ultimate evidence of human sin, demonstrating who we humans really are. Lewis writes, “The war creates no absolutely new situation; it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ignore it. Human life has always been lived on the edge of a precipice.” Lewis names this precipice as Hell. Friends, pray for the cessation of hostilities; for peace; for those whose lives have been horribly disrupted and disfigured; for a turning away from sin to God.

IN-PERSON WORSHIP

Effective March 1, 2022 capacity limits on religious services, rites or ceremonies was lifted. Other protective measures, such as mask/face covering requirements will remain in place. To view the guidelines at Central United, please click here.

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 SUNDAY WORSHIP, March 6th

Sunday's service will 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.

We suggest, for joining the live stream, that you tune in early. You are encouraged to have your bible handy and please note that the text of this Sunday's Sermon will be available on our Church website prior to Service time. This Sunday's Scripture readings are Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, and Luke 4:1-13. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.

Please join us each week and spread this good word. Share our streaming information with family and friends, and via your extended social network, hopefully, more and more people will hear about our live stream services and join in each week.

SMALL GROUPS LENTEN BIBLE STUDY

Easter by J.D. Greear

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

March 9th to April 6th

Our 5 week study begins next week! It will be offered virtually, using Zoom technology. We hope that you can join us in study and fellowship! Registration is required and can be done by clicking here. * Please sign in by 6:45pm.

Here are the details for joining the session:

Access to Join Zoom Meeting from your PC, Tablet or Smartphone

1. Copy this address into your web browser

2. If you are joining with the Zoom App the Meeting ID is: 860 5866 3464 (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: 860 5866 3464 #

3. Then when prompted again press: # to enter the call

THE UPPER ROOM

Copies of the Upper Room March/April 2022 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 905.474.0183×228 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.



March 13th 2022

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

Psalm 27

Philippians 3:17-4:1

Luke 13:31-35

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