FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
Happy are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart. (Psalm 119:2) Almost all of the 176 verses of Psalm 119 contain one of eight terms that denote God’s word or commandments. Hence, it is often called the Psalm of the ‘book’, but that may be misleading. The repeated occurrences of so many terms brings out the importance and richness of a particular theme. This theme is the truth that God speaks; the tradition that it is the Lord who guides and commands his people; the God who is desirous to bless them with life by showing them the right path. Not the commandment itself, but the guiding, teaching Lord comes to dominate the mind of the one who studies God’s word. Engaging with the scriptures in faith is to hear our Lord’s voice.
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 are livestreamed 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 Deuteronomy 30:15-20,
1 Corinthians 3:1-9 and Matthew 5:21-37. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Sunday, February 19th at 11:30 am
Our Annual General Meeting will be held in the sanctuary on Sunday, February 19th at 11:30 am immediately following Sunday’s Worship Service. You can also join the meeting online. Joining details will be available next week. To access a copy of the Annual Report click here.
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:30 pm
Our Ash Wednesday Service will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:30 pm. This special service is offered to help prepare you for our Lenten journey to Easter and will include the Sacrament of Communion and Imposition of Ashes. A copy of the bulletin for this service is attached here.
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY 2023
Talking with God: A Lenten Study on Prayer
February 28 through March 27
Social Time: 6:30 pm / Study Begins: 7:00 pm
The 5 weekly sessions will be offered at the church and on-line. We hope that you can join us in study and fellowship!
Sign up sheets are in the Narthex for the in-person groups. Registration for the on-line group can be done on the church 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
- Copy this address into your web browser https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8925458525 or click here
- 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:
- Call: 647 374-4685
- When prompted press: 892 545 8525 #
- Then when prompted again press: # to enter the call
UCW MEETING – February 14, 2023
February is Heart and Stroke Month. At our February 14th UCW meeting at 1pm, there will be a presentation on this topic by guest speakers from the MacKenzie Health Program for York Region. The presentation will be about one hour in length and refreshments will be served at 12:30 pm. The guest speakers are a District Stroke Coordinator and a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Everyone is welcome to attend this presentation on this very timely topic.
THE UPPER ROOM
Copies of the Upper Room March/April 2023 edition are now available.If you would like to receive a copy please let Sharlene Wilson-Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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@example.com.
In addition to the online donation option, your church offerings can also be mailed to the church.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.