A few reminders for this week Jan. 10 – Jan. 16, 2021

Psalm 36 begins with a frank description of the wickedness of human sin. “Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in their hearts,” writes the Psalmist, “there is no fear of God before their eyes. … They plot mischief while on their beds; they are set on a way that is not good; they do not reject evil.” Perhaps like me you are tired of fraud and deceit; voice recorded phone calls about a problem with my tax account, emails requesting that I follow the supplied weblink to “fix” an account, text messages telling me a package will be returned unless I update information. In the middle section the Psalmist extols the wonders of the steadfast love of God. While realistic about the world we live in, the Psalmist holds up the steadfast love of the Lord as both the opposite of those who seek to harm and the hope in a world full of mischief and deceit. Against what seems the tireless pursuit of fraud and deception, the Psalmist joyfully proclaims, looking to God, ‘For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.” (Psalm 36:9)
We have temporarily moved to a Modified Step 2 of the “RoadMap to Reopen”. In this phase we are limited to 50 per cent capacity. Physical distancing and masks are still required. This means no change for Central United as we are continuing to follow masking and social distancing protocols which put us well under the 50% capacity limit. To view the guidelines at Central United, please click here.
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
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 Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, and John 2:1-11. 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.
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 finance@centralunitedchurch.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 905.474.0183×228 or mobile office 416.358.4924 or by email jclubine@centralunitedchurch.com.

If you are interested in reading ahead a little, below are the readings for next week.

January 23rd 2022
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 12:12-31
Luke 4:14-21