A few reminders for this week Jan. 31 – Feb. 6, 2022

FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
“The Lord will fulfil his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures for ever.” (Psalm 138:8) There are many things we face in life that can cause us to wonder about the Psalmist’s confidence that ‘The Lord will fulfil his purpose for me.’ The Psalmist’s confidence is rooted in the steadfast love of God; God’s love endures and so points us to look to Him. Jesus promised his disciples that he was going to prepare a place for us “so that where I am, there you may be also.” He prepared the way in his self-forgetful self-giving on the cross; the act of God where we see the nature of God’s love most clearly. Our Lord’s purpose is to bring the believer home. Even though the Psalmist is certain of God’s love, the challenges he faced were troubling so he added, “Do not forsake the work of your hands.” We too can pray this part of the prayer and speak honestly with God when blindsided by troubles that shake our confidence. While our confidence can be up and down the love of God is steadfast.
IN-PERSON WORSHIP
We continue with the Modified Step 2 of the “RoadMap to Reopen”. The lifting of remaining capacity limits on religious services, rites or ceremonies is to be effective on March 14, 2022. To view the guidelines at Central United, please click here.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Sunday, February 20th at 1:00 pm
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 20th at 1:00 pm using the church’s Google Meet tool which is similar to the Zoom technology used last year.
Here are the details for those who wish to participate:
Connect using your computer with this link:
Or connect by calling into the phone number noted below and entering the code ‪when prompted.
Call: 647-737-7368
Code: 914 038 996#
If you are not able to join through your computer or tablet or the phone number and want to attend the meeting please notify Sharlene at [email protected] and we will try to identify an alternative for you.
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, February 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 Isaiah 6:1-8, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, and Luke 5:1-11. 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.
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.
CHURCH FAMILY NEWS
Martha and Doug Stirling are thrilled to share the news that they have a new grandson, Aidan James, born on February 1st in Edmonton. Aidan, his parents Claire and Jay, and big sister Audrey are all doing well. “We give praise to our Lord Jesus for His unending love and care for our family.”
 
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.

February 13th 2022
Jeremiah 17:5-10
Psalm 1
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Luke 6:17-26