A few reminders for this week July 5 – July 11, 2021

FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
In the aftermath of events that cause harm—intentional or unintentional—things cannot be put back together as they were prior to such events. Psalm 85 is a prayer asking God for restoration. Here is the promise of God’s salvation: “Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.” Notice the future tense of ‘will meet.’ The wonderful terms of the promise for ‘steadfast love and faithfulness to meet’ are picked up by the prologue to the Gospel of John, translated ‘grace and truth through Jesus Christ.’ They are fulfilled in Jesus, through his incarnation and by his cross and resurrection. In Jesus Christ steadfast love and faithfulness meet, righteousness and peace kiss. In Him a day is coming when all will be set to rights. Psalm 85 guides us in praying for restoration.
CENTRAL UNITED PARKING LOT
The church parking lot is currently in the process of being re-paved. You will however be able to park in the lot for this Sunday’s service as re-surfacing will not be taking place until next week.
INCREASED CAPACITY LIMITS FOR
IN-PERSON WORSHIP
We have now moved to Step 2 of the “RoadMap to Reopen” and capacity limits for churches have increased to 25% capacity. Due to this increase in capacity, it will no longer be necessary to register for in-person worship. To view the guidelines at Central United, please click here.
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, July 11th
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 Amos 7:7-15, Ephesians 1:3-14 and Mark 6:14-29. 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.
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.
During this time of limitations on in-person visits, Rev. Dr. James Clubine is available for a telephone or video conference pastoral ‘visit’ and prayer. If you would like to book a 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.

July 18th 2021
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2 :11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56