A few reminders for this week June 21 – June 27, 2021

FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
In the gospels we read incidents of how Jesus healed people and even raised some from the dead. On Sunday we will be looking at two such stories. But not everyone is healed—how are we to understand this? According to the gospel Jesus is the manifest face of God and when God comes among us we see that God hates the suffering of illness and death. Every incident of healing in the gospel is a window upon, and advance sign of, that day that is coming for the believer when all suffering will come to an end. Every victory of Jesus over death we read in the gospel witnesses to the believer that her life will never be lost to God. All of this is a window into the heart of God and his redemptive purposes to bring us to that day when death will be no more, and when mourning and crying and pain will be no more.
REGISTERING FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP
Sunday, June 27th
Central is welcoming in-person worship subject to capacity restrictions of Step 1 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen.
We are asking anyone wishing to join in-person worship to register. Registration is now open. You can register through the church website or by calling the church office. Registration is available until Friday at noon the week before the Sunday you are registering for. Thank you for registering and helping Central maintain these health measures. To view the guidelines at Central United please click here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING & TIME OF FELLOWSHIP
June 24th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
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, June 27th
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 Lamentations 3:22-33, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 and Mark 5:21-43. 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.
THE UPPER ROOM
Copies of the Upper Room July/August 2021 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.
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]
.

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

July 4th 2021
Ezekiel 2:1-5
Psalm 123
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13