FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”, chanted the pilgrims with Jesus that first Palm Sunday. This Sunday we will once again rehearse the story of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem, marking the beginning of Holy Week. The word “Hosanna” means “save us.” Then and now, this word bursts from our hearts that God would deliver us from something; something that sometimes makes us feel as if God has abandoned us. What does God do to save us? God, in the Son, pours out his life for us without remainder to rescue us from our sin. Our Saviour, Jesus Christ, who gives himself completely for us promises never to leave or forsake us. Keep your focus on Jesus; just as his steadfast love endures forever so too his promises are eternal.
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- Sunday, April 5th Palm Sunday 10:00 am
- Thursday, April 9th Prayer Service (Zoom) 7:00 pm
- Friday, April 10th Good Friday 10:00 am
- Sunday, April 12th Easter Worship 10:00 am
The Sunday services and Good Friday will be available to watch via live streaming at 10:00 am through the church website. We suggest that you tune in early. 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. 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 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11 and Matthew 21:1-11. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.
Your Church Executive Council, following the guidelines of the Ontario Government, have decided that we will cancel onsite services until further notice.
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