FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
Jesus said that he came “not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28) The much anticipated coronation of King Charles III is to take place this Saturday morning. During the coronation service the monarch is presented with objects representing their powers and responsibilities. This is called the investiture. Among the objects is the Sovereign’s Orb, a golden globe representing the world surmounted by a cross. It reminds the monarch that their power is derived from God—that they serve someone greater than themselves. The cross of Christ also teaches that the leaders are inherently those who serve. In your prayers for leaders, elected and appointed, pray that they may know they serve God with their leadership.
SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 A.M.
Central United Church welcomes you to join our Worship Service Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. In worship we proclaim our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour; God’s word is read and preached, sacraments celebrated, faith sung and prayers offered.
Sunday services are also livestreamed (and recorded) through the Church website or you can join here. A copy of the bulletin for this Sunday’s Service is attached here.
This Sunday’s Scripture readings are Acts 7:55-60; 1 Peter 2:2-10 and John 14:1-14. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.
FROM YOUR STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE
This Sunday, Dr. Ken Burton, our Strategic Planning consultant, will provide another update of where we are with the development of Central United Church’s Strategic Plan directly following our service. If you are able, please stay to hear his report.
MOTHER’S DAY FLOWER VASE
Do you have a special woman in your life that you would like to remember this Mother’s Day? Guests are invited to bring a fresh flower for inclusion in a communal bouquet on Sunday, May 14th to honour all the loving mothers in our lives. Celebrating their strength, sacrifices, selflessness and love.
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
- Copy this address into your web browser https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8925458525 or click here
- 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:
- Call: 647 374-4685
- When prompted press: 892 545 8525 #
- Then when prompted again press: # to enter the call
THE UPPER ROOM
Copies of the Upper Room May/June 2023 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
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.
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 a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Clubine at the church office 905.474.0183 or mobile office 416.358.4924 or by email [email protected].
We want to help you stay connected so if you happen to be wondering “who’s doing what” in terms of duties, the list for this week is below….
May 7th, 2023
LAY WORSHIP LEADER: Joan Hubbert
POWER POINT: Henry Wong
GREETER & WORSHIP HOST: Judy MacSween
COFFEE HOUR: A & P