FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
In the church calendar today, the fortieth day of Easter, is Ascension Day. Luke, the author of the book of Acts, tells us that for forty days following the resurrection Jesus appeared to his disciples speaking about the kingdom of God. On this day, speaking about the kingdom, Jesus commissioned his followers that they would be his witnesses to the ends of the earth and then was lifted up and a cloud took Jesus out of their site. Luke also tells us that following Jesus’ ascension the disciples returned to Jerusalem with great joy. (Luke 24:52) The disciples did not experience Jesus’ withdrawal to heaven as abandonment. Their joy indicates that he was present with them in a new way; the same presence believers today experience by faith. Rejoice in his presence with you this day!
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 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23 and Luke 24:44-53. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.
LEMONADE ON THE LAWN
Summer is coming and we would like to again have Lemonade on the Lawn for the Sundays late May through to the end of August.
However, the only way this can happen is if you, our congregation supports this by signing up for the weeks you are able to assist with set up, pouring and clean up each week. This is a very easy task as all supplies will be available at the church. Sign up sheets are located on the bulletin board outside the Friendship room in the Narthex. Thank you for supporting this outdoor fellowship following worship services.
Please check your calendars and commit to a week or two that will work for you! If you have any questions you may contact Kathy Hoy by email at k[email protected]. Your service to the church will be appreciated by all!
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 21st, 2023
LAY WORSHIP LEADER: Anthony Cheung
POWER POINT: Alan Heighway
GREETER: Cynthia Yee
WORSHIP HOST: Cynthia Yee
COFFEE HOUR: Church Staff