A few reminders for this week May 2 to May 8, 2022

FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
On one occasion some people who resisted Jesus asked him for a sign. They wanted him to do something dramatic, something compelling—that he was the one in whom they should believe. Jesus refused to give any such sign. He refused for one reason. Once Jesus had given them the “proof” they’d asked for, they could look at one another and say, “Well then, that settles it. He is the promised One.” Something would occur in their heads—they now had information they had heretofore lacked—but nothing would occur in their hearts. The “proof” they would have asked for and received would have altered nothing about their lives. Instead of “proving” himself Jesus insists that, “Certainty concerning me arises only as you commit yourselves to me. Those who do this find an assurance concerning me and their life in me that obliterates doubt. Those who don’t commit themselves to me remain forever unpersuaded.”
MOTHER’S DAY FLOWER VASE
Do you have a special woman in your life that you would like to remember this Mother’s Day? You are invited to bring a fresh flower for inclusion in a communal bouquet this Sunday to honour all the loving mothers in our lives. Celebrating their strength, sacrifices, selflessness and love.
IN-PERSON WORSHIP
Central United Church has resumed it’s in-person Worship Services and we would love to have you join us in person Sunday morning.
Sunday’s service will also still 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.
This Sunday’s Scripture readings are Acts 9:36-43, Revelation 7:9-17, and John 10:22-30. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.
ORGAN FUND
Most of us would agree that Organ music is a much valued part of our Worship services.
Unfortunately, our 1950’s pipe organ is on its last legs and the on-going maintenance and/or refurbishment costs would be more than a new organ. As such, Council has decided to replace our organ with a new maintenance free electronic one, looking very similar to the existing organ with enhanced pipe organ sound, as well as many other superior sound options. The cost of the new organ is ~$47,000.
 
We encourage all those who LOVE to listen to the richness of organ music and value its enhancement of our services to prayerfully consider a contribution to this worthwhile project. Donations may be made through our website or by cheque stating ORGAN FUND. We are very grateful for all donations which will continue to bless and advance our music ministry.
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 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.
If you would like to book a pastoral 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.

May 15th 2022
Acts 11:1-18
Psalm 148
Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35