FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
On Sunday we celebrate Pentecost. I invite you to note that Pentecost occurred in a crowded public place. Maximum exposure. (Acts 2:6) Comparatively speaking, Jesus’ resurrection occurred in relative obscurity. No one saw the event of Jesus raised from the dead. The ascension also occurs in relative obscurity with only a few observers. What is public and for the world, what it to be seen in the world of Jesus’ work, is the church bearing witness to Jesus Christ. On this Pentecost day some of the crowd asked, ‘what does this mean?’ Luke gives us the meaning in Peter’s sermon when Peter cites the prophet Joel for an answer. The witness of the church to Jesus Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit is so that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
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 2:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12:3-13 and John 20:19-23. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.
LEMONADE ON THE LAWN
Summer is coming and we’d like to again have Lemonade on the Lawn starting this Sunday, May 28th through to the end of August. To date no one has signed up for this Sunday so if you can assist, please contact Sharlene in the church office at [email protected] and let her know.
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!
OPEN HOUSE / HYMN SING
Sunday June 4th 11:30 – 1:30 PM
In conjunction with the Unionville Festival, Central United will be holding an open house/hymn sing following worship service on Sunday June 4th beginning at 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM. If you are interested in participating, please advise the music director Sarah Wyse and if you have a favourite hymn request you can submit that to Sarah as well at [email protected] and she’ll do her best to include it.
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
PRAYER TIME BEFORE WORSHIP SERVICE
Please feel welcome and encouraged to participate in a short time of prayer Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in the Friendship Room. We gather together to pray for the upcoming worship service, our congregation and our community.
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].
CHURCH FAMILY NEWS
Passing of Jack Robertson
November 21, 1947 – May 9, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Edward Robertson on May 9th. Jack will be greatly missed by his family and the many others whose lives he touched. A copy of the obituary notice for Jack can be found here. A private service and interment will be held in Loganville, Georgia at a later date.
We are grateful that our sorrows are borne in the hope of our Saviour’s love. Please remember the members of Jack’s family in your prayers.
Birth of Ryan Matthew Marson
We are delighted to announce the birth of Ryan Matthew Marson on May 16th. Proud parents Katherine Wetmore and Tom Marson along with big brother TJ and big sisters Aubrey and Holly are ecstatic to welcome little Matthew into the world as are grandparents Scott and Marjorie Wetmore.
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 28th, 2023
LAY WORSHIP LEADER: Susan Liu
POWER POINT: Henry Wong
GREETER: Trevlyn Ganes
WORSHIP HOST: Lynn Turner
LEMONADE ON THE LAWN: