A few reminders for this week May 23 to May 29, 2022

FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
Do you have some treasured invitations? There is a tradition in academic institutions like Oxford and Cambridge in England called High Table. It is a table on a raised platform at the end of a dining hall where the college fellows and professors eat along with there guests. I remember fondly my invitation to high table while at Oxford’s summer school of theology. When I first saw the invitation in the welcome information, not knowing what it was, I set it aside as a maybe. I am so glad I was informed of its significance and accepted the invitation. The Bible ends with the most beautiful invitation; “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come.’ And let everyone who hears say, ‘Come.’ And let everyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.” Friends, this is an invitation to the high table of all high tables. It is the invitation none of us would want to miss.
SUNDAY WORSHIP
Central United Church welcomes you to our Worship Service Sunday morning at 10:00 am and we would love to have you join us. We rejoice that we can worship together and give thanks, offering prayer and lifting our voices in song.
Sunday services will also still be available to watch via livestreaming at 10:00 am 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 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-17, 20-21 and John 17:20-26. 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 reintroduce Lemonade on the Lawn for the Sundays June through to the end of August this year.
 
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. Our outdoor fellowship after our service can ONLY happen if we have our full three months covered by volunteers. Please consider this, so that we can all enjoy the physical reconnection with old and new friends in our church.
 
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 [email protected]. Your service to the church will be appreciated by all!
GREETERS
We are looking for greeters for our services. If you would like to be on a call list or would like to commit any weeks please sign up on the bulletin board beside the Friendship room or contact Cynthia Yee by email at [email protected].

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.

June 5th, 2022
Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Romans 8:14-17
John 14:8-17, 25-27