FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
“Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth.” (Psalm 98:8-9) When the psalmist writes that the mountains sing and the rivers clap their hands when they sense God’s nearness, he is attributing to the physical features of the earth a reality that he knew from his own personal spiritual life. This psalm begins with a call to “sing to the Lord a new song for he has done marvellous things.” For the believer, the nearness of the Lord is the occasion for singing. The Lord, the One who is righteous and will set all things to rights, comes near us out of his great love for us. At the cross of Christ he bore in himself his just judgement of our sin. Indeed, a cause for singing!
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 Jonah 3:1-10, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, and Luke 21:5-19. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
SAMARITAN’S PURSE – Christmas Shoebox
Our Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoebox Outreach event ends this Sunday, Nov. 13th. This is also the deadline for handing in the completed shoeboxes. On behalf of all the children, a grateful thank you goes out to all the generous participants. The total number of boxes donated will be announced shortly. If you had Samaritan’s Purse pack a box for you and you’d like your contribution counted in the final tally of boxes donated by Central United, please advise Sharlene ([email protected] or 905-474-0183).
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
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.
THE UPPER ROOM
Copies of the Upper Room November/December 2022 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
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 or mobile office 416.358.4924 or by email [email protected]