FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6) I invite you to take note of the importance of thanksgiving for our prayer life. The Apostle is not saying to give thanks for everything; he never said he was grateful for being in prison. However, thanksgiving to God can always be offered because we know that God is love. I find solace in prayer knowing our Lord hears my prayer whatever the circumstances. As we highlight thanksgiving this weekend there is, indeed, much for which to be grateful. Most of all to be grateful for Him who gave his life for us. “O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever. (Psalm 106:1)
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 Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 and Luke 17:11-19. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.
COFFEE & CONVERSATION
Wednesday, Oct. 11th at 11:00 am
Come and join us for a chat in the Friendship Room on Wed. Oct. 11th from 11:00 – 12:00. Our purpose is to provide a place to connect with others and an opportunity for friendship and fellowship.
If you’d like more information or have any questions, please feel free to contact John Frotten at [email protected].
OCTOBER FOOD DRIVE
“Help Families in Need”
We are organizing a Food Drive this October to put smiles on the faces of some needy families.
Food donations (non-perishable only) can be dropped off at the church for the entire month of October.
Every little donation helps and is greatly appreciated. All items collected will be donated to our local food bank. Thank you all for your support and for giving to those in need!
SMALL GROUP STUDY
Whether you are well versed in Scripture or just starting on the journey, The Bible Course, Explore the BIG Story offers a superb overview of the world’s best selling book. The study will show how the key books, famous characters and epic events form one BIG Bible story, from Genesis to Revelation. The course also provides tools and skills that help apply the Bible to and make sense of everyday life. The 8 session interactive course starts the week of Oct 8th. Each session includes video content, discussion, personal reflection and daily readings. Explore the BIG story and discover its relevance for today. Sign up in the Narthex for and in person and online groups. For more information and/or sign up for the online group, click on the link below or click here.
SAMARITAN’S PURSE – Christmas Shoebox
Our Samaritan’s Purse initiative, one of our Christmas Outreach events is in full swing. You can participate by packaging a shoebox yourself or if you’d prefer Samaritan’s Purse to pack a box for you, you can do so with a $40.00 donation, just visit their website here.
The initiative runs for six weeks, ending on Sunday, November 12th. Shoeboxes, brochures and shopping lists are available for pick up on Sundays after church service or during the week. The church office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
Let’s support this great initiative again this year to bring joy to a needy child. What a wonderful way to share Jesus’ love.
ANNUAL MARKHAM PRAYER BREAKFAST
The Annual Markham Prayer Breakfast will be taking place this year on Friday, November 24th from 7:00 am to 9:00 am at the Angus Glen Golf Club located at 10800 Kennedy Road in Unionville. The Guest Speaker this year will be the Right Honourable David Johnston, former Governor General of Canada with music by Vanessa Hernandez. Please contact Rev. Clubine if you’re interested in attending. Cost is $45.00 per ticket and includes a full hot buffet breakfast.
TREASURES OF ISRAEL & JORDAN
April 1 – 15, 2024
Rev. Clubine is very excited to be hosting this tour of the Holy Land — the cradle of Christianity. It is an unforgettable journey. The opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our faith ancestors adds another dimension to your understanding of scripture and will profoundly affect your spiritual life. Please join him on this special pilgrimage. For more information you can find a brochure here or contact Rev. Clubine at [email protected] or call #416-358-4924. To access an enrollment form click here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING & TIME OF FELLOWSHIP
You are welcome to join the Thursday prayer meeting tonight at 7:00 PM for a time of prayer and fellowship. The meeting is held using Zoom technology.
Here are the details for those who wish to participate:
Access to Join from your PC, Tablet or Smartphone:
Copy this address into your web browser https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8925458525 or click here
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
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….
October 8th 2023
LAY WORSHIP LEADER: Doug Stirling
MUSIC: Sarah Wyse
POWER POINT: Henry Wong
GREETER: Judy MacSween
WORSHIP HOST: Cynthia Yee
COFFEE HOUR: Choir
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sharon Gayman Laird