FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. (Proverbs 9:10) Reformation Sunday is on October 29 this year and is also the day we will mark the 183rd anniversary of Central. One of the watchwords of the reformation was sola scriptura (scripture alone) claiming the Bible as authoritative for Christian faith and practice. On this point of practice, there is much practical wisdom for life contained in the scriptures—the book of Proverbs is just such a treasure trove. The writer of Proverbs tells us where to start for wisdom for life; the fear of the Lord is to order our lives in accord with reality. Knowing the Holy One is the foundation of insight.
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 Proverbs 3:1-12, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 and Matthew 22:34-46. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.
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!
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.
YARD CLEANUP AT CENTRAL UNITED
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023
The leaves are starting to fall and snow will soon follow. So get out your rakes on Saturday, Nov. 4th to help with raking the leaves at Central starting at 8:30 am. Hope to see you there!!
THE UPPER ROOM
Copies of the Upper Room November/December 2023 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 (A donation of $2.00 – $4.00 would be greatly appreciated to help cover costs.
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 29th 2023
LAY WORSHIP LEADER: Joan Hubbert
MUSIC: Sarah Wyse
POWER POINT: Serag Gadelrab
GREETER: Cynthia Yee
WORSHIP HOST: Cynthia Yee
COFFEE HOUR: Worship
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Cheryl Neave