FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
Our Lord taught us to pray…deliver us from evil. (Matthew 6:13) Another translation (NRSV) reads, rescue us from the evil one. As the news of the savagery of the attack in southern Israel is reported in our news feeds the brutality of evil is traumatizing to say the least. I am sickened as I read of these events. Jesus never explained evil. He taught us to pray to be delivered from evil and to resist evil. He also said that it was from the human heart that evil intentions come. (Mark 7:21) As you pray for those who have been devastated in this attack and continuing conflict—and other conflicts in our world—pray also for deliverance from evil.
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 Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-15, 22-24, Philippians 4:1-9 and Matthew 22:1-14. 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.
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.
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 15th 2023
LAY WORSHIP LEADER: Doug Stirling
MUSIC: Peggy Wong
POWER POINT: Henry Wong
GREETER: Sharon and Winston Roberts
WORSHIP HOST: Cynthia Yee
COFFEE HOUR: Small Group Executive
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sharon Gayman Laird