News for the Week of August 4, 2013

I trust you are enjoying your summer!  Despite the rain, there have been many “blue sky” days to treasure and we haven’t had to water the grass!

Here are your announcements for August and I draw your particular attention to a couple of items:

There will be NO worship service at Central this Sunday, August 4th as we will continue our annual tradition of worshipping with our neighbours at the Bethesda Lutheran Church, 20 Union Street, Unionville (just south and west of our church).  Please note that the service time is 10:30 a.m. and we do hope many of you will attend.

We also hope you will attend our annual Jazz Vespers Service on Saturday, August 17th at 5:30 p.m. here at Central.  This service is part of the Markham Jazz Festival and features Stuart Beaudoin on piano, Brendan Moratz on bass, Nancy Nourse on flute and Mary Thomas Nagel for vocals.  (I’ve heard them rehearse and I think we are in for a real treat!)

And finally, as shared with the congregation this past Sunday, I wanted to let you know that Rev. Jim Clubine’s mother Janella has died, after suffering a stroke in recent weeks.  Details can be found in the obituary below and I ask that you keep Jim, Valerie and their family in your prayers.

CLUBINE, Janella Bernice – It is with sadness that we announce the passing of a treasured mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on July 26, 2013. Janella is survived by her children William (Sandra), James (Valerie), Donald (Marlene) and David (Laurie); her sister Gwen; her grandchildren Scott (Meredith), Bradley (Stephanie), Jason (Karen), Jeremy (Jocelyn), Joshua, Daniel (Kaylee), Jeffrey (Fiona), Angela and Aaron; step-grandchildren Marissa (Joseph Ponikowski), Shane Stapley, Hailey and Jesse Fralick, along with twelve great-grandchildren. While saddened at this loss, her family finds comfort that Janella’s faith in Christ is now sight. Visitation will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, Ontario L3R 5G1 Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service commemorating Janella’s life will be held on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 at Springvale Baptist Church, 3885 Stouffville Road, Stouffville at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Markham Stouffville Hospital or Springvale Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at

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Sally Sandiford