Thursday, August 27, 2020

August 30, 2020

 Welcome to the blog! As we begin this week, we are now preparing to start public worship in our churches once again, at the start of the coming month.  We ask that you wear a mask, sanitize your hands as you enter the church, register your attendance, keep 2m distance between you and others. We look forward to welcoming some of you back into the church but recognize that for others, the best choice is to stay home. We encourage you to do what is best for you. The videos and blogs will continue for those unable to join us in church. 

Hymn:  Open My Eyes #371VU

Suggested Scripture lessons:  Exodus 3:1-15

Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26

Romans 12:9-21


Prayer: O God, as come before you in worship, remembering the stories and the teachings of the Scriptures, speak to us. Speak to us of your everlasting and never-failing love. Speak to us of your tender care which hears and answers their cries of need and despair. Speak to us about how we can live as your people and be witnesses to the power and depth of your love and grace. We give thanks for the gift of your Holy Spirit who comforts, guides, and renews us, this day and always. Help us to follow in the way of our Saviour, who opens our eyes to your presence with us in the world and to all we can do to bring honour and glory to your name, now and always. Amen. 

Hymn: Lord, Speak to Me #589VU

It has been announced to the UCW units in Howick, that we will not be holding a Fall Luncheon this year. Maybe next year? 

Please keep in mind the special appeals launched by the United Church: one for response to COVID-19 in the Southern Hemisphere, and another for The people of Beirut and Lebanon. Donations may be made online, by phone or by mail. 

Riverfield Presbyterian Church will hold an outdoor service on Sunday, August 30th at 10:15am. Please bring your own chair and mask. In case of rain, the service will be cancelled. 

Beechridge Presbyterian Church is continuing to hold its afternoon services every second Sunday, September 6th, 20th, and October 4th at 1:30pm. The services are held in the church and space is limited, due to social distancing. 

Worship schedule for September:

September 6:   9:30.  Ormstown.     11:00.    Howick

September 13: 9:30  Franklin           11:00     Ormstown       11:00     Howick (with D Beattie)

September 20  9:30   Howick            11:00     Ormstown

September 27   9:30   Franklin         11:00       Howick

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