Another week in this pandemic has passed. When will the isolation end? When will we be together again? We do not know, but we do know that we can be together in heart and mind and spirit and that wherever we are, and however we are feeling, God is still with us as a source of strength and comfort. Let this be a reason to rejoice and to worship God!
Hymn: Tell Me the Old, Old Story #496 Hymnary
Scripture Lessons: I Thessalonians 2:1-8
Psalm 90 p. 805 pts 1 & 3VU
Hymn. Jesus Loves Me #365VU
Prayer: O God, we give you thanks and praise that you dare to believe in us: that we can be bearers and messengers of your love and that we can be your servants in the world, helping to make a difference in the lives of your children. We pray that we too will have the courage to dare to believe in you, our Maker, Redeemer, and Sustainer; that we will dare to believe in ourselves; and that we will dare to believe in others so we can work together to do your will in the world. We give thanks for those who work to do your work in the world: for political leaders who seek to make this world a better place; for church leaders who dare to speak of justice and peace and truth for all people; and for those who seek to teach, to heal, and to help your children in so many ways. Help us to see them, to know them, and to give thanks for them each and every day. And help us each and every day to do our part to share your love, to bring honour and glory to your name, and to follow in the way of our Saviour, Jesus the Christ, in whose powerful spirit we pray this day. Amen.
Hymn Lord I want to be a Christian
Please keep in mind that the Bursary committee for Howick’s United Church’s Howden-Templeton bursaries is now receiving applications. These bursaries are for members or adherents of Howick’s United Church who are attending college (CEGEP) or university. The application is available online and the deadline for applying is December 1, 2020.
Congratulations to Marlene and Peter Stuckey, who welcomed a new granddaughter Lola to their family this last week.
Howick Stewards are planning a meeting next Monday, October 26th, at 7pm in the church.
We hold the Brisebois family in our thoughts and prayers following the death of Gerry Brisebois this past week.
If you wish to continue to support the work of the Canadian Food Grains Bank, you can do so online at foodgrainsbank.ca, or mail it to CFGB, P.O. Box 767 Winnipeg MB, R3C 2L4. I do have envelopes that can be made available to mail in your donation. Did you know that the Food Grains Bank selected a new Executive Director this year? His name is Andy Harrington and he started this September, taking over from Jim Cornelius, who has retired. We look forward to seeing this good work continue under his leadership.
Also, the new Gifts with Vision catalogues have come out. We haven’t received a lot of copies, but you can order these online at giftswithvision.ca.
Last flower of the season?