Saturday, October 17, 2020

World Food Sunday, October 18, 2020

 Here we are again! I hope that your Thanksgiving went well and that you are staying safe and well. As we begin another week, may that spirit of thanksgiving continue to fill our hearts and minds. 

Hymn   I Sing the Mighty Power of God #231VU

Scripture Lessons:  Psalm 99 p.819 VU

I Thessalonians 1:1-10


Prayer: O God, we give you thanks and praise, for many reasons: for food and all that nourishes our bodies and our spirits; for the world in which we live, which supports and sustains us; and for our faith that renews and refills us. We give thanks for those who encourage and inspire us: for those who work for shalom, to bring your promise of peace and justice and wellbeing to life on this earth, for all your children. We give thanks for those who work to feed the hungry, to house the homeless, and to welcome those who are stateless and friendless. We pray that in our own lives we too may be witnesses to the meaning and power of your love, and that our church will enable us to work together to make a difference in our world. All this and so much more we offer up to you in prayer in the spirit and the name of our Saviour, Jesus the Christ. Amen. 

Hymn: Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life #681VU

Thanks to those who brought food to go to La Bouffe. It was delivered this week and was much appreciated. 

St Paul’s Session will be meeting this Tuesday, October 20th at 7:30pm in the church.  (St Paul’s Stewards will wait until the end of the month to meet.) 

Howick’s Stewards will meet on Monday, October 26th at 7pm in the church. 

The Howden-Templeton Bursary Committee wish to let the members and adherents of the Howick United Church know that they are preparing to distribute funds to students for the coming year. The application form is available online on the church website and may be returned to Brent Tolhurst, Debbi Templeton, or Marlene Stuckey by December 1st. Instead of presenting the cheque’s in a service, the cheques will be mailed to the recipients. 

Although there may not be an actual mitten tree this year, (we will see), mittens,  gloves, and hats etc. will still be collected. So as we may be settling in for the cooler weather, you can get your knitting needles or crochet hooks out and start producing. This may be a year When they be needed more than ever! 

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