Friday, March 5, 2021

Sunday, March 7, 2021 Lent 3


Tomorrow is International Women’s Day. What are you going to do to celebrate? 

This Friday was also the day we usually held a World Day of Prayer service. This year’s service was prepared by the Vanuatu World Day of Prayer Committee on the theme of Build a Strong Foundation. The service is available on line and I have shared some places on Facebook where it can be seen. If you wish to make a donation to this organization to support their work supporting social justice projects in Canada and around the world, you may do so online at or by mailing a cheque to The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, 47 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto ON M5S 2C3. Or you can just drop off a donation to Evie Kerr and she will collect them and send them in. 

Hymn     In the Cross of Christ I Glory

Scripture Lessons:    Exodus 20:1-20

                                  Psalm 19 p.740VU

                                  I Corinthians :18-25

Hymn       Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross #142VU


Prayer: When I survey the wondrous cross....
I am reminded of those who suffer, who suffer in body and mind and spirit, and those who suffer and sacrifice for the sake of others.

When I survey the wondrous cross....
I am reminded of the forgiveness, faithfulness, and redeeming love of God. 

When I survey the wondrous cross...
I dare to believe that God is with us in the worst of times, and shares our grief and pain with us. 

When I survey the wondrous cross....
I dare to hope that God will lift us up again, to new life, new light, and new joy. 

Help us, O God, to remember that the cross can mean so much to us, in all the times and places of our lives. Help us to follow in Christ’s way, even if it leads to the cross on the way to the empty tomb. Amen. 

Hymn       When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Last week Shirley and Tom Vandor celebrated their 50th anniversary. Congratulations to you both! 

We were sorry to hear this week that Wally Ryan has died. We hold his wife Linda Janes and his family in our hearts and prayers. There will be no service at this time, but we hope to be able to celebrate Wally’s life at a later date. 

The Confirmation Class will continue to meet. The classes begin at 1:30pm and are held on Zoom. This week participants are asked to bring a Bible to the class ( and maybe even read some of it!) 

The annual reports are now ready. Some are in the church and others can be picked up from Barbara (Ormstown and Franklin) or Evie Kerr (Howick).

Joyce McKell will be celebrating her 100th birthday on March 23rd. We won’t be able to give her a party, but we can send her a card. They can be sent to Joyce McKell c/o La Source Bleu, 1575 Route 201, Ormstown, QC, J0S 1K0. (Taken from Facebook)

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