Hymn Open My Eyes #371VU
Scripture Lessons: Job 42:1-9
Psalm 34:1-6, 19-22
Prayer: In following you, O Christ, we choose to love and not to harden our hearts, even when the incomprehensible happens. As we remain in your presence with perseverance, day after day, and pray with simplicity of heart, you come and make us into people who are a leaven of confident trust by the way we live. And all that your gospel calls us to, all that you ask of us, you give. Amen. ( a prayer from the Taize community.)
Hymn I Heard the Voice the of Jesus Say #626VU
We hold in our thoughts and prayers Jean Lawrence and her family following the death of Bob Lawrence this past week.
Congratulations to Harley Sproule who grew a prize-winning squash this year. Both his squash and Jim Bryson’s prize-winning pumpkin will be at the ice cream stand at the IGA in Ormstown on this Saturday afternoon.
This Sunday, October 24th at 11am, Howick United Church will be holding its annual meeting for 2020, in combination with the worship service. All members and adherents are welcome to attend and participate.
Next Sunday, October 31st there will be a combined service held at St Paul’s United Church in Ormstown at 11am. This will be held as an All Saints service remembering members and neighbours who have died during the pandemic.
We have received some catalogues for the Gifts with Vision program from the United Church of Canada. More gifts are included on the website at: giftswithvision.ca.
We continue to invite donations to the Canadian Food Grains Bank. In the years since it has been created, it has fed over 1 billion people, worked in over 70 countries, and worked with over 100 international partners. You can donate online at foodgrains.ca or pick up an envelope at one of our churches.
For those who may have known her, I have heard from the Regional Council that Mary Hatfield, a former Youth worker for the Quebec-Sherbrooke Presbytery has died. A service to celebrate her life will be held November 13th.