Congregation’s Life and Ministry – Sunday March 23 2014

by Sean Foster on March 23, 2014

Translating the Bible in Taiwan: Presbyterians Sharing supports the Rev. Dr. Paul McLean, who works with four indigenous translation teams in Taiwan as they translate the Bible into Amis, Bunun, Drekay and Paiwan. Paul advises the team as they face many challenging questions.

Nomination to Eldership closes today. If you would like to nominate someone today for Eldership, please see one of the Ushers to obtain a Nomination Form.

Hopedale’s Spring Rummage Sale

Saturday, April 12th –10am until Noon
Volunteers are needed
*NO AIR CONDITIONERS or TELEVISION SETS PLEASE.

Easter Food Drive In conjunction with the Oakville Fareshare Food Bank, Hopedale is holding an Easter Food Drive until Sunday, April 13th. Donations benefit local families in need. Help Hopedale support the program at Fareshare year-round with donations to the bin at our front entrance.

Check out the Chicks in the hallway…
The Easter Chicks have joined us again! These adorable Easter Chicks were a “sold-out hit” last year. They are adorable and are great for presenting a chocolate Easter egg or to decorate your table for the Easter Season. Avoid the disappointment, get yours now while they last, only $1.00.

Spring Craft & Bake Sale on May 10th from 10am-3pm. We are in need of items to decorate the auditorium to create a “Spring Atmosphere”. If you can lend us any spring decorations such as clear tree lights, paper flowers etc. please speak to Janice. Further details on the Bazaar to follow. Thanking you in advance for any decorations!

The Craft Group is already preparing for the Christmas Wonderland Bazaar. We would love your donations of vintage jewelry and vintage Christmas decorations. If you have any items for us, you can leave them on the table in the choir room marked “Craft Group”. With your help, the Craft Group has been able to contribute $19,000 to the bazaar over the last 10 years. Thank you all so very much. Keep up the good work!

Oakville Hymn Sing Service at Oakville Senior Citizens Residence
Sunday, March 30th – 7:00pm

Church Room Schedule… Please note the new Church Facility Room Schedule posted on the front bulletin board. The posted schedule defines all church room usage for all groups using the church facility. If you need to book a room for an event/meeting or if you have any questions concerning the Schedule, please see or email Cheri at the church office – churchoffice@hopedalechurch.ca

Looking ahead….

March 30th – Senior’s Hymn Sing Service at Oakville Seniors Residence
April 12th – Spring Rummage Sale
April 13th – Palm Sunday
April 17th – Maundy Thursday
April 18th – Good Friday
April 20th – Easter Sunday
May 4th – First Responders
May 10th – Spring Craft & Bake Sale
May 11th – Mother’s Day
If you have an event planned, please let us know so we can add it to the calendar.

Daily Bible Reading Plan
Reading from Sunday, March 23rd to Sat., March 29th
Judges 17-19
Judges 20-21
Ruth 1-4
I Samuel 1-3
I Samuel 4-6
I Samuel 7-9
I Samuel 10-12

Read the Bible online! Look to the right hand side of the webpage under our links and click on Bible Gateway. Bible Gateway provides a number of different versions of the Bible to read; Devotions, and various Reading Plans. Find what’s right for you and explore the Word.

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