Congregations Life and Ministry – Sunday March 9 2014

by Sean Foster on March 13, 2014

Reaching out to refugees: Action Refugees Montreal advocates for and empowers refugees as they rebuild their lives in Canada. ARM’s Detention Program Coordinator Jenny Jeanes meets detainees twice a week to explain the refugee process and provide support and advice.

Nominations to Eldership is Open: If you would like to nominate someone to be an Elder on Session, please see one of the current elders.

Craft and Bake Sale: 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!

Court Whist Night
Saturday, March 22nd at 7:00pm sharp!
Tickets: $8.00
Refreshments and Prizes
No experience necessary!!!

Pastoral Visitation Team: Some members of the congregation have expressed interest in being part of the Pastoral Visitation Team. For those of you interested, please stay after the worship service TODAY for a very short meeting. Please meet in the sanctuary by the communion table. Bring your calendars because the purpose will be to set a date to discuss where we want to go with the Pastoral Visitation Team.

Announcements: If you would like to place a note or an announcement in the weekly church bulletin, please call or email Cheri at the church office by Tuesday of each week. You can reach the office by email at: churchoffice@hopedalechurch.ca or call the office at 905-827-3851 ext. 21

Wednesday Morning Coffee Group: Meets Wednesday, March12th @ 9:30am. This is always a refreshing time of fellowship, a time to catch up and relax with a cup of coffee or tea and delicious desserts. This is a great time to get out of the house and change the routine!! If you have not attended recently, please join us as we always look forward to the fellowship with everyone.

Looking ahead….
March 20th – First day of Spring!!!!!
March 22nd – Court Whist
April 13th – Palm Sunday
April 17th – Maundy Thursday
April 18th – Good Friday
April 20th – Easter Sunday
May 4th – First Responders Sunday
May 10th – Spring Bazaar
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 2nd to Saturday, March 8th
Joshua 1-3
Joshua 4-6
Joshua 7-10
Joshua 11-13
Joshua 14-16
Joshua 17-19
Joshua 20-22

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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