Announcements May 13

Prayer Meeting: Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 8 p.m at the home of Phillip and Shirley Weatherbee.  All are welcome.

Upcoming Services:

May 20 9:45 Glasgow Rd 11:15 Brookfield

May 27 9:45 Hunter River 11:15 Glasgow Rd

Mission Moments

International Day of Families (May 15)

When families are able to form safe and nurturing relationships, meet their basic needs and lift each other up, it can have a significant impact on a country’s well-being and development. On the International Day of Families, we reflect on the importance of responding to families facing hunger, poverty and injustice across the globe. The compassionate youth at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Beaconsfield, QC know how important it is to empower vulnerable families to achieve their full potential. The group filled a piggy bank with $144 for PWS&D’s Farming for the Future Sunday School Challenge, which equips rural families in Guatemala with seeds, tools and training to improve their food security and nutrition.

PWS&D connects Canadians to the needs of families across the globe

Please continue to send any announcements to lodwil@yahoo.com no later than Wednesday evenings to be printed in the bulletin.

CAMP KEIR registration forms are now available at the entrance of each church.  Register your kids today!

We Pray For

Heavenly Father, nourish us with your word of Life and make us one with you in Love and Prayer. May we know your peace and love, removing distractions that take our gaze away from your glory. May we quiet the noise that pulls us from adoration from you and may we see your goodness and glory in this time after Easter. We pray for those in need, especially for Heather Ford, Louise Weeks, David MacIntyre, Eddy Dykerman,Wendell Nicholson, Gwen Henry, Aneila River- Watts, Heather Hickox, Phyllis Weeks, and Elwin Corbett. May the words of our mouths and the actions of our hands all bring Glory, Honour and Praise unto Christ. Amen

Special days in May

Birthdays: 2nd Kimberley Andrews, 5th Connor VanEwyk, John Cummings, Bryan Weaver, 6th Dwayne VanEwyk, Shelli MacPherson, 12th Christina Ford, 16th David Axworthy, 18th Anna Jackson,19th Joel Patriquen, 26th Matthew Ford, 28th Forrest MacPhee, Amy (MacRae) Patriquen 29th Garth Matherson, 30th Blair Sentner,Miles Patriquen, 31st Donald Matheson

Anniversaries:  8th Peter & Monica Joostema, 16th Ralph & Thelma Cruwys, 19th Ryan & Melissa Smith

Youth Group – every Thursday, 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm, in Central Queens Elementary School gym.Everyone Grades 3  and up is welcome! Remember..no school, no youth group!

On May 22 at 8pm at Hunter River Lions Hall, Natasha McArthy from the PEI chapter for Parkinson’s of Canada will be speaking. All are welcome to hear her speak about this disease.

Central Queens United Church, Hunter River, is pleased to host Phase ll and Friends band as they present their “Summertime Sing-along” concert on Sat., May 26th at 7:30 p.m. Audience members will be treated to many memorable Summertime musical hits performed by band members: Gerry Hickey, Blaine Murphy, Johnny McGarry, Jeannie Campbell, Keila Glydon, Ed Young, and Pat King. Come in your summer attire, sing along and enjoy. Admission: $12 at the door with light refreshments served

A church picnic is being held at Glasgow Road Church at 12:15 on Father’s Day, June 17th after the 11:15 service. There will be barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs provided. Please bring sweets and snacks to share. There will be games and fun activities for all ages. Invite your neighbors and friends. If you would like to help in any way please speak to Rita or text 902-628-5201 or call 902-964-2979

THE DISCERNMENT PROCESS UPDATE

The report from the first discernment process meeting is available for pick up today.  IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO RECEIVE A COPY BY EMAIL, please contact Rev. Kay at rev.thomaskay@gmail.com

 Please note that the second discernment process meeting will take place on Saturday, 2 June 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. at Hunter River Community Centre.  At this meeting we will focus on (A) Congregational Renewal and (B) the future of our church buildings.

FAITH @ HOME

Read: John 15: 9-17

Question for Reflection: In our Gospel lesson this week, Jesus speaks of his extreme love for us, and calls us his friends.  How does thinking of Christ as our friend and the one who loves us –or as our Lord and Master—affect our daily living?

Pray: Holy One, as I move through this week, keep me mindful of your love for me, for others, and for the world.  Amen.