Yesterday, January 18, was the beginning of the ‘Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,’ which will end January 25. In previous years, our Christian churches generally had an ecumenical service during this time to focus on unity among Christians and to share fellowship; however due to COVID guidelines for the second year in a row this cannot be.
It is still very important for us as Christian believers to realize that even though we come from different cultures, different countries, and with different customs, there is only one God who unites us all. In spite of COVID restrictions, we can and must still strive for and pray for ‘unity in diversity.’
There is one thing we all can do during this week!! Open up your laptop, cell, or PC, google ‘They’ll know We are Christians by Our Love,’ listen or sing along to the lyrics that begin with ‘We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord..’
Just a few reminders:
- Our on-line service will again be available this Sunday, January 23, since in-person worship is still cancelled. Special thanks to Rev’d Lynn and the faithful few who enable these services to take place each Sunday. You are all deeply appreciated! Remember you can still watch those services at a later date since they are recorded on our Facebook page and are on our YouTube channel as well.
- The church office is still closed to the public until further notice. However, if there is a pastoral emergency, please contact Rev’d Lynn at 682-8500. If your call is not urgent, you can leave a message on the office phone at 368-5693 and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
- For those who need a hot, free take-out meal, one is being served from the mobile truck at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Richard Nolan Drive on Wednesday, January 26. You may also like to pick up one for someone you know who would really appreciate a hot meal but does not have the means to get there. Meals are served from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
- Home Again Furniture Bank has had to change its methods of doing things since it has moved to contactless pick-up and delivery. Therefore, there will only be drop off and pick-up at the front step, main door, or in a garage. If this doesn’t work for you, please hold your items until restrictions have eased. Thank you!
- You can continue to drop off your givings in the church’s drop box, send them via e-transfer, or contact the office to sign up for preauthorized givings. Thank you for your continued support.
Please keep warm during those cold winter days!
May God Bless you all,
Jean (On behalf of the Ascension)