Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 10, 2013
We welcome everyone here today. We hope that you feel comforted in our fellowship and inspired by our worship, and that you will leave here refreshed and inspired in your personal life. This morning we are pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. John-Peter Smit to lead us in worship. To give you a bit of information about him, The Rev. Dr. John-Peter Smit is the Congregational Development Consultant for the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda. He has served the church as an ordained minister for over twenty five years. His previous congregations include the Chatsworth and Dornoch Pastoral Charge, Chedoke Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, Ontario and most recently the First Presbyterian Church of Maitland, Florida. They currently live in Toronto. John-Peter is married to Tori, the synod Christian Education Consultant. They have two children, Jacob and Miriam. When he is not engaged in ministry, he is busy driving his MG Midget and restoring his Vauxhall Viva. Welcome to Claude, John. John-Peter was here about a year ago and led us in some discussions about where we are at and where we see our future. He will lead us in a similar discussion at the end of this morning’s worship service. We encourage you to remain for this meeting because we need your input and guidance on how we should plan the future of this congregation. Laszlo Pándy has kindly provided a light snack for us to munch on during the meeting. If you are visiting us for the first time today, please sign our guest book in the front entrance vestibule. If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to return and consider worshipping with us on a regular basis
Palm Sunday - CLAUDE SALON SPEAKER - A VISUAL MEDITATION OF CHRIST’S PASSION
We welcome Tom Hayes as he leads us through the art of classical masters, scripture readings, and hymns, accompanied by Kay Hayes, to bring us the story of Christ's Passion "From Grief to Victory".
Sunday, March 24, 7:00pm, Claude Presbyterian Church
Tickets $5 to Merle Harstone or online at www.ticketscene.ca or $10 at the door
Maundy Thursday – No worship at Claude however we are invited to join the folks at Tweedsmuir for worship at their church in Orangeville
Easter Sunrise – set your alarm clock early and come worship with us at the Badlands for a sunrise service at 6:45 am. Rev. Harvey Self and some of his folks from Tweedsmuir will join us there.
Easter Morning Breakfast – following the sunrise worship service, we will gather again at Claude for our traditional pancake breakfast. Easter Morning Worship – as we’ve done many times in the past our Easter morning worship service start time will be moved ahead to 9:30 am.
Please remember to include the following in your daily prayers throughout the coming week.
Sunday, March 10 - 4th Sunday in Lent
Pray for students and teachers as they enjoy a time of relaxation and renewal during this March break in preparation for the remainder of the school year.
Monday, March 11
Pray for those who have no church home, that they might find a place of worship where they feel comfortable and accepted.
Tuesday, March 12
Pray for Boarding Homes Ministry in Toronto, ON, that loving communities will be nurtured as teams of visitors are joined with residents of local homes, providing a mutual exchange of spiritual gifts.
Wednesday, March 13
Pray for The Rev. Jin W. Kim who serves as the convener of the Life & Missions Committee of the Presbytery of Central Alberta.
Thursday, March 14
Pray for the Iraq Lay Leaders program at the Near East School of Theology in Lebanon, that it will lead to more opportunities for lay leadership in the region.
Friday, March 15
Pray for those who are struggling to find purpose in their lives, that they might realize their potential.
Saturday, March 16
Pray for Brian Johnston who works as an English and music teacher in a theological seminary in Romania. May he inspire others through the gift of music.
That’s what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you feel as if it costs you nothing.
Food Share Box
Please remember to feed our Food Share Box – at least one item of food each week!
Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Apr 24 2013, 7 pm at the Harstone’s. The next book we will discuss is Any Known Blood by Lawrence Hill. Pick up a copy and come enjoy a lively discussion.
Book Signing with Keith Thomson on April 9
For all our book readers, you are invited to attend a special presentation and book signing with Keith
Thomson, certified financial planner, philanthropist and author of the book, What Was Your Great Grandmother’s Name? Keith is a dynamic presenter who will discuss his book’s key subject matter of philanthropy and charitable giving.
Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: The Presbyterian Church in Canada national office, 50 Wynford Drive, Toronto, ON
The event has been organized by the Planned Giving Office in partnership with the Book Room. Everyone attending this event will be inspired by Keith’s engaging stories and the easy examples he will share on how we can all be more philanthropic in creating a legacy for future generations. To learn more about Keith Thomson, please visit his website. Format for Presentation and Book Signing:
1:30-2:00: Welcome and refreshments
2:00-2:45: Keith Thomson’s presentation
2:45-3:30: Book signing, refreshments and conversation
For Registration Details please contact Sheryl Sutton by email or call 1-800- 619-7301 ext. 265.
Nova Scotia Korean Mission in Halifax, NS is the only PCC ministry at this time in Atlantic Canada that is working with Korean immigrants and students. This congregation is made up of 90 members (a third of which are young adults) who share a passion for learning God’s word and doing God’s work. The church’s choir recently participated in a gospel music night at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Halifax, singing in both Korean and English. Faith Daley, Calvin’s choir director, writes “It was the highlight of the evening! The choir’s enthusiasm and solid sound was inspiring and encouraging to all the other singers present, and a blessing to each one in the congregation.” Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing are helping NS Korean Mission to reach out in Halifax.