4th Sunday of Pentecost
June 16, 2013
Welcome one and all to Claude Church
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. We are pleased to have Patrick Gushue leading us in worship again this morning.
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 consider worshipping with us on a regular basis.
Sunday, June 30th
Our annual church family potluck picnic and worship service at the Clarkson Farm.
Please remember to include the following in your daily prayers throughout the coming week.
Sunday, June 16 - Aboriginal Day Sunday
Pray for the healing of all First Nations people who have experienced pain and suffering because of past and present injustices, and for the peace of Christ and a future with hope for their children.
Monday, June 17
Pray for the Rev. Andrew MacDonald who serves as the convener of the Ministry Committee of the Presbytery of Cape Breton.
Tuesday, June 18
Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Pray for Presbyterian World Service & Development and other members of CFGB as they continue efforts to help those around the world that do not have enough food to eat.
Wednesday, June 19
Pray for stewardship committees working on plans for fall stewardship campaigns.
Thursday, June 20 - World Refugee Day
Pray for the people of Syria, who face unimaginable hardships due to ongoing conflict in their country – and for Presbyterian World Service & Development’s partners as they deliver urgently needed aid to those living in refugee camps.
Give thanks for the gifts of Aboriginal people. Pray for new and ongoing friendships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
Saturday, June 22
Pray for our Canadian Armed Forces members and their families as they embark on summer vacations and take leave from their work responsibilities.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Supporting Refugees in Syria
June 20 is World Refugee Day. No one is a refugee by choice. Refugees and internally displaced people are forced to flee their homes out of fear for their lives and liberty. Many live in crowded camps, waiting for peace and an opportunity to return home. Presbyterian World Service & Development supports displaced people living in refugee camps and those looking to build new lives here in Canada. Currently PWS&D is helping the ACT Alliance bring urgently needed assistance such as food, shelter, clothing and water to people affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria. On World Refugee Day, please pray for the people of Syria or make a donation to PWS&D that will ensure families are given life-saving assistance and hope for the future.
Summer Worship Services at Claude
During our last Visioning discussions, a decision was made that we all needed a bit of a break and so our sanctuary will be closed throughout the months of July and August. Our last worship service before the break will be on June 30th at our church family picnic at the Clarkson’s farm and then we will resume worship in our sanctuary on the Sunday following the Labour Day weekend. For any pastoral needs during the summer please contact any one of our Elders. Their names and contact information is found on the back page of our Sunday order of service and on our website.
When you go out into this world to serve God’s mission, remember that it is no longer you who live, but Christ who lives in you. The life you now live in the flesh you live by faith in the Son of God who loves you and gave himself for you.