18th Sunday after Pentecost
September 30, 2012
Welcome one and all to Claude Church
Thank you for joining us in worship today. At the close of the service this morning we invite you to stay and join us in the Sunday School hall for fellowship and refreshments. We will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion during our worship service this morning. If this is your first time here at Claude be aware that our table is open to all, including children. We invite you to celebrate this sacrament with us. 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.
Congratulations - Rev. Dana Benson
Yesterday, here in our sanctuary, a packed house of family, friends and well-wishers gathered together to witness the Ordination of the Reverend Dana Benson. Well done, Dana – we are all very happy for you!
Please remember to include the following in your daily prayers throughout the coming week.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Presbyterians Sharing Sunday Pray for the many missions and ministries in Canada and around the world that we support together through gifts to Presbyterians Sharing. We are making a difference!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
Give thanks for the beauty of autumn – the changing leaves, the harvest, the bounty of food. May the harvest table extend to all.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
Pray for inner city missions across Canada as they work to provide food and friendship for people who are struggling to make ends meet.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
Pray for the Rev. Dr. John Vissers, Moderator of the 138th General Assembly, as he travels across Canada. May he be received with warm hospitality.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
Pray for participants of the Middle East Study tour as they travel through the Holy Land.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
Pray for the Rev. James H.W. Statham who serves as the convener of the Ministry Committee of the Presbytery of Kamloops.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
Thank God for farmers across Canada, faithful stewards of our land and the food we eat.
It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.
Ethel Percy Andrus, teacher
Presbyterians Sharing: Making mission and ministry happen
Presbyterians Sharing is the national fund that supports the mission and ministries we do together, in Canada and around the world. Together we are helping develop innovative ministries for children and youth. We are equipping leaders – lay and clergy – to do effective ministry. We support new church developments and help struggling congregations renew and grow their ministries. We speak out for the voiceless and support healing and reconciliation ministries. We send mission staff to share the good news of the gospel in countries around the world. Together we are making mission and ministry happen! The Power of a Growing Project or many small-scale farmers in developing countries, hunger is a daily reality so communities across Canada are finding unique ways to help those in need. Community growing projects involve a group of people working on a common plot of land with the goal of ending hunger. The proceeds are then donated to Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) and member agencies like Presbyterian World Service & Development to be used to help farmers learn improved agricultural practices, access good farming equipment and grow more food for their families. You can help support PWS&D’s efforts to establish food security by making a donation today. You can donate online, through your church, mail a cheque to the PWS&D office or call 1-800-619-7301 ext. 291. Please mark all donations “PWS&D Growing Project.”
You are invited to share in our Church Family
Potluck Social In honour of Randy, Dana, William and Alice
When? On Saturday, October 13, 2013 5:00 pm
Where? at the Harstones,16797 Kennedy Road, Caledon
Please RSVP and let us know what appetizer, salad, or main you'd like to bring (and how many
Richard and Merle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adult Bible Study
Rev. Benson leads an adult Bible Study group each Wednesday evening. It is open to all and you are invited to attend. Please contact Randy for further information.
Friends, God is calling us to reach out and bring healing with the work of our hands and the love in our hearts. Go into the world and answer His call.