Eager to Forgive (Jonah)
Our weekly Bible Studies continues @ 5 pm today with Clara Baptiste lead the Biblical perspective on topic of Modesty & Dress. Come to continue this dialogue about our faith. Next study will resume May 25 with Kirmane Allen addressing topic of homosexuality. We welcome your questions and suggestion of topics for study. For more details see the schedule in the foyer.
AY (Youth) Vespers TONIGHT @ 6 pm on topic of “Fellowship” Is church a place where individuals gather once a week to sing songs and listen to someone talk about God, or does church refer to the people themselves, who share a common mission in the world? Maybe if we start to view church the way God designed it, as a family loving each other and sharing all of life together, we might show the world a glimpse of who God is and so begin to impact the world as God intended.
The Church at Study 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Superintendent: Kathy Rayner
MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT WORSHIP HOUR Praise & Worship…………………………………………………Team 2 Intercessory Prayer……………………………………..Gord Rayner Praying for Transformation for service Dakota & Minnesota Conferences Offering Appeal……Disaster & Famine Relief …Shaq Sealy Children Story…………………………………………Faith Maphosa
Introduction of Babies and Parents & Invitation to Families Special Music………………………………………Taylor Thompson Dedication Service………………………………....Frankie Lazarus Pledge of Commitment…………………………....Kirmane Allen Musical Selection………………………………Keniesha Lee-Allen Charge to Parents, Family and Congregation Dedication Prayer Presentation of Babies to Congregation Scripture Reading…………………………………………Don Topper
Message from the Word.....Frankie Lazarus Song of Commitment………….No.652…………Love at Home Benediction……………………………………………..Teresa Ferreira Sunset this Sabbath 8:37 pm Next week 8:45 pm Please send all the bulletin related information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special 3 nigh program for CHIP graduates will be presented by Pastor Alex Golovenko May 14-16, nightly from 7 to 8 pm. You are invited for 6 pm supper preceding the program. The teaching is on keeping our whole Body, Soul & Spirit complete for God.
Outreach to homeless continues NEXT SABBATH evening. The team of 12 volunteers, please remember to be at 696 Dundas Street Ark Aid Christian Mission at 6:15 pm. Parking is available behind the building. Dinner begins at 7 pm with 15 minutes devotional time and ends at 8 pm, followed by a clean up. Volunteers are welcomed to prepare a devotional. In June we will have 2 opportunities, 15th and 29th to serve! Please consider your schedule and sign-up to serve June 15, 29; July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21. A sign-up sheet is available in the foyer at the main announcement board. We invite a rotation of volunteers, so everyone can participate.
The last School of Evangelism class will take place May 26 at our church. The class will be a preaching practicum, under direction of John Scott, and Eustace Williams. This is a culmination exercise of a yearlong learning experience for about 20 students. Classes begin at 10:00 am and continue to 4:00pm.
June 7-8, Southern Regional campmeeting will be held in Simcoe at Norfolk County Fairgrounds, 172 South Drive, Simcoe. The theme this year is "Amazing Grace" with Bill Santos & Dr. Joseph Kidder as speakers. Simcoe Church is having an evangelistic series with Pastor Bill Santos (It Is Written Canada) starting May 30, 2013 which will be concluded at the Southern Ontario Adventist Camp Meeting on Sabbath.
Join us tonight @ 7:30 pm for Mother's Day Social in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited.
Pathfinders Club will NOT meet next two Sundays, mother’s day & Victoria day long weekend. Meetings will resume May 26, Sunday for the Camping Skills training in Dorchester. All club members are to meet at church at 9:30 to pick up equipment before leaving to Dorchester.
Later Events 5.
The Church Council (Board meeting) will take place on Monday, May 13 at 7 pm at our church hall. We invite all ministry leaders to continue developing their annual plans and share reports at the meeting. Key item on the agenda will be church leadership practices and proper management of ministries. As a reminder following leaders are members of the Church Board: Gord Rayner, Clara Baptiste, Don Topper, Heather Baptiste, Janice Brindley, Gene Bernardo, Teresa Ferreira, Jack Polihronov, Angelina Polihronova, Ray Thompson, Alonso Lopez, Lo Richards, Dayna Munro, Lucy Simoes, Edwin Onyango, Kathy Rayner, Mike Keim, Rixon Gultom, Cameron Munro.
10.The Social Life Committee is organizing first camping
experience this summer on June 7-9 at Fanshawe. Our Church facilities will be closed as the Sabbath School & worship will take place at the camp-site.
Taking seriously Mothers’ Day
11. Worship Schedule for the 2nd trimester, May- August 2013 is prepared and available. Pick up your copy to know who is leading in various aspects of our celebration services on Sabbath.
12.For members requesting subscription to Canadian Adventist
publications, you can now make your request online at www.adventistmessenger.ca. Click on the top right hand corner "Subscribe", fill in your information and click "SUBMIT". You will receive a "Confirmation Email" as acknowledgement. Adventist World publication is on the internet at www.adventistworld.org.
13.For all the events on the church calendar, booking of the fellowship hall, and ministry planning please contact Sandi Rusek email@example.com
14.Sanctuary London – ministry for homeless is located
at 513 Talbot Street Church. Following times are open for people to come and offer friendship, build relationships with friendless. Monday – 11-2 pm lunch, followed by 2-3 pm Bible Study. Wednesday – 3-7 pm supper; 7-9 pm art and writing class. Sunday – 6 – 9 pm – worship, bible discussion, fellowship.
15.Inviting ALL to our mid-week church service on Wednesday night at 7 pm. It is time for extra prayer, deeper Bible study, and testimonies.
16.“We are looking for volunteers, food donations and book donations for
the week for VBS; if you can help in anyway please contact: Doris Van Leeuwen @ 519 452 7073.
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS May 11 Gabriel Agyeman
May 15 Dave Gibson
May 12 Lorenzo Lima
May 17 Elizabeth-Joy Scale
May 12 Archie Pandaleke
May 20 Debbie Skwarchuk
May 15 Shirley Dawson
May 23 Kathy Rayner
This week I looked over my past blogs and realized that I missed many mothers’ days. (Our church bulletin blogs are archived on our website) It was only in 2008 that I paid attention to the Mothers’ Day celebration. In the years prior my focus was more on other things, evangelism, evaluating church, things to do in community. I remember it was Don Topper talking to me that we must not ignore opportunities in the civic calendar to connect with people. 2008 blog was more an appeal for mothers to make our church more loving. The next mother’s day blog I wrote was in 2011, sharing some history and the roots of celebrating mothers, and inviting all not to forget preparing for mother’s day. Last year our blogs were focused on praying for the world, giving info on countries each week, so mothers’ day was skipped. I hope today’s reflections would encourage you to invest in spending time with your mom, to give more attention to a mother in your life tomorrow. Tomorrow is the 99th Mother’s Day, officially. When in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed the orders that made Mother's Day a national holiday, it was not something new. In England during the 1600's, a day was called ‘Mothering Sunday.’ Even servants would go home to see their families, bringing cakes and sweets to their moms. This custom was called "going a-mothering". Each mother would receive a simnel-cake (Latin for "fine flour") and mothers would give a blessing to their children. In France children Mother's Day is referred to as Fete des Meres. It provides children and adults to honour their mothers and give her gifts and treats. It is celebrated on the last Sunday in May, and treated more like a family birthday. Everyone in the family gathers for a special meal. Notice the truth – “family birthday”! It reminds me of Biblical name meaning for Eve – ‘mother of all living’ (Genesis 3:20). In many European countries, people on Mother's Day honor their mothers as well as the church. They respect the "Mother Church"- the spiritual power that gave them life and protected them from harm. Thus, the church festival got blended with the Mothering Sunday celebration. Someone said “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers,” as if comparing the work of the omnipresent Holy Spirit of God with motherly love. A recent survey was done “what do mothers want?” to discover that the most popular gift – roses – are 5th spot! The top wishes were: do household work, fix whatever you promised and needs to be fixed ; give a gift card, and let her go shopping ; cook a meal, or take her for lunch to a nice treat; spend time together, let her tell stories from the past, talk!!! This short poem (anonymous) spells the most significant word after God: M... is for the million things she gave me, O... means only that she's growing old, T... is for the tears she shed to save me, H... is for her heart of purest gold; E... is for her eyes, with love-light shining, R... means right, and right she'll always be.
your servant, pastor Alex Golovenko