Church Bulletin for Oct 25, 2020

October 25th, 2020 10 a.m. Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude Larraine Kandal
Welcome
Call to worship
* Song Amigos de Cristo / Friends of the Lord #476
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace

Scripture readings (NRSV): Jessika Rowley
Psalm 119: 81-88
2 Thessalonians 1: 11-12

Message: Friendship in Christ (The Thessalonian Letters)
The Rev. Thomas Kim
Hymn:  I am praying for you
Offering
* Doxology : All creatures of our God and King
Prayers of dedication
Sharing
Prayers of intercession
The Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins / sin against us]
* Hymn:  Sent forth by your blessing #775
* Benediction:  Father, make us one
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9AM to 12 NOON.

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES
Please remember to contact Janet at the church office to let her know if you plan to attend the Sunday Worship Service. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is helpful for us to know how many people to expect each week. Please call (604) 859-6902 or email office@calvinpresbyterian.ca Thank you for your attention to this matter.

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK
Carole Sookdeo will come to the church once a month to collect the food bank donations from the blue bins. She will collect them on Friday, October 30th and on Friday, November 27th between 10 AM and 12 NOON, so please bring your donations in prior to each of these dates. Thank you.

CARIBOO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS MINISTRY
If you would like to help us in our continuing partnership with the Cariboo Presbyterian House Church Ministry, Jon and Shannon Wyminga will be coming to the coast at the end of October to shop for their Sunday School Kids. Please make your donation payable to Calvin Presbyterian Church, and mark the offering envelope as “Cariboo Church Christmas Ministry”. Thank you.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS
Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 1st.
Please remember to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night, October 31st.

TODAY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS
The November / December TODAY devotional booklets are available at the welcome centre in both regular & large print. Please drop in during church office hours if you would like to pick up a copy. Thank you.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY
The Ladies Bible Study will take place this Tuesday, October 27th at 10AM in the Gathering Space at the church, where social distancing can be maintained. We will be continuing our Willow Creek study by John Ortberg entitled “Groups – the life-giving power of community.” Remember your mask and your study book and bible. Thank you. Margaret Allan

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES FOR SAMARITAN’S PURSE
The Christmas shoeboxes and pamphlets from Samaritan’s Purse are available at the front door. The donation of $10 per box for shipping expenses can be put in the envelope included with the pamphlet and placed in the top of the box. If you wish me to complete a box for you, as it is difficult for you to get out and about, please place $30 in an envelope, marked Shoeboxes, in the offering plate. You will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year. Thank you. Margaret Houtby
National Collection Week is November 16th – 22nd.