Church Bulletin for July 18, 2021

July 18, 2021 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
* Hymn: Praise the Lord with the sound of trumpet #466
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Gideon and Lydia Akuffo
(Family Worship Sunday)
Responsive reading: Psalm 23: 1-6 (NRSV) ~ Bobbie-Anne McFee
Gospel reading: John 3:16 ~ Bobbie-Anne McFee
New Testament reading: Acts 10: 36-43 ~ Jim Happer
Message: Acts: Peter’s Sermon (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
* Hymn: Leaning on the everlasting arms
Offering – Offertory
* Doxology – Prayer Praise God from whom all blessings flow #79
Sharing: Joyce & Ron Tiessen
A memorial for James Matheson (Spider)
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins / sin against us]
* Hymn: Send the light
* Benediction: Go now in peace
Postlude: Veronika Klassen
*Please stand in body or in spirit

James Matheson (Spider): It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of James Robert Matheson “Spider” on June 28th, 2021. The service will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford, on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 1pm.

The flowers today are placed in loving memory of “SPIDER”, officially known as James Robert Matheson, much loved member of Calvin Church Family and the Abbotsford Community. He will be truly missed by many.

SENIORS CONNECT STEERING COMMITTEE: Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, July 21st at 11AM in the gathering space. New members welcome.

FRIENDS AND COFFEE SOCIAL: Friends and Coffee Social will be starting up again this Wednesday, July 21st at 10AM in the Fireside Lounge. Everybody welcome! Don’t forget to invite a friend or two.

THE SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY: To all of you who are already serving in the Coffee Ministry, we give you a big Thank-You for your time, energy and devotion. Lois Lochhead is seeking more volunteers to help on Sunday mornings.

If you are currently helping, your name will continue to be on the Coffee Team list UNLESS you contact Lois that you are unable to help out. Please indicate to Lois if there are particular Sundays throughout the year that you are unavailable. The schedule is being made up for August 2021 to August 2022.

Thank you, and God Bless.

Lois (604) 855-4446 or email:

FLOWER CALENDAR 2021: Please consider signing the Flower Calendar to supply flowers for a Sunday Service. You can bring flowers yourself, or one of the committee members will do this for you for $25.00 (cash). Please put the money in an envelope and give it to a committee member or leave it in the church office. A receipt for this amount will be given, in your name, to the Church Treasurer.

Committee (Marilyn Ingram, Patti Hougen)

PETER RIGDEN: There will be a memorial service for Peter Rigden at  St. Matthews Anglican Church, 2087 McMillan Road, Abbotsford on Thursday, August 5th, 2021 at 1:00PM   (meeting in Grace Church)

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, July 30th. Thank you.