Church Bulletin for July 25, 2021

July 25, 2021, 10 a.m. Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
* Hymn: All things bright and beautiful #435
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude: Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 145: 10-18 (NRSV)
Gospel reading: Matthew 16: 24-26
New Testament reading: Acts 11: 19-26
Message: Acts: Being called Christians (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
* Hymn: We are one in the spirit #471
Offering: – Offertory
* Doxology – Prayer Praise God from whom all blessings flow #79
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins / sin against us]
* Hymn: Follow me, the Master said #645
* Benediction: Go now in peace
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit

CHURCH DIRECTORY:To keep the Calvin Church Directory up to date, please advise Janet in the office of any changes to your address, phone number or email address. Thank you for your cooperation.

TODAY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS : The July / August TODAY devotional booklets are available at the welcome centre in both regular and large print. Please feel free to take one. Thank you.

SENIORS CONNECT will be holding a potluck social on Saturday, September 11th.

FRIENDS AND COFFEE SOCIAL: Wednesday at 10:00 am  Everybody Welcome!  Don’t forget to invite a friend or two.    

MEMORIAL SERVICE: 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)

 NEW ADDRESS: As of July 28th, the new address for Carole & Karan Sookdeo will be #39 – 3055 Trafalgar Street, Abbotsford, BC  V2S 7X8.

 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:

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.

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)

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES FOR SAMARITAN’S PURSE: Although it may seem early to think of Christmas Shoeboxes, this is the time of year to buy some items that fit the shoeboxes. Many of the boxes go to warm climates, and we can buy some items best in the summer. Particularly, these include flip-flops, sun hats, and bandanas. The dollar stores have these. Please purchase to fit children’s sizes for ages 5 to teens. If you want to purchase any quantity of these, you can give them to me to use in the boxes that I fill in the fall using donated funds. Thank you. Margaret Houtby

CONCERTS AT CALVIN: Summer Concert Live! Featuring Vivaldi Four Seasons with the Cedro String Quartet led by Calvin Dyck. There will be two concerts at Calvin Presbyterian Church on Friday, August 6th at 4PM and 7PM. Tickets can be purchased at