Church Bulletin for Oct 10 Thanksgiving 2021

October 10, 2021, 10 a.m. Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost / Thanksgiving Sunday
Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
* Song:  We bring the sacrifice of praise
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 100: 1-5 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
* Psalm: He has made me glad
Old Testament reading: Habakkuk 3: 17-18 – Heather Collum
Gospel reading: Matthew 6: 25-33 – Heather Collum
New Testament reading: Acts: 16: 22-26 – Joyce Tiessen
Message: Acts: singing in the midnight
The Rev. Thomas Kim
* Hymn: Count your blessings
Offering – Offertory
Doxology – Prayer Give thanks
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession:
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins / sin against us]
* Hymn: We plough the fields and scatter #807
* Benediction: May the peace of God
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit

*The greeter this morning is Beverley Albon.
*A Thank-you to Margaret Ward and Lois Lochhead for hosting our fellowship time after the worship service.

Tuesday Bible Study: Tuesday at 10:00 am via Zoom
For more information Please contact Margaret Allan (604) 853-6623

Friends and Coffee Social: Wednesday at 10:00 am Fireside Lounge
Everybody Welcome! Don’t forget to bring a friend or two

Thursday Bible Study: Thursday at 11:00am Gathering Space

Kid Connect Teachers Meeting: Thursday at 7:30pm via Zoom

Friday Prayer Meeting: Friday at 9:00am Sanctuary

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.

FLOWER CALENDAR 2021: lease 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)

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, October 29thThank you.

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE: There will be a Service of Remembrance for                          Pastor Hans Kouwenberg on Saturday, October 16 at 1:30 at Calvin Church in the sanctuary. Several people have been asked to share regarding their personal/spiritual relation with Hans.  There will be music and a short video showing highlights of his life.  Format will be both in person and virtual.  An informal reception will follow.  People are asked to attend only if they are double vaccinated.  If the service needs to be cancelled due to a change in provincial guidelines, please check this church bulletin.  For reception numbers, if you plan to attend, please RSVP by text or email to:   ***People will be required to show proof of vaccination. Please wear a mask***

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES: Christmas shoeboxes are available now for pick up just before the sanctuary doors.  They will be due to be returned during National Collection Week (November 15th – 21st). These boxes are distributed to children in needy areas around the world as determined by Samaritan’s Purse.  The available pamphlet gives suggestions for the various ages and guidelines of what not to include.

If wish to provide a shoebox and are not able to shop yourself, you may donate $30, and someone in the church’s organizing group will shop for you.  Please put your donation in the offering plate and label “Shoebox.”  You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.
Thank your support of this Christmas project.
Colleen K. and Margaret Houtby