Church Bulletin for Oct 24

October 24, 2021, 10 a.m. Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
* Hymn: Blessed Jesus, at your word #416
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 34: 1-8 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
* Song: Faithful one
Gospel reading: John 7: 37-44 – Lois Lochhead
New Testament reading: Acts 17: 10-15 – Margaret Brown
Message: Acts: From Thessalonica to Berea
The Rev. Thomas Kim
* Song: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet #496
Offering – Offertory
* Doxology – Prayer All creatures of our God and King
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins / sin against us]
* Song: Sunshine in my soul
* Benediction: Father, make us one
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit

*The greeters this morning are Ron and Joyce Tiessen.
*A Thank-you to Jo-Ann and Andy Kiss for hosting our fellowship time after the worship service.

*The flowers today are provided by Cathy & Rod Thomson. Thanks be to God.

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

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.

REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE: The Remembrance Day Service will be on Sunday,               November 7th. We will be having a display set up in the sanctuary and are asking people to please bring any memorabilia they may have to add to the display. Please bring your memorabilia on either Wednesday, November 3rd, or Friday, November 5th.    Thank you. Joyce Tiessen –

SENIORS CONNECT are making up Secret Santa gift bags for shut-ins and people in care homes in our community.  Your donations for the Secret Santa gift bags would be greatly appreciated by November 28th, 2021.  Each gift bag costs approximately $10.00. Donations can be made by adding a Secret Santa amount to your giving envelope or left with any Committee Member.  Please let a Committee Member know of any senior in our community that would appreciate a gift bag. Committee Members: Margaret Brown, Margaret Houtby, Lois Lochhead, Jim Happer, Richard Hay, Philippa Hay,  Tiffany Perreault, Thomas Kim

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.

EVENING OF SUNG PRAYERS – In Person and Online Event
TONIGHT, Sunday, October 24, 2021, 7:30 – 8:30 pm Hosted By:  Cathy AJ Hardy and St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church
You are invited to an hour of Sung Prayer, Poetry, Scripture, and Stillness featuring music from Taize, Iona, and Cathy AJ Hardy.  The theme will be “Remember”.  This service will be offered in person at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 3025 – 264th Street, Aldergrove, and online through Facebook Live.  They will be following the current Covid 19 Provincial Restrictions regarding vaccination.  Masks will be required. FACEBOOK LIVE LINK:

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