October 31, 2021, 10 a.m. Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost / Reformation Sunday
Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
* Hymn: A mighty fortress is our God #315
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 146: 1-10 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
* Hymn: Lord, be thy word #494
Old Testament reading: Exodus 31: 1-11 – Ken Gilbank
New Testament reading: James 3: 13-18, 4: 6 – Marilyn Instant
Message: In Search of Wisdom (The Rev. Dr. Dale Woods)
* Hymn: Your word, O God, awoke the uncreated #508
Offering – Offertory
* Doxology – Prayer All praise and thanks to God
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins / sin against us]
* Song: Tell me the old, old story #499
* Benediction: Three-fold amen #780
Postlude: Veronika Klassen
*Please stand in body or in spirit
*The greeters this morning is Heather Collum.
*A Thank-you to Patti and Alan Hougen for hosting our fellowship time after the worship service.
*The flowers today are provided by Ken & Judy Gilbank in loving memory of Judy’s parent, Tom & Emily Wandler.
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
YOUTH CONNECT (Grade 7 & up): Sunday (Today) 11:30 am- 1:30 pm
KID CONNECT: Kid Connect will be starting in person on November 7th. This program is for children from kindergarten to grade 6.
Seniors Connect Steering Committee: Tuesday 11 am Gathering Space
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast: Saturday 8 am Roseland Restaurant
Rev. Dr. Dale Woods is currently serving as Presbyter for Mission and Vision for the presbytery of Westminster. He began his work here in BC August 2020 after working as the principal of the Presbyterian College for 6 years.
“My primary interests are in leadership in general and as it relates to congregational change and renewal. I am also interested in the development of new faith communities and how they enrich the broader community. I am interested in the whole person including the spiritual, intellectual, and physical needs of being fully human. I believe a theological education should direct us to loving God and loving our neighbour because Christian ministry is committed to both soul care and social care.” (Dr. Dale Woods)
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS: Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 7th. Please remember to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night, November 6th.
REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE: Service of Remembrance will be observed on Sunday, November 7that 10:00am. Please bring items for display on Wednesday, November 3rd or Friday, November 5th from 9am-12noon in the Gathering Space. Each item will require the owner’s name and phone number for safe return after the service on Sunday, November 14th.
MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: The next fellowship meeting will take place on Saturday, November 6th at 8:00am at the Roseland Restaurant, 12 – 33550 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford. The speaker will be Jim Happer, and his topic will be “Lifeboats from the 18th to the 21st century”. **All attendees must be double vaccinated and wear a mask, except when eating and drinking. **
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
CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES FOR SAMARITAN’S PURSE: Please make sure that all filled boxes and donations are delivered to the church no later than Sunday, November 7th so that everything can be completed in time for the collection week. Thank you so much for all the donations and boxes that have already been received. – Margaret Houtby –
REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY AT THUNDERBIRD SQUARE: As we still have government health restrictions on event gathering, no uninvited guests can be accommodated at the ceremony at Thunderbird Square, however, everyone who can’t attend in person is encouraged to view the whole Virtual service commencing at 10:45 am on Remembrance Day. This can be found by going to the City of Abbotsford web page https://www.abbotsford.ca and clicking on the link for the ceremony.
There will be a Royal Canadian Legion poppy tray at the gathering area for those who wish to donate for a poppy.