November 7, 2021, 10 a.m. Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
* Hymn: Eternal Father, strong to save #325
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Remembrance Day: Jim Happer
Responsive reading: Psalm 127 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
Gospel reading: John 14: 27
New Testament reading: Acts 17: 16-28 – Malcolm McFee
Message: Acts: Remember God
The Rev. Thomas Kim
* Hymn: One bread, one body #540
Communion The Rev. Thomas Kim
Doxology: Praise God from whom all blessings flow #79
Prayers of dedication
Prayers of intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins / sin against us]
* Hymn: Will your anchor hold #744
* Benediction: Go now in peace
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit
*The greeters this morning is Lois Lochhead.
*A Thank-you to The Tiessens and The Ingrams for hosting our fellowship time after the worship service.
*The flowers today are provided by Ken McLeod In memory of the WWII Veterans & Merchant Marines, and Ken’s wife, Gerry.
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): Monday 6 pm- 8 pm Fireside Lounge
Seniors Connect Steering Committee: Nov 16, Tuesday 11 am Gathering Space
YOUTH CONNECT: Do you have used but in good – excellent condition table games such as air hockey, foosball, table hockey, or ping pong taking up space in your home? Are you ready to part with it but unsure where to bring it? Youth are looking for more table games for their activity time. If you wish to donate for our youth, please contact Maria after the service or through the church office.
COLLEEN’S CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE: Friday, November 19th – 4- 8 p.m. and Saturday 20th – 10 – 4 p.m. Christmas table runners, hot mats, children’s pillowcases, stuffed bears, pillows, drawstring bags, little girls’ skirts, stuffies, purses, little zipper bags and much more. Must be double vaxxed and wear a mask. Bring a friend and do some Christmas shopping! 31490 Southern Drive, Abbotsford, (604) 864-9310.
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, November 26th . Thank you.
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.