Church Bulletin for Dec 5, 2021

December 5, 2021, 10 a.m. Second Sunday of Advent

Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Advent hymn: On Jordan’s bank #126
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Advent reading: Second Sunday in Advent: Peace
– Edward and Alexandra Akuffo
Advent song: People in darkness (v. 3) #124
Responsive reading: Psalm 40: 1-8 (NRSV) – Don Blaak

Scripture readings: Malachi 3: 1-4 – Margaret Allan
Philippians 1: 3-11 – Colleen Kouwenberg
Luke 3: 1-6 – Don Blaak

Message: Advent II: PEACE (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
Song: Wonderful peace
Communion: The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Doxology: All praise and thanks to God
Prayers of dedication
Prayers of intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]

Advent song: Hope is a star (vv. 1, 2) #119
*Benediction: Go now in peace
Postlude: Veronika Klassen
*Please stand in body or in spirit

*The greeters this morning are Philippa and Richard Hay.
*A Thank-you to Margaret Brown and Sally Maher for organizing the coffee time after the worship service today.

*The flowers today are provided by Helen Bell.

YOUTH CONNECT (Grade 7 & up): Monday 6 pm- 8 pm

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

Seniors Connect Steering Committee: Dec 14, Tuesday 11 am Gathering Space

December Gatherings. Remember to invite your friends!
Monday, December 6th from 6-8pm (Fireside Room entrance)
Sunday, December 12th from 11:30am – 1:30pm (Meet upstairs in the meeting room)
Monday, December 20th (Outdoor Winter Activity)

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Thursday, December 23rd.   Thank you.

SENIOR CONNECT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING: Walking, Hiking Group In the recent Seniors Connect survey, fourteen people expressed interest in being part of a walking-hiking group. The Steering Committee had hoped to give those individuals an opportunity to meet each other, so they might begin to develop their plans. Perhaps because the weather has been so inhospitable, no one has attended the proposed meetings, so the Steering Committee is suggesting that further initiative with this interest group be put forward until the spring. Feedback about this recommendation is welcome. Please speak to any committee member: Richard or Phillipa Hay, Jim Happer, Margaret Houtby, Lois Lochead, Margaret Brown.

Secret Santa: Santa has informed us that distribution will be happening in December! Contributions for this event have closed, as has the Workshop.

LIBRARY: Children’s Christmas books are displayed on the A-frame rack in the Gathering Space. Please sign out the books according to the directions in the library itself and borrowed for a 2-week period only, as indicated on the return date calendar on the wall. Books are to be returned in the blue bin in the library. Please take and enjoy!

BOXED ENVELOPES: Boxed envelopes for the new year “2022” will be available soon. Please advise if you are currently not using envelopes or Pre-Authorized Remittance and would like to be included. We have a choice of weekly or monthly boxed envelopes and PAR. For those of you that are using one of these methods of giving and would like to make a change, this would be a convenient time to do so. You can contact Marilyn Instant at 604-855-9124 or email