Church Bulletin for March 20, 2022

March 20, 2022, 10 a.m. Third Sunday in Lent
Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
*Song: Come let us worship and bow down
Lenten liturgy: Third Sunday in Lent (see insert) – Maria Bitter
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Kid Connect (Pre-school – Grade 6)
Responsive reading: Psalm 63: 1-8 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
Old Testament reading: Isaiah 55: 1-9
*Hymn: I hunger and I thirst #198
New Testament reading: 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13 – Marilyn Ingram
Gospel reading: Luke 13: 1-9 – Mark Kandal
Message: LENT III: Direction
The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Hymn: Come, ye disconsolate #195
Offering – Offertory
*Doxology – Prayer Give thanks
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
*Song: Give me oil in my lamp #655
*Benediction: May the God of hope go with us every day #726
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit

The greeters this morning are Alan and Patti Hougen.

A Thank-you to Joyce Tiessen and Lois Lochhead for hosting our morning Coffee Time.

*The flowers today are provided by Ruth Parker In loving memory of her husband, Jim.

**Sunday worship service will continue to be both in-person and online. 

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

MEMBERSHIP CLASS A New Membership Class will be starting next Sunday, March 27th at 11:00am. If you would like to become a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church, please speak to Thomas Kim for more information.

Session is now receiving nominations for new elders to serve on Session. We are receiving nominations from March 20th to April 10th. Only Communicant members are eligible for nomination. Thank you.

The memorial service for Heather Davis will take place at Calvin on Saturday, March 26th at 11:00am.

The memorial service for Pat Hougen will take place at Calvin on Saturday, April 30th at 2:00pm.

LISTENING ENHANCEMENT DURING WORSHIP SERVICE: We have recently acquired a listening enhancement system for use in the church sanctuary. If you think you could benefit from the use of this system, there are several headsets available at the sound booth as you enter the sanctuary. Please feel free to ask the sound technician for a headset and for instructions concerning how to use the device.

FLOOD RELIEF: Application form for Flood Relief Fund through Calvin Presbyterian Church is available for those who have been affected by the flood. 

CAMP DOUGLAS: Camp Douglas is holding a FOREST WORK PARTY on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, and needs volunteers for outdoor work. It will take place, Rain or Shine, from 9AM to 5PM. For reservations, email Lunch and Coffee Provided! Face masks are required at Camp’s indoors facilities and on the ferry.


  • Pray for our weekly interactions with youth, that God would continue to help us build strong relationships and give us opportunities to share about Him through our actions and words.
  • Pray for the completion of the Firetruck Youth Centre and for God’s direction as we build ministry teams who will use it.
  • Pray for stronger partnerships with the churches we are in contact with.

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, March 25th. Thank you.