Church Bulletin for April 3, 2022

April 3, 2022, 10 a.m. Fifth Sunday in Lent

Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
*Song: Here I am to worship
Lenten liturgy: Fifth Sunday in Lent (see insert) – Malcolm McFee
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 126: 1-6 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
*Psalm: When God restored our common life #87
Old Testament reading: Isaiah 43: 16-21
Gospel reading: John 12: 1-8 – Ron Richardson
Message: LENT V: Worship
The Rev. Thomas Kim
Invitation to Communion
*Communion song: I come with joy #530
The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
*The Apostles’ Creed
Prayer after Communion
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: Sent forth by your blessing #775
*Benediction: Go now in peace
Postlude: Veronika Klassen
*Please stand in body or in spirit

The greeter this morning is Lois Lochhead

A Thank-you to Jo-Ann and Andy Kiss for hosting our morning Coffee Time.

*The flowers today are provided by Marilyn and Bill Ingram in memory of Heather Davis and Ann Woensdregt.

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

Youth Connect: Mark your calendars! Regular meetings will start up again this week. We will be meeting tomorrow evening, Monday, April 4th, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and the following week, Sunday, April 10th, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Let’s gather in our new space behind the sanctuary. See you all there!

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: The Membership Class will take place in Rev. Thomas Kim’s office following the worship service today.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: There will be a Good Friday service on April 15th at 10:00 am, followed by Hot Cross Buns.

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 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.

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: If you brought soup and crackers for this first Sunday of the month, please place them in the red cart in the gathering space. If you plan to bring food bank items next Sunday, please bring staples such as salt, flour, tea bags and fruit boxes. Thank you so much for your generous donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, April 29th.

I would like to thank the Calvin Congregation for using envelopes to contribute to the Archway Foodbank. It is really appreciated.                                 – Ken Gilbank-