Church Bulletin for Easter Sunday April 17, 2022

April 17, 2022, 10 a.m. Easter Sunday
Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
*Hymn: Jesus Christ is risen today #243
Easter liturgy: Easter Sunday (see insert) – Bobbie-Anne McFee
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday (clipboards available)
Responsive reading: Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
New Testament reading: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11
*Hymn: At the dawning of salvation #248
Gospel reading: Luke 24: 1-12– Joshua Rose
Message: Why do you look for the living among the dead?
The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Song: He is Lord #252
Offering – Offertory
*Doxology – Prayer Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord #260 (v. 2)
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
*Hymn: Thine be the glory #258
*Benediction: Three-fold Amen #780
Postlude: Veronika Klassen
*Please stand in body or in spirit

The greeter this morning is Helen Bell

A Thank-you to to Jane and Lorne Bartlett for hosting our morning Coffee Time.

*The flowers today are provided by Julia & Jim Happer in loving memory of Julia’s father, Eric G. Broughton

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

Youth Connect:  Monday at 6 pm The Youth Zone

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.

Mark your calendars!
Monday, April 18th – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 24th – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
We’ll gather in the Youth Zone behind the sanctuary. See you all there!

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.

The session has discussed the proposal put forward at the annual meeting regarding the memorial garden. It would be good to have a committee of a few people who are interested in this project, and who like gardening, to serve together, discuss ongoing suggestions and to put the plans into place. Rod Thomson and Colleen Kouwenberg are the only members at the moment. Please consider this project if you have a green thumb.
You might also note the daffodils now blooming in the corner outside the gathering place by the double doors.

The following events are in the planning stages:
Social outing (with lunch) to Fort Langley – Tuesday, May 17 from 10am-2:30pm. If interested, please contact a committee member by April 24. Members are Jim Happer, Margaret Brown, Margaret Houtby, Richard & Philippa Hay.
On Monday, May 2 at 2pm, those who wish to be involved in a Book Club are invited to meet in the Fireside Lounge for a planning meeting. Please invite your friends.
The next Seniors Connect Steering Committee meeting will be at 10am on Tuesday, April 26th. New members are welcome to attend.

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: If you brought cereal for this third 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 canned goods. Thank you so much for your generous donations Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, April 29th.