Church Bulletin Sept 18, 2022

September 18, 2022 10:00 a.m. Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Prelude Veronika Klassen
Call to worship The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Hymn Holy, holy, holy (#299)
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude
Responsive reading Psalm 113: 1-9 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
*Psalm Praise to the Lord (#73)
Scripture readings Romans 15: 1-7 – Lydia Akuffo
1 Peter 4: 8-9
Luke 9: 10-11
Message What Do We Believe? 9. ACCEPTING ONE ANOTHER
The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Hymn Brother, sister, let me serve you (#635)
*Doxology / Prayer Praise God from whom all blessings flow (#830)
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
*Hymn May the mind of Christ my Saviour (#644)
*Benediction Amen (#780)
Postlude Veronika Klassen

*Please stand in body or in spirit
**Sunday worship service will continue to be both in-person and online**

*Greeter: Jo Blaak
*Coffee Time: Marilyn & Bill Ingram
*Flowers: Julia & Jim Happer In memory of Queen Elizabeth II
and her service to Canada and the Commonwealth


New Membership Class: TODAY at 11 am
(Right after the worship service)

Thursday Bible Study: Thursday at 11 am  Gathering Space

Friends and Coffee Social: Wednesday at 10 am: Fireside Lounge
Everybody Welcome! Don’t forget to bring a friend

Scrabble Saturday: Saturday at 1:30 pm Gathering Space
Everyone Welcome!

The library at Calvin has not had an active librarian for several years. I have filled in a bit since I resigned when Hans retired; however, the library needs an active committee to keep it going. I am going to be moving this fall to Nanaimo where my daughter lives. I am happy to give a job description for the role, as I have said before. In fact, it would be best if several people worked together to form a team, lessening the responsibility for any one person. It does need, however, a team leader to oversee the library. There is a digital catalogue of the books, pretty well up to date. If there is someone or several folks who have had any experience in this area, the library could certainly benefit from your wisdom and interest. Please speak to Colleen. Thank you.

Come out and join us for a fun game of Scrabble on Saturday, September 24th.
For further information, please contact
Joyce at (604) 847-6990
We will meet in the Gathering Space from 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Everyone Welcome!

We are looking for individuals who love singing to form a choir for our upcoming Advent / Christmas season. Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary and will continue each Thursday evening until December 1st and followed on Sunday, December 4, 2022 with an evening choral celebration at Calvin Church. The choir is open not only to members of Calvin Church, but to all members of our Abbotsford community, so feel free to let your friends know. No choral experience is necessary, and all are welcome. For more information, please contact Don Blaak (

If you would like to become a member at Calvin Presbyterian Church, new membership classes are available. Speak to Thomas Kim. The classes will take place on September 18th and 25th at 11 am (following the worship service).

There will be a potluck lunch right after the worship service on Sunday, October 2nd. Everyone is welcome, and helpers are needed. Please sign up in the Gathering Space. Thank you.  -Joyce Tiessen-

We are still collecting photos of members and adherents of Calvin Presbyterian Church. If you consider Calvin Church your church home, and have not yet had your photo taken for the directory, please contact either Don Blaak (604) 866-3710; email:, or Pastor Thomas Kim (778) 598-2214; email: to make arrangements. We can take photos at the church after the Sunday morning worship service or come to your home throughout the week.
Thank you.

Other needs this month are tuna, cereal, and pasta.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the food bank initiative this year. The need is great.