Church Bulletin Sept 25, 2022

September 25, 2022 10:00 a.m.
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost / Presbyterian Sharing Sunday
Prelude Larraine Kandal
Call to worship (responsive)
*Song Come, let us sing to the Lord our song (#412)
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude
Responsive reading Psalm 96: 1-9 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
New Testament reading Ephesians 4: 1-7 – Margaret Murray
*Song Bind us together
Gospel reading Luke 5: 17-26 – Jonathan Stevens

Message What Do We Believe? 10. SHARING
The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Hymn Christ, you call us all to service (#585)
*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 We are marching (#639)
*Benediction May the God of hope go with us every day (#726)
Postlude Larraine Kandal

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

*Greeters: Marilyn & Bill Ingram
*Coffee Time: Joyce & Ron Tiessen
*Flowers: Jean Bodkin
In Memory of her husband (Gill) D. Bodkin


Youth Connect: TODAY (Right after the worhsip service)
Youth Zone Bring your refreshments.

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

Christmas Choir Practice: Thursday at 7 pm Sanctuary
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast: Saturday at 8:00 am Roseland Restaurant
Session Meeting: Saturday at 9:00 am Gathering Space

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.

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.

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.

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX COLLECTION: Samaritan’s Purse Shoeboxes can be placed on the table outside the office window in the gathering space until the final collection date of Sunday, November 6th. We encourage families to work together to fill a box or two. Those wishing to donate, instead of shopping for the items, may do so by contributing $30.00 per box, which includes $10.00 for shipping. Monetary donations need to be in no later than Sunday, October 16th.  Please contact Margaret Houtby for further information at (604) 859-6292. Thank you.