April 10, 2022, 10 a.m. Palm Sunday
Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Hymn (seated): Come, children, join to sing #377
Lenten liturgy: Palm Sunday (see insert) – Leeta York
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Kid Connect (Preschool – Grade 6)
Responsive reading: Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
*Psalm: This is the day #78
Gospel reading: Luke 19: 28-40– Margaret Brown
Message: Do not stop “Hosanna!”!
The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Hymn: Hosanna, loud hosanna #218
Offering – Offertory
*Doxology – Prayer Praise God from whom all blessings flow #79
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
*Song: Hosanna #216
*Benediction: May the God of hope go with us every day #726
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit
The greeter this morning is Beverley Albon
A Thank-you to Lois Lochhead and Cathie Collet for hosting our morning Coffee Time.
*The flowers today are provided by Richard & Philippa Hay in loving memory of Richard’s mom, Jean (Cooper) Hay
**Sunday worship service will continue to be both in-person and online.
Youth Connect: TODAY at 11:30 am 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.
MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE: Valley Cross Way Church would like to invite the Calvin Congregation to join them for their Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday, April 14th at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: There will be a Good Friday service on April 15th at 10:00 am, followed by Hot Cross Buns.
Mark your calendars!
Sunday, April 10th – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
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!
ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS
Today is the last day for receiving nominations. Only Communicant members are eligible for nomination. Thank you.
UPCOMING MEMORIAL SERVICE
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.
MEMORIAL GARDEN VOLUNTEERS:
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 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.
FOOD BANK UPDATE:
THANKYOU to all who contributed to SOUPER SUNDAY last week. We collected 52 items of soup and crackers. GREAT WORK and COUNTING by our RED WAGON drivers – ADAM & MICHAEL ROSE…WELL DONE
TODAY it is STAPLES SUNDAY…. SUGAR, TEA, FLOUR & RICE, and all things NICE! Many thanks from the Food Bank Team…. Ken, Lois, Joyce, ADAM & MICHAEL.