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Church Bulletin for Sept 13, 2020

September 13, 2020  10:00 a.m. Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude                             Veronika Klassen

Welcome                          Sharing the congregational life

Call to worship              

*Hymn                             #438 When morning gilds the skies                            

Prayers of confession

Assurance of God’s grace

Scripture readings          Psalm 119: 41-48,  1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8, John 12: 42-43

Message                           The Thessalonian Letters: Approved by God                                                                                              The Rev. Thomas Kim

*Hymn                              #690 Fight the good fight                                            

Offering            

*Doxology                       #830 Praise God from whom all blessings flow                        

Prayer of dedication     

Sharing

Prayer of Intercession   The Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]

*Hymn                              #681 We have heard a joyful sound                                           

*Benediction                   #780 Three-fold amen                                                       

Postlude                          Veronika Klassen

Church Bulletin for Sept 6, 2020

September 6th, 2020  10 a.m.  Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome: Don Blaak

Hymn: #300 Father, we love you

Scripture Readings:
Psalm 119: 33-40 ~ Maria Bitter ~
Acts 17: 1-9 ~ Ken Gilbank ~
1 Thessalonians 1: 1-7 ~ Colleen Kouwenberg ~

Message: The Thessalonian Letters: The Beginning – The Gospel
The Rev. Thomas Kim

Hymn: #461 Be thou my vision (vv. 1-2, 4-5)

Prayers of dedication and intercession

Hymn:#670 Amazing grace (vv. 1-4, 6)

Benediction:The Rev. Thomas Kim

 

HELP AVAILABLE: If you are in need of any kind of help during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact Ken Gilbank at  (604) 859-2356. He would love to help in any way that he can.

FACEMASKS AVAILABLE: If anyone would still like to pick up their FREE home-made facemask, and any additional ones for the price of $5.00 each, Heather Davis still has some left. They can be picked up at the church office during office hours. Thank you

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: During the month of September, please drop off food bank items at the church during office hours. Carole Sookdeo will continue to pick up and deliver the items. Thank you for your support.

PRESBYTERIAN WORLD SERVICE & DEVELOPMENT: PWS&D have put out an appeal for much needed funds to help out the victims of the disaster in Beirut. If you would like to make a donation to this cause, please mark it as such on your offering envelope. Thank you.

TODAY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS: The September/October TODAY devotional booklets are available at the welcome centre in both regular and large print. Please drop in during church office hours if you would like to pick up a copy.  Thank you.

**Please note that in person worship services will resume next Sunday, September 13th at 10 AM.       The service will be live-streamed at the same time. Please check our website for more information.  

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED: The office will be closed this week from September 7th -11th, as Janet will be away on vacation. Regular office hours will resume on Wednesday, September 16th from 9am-12noon.

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES FOR SAMARITAN’S PURSE: Although it may seem early to think of Christmas Shoeboxes, this is the time of year to buy some items that fit the shoeboxes. Many of the boxes go to warm climates, and we can buy some items best in the summer. Particularly, these include flip-flops, sun hats, and bandanas. The dollar stores have these. Please purchase to fit children’s sizes for ages 5 to teens. If you want to purchase any quantity of these, you can give them to me to use in the boxes that I fill in the fall using donated funds. Thank you. Margaret Houtby

 

Protocols for In-Person Worship Service at Calvin P Church

Protocols for the Reopening of Calvin Presbyterian Church

The following protocols are in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and taking into consideration provincial health guidelines on social distancing, the guidelines of the Presbyterian church in Canada and other measures to reduce the risks of transmission. At Calvin Presbyterian Church we take the health of our members and visitors seriously.

First, please stay home if you or any member of your household is sick.  We will still provide online worship service. Attending in-Church Service is something you should consider if you are comfortable doing so.

Congregants must sign-up by email or phone-in to indicate their attendance of Church Service by Fridays 10:00am. The first forty (40) congregants who have signed-up will be allowed into the Sanctuary on Sunday morning. Those who register late will be considered first for the following Sunday. This ensures fair access for all.

*Office email: office@calvinpresbyterian.ca  Phone: 604 859-6902

Secondly, it will be a multi- phase reopening. Session invite your thoughts and comments.  We will move into the next phase of reopening when provincial health officials and the Presbyterian Church in Canada introduce new guidelines.

*There will be a second in-Church Service if there is demand.  

 Finally, let us, please, encourage one another. It may be inconvenient for you to follow the protocols. However we all miss the worship and fellowship in our church family. Whether you stay home or come to church on Sunday for worship, let us continue to encourage one another in Jesus’ name.

Phase ONE of Reopening

  1. All congregants must wear mask while in the Sanctuary, the gathering space, or any part of the Church building.
  2. Congregants must wear mask while singing in the course of the Church Service.
  3. Forty (40) congregants will be allowed in the Sanctuary at a time.
  4. Hand sanitizer must be used before you enter the Sanctuary.
  5. Congregants will enter and leave the Sanctuary after service in an orderly manner to keep to the required two (2) meters social distancing. Please follow traffic arrows.
  6. Offertory plates will be placed at the entrances to the Sanctuary. Please place your offertory in the plates as you enter the Sanctuary.
  7. All pews will be marked to ensure that we keep to the required two (2) meters social distancing.
  8. Families and people who live in the same household may sit together in the Sanctuary.
  9. Children will remain with their families during children’s time.
  10. Kids Connect is suspended.
  11. Handshakes are not allowed in the Church premises.
  12. All the pews and door handles will be sanitized after Church Service.
  13. There will be no coffee hour.
  14. Congregants may socialize after Service as long as they maintain social distancing and wearing masks.
  15. Only the washrooms down the hall past the Church Office will be used. Follow arrows and maintain social distance, and wipe down all surfaces with the wipes provided after use. It is advised that parents must accompany young children to the washroom.
  16. Parents who use the nursery must follow the protocols there and wipe down all surfaces and toys used.

Church Bulletin for Aug 30

August 30th, 2020  10 a.m.  Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome                     Don Blaak                                                                 

Song                           Sanctuary                                             

Scripture  reading          Psalm 96: 1-9  Luke 5: 36-39    ~ Don Blaak ~

Message                      Jesus’ Parables:  New Wine in Old Wineskins

                                         The Rev. Thomas Kim

Hymn                         Spirit of the living God                              #400               

Prayer                         Prayers of dedication and intercession

Song                           Give me oil in my lamp                              #655                                 

Benediction                 The Rev. Thomas Kim

 

HELP AVAILABLE: If you are in need of any kind of help during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact Ken Gilbank at  (604) 859-2356.   He would love to help in any way that he can.

FACEMASKS AVAILABLE: If anyone would still like to pick up their FREE home-made facemask, and any additional ones for the price of $5.00 each, Heather Davis still has some left. They can be picked up at the church office during office hours. Thank you

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: During the month of September, please drop off food bank items at the church during office hours. Carole Sookdeo will continue to pick up and deliver the items. Thank you for your support.

PRESBYTERIAN WORLD SERVICE & DEVELOPMENT: PWS&D have put out an appeal for much needed funds to help out the victims of the disaster in Beirut. If you would like to make a donation to this cause, please mark it as such on your offering envelope. Thank you.

TODAY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS : The September/October TODAY devotional booklets are available at the welcome centre in both regular and large print. Please drop in during church office hours if you would like to pick up a copy.  Thank you.

**Please note that in person worship services will resume on Sunday, September 13th. All the same safety protocols will apply. Thank you.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: The office hours for this week only will be Thursday, September 3rd and Friday, September 4th from 9:00am-12:00noon.

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES FOR SAMARITAN’S PURSE: Although it may seem early to think of Christmas Shoeboxes, this is the time of year to buy some items that fit the shoeboxes. Many of the boxes go to warm climates, and we can buy some items best in the summer. Particularly, these include flip-flops, sun hats, and bandanas. The dollar stores have these. Please purchase to fit children’s sizes for ages 5 to teens. If you want to purchase any quantity of these, you can give them to me to use in the boxes that I fill in the fall using donated funds. Thank you. Margaret Houtby

Church Bulletin for Aug 23, 2020

August 23rd, 2020  10 a.m. Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

 Welcome                     The Rev. Thomas Kim                                              

Hymn                         We are God`s people                               #472                                   

Scripture  reading          Psalm 1: 1-6,  Luke 6: 46-49    ~ Joshua Rose ~

Message                      The Wise and Foolish Builders    -The Rev. Thomas Kim-

Song                           Standing on the promises                        

Sharing the congregational life

Prayer                         Prayers of dedication and intercession

Hymn                         My hope is built on nothing less                 #349                                 

Benediction                 The Rev. Thomas Kim

 

HELP AVAILABLE: If you are in need of any kind of help during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact Ken Gilbank at  (604) 859-2356. He would love to help in any way that he can.

FACEMASKS AVAILABLE: If anyone would still like to pick up their FREE home-made facemask, and any additional ones for the price of $5.00 each, Heather Davis still has some left. They can be picked up at the church office during office hours. Thank you

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: During the month of August, please drop off food bank items at the church during office hours. Carole Sookdeo will continue to pick up and deliver the items. Thank you for your support.

PRESBYTERIAN WORLD SERVICE & DEVELOPMENT: PWS&D have put out an appeal for much needed funds to help out the victims of the disaster in Beirut. If you would like to make a donation to this cause, please mark it as such on your offering envelope. Thank you.

TODAY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS : The September/October TODAY devotional booklets are available at the welcome centre in both regular and large print. Please drop in during church office hours if you would like to pick up a copy.  Thank you.

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED: The office will be closed for the week of  August 24th -28th, as Janet will be away on vacation.    It will reopen on THURSDAY, September 3rd from 9:00am-12:00 noon.

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES FOR SAMARITAN’S PURSE: Although it may seem early to think of Christmas Shoeboxes, this is the time of year to buy some items that fit the shoeboxes. Many of the boxes go to warm climates, and we can buy some items best in the summer. Particularly, these include flip-flops, sun hats, and bandanas. The dollar stores have these. Please purchase to fit children’s sizes for ages 5 to teens. If you want to purchase any quantity of these, you can give them to me to use in the boxes that I fill in the fall using donated funds. Thank you. Margaret Houtby

Church Bulletin for Aug 16, 2020

    August 16th, 2020  10 a.m.  Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

 Welcome                     The Rev. Thomas Kim                                              

Song                           Come, let us worship and bow down                                        

Scripture reading          Psalm 85: 8-13    Luke 15: 1-7    ~ Jane Kim ~

Message                      Jesus’ Parables: The Lost Sheep  The Rev. Thomas Kim

Song                           There were ninety and nine                        #347

Prayer                         Prayers of dedication and intercession

Hymn                         Softly and tenderly                                    #640                                 

Benediction                 The Rev. Thomas Kim

 

HELP AVAILABLE: If you are in need of any kind of help during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact Ken Gilbank at  (604) 859-2356.  He would love to help in any way that he can.

FACEMASKS AVAILABLE: If anyone would still like to pick up their FREE home-made facemask, and any additional ones for the price of $5.00 each, Heather Davis still has some left. They can be picked up at the church office during office hours. Thank you

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: During the month of August, please drop off food bank items at the church during office hours. Carole Sookdeo will continue to pick up and deliver the items. Thank you for your support.

 **Please note that for the month of August, the worship services will be online only. **

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 am-12 noon

TODAY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS: The August TODAY devotional booklets are available at the welcome centre in both regular and large print. Please drop in during church office hours if you would like to pick up a copy.  Thank you.

PRESBYTERIAN CONNECTION: The summer issue of the Presbyterian Connection Newspaper is now available at the welcome centre in the Gathering Space. Thank you.

Church Bulletin for August 9, 2020

    August 9th, 2020  10 a.m. Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome                     The Rev. Thomas Kim                                              

Hymn                         We praise you, Creator                             #304                                

Scripture  reading          Psalm 113: 4-9 ~ Lorne Bartlett ~

                                        Matthew 6: 24-34 ~ Jane Bartlett ~

Message                   The Lilies of the Field     The Rev. Thomas Kim

Hymn                       This is my Father’s world                          #328

Prayer                         Prayers of dedication and intercession

Song                           Day by Day                                 

Benediction                 The Rev. Thomas Kim

 

HELP AVAILABLE: If you are in need of any kind of help during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact Ken Gilbank at  (604) 859-2356.              He would love to help in any way that he can.

FACEMASKS AVAILABLE: If anyone would still like to pick up their FREE home-made facemask, and any additional ones for the price of $5.00 each, Heather Davis still has some left. They can be picked up at the church office during office hours. Thank you

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK:  During the month of August, please drop off food bank items at the church during office hours. Carole Sookdeo will continue to pick up and deliver the items. Thank you for your support.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9am-12 noon

TODAY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS: The August TODAY devotional booklets are available at the welcome centre in both regular and large print.

Please drop in during church office hours if you would like to pick up a copy.  Thank you.

PRESBYTERIAN CONNECTION:The summer issue of the Presbyterian Connection Newspaper is now available at the welcome centre in the Gathering Space. Thank you.

Church Bulletin for Aug 2, 2020

August 2nd, 2020  10 a.m. (Ninth Sunday after Pentecost)

Welcome                      Don Blaak

Hymn                         Praise, my soul, the God who crowns you   #467                                

Scripture readings     Psalm 113: 1-3,  Mathew 20: 9-15  Gene Parkins

Message                      Jesus’ Parables:  The Workers in the Vineyard  The Rev. Thomas Kim

Hymn                         Grace greater than our sin

Sharing the congregational life

Prayer                         Prayers of dedication and intercession

Hymn                         May the mind of Christ my Saviour            #644                     

Benediction                 The Rev. Thomas Kim

**Please note that for the month of August, the worship services will be online only. **

HELP AVAILABLE: If you are in need of any kind of help during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact Ken Gilbank at  (604) 859-2356. He would love to help in any way that he can.

FACEMASKS AVAILABLE: If anyone would still like to pick up their FREE home-made facemask, and any additional ones for the price of $5.00 each, Heather Davis still has some left. They can be picked up at the church office during office hours. Thank you

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: During the month of August, please drop off food bank items at the church during office hours. Carole Sookdeo will continue to pick up and deliver the items. Thank you for your support.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9am-12 noon

 TODAY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS : The August TODAY devotional booklets are available at the welcome centre in both regular and large print.

Please drop in during church office hours if you would like to pick up a copy.  Thank you.

PRESBYTERIAN CONNECTION: The summer issue of the Presbyterian Connection Newspaper is now available at the welcome centre in the Gathering Space. Thank you.

Church Bulletin for July 26

Prelude                           Larraine Kandal

Welcome                         Sharing the congregational life

Call to worship

* Hymn                            Glory be to God the Father                      #298                                

Prayers of confession

Assurance of God’s grace      

Scripture reading             Psalm 30: 1-5     Luke 18: 9-14         ~ Jo-Ann Kiss ~

Message                         Jesus’ Parables:  The Pharisees and the Tax Collector

The Rev. Thomas Kim

* Hymn                            Precious Lord, take my hand                    #675

Offering

* Doxology                       Praise God from whom all blessings flow  #830

Prayer of dedication

Prayers intercession followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins /sin against us]

* Song                              Those who wait on the Lord                       #662         

* Benediction                    Three-fold amen                                       #780

Postlude                         Larraine Kandal 

HELP AVAILABLE: If you are in need of any kind of help during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact Ken Gilbank at  (604) 859-2356.  He would love to help in any way that he can.

FACEMASKS AVAILABLE: If anyone would still like to pick up their FREE home-made facemask, and any additional ones for the price of $5.00 each, Heather Davis still has some left. They can be picked up at the church office during office hours. Thank you

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please drop off food bank items at the church either during office hours or on Sunday morning. Carole Sookdeo will continue to pick up and deliver the items. Thank you for your support.

**Please note that for the month of August, the worship services will be online only. **

 CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9am-12 noon

TODAY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS:The July / August TODAY devotional booklets are available at the welcome centre in both regular and large print.

Please drop in during church office hours if you would like to pick up a copy.  Thank you.

PRESBYTERIAN CONNECTION: The summer issue of the Presbyterian Connection Newspaper is now available at the welcome centre in the Gathering Space. Thank you.

Church Bulletin for July 12, 2020

 July 12th, 2020  10 a.m.  Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude                           Veronika Klassen

Welcome                         Sharing the congregational life

Call to worship

* Hymn                        #435    All things bright and beautiful                  

Prayers of confession

Assurance of God’s grace      

Scripture readings       Psalm 103: 1-5 (NRSV)

Matthew 18: 21-35

(Jim Happer )

Message                         Jesus’ Parables: The Unforgiving Servant

( The Rev. Thomas Kim)

* Hymn                            Breathe on me, breath of God                    #389

Offering

* Doxology                       Praise God from whom all blessings flow  #830

Prayers of dedication

Sharing

Prayers of intercession followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins /sin against us]

* Song                               #774  God forgave my sin / Freely, freely                    

* Benediction                 #780  Three-fold amen                                      

Postlude                        Larraine Kandal 

                                            *Please stand in body or in spirit

 

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9am-12 noon

TODAY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS : The July / August TODAY devotional booklets are available at the welcome centre in both regular and large print. Please drop in during church office hours if you would like to pick up a copy.  Thank you.

PRESBYTERIAN CONNECTION: The summer issue of the Presbyterian Connection Newspaper is now available at the welcome centre in the Gathering Space. Thank you.

HELP AVAILABLE: If you are in need of any kind of help during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact Ken Gilbank at  (604) 859-2356.              He would love to help in any way that he can.

FACEMASKS AVAILABLE: If anyone would still like to pick up their FREE home-made facemask, and any additional ones for the price of $5.00 each, Heather Davis still has some left. They can be picked up at the church office during office hours. Thank you

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please drop off food bank items at the church either during office hours or on Sunday morning. Carole Sookdeo will continue to pick up and deliver the items. Thank you for your support.