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Church Bulletin for May 2, 2021

May 2, 2021  Fifth Sunday of Easter

Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Hymn: Come sing, O church, in joy! #757
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Scripture readings: Psalm 22: 25-31, Matthew 28: 16-20, Acts 8: 1-8
Message: Acts: Gathered and Scattered (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
Song: One bread, one body #540
Communion: The Rev. Thomas Kim
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]
Hymn: Sent forth by your blessing #775
Benediction: Go now in peace
Postlude: Veronika Klassen

TODAY DEVOTIONALS: The May / June TODAY Devotional booklet is available in the Gathering Space in both regular and large print.    Please stop by during office hours if you would like to pick up a copy. Thank you.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY: The Tuesday Ladies’ Bible Study members are so thankful the church’s zoom account enables us to gather online for two hours weekly  ‘face to face’. We rejoice at the privilege it is to pray and study and fellowship together, supporting one another, and lifting up praises and petitions in Jesus’ name.

We are beginning a new study and suggest now would be a great entry point for new members. If you would like to join us, please email Pastor Thomas or Janet at the church office with your name, email address and a contact phone number. Thank you.

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS: If you are interested in becoming a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church, please register your name for a membership class by contacting pastor Thomas Kim (Email: worshipliveshare@gmail.com,    778-598-2214) by May 15th. Four sessions of membership class will be offered from May 16-June 13. The reception of new members will take place on the June 27th worship service.

75TH ANNIVERSARY: 75th Church Anniversary Celebration Weekend is being planned for 29th & 30th May 2021.  We would like to have a display with the theme of PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE.  If you have any artifacts or recollections that you would like to share in the life of our Church Congregation, we would LOVE to hear from you.  Everyone can join in and more details will be forthcoming very soon.  Beverley Albon @ 604-864-0837 or Joyce Tiessen @ 1-604-847-6990

ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS:  On behalf of Session of Calvin Presbyterian Church, I am pleased to announce that the name of Beverley Albon will be placed as the sole nominee to serve as a new member to Session. Beverley is an ordained elder who previously served as a Session member. The ballot will be prepared and sent out to all members next week. Thank you for your prayers. Thomas Kim

Voting period:  May 9th to May 23rd.

Ordination and Admission: May 30th

SENIORS MINISTRY INITIATIVE AT CALVIN:  We are looking for members to pray and plan together for this new initiative. If you want to serve in this Seniors Ministry Steering Team, please contact Thomas Kim.

Church Bulletin for April 25, 2021

April 25, 2021  Mission Awareness Sunday

Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Hymn: Joyful, joyful we adore you #410
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Scripture readings: Psalm 23, Matthew 28: 16-20, Acts 7: 54-60
Message: Acts: Stephen – What is Mission? (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
Hymn: I, the Lord of sea and sky #592
Offering
Doxology: Give thanks
Prayers of dedication
Sharing: Refugee Sponsorship Presentation
Prayers of intercession: followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
Hymn: Send the light
Benediction: May the God of hope go with us every day #726
Postlude: Larraine Kandal

TODAY DEVOTIONALS: The May / June TODAY Devotional booklet is available in the Gathering Space in both regular and large print.         Please stop by during office hours if you would like to pick up a copy. Thank you.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY: The Tuesday Ladies’ Bible Study members are so thankful the church’s zoom account enables us to gather online for two hours weekly ‘face to face’. We rejoice at the privilege it is to pray and study and fellowship together, supporting one another, and lifting up praises and petitions in Jesus’ name.  Thank you, Pastor Thomas, for making this ministry accessible in this way.

We are about to begin a new study and suggest now would be a great entry point for new members. We will be studying Joyce Meyer’s book, “Do It Afraid”, using the companion study guide. The book is about embracing courage in the face of fear. We believe it is a timely subject, and one in which God will have ample ground to enlarge our faith. We begin each week with fellowship and prayer, and then step into the study.

If you would like to join us, please email Pastor Thomas or Janet at the church office with your name, email address and a contact phone number. Thank you.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: The church office will be open on Wednesday and Friday from 9AM-1PM. Thank you.

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Carole Sookdeo will come to the church once a month to collect the food bank donations from the blue bins. The next pickup will be on Friday, May 28th, so please bring your donations in prior to this date.  Thank you.

ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS :

Receiving Nominations: March 28th to April 18th.

Voting period:  May 9th to May 23rd.

Ordination and Admission: May 30th

 SENIORS MINISTRY INITIATIVE AT CALVIN:  We are looking for members to pray and plan together for this new initiative. If you want to serve in this Seniors Ministry Steering Team, please contact Thomas Kim.

 

Church Bulletin for April 18, 2021

April 18, 2021  Third Sunday of Easter

Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Hymn:  Ye watchers and ye holy ones #607
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Scripture readings:  Psalm 5: 1-7, Matthew 28: 16-20, Acts 6: 8-15
Message: Acts: Stephen – Approved by God (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
Hymn: Take my life, and let it be consecrated #637
Offering
Doxology: All praise and thanks to God
Prayers of dedication
Sharing
Prayers of intercession: followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
Hymn: I’ll tell the world that I’m a Christian
Benediction: Father, make us one
Postlude: Veronika Klassen

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Carole Sookdeo will come to the church once a month to collect the food bank donations from the blue bins. The next pickup will be on Friday, April 30th, so please bring your donations in prior to this date.  Thank you.

Presbyterian Connection Newspaper: The spring issue of the Presbyterian Connection Newspaper is available at the welcome centre in the Gathering Space. Please stop by during office hours if you would like to pick up a copy. Thank you.

JIGSAW PUZZLES: Are you looking for something fun to do while spending time at home? We have a small collection of jigsaw puzzles that can be signed out at the church office during office hours. There are some that are 300, 500 and 600 pieces. If you have some puzzles that you would like to donate to the collection that would be great! To be in line with COVID restrictions, we will hold back returned or new incoming puzzles for 4 days before putting them into circulation. If you are not driving at this time and would like one or two puzzles to work on, you can call Marilyn Instant @ 604-855-9124 or Don Blaak @ 604-866-3710 and we will drop off a couple at your door. Let’s keep our brains exercised!

 CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: The church office will be open on Wednesday and Friday from 9AM-1PM. Thank you.

SENIORS MINISTRY INITIATIVE AT CALVIN: We are looking for members to pray and plan together for this new initiative. If you want to serve in this Seniors Ministry Steering Team, please contact Thomas Kim.

ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS :

Receiving Nominations: March 28th to April 18th.

Voting period:  May 9th to May 23rd.

Ordination and Admission: May 30th

Church Bulletin for April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021  Second Sunday of Easter

Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Song: I love you, Lord
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Scripture readings: Psalm 133: 1-3, John 21: 15-19
Message: Do you love me?  (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
Hymn: Will you come and follow me #634
Offering
Doxology: All creatures of our God and King
Prayers of dedication
Sharing
Prayers of intercession: followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
Hymn: My Saviour’s love
Benediction: May the peace of God
Postlude: Larraine Kandal

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Carole Sookdeo will come to the church once a month to collect the food bank donations from the blue bins. The next pickup will be on Friday, April 30th, so please bring your donations in prior to this date.  Thank you.

Presbyterian Connection Newspaper: The spring issue of the Presbyterian Connection Newspaper is available at the welcome centre in the Gathering Space. Please stop by during office hours if you would like to pick up a copy. Thank you.

JIGSAW PUZZLES: Are you looking for something fun to do while spending time at home? We have a small collection of jigsaw puzzles that can be signed out at the church office during office hours. There are some that are 300, 500 and 600 pieces. If you have some puzzles that you would like to donate to the collection that would be great! To be in line with COVID restrictions, we will hold back returned or new incoming puzzles for 4 days before putting them into circulation. If you are not driving at this time and would like one or two puzzles to work on, you can call Marilyn Instant @ 604-855-9124 or Don Blaak @ 604-866-3710 and we will drop off a couple at your door. Let’s keep our brains exercised!

 CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: The church office will be open on Wednesday and Friday from 9AM-1PM. Thank you.

REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP: Calvin Refugee Sponsorship Committee is inviting all members to Congregational Information Meeting: April 13, Tuesday, 7 PM on Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent a week prior.

SENIORS MINISTRY INITIATIVE AT CALVIN: We are looking for members to pray and plan together for this new initiative. If you want to serve in this Seniors Ministry Steering Team, please contact Thomas Kim.

ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS :

Receiving Nominations: March 28th to April 18th.

Voting period:  May 9th to May 23rd.

Ordination and Admission: May 30th

Church Bulletin for Easter April 4, 2021

April 4, 2021  Easter Sunday

Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Hymn: Jesus Christ is risen today #243
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Easter reading: Easter Sunday
Musical interlude Easter Celebration Medley
~ Jo Blaak & Veronika Klassen ~
Scripture readings: Psalm 118: 14-24, 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11, John 20: 10-18
Message: Shall we dance? (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
Hymn: Lord of the dance #250
Communion: The Rev. Thomas Kim
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]
Hymn: Thine be the glory #258
Benediction: Three-fold amen #780
Postlude: Veronika Klassen

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Carole Sookdeo will come to the church once a month to collect the food bank donations from the blue bins. The next pickup will be on Friday, April 30th, so please bring your donations in prior to this date.  Thank you.

Presbyterian Connection Newspaper: The spring issue of the Presbyterian Connection Newspaper is available at the welcome centre in the Gathering Space. Please stop by during office hours if you would like to pick up a copy. Thank you.

JIGSAW PUZZLES: Are you looking for something fun to do while spending time at home? We have a small collection of jigsaw puzzles that can be signed out at the church office during office hours. There are some that are 300, 500 and 600 pieces. If you have some puzzles that you would like to donate to the collection that would be great! To be in line with COVID restrictions, we will hold back returned or new incoming puzzles for 4 days before putting them into circulation. If you are not driving at this time and would like one or two puzzles to work on, you can call Marilyn Instant @ 604-855-9124 or Don Blaak @ 604-866-3710 and we will drop off a couple at your door. Let’s keep our brains exercised!

 CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: The church office will be open on Wednesday and Friday from 9AM-1PM. Thank you.

REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP: Calvin Refugee Sponsorship Committee is inviting all members to Congregational Information Meeting: April 13, Tuesday, 7 PM on Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent a week prior.

SENIORS MINISTRY INITIATIVE AT CALVIN: We are looking for members to pray and plan together for this new initiative. If you want to serve in this Seniors Ministry Steering Team, please contact Thomas Kim.

ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS :

Receiving Nominations: March 28th to April 18th.

Voting period:  May 9th to May 23rd.

Ordination and Admission: May 30th

Good Friday Order of Service April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021 Good Friday

Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Hymn: Beneath the cross of Jesus #238
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Lenten reading: Good Friday
Hymn: Alas, and did my Saviour bleed #235
Scripture readings: Isaiah 53: 1-12, Hebrews 10: 11-14,  Mark 15: 21-32, Mark 15: 33-41
Message: The Cross (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
Prayers of intercession:
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
Hymn: Rock of ages, cleft for me #240
Postlude: Larraine Kandal

 

Church Bulletin for March 21, 2021

March 21, 2021  Fifth Sunday in Lent

Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Hymn: We are God’s people #472
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Lenten reading: The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Scripture readings: Psalm 119: 9-16, Matthew 6: 33-34, Acts 6: 1-7
Message: Acts: Our Priorities  (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
Hymn: All the way my Saviour leads me #699                                                                                    Offering Doxology: Glory be to God the Father (v. 1) #298
Prayers of dedication
Sharing
Prayers of intercession: followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
Hymn: I will sing of my Redeemer
Benediction: May the God of hope go with us every day #726
Postlude: Veronika Klassen

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: The church office is open on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9am – 1pm

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Carole Sookdeo will come to the church once a month to collect the food bank donations from the blue bins. The next pickup will be on Friday, March 26th, so please bring your donations in prior to this date.  Thank you.

 TODAY DEVOTIONALS: The March / April TODAY Devotional booklet is available in the Gathering Space in both regular and large print. Please stop by during office hours if you would like to pick up a copy. Thank you.

Gallery 7 Theatre proudly presents The Little Prince, a digital theatre experience adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s novella by Vancouver playwright, Gabe Kirkley. Journey across the cosmos with the little prince as he visits strange planets and learns valuable lessons about friendship, love, loss, and loneliness. Available ‘on-demand’ starting March 26 or join us for a live-stream screening event with audience interaction and post-show artist chat March 26 & 27, 2021 at 7:30 PM. Details and tickets available at www.gallery7theatre.com.

CHARITY: Jean Bodkin’s great grandson makes African styled earrings for a charity in the South Sudan, and the proceeds go to the Malala Fund. For further details, please contact Jean at (604) 859-8356

KID CONNECT ZOOM MEETING: Kid Connect is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Zooming Into Kid Connect
Time: Mar 28, 2021 11:15 AM
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71476494360?pwd=N3VNM1hET3J1YVZwQmRYTXBYV3ZPQT09 Meeting ID: 714 7649 4360
Passcode: e1d6Fc

*Kid Connect parents, please have your Easter kits ready before joining the meeting.
The Easter kits will be delivered to your homes beforehand. Thank you.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM YOUTH UNLIMITED

  • Pray that God would provide the Abby team with new ways to reach youth who are no longer able to be active in the programming that once gave them connections, skills, and purpose.
  • They are consistently seeking new staff team members at Abby YU. Pray for fresh faces, fresh ideas, and a vibrant team.
  • Pray for the completion of the Fire Truck Mobile Youth Drop-in Center.

Thank you!

Church Bulletin for March 14, 2021

March 14, 2021   Fourth Sunday in Lent

Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Song: You are holy, you are whole #828
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Lenten reading: The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Scripture readings: Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22, Joshua 7:1, Acts 5: 1-11
Message:  Acts: Ananias and Sapphira (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
Hymn: Take time to be holy #638

Offering
Doxology: Praise God from whom all blessings flow #79
Prayers of dedication
Sharing
Prayers of intercession:
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
Hymn: Guide me, O thou great Redeemer #651
Benediction: Three-fold amen #780
Postlude: Larraine Kandal

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: The church office is open on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9am – 1pm

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Carole Sookdeo will come to the church once a month to collect the food bank donations from the blue bins. The next pickup will be on Friday, March 26th, so please bring your donations in prior to this date.  Thank you.

 TODAY DEVOTIONALS: The March / April TODAY Devotional booklet is available in the Gathering Space in both regular and large print. Please stop by during office hours if you would like to pick up a copy. Thank you.

Gallery 7 Theatre proudly presents The Little Prince, a digital theatre experience adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s novella by Vancouver playwright, Gabe Kirkley. Journey across the cosmos with the little prince as he visits strange planets and learns valuable lessons about friendship, love, loss, and loneliness. Available ‘on-demand’ starting March 26 or join us for a live-stream screening event with audience interaction and post-show artist chat March 26 & 27, 2021 at 7:30 PM. Details and tickets available at www.gallery7theatre.com.

CHARITY: Jean Bodkin’s great grandson makes African styled earrings for a charity in the South Sudan, and the proceeds go to the Malala Fund. For further details, please contact Jean at (604) 859-8356

CAMP DOUGLAS: Camp Douglas is running Day Camps in different locations in the area and hiring staff. If anyone is interested, please call Janet Eastwood at (604) 885-3355. Applications are due by March 16th. St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Mission are taking part in the Day Camp – details to follow.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM YOUTH UNLIMITED

  • Pray that God would provide the Abby team with new ways to reach youth who are no longer able to be active in the programming that once gave them connections, skills, and purpose.
  • They are consistently seeking new staff team members at Abby YU. Pray for fresh faces, fresh ideas, and a vibrant team.
  • Pray for the completion of the Fire Truck Mobile Youth Drop-in Center.

Thank you!

Church Bulletin for March 7, 2021

March 7, 2021  Third Sunday in Lent
Prelude:  Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Hymn:  God bless your church with strength #491 [DIADEMATA]
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Scripture readings: Psalm 19: 1-14, Matthew 28: 18-20, Acts 4:13
Message:  Acts: Do they know that you are with Jesus? (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
Song: Let us break bread together #548

Communion: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Offering
Doxology: All praise and thanks to God
Prayers of dedication
Sharing
Prayers of intercession:
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
Song: Sent forth by your blessing #775
Benediction: Go now in peace
Postlude: Veronika Klassen

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: The church office is open on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9am – 1pm

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Carole Sookdeo will come to the church once a month to collect the food bank donations from the blue bins. The next pickup will be on Friday, March 26th, so please bring your donations in prior to this date.  Thank you.

 TODAY DEVOTIONALS: The March / April TODAY Devotional booklet is available in the Gathering Space in both regular and large print. Please stop by during office hours if you would like to pick up a copy. Thank you.

Gallery 7 Theatre proudly presents The Little Prince, a digital theatre experience adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s novella by Vancouver playwright, Gabe Kirkley. Journey across the cosmos with the little prince as he visits strange planets and learns valuable lessons about friendship, love, loss, and loneliness. Available ‘on-demand’ starting March 26 or join us for a live-stream screening event with audience interaction and post-show artist chat March 26 & 27, 2021 at 7:30 PM. Details and tickets available at www.gallery7theatre.com.

CHARITY: Jean Bodkin’s great grandson makes African styled earrings for a charity in the South Sudan, and the proceeds go to the Malala Fund. For further details, please contact Jean at (604) 859-8356

CAMP DOUGLAS: Camp Douglas is running Day Camps in different locations in the area and hiring staff. If anyone is interested, please call Janet Eastwood at (604) 885-3355. Applications are due by March 16th. St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Mission are taking part in the Day Camp – details to follow.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM YOUTH UNLIMITED

  • Pray that God would provide the Abby team with new ways to reach youth who are no longer able to be active in the programming that once gave them connections, skills, and purpose.
  • They are consistently seeking new staff team members at Abby YU. Pray for fresh faces, fresh ideas, and a vibrant team.
  • Pray for the completion of the Fire Truck Mobile Youth Drop-in Center.

Thank you!

Church Bulletin for Feb 14, 2021

February 14, 2021 Transfiguration Sunday 
Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Song: I love you, Lord
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Bible Reading: Psalm 50: 1-6,  II Kings 2: 1-12,  Mark 9: 2-9
Message: On Getting a Glimpse of God (The Rev. Ron Tiessen)
Hymn: Swiftly pass the clouds of glory #186

Prayers of the people
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
Offering
Doxology – Prayer All creatures of our God and King
Hymn: Fairest Lord Jesus #375
Benediction: Let there be love
Postlude: Larraine Kandal

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: The church office is open on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9am – 12noon.

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Carole Sookdeo will come to the church once a month to collect the food bank donations from the blue bins. The next pickup will be on Friday, February 26th, so please bring your donations in prior to this date.  Thank you.

 JIGSAW PUZZLES: Are you looking for something fun to do while spending time at home? We have a small collection of jigsaw puzzles that can be signed out at the church office during office hours. There are some that are 300, 500 and 600 pieces. If you have some puzzles that you would like to donate to the collection that would be great! To be in line with COVID restrictions, we will hold back returned or new incoming puzzles for 4 days before putting them into circulation. If you are not driving at this time and would like one or two puzzles to work on, you can call Marilyn Instant @ 604-855-9124, Don Blaak @ 604-866-3710 or Marilyn Ingram @ 604-859-7214 and we will drop off a couple at your door. Let’s keep our brains exercised!

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The Annual General Meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 3rd at 7PM.

ZOOMING INTO KID CONNECT: Your Kid Connect leaders would like to connect with you! If you are part of our Calvin Kid Connect group, please meet with us for a short prayer, song, and chat via Zoom on February 21, at 11:15 am.

The email link to the Zoom meeting is: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72388536944?pwd=Nlk5S2pOTWk5Y1dwVkxHQ0NrOVVvdz09. The Meeting ID is 723 8853 6944 and the Passcode is BvF31g. We hope to “see” you then! Please note our new Kid Connect email: calvinkidconnect@gmail.com. Please contact us with any questions or prayer requests.