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Church Bulletin for May 8, 2022

May 8, 2022 10:00 a.m.  Fourth Sunday of Easter / Mother’s Day

Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Call to worship
*Hymn: Now let the vault of heaven resound (#255)
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: Kid Connect sharing
Responsive Psalm: Psalm 23 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
*Psalm: The Lord’s my shepherd (#11)
Scripture reading: 1 Samuel 1: 26-28 – Cathy Thomson
John 16: 21
Message: May the Lord bless our mothers
The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Hymn: Happy the home when God is there (#703)
Offering
*Doxology/ Prayer Now thank we all our God (v. 1) (#457)
Sharing
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
*Hymn: We’ve a story to tell to the nations (#765)
*Benediction: Three-fold amen (#780)
Postlude: Veronika Klassen

*Please stand in body or in spirit

**Sunday worship service will continue to be both in-person and online. 

Youth Connect:  Monday May 16th  at 6 pm 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

ELECTION OF ELDERS BALLOTS: The Election of Elders Ballots are available for in the Gathering Space. Please make sure to pick up your envelope and sign your ballot prior to returning it. The deadline for returning ballots is May 10th.  Thank you.

YOUTH CONNECT:
Mark your calendars!
Monday, May 16 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Bring your Bibles
Sunday, May 24 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Bring your Bibles
We’ll gather in the Youth Zone behind the sanctuary. See you all there! FRIENDS ARE WELCOME!
You are all invited to our
YOUTH CONNECT BAKE SALE and AUCTION
Sunday, May 8th
In the Gathering space after the service.

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.

Church Bulletin for May 1, 2022

May 1, 2022, 10 a.m. Third Sunday of Easter

Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
*Hymn: The strife is o’er, the battle done #257
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Dr. Glen Davis
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 2 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
Scripture reading: Isaiah 64: 1-12
Hymn: Your kingdom come, O God (vv. 1-3, 6) #269
Scripture reading: Amos 1: 2-3, 6, 9, 11, 13 – The Rev. Dr. Glen Davis
Message: Where is God in all this?
The Rev. Dr. Glen Davis
*Hymn: Lord, in this broken world #723
Invitation to Communion
*Communion song: Eat this bread #527
The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving and prayers of intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
*The Apostles’ Creed
Communion
Prayer after Communion
Offering – Offertory
*Doxology – Prayer Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord #260 (v. 1)
*Song: May the God of hope go with us every day #726
*Benediction: Go now in peace
Postlude: Veronika Klassen
*Please stand in body or in spirit

Rev. Glen Davis was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and studied at McGill (B.A.), Presbyterian College (M.Div. and D.D.), the University of Chicago and Knox College (M.Th.).  He and Joyce spent 15 years serving in the Korean Christian Church in Japan where they learned to speak Korean and Japanese.  Glen then worked for 18 years at the national office of the PCC where he served as International Ministries Secretary and General Secretary of the Life and Mission Agency.  He and Joyce served 7 years as co-ministers of Knox PC in Agincourt, Toronto, after which they moved to Vancouver where Glen taught Presbyterian students at the Vancouver School of Theology for 6 years.  He served as Moderator of the General Assembly in 2000.  Mission has been central to his ministry of 59 years.

Church Bulletin for April 24, 2022

April 24, 2022, 10 a.m.  Second Sunday of Easter

Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Dr. Edward Akuffo
Call to worship
*Song: I danced in the morning / Lord of the dance #250
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: Nyssa Clements
Musical interlude Kid Connect (Preschool – Grade 6)
Responsive reading: Psalm 150 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
*Song: Praise the Lord with the sound of trumpet #466
Gospel reading: Mark 6: 30-44 – Jo-Ann Kiss
Message: Loaves & Fishes: Nyssa Clements
*Hymn: Break now the bread of life #507
Offering – Offertory
*Doxology – Prayer Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord #260 (v. 4)
Sharing
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
*Hymn: Come, know my joy, the Maker says #788
[Tune: KINGSFOLD]
*Benediction: May the peace of God
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit

Nyssa Clements lives in Abbotsford with her husband Chris, and two children, Arya (6) and Silas (3). Nyssa is a campus minister in the Fraser Valley, with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Before moving to British Columbia in 2021, she served as a campus minister for over 10 years in Ontario, at the University of Guelph. When she’s not working or preparing meals for the kids, she loves to hike and explore new trails and lookouts with her family.

Church Bulletin for Easter Sunday April 17, 2022

April 17, 2022, 10 a.m. Easter Sunday
Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
*Hymn: Jesus Christ is risen today #243
Easter liturgy: Easter Sunday (see insert) – Bobbie-Anne McFee
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday (clipboards available)
Responsive reading: Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
New Testament reading: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11
*Hymn: At the dawning of salvation #248
Gospel reading: Luke 24: 1-12– Joshua Rose
Message: Why do you look for the living among the dead?
The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Song: He is Lord #252
Offering – Offertory
*Doxology – Prayer Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord #260 (v. 2)
Sharing
Prayers of thanksgiving and 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
*Please stand in body or in spirit

The greeter this morning is Helen Bell

A Thank-you to to Jane and Lorne Bartlett for hosting our morning Coffee Time.

*The flowers today are provided by Julia & Jim Happer in loving memory of Julia’s father, Eric G. Broughton

**Sunday worship service will continue to be both in-person and online. 

Youth Connect:  Monday at 6 pm 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.

YOUTH CONNECT:
Mark your calendars!
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!

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.

SENIORS CONNECT:
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 cereal for this third 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 canned goods. Thank you so much for your generous donations Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, April 29th.

Church Bulletin for April 10, 2022

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
Sharing
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.

YOUTH CONNECT:
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.

SENIORS CONNECT:
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.

 

 

Church Bulletin for April 3, 2022

April 3, 2022, 10 a.m. Fifth Sunday in Lent

Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
*Song: Here I am to worship
Lenten liturgy: Fifth Sunday in Lent (see insert) – Malcolm McFee
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 126: 1-6 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
*Psalm: When God restored our common life #87
Old Testament reading: Isaiah 43: 16-21
Gospel reading: John 12: 1-8 – Ron Richardson
Message: LENT V: Worship
The Rev. Thomas Kim
Invitation to Communion
*Communion song: I come with joy #530
The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
*The Apostles’ Creed
Communion
Prayer after Communion
Offering – Offertory
*Doxology – Prayer All creatures of our God and King
Sharing
Prayers of thanksgiving and 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
*Please stand in body or in spirit

The greeter this morning is Lois Lochhead

A Thank-you to Jo-Ann and Andy Kiss for hosting our morning Coffee Time.

*The flowers today are provided by Marilyn and Bill Ingram in memory of Heather Davis and Ann Woensdregt.

**Sunday worship service will continue to be both in-person and online. 

Youth Connect: Mark your calendars! Regular meetings will start up again this week. We will be meeting tomorrow evening, Monday, April 4th, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and the following week, Sunday, April 10th, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Let’s gather in our new space behind the sanctuary. See you all there!

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.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: There will be a Good Friday service on April 15th at 10:00 am, followed by Hot Cross Buns.

ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS
Session is now receiving nominations for new elders to serve on Session. We are receiving nominations from March 20th to April 10th. 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.

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.

I would like to thank the Calvin Congregation for using envelopes to contribute to the Archway Foodbank. It is really appreciated.                                 – Ken Gilbank-

 

Church Bulletin for March 27, 2022

March 27, 2022, 10 a.m. Fourth Sunday in Lent

Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
*Hymn: Come, thou fount
Lenten liturgy: Fourth Sunday in Lent (see insert)
– Colleen Kouwenberg
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Kid Connect (Pre-school – Grade 6)
Responsive reading: Psalm 32: 1-7 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
New Testament reading: 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21
*Hymn: Love divine, all loves excelling #371
Gospel reading: Luke 15: 1-7 – Marilyn Instant
Message: LENT IV: Come Home (Lost and Found)
The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Hymn: There were ninety and nine #347
Offering – Offertory
*Doxology – Prayer All praise and thanks to God
Sharing
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
*Song: Softly and tenderly #640
*Benediction: Three-fold amen #780
Postlude: Veronika Klassen and Jo Blaak
*Please stand in body or in spirit

The greeters this morning are Joyce and Ron Tiessen.

A Thank-you to Rod and Cathy Thomson for hosting our morning Coffee Time.

*The flowers today are provided by Ken and Judy Gilbank In loving memory of Ken’s parents, Cliff and Thelma

**Sunday worship service will continue to be both in-person and online. 

Youth Connect: Today at 4:30 pm Spring Chillin’ and Grillin’ Event at The McFee’s Home

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 A New Membership Class starts today, March 27th at 11:00am. If you would like to become a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church, please speak to Thomas Kim for more information.

YOUTH CONNECT: Spring Chillin’ and Grillin’ Event
Join us for a barbecue/wiener roast dinner and fun activities at the McFees on Sunday, March 27 from 4:30-8:00 pm.  We will carpool, so plan to meet in the church parking lot at 3:30 sharp. Youth can be picked up again between 8:40 and 9:00 pm.
Regular youth gatherings will begin again the following week, with our first gathering being  Monday, April 4 from 6-8 pm.

ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS
Session is now receiving nominations for new elders to serve on Session. We are receiving nominations from March 20th to April 10th. 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.

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: The next fellowship meeting will take place on Saturday, April 2nd at 8:00am at the Roseland Restaurant, 12 – 33550 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford. The guest speaker will be Jim Happer, and his topic will be,                “Downsizing during the pandemic”. There is still a requirement to show vaccination status.

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.

FLOOD RELIEF: Application form for Flood Relief Fund through Calvin Presbyterian Church is available for those who have been affected by the flood. 

CAMP DOUGLAS: Camp Douglas is holding a FOREST WORK PARTY on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, and needs volunteers for outdoor work. It will take place, Rain or Shine, from 9AM to 5PM. For reservations, email director@campdouglas.ca. Lunch and Coffee Provided! Face masks are required at Camp’s indoors facilities and on the ferry.

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, March 25th. Thank you.

 

Church Bulletin for March 20, 2022

March 20, 2022, 10 a.m. Third Sunday in Lent
Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
*Song: Come let us worship and bow down
Lenten liturgy: Third Sunday in Lent (see insert) – Maria Bitter
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Kid Connect (Pre-school – Grade 6)
Responsive reading: Psalm 63: 1-8 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
Old Testament reading: Isaiah 55: 1-9
*Hymn: I hunger and I thirst #198
New Testament reading: 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13 – Marilyn Ingram
Gospel reading: Luke 13: 1-9 – Mark Kandal
Message: LENT III: Direction
The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Hymn: Come, ye disconsolate #195
Offering – Offertory
*Doxology – Prayer Give thanks
Sharing
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
*Song: Give me oil in my lamp #655
*Benediction: May the God of hope go with us every day #726
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit

The greeters this morning are Alan and Patti Hougen.

A Thank-you to Joyce Tiessen and Lois Lochhead for hosting our morning Coffee Time.

*The flowers today are provided by Ruth Parker In loving memory of her husband, Jim.

**Sunday worship service will continue to be both in-person and online. 

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 A New Membership Class will be starting next Sunday, March 27th at 11:00am. If you would like to become a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church, please speak to Thomas Kim for more information.

ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS
Session is now receiving nominations for new elders to serve on Session. We are receiving nominations from March 20th to April 10th. Only Communicant members are eligible for nomination. Thank you.

UPCOMING MEMORIAL SERVICES
The memorial service for Heather Davis will take place at Calvin on Saturday, March 26th at 11:00am.

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.

FLOOD RELIEF: Application form for Flood Relief Fund through Calvin Presbyterian Church is available for those who have been affected by the flood. 

CAMP DOUGLAS: Camp Douglas is holding a FOREST WORK PARTY on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, and needs volunteers for outdoor work. It will take place, Rain or Shine, from 9AM to 5PM. For reservations, email director@campdouglas.ca. Lunch and Coffee Provided! Face masks are required at Camp’s indoors facilities and on the ferry.

YFC / YOUTH UNLIMITED PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Pray for our weekly interactions with youth, that God would continue to help us build strong relationships and give us opportunities to share about Him through our actions and words.
  • Pray for the completion of the Firetruck Youth Centre and for God’s direction as we build ministry teams who will use it.
  • Pray for stronger partnerships with the churches we are in contact with.

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, March 25th. Thank you.

Church Bulletin for March 13, 2022

March 13, 2022, 10 a.m.  Second Sunday in Lent
Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
*Hymn: We have come at Christ’s own bidding #187 [Tune: HYFRYDOL]
Lenten liturgy: Second Sunday in Lent (see insert) – Lois Lochhead
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Kid Connect (Pre-school – Grade 6)
Responsive reading: Psalm 27: 1-14 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
*Psalm: The Lord’s my light #15
Gospel reading: Luke 9: 28-36 – Lydia Akuffo
Message: LENT II: Transfiguration
The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Hymn: My Jesus, I love thee
Offering – Offertory
*Doxology – Prayer Praise God from whom all blessings flow #830
Sharing
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
*Hymn: Glory be to God the Father #298
*Benediction: Three-fold amen #780
Postlude: Veronika Klassen
*Please stand in body or in spirit

*The greeters this morning is Beverley Albon

*The flowers today are provided by Fred Dees in memory of his dear friend, Daphne Robertson

**Sunday worship service will continue to be both in-person and online. 

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

UPCOMING MEMORIAL SERVICES
The memorial service for Heather Davis will take place at Calvin on Saturday, March 26th at 11:00am.

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.

FLOOD RELIEF: Application form for Flood Relief Fund through Calvin Presbyterian Church is available for those who have been affected by the flood. 

CAMP DOUGLAS: Camp Douglas is holding a FOREST WORK PARTY on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, and needs volunteers for outdoor work. It will take place, Rain or Shine, from 9AM to 5PM. For reservations, email director@campdouglas.ca. Lunch and Coffee Provided! Face masks are required at Camp’s indoors facilities and on the ferry.

YFC / YOUTH UNLIMITED PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Pray for our weekly interactions with youth, that God would continue to help us build strong relationships and give us opportunities to share about Him through our actions and words.
  • Pray for the completion of the Firetruck Youth Centre and for God’s direction as we build ministry teams who will use it.
  • Pray for stronger partnerships with the churches we are in contact with.

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, March 25th. Thank you.

Church Bulletin for March 6, 2022

March 6, 2022, 10 a.m.  First Sunday in Lent

Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship: First Sunday in Lent (see insert) – Ken Gilbank
*Song: Sanctuary
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: Worship led by Kid Connect
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 91: 1-2, 9-16 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
Gospel reading: Luke 4: 1-13
Message: LENT I: Temptation
The Rev. Thomas Kim
Invitation to Communion
*Communion song: Here is bread: here is wine (vv. 1, 3) #546
The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
*The Apostles’ Creed
Communion
Prayer after Communion
Offering – Offertory
*Doxology – Prayer Praise God from whom all blessings flow #79
Sharing: Noel Paul – update on refugee sponsorship
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
*Hymn: Take my life, and let it be consecrated (vv. 1, 5, 6) #637
*Benediction: Go now in peace
Postlude: Veronika Klassen
*Please stand in body or in spirit

**Sunday worship service will continue to be both in-person and online. There will be no coffee and tea time after Sunday service.**

*The greeters this morning are Joyce & Ron Tiessen
*The flowers today are provided by Helen Bell

FLORENCE SIMPSON: It is with great sadness that we report the death of Florence Simpson on Tuesday, March 1st . Please pray for her family as they mourn her passing.

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.

AGM 2022: The Annual General Meeting will take place on today March 6th  following the worship service.

THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: Thursday Bible study will resume Thursday, March 10th at 11am. We will study the gospel of Mark.

CAMP DOUGLAS: Camp Douglas is holding a FOREST WORK PARTY on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, and needs volunteers for outdoor work. It will take place, Rain or Shine, from 9AM to 5PM. For reservations, email director@campdouglas.ca. Lunch and Coffee Provided! Face masks are required at Camp’s indoors facilities and on the ferry.

FLOWER CALENDAR 2022: Please consider signing the Flower Calendar to supply flowers for a Sunday of your choice in 2022. You can bring flowers yourself, or one of the committee members will do this for you for $25.00 (cash). Please put the money in an envelope, and give it to a committee member, or leave it in the church office. A receipt for this amount will be given, in your name, to the church treasurer.  –Marilyn Ingram & Patti Hougen

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, March 25th. Thank you.