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Church Bulletin for Oct 24

October 24, 2021, 10 a.m. Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
* Hymn: Blessed Jesus, at your word #416
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 34: 1-8 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
* Song: Faithful one
Gospel reading: John 7: 37-44 – Lois Lochhead
New Testament reading: Acts 17: 10-15 – Margaret Brown
Message: Acts: From Thessalonica to Berea
The Rev. Thomas Kim
* Song: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet #496
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: Sunshine in my soul
* Benediction: Father, make us one
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit

*The greeters this morning are Ron and Joyce Tiessen.
*A Thank-you to Jo-Ann and Andy Kiss for hosting our fellowship time after the worship service.

*The flowers today are provided by Cathy & Rod Thomson. Thanks be to God.

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

Friday Prayer Meeting: Friday at 9:00am Sanctuary

CHURCH DIRECTORY: To keep the Calvin Church Directory up to date, please advise Janet in the office of any changes to your address, phone number or email address. Thank you for your cooperation.

REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE: The Remembrance Day Service will be on Sunday,               November 7th. We will be having a display set up in the sanctuary and are asking people to please bring any memorabilia they may have to add to the display. Please bring your memorabilia on either Wednesday, November 3rd, or Friday, November 5th.    Thank you. Joyce Tiessen –

SENIORS CONNECT are making up Secret Santa gift bags for shut-ins and people in care homes in our community.  Your donations for the Secret Santa gift bags would be greatly appreciated by November 28th, 2021.  Each gift bag costs approximately $10.00. Donations can be made by adding a Secret Santa amount to your giving envelope or left with any Committee Member.  Please let a Committee Member know of any senior in our community that would appreciate a gift bag. Committee Members: Margaret Brown, Margaret Houtby, Lois Lochhead, Jim Happer, Richard Hay, Philippa Hay,  Tiffany Perreault, Thomas Kim

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, October 29thThank you.

EVENING OF SUNG PRAYERS – In Person and Online Event
TONIGHT, Sunday, October 24, 2021, 7:30 – 8:30 pm Hosted By:  Cathy AJ Hardy and St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church
You are invited to an hour of Sung Prayer, Poetry, Scripture, and Stillness featuring music from Taize, Iona, and Cathy AJ Hardy.  The theme will be “Remember”.  This service will be offered in person at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 3025 – 264th Street, Aldergrove, and online through Facebook Live.  They will be following the current Covid 19 Provincial Restrictions regarding vaccination.  Masks will be required. FACEBOOK LIVE LINK:  https://www.facebook.com/eveningofsungprayers

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES: Christmas shoeboxes are available now for pick up just before the sanctuary doors.  They will be due to be returned during National Collection Week (November 15th – 21st). These boxes are distributed to children in needy areas around the world as determined by Samaritan’s Purse.  The available pamphlet gives suggestions for the various ages and guidelines of what not to include. If wish to provide a shoebox and are not able to shop yourself, you may donate $30, and someone in the church’s organizing group will shop for you.  Please put your donation in the offering plate and label “Shoebox.”  You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.
Thank your support of this Christmas project.
Colleen K. and Margaret Houtby

 

 

Church Bulletin for Oct 10 Thanksgiving 2021

October 10, 2021, 10 a.m. Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost / Thanksgiving Sunday
Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
* Song:  We bring the sacrifice of praise
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 100: 1-5 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
* Psalm: He has made me glad
Old Testament reading: Habakkuk 3: 17-18 – Heather Collum
Gospel reading: Matthew 6: 25-33 – Heather Collum
New Testament reading: Acts: 16: 22-26 – Joyce Tiessen
Message: Acts: singing in the midnight
The Rev. Thomas Kim
* Hymn: Count your blessings
Offering – Offertory
Doxology – Prayer Give thanks
Sharing
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession:
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins / sin against us]
* Hymn: We plough the fields and scatter #807
* Benediction: May the peace of God
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit

*The greeter this morning is Beverley Albon.
*A Thank-you to Margaret Ward and Lois Lochhead for hosting our fellowship time after the worship service.

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

Kid Connect Teachers Meeting: Thursday at 7:30pm via Zoom

Friday Prayer Meeting: Friday at 9:00am Sanctuary

CHURCH DIRECTORY: To keep the Calvin Church Directory up to date, please advise Janet in the office of any changes to your address, phone number or email address. Thank you for your cooperation.

FLOWER CALENDAR 2021: lease consider signing the Flower Calendar to supply flowers for a Sunday Service. 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.   Committee (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, October 29thThank you.

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE: There will be a Service of Remembrance for                          Pastor Hans Kouwenberg on Saturday, October 16 at 1:30 at Calvin Church in the sanctuary. Several people have been asked to share regarding their personal/spiritual relation with Hans.  There will be music and a short video showing highlights of his life.  Format will be both in person and virtual.  An informal reception will follow.  People are asked to attend only if they are double vaccinated.  If the service needs to be cancelled due to a change in provincial guidelines, please check this church bulletin.  For reception numbers, if you plan to attend, please RSVP by text or email to: colleenkouwenberg47@gmail.com   ***People will be required to show proof of vaccination. Please wear a mask***

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES: Christmas shoeboxes are available now for pick up just before the sanctuary doors.  They will be due to be returned during National Collection Week (November 15th – 21st). These boxes are distributed to children in needy areas around the world as determined by Samaritan’s Purse.  The available pamphlet gives suggestions for the various ages and guidelines of what not to include.

If wish to provide a shoebox and are not able to shop yourself, you may donate $30, and someone in the church’s organizing group will shop for you.  Please put your donation in the offering plate and label “Shoebox.”  You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.
Thank your support of this Christmas project.
Colleen K. and Margaret Houtby

Church bulletin for Sept 19, 2021

September 19, 2021, 10 a.m. Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
*Song: 10,000 reasons (Bless the Lord)
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday

Responsive reading: Psalm 111: 1-10(NRVS) – Don Blaak
*Hymn: Praise, my soul, the God who Crowns you #671
Gospel reading: Matthew 6: 31-34 –Jo Blaak
New Testament reading: Acts 16: 6-10
Message: Acts: Trusting God when a door closes (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
*Hymn: Step by step
Offering -Offertory
* Doxology- Prayer Give Thanks
Sharing
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins / sin against us]
* Hymn: In the bulb there is a flower #674
Benediction: Peace be yours
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit

*The greeter this morning is Jo Blaak.
*A Thank-you to Margaret Houtby for hosting our fellowship time after the worship service.

*The flowers today are provided by Margaret Brown in loving memory of her husband Geoff Brown

Tuesday Bible Study:  Tuesday at 10:00 am On Zoom. For more information please contact Margaret Allan.

Wednesday Friends and Coffee Social: Wednesday at 10:00 am, Fireside Lounge
Everybody Welcome! Don’t forget to invite a friend or two.

Thursday Bible Study: Thursday at 11:00am, Gathering Space

CHURCH DIRECTORY: To keep the Calvin Church Directory up to date, please advise Janet in the office of any changes to your address, phone number or email address. Thank you for your cooperation.

GREETERS: If you would like to help by greeting at an upcoming worship service, please email Janet in the office at office@calvinpresbyterian.ca with the date(s) that you are available. We are presently in need of greeters.   Thank you

TODAY DEVOTIONALS: The September/October devotionals are now available at the welcome centre in both large and small print.  Please feel free to take a copy.

Service of Remembrance: There will be a Service of Remembrance for Pastor Hans Kouwenberg on Saturday, October 16 at 1:30 at Calvin Church in the sanctuary. Several people have been asked to share regarding their personal/spiritual relation with Hans.  There will be music and a short video showing highlights of his life.  Format will be both in person and virtual.  An informal reception will follow.  People are asked to attend only if they are double vaccinated.  If the service needs to be cancelled due to a change in provincial guidelines, please check this church bulletin.  For reception numbers, if you plan to attend please RSVP by text or email to: colleenkouwenberg47@gmail.com

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, September 24th .  Thank you.

FLOWER CALENDAR 2021: Please consider signing the Flower Calendar to supply flowers for a Sunday Service. 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. Committee (Marilyn Ingram, Patti Hougen)

Church Bulletin for Sept 12, 2021

September 12, 2021, 10 a.m.  Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
*Hymn: Love divine, all loves excelling #371
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 19: 7-14(NRVS) – Don Blaak
Gospel reading: Matthew 11: 28-30 – Don Blaak

*Hymn: I heard the voice of Jesus say #671
New Testament reading: Acts 15: 1-11 – Lorne Bartlett
Message: Acts: Grace is greater than all our differences (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
*Hymn: Grace greater than our sin
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: There shall be showers of blessing
Benediction: Three-fold amen #780
Postlude: Veronika Klassen
*Please stand in body or in spirit

*The greeter this morning is Beverley Albon.
*A Thank-you to Richard and Philippa Hay for hosting our fellowship time after the worship service.

*The flowers today are provided by Richard & Philippa Hay In Celebration of their 53rd Wedding Anniversary

Seniors Connect Steering Committee: Tuesday Sept. 14 at 11:00am
Everyone is welcome Gathering Space

Thursday Bible Study: Sept. 16 at 11 am, Gathering Space

Ladies Bible Study: Tuesday Sept. 14  On Zoom. For more information. Please contact Margaret Allan

Friends and Coffee Social: Wednesday 10 am
Everybody Welcome! Don’t forget to invite a friend or two.

CHURCH DIRECTORY: To keep the Calvin Church Directory up to date, please advise Janet in the office of any changes to your address, phone number or email address. Thank you for your cooperation.

GREETERS: If you would like to help by greeting at an upcoming worship service, please email Janet in the office at office@calvinpresbyterian.ca with the date(s) that you are available. We are presently in need of greeters starting Sunday, September 19th. Thank you so much.

TODAY DEVOTIONALS: The September/October devotionals are now available at the welcome centre in both large and small print.  Please feel free to take a copy.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: The family of John Fleming has decided to postpone his celebration of life to a future date,  Thank you for your prayers.

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday,  September 24th .  Thank you.

 FLOWER CALENDAR 2021: Please consider signing the Flower Calendar to supply flowers for a Sunday Service. 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. Committee (Marilyn Ingram, Patti Hougen)

Church Bulletin for September 5, 2021

September 5, 2021, 10 a.m. Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Song: Come, let us sing to the Lord our song #412
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Responsive reading: Psalm 119: 73-80 – Don Blaak
Hymn: Lord, be thy word #494
Gospel reading: John 15: 1-4 – Paul Priebe
New Testament reading: Acts 14: 21-28
Message: Acts: Discipleship  (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
Song: Let us break bread together #548
Communion: The Rev. Thomas Kim
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: All the way my Saviour leads me #699
Benediction: May the peace of God
Postlude: Larraine Kandal

*The flowers today are provided by Kathy & Jim Druchet in dedication to their family

*The greeters this morning are Richard & Philippa Hay.
*A Thank-you to Margaret Houtby and Lois Lochhead for hosting our fellowship time after the worship service.                                                                                                                                            

GREETERS: If you would like to help by greeting at an upcoming worship service, please email Janet in the office at office@calvinpresbyterian.ca with the date(s) that you are available. We are presently in need of greeters starting Sunday, September 19th. Thank you so much.

SENIORS CONNECT POTLUCK SOCIAL scheduled for September 11th is postponed until further notice.

THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: The bible study will begin on Thursday, September 9th at 11AM in the Gathering Space. We will study the book of Romans. For more information, please contact  Rev. Thomas Kim.

WEDNESDAY FRIENDS AND COFFEE SOCIAL: Wednesday at 10:00 am Fireside Lounge. Everyone is welcome

TODAY DEVOTIONALS: The September/October devotionals are now available at the welcome centre in both large and small print.   Please feel free to take a copy.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Please join us for a celebration of life for John Fleming. This will be held at Calvin Church on September 25, 2021 at 3:00pm. If Covid-19 restrictions become more stringent, this will be postponed to a later date. If unsure whether this will go on or not, please contact me at sands02@telus.net. Miriam Fleming

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, September 24th .  Thank you.

FLOWER CALENDAR 2021: Please consider signing the Flower Calendar to supply flowers for a Sunday Service. 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.  Committee (Marilyn Ingram, Patti Hougen)

OFFICE CLOSED: The church office will be closed from Tuesday, September 7th through Friday, September 17th as Janet will be away on vacation. The office will reopen on Wednesday,  September 22nd at 9:00am.

Church Bulletin for August 29, 2021

August 29, 2021, 10 a.m. Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
* Hymn: To God be the glory #350
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 15: 1-5– Lois Lochhead
Gospel reading: John 16: 33 – Miriam Fleming
New Testament reading: Acts 14: 19-25 – Miriam Fleming

Message: Acts: Go back, Encourage them
The Rev. Thomas Kim
* Hymn: We are God’s people #472
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]
* Hymn: Blest be the tie that binds #481
* Benediction: Go now in peace
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit

*The greeters this morning are Miriam Fleming and Heather Collum.
*A Thank-you to Marilyn Instant and Kathy & Jim Druchet for hosting our fellowship time after the worship service.                                                                                                                                        *The flowers today are a gift from the garden of Marilyn & Bill Ingram

GREETERS: If you would like to help by greeting at an upcoming worship service, please email Janet in the office at office@calvinpresbyterian.ca with the date(s) that you are available. We are presently in need of greeters starting Sunday, September 19th. Thank you so much.

FRIENDS AND COFFEE SOCIAL: Wednesday at 10:00 am  Fireside Lounge

SENIORS CONNECT POTLUCK scheduled for September 11th is postponed until further notice.

THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: The bible study will begin on Thursday, September 9th at 11AM in the Gathering Space. We will study the book of Romans. For more information, please contact Rev. Thomas Kim.

TODAY DEVOTIONALS: The September/October devotionals are not yet available as they got lost in the mail. Another batch has been mailed out and should arrive next week. Thank you for your patience.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Please join us for a celebration of life for John Fleming. This will be held at Calvin Church on September 25, 2021 at 3:00pm. If Covid-19 restrictions become more stringent, this will be postponed to a later date. If unsure whether this will go on or not, please contact me at sands02@telus.net. Miriam Fleming

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, September 24th .  Thank you.

FLOWER CALENDAR 2021: Please consider signing the Flower Calendar to supply flowers for a Sunday Service. 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.  Committee (Marilyn Ingram, Patti Hougen)

Church Bulletin for August 22, 2021

August 22, 2021, 10 a.m. Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
* Hymn: Great is thy faithfulness #324
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 135: 15-21– Bobbie-Anne McFee
Old Testament reading: Exodus 32: 19-20 – Margaret Brown
Gospel reading: Luke 4: 5-8
New Testament reading:
Message: Acts: Turn away from these worthless things
The Rev. Thomas Kim
* Hymn: Come thou fount of every blessing
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: Those who wait on the Lord #662
* Benediction: Father, make us one
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit

The greeters this morning are Margaret Ward and Lois Lochhead.
A Thank-you to The Akuffo Family for hosting our fellowship time after the worship service. The flowers today are from the garden of Marilyn & Bill Ingram

FINANCE COMMITTEE:  I would like to thank the Calvin parishioners once again for their generous contributions during these trying times.  I would also like to thank the various Calvin Ministries for watching their budgets as well. I have included the six-month income and expense statement from January to June 2021, graciously prepared by Cathy Thomson. Thank you. Ken Gilbank, Chairman, Finance Committee

SENIORS CONNECT POTLUCK: There will be a Seniors Connect Potluck on Saturday, September 11th at 12:00 noon. Please mark it on your calendars. Everyone welcome!

FRIENDS AND COFFEE SOCIAL: Wednesday at 10:00 am Fireside Lounge. Everybody Welcome!

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, August 27th.  Thank you.

THE SUNDAY COFFEE TEAM: The schedule for August 2021-August 2022 is now available. Please pick up your copy.  -Lois Lochhead-

FLOWER CALENDAR 2021: Please consider signing the Flower Calendar to supply flowers for a Sunday Service. 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. – Committee (Marilyn Ingram, Patti Hougen)

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 August 15, 2021

August 15, 2021, 10 a.m. Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
* Hymn: Holy, holy, holy #623
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Ron Tiessen
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 145: 1-9 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
Psalm O Lord, thou art my God and King #103
New Testament reading: Romans 7: 15-25 – Jo-Ann Kiss
Gospel reading: Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30
Message: Come, Take, Learn and Rest
The Rev. Ron Tiessen
* Hymn: I heard the voice of Jesus say #671
Prayers of the people
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins / sin against us]
Offering – Offertory
* Doxology – Prayer All praise and thanks to God
* Hymn: Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go #652
* Benediction: Three-fold amen #780
Postlude: Veronika Klassen
*Please stand in body or in spirit

CHURCH DIRECTORY: To keep the Calvin Church Directory up to date, please advise Janet in the office of any changes to your address, phone number or email address. Thank you for your cooperation.

PRESBYTERIAN CONNECTION: The summer issue of the Presbyterian Connection Newspaper is available at the welcome centre in the Gathering Space. Please feel free to take a copy. Thank you.

Seniors Connect Steering Committee: Tuesday at 11:00 am, Gathering Space

Friends and Coffee Social: Wednesday at 10:00 am, Fireside Lounge

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, August 27th. Thank you.

THE SUNDAY COFFEE TEAM: The schedule for August 2021-August 2022 is now available. Please pick up your copy.
-Lois Lochhead-

FLOWER CALENDAR 2021: Please consider signing the Flower Calendar to supply flowers for a Sunday Service. 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.
Committee (Marilyn Ingram, Patti Hougen)

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 August 1, 2021

August 1, 2021, 10 a.m. Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude: Veronika Klassen
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
* Hymn: Joyful joyful we adore you
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude: Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 84: 1-5 (NRSV)
Gospel reading: Luke 18: 1-8
New Testament reading: Acts 12: 1-5, 12-14
Message: Acts: Peter’s Escape (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
* Song: In the bulb, there is a flower #674
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: It is well with my soul
* Benediction: Peace be yours
Postlude: Veronika Klassen
*Please stand in body or in spirit

Church Bulletin for July 25, 2021

July 25, 2021, 10 a.m. Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
* Hymn: All things bright and beautiful #435
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time: The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude: Family Worship Sunday
Responsive reading: Psalm 145: 10-18 (NRSV)
Gospel reading: Matthew 16: 24-26
New Testament reading: Acts 11: 19-26
Message: Acts: Being called Christians (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
* Hymn: We are one in the spirit #471
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]
* Hymn: Follow me, the Master said #645
* Benediction: Go now in peace
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
*Please stand in body or in spirit

CHURCH DIRECTORY:To keep the Calvin Church Directory up to date, please advise Janet in the office of any changes to your address, phone number or email address. Thank you for your cooperation.

TODAY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS : The July / August TODAY devotional booklets are available at the welcome centre in both regular and large print. Please feel free to take one. Thank you.

SENIORS CONNECT will be holding a potluck social on Saturday, September 11th.

FRIENDS AND COFFEE SOCIAL: Wednesday at 10:00 am  Everybody Welcome!  Don’t forget to invite a friend or two.    

MEMORIAL SERVICE: There will be a memorial service for Peter Rigden at           St. Matthews Anglican Church, 2087 McMillan Road, Abbotsford on Thursday, August 5th, 2021 at 1:00PM   (meeting in Grace Church)

 NEW ADDRESS: As of July 28th, the new address for Carole & Karan Sookdeo will be #39 – 3055 Trafalgar Street, Abbotsford, BC  V2S 7X8.

 THE SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY: To all of you who are already serving in the Coffee Ministry, we give you a big Thank-You for your time, energy and devotion. Lois Lochhead is seeking more volunteers to help on Sunday mornings.

If you are currently helping, your name will continue to be on the Coffee Team list UNLESS you contact Lois that you are unable to help out. Please indicate to Lois if there are particular Sundays throughout the year that you are unavailable. The schedule is being made up for August 2021 to August 2022. Thank you, and God Bless.

Lois (604) 855-4446 or email: loch01@telus.net

ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Please continue to bring in your food bank donations. Ken Gilbank will do the next pick up on Friday, July 30th. Thank you.

FLOWER CALENDAR 2021: Please consider signing the Flower Calendar to supply flowers for a Sunday Service. 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. Committee (Marilyn Ingram, Patti Hougen)

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

CONCERTS AT CALVIN: Summer Concert Live! Featuring Vivaldi Four Seasons with the Cedro String Quartet led by Calvin Dyck. There will be two concerts at Calvin Presbyterian Church on Friday, August 6th at 4PM and 7PM. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.ca.