Sunday Service Nov 28, 2021

Good Day Everyone! This Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent Season. We begin the journey to Christmas. Our Worship Service will have the theme of Advent Hope.

The first candle on the Advent wreath will be lit. Later in the Service we will also gather around the Lord’s Table for Communion. Wherever we are we are invited by Jesus to gather in His Name.

Advent is the start of preparation and celebration as well as anticipation. We look forward to welcoming Jesus once again.


If you have an announcement, prayer request or for hymn or scripture readings, please contact us!  Messages may be left on the church telephone at (416)762-3960.

Music
Hope is a Star – p.7 Voices United
Long Ago and Far Away – p.195 More Voices
Let us Talents and Tongues Employ – p.468 Voices United
Peace Be with You – p.215 More Voices

Scripture Reading
Romans 15: 9-13

Weekly Prayers
Let us remember in prayer those who are sick, in hospital or at home.
Leroy N.
Doreen R.
Doris P.
Iris Y.
Gerald L.
Nancy U.
Betty T.
Those who are needing prayer for help in a difficult situation.
Those who long for HOPE in their lives.
Those who are recovering from an illness and all the caregivers.
Thank You to God for answers to prayer.

Amen.


Announcements

Christmas Fundraisers
Hand knitted Christmas Ornaments by Shirley W. On display in today’s Service. $1.00 each. These are wonderful tree decorations or to use as a garland.

Poinsettia Plants will be available to place in Memory of a loved one or as a Special Christmas Tribute.
$10 For small plant
$15 For medium plant
$25 for a large plant

Blessing Tree Ornaments are coming soon.

Contact the Church for information on any of these fantastic initiatives. 

December Outreach
Let’s make the month of December a time to give in our church community. The Food Bank is run each Wednesday by Syme 55+ Centre and Daily Bread Food Bank from 2- 4pm.

There are items that are in need and I believe we can help out. These include:

  • Juice boxes
  • Nut free snacks for children’s lunch boxes
  • Canned goods
  • Crackers
  • Pasta and Rice
  • Baby food and diapers

In-Person Sunday Services
If you wish to attend a Service in-person, please register by calling or emailing the Church office before the previous Saturday at noon. Registered attendees will be required to show proof of double-vaccination at the door when they arrive.

Greeters and Volunteer Ushers
We would be happy to welcome some more volunteers to help us in reopening our Church building more fully.  Please prayerfully consider if you could help. Thank you very much.

We are continuing to follow The Toronto Public Health Guidelines. These are updated every few weeks.  If you can help, please let us know by emailing or calling the church office at 416 762-3960. Thank you very much.

Ongoing Donations
A big “Thank You” to everyone who has continued to send in your church offerings, as they support the continued work of the Church including outreach, community support, ongoing services, and the United Church’s mission.

Treasurer Needed for North Runnymede United Church
We are looking for a new Treasurer for North Runnymede, to begin in January 2022. Responsibilities include working with the Finance Committee to develop budgets, report on the financial situation of the Church, and attending official Board Meetings. Orientation and training is available any time before the start date.  Please contact the Church for further information.