Sunday Service Dec 5, 2021

Welcome to a new day, week and month. December is here and Christmas is coming soon!

We continue our Advent journey to Christmas this week with the theme of PEACE. In our Worship Service the Advent Candle of Peace will be lit along with the Candle of Hope.

Look for a story about Peace featuring some beautiful origami Cranes. Thank you Nancy U. for your lovely creations.

Please join us as we pray for much longed for Peace.


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
Jesus Came Bringing Us Hope – p.33 More Voices
A Candle is Burning – p.6 Voices United
Peace Like a River
Peace Be With You – p.215 More Voices

Scripture Reading
Isaiah 11: 1-9

Candle of Peace Lighting
Simon and Cole H.

Weekly Prayers
Today we Pray especially for Peace.
May God help us to be peacemakers as well.

We remember those who are sick and those who are recuperating.

We pray for the lonely and sad.
We pray for those celebrating and joyous.

We pray for our families and church family.
We pray for our friends and neighbours.

Amen.


Announcements

Christmas Fundraisers

  • Knitted Ornaments by Shirley W. A large assortment of colourful, cheerful Ornaments for a tree or as a garland are available. $1 a piece. They also make a lovely present topper and gift.
  • Poinsettias to place in the church and/or to take home. These can be in memory of or to honour someone or because it is Christmas time. $10-$25 depending on size.
  • Blessing Tree Ornaments for a gift of $5 or more to be placed on the church tree.

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

Christmas 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.