Weekly Announcements: August 5, 2018

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Please see our announcements for this Sunday, August 5th with Rev. Paul Ross in the pulpit.  If you have any pastoral emergencies please contact the office. 519-245-0276.


Please note we have openings for our VBC from August 13-17. Please let your families and neighbours know. They can register at the church office.


Have a great weekend!




Welcome to Strathroy

United Church


We are happy to have you with us this morning. If you are new to our church please feel free to ask our Ushers any questions about our worship service and facility.

We thank Rev. Paul for his message to us this morinng. Please join us for lemonade and a time of fellowship following the service.




Rev. Abiel would like the congregation to light a candle in their  homes every Wednesday evening at 7 pm for about 10 minutes until a new minister is selected. This shows our Search Team we support them and with the help of the Holy Spirit to guide them they will make the best selection of a minister for our church.                 



Summer Office Hours

The church office will be open:

Tuesday to Thursday 9-4  in August



Prayer Circle Box

The Prayer circle group have supplied Prayer Request Cards that are completely confidential. At the back of the GJR you will find a locked wooden box with a slot for cards.


Family Prayers

This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of the 43rd General Council in Oshawa.

Please keep Barb Bett, Claude Peyault and Evelyn Bryant in your prayers.

Note: Pastoral Care is important.  Please contact the church office if you are going into hospital or if you or a family member are needing Pastoral Care. Your name will not be in the bulletin unless we have permission from you to do so. We wish to offer Pastoral Care support and at the same time respect your confidentiality.




Congregational Life Team:  Sunday, Aug. 12 at 11:15 am

Community Life Team:      Wednesday, Sept. 5th at 11am

Church Council:             Tuesday, September 11th at 7pm


Community Life Team


Hospital Bears

Rev. Abiel delivers small teddy bears when he does his hospital pastoral care visits. Joan Gentleman has done one that is knitted and if you wish to knit/crochet some please contact her at 519-245-4037. We thank Evelyn Bryant who has done the material ones in the past.

We are having a bee to do the material ones on Wednesday, August 29th from 10-3pm(bring a bag lunch). Options to help are cutting, sewing, stuffing, some embroidery work.

You can be a part of the assembly line::>).


Farmers Market


We have applied for a booth at our local Farmers Market. Our goal is to promote our church and various programs to our community. Flyers will be available for information and various activities for children. We need your help too. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are willing to help promote our

church in a positive manner. If you could help out for 1 Saturday morning, that would be awesome. Please let anyone on Community Life Team know of your availability. Thanks.

We are also looking for a portable shade awning.





August 13-17, 2018

Time:9:00 am till 12 noon

Theme:   “Everyday  Superheroes, Finding Strength with God.”

“Age:      JK to Grade 6

Registration forms available.


Restructure of the

United Church of Canada


Please see below the links to bring you all up to date on the restructuring of the United Church of Canada.

Remit Enactment Means Major Structural Changes for the Church

  Yesterday afternoon GC43 enacted seven remits that originated at GC42 three years ago. Remit enactment represents one of the biggest structural changes in the history of The United Church of Canada. Before reaching the floor of GC43, a strong majority of pastoral charges and presbyteries voted in favour of the remits. The full news piece is available here. “Now the stage is set for a new structure that will take us into the years ahead,” says David Allen, Remit Implementation Project Leader with the United Church. “We can look forward to how the new structures will reflect our faithfulness to God in the future.”
Still have questions? Please contact remits@united-church.ca. Anyone can also sign up to receive the Remit Implementation newsletter here.






WHEN: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Friday August 24th


WHO: Youth grades 6-12.


WHAT: We will be having a 10-ft sundae at our next youth night! Yes, you heard me right, 10 FEET. So, come on out and bring some of your favourite toppings to share and make this sundae delicious!


If you do not have any toppings of your own, do not worry we will be providing some as well. If you can not eat ice cream or have any allergies please let me know!

Come on out for:







If you have any questions, please e-mail Kaeleigh atkaeleighb13@hotmail.com.