Weekly Announcements: April 14, 2019 – Palm Sunday

Good afternoon Everyone

In case you haven’t been advised we are mourning the passing of Anne Pelkman. Click to view Obituary of Anne Pelkman A Celebration of her Life will be held here at Strathroy United Church on Saturday, April 13th at 11 am followed by lunch in the Golden Jubilee Room.

Please see below our announcements for this week.

You are invited to join us this Sunday for Palm Sunday that will be featuring our  Youth and Sunday School Children.  Good Friday services will be on teh 19th at 10 a.m. and Easter celebrations with communion will be on the 21st of April.  Please join us as we celebrate this Easter Season.



Congregational Life Team: Thurs. April 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Community Life Team:           Wed. May 15th at 6:30 pm


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 Megan, Matt, Sullivan and Noah and Evelyn Bryant in your prayers.

Flowers in the Sanctuary this morning are to the Glory of God and in memory of Anne Pelkman. They have been lovingly placed by her family.

We celebrated Anne’s life yesterday and she will truly be missed by her family, church and community. Please keep her family in your prayers.





–          Movie Afternoon Sunday May 19 following Soup n Roll Lunch -2 movies -Adult and Children’s

–          VBS    for August 6-9 this Summer.  Stay Tuned!


Friendship Club/Parlour Group :Wed., April 17th – 2p.m.

A joint meeting of the Friendship Club and Parlour Group. Valarie Hesser will show pictures and talk about her trip to South Africa sponsored by “Friends of Orphans” and “Shamwari Game Reserve”. Everyone is welcome!


Victorian Tea

  Strathroy United Church

   131 Front St, Strathroy

Thursday May 9, 2019   2:00 p.m.

Proceeds to Strathroy United Church General Fund $12.00

Advance tickets only

Available before and after the service and from the Church office.



140th Anniversary

‘Gratitude’ – for where we have been and where we are going.  Please join us on Sunday May 05 at 10:00 a.m. to help us celebrate 140 years .

We have Rev. Chris Fickling, Rev Anne Beattie-Stokes, Rev. Abiel, special music by Tyler Kennedy and a choir number. We are asking you to invite friends,

family and any past members to come as well. We are looking for past choir members, or any persons wanting to join the choir for the  ‘singing’ on that day.

There will be 1 practice on Thurs. May 02 at 7:00 p.m.  There are ‘sign up’ sheets in the GJR to enable us to tally numbers for the ‘hot lunch’ to follow the service.

You don’t want to miss it.!!!!!!!  Any questions please feel free to contact us at 519 245 0989.

Memorial Flowers: The Congregational Life Team is requesting flowers/plants(No lilies please due to allergies) to assist with decorating the sanctuary for Easter. If they are donated in memory of a loved one please let Dianne know in the office by April 16th so she can put the information in the bulletin. Please bring your flowers/plants to the church on Thursday April 18th either from 10-11 a.m. or 7-8 pm. We would appreciate you taking your flowers home following the Easter service. If you have any questions please contact Gerry Adlington at 519-245-4708.




          . The end of March financials are available at the back of the Sanctuary for those who would like a copy.


                                                                             Yard Clean up!!!


In preparation for Strathroy United’s 140th anniversary celebration, the Property team is looking for volunteers to support our annual spring clean up.

Weather permitting, we will be gathering from 9am until 11am on the morning of Saturday April 27th 2019 to tidy up the property.Please email SUCpropertyteam@gmail.com if you will be able to support. We will have tasks available for every skill set!

Thank you for your support       The Property Team


Good Friday: April 19th 10 am


Good Friday occurs two days before Easter Sunday. It is the day when Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, which plays an important part in the Christian faith.




EASTER – April 21st 10 am       Holy Communion

Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Please join us to celebrate and gather together for communion as we recognize this day of resurrection!   Christ is Alive!!

Dianne Dixon
Office Administrator for
Strathroy United Church