Weekly Announcements: January 21, 2018

Weekly Announcements:  January 21, 2018

Welcome, 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.

It’s Soup and roll Sunday!

Please join us this Sunday after service for our Soup and Bun lunch.  Free will offering in support of our M&S objective.

Coffee and Refreshment Times- Please join us for coffee at the back of the sanctuary before, and down in the Golden Jubilee Room following our service.

Infant Nursery- We are happy to provide a Nursery complete with a play pen, sink, toys etc. …but will not be staffed at the present time. Parents are asked to be responsible for their children. Change table is available in the family restroom in the upper hall.

Peace Candles – If you are a visitor with us this morning there are small votive candles available at the front of the sanctuary for you to take back to your home church.



Minister:                                           Rev. Dr. Abiel T. Khalema

minister@strathroyunitedchurch.ca          519-245-0276

Office Administrator:                                            Dianne Dixon

office@strathroyunitedchurch.ca                     519-245-0276


Music Director:                                                       Andy Cloutier


Custodian:                                                                John Larocque


Website Liaison:                                                          Gail Barker


Webmaster:  www.strathroyunitedchurch.ca       Debra Porte


Family Prayers

This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of Wellburn Pastoral Charge, consisting of Browns and North Nissouri United Churches,

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.


       Property Team


          Pancake Supper Feb.13,2018

Needed: A coordinator for the Pancake supper.

A full package of details is available from the office. It will be much appreciated if you can help.

Contact People: Ian Carter or Jenn Steele.



Community Life Team


Salvation Army Kettle Drive.  Majors Shea made the following announcement at the last Ministerial meeting that our Salvation Army Kettle Drive in Strathroy brought in $161,000.

Thank you to all who contributed by helping with the kettles and by donating.

Parlour Group:

Please come to the church on Monday, January 29th at 11:30 to car pool for lunch at the “Hillside Restaurant” in Kilworth.

To sign  up please contact Louise Gare 245-2032


Funeral Lunch Team:

We are in a time of renewal.

Our Funeral Lunch Team has retired and we are in search of 4 enthusiastic compassionate members who can take over this ministry in our church.  All details of the lunch are clearly recorded and easy to follow.  Your first contact would be

Dianne in our office.  Please consider helping on this team.

We thank, Marie Campbell, Donna Garrod,

Evelyn Bryant and Isobel Collins

for their compassionate  service to our

congregation and community.


Please have all Annual Reports for 2017 in to the office

by January 30th 2018.

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be on

Sunday, March 4, 2018 following the service.


Congregational Life Team


          Sunday School Team Leader: We are looking for a Sunday School Team Leader. If your heart moves you to try this position and you wish to talk to someone about what this entails please see Marjorie Harris after service or contact her at




v  All Team and Council minutes, governance etc.


v  updates from Presbytery and London Conference including “Essentials and any messages from our Moderator”


v  Prayer For Christian Unity Service To Be Held At The East Christian Reformed Church On Sun. Jan. 21, At 4pm.


v  Concerts:

– Emerging Classical Artist Series at the Aeolian Hall in London on Thursday, Feb. 1st will feature our own Andy Cloutier on guitar.


v  Valentines Concert at Melville United Church on

Saturday, February 17th.




Happy 45th Wedding Anniversary to

Rev. Abiel and Caroline

                        May you have many, many more!