Weekly Announcements: February 4, 2018

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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.

We thank Ian Peer for his message to us this morning.

 Ian Peer has been happily retired from the London Police since December of 2011.  He began as a Constable and retired as Deputy Chief after 30 years of service .  He served on the Board of Elders and Finance Committee of Metropolitan United Church in London.

 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  519-280-5040

Music Director:                                                       Andy Cloutier   519-854-8574

Child Youth Leader:                                          Kaeleigh Berdan 519-245-0276

Custodian:                                                                John Larocque 519-245-1304

Webmaster:  www.strathroyunitedchurch.ca       Debbie Porte



Family Prayers


This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of Camp Kee Mo Kee.


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.                        


Walk In Bible Study:  Wednesday, February 7th(note correction) from 10-11 am.   Parable of the Lost Coin. Luke 15: 8-9.  Please just walk in and join us!


Community Life Team


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

Tina Zimmermann.  Please consider helping on this team.


M & S Soup & Bun Lunch Sunday Feb. 18 & March 18 after service.  Come and join us for a great lunch, visit with friends and support our M & S objective.

World Day of Prayer – Friday March 2 at 2:00 pm. Please support us as we host this special service with 9 other churches in our community and show how great we are.  Theme is “All God’s Creation Is Very Good” put on by the people of Suriname. Reception afterwards.

Friendship Club:

The Friendship Club will be meeting at Season’s on February 14th at 2 pm. Please sign in at the desk and car pool as there is limited parking.   Everyone Welcome!

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



Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be on

Sunday, March 4, 2018 following the service.

          Tax Receipts will be  available at the back of the Sanctuary on Sunday, February 11th .


          Upcoming Meetings:

          –        Council meeting to review the proposed budget for 2018 is scheduled for Sunday, February 11th following the service.

           –        Congregational Life Team Sunday, March 11th 11:15 am

           –        Community Life Team Sunday, March 11th at 11:15


v  All Team and Council minutes, governance etc.

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

v  Licensed Lay Worship Leader Courses: Register by June 2018 for: September 2018, March and July 2019. More info on the poster.

v  Concerts:

v  Valentines Concert at Melville United Church on Saturday, February 17th.





v  Community: “Intro to Basic Budgeting” Strathroy Library on Saturday February. 10, 11am -2pm


              Winter Garden

          “In winter’s cold and sparkling snow,
The garden in my mind does grow.
I look outside to blinding white,
And see my tulips blooming bright.
And over there a sweet carnation,
Softly scents my imagination.

On this cold and freezing day,
The Russian sage does gently sway,
And miniature roses perfume the air,
I can see them blooming there.
Though days are short, my vision’s clear.
And through the snow, the buds appear.

In my mind, clematis climbs,
And morning glories do entwine.
Woodland phlox and scarlet pinks,
Replace the frost, if I just blink.
My inner eye sees past the snow.
And in my mind, my garden grows.”
– Cynthia Adams. First published in Birds and Blooms magazine, Dec/Jan 2003



Dianne Dixon

Office Administrator for

Strathroy United Church