Weekly Announcements: May 6, 2018

Please see below the announcements for this coming Sunday, May6th . It is the 139thAnniversary of Strathroy United Church and our guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Jenny Stephens from the United Church General Office.

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.

This morning we welcome Rev. Dr. Jenny Stephens as our Guest Speaker to help us celebrate our 139th anniversary.  Please join us downstairs in the Golden Jubilee room for cake, refreshments and a chance to speak to Rev. Stephens.   

 

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The Tulips this morning are in loving memory  of Grace and Henk VanderDuim and also commemorate the 73rd year of the liberation of Holland. They have been lovingly placed by:  Ida Traxler, Hessel VanderDuim and families.

 

 

 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

50 YEARS AND COUNTING

George and Joan Thompson

Saturday,  May 12, 2018

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Open House

Strathroy  United Church

(Golden Jubilee Room)

Best Wishes Only Please

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.

 

Prayer Circle Box

The Prayer circle group have supplied Prayer Request Cards that are completely confidential. At the back of the sanctuary 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 Komoka United Church.                                      

Please keep Orma Blackwell in your prayers as she recuperates at home.

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.

 

Strathroy United Church sermons and music are uploaded weekly to YouTube.  Links to our YouTube sermons and music can be found on the Strathroy United Church website, face book pages or YouTube.  If you wish to have weekly links sent to you via e-mail, send your e-mail address to David Honsberger at rockets@webgate.net

Community Life Team

We collect food donations weekly for our grocery cart to be split between WRRC and the Salvation Army. Remember this ministry when you do your shopping.  Please help us help those in need. Thank you.

 

Friendship Club:

Friendship Clun Members are to join with the Probus Club at the Seniors Centre at 10 a.m. on May 8th to hear a presentation from a retired teacher who has been to Uganda twice.

Others are most welcome. We are to go to Tia’s for lunch at 11.30. Please contact Shirley Aerts 519 245 1141 re your meal so we can have a spot reserved.

 

Walk in Bible Study -Wednesday, May 9th 10 am.

Bring your parables!                                           

Finance Team

 

Finance Update:  as of March 31, 2018

 

Envelope Revenues       $1,585 weekly for a total of $19,017

Expenses                       $4,161 weekly for a total of $49,931

Shortfall                         $2,576 weekly

 

Mission and Service       $4,419 compared to $3,649 at this time in 2017 and our 2018 commitment is $20,000.

 

Special Project Fund     $6,480 raised until the end of March 2018 with a goal of $9,687.71 plus           HST and a $1,000 contingency.

 

Compassionate Fund     $826.00 – the next grocery cards will be distributed in October

 

Church Mission Fund     $340.00 (designated to Hospitality meal)

For more detailed information there are copies of the full financial statements available at the back of the church. If you wish these can also be made available by email and there is a paper and pen provided to facilitate this type of distribution.

BULLETIN BOARD ITEMS

Maria St. Entrance

Includes Council and Team Minutes, Governance information, London Conference, United Church and Middlesex Presbytery information.

Ø Strathroy Chorale and the Belle Canto Singers-

        St. John’s Anglican Church

        Sunday, May 6th at 2:30pm.

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OUR MINISTRY TEAM

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                           Debbie.porte@hotmail.ca

Face Book Administrators: Tina Zimmermann and David Honsberger

Links:https://www.facebook.com/groups/2197988933761213/https://www.facebook.com/strathroyunitedchurch/

Spring and Summer

     Office Hours

 

The church office will be open:

Monday to Thursday – 9-4 May &June

Tuesday to Thursday -9-4  July & August

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Community Life Team  Tues. May 8th at 11 am

Congregational  Life Team     Thurs. May 10th at 6pm

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING TUES. JUNE 12 AT 7PM

 

 

Dianne Dixon

Office Administrator for Strathroy United Church
519-245-0276