The Ministry For Sunday February 24:
Rev. Bob Lockhart
Accompanist: Noah Borin
Greeters: Ruby & Bill Fisher
Scripture Reader: Bill Fisher
Up Coming Events:
Wednesday February 27: Bible Study @ 7:00 pm in the lounge
- Luke 19:1-10 Jesus welcomes those who are outsiders
- Luke 19:10-26 The parable of the gold coins
Wednesday March 6: Bible Study @ 7:00 pm
- Luke 6: 20-49 Jesus, wisdom teacher and guide
Sunday March 10th: Annual Meeting @ 11:00 am
- Please bring a lunch to share.
Background Information and Current Update:
The news from Rev. Douglas and Evelyn Powell: The nights are cold and the hotel is very rustic. However the people are very friendly. They have 89 students in their English classes.
United Church provides $30,000 in assistance to the victims of the Civil War in Syria: Last week the United Church made available $15,000 to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank- Mennonite Central Committee which is organizing food aid for displaced people within Syria. Another $15,000, from the United Church’s Emergency Response Fund, was contributed to the Middle East Council of Churches which is providing emergency relief to Syrian refugees. This is in addition to $30,000 that was previously sent. Additional funds from the Emergency Response Fund will be considered as the situation in Syria unfolds. What you can do: Pray for those who have lost loved ones, their homes, and their livelihoods; pray that the war will end; donate to the Emergency Relief Fund of the UCC.
Daily Scripture Readings for 2nd week of Lent:
Monday: Isaiah 55:1-13 Come buy wine and milk without money!
Tuesday: Luke 13: 1-9 The parable of the barren fig tree.
Wednesday: Luke 19:1-9 Jesus and Zacchaeus
Thursday: Luke 19:11-26 The parable of the Gold Coins
Friday: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 God will not let you be tested beyond your strength.
Saturday: Psalm 63:1-8 I long for you, O God.