This Sunday – 30 October

Rev. Janet is currently on vacation so the worship service this coming Sunday is being led by Rev. Don Muir.

The Epistle reading is Romans 5:1-11 and the Scripture reading is John 1:14-18.  The sermon title is “The Gift of Grace”.

A short bio from Rev. Muir —  Don graduated from Knox College in 1980 and began a ministry that would lead him to the pastoral charges of Burks Falls, Sundridge and Magnetawan (1980-1983), New Liskeard (1983-1994) and Stouffville (1994-2003).  In 2003, Don was appointed Deputy Clerk of the General Assembly and works out of the national office in Toronto. Don resides in Toronto with his wife, Irene, and is the doting father of three daughters. In his spare time he loves to read historical fiction and take long walks or bicycle trips along the cities many trails.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Wednesday, November 2nd – No drop-in hours.
  • Thursday, November 3rd – Drop-in hours from 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Sunday, November 6th – Remembrance Sunday
  • Sunday, November 6th – Budget Presentation
  • Sunday November 13th – Rev. Dr. Charles Fensham, Professor of Systematic Theology at Knox College (Anniversary Sunday guest preacher)

ANNOUNCEMENTS (older announcements are below)

With sincere thanks…

We sincerely thank Blair for all his hard work, enthusiasm and energetic endeavours to build the body of Christ over the years. Our former clerk of session submitted his resignation from active service as an elder in September’s session meeting. We sincerely apologize for the delay in letting the whole congregation know but we wanted to give Blair some time to contact the members of his district first.

   Holidays

Rev. Janet will be on holiday from October 27th to November 2nd. She will return on Thursday, November 3rd and drop-in hours will be that day from 9 to 11 a.m.

 

2017 Budget Presentation

Please attend this important presentation on Sunday, November 6th immediately following the worship service in the sanctuary. Fellowship Hour will take place after the budget presentation. We will vote on the budget two weeks later.

Financial Results – January 1 to September 30, 2016

Receipts –                                                 $149,181

Disbursements –                                       $156,478

Excess of Disbursements over Receipts – ($7,297)

Please note that the disbursements include $16,354 in expenses related to MHP 125 projects. These expenses will be removed from disbursements, capitalized and shown on the balance sheet in the year end financial statements.

In addition, there has also been an additional $9,746 in expenses related to the completion of the men’s bathroom that have been capitalized and are therefore not included in the disbursements total shown above. These expenses were shown as disbursements until the August financial results.

Calling All Men

If you enjoy singing and plan to join us for the Remembrance Day service on November 6, come and be part of the pick-up male choir. A rehearsal will be held today for not more than 30 minutes immediately following the morning service, and between 9:45 and 10:15 on Nov 6. The two songs are: On Eagles’ Wings, and Days of Elijah. — All are welcome!

Spic and Span

Do you like things neat and tidy? Do you like to dust or vacuum, sweep or mop? Please speak to Pat R or Peter C if you are able to help clean our church.

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