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September 18th, 2016
August 25th, 2016
September 19th, Monday Communication will meet at 9 am.
Have you checked your mailbox lately. Many people
June Maginn is selling our Sunday service pictures for 25 cents each, If you see any you would like to have in your albums please contact June!Food Vouchers can be purchased every Sunday after Church or Monday - Friday 9:00 until noon in the Church office. NO FRILLS vouchers are accepted at the No Frills gas bar!
Do you have a favourite hymn from Voices United or More Voices
you would like to sing some Sunday morning? If so, please send me
An e-mail and I will try and include it in a future service.
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Lay Readers: We would like to update our list for lay readers with names, telephone numbers and email addresses. If you have served as a lay reader in the past perhaps you would consider doing it again and if you have never served in this capacity we would love to have you do so. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of the sanctuary.
For those who do not have an e-mail address please pick
August 19th Dennis Payne & Pete Gilliland
August 26th Ken Simpson & Lloyd MacDonald
The crest is the official signature of The United Church of Canada, placed on legal documents, ordination and commissioning certificates, and licences to perform the sacraments. Designed by the Rev. Dr. Victor T. Mooney (a treasurer of the United Church), it was officially adopted in 1944 by the 11th General Council.
For our church members, this insignia is a spiritual and historic reminder. Its oval shape is derived from the outline of a fish, a symbol of identity by early Christians. The initials of the words "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour" spell the Greek word for fish.
The crest is designed in the form of a St. Andrew's Cross with an insignia in each of the four corners. The "X" at the centre, the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, is a traditional symbol for Christ.
In the four corners of the crest are symbols, three
of which are particularly associated with the three
communions—Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian—that united to
form The United Church of Canada in 1925.
• The open Bible represents the Congregational
Churches with their emphasis upon God's truth that makes people free.
From this communion we have a heritage of liberty in prophesying, love
of spiritual freedom, awareness of the creative power of the Holy
Spirit, and clear witness for civic justice.
• The dove is emblematic of the Holy Spirit (Mark
1:10) whose transforming power has been a distinctive mark of Methodism.
Here our heritage is one of evangelical zeal, concern for human
redemption, warmth of Christian fellowship, the testimony of spiritual
experience, and the ministry of sacred song.• The burning bush is the
symbol of Presbyterianism. It refers to the bush that burned and was not
consumed (Exodus 3:2), and symbolizes the indestructibility of the
church. From Presbyterianism we have received a heritage of high regard
for the dignity in worship, the education of all people, the authority
of scripture, and the church as the Body of Christ.
• The symbols alpha and omega in the lower quarter are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. They symbolize the eternal living God, in the fullness of creation (Revelation 1:8).
The Latin words ut omnes unum sint that surround the symbols on the crest mean That all may be one and are taken from John 17:21. They are a reminder that we are both a "united" and "uniting" church.
In 1980, a French translation of The United Church
of Canada—L'Église Unie du Canada—was authorized by General Council
In August of 2012, at General Council 41, The
United Church of Canada acknowledged the presence and spirituality of
Aboriginal peoples in the United Church by revising the church's crest.
The crest changes include incorporating the four colours of the
Aboriginal medicine wheel (yellow as a symbol of life and Asian
people, black as a symbol of the south and dark-skinned people of the
world, red as a symbol of the west and Aboriginal peoples, and white as
the colour of the north and white-skinned people) and adding the Mohawk
Thank You to Zion United Church, New Hamburg
A NOTE FROM OUR MINISTER
"It is my desire to tell and remind people that there is nothing they can do to make God love them more and nothing they have done that would make God love them less. The more people realize how deeply they are loved by God the more they will begin to resemble the children of God in the church and in the community. If the members of this congregation don't hear they are loved by God every week then I kindly ask them to put me back on track."
Reverend: Blair Corcoran
Reverend Blair has suggested a great website/tool for bible study. A link is available at the bottom of this page or click here www.biblegateway.com
If you would like to take part during Sunday services please e-mail Reverend Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at 519.481.0978 to be added to our list
For Comments, Redactions, Revisions, Corrections, Omissions or Additions Please Contact
John Kent Sexton MBA, MFA
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