GREETINGS                           March 3rd, 2016

Hello my beloved Church,


I trust that you all survived the snow storm. I was quite surprised by it all! At 5:00 there was nothing and by 6:30 the wind was howling and the snow was coming down so very quickly! And the next day the sun was shining! This week coming is supposed to be balmy!!! Crazy weather!


We are about halfway through Lent. It often seems like a long season of the Christian year. It is also a very important one and offers us the rich opportunity to examine how we walk with Christ. I trust that as your read the Gospel of John, that you will discover more about who Jesus is!


This Friday (tomorrow)- March the 4th at 2:30 there will be a World Day of Prayer Service at Jerseyville United Church It is open to all people and I know that those who attend will receive a warm welcome!


In our thoughts and prayers are Jutta Haas, Nancy Lane & Norm McMullan and Stella Rutherford

The flowers are placed by the Kobayashi and Koike families in memory of Sanro & Yoshie Kobayashi  and also there are flowers in memory of
Bill Cairney from his loving family.

From the Library
The Upper Room March/April booklets are available.
Sally Anderson
This past week Sally Anderson was competing in the Special Olympics National Winter Games in Newfoundland.
Living Rock
Next week bring your groceries to support the youth at the Living Rock.
Contemporary Service
Tired of not being totally sure of the tunes during early service?
Here they are in advance for you to look up on YouTube.
This Sunday's selection is as follows:
1.     One of Us by Joan Osborne
2.     Put A Little Love In Your Heart- Performed by Annie Lennox and Al
3.     Put Your Hand in the Hand - Performed by Ocean
4.     This Is The Day (live) Performed by Hillsong Kids
5.     Saved - Performed by Third Day
6.     Let Us Break Bread Together (Voices United)
7.     Not Be Shaken Performed by Vineyard Music and Michael Hansen



Lenten Lunches
Once again during Lent the Ancaster Ministerial Association will sponsor weekly luncheons with a devotional and special music.  Come to Ancaster Christian Reformed Church each Wednesday at noon and share in the fellowship. The cost is $8. There is additional information posted on the bulletin board in the hall. Come and share in the  fellowship!!! It is an excellent Lenten discipline to be a part of these gatherings each week.
March 9th
The Rev. Brian Dunlop, Turning Point Church
March 16th
Father Ian Duffy, St. Anne's Roman Catholic Parish
March 23rd
The Rev. Thom Davies, Ryerson United Church

Messy Church
Messy Church for March will run in conjunction with the Maundy Thursday potluck supper.
March 24th is Maundy Thursday and at 6:00 we will share a joint pot luck supper with our neighboring United Churches and we will have a presentation by Regina Haggo on depictions of "The Last Supper" and how they have changed over the years. 

March 25th is a joint service at Ryerson United Church at 10:00. 

Easter celebrations will be March 27th!!!

Quilling Techniques
Learn the art of quilling techniques and design. Come and join us in a hands on workshop with Nancy Pierce, on Monday afternoon March 14th, beginning at 1:00 in the parlor. 519 304 3710

East Coast Pub Night
Purchase your tickets today for the East Coast Pub Night at 6pm on Saturday, April 2nd. Music is by Dunns & Doyles and included with your dinner will be a glass of wine all for $45. There will be a cash bar.
Rummage and Garage Sale
The UCW & Outreach committee are holding a Rummage & Garage Sale on Saturday April 30th, 2016. Gently used items would be greatly appreciated including men, women and children's clothing, shoes, purses and household articles. Drop off is no later than Friday April 29th at noon.