GREETINGS               October 15th, 2015

Greetings All!


I trust that you are all enjoying turkey sandwiches and turkey soup....

We have a great deal for which we should be thankful.


Many of you have been asking about Maryella. I phoned her yesterday and asked how she is doing. She told me to tell you that she is doing fine. That is all the news that I have on that front but when I have more and Maryella's permission, I will let you know.


I hope that many of you are engaged with the Psalms. I would like to remind you that there are cards upon which you can write questions, insights, favorite verses, verses that speak to you and offer those to God as part of your weekly offering. In addition, Judy and I have been posting on the Marshall Facebook page what strikes us as we read the Psalms.


Here are some of the responses that were placed on the offering plate:


Psalm 30 - healing. I was healed from the pain in my back.


There are people that think they can live life without God. We must have God in our lives.


Psalm 9:10 "...for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you."


Psalm 2 reminds me of Handel's Messiah.


Psalm 5: 1- 3 and 11-12 are very comforting verses.


The first ten psalms are very similar- be good and God will love you.


Thank you for those offerings! Please keep them coming. This is a great discipline for all of us and I love to think that we are reading our Bibles with a purpose!!!


Several weeks ago I asked people about their willingness to participate in worship .Usually  in August, I prepare a roster so that people know when they are reading.... The response to that email was for some people to let me know that they no longer wanted to participate or not as regularly. My intent was to open this up to others who may like to participate but of whom I was not aware. If you would like to participate in either the 10:30 service or the 9:00 service would you please let me know via email or a phone call so that I can make up the roster? If you are still willing to participate would you please confirm that for me via email or phone call? I would really appreciate it as I would like to have the roster made up by the end of October.


In our thoughts and prayers are Rebecca McCartney and Maryella Minor.
The flowers in the sanctuary today are placed by Linda Moore
in loving memory of her parents Les & Gwen Bradley, and her niece Alison Bradley.
Study Groups
The groups are ongoing and people are welcome to join anytime!!

Judy Munro has had several people mention that they were unable to be at church on September 27th to see her Watoto presentation. She would like to let people know that the service was live-streamed that day and can be viewed on the church website -
Audio Visual
HELP is needed on Sundays in the audio-visual pit for the Contemporary service. Training will be provided. Once or twice a month would be very helpful. Please e-mail Kerry at or call 905-317-5673 for further information.

Treats and Treasures
Fall is a perfect time to clean out the clutter from our homes.  Please consider donating gently used items to our Treats and Treasures sale. We will take your items ahead of the November 21st date.  Just drop the marked box (Treats and Treasures) in the foyer or, if you need help transporting items, please contact Sue Lane (905-574-6272 or or Kerry Radigan (905-648-5955 or and we will assist you. Thank you for your generosity!
Books! Books! Books!
The Book Sale on Treats & Treasures Day needs your previously loved and well-cared-for books of all kinds - fiction, non-fiction, paperbacks, hard covers, children's, young adults' - published since 2000.
Please drop them off at the church library November 16th - 20th. If you have any questions, call Brian and Pat McKnight at 905-648-6266 or email  
Country Cafe
November 21 is just around the corner and the Country Cafe needs your help for the Treats and Treasures bizarre. Please consider donating food items and volunteering your time to make chili, sandwiches and to serve the community. Donation lists and Volunteer sheets are posted on the bulletin board for you to sign. The Country Cafe is a favourite of those attending the event and a great chance to welcome the community to our church. Thanks for your help! Questions? Call Shelley Marshall at
Bake Table
Keep those ovens warm as you plan your offerings for the Treats and Treasures Bake Table . This is another quick recipe you might like to add to your collection. These chocolate brownies are delicious, they have a thin, firm icing...makes packaging them easy and know we eat with our eyes first!

1 cup sugar           pinch of salt            5 tbsp. butter 
2 eggs                       4 tablespoons cocoa             2/3 cups flour
1/3 cup whipping cream             1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 chopped walnuts (optional)
Cream sugar and butter. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into greased 8 inch pan. Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes.
2 tablespoons cocoa              2 tablespoons butter (softened)                        
3 tablespoons strong coffee (liquid)                 icing sugar
Mix ingredients and add icing sugar until it is the consistency of icing. I tend to reduce the sugar making a thinner icing more like a glaze.

Joy Day

The Hamilton Presbyterial UCW is once again hosting "JOY DAY" at the Waterfront Centre on SATURDAY DECEMBER 5, 2015. The catered lunch is lovely and the fellowship is wonderful! It is a very good opportunity to meet other ladies from various churches throughout the area. The afternoon entertainment is always fun..... a fantastic day for $25.00! Carpooling from the church will be arranged. Registration DEADLINE is NOVEMBER 23/15. Please reserve your spot by contacting Nancy Pierce @ 519.304.3710 OR Feel free to bring a friend. Let's have a good turnout from Marshall and support our Presbytery!!!


Micah House Banquet
Our annual fundraising banquet is next week Thursday, October 22 at the Michelangelo Banquet Centre at 1555 Upper Ottawa St. S.   We are excited to have Lorna Dueck as our guest speaker this year.  The doors open at 5:30.   The meal is free but you will be asked for a donation.
If you have not already done so, you can register for this event by calling us at 905-296-4387 or by emailing us at
We hope you will be able to join us.    Sincerely,  Your friends at Micah House

 On October 23rd at 7:45 at the Ancaster Christian Reformed Church there will be a concert featuring the Trillium Brass Quintet, John Vanderlaan on organ and Joyce Postmus on piano. Tickets are $20 per person. 905-648-3170