GREETINGS                                                     April 6, 2017
                              SO WHAT WILL BE OUR SONG?
Our Transition Team thanks everyone who read and reflected on Scripture passages in February and March and who suggested themes that might become Marshall's "Motivating Vision".   Out of the multiple suggestions, our team has compacted the ideas and rephrased them as possible slogan-like themes.   Our six suggestions from which our congregation will choose this Sunday are:  
          LIVE IN FAITH, CONNECT,                   LIVING IN FAITH                              
               FIND YOUR WAY                     SERVING IN GOD'S WORLD
                 A LIVING FAITH                           DISCIPLES OF GOD
               FOSTERING HOPE                  FOSTERING HOPE AND LOVE
         WALKING IN GOD'S WAY                      A LIVING FAITH
       SERVING IN GOD'S WORLD                    BUILDING HOPE
There will be opportunity as we gather on Sunday to be open to further inspiration from the Holy Spirit should anyone present offer up one or two alternative phrases.   However it all works out we will leave Sunday morning with agreement among us as to the song God is calling Marshall to sing in ministry and mission for the next while. We will have chosen our Motivating Vision.
In our thoughts and prayers are Judy van Duzer, Connie Kuntz, Nancy Pierce, Geoffrey Parkinson (nephew of Patricia Bradshaw), Greta Marofke, grand-daughter of good friends of Kim and Mik Kimura. Greta is three years old and has a very rare form of cancer. She is currently receiving treatment from a specialist in the United States; family of Lois Runge.
A Celebration of Life Service for Lois Runge will be held at Marshall Memorial on Wednesday, April 12th at 1 p.m. with visitation time beginning at noon.



Livestreaming this Sunday
Our service this Sunday will not be available on our website as the worship will take place in the Hall.

United Churches of Ancaster Book Study
The last study session on the book, "Grounded - Finding God in the World" will take place on Wednesday, April 12 at Jerseyville United Church. Contact David Putnam at 905-648-4786 if you would like a ride to Jerseyville.

Time out with Trees
"Time Out with Trees".  Bring a lunch and join Rev. Disher at noon on Tuesdays in Brockhouse Park (corner of Wilson and Fiddler's Green) for a time of guided meditation.
Palm Sunday Breakfast and Combined Worship Service
Our Transition Team will host and offer breakfast to all beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 9th. After breakfast we will move into worship including time to focus in on the "Motivating Vision" for Marshall Memorial. Children's Cross Country program will be offered by Heather Franca.

THIS Sunday bring food to assist the youth at Living Rock Ministries.


Good Friday
The congregations of Marshall Memorial United, Ryerson United, Bethesda United, Bowman United, Copetown United and Jerseyville United will meet together in Jerseyville for worship on this day. A time of fellowship and refreshments will take place before the service from 9 to 10 a.m. The people of Jerseyville U.C. look forward to this opportunity to host a time of worship together starting at 10am.
UCW Luncheon
Please plan on attending our Spring Luncheon, open to all on May 3rd at noon in our church hall. Tickets will be available between Sunday services and after the second service on April 16th, April 23rd and April 30th. The UCW Contact person is Lynda Drennan.  The cost is $15 and the lunch will be catered by Frank Pierce.
Maundy Thursday
The Chancel Choir will present "Canticle of the Cross" on Maundy Thursday, April 13th at 7pm. Inspired by Celtic music traditions, this work, with a full screen presentation delivers a message of hope and assurance. Come at 6:30 and enjoy some refreshments with the choir before the presentation.

Men's Group at Warplane Museum
Don't forget the Men's Group outing to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum THIS Saturday April 8th.  Meet at the museum (9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope) between 9 and 9:30 a.m.  The cost is $10.