GREETINGS                                                 June 21, 2018
Words to Ponder as Summer Begins

"What is unique about a moment that has the power to bless us and the potential to feed us is not so much the power of the moment itself, but rather the quality of presence we bring to that moment. Our presence can change an ordinary, unnoticed moment into a moment of beauty that can feed the soul. Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbs to angels, but this can happen only if you are willing to unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to harvest its treasure."
 
- Macrina Wiederkehr, A Tree Full of Angels

THOUGHTS & PRAYERS
In our thoughts and prayers are Judy VanDuzer, Larry Webber and Patricia Bradshaw's grandson, Daniel. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Time Out with Jesus
Tuesday at noon in Brockhouse Park (Fiddler's Green and Wilson Sts.) Bring a lunch and share in a half hour or more of time for meditation and prayer. Should the weather be unpleasant, we will meet in The Gathering Place.
 
Rev. LeSage's Welcome

On Saturday June 23rd from 2 to 4 p.m. the congregation will have the opportunity to meet and chat with our new Minister, Reverend √Čtienne LeSage at a drop-in reception in the hall.

  

Coffee's On!
If I haven't had a chance to meet with you and thank you for your support
during my two years of Interim Ministry at Marshall Memorial, please feel free to drop into The Gathering Place on Monday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to noon or from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., or on Wednesday, June 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Refreshments and light snacks will be available and I would welcome an opportunity to thank you personally. -- Harry
(Note: I had hoped to be present also on Wednesday morning, June 27, but other commitments have come into play).       

Thank you!
THANK YOU to the congregation of Marshall Memorial for last Sunday's moving and celebrative service and community gathering time recognizing my two years of Interim Ministry among you. I will enjoy your gifts of wine, books to read from Indigo of my choosing, and
opportunities to go golfing in a number of venues in Southern Ontario.
Blessings upon you all and my deepest gratitude. -- Harry

Rayanne Ward-Bishun
Rayanne Ward-Bishun, grand-daughter of Mabel Ward, is about to fulfill an lifetime dream.  Trained in civil engineering she has signed on with Engineering Ministries International, a nonprofit Christian ministry working to help transform lives and help persons in poverty. She will
spend her fall term working out of their South Africa office in Cape Town and will also spend some time preparing designs for orphan villages in Zambia and a medical university expansion in Tanzania. If you wish to help support her in this ministry, talk to Mabel, or donate online a
emiworld.org/give.

Congratulations!!

At the City of Hamilton's 23rd Annual  Senior of the Year awards lst week, Betty Kobayashi was  named Hamilton's "Senior Citizen of the Year"!   Betty was recognized for her outstanding volunteer contributions to the community.

 

EVENTS

Joint Worship Service & Lunch - Ancaster United Churches
Date:  Sunday, June 24, 2018
Start Time:  10:00 a.m.  (please note revised time)
Location:  Bethesda United Church, 584 Garner Rd W

 

This Sunday Bethesda United Church will host a joint worship service with the theme "The Whole People of God."  Weather permitting, this service will take place outdoors, in Bethesda's beautiful "Healing Garden" and will move to various stations surrounding the church as we consider the mind, body and spirit.  Bring a folding chair so that you can sit at each station during the service.

 

Following the service there will be a potluck lunch, so bring a cold food item to contribute to this meal.  Picnic tables and shelters will be available.  This should be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a church picnic and get to know others in Ancaster's United Church community.  A few old fashioned Sunday School picnic games will follow.  See you there!


Vacation Bible School
Registration forms are now available on our website or on the bulletin board down the hall.  It is in the mornings from July 3rd to 6th for children SK to grade 6.  The cost is $25 with cheques payable to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.

Accommodations Needed
A mature female student who will be attending Redeemer University College in the Fall is looking for accommodation.  She does not have a vehicle so the closer to Redeemer or on a bus line the better.  She is looking for a small studio, 1 bedroom apartment or small granny flat.  If you have a room available or know of someone who does, kindly contact Janice Howie at 519-362-8395.

Joy Day
Many of you have been asking about "JOY DAY" already.  That in itself brings me such joy!  All I know at this point is that it will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Waterfront Centre once again.  Please mark your calendars.  You can contact Nancy Pierce at 519.304.3710 or nkpierce.oils@gmail.com or text 905.921.7882,  if you are new to Joy Day and would like to know more about it.

Summer Services
The following is a listing of the Summer Worship Schedule:

June 24, 2018, 10:00am - Joint Service with the Ancaster United Churches at Bethesda United Church for Worship & a potluck lunch

July 1, 2018, 10:00am - Combined Service at Marshall to welcome Rev. √Čtienne LeSage

July 8, 2018, 10am - Joint Service at Ryerson United Church with Rev. Redford and Rev. LeSage

July 15, 2018, 10am - Joint Service at Ryerson United Church with Rev. Redford and Rev. LeSage

July 22, 2018, 10am - Joint Service at Ryerson United Church with Rev. Redford 

July 29, 2018, 10am - Joint Service at Ryerson United Church with Rev. Redford 

August 5, 2018, 10am - Joint Service at Marshall Memorial with Rev. LeSage

August 12, 2018, 10am - Joint Service at Marshall Memorial with Rev. LeSage

August 19, 2018, 10am - Joint Service at Marshall Memorial with Phillip Harrison

August 26, 2018, 10am - Joint Service at Marshall Memorial with Joan Williams

September 2, 2018, 10am - One Service at Marshall Memorial with Rev. LeSage