THOUGHTS & PRAYERS
We continue to remember those who are suffering with ill health, both physical and mental.  Please remember John Frazer in your prayers.

EVENTS

 

Sunday Service
Join us this Sunday as we celebrate Communion at our Contemporary Service with the band at 9am or at 10:30 for our Traditional Service with our Choir. 

From the Camera of the Minister
Rev. Étienne will be leading us in worship.  Click on the video below for his special invitation.



Thanksgiving by the peartree!
Thanksgiving by the pear tree!

 

 

Spiritual Growth and Transformation
And all of us... are being transformed into the (image of Christ) from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit. (2Cor 3:8)

We know that God loves and accepts us exactly as we are,  and  that God's purpose for us is our transformation into the image of Jesus. As a church, part of our mission is to help with that transformation. As a starting point, we'd like to hear how your transformation is going and what you are hoping for in the next year.

On Thanksgiving, you will be invited to fill in a green form in the pews, answering these questions:
Tell us how God has changed or transformed you spiritually in the past year.
Tell us how you would like God to change or transform you spiritually in the coming year.

If you would like to answer the questions in advance, or if you will not be at worship this weekend, you can fill in the attached word document and then either print it out and bring it in, or email it to the church:   marshall4631@gmail.com.

Covenanting Service
It is time for all of us to commit with Rev. Étienne and Presbytery into this new chapter of Marshall's ministry.    He will be formally installed as our minister during our  covenanting service held in our sanctuary on Sunday October 14th at 3pm.    Please come and join in the joyful vows that will be shared by all of us.

Name Tags
Please wear your name tags during the Services so that Rev. Étienne can learn your names.  This is also helpful in identifying the visitors among us and making them feel welcome.

Food Donations for Living Rock Ministries
Don't forget your food donations for Living Rock Ministries this Sunday.  If you did not participate in the Reverse Offering from this past Sunday, you can still contribute!  Just bring in non-perishable food items.  If you have any questions please contact Linda Craig at craiglinda9@gmail.com.

Thanksgiving Offering

A letter went out on behalf of the Stewardship and Finance Committee regarding a special Thanksgiving Offering.  If you did not receive a copy of the letter either at church or in the mail, please see the attached Thanksgiving Letter 2018.  Special Envelopes will be available in the foyer.

 

Senior's Social

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we will not be having the Senior's Social on Monday, October 8, 2018.  Join us Monday, October 13, 2018 from 1-2:30 in the Gathering Place for a cup of  coffee or tea and a sweet and enjoy the company of other Seniors in our community. Please bring in a small memento that you would like to share with the group.

 

Wednesday Discussion Group
On October 10, 2018 the Wednesday Discussion Group will be meeting again.  Our focus will be on "Christianity's Family Tree" by Adam Hamilton.

Marshall's Men - Pub Night
On Wednesday, October 10, 6 pm the Men's Group will gather at the Brassie Pub in Ancaster for some fellowship together. Rev. Etienne will join us on this occasion, giving us an opportunity to talk with him and get to know him better. Let Dave Putnam know if you plan to attend (dputnam@cogeco.ca).

Marshall's Men - Tigercat Game
The Tigercats are looking like contenders for the post-season.  Marshall's Men plan to attend their home game on Saturday, November 3 (7 pm) against the Montreal Alouettes, which is the last game of the regular season.  This is a "Fan Appreciation" night and is also the 149th Anniversary of Hamilton Pro Football .  The ticket price is $35, $25 of which will go toward the building of a Basic School in Ghana.  If you would like to attend, please email Dave Putnam ( dputnam@cogeco.ca) before Tuesday, October 9.   Should be a great night.  Hope you'll come along.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Readers Needed
Sign up sheets for October, November and December will be on the desk in the foyer for Readers for our upcoming services.    We are almost booked up for the 9:00 am Services but need a lot more for the 10:30 am Services.  Please consider signing up and contributing to our services!

Christmas in Bethlehem
Once again, Marshall will be presenting a fun, interactive community event for families:  Christmas in Bethlehem. This event will be held on December 15th, and will incorporate a nativity drama, craft and activity stations set in a Bethlehem marketplace, a cafe and a photo station. Although our stations will not be exactly as described in this video, here is a link that will tell you more about the event in general:


Right now, we are looking for 3-4 volunteers to help plan and organize the event and 3-4 others who will coordinate publicity and media outreach. A  sign-up sheet is in the foyer, or you can email Judy:   judy.vanduzer@hotmail.com 

Soup Sunday
Come and enjoy our "Soup Sunday" on October 28, 2018 at 11:45am.  Enjoy soup, rolls, tea, coffee and dessert.  The cost is $10.00 per person.  Tickets will be available starting October 14th between the morning services from 10-10:30 in the foyer.

Joy Day
Many of you have been asking about "JOY DAY".  I have even had ladies wanting to pay me their  $25.00  right now to make sure that they have their seats secured. How joyful is that?  It will be held on Saturday  December 8th  at the  Waterfront Centre  once again, beginning at  10:30 a.m . Please mark your calendar and spread the word to your family and friends!  You can reach   me ,  Nancy Pierce, at H 519.304.3710, email nkpierce.oils@gmail.com OR text 905.921.7882, if you are new to Joy Day and would like to know more about it!
 
World of Hope South Africa
Mabel Ward's granddaughter is now living and working in South Africa.  Follow her experiences at:  https://worldofhopesa.wordpress.com/author/worldofhopesa/

Upcoming Services at Marshall
October 7, 2018 - Communion will be celebrated at our  Contemporary (9am) and Traditional (10:30am) Services with a Thanksgiving offering and food collection for Living Rock Ministries

October 14, 2018 - Regular Contemporary (9am) and Traditional (10:30am) Services as well all the Covenanting Service at 3pm

October 21, 2018 - Anniversary Sunday - join us for a combined service at 10am