Thoughts and Prayers
In our thoughts and prayers are Baby Addison, Norm Stiles, the father of Diane May and Andrea McLean,  Charlotte Stewart's daughter-in-law and Rev. √Čtienne. 

UPDATE CONCERNING REV. ETIENNE
This week Rev. Etienne started a period of disability leave, as recommended by his doctor.  He is expected to be away for at least three weeks.  Of course our minister is very disappointed that he will not be able to lead us through the Easter period. However, in the interest of his health and well being, this leave is a necessary step.  Arrangements have been made for worship leadership and emergency pastoral care in his absence.  During the coming weeks please remember Rev. Etienne in your prayers.
 
For any pastoral care emergencies in Rev √Čtienne's absence, please contact Rev. Jeff Chalmers at  905-902-0337 .

Flowers
Flowers in the Sanctuary have been placed in memory of Sue Lane's Mother, Phyllis Quinn & sister Carolyn Ellis

Sunday Service
Join us this Sunday as John VanDuzer leads our 9am service with Band and our 10:30am service with Choir.  

Can't make it to church?  Watch the Livestream of the 9am service on our website at mmuc.org .

Upcoming Services
April 14 - Palm Sunday - 9am and 10:30 Services
April 18 - Maundy Thursday - Family Potluck and Activities - 5:30pm
April 19 - Good Friday  - one service at 10am with the Marshall Choir
April 21 - Easter Sunday - 9am with Band and 10:30 with Choir - both services will celebrate Communion

Easter Envelopes
Easter is a time to be open to wonder, to be aware of how God can astonish us, and to be able to experience deep joy and hope. Easter is a time to be aware of how amazing even the gift of life is, and astounded by the powers and strengths having faith affords us. For that, may we express thanks and praise to God.
 
The Stewardship and Finance team invites you to consider making a special Easter thank you-offering to God in support of the ministry and mission we share as a community of faith at Marshall Memorial United. Thank you for being part of our church family. Thank you for being you. Thank you for all the gifts you already offer.

Service Participants
Please take a moment and prayerfully consider being an active participant during either of our morning services.  We need Readers for the Scripture every Sunday as well as Servers for Communion.  Please sign up at the bulletin board across from the Office.

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

Living Rock Food Drive
Please support the Living Rock Ministries this Sunday by donating food to the youth in the Hamilton area. They are always in need of pasta sauce, canned fruit and canned vegetables.

Maundy Thursday Potluck Supper, April 18, 2019, 5:30 pm
Guests are asked to bring main dishes; beverages and desserts will be provided.
  • Introduction to Maundy Thursday, Passover & the Last Supper
  • Table Communion (guests serve each other bread and grape juice at their tables)
  • Brief (super fun and cute) video presentation about Holy Week
  • Holy Week crafts for the kids
  • Prayer station for the adults
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!
If you would like to volunteer to help in the kitchen or at a craft station please email Judy VanDuzer: judy.vanduzer@hotmail.com

Representative Needed
Are you interested in representing Marshall on the new Regional Council which replaces the former Presbytery? This is an opportunity to work in the wider United Church community. Leslie Johnston, our former Presbytery rep, is interested in sharing the position with another Marshall member. The council will meet up to 3 times each year but we have been assured that some form of livestreaming will be available to cut down on driving. The first meeting of the Council is May 24-26 in Port Elgin, Ontario. For more information please contact Charlotte at stewchar01@gmail.com.

Socks for the Rock and Others
We will be collecting children and adult socks during the month of April. They will be distributed to the Living Rock and Wesley Centre. Socks are useful to those in need all year round. So let's see how many we can amass in our sock basket! Thank you for your support - the Outreach team.

Vendor/Garage/Trunk Sale
Spring Cleaning and looking to sell your gently used items? Do you sell a product and want to promote it as a Vendor? On Saturday, May 11 from 8a.m -12 Outreach will be hosting a Vendor/Garage/Trunk Sale. The cost is $30 for an inside table (in the Hall) and $20 for outside space in the Gilbert Street parking lot. Call the office at 905-648-4631 or Linda Craig for more info and to book a spot.

Senior's Social
Looking to get out and about and socialize with others?  Don't forget about out Senior's Social Mondays from 1-2:30pm.  Bring a friend and enjoy a time of fellowship.

PART-TIME CUSTODIAN - VACATION COVERAGE
During the summer months we will need a person to fill-in on a part-time, as-needed basis during weeks when our custodian is on vacation.  Work will include such activities as room setups, lawn and garden maintenance, washroom and general cleaning, garbage disposal, etc.  This work will involve some heavy lifting.  If you are aware of anyone who would interested in this opportunity, please have them submit a resume to the Church Office by Friday, April 26.

Newsletter/Bulletin Announcements
If you have an announcement that needs to go in the Newsletter/Bulletin, kindly have it to the office no later than Wednesday at noon.  Any announcements received after that time will be placed in the next week's newsletter/bulletin.  Announcements can be emailed to Henrietta at the office at marshallmemorial@gmail.com.  Thank you.