Thoughts and Prayers
In our thoughts and prayers are Maureen Jaggard, David Paton, and Rev. √Čtienne. 

Please also remember members of the choir, their families and Frank as they are in Europe for a choir seminar and are also travelling around Europe.

Upcoming Services
We are worshiping at Ryerson for the month of August but have the following planned for September & October:

September 1 - One Service at 10am with Rev. Kevin
September 8 - Two Services (9am & 10:30) led by John VanDuzer
September 15 - Combined Communion Service at 10am with Rev. Kevin 
September 22 & 29 - Two Services (9am & 10:30) with Rev. Kevin
October 6 - Combined Communion Service at 10am with Rev. Kevin
October 13 - Two Services (9am & 10:30) with Rev. Kevin
October 20 - Anniversary Sunday - combined 10am Service led by Rev. Joyce Pierce
October 27 - Two Services (9am & 10:30) with Rev. Kevin

PASTORAL CARE
If you are aware of someone in our congregation that would benefit from a visit or call from our Pastoral Care Team, kindly let the office know so that we can ensure that all of our member's needs are being met.

For Pastoral Care Emergencies please contact Rev. Kevin at:  519-688-6950

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

Take Marshall with you....if you can't make it to church but want to stay in touch and worship with us, watch the Livestream of the 9am (10am in July) service on our website at  mmuc.org .  There will not be any Livestreams in August, but previous services are available on the website as well.

Summer Office Hours
During the summer the Church Office will be open from 9am-12pm, Monday to Friday.  The office will be closed from August 22nd to September 3rd.  I will be checking messages and emails but on a limited basis.

Small Group Bible Study
Looking to dig a little deeper into the Scripture that is being discussed during Sunday's Service?  Small Group Bible Studies will start up Wednesdays in September.  Join one at either 11-12:30 or 7-8:30pm.  More information will follow.

Seniors' Social
Save the date!  Seniors' Social is starting back up on September 16th!

From the Marshall Library
Looking for some good summer reading? This is just a reminder that our Marshall Library has an excellent collection of books on a wide variety of topics. You'll find gems on Christian thought and practice, social and global issues as well as biographies and fiction. 

Summer Prayer Challenge
Our reading of the Letter to the Ephesians during the month of May taught us the importance of prayer for the life and vitality of the church. The Apostle Paul also taught us what kind of things we should be praying for. Based on Paul's guidelines, here are two prayers that we are challenging everyone to pray over the summer (and beyond if you like!). You could combine them into one prayer, or say one in the morning and one in the evening. Feel free to add whatever the Holy Spirit puts on your heart. Let's open ourselves to the blessings of sustained corporate prayer!!

God, open the eyes of our hearts so that we can know you better. Reveal to us the abundant blessings of our inheritance in Christ, who is our hope for the redemption of the world. Fill us with your Holy Spirit, your immeasurable power. Help us, Lord, to experience these blessings together as the body of Christ. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Father God, strengthen our church and our leaders in Christ. Give us boldness and perseverance to Walk in Your Way and Serve in Your World. Protect us from the evil one as we seek to do your will as Christ's body on earth. Grow our trust and faith in you, by the power of your Holy Spirit, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

EVENTS

Community Events
Corn Roast & Barbecue - Marshall Memorial Parking Lot
Save the date for Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Ancaster Community Services - Riding for Refuge
Ancaster Community Services will once again be "Riding for Refuge" on
October 5, 2019!  This year, donations from the ride will go towards subsidizing meals for seniors and community members who require emergency food support.  Through our Meals on Wheels and Frozen Meals program, nutritious meals are provided daily to increase food security for vulnerable seniors. These programs give individuals the dignity to choose what food options are best for them. ACS provides a wide variety of community programs including a babysitting course, transportation for seniors, a food bank, good food box program,
and a youth employment service.

Spirituality Reconnection to Mother Earth
Tuesday September 17, 2019 from 9:30 - 3:30
Hamilton Presbytery Resource Centre and Horseshoe Right Relations
and Indigenous Justice
Five Oaks Centre, 1 Bethel Road, Paris ON
Cost $45.00 per person or $40.00 for groups of 3 or more
Flyer and registration information will be available in August.
For more information contact Hamilton Presbytery Resource at
hampresresource@gmail.com