Sunday Service
Join us this Sunday for a combined service with the Band and Choir as we celebrate Communion.  Service starts at 10am

Readers for this Sunday:   John Mitchel (Announcements) and Charlotte Stewart (Scripture)

Communion Servers are:  Jan Thompson, Sue Lane, Michelle Bowes, Michelle Bowes, Scott Forbes and Martha Forbes.

Thoughts and Prayers
In our thoughts and prayers are Baby Addison; the father of Diane May; Ed Stinellis; and Norm Stiles, father in law of Andrea McLean. Please also remember Tracy Klingbeil and family as they mourn the passing of her father.

Upcoming Services
Please note the following upcoming services:

February 10, 2019 - Combined Communion Service at 10am
February 17, 2019 - 9:00 Contemporary Service with Band 
10:30 - Traditional Service with Choir - we will also be  celebrating the baptism of baby Evelyn Robson

Readers for February 17th are:  Jan Thompson (9am) and Pat Ball (10:30am)

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

Living Rock Food Donations
Please remember your food donations for Living Rock this Sunday.  They are always in need of pasta, sauces, canned fish & meat and canned vegetables and fruit.

Seniors 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.

In the News
An informative article by Mike Pearson, Ancaster News, featuring our very own Rev. LeSage can be found at:


Soup & Chili Sunday
If you haven't purchased your Soup & Chili tickets for today, don't despair!  You may buy tickets ($10) at the door.  Thanks for your support.
Outreach Committee.

 

Ancaster Community Food Drive
Last year a team of Marshall volunteers (men, women & youth) participated in the Ancaster Community Food Drive.  The Food Drive is coming up soon, and again this year we will take part in this amazing community initiative.  As in the past, we will be given several routes to take care of, depending on the number of volunteers that we have on our team.  Our routes are usually in the vicinity of the church. 
On the morning of Saturday, February 23 we will distribute flyers to homes on our various routes.  On the morning of Saturday, March 2 we will pick up food donations and deliver them to the Ancaster Fairgrounds. 
The activity involves walking and carrying food bags.  Also, on March 2 we will need a driver for each route. If you (and other family members) would like to help out as part of the Marshall Team, please sign up on the notice board list in the foyer or let Dave Putnam know (dputnam@cogeco.ca).  Also, indicate if you can attend on Feb 23, Mar 2, or both days.

Walking in God's way; Serving in God's world. 

Lenten Pilgrimage:  Invitation to a Journey - A Roadmap for Spiritual Formation

Each of us is being spiritually formed all the time. The question is: Who is directing the process? Is it the world, constantly telling us how we are to live and what we are to value? Or is it God, our Maker, Sustainer and Redeemer?
 
God calls each of us into the process of being formed into the likeness of Christ for the sake of others, so that we can truly Walk in God's Way and Serve in God's World.
 
Our effectiveness in this mission as a church depends on the spiritual health and maturity of each of our members. This is why the Christian Development Committee has made Spiritual Formation a critical priority for everyone at Marshall.
 
During the coming Lent and Easter seasons, the Christian Development and Worship Committees are planning some amazing opportunities for you to grow closer to Jesus Christ. By thinking of our faith development as a pilgrimage - an intentional journey toward God with a community of travelers - we encourage everyone to take that one next step.
 
In the next few weeks, you will be hearing more, but here's a way to start - order a copy of the resource we will be using as a guidebook. Sign up is starting this week! We want to make sure we can get the books in time for the start of Lent on Wednesday, March 6th, so orders need to be in no later than February 15th.
 
Invitation to a Journey: A Roadmap for Spiritual Formation
By M. Robert Mulholland Jr., expanded edition by Ruth Haley Barton
 
Cost: $25
Also available in e-book format on Kindle (Amazon) and Kobo (Indigo), but ensure you get the expanded edition with spiritual practices and study guide!
 
If you would like to participate but the cost of the book is an issue, please speak to or email Judy VanDuzer: judy.vanduzer@hotmail.com

Inclement Weather
It's that time of year when the weather can be a little tricky.  If the weather makes it unsafe for worship, an email will be sent out first thing Sunday morning to those registered to receive the Newsletter.  A cancellation notice will also be posted to our website at mmuc.org and on our Facebook page.  

Vacation Notice
Please note that the Office Manager, Henrietta will be off February 8th to the 18th.  If you require pastoral care or have an announcement that needs to be made at the February 10th or 17th services, please contact Rev. LeSage at revetienne@gmail.com.  Thanks.

2018 Tax Receipts
For those that did not pick up their 2018 tax receipts at the church, they have been mailed out to you and should arrive the beginning on next week.  If you do not receive yours or if you have any questions regarding your receipt, please contact the office.

Marshall on Facebook
To keep up to date on the goings-on at Marshall, follow us on Facebook. For access to our private page, see Richard Hamilton or Kerry Radigan who will manually add you. Otherwise, our public page can be accessed by searching for Marshall Memorial United Church at Facebook.com. Please LIKE us and share our events with your friends and family.