Sunday Service
Join us this Sunday for one of our two worship services: at 9am with the Contemporary Band or at 10:30 with the Choir.  If you are unable to join us, the 9am service is Live-streamed and available on our website at

Thoughts and Prayers
Please remember Diane Paton and family as she recovers from surgery.  Also remember the sick and the shut ins as this can be a lonely time of year.

The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others
Beginning on Wednesday, January 16th there will be a 7-week DVD study of the book The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others (10th Anniversary Edition) by Scot McKnight. We will meet each Wednesday in the Gathering Place, from 1:30 - 3:00.

This book contends that spiritual formation for Jesus is centered on the Shema - an affirmation recited morning and night by all devout Jews, found in Deuteronomy 6:4-5 - "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength" - coupled with this command from Leviticus 19:18 - "Love your neighbour as yourself." By linking these two commands together as the greatest of all the commandments of Judaism, Jesus affirms that love of God must be lived out in the world as love of others. This study will help us examine our own spiritual formation and practice in light of this Jesus Creed.

Copies of the book are available from the church for $23, or from for $21.50 for the paperback or $5.17 for the Kindle edition, which can be read on any device using the free Kindle app. 

The Observer Magazine
It's that time of year to subscribe to or renew The United Church Observer magazine. It contains socially relevant articles, both Christian and secular. If we order as a group member of Marshall, the annual cost is very reasonable at $25.00. Please notify Patty Cheshire or Henrietta in the office, with your payment for this excellent journal.

Kindly check the mailslots outside the church office.  There are a number of Christmas Cards looking for a home.

Living Rock
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.

Marshall on Facebook
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