Thoughts and Prayers
In our thoughts and prayers are Baby Addison; Ed Stinellis and Norm Stiles, the father of Diane May and Andrea McLean

Sunday Service
Join us this Sunday for our 9am service with Band or our 10:30 service with Choir.  

This Sunday's Readers:  Linda Craig (9am) & Charlotte Stewart (10:30)

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

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

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

Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and joined us for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Your support, as always, made the event a great success! (Thank you, as well, to the members of the Outreach Committee for cooking and serving and willingly  taking on  all the other tasks that made the supper happen! ) Thank you Marshall for your ongoing support of Outreach!

Marshall's Men - St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century to commemorate Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.  In celebration of this occasion, Marshall's Men will meet at the Brassie Pub on Sunday, March 17, 5:30 pm for fellowship, food and refreshment. If you would like to attend, please let Dave Putnam know at dputnam@cogeco.ca.   Please wear green!

Communion Workshop
There will be a workshop presented by Rev √Čtienne on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Sanctuary for anyone who is interested in learning about why and how we serve Communion. We will also be reviewing the new procedures which have been designed to provide a more comfortable, accessible and enjoyable Communion experience. Please RSVP to Henrietta at marshallmemorial@gmail.com if you are planning on attending.

UCW Annual Meeting
The 2019 UCW Annual Meeting will be hled Thursday, April 11th at St. Andrews United Church located at Upper Paradise Road in Hamilton. The meeting will begin at 9:30am with coffee. A lunch will be served at noon. The speaker will be Clare Freeman from Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice. The cost of the day is $20.00. Please contact Sue Lane if you are planning to attend.

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.  Even though it is March Break for the little ones, we'll still be gathering together on the 11th!

Sign up for Service
A revised Communion Sign up sheet is posted in the hallway across from the office. There are still some spots to fill so please take a look and sign up if you are able. The Sign Up sheets for April, May and June for Readers has also been posted. Please consider participating in our services!

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

A Lenten Pilgrimage: Journey with Jesus
 
We encourage everyone to participate in our Lenten Pilgrimage. Here's how:
 1.   Read the book Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map to Spiritual Formation
 
Order a copy of the book by signing up in the foyer, calling the church office at 
905-648-4631 or emailing judy.vanduzer@hotmail.com , or purchase your own copy 
through www.amazon.ca - available in paperback or Kindle ebook.
 
Be sure to get the expanded edition with Spiritual Exercises and Group Discussion Questions by Ruth Haley Barton:
 
Book orders due this Sunday, March 3rd

2.   Join a Discussion Group
 
Starting the week of March 11th
-  Mondays at 6 pm online with Rev. Etienne
-  Wednesdays at 1 pm with Judy VanDuzer in the Gathering Place
-  Friday mornings with Richard Hamilton in the Gathering Place (time tbd by participants)
-  Online with Richard Hamilton (day & time tbd by participants)
-  or Start a group of 3 or 4 friends at home!  (talk to Judy VanDuzer for ideas and support)
 
3.   Receive a Prayer Stone
 
We will be consecrating prayer stones as a means of helping us carry our burdens to God. You will receive a stone, guidance on how to use it and prayer prompts to help you. On Good Friday, you are invited to place your burdens (symbolized by your Prayer Stone) at the foot of the Cross.
 
4.   Follow a Lenten Prayer & Bible Reading Plan
 
Bible reading and prayer plans will be distributed to help guide your Lenten spiritual practices, and you are invited to use these plans to further your own spiritual pilgrimage and to share your journey with others.

Emmanuel UC Men's Club Pancake Breakfast
A Pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 8:30-10am by the Emmanuel United Church Men's Club at 871 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton.  Tickets are available from their church office or at the door.

Micah House Annual Meeting
Micah House Annual Town Hall Meeting (March 28th @ Wentworth Baptist Church) - Formerly the Micah House AGM, we will be discussing business and approving numbers but it will also be a time of worship and 
reflection. We want to hear from you. Please join us for 7:00 p.m. 
and come prepared to share your passion for refugees as Micah House 
unpacks its vision for 2019+.

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 March 8th to the 18th.  If you require pastoral care or have an announcement that needs to be made at  either of the March 10th or 17th services, please contact Rev. LeSage at revetienne@gmail.com.  Thank you.

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.