Thoughts and Prayers
In our thoughts and prayers are Norm Stiles, the father of Diane May and Andrea McLean;  Pat Ball; Maureen Jaggard and Rev. √Čtienne. 

Service this Sunday
Join us this Sunday for a combined Communion Service at 10am lead by John VanDuzer and Rev. Graham Tipple.

Reader this Sunday:  Barbara Carey

Communion Servers:  Juliette Fielding, Leslie Johnston, Mike Johnston & Linda Craig

Sunday, May 12th we will go back to our regular schedule with our 9am service with Band and 10:30 service with the Choir.  We will also be collecting food donations for Living Rock.

PASTORAL CARE EMERGENCIES
For any pastoral care emergencies in Rev √Čtienne's absence, please contact Rev. Jeff Chalmers at  905-902-0337 .

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

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

Ephesians - Read & Reflect
The Wednesday afternoon small group is currently studying Paul's letter to the Ephesians. We are using the book   Encounters with God: Ephesians
 by Henry Blackaby as the basis for our study. 

Everyone is welcome to join us at 1 pm in the Gathering Place (May 1, 8, 15, & 22). 

Books are available for purchase (which can be used for your own personal study if you are unable to attend the group). Cost is $12. 

We are also encouraging everyone to read through Ephesians this month. Click on  Ephesians for the schedule . Join us on our Members and Friends of Marshall Memorial Facebook group for daily reflections on the readings. 

If you are not a member of this group, email                  judy.vanduzer@hotmail.com   to join. 

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.

EVENTS

Marshall's Men
On Saturday, May 4 at 9 a.m. Marshall's Men will meet at the "Egg & I" restaurant for breakfast, after which we'll take advantage of the Hamilton "Doors Open" program (free admission) to visit:
- Fieldcote Museum:  Opening day for their new exhibition "Stories from the Edge", a celebration of Ancaster's history. 
- Griffin House National Historice Site:  Enerals Griffin, an African-American born in Virginia in 1790, journeyed to southern Ontario and established his family farm in the Dundas Valley.
If you would like to attend this outing, please notify Dave Putnam ( dputnam@cogeco.ca).

Wesley Dinner
Thanks to a wonderfully generous donation from the UCW, the expenses for all food items have been covered for the Wesley Dinner in May.  However, we will still require about 8 volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up after the dinner.  It will be held on Sunday, May 19th.  We will be participating from 2:30-6:30 (or 7pm).  If you are willing and able, there is a sign up sheet posted in the church foyer or contact Linda Craig at 905-648-1671 or craiglinda9@gmail.com.

Senior's Social
Senior's Social will be meeting Mondays from 1-2:30.  Come on out for a time of fellowship.

Vacation Bible School
Will be held mornings the week of July 2-5th at  St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Community Events
Information about the below listed events can be found on the bulletin board at the far end of the hallway in the church.

  • Trivia Night, Friday, May 3rd @7pm at Ryerson United Church, Ancaster
  • Rain Barrel Fundraiser, Saturday, May 4th from 9-3pm at Ancaster Meadow Elementary School
  • Legacy Workshop, Wednesday, May 8th at 11-12:30 or 6:30-8pm at Marshall Memorial United Church
  • On the Winds - a celebration of Music for Mission Aviation Fellowship, June 9th 7-9pm at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum