Thoughts and Prayers
In our thoughts and prayers are Rev. Étienne and Norman Stiles (father of Dianne Stiles and father-in-law of Andrea McLean). 

This Sunday
Worship with us this Sunday at 9am with the Band or at 10:30am with the Marshall Choir as we focus on Remembrance day.

LIVING ROCK FOOD DRIVE
This week we will be collecting food for Living Rock Ministries. Last year, Living Rock responded to over 26,000 visits, providing essential supports to one of Hamilton's most vulnerable populations: Youth between the ages of 13-25, who are affected by significant risk factors such as loss of family, poverty, substance misuse and mental health. Dry goods and canned goods, including soup, pasta, vegetables and pasta sauce are always welcome!

Upcoming Services
November 17 and 24 - Two Services (9am & 10:30am) with Rev. Kevin
December 1 - One Communion Service at 10am with Rev. Kevin - White Gift Collection
December 8, 15, 22 & 29 - Two Services (9am & 10:30am) with Rev. Kevin
December 8- Choir Cantata at 3pm
December 24 - 7pm - Children's Christmas Program
December 24 - 10pm - Christmas Eve Service

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

Pastoral Care Visits:
Patty Cheshire would like to hear from those of you who having been calling and visiting our more isolated members. This will ensure that no one gets missed. Please contact her at cheshire.patty@gmail.com or call 905-973-6573. Thank you.

From the Prayer Team:
We appreciate your prayer requests and pray for those you have named. We would love to know the outcome of our prayers and welcome any updates. As the prayer list continues to grow, we will pray for each person for one month. If we have not received an update, they will be removed from the list.
 
Thank you for your faith in the power of prayer and know that we appreciate and honour all requests.

Sign up for Service
Sign up sheets have been added for November and December to the Worship Bulletin Board.  Kindly take a moment to consider participating in our services and sign up!

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  service on our website at  mmuc.org .  Previous services are also available on the website as well.

Seniors' Social
Join us Monday from 1-2:30 in the Gathering Place for a cup of coffee or tea and a sweet and enjoy the company of other Seniors in our community.

Thank You!
Thank you for inviting me to this past Sundays Service. Ancaster Community Services is grateful to have Marshall Memorial as such a generous community Supporter. Thank you for the $500 donation, along with the dozens of socks and knitted items. Melanie & ACS Team

EVENTS

December House
Please let me know your availability for December 15, 22 and 29th for the following: greeting (10:00-10:30); bringing goodies (10:30 service) and clean-up of tea/coffee, etc. after the 10:30 service. Please call Linda at 905-648-1671 or email her at craiglinda9@gmail.com. Thanks for your help!

Christmas Craft & Bark Sale
The Sunday School class is busy at work making amazing treats and treasures that will be sold after the December 8th service. The money raised will go to support Jenny Mae.

Outreach will once again be selling chocolate bark (White, milk and dark chocolate) with nuts, craisins or plain after the service on December 8th as well.

Guy's Christmas Luncheon
Once again we will be hosting Guy's Christmas Luncheon in honor of Guy Mitchell on Friday, November 29th. It is an annual outreach event and it is one that we all look forward to with great anticipation. The joyous look on the faces of our guests as they enjoy turkey dinner and Santa coming to deliver their goodie bags. It can only happen each year because of your generous participation in giving your volunteer time and signing up to donate food or goodie bag items.  If you would prefer to make a donation, please put it in an envelope marked "Guy's Dinner" and leave it in the offering plate or at the office. Thanks as always. The sheets are located on the Outreach bulletin board in the foyer. 

Getting Involved
Do you have a sense that you would like to share in some aspect of Marshall's work and ministry?  Is there something that you're interested in, passionate about, or have a talent for that you would like to give back in God's service?  There are a number of openings and needs in the church at this time.  Perhaps one of the following areas of service might be of interest to you:
  • Stewardship & Finance
  • Property
  • Plans & Communications
  • Christian Development
  • Worship
  • Outreach
  • Ministry & Personnel
  • Membership & Pastoral Care
  • House Leadership
If you would like to find out more about one of these teams, or if you have a desire to contribute your talents in some other way, see or contact Dave Putnam (dputnam@cogeco.ca).  Please give this matter prayerful consideration.

HAVE YOU HEARD?
The Marshall Memorial Chancel Choir Presents "Have you Hear?" - A Celtic Christmas Celebration on Sunday, December 8th at 3pm. Refreshments and Appetizers to follow. A Free Will Offering will be collected.

December 14, 2019 - Journey to Bethlehem
Now is the time to start preparing for our major community outreach event: Journey to Bethlehem Marketplace.   This is when we open our doors to our community and invite them to join us for storytelling, carol singing, craft making and cookie eating to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
 
Last year we welcomed over 200 guests, and we are hoping for even more this year! We are currently looking for a few people to help organize and publicize the event.   If you are interested please sign up in the foyer or contact Judy VanDuzer at judy.vanduzer@hotmail.com

Happening at Marshall this week:
Sunday:  9am & 10:30am  Services
Monday:  1 pm  Seniors' Social
                  7pm  Board Meeting
Tuesday:  10:30am  Prayer Group
Wednesday:  1pm Small Group Bible Study
                        7pm  Small Group Bible Study
Thursday:    9am Regional Council Meeting
                      7 :30pm  Choir Practice

Community Events
Candy Cane Carnival
St. Andrew's United Church Hamilton is having a Carnival November 9, 2019 from 9:30-1:30pm.  Features include:  Candy Cane Cafe, Home Baking, Country Deli, Kitchen Corner, Men's Work Bench and Hand-Crafted Gifts.

Micah House Fundraiser
Micah House Fundraising Banquet - November 21st at the Michelangelo Banquet Centre. Incredible guest speaker, prime rib dinner and more! Come celebrate & support this worthwhile ministry to refugees. No cost to attend but an offering will be taken and you must register in advance either by calling 905-296-4387 ex2, or by going to the website at  www.micahhouse.ca .  All the details are listed on the website.

Trivia Night
Ryerson United Church is holding their annual Trivia Night on Saturday November 23rd at 7pm. Admission is $15 per person with tables of 6 players. RSVP for tickets at info@ryersonancaster.ca or 905-648-2731.

Theatre Ancaster - Momma Mia!
Please see the poster at the end of the hallway or go to their website:  www.theatreancaster.com for dates, times and more information.

Libertas Male Choir
will be presenting "A Journey to Christmas" on Novemer 27, 2019 at 7:30pm at Central Presbyterian Church in Hamilton.  Go to www.libertasvoices.com for tickets and more information.

Together at Christmas
Saturday, December 14, 2019 the Canadian Orpheus Male Choir and the Dofasco Male Chorus will perform along with special guests at the Scottish Rite Cathedral at 7pm. See the poster on the Community Bulletin Board at the end of the hall or contact Glen Mahaffy (905-648-5979) for Ticket information.