THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
 We ask for your prayers for Andrea McLean as she struggles with health concerns.  Please continue to remember to Rev. LeSage in your prayers also.

OUR SERVICES
Rev. Kevin will be leading us in worship this week. The service is available via Livestream beginning at 9am Sunday morning and archived for viewing anytime.

Next week we are celebrating our Marshall Anniversary!  
Rev. Robin Wilkie will be leading us in worship.   
 
Children's Sunday School will happen via ZOOM: 10am for Little Zoomies (ages 4-7) and 10:35am for Big Zoomers (ages 8+). Just text your e-mail and time preference to Heather at 905-978-7610. 

You can also watch our services directly from YouTube.  After entering YouTube, search for our channel, Marshall Memorial United Church and click "Subscribe" once (free of charge) so the site is added to your YouTube for easy retrieval.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 


REV. TAYLOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION
Please note a change to Rev. Kevin Taylor's office hours.  He will be in the office Monday-Thursday from 11-3pm.   You can reach him at 905-979-1751 or by email.  Please call first before coming to the church. 

SOUP TO GO
Don't forget to pick up your soup Friday, October 23 in the afternoon from 1-5 pm or Saturday, October 24 in the morning from 9-12 noon.  Exact cash or cheque accepted as payment. Thank you!!

MESSAGE FROM THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
Although we aren't worshipping in person right now, the work of Marshall and its congregation continues. We have 3 vacancies to fill beginning in January 2021, as follows:

Vice-Chair: to serve for the year 2021 assisting our current Chair, Jan Thompson, and then take over as Board Chair in 2022.

Treasurer: Our long-serving Treasurer, Barbara Mahaffy, will be taking a well-earned retirement in 2022. We are looking for someone to work alongside Barbara beginning by mid-2021 at the latest, and then take over as Treasurer with 2022.

Chair of Finance: This position will be open as of 2021.
Please consider prayerfully how your skills and interests may help our congregation. For further information about these positions and if you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Stewart, Chair of Nominations, 905 628-0509 stewchar01@gmail.com. Marshall needs you!

REGULAR OFFERINGS
Thank you to members who have maintained their givings through PAD, e-transfer, Canada Helps or mailed-in cheques.  Interim Statement of Givings were mailed out last week to all those who have contributed to Marshall.  Please review them carefully and if you have any questions, please call the office (905-648-4631).  If you did not receive one, please call the office.

PRAYER GROUP
Join us for Prayer Group Monday afternoons at 1pm in the Gathering Place or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89755673961.  New Members are welcome!  Please contact Patty Cheshire (cheshire.patty@gmail.comif you would like to join them or have a prayer request.

REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR
I saw this posted to our Members & Friends of Marshall Memorial United Church - Ancaster, ON Facebook Page by Andrea and thought I would share it here for those who aren't a member of the group.  With the restrictions from Covid-19, many outreach ministries are struggling.  Living Rock and Ancaster Community Services need to replenish their shelves in time for the holidays.  Please consider doing the Reverse Food Drive.  If you need help getting your donations where they need to, call the office and we can arrange for them to be picked up.  


JOY AND HOPE OF HAITI
ONLINE AUCTION AND VIRTUAL GALA
FOUR DAYS ONLY: OCTOBER 26-29, 2020 
 
John VanDuzer, Board Chair, Joy and Hope of Haiti, a volunteer-run charity that provides Christian education to 3,175 children in 10 schools, invites you to kick-off the Christmas season early by selecting from more than $65,000 of donated gifts for your family, friends... and even for yourself in an online auction!
 
Be generous not just to those in your bubble, but be especially generous to hard-working Haitian children who attend our Joy and Hope of Haiti schools. 

The more you bid and the more you buy, the more kids you help! 
Our 4-day online auction will feature hundreds of quality items to bid on. And because all the items were donated, every dollar will go to help kids whose smiles are as big and bright as a Caribbean sunrise. 

Preview auction items at www.jhhauction.com beginning Saturday, Oct 24th at 6am. What can you expect to see? Ontario-based getaways... must-have household items... tools for the handiest of people... original art... adventure holidays... gorgeous jewellery... Raptors and Blue Jays tickets... signed jerseys... one-of-a-kind gift baskets... fine wine... dining experiences... and so much more.

Bidding Opens: Monday, October 26th at 6am.
Bidding Closes: Thursday, October 29th at 7pm.

Gala: When the auction ends Joy and Hope's virtual Gala begins!!! Hosted by none other than MC extraordinaire, Matt Hayes. Just 30 minutes long, you will see the impact of your gifts in an action-packed presentation that will stir your heart! Of course, your donations made during the Gala are tax deductible. 

Want more information? Go to www.joyandhopeofhaiti.com




CHRISTIAN DEVELOPMENT
Zoom Bible Study - 1 pm on Wednesdays  
In this 9-week study, we will be looking at the Fruit of the Holy Spirit as described by Paul in Galatians 5:22-23 - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
 
Please contact Judy VanDuzer - judy.vanduzer@hotmail.com - to sign up for the group.  Here's a pdf of the Participant's Guide for the series.    

  
Bible Study with Rev. Kevin - 7 pm on Wednesdays Rev. Kevin is leading his popular evening of study and reflection, focusing on the scriptures from the daily Read & Reflect calendar that will be basis of each week's sermon.  Join us either in person or via Zoom.


  
OFFICE HOURS
The church office is open Monday-Friday 9-noon.  Send me, Henrietta, an email or call (905.648.4631).  



A big thank you to Claire who every week ensures we have beautiful flowers or arrangements for the service.  There are lovely arrangements by the doors that greet out staff, members and guests when they pop into the church.  It's so nice to have little rays of sunshine greet us when we walk in!