THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
We continue to remember Rev. √Čtienne in our prayers.  We also remember those in our community struggling with the effects of Covid-19.  If you have a prayer request, please call the office at 905-648-4631 or Patty Cheshire at cheshire.patty@gmail.com.

OUR SERVICES
Judy VanDuzer will be leading us in worship next week while Rev. Kevin is off. The service is available via Livestream at 9am Sunday morning.   
 
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.

IN PERSON LIVESTREAM
Due to the increased restrictions put in place and out of an abundance of caution we will NOT be doing in-person viewing of the Livestream at the church until further notice.

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. 

Vacation Alert:  Please note that Rev. Kevin will be out of the office unitl October 5th.  Please contact the office for any pastoral care emergencies.

SOUP TO GO
Outreach will be offering a SOUP-TO-GO event on October 23 and 24. Something new for us as we're offering curbside pickup. Please support us so that our church can continue to support Wesley Urban Ministries, Living Rock and Ancaster Community Services as we walk in God's Way and Serve in God's World.

Four Choices:
Beef Barley,  Minestrone,  Ginger Butternut Squash,  Lentil 

Cost: $6 for each 12 ounce container

Orders can be phoned into Linda at: 905 648 1671 or 905 929 0378 (cell)
Or emailed: craiglinda9@gmail.com.   ALL ORDERS TO LINDA BY OCTOBER 19.  Choose one or more soups. Payment by cheque ( Marshall Memorial United Church) or exact cash at time of pick up.

Pick up Friday afternoon October 23, from 1-5 p.m. or Saturday, October 24, from 9 a.m. -12 noon in the Gilbert Street parking lot.   If you are unable to pick up, deliveries will be made in the Ancaster area only on Saturday, October 24th in the afternoon between 12pm and 2pm with payments in exact cash or cheque.

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.

REGULAR OFFERINGS
Thank you to members who have maintained their givings through PAD, e-transfer, Canada Helps or mailed-in cheques. If you are wondering how to maintain your offerings when we are not in our Sanctuary:
  • Mail cheques to Marshall Memorial United Church, 20 Gilbert St, Ancaster L9G 1R4 (mail is being picked up every day).
  • eTransfer using marshallmemorial@gmail.com as the recipient address. This function is available from most online banking sites
  • Donate button at www.mmuc.org/give or go directly to the Canada Helps site with the link https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/19884.
  • Sign up for PAD to make a regular contribution through your bank account. Contact Henrietta at marshallmemorial@gmail.com or by phone at 905-648-4631 to start PAD or to make changes to your current PAD offerings.
Please note that an interim statement of Givings will be mailed out at the beginning of October to all those who have contributed to Marshall .

CHRISTIAN DEVELOPMENT
Hi everyone!  With Covid still a thing, we are continuing to 'do church' digitally.  But that doesn't mean we aren't still connected. In fact, it's more important than ever to stay in touch with your faith family. Walking in God's Way and Serving in God's World is group activity!
 
It is a lot more difficult to stick to your spiritual practices when you're on your own.
That's why we are offering a number of ways to stay connected:

Read & Reflect Daily Scripture Readings
Attached here is your calendar of Daily Scripture Readings for October. Reading and reflecting on scripture is the #1 catalyst to grow your faith, even more so when you engage in conversation about what you've read. So to help you out, we will be posting the scripture readings, reflections, and discussion starters each day on our Facebook Group.
 
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.    If you are interested in this topic but unable to attend the Zoom group on Wednesday afternoons, please contact Judy and she will forward the material for you to study on your own.

  
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.

  
CLOTH FACE MASKS
We are very grateful to Diane Paton who has made and donated a number of cloth face masks to be given to people at Marshall Church.  If you would like to have one, please  email or phone the church office (also provide your mailing address) and a free mask will be mailed to you.  Thank you Diane for your work and generosity, as you help us protect ourselves and others.

For all those feeling creative and wanting to make their own, this link will lead you to directions that one of our members used to make her own.

UCC - E-SSENTIALS
Please follow this link for the latest from the United Church of Canada.

OFFICE HOURS
The church office is open Monday-Friday 9-noon.  Need a face mask?  We've got them.  Want to make a contribution to Givings?  Want something to go in the Newsletter? Have a prayer request?  Send me an email or call (905.648.4631).