Thoughts and Prayers
In our thoughts and prayers is   Rev. √Čtienne and Norma Stiles (father of Dianne Stiles, father in law of Andrea McLean). 

This Sunday
Worship with us this Sunday at 10am for a combined Communion Service with our Contemporary Band and the Marshall Choir. 

Upcoming Services
October 6 - Combined Communion Service at 10am with Rev. Kevin
     Soup Sunday is to follow this service
October 13 - Two Services (9am & 10:30) with Rev. Kevin
                        Living Rock Food Collection
October 20 - Anniversary Sunday - combined 10am Service led by Rev. Joyce Pearce, there will also be a Halloween Party after the service for the Sunday School.
October 27 - Two Services (9am & 10:30) with Rev. Kevin

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

Sign up for Service
Sign up sheets have been added for October, 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 of the 10am service on our website at  mmuc.org .  Previous services are also available on the website as well.

Living Rock Food Donations
Next week we are collecting food for the Living Rock. Below is an excerpt of what their food bank does:

Living Rock Food Bank is the only youth focused food bank in all of Hamilton and is the 1st point of contact for many youth and their families. As part of the mission of the food bank, not only are the needs of youth met surrounding food and clothing, connections are also made to other Living Rock and community services, such as educational, recreational, informational, social and employment programs. These programs address poverty by reducing barriers and helping youth to realize and recognize their strengths, increase social supports and make connections with needed resources. This entry point is often the beginning of forming trusting relationships for youth with members of the food bank team that leads to building foundations to help youth-at-risk securely grow.

Please consider this valuable ministry while you shop for groceries this week.

Thanksgiving Offering
As Thanksgiving approaches, we realize that we have so much for which to be thankful. Personally, as a congregation, as a community, as a country....our lives are rich and full and we should be giving thanks. One of the ways to do that is through our special Thanksgiving offering. On Thanksgiving Sunday, offering plates will be passed to receive your special offerings. Envelopes will be included in the bulletin on October 6 for you to bring back on Sunday, October 13. They will also be available in the pews on Thanksgiving Sunday.

Sunday School Halloween Party
After Sunday School on October 20th there will be a "Halloween Party".  We will be decorating pumpkins as characters from the bible, having a snack and playing games.  Everyone is welcome and we'd love to see new faces!  Heather Franca

Seniors' Social
Seniors' Social is back!    We are looking forward to seeing you at 1-2:30pm .  Come and enjoy coffee or tea and something sweet.  Meet and greet and share friendly conversations with your fellow seniors from the community.

On October 7th we will welcome Suzanne Gunby, a specialty nurse for peritoneal dialysis, who will be speaking about kidney disease and other health related issues.

Congregation-Wide Learning Event:  30 Days to Understanding the Bible - Unlock the Scriptures in 15 Minutes a Day

During the month of October, we're going to embark together on an introductory tour of scripture, using the resource 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max Anders.
 
No complicated reading plan - just a bird's eye view of the whole biblical landscape.
Easy-peasy, a few minutes a day, a few steps at a time.
 
Since the Bible is the primary resource for our faith, we encourage everyone to participate!
 
The cost of the book is $25, but if this is a barrier for you, please let us know. We will joyfully provide a copy to you.
 
BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE!
 
Starting this Sunday, the book for our 30 day exploration of the Bible will be available in the foyer. Please sign up when you take a copy. Payment will be collected beginning September 29th or may be dropped off at the church office.
 
We have 20 copies available, but if we run out we will order more. You can also order the book yourself from Amazon or Indigo - be sure to get the yellow-covered 30th Anniversary Edition. Also available in e-book format.
 
How to Super-Size your Experience:
  • Join a discussion group with Judy & Kevin
  •  Follow our Facebook posts  (If you are not in our Members and Friends group, contact Richard Hamilton via Facebook for an invitation to join or sign up for an invite in the foyer)
  •  Sign up for daily email reflections
  Contact the office or sign up in the foyer

EVENTS

Marshall Events
Soup Sunday
Come and enjoy our "Soup Sunday" on October 6, 2019 after the 10am joint Communion Service. Enjoy soup, rolls, tea, coffee and dessert. The cost is $10.00 per person (children 10 and under are free). Tickets will be available at the door.

Socks for the Rock and Others
We will be collecting children and adult socks during the month of October. They will be distributed to the Living Rock and Wesley Centre. Socks are useful to those in need all year round. So let's see how many we can amass in our sock basket! Thank you for your support - the Outreach team.

Community Events
Ancaster Community Services - Riding for Refuge
Ancaster Community Services will once again be "Riding for Refuge" on
October 5, 2019!  This year, donations from the ride will go towards subsidizing meals for seniors and community members who require emergency food support.  Through our Meals on Wheels and Frozen Meals program, nutritious meals are provided daily to increase food security for vulnerable seniors. These programs give individuals the dignity to choose what food options are best for them. ACS provides a wide variety of community programs including a babysitting course, transportation for seniors, a food bank, good food box program,
and a youth employment service.

Happening at Marshall this week:
Sunday:  10am Services with Rev. Kevin
Monday:  1pm  Seniors' Social
                  7pm Board Meeting
Tuesday:  10:30am  Prayer Group
Wednesday:  1pm Small Group Bible Study
            7pm  Small Group Bible Study
Thursday:  7 :30pm  Choir Practice