Sunday Worship, April 10th
Full to the Brim - Even the Stones Cry Out
.....Jesus enters Jerusalem to crowds shouting "Hosanna! Save us!" Religious leaders tell Jesus to quiet the crowd but Jesus says that if they were quiet even the stones would cry out. There was a lot they needed saving from. What about us? What do we need to be saved from? What would the stones cry out today?
Watch Sunday's Service Online, Live at 9am EDT
.....Join us in live, online worship this Sunday at 9:00 am. You can find the service on Facebook Live or our YouTube channel. The service will be saved at both locations through the week.

Join us for In-Person Worship at 10am
.....In-person Sunday worship and Kids Church is open! While many places in our community do not require a mask, we are still encouraging the use of face masks on Sundays and our leadership will also be masked. Email Jennifer Stinson if you would like to join our volunteer team and help us provide a safe and warm welcome to all who gather. Pro Tip: Arrive before 9:50am to be treated to a warm beverage and cookie that you can take to your seat!
In-Person Worship Update
Please Wear A Mask

.....With the exponential increase in COVID cases in the province we have decided that everyone entering Norval United Church is required to wear a mask. This simple act will help keep everyone safe, especially those who are immunocompromised and those who are vulnerable to this virus.
Thank you for showing your care for others by wearing a mask.
"Let each of you look not to your own interests,
but to the interests of others."
Philippians 2:4
Holy Week & Easter
Please mark your calendars for these special services during
Holy Week and Easter Sunday. 
All are welcome

Sunday, April 10th - Palm Sunday
10am In-Person

Wednesday, April 13th - Midweek Breath
8pm 30-minute Guided Meditation on Zoom.
(Find more info on our website by clicking here.)
Click here for the Midweek Breath zoom link.

Thursday, April 14th - Maundy Thursday
8pm 30-minute Communion Service on Zoom.
Have your own bread and wine/juice available
Click here for the Maundy Thursday zoom link.

Friday, April 15th - Good Friday
10am In-Person & Online Worship

Sunday, April 17th - Easter Sunday
8am In-Person & Facebook Live Sunrise Service
(light breakfast after for those in-person)
10am In-Person
GFORCe 3 - Sponsoring families from Afghanistan
Can you help?
.....After successfully sponsoring the Hajjar family from Syria we are pleased to be part of GFORCe3. (Georgetown Friends Of Refugees 3)
.....2 families, totalling 9 people have been identified and are presently hiding in Pakistan. They have been accepted into the Canadian government's Operation Afghan Safety program which should expedite their immigration.
.....It is money that is needed now. The team needs to raise $67,000 to be able to submit the application. We suggest you give via e-transfer or a cheque directly to Norval United since these donations are processed without fees. We'll forward donations to GFORCe3. Click here to be reminded of the e-transfer process.
Help us make a different in these lives. Elizabeth Ivany is Norval's contact on GFORCe3.
From the Affirming Ministry Team

.....Norval United has begun the process of becoming an Affirming Ministry. To read more about Affirming Ministry, the process and team members, click here.

We Need Your Input by April 22nd
Affirming Ministry Survey
.....The Affirming Ministry Team want to hear from you. They created a survey to determine where Norval United Church is, as a community, as we begin the process of becoming an Affirming Ministry. The survey will take 10-15 minutes of your time, and your thoughtful and honest feedback is appreciated. Hard copies will be available in-person on Sunday, or you can fill one out online by clicking here.
Norval United Food Ministry
Feeding others. Building community.
Tickets now on sale for our biggest and longest-running food fun(d)raiser of the year! Pay-It-Forward is back, which helps us spread the love throughout our local community! For more info and to purchase tickets click here or on the image below.
Sunday Baking

Would you like to donate baked goods (homemade or otherwise) for our Sunday morning coffee hour? We are happy to store them in our freezer for future Sundays.

Help us plan ahead - sign up on the "Ways to Serve" board at the church or email Heather Fraser by clicking here.
Youth & Young Families News

Kids Choir Resumes April 24th

Kids Choir will be on pause for the next 2 Saturdays and will resume on April 24th.

For more info email Deb Hopper by clicking HERE.

Save The Date - Fri. Apr 29th
Family Movie Night

We'll gather at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary for a great family movie.

Pajamas, blankets, and stuffies always welcome!

For more info email Jen Auger by clicking HERE.
Ways to Serve
Join a great team and put your faith in action!
Sunday Morning Volunteers
Bruce Cunnington and Heather Fraser have been doing a wonderful job of looking after our Sunday morning coffee, tea, and cookies and would love to grow the team! Training will be provided and coffee grinds premeasured. If you can help 1 or 2 Sundays a month, please contact Heather Fraser. You can email her here.
From 3 John 1:5 - Dear friend, when you extend hospitality to Christian brothers and sisters, even when they are strangers, you make the faith visible.
Other Opportunities
.....Here are a few other excellent opportunities:
  • Greeting Team (a great way to get to know people!)
  • In-Person AV Team (help run the tech in the Sanctuary)
  • Food Truck Fridays (help set up and welcome and engage the community who come out)
Consider these or other ways you feel called to participate in the life and work of NUC! Contact Jennifer Stinson at, 905-877-66122, or in-person on Sundays.
Spiritual Practices
Walking Through Lent

Join the NUC Walking Group as we connect with nature, each other, and God with every step we take through Lent. Come walk together on Sundays after church, or walk in your own neighborhood on your own schedule. Join our Facebook group to share your photos and prayers along the way. We can also keep track of our steps together on Pacer. (use group code: Q42449275)
"I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; speak up on their behalf, and give thanks for them."
1 Timothy 2:1

Here are some recent
prayer requests:
Elaine Van Doorn: Praying for several of my family who tested positive for COVID recently and are having a tough time.

Carolyn Maule: Prayers for the Stewart family on the passing of beloved Kathryn, age 19.

Lina Di Carlo: Please pray for my family that they will all see that a mother's love is deep and there's a need for reconciliation.
Janice Walsh: Prayer of thanks for the healing thus far of our grandson, Liam, who turned 4 weeks old last Saturday at McMaster hospital and for strength for his parents, Evan and Hailey.

Prayers of thanks for the safe arrival of Jenny Adam's 3rd daughter.
Holding Fred Paul in our prayers in his continuing journey with cancer. He has now finished his radiation treatments.

Praying for Rob Tamblyn and family, on the death of Rob's brother, David.

Tracey Thornhill: Praying for a friend who had throat surgery this past Wednesday.

Holding Glenn Richards and the St. Kitt's family in prayer on the death of his aunt, Louise.

Jennine Ditz: Praying for an uncle who is dealing with lung cancer.

Offering a constant prayer for peace in Ukraine, and throughout the world.