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LEGEND: CH Calder Hall, CR Choir Room, F Fellowship Room, KR Kindergarten Room, K Kitchen, S Sanctuary, UR Upper Room, US Under Stage, N Nursery             

[/fusion_text][fusion_text] Sunday, March 18 LENT V 9:00am Service @ Bell Lane 9:30am Sunday School Meeting 10:30am Worship, S.S., Nursery Soup & Sandwich Lunch 2:30pm Sunday Supper Monday, March 19 9:30am Safe Zone (CH) 11:00am Safe Zone (CH) 1:30pm Mixed Games (F, CH) 6:00pm TOPS (F) 6:00pm Private Function (CH) Tuesday, March 20 9:00am Fix-it Club 6:00pm Drama (CH) 7:00pm Board (F)

Thursday, March 22

9:30am Safe Zone (CH) 11:00am Safe Zone (CH) 6:00pm Band (S) 7:00pm Zumba (CH) 7:00pm Choir (S)

Friday, March 23

11:30am Ladies Lunch @ Myra’s 6:00pm Drama (CH) 7:00pm Friday Fun Night (F)

Saturday, March 24

5:30pm TURKEY SUPPER 6:00pm BGG (CH)

Sunday, March 25

PALM SUNDAY

9:00am Service @ Bell Lane 9:30am Sunday School Meeting 10:30am Worship,  S.S., Nursery Coffee provided by Property 2:30pm Sunday Supper


LECTIONARY READINGS FOR NEXT WEEK

March 25, 2018


UPCOMING SERVICES

March 25th – Palm Sunday March 30th – Good Friday 7pm April 1st – Easter

WATERWISE GARDEN

Sydenham-Heritage United Church is installing a Waterwise Garden this fall. We are asking for volunteers who are interested in designing, planting, and maintaining the water-wise garden around the church. Anyone who has an interest in this project including anyone who would like to learn about planning a waterwise garden and anyone who has expertise or experience in gardening in general is invited to put his or her name forward for this committee. We are also asking for people who may be planning to thin out or change their own gardens at home to donate plants to our garden. Please speak to any member of the board to register your interest

Weekly Discussion Group

Every Wednesday morning at 10 am at church.

Monthly Discussion Group

Every second Wednesday of the month at 7pm at church.

Discussion with Rev. Gert will take place on the sermons and other relevant questions.


2017 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS

are available at the back of the Sanctuary. Please pick yours up today and if you can deliver any family, friends or neighbours please do so.

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, March 18th Soup & Sandwich Luncheon to support the Home of Hope Orphanage Please bring sandwiches—soup, drinks and dessert provided


Calling all Ladies

It’s time to clean out our closets and drawers so we can share with our Malawan ladies for Ladies Day 2018. I’d like to take lingerie, blouses, slips, dresses and jewellery. Children’s clothing is also welcome. Please bring to the church office the last part of March.

Thanks for sharing Evelyn & Dorothy


2017 ANNUAL REPORTS are available


Cross and the Lynching Tree follow -up

There is a six-week study guide available to accompany the book by James Cone. If anyone is interested we might pursue this later in the year. Rev. Bill


Pies are needed…

for our Turkey Dinner, Saturday, March 24th. Two clipboards will be circulated, please sign up. Donations are also appreciated. Pies should be at the church by 4pm on the 24th.

Thanks! Gail Merritt


Note from the Pastoral Care Committee:

If you know anyone who would appreciate a card (get well, sympathy, thinking of you, etc.) from the congregation please tell Sally Lehtinen or Rev. Bill.


LOBLAW Gift Cards

News stories have told us that Canadians were overcharged for the cost of some packaged bread products in Loblaw’s stores and other grocery stores across Canada. In response, they are offering customers a $25 Loblaw Gift Card, which can be used to purchase items sold in their grocery stores (including No Frills and Zehr’s) across Canada. Registering for and obtaining the $25 Loblaw Card is at www.LoblawCard.ca. Food banks across the country are asking Canadians to apply for the gift cards and donate them to food banks. If this idea appeals to you, our Pastoral Care Committee will welcome your gift cards to enhance our Benevolent Fund.

Outreach Commission

ANNUAL OCTOBER FOOD BANK CHALLENGE

IT’S A TIE! 87lbs each side NEXT CHALLENGE APRIL 2018


CARDS! CARDS! CARDS! 

Cambrie’s Little Boxes needs your used cards (all kinds) and your Lang Calendars. Please put them in the box at the back of the church.


OFFICE REMINDER

Please be sure to let the office know if you have moved, changed your phone number etc. so that we can keep our records up to date.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

If you have an announcement you wish to put in the Sunday bulletin please be sure to have into the office by 10am Thursday.


PAPER DRIVE UPDATE

October           3,294 lb November       2,868 lb December       2,913 lb Total               9,075 lb =  $453.76

Next Paper Drive is March 25th

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Shamrock Luncheon Euchre & Bridge

St. Paul’s United Church, Paris Friday, March 16th 11:30am $12

Brantford Symphony Orchestra presents

Presto Mambo! Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts Saturday, March 17th 3-4pm Tickets $10; Children & Elementary Students Free

Sharing Circle

Nations Uniting, 1652 Chiefswood Rd. Ohsweken Monday, March 19th 10am-noon

Lenten Pilgrimage for Reconciliation

Woodland Centre Saturday, March 24th 1pm

Burford United Church Roast Beef Supper

Burford Agricultural Hall Sunday, March 25th 4:30-6:30pm Adults $16; Children 12 & under $7; preschoolers Free

Grandmothers Tea

Mohawk Chapel, 301 Mohawk St. Wednesday, March 28th noon-2pm

Good Friday Morning Sunrise Worship & Breakfast

Burtch Baptist Church Friday, March 30th 7am

Understanding Haudenosaunee Philosophies and Guiding Principles

Royal Canadian Legion, Hagersville Wednesday, April 25th 9:30am-4pm Cost $25

Brantford Symphony Orchestra Book Fair

50 Craig Street April 25, 26, 27, 28 9:30am-8pm; Saturday til 3pm

Electronic Waste Collection

Burford United Church Saturday, April 28th 8am-1pm

Needing our Prayers

At Home: Maryida Currin, The Pridham Family, Kim DaSilva, Martha Epp; Gordon Bond, Shirley Buck’s brother Ken & family, Megan Cousins, Don Mitchell, Norma Preece, Carrie Vanevery, Darlene Hall, Stella Najeima, Sue Dawdy; Keith Woods, John Woods, Larry Roberts BGH: Alan Cook Prayer Cycle: March 18th: Mount Pleasant (Erie Presbytery) UPDATE ON MARILYN SMALL Mum very much appreciates mail from home and loves getting updates. Mom moved into Dufferin Place in early June and has been getting settled since. Happy to be out of hospital that’s for sure!! She has been fairly stable in the nursing home and it’s adjacent to the hospital so makes it very easy for me to pop in whenever I can. It was difficult to accept staying in BC but makes the most sense. It’s too bad Mom could not see her many friends again she really misses the church. Mom’s many cards/letters from Brantford really boosted her spirits during her most challenging times. Thank you so much. Love Heather and Marilyn Marilyn’s Address: Dufferin Place – Arbutus Unit 1100 Dufferin Cres. Nanaimo, BC V9S 2B7

MEMORIAMS & DONATIONS

A donation in loving memory of Stafford Townsend, has been received from Christine Telfer. A donation in loving memory of Eva MacAskill, has been received from Brian & Gail Merritt. A donation to the Sunday School has been received from the Estate of Jackie Childerhose.

CARIBBEAN HURRICANE RELIEF

The United Church of Canada is accepting donations for Caribbean Hurricane Relief. If you wish to make a donation please put in your offering envelope being sure to mark it “CARIBBEAN HURRICANE RELIEF”

To All Groups/Individuals:

If you use china cups or any dishes, please wash, dry and put away after use. It is not the custodian’s job to do this on your behalf.

Thank you Property Committee


Financial FYI

Here is a quick financial update based on preliminary figures for January and February. During the first 2 months of 2018, the General Fund income averaged $3,425 per week. Our General Fund expenses averaged $4,950 per week.  This translates into a WEEKLY loss of $1,525. Please consider increasing your weekly contributions to the General Fund.


The board wants to remind you that there is always a current copy of the most recent approved minutes posted in Calder Hall on the board outside of the Fellowship Room. All previous minutes can be found in a binder on the table below the Outreach board (as of next week) for anyone wishing to check back on any decisions.

1. Rev Gert’s annual vacation is scheduled. He will be away Sundays from February 22 to March 18th. The Worship Committee has arranged for pulpit supply in his absence. We will be welcoming Gert back from vacation in time for Easter.

2. The board has finalized the 2018 budget which will be presented at the Annual meeting on February 18th. The Board requests you hold February 18th in your calendar and attend this important meeting.

3. You will have noted that there are no “special” offering envelopes in this year’s offering envelope boxes. You will be reminded throughout the year – both from the pulpit and the bulletin – utilize the “other” line on your regular envelopes on those special (such as Leprosy Sunday, Easter Sunday, Communion [Benevolent] Sundays) also on these Sundays “special envelopes” will be in the bulletin and the pew racks. The Board will track the level of donations for those “special Sunday’s and determine the need for special offering envelopes for 2019.


FundScrip fundraiser

The Outreach Committee is taking orders for gift cards from FundScrip. Gift cards are available for many major retailers. Order a grocery or gas card for your own use. Judy and Verna will be accepting your orders.

The order period runs from March 11th to April 8th. The cards will be available by April 22nd. The funds raised will be used to support next season’s Sunday Suppers.


EASTER CANDY & CHOCOLATE SALE

The Sunday School will be selling Easter Candy and homemade Easter Chocolates following church on Sunday, March 25th. Help support our Vacation Bible School

“Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” the week of August 13th-17th.

Watch for more information in the following weeks.


REMINDER – Sydenham-Heritage Board meeting

Tuesday, March 20th at 7pm


Pastoral Care

If you know of anyone in our church family who may be in need of Pastoral Care due to illness, the death of a loved one, etc. please contact Rev. Bill MacKinnon by calling him directly at 905-516-1962 or let the office know by phone or email. He would rather hear about it multiple times than not at all.

Did You Know?

The money collected at coffee hour is used to buy the coffee, tea, juice, milk and sugar. And now disposable cups, therefore, if you have left a mug here please take it home.

Thank you for your continued support of our coffee hour.


POLICE CHECKS

If you are working with any of our youth you are required to have a police check which includes the vulnerable sector check. The cost is $20 and will be reimbursed to you. Please see Aileen in the office to get a letter to take to the police station.


TECH PEOPLE NEEDED

We’re looking for anyone interested in helping with running the sound & video systems for Sunday Services, Funerals, Weddings, drama productions etc. If you are interested please contact the office.


Rides

Dorothy Wagner  519-759-8776 and Barb Kernaghan 519-757-1778 are offering rides to church in favourable weather.


REMINDER

IF YOU UNLOCK ANY OUTSIDE DOORS OR WINDOWS PLEASE BE SURE TO LOCK OR CLOSE THEM BEFORE LEAVING

To ensure the parking lot door is locked please close it then press down on the lever on the handle to ensure it is locked.


OUR DAILY BREAD

Daily Devotional March-May 2018 Available on table in Vestibule


Pick up your copy of CONTACT

(Hamilton Conference newsletter) at the back of the church this morning or if you wish a PDF version go to www.hamconf.org

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