99TH ANNIVERSARY OF UCC / COMMUNION
June 9th, 2024
10:30a.m. Worship (also ONLINE AT twitch.tv/sydenhamheritageuc)

Masking inside our church building is optional. As your church board we know this to be an emotional and very personal choice, so remember to be kind and respect each other’s decision to mask or not mask. The board will continue to monitor monthly as agreed upon and will keep the congregation advised and included accordingly.

CLICK HERE for a copy of this week’s bulletin.

The Word comes to life for us this morning from John 12:20‒28

Sermon“from the 1925 Inauguration Service”
On June 10, 1925, the Rev. Samuel Rose of Wesleyan Methodist College in Montreal preached on this text from John 12 for the inaugural worship service of The United Church of Canada. It may have seemed strange for the Rev. Rose to choose this text at the birth of the United Church, but he was prophetic in warning the new denomination that we are not called to live for the sake of our own gain, or even for the sake of perpetuating our own existence. Instead, the church is called to use our resources—our time, our talents, and our treasures of money and property—towards furthering the spread of God’s love, hope, peace, and joy in this world.
Questions to Ponder
What do we (as a congregation, as a region, as a denomination) need to celebrate and then let go of? What needs to die? What are the resources we have been given that we are hoarding? What hopes and joys are we called to plant in this world today? How are we called to plant the seeds of the gospel in our time and place?


Join us after the service for coffee provided by the M&P Committee.

Please join us for coffee after the service.  If you are using the chat window, click on the link there or go to sydenham-heritage.ca, scroll down to the calendar, and click the link for Sunday AUDIO.

If you’ve missed the service, go to our YouTube Channel to watch the recording.


MINISTERS – ALL OF US BY THE GRACE OF GOD
Rev. Daryl Webber, Minister
Rev. Wayne Myhre, Minister Emeritus
Rev. Con Estoesta, Minister Emeritus
Trevor Dalton, Music Director
Bob Woodhouse, Custodian
Aileen Johnston, Office Coordinator
A/V Techs: Lyle Sylvester, Greg Pickard, Danielle Daman


DID YOU KNOW…that the Benevolent Fund purchases grocery cards to give to those who are not as fortunate as we are???

DID YOU KNOW…that we occasionally use benevolent funds to help people who have come to the church seeking assistance.

DID YOU KNOW…that donations to the Benevolent Fund can be made at any time, using the special envelopes that are available in the pew racks, or by indicating ‘Benevolent Fund’ on the ‘Other’ line of your regular envelope. Anything you can give to this fund enables us to help those living on the edge of life. Please be generous, the need is great.

Thank you.