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Welcome & Announcements Gathering Song: "Blessed Be Your Name" God's Greeting Call to Confession Prayer of Confession Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 4:7-11 Sermon: Opportunity is All Around Us Song of Response: "This is Amazing Grace" Congregational Prayer Closing Song: "Christ Be All Around Me" Parting Blessing
OUR CHURCH FAMILY Prayer Requests: - For Teresa W, and Adrianna B. - For Brian, John H., Alida , Paul R. and Chris R. as they serve as our elders; for Jake, Rob, Robert, and Greg as they serve as our deacons. -for the leaders in government who are making decisions due to the pandemic. -for people who are affected by the school closures and for perseverance through this latest lockdown. - Guatemala Monthly Prayer: For the communities in Guatemala, that they continue to trust God and participate in the activities. Upcoming Special Collections: Although we are unable to meet together for regular Sunday worship gatherings, there is still opportunity to share of our gifts, talents and resources. First, be creative in thinking of the ways that you can be a blessing to those nearby to you (offering to buy or pick up groceries, offering child care for those who need to work, offering to cook a meal, etc.) Second, for our church members (we do not expect our guests to contribute financially) there are ways to continue to support our church and the other ministries/agencies that we would normally support on Sunday mornings. Our church is set up to receive e-transfers; they may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add in your note where the donations are to be directed (i.e. Church Budget, World Renew, etc.) If you are not set up for e-transfer or do not feel comfortable with it, then cheques may be mailed to the church at 50 Fifth Ave. Vanastra, ON N0M 1L0. Please consider giving as if we were gathering together regularly on those Sundays. Upcoming Collections April 18: Church Ministries/Room2Grow April 25: Church Ministries Room2Grow is based in Clinton and desires to journey with women seeking extra support when they discover they may be pregnant. They are here to help find the answers to the question "now what?" They are also here in the days, months, and years to follow... offering a community of support to learn basic parenting and life skills. Counselling: CAP counselling ministry through Shalem Mental Health Network continues to make anonymous professional counselling support available to congregants of our church at no charge. All services are provided through a secured video or telephone connection. To book a CAP appointment, call Shalem directly at 1-866-347-0041. For more resource information check their website at https://shalemnetwork.org/. Council Clippings: Live stream is up and running! Letter for nominations for council are going to be sent out. Council is walking through 'Biblical Theology of Human Sexuality' Challenging Conversations together. We will be having a Facebook page instead of a group. We will be closing the group. The congregational meeting will be held in late May. Council is still looking for someone who is interested in becoming the Gems head leader. If you are interested please contact a member of Council. OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY Camp Shalom Summer Staff: Are you looking for a meaningful summer job? Camp Shalom is hiring summer staff. If you love Jesus and like working with kids or individuals with special needs, then this might be for you. Work outdoors, with great people, while making a meaningful impact on campers' lives. All positions are paid and you must be 17 before Dec. 31st, 2021. Positions include cabin counselors, maintenance, kitchen, media, and lifeguards. To apply visit here. Resonate: Ramadan started this week. A time of devout fasting and prayer, Ramadan is a time for Muslims to seek God. Pray that as Muslims seek God during Ramadan, they will encounter Jesus. You can download a 30-day prayer guide for Muslims during Ramadan. ReFrame Ministries: GROUNDWORK: MAKING SENSE OF SETBACKS. Just like most building and construction projects, we can expect to encounter setbacks in our lives. Join Groundwork as we study the setbacks Ezra and Nehemiah faced in Ezra 3-4 and Ezra 7:8-28 to gain a greater understanding and biblical perspective for enduring our own trials and setbacks. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes. Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. Do you believe your future looks bright? Have you prayed to God about what's ahead? God proclaims that when you call on him, he will listen (Jeremiah 11:12-13).