Coming up – Week of April 7, 2019

This Week in First Church:

– Sunday, following the service – Choir practice

– Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – Bible study, at Gwen’s home

– Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. – F&M Committee meeting

– Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast

Coming Up:

– Wednesday, 17 April, 5:00 p.m. – Meal-in-a-Bowl Supper

– Thursday, 18 April, 6:00 p.m. – Pot-luck supper and Maundy Thursday Communion service

– Friday, 19 April, 10:30 a.m. – Good Friday service

– Sunday, 28 April – Stewardship Sunday

– Sunday, 28 April, to Saturday, 11 May – Stewardship Visitation

– Thursday, 2 May, 7:00 p.m. – Sharpe Sisters concert

– Sunday, 5 May, 5:00 p.m. – Spring DinnerI

Holy Week – Join us for our two special services in Holy Week:

– Our annual Maundy Thursday Communion service in the Church Hall, which will be preceded by a pot-luck supper at 6:00 — on Thursday, 18 April

– Our annual Good Friday service, in the sanctuary, on Friday morning, 19 April, at 10:30.

Appeal – PWS&D is appealing for donations toward the relief effort following Cyclone Idai, which hit parts of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe recently.  Over 2.6 million people are in need of humanitarian aid due to severe flooding.  Roads, schools, homes, and crops have been badly damaged, and access to electricity and safe water is limited.  This is the same appeal we publicized last week, although last week’s announcement focused on Malawi.  Until the 14th of April, the federal government is matching all donations made to the Humanitarian Coalition and its member organizations (which include the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and PWS&D), up to $2 million.  Donations can be made through our congregation — just make your cheque payable to our congregation, and mark “Cyclone Idai” on the memo line, as well as the appropriate line on your offering envelope.  Alternatively, you can make a donation online, using your credit card, by visiting www.WeRespond.ca.  Visit the website also for further details on this relief effort.

Full announcements here