Sunday, May 31 Worship
This Sunday of Pentecost we will be blessed with ministry from our friends at Community of Christ Seminary. Anthony Chvala-Smith, Professor of Theology and Scripture, will offer the Sunday message on the theme "Unity through Spirit" and our lectionary scripture: Acts 2:1-13. Zac Harmon-McLaughlin, Director, will offer a Disciples Generous Response. Other ministers as well as hundreds of participants from around the world will come together as the Beyond the Walls congregation.
Let us share this sacred moment together in these times of physical isolation and uncertainty. Sunday, May 24th 12 PM EDT. All are welcome and invited!
Attend by clicking any of the following links:
SLIM (Sharing Love in Mission) - 2 p.m. Guest speaker, CEM President Kerry Richards. Contact Don Robb for Zoom details.
Port Elgin Congregation - 10 a.m. Evangelist Darrell Belrose speaking. Contact Larry Buchanan for Zoom details.
La Salle Road Congregation - 11 a.m. Contact Pastor Vonda den Boer for Zoom details.
Other Online Ministries are available from many varied places for you to connect with.
Our family is saddened to announce the peaceful passing of John “Jack” McCarty on Friday May 29, 2020 in LaSalle, Ontario at 88 years of age. Jack leaves behind his loving wife Kathy (nee Robb), of 48 years and 3 treasured daughters Tracy Miller (Jeff) of Lakeland, Florida, Jennifer Dunsdon (Michael) and Joanne Lee (Jarred) both of Independence, Missouri. Cherished grandfather of Nicolas, Emma, Alexander and Olivia. Predeceased by his parents William and Tina McCarty and brothers Donald, William (Shirley), Leonnard and sister Mary (Lawrence), Doreen and survived by sister Ann (the late Don). Remembered by many nieces and nephews and in-laws Betty Wood (Ron) of Land O`Lakes, Florida and Donald Robb (Mary) of Windsor. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
Jack had served Community of Christ for many years, most recently as a Seventy. He and his wife Kathy lived in Sault Ste. Marie for nearly 40 years where he worked for the Michigan Region in a self-sustaining role. Recently, Jack and Kathy relocated to La Salle.
President Stephen M. Veazey shares this letter of counsel with the church detailing changes in the World Church Leadership Council.
The guidance and information in this letter of counsel follows prayerful consideration of individual circumstances and the needs of the church during challenging times. I am grateful for the companionship of the Holy Spirit, which provides insight and assurance in these matters. The transitions presented in this letter do not require any action by the World Conference.
COVID-19 Update on Reopening Churches
The First Presidency has continued to monitor the progression of COVID-19 and the recommendations from professional health organizations and local governments. While health organizations continue to express caution, local governments are beginning to relax stay-at-home orders and make provisions for businesses and churches to reopen with modified in-person gatherings. The Presidency has been prayerful in how to guide the church in this next phase.
After consulting the World Church Leadership Council, which provides a global perspective, we are offering these recommendations.
Hope in Trying Times from Pres. Veazey
President Veazey shares his conviction and experience of peace and assurance that God is moving us toward fuller embodiment of the gospel, even in the midst of difficult situations.
CALLING ALL CAMPERS!
CEM is proud to announce E-CAMPING 2020!
Keep your eye out for more information soon!
If you are interested in sharing any of your talents by running a session i.e. a worship service, a paint class, a dance or other interest class, etc. or have any ideas for our online camping community please email Melissa Freer.
Ecumenical Prayer Service for Pentecost
Amid the unique challenges and opportunities of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Council of Churches is hosting an online ecumenical Pentecost prayer service that will allow us to “come together in one place” (Acts 2:1) in ecumenical friendship and prayer.
The season of Pentecost has always held a special significance for the ecumenical movement. With it comes the promise of new life through the arrival of the Holy Spirit, and a reminder of the unity we share, which has been forged with God’s help across differences.
Leaders of CCC member churches from coast to coast to coast will gather with us as we look together to an uncertain yet hope-filled future. Prayers, Scripture readings, and reflections will be offered in English and French.
Please Note: The event is free but requires advance registration via Eventbrite.
Highlights of the service:
The Rev. Amanda Currie, Moderator of the 2019 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and The Most Rev. Pierre Goudreault, Roman Catholic Bishop of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, will offer brief homiletic reflections.
Other service leaders include:The Rt. Rev. Richard Bott, Moderator of The United Church of Canada
The Rev. Susan C. Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
The Rev. Stephen Kendall, President of The Canadian Council of Churches
The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
Pastor Peter Noteboom, General Secretary of The Canadian Council of Churches
Commissioner Floyd J. Tidd, Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda
The Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian, Vicar, Armenian Holy Apostolic Church, Canadian Diocese
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Our Deepest Condolences
Wilbert Ross Wood
June 9, 1923 to May 18, 2020
Ross has grafted his last fruit tree, read his last book and listened to his last melody. Some did not know his first name because he chose to be known by his second, Ross, and was generally known as W. Ross Wood.
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May 4, 1933 - May 19, 2020
Peacefully at Westmount Gardens Long Term Care Home. Cremation has taken place at Westview Funeral Chapel in London.
Donations in memory of Martin may be made to any of the following:
Community of Christ
The Humane Society of London-Middlesex
ARF - Animal Rescue Foundation
Canadian Hearing Services
Thank you on behalf of Marion, Phill and Julie, Noah, Anna and Sam and Colin and June.
# 137 - 600 Longworth Road
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Worship Services Sunday, May 24
Share the service from Toronto Congregation online this Ascension Sunday at 12 p.m. when Rob Heverling joins us live from Buffalo, New York, to bring a message on the theme "Receive Blessing." Becky Savage of Lee's Summit, Missouri, will offer our invocation and Viviane Vago of Montreal, Quebec, will read our Call to Worship.
Gina Colvin will give our Prayer for Peace from Christchurch, New Zealand and Michael Wright will offer our Disciples Generous Response from Rome, Italy. Our lectionary scripture Luke 24:44-53 will be read by Catherine Manson of Barrie, Ontario, and Emily Rose will lead us in a meditation from Claremont, California.
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Memorial Service for Nancy Jo Knight
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Guelph, ON N1K 1S5 Canada
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Canada East Mission: 888-411-7537
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