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   May 20, 2018

 This Week at Grace

SUNDAY               Pentecost Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am

                             Rev. John Lougheed ~ Lay Leader – Mary Armstrong

                                Birthday Sunday

MONDAY             Office closed for Victoria Day holiday

TUESDAY            AA                                                          7:30 pm (lower hall)

WEDNESDAY    Office will be open. 

Sustainability Task Group          9:00 am

Coffee Nook                                      9:30 –11:30 am (lower hall)

               Prayerful Ministry                                4:00pm - 6:00pm (office)

Al Anon                                                7:30 pm (lower hall)

THURSDAY        Vocal Choir                                       7:00 pm (sanctuary)

FRIDAY                 Volunteer(s) will be in the office until noon.

SATURDAY                                                                                        

SUNDAY May 27 Worship Service                              10:30 am

                        Mike Hutchings ~ Lay Leader Heather Dickson

 

** Thornbury Learning Centre is running an afterschool learning program for elementary school age children, Monday, & Wednesday from 3 pm – 6 pm in the lower hall at Grace on all school days.

For the comfort of everyone, we try to maintain a “fragrance-free” environment.

Please be considerate of those sensitive to perfumes, fragrances.

  Thank you, volunteers!          

                               May 20                                 May 27

Ushers             

  Ruth McGee, Eileen Weber

  Eileen Dinsmore; Norine Baron

Greeters

* Dave &Eileen Robinson

 *George & Heather Dickson

Scripture Reader

  Peter Armstrong

  Heather Dickson

Grace-ful Moments

 Carolyne Wedgbury

  Mary Lou Gignac

Coffee Hosts

 Sylvia McMurchy

 Eileen Weber

  Ian & Teddi Murray;

  Carolyne Wedgebury

Sound Technician

 Carl Sampson

  Carl Sampson

Offering Counters

 Perry & Susan Hoadley

 Supervisor: Orleen Anderson

  Doug & Barb Pittet

  Supervisor: George Dickson

Friday Office Helpers

 Marilyn Parkin; Mary Poulin

  Candy Yeandle; Diana Dolmer

 

SCRIPTURE:          Acts 2: 1-4; Acts 2: 16 – 18 The Story of Pentecost

            Psalm 42     sung                  As the Deer Pants for Water (VU 766)
            Philippians 2: 1-8                  Christ’s example of humility

SERMON                “Poured Out”    

Note:  Board Meeting Monday May 28th 4:00 pm.

 

Thank-you! I would like to thank all in the choir and the congregation for their generous gifts.  I feel greatly blessed for all the Love and Blessings that I received at Grace United. ~ Thank-you, Martin Anderle

We welcome Saundra Lake’s return as our interim music director at Grace. Saundra will assist us from May 20 until July 2018. Thank-you Saundra.

New Music Director:  The Grace Board is pleased to announce that the Search committee has been successful in engaging a Director of Music for Grace, tentatively to begin July 8thChristopher Burton is a highly qualified and talented organist, pianist and choir leader and we look forward with anticipation to him leading our ministry of music.  Many thanks go to Jim Dolmer and the members of the Search Committee for achieving their goal so quickly.

Carol Clarke, Board Chair

 

Summer Coffee Hosts:  A signup sheet will be available downstairs during coffee hour for the next several Sundays. Please choose a date during July and August when you would be available to serve light refreshments after the service.  Thank you to all who are able to keep this important social time going during the summer months.

Northern Waters Presbytery May Newsletter is available on line at www.mailchi.mp/united-church/a19h1jz69e-2022729?e=aff204d202h

Earth Day The international focus this year is on ending plastic pollution. Grace's Green Team asks you to save the colourful outer bag from plastic four-litre milk bags. These are used to weave durable and washable mattresses for people without beds. Check out http://milkbagsunlimited.ca/ for more information!

Please leave bags in the specially marked box outside the sanctuary doors.

New website: Grace's new website is underway. It will include more photos, and some group pictures that have been in the last several Annual Reports. If you do not want your picture to be included please send an email to Rosemary at accounting@graceunitedthornbury.ca We will contact parents regarding the use of any pictures of the children. Rosemary and Phyllis, webmasters.

Minute for Grace is available to anyone who would like to make a special announcement during the service about an activity at Grace. Minute for Grace is usually the last Sunday of each month. Please notify Carol Clarke, Chair of the Board before Friday @ 9:00 A.M.

Written Announcements to be included in the bulletin or announced from the pulpit should be submitted to the office by Friday @ 9:00 A.M. or may be given to the ushers prior to the service.

 

IN AND AROUND THE COMMUNITY.

 

Marsh Street Centre Performing Arts & Community Centre Artisan Market

continues Sunday May 20th 11-5 Clarksburg.

 

Arts Advisory Council presents Lyrical Landscapes by Roisin Cadieux 
May 4th - 30th at the L.E. Shore Gallery. 

 

Meaford Caregiver Information Series on Wednesdays May 23, June 20, July 18, Aug.15 at Christ Church Anglican, Meaford. No charge to attend.

Pre-register at 519-371-5331 x222 or Jessica.Salter@von.ca

 

New Territory for Seniors information Series No Place Like Home on Thurs. May 24th 12:45 – 3:00 pm at L.E. Shore Memorial Library. Focus: getting the home care you need after surgery or for chronic conditions.

 

Jazz at the L.E. Shore Memorial Library Fri. May 25th at 7:30 pm featuring Ted’s Warren Commission, the exploring Jazz Quartet.  Admission $25 Students $5 at the door.  Proceeds support Student Music Education.

 

Shoreline Chorus presents “Shout, O Glory” on Sat. June 2 at 2 pm and
7:30pm at Georgian Shores United Church, Owen Sound. Tickets: $15.
 

Fish Fry at Rocklyn Community Centre on Wed. June 6 from 5-7 pm Tickets: Adults $16 available at Stuff to Read, Meaford or call Doreen 519-538-3570
 

                                           P.O. Box 219, Thornbury, Ontario, N0H 2P0   Phone (519) 599-2438

e-mail: accounting@graceunitedthornbury.ca    web:www.graceunitedthornbury.ca