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Week of May 20, 2018

COMING EVENTS

 May 27th, Sunday, Prayer and Praise 7 PM

May 31st, Thursday, Session Meeting 7 PM

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRAYER POWER… A praying church is a living growing church. The weekly prayer group will meet in the Jack Burke Room. Come as you are, a loved child of God who is called to commune with God and with others, through the power, and the comfort, of prayer. All are welcome. THE NEXT PRAYER GROUP WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd at 9:30 AM.

ANNUAL YARD SALE – Saturday, June 9th, 2018 Hosted by the Finance and Maintenance Team – Start saving a box for us while you are doing your spring cleaning! Donated items can be left at the church during the week of Monday June 4 to Thursday June 7th, during Office Hours. And Friday, June 8th beginning at 9:30 AM. Help with pricing items on Friday, June 8th will be appreciated. If you would like to have your items picked up and brought to the church please call Gary C, Russ L or Joyce S. All proceeds are going towards the General Funds of the Church.

BAKE SALE – added to Yard Sale Event, June 9th– Sponsored by Columbakids. Come out and see what our kids and congregation can bake. Bake Sale begins when the Yard Sale begins. Anyone who is able to help and/or donate baked goods, please speak to Katie C as soon as possible. Items can be dropped off at the church during office hours the week of June 4th. All donations are welcome!

THANK YOU to all who helped and supported the Christian Family Breakfast this past Mother’s day. After expenses we were able to support Gleaners. – Gary C Convenor

MISTLETOE MARKET WORK BEES will start meeting every Monday afternoon at 1 PM in MacLean Hall beginning June 11th. Bring your ideas and projects you would like to work on and we will work towards making the Mistletoe Market a success. All are welcome.

SPRING INTO MUSIC United Syrian Family Support (Belleville) Fundraising Concert – Sat., May 26, 7 p.m. – Bridge St. United Church Sanctuary, 60 Bridge St. E., Belleville.  Andre Knevel (organ), Roberta Luttjeboer (organ/piano), Veronique Kwakkernaat (flute) and a soloist.  Freewill Offering.  Everyone welcome!

Attention: Service Cancelled Due To Weather

Due to the harsh weather, the worship service for Sunday April 15, 2018 is cancelled. Stay safe out there!

Week of March 25, 2018

THIS WEEK AT ST. COLUMBA

Monday thru Thursday – Noon Hour Prayer

Wednesday – Prayer Power – 9:30 AM

Thursday – Maundy Thursday Service – 7:00 PM

                   Followed by Maundy Thursday Prayer

                   Vigil – 8 PM to 12 Midnight

Friday – Good Friday Service – `10:30 AM

                      

 COMING EVENTS

Easter Sunday Service April 1st at 10:30 AM

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

AN INVITATION has been extended to the congregation of St. Columba to join them at the Sunrise Easter Service at approximately 6:15AM followed by a continental breakfast at East Minister United Church.

WHO delivers goodies every Thursday in April? It’s not the Easter Bunny! It’s the St. Columba Meals on Wheels team! Feel free to join in the fun. For further details, call Marion G.

APRIL WORSHIP ROSTER… has been completed. Please make the appropriate arrangements with others and inform the office when the changes have been made

IT IS WITH A HEAVY HEART to tell you that Elaine H, mother of our minister Rev. Jenn, went home to be with her Saviour on Wednesday, March 21st. Memorial Service was held on Saturday, March 24th. Let us pray for comfort for Jennifer, Bruce, Corey, Logan and Jennifer’s father, George during this difficult time. To send condolences to Jenn’s dad, George. Please contact the church office.

SPECIAL THANKS TO The Reverend Ted Thompson for leading us in Worship and Communion today.

Holy Week Events 2018

HOLY WEEK AT ST COLUMBA CHURCH

MARCH 25 – APRIL 1, 2018

March 25       Palm/Passion Sunday Communion                  10:30 a.m. Sanctuary

 

Prayer & Praise Service                 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary

March 26-29 Noon-hour Prayer                            12:00 p.m.  Jack Burke Room

March 29       Maundy Thursday Service Communion             7:00 p.m. Sanctuary

 

Prayer Vigil following Service until midnight.  Jack Burke Room

March 30       Good Friday Service                        10:30 a.m.  Sanctuary

April 1             Easter Sunday Service                   10:30 a.m. Sanctuary

We invite you to join us for all of our Holy Week worship activities. All are welcome to share the story of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection with your friends at St. Columba.

Noon-hour Prayer… Monday – Thursday of Holy Week you are invited to join the Minister for a time of prayer.

Maundy Thursday Prayer Vigil… please indicate which hour(s) you plan to be at the church for prayer. Please enter your name on the sheet on the bulletin board outside of the sanctuary so we will know how many to anticipate being present for each hour.

Week of February 18, 2018

THIS WEEK AT ST. COLUMBA

 Monday – Office is closed for Family day

                      Bible Study – 7:30 PM

Tuesday – F & M Meeting – 7:00 PM

Wednesday – Prayer Power – 9:30 AM

Thursday – Quilts for Cancer – 10:00 AM

                        Session Meeting – 6:00 PM

                      

COMING EVENTS

February 25 – Sunday – Congregational Annual Meeting Following Service

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH. Regular hours begin again on Tuesday.

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TO TAKE PLACE ON FEBRUARY 25TH FOLLOWING WORSHIP SERVICE AND LIGHT LUNCH. If you are able to make either sandwiches or squares for the lunch please sign the sheet in the Narthex which is on Bulletin Board next to Jack Burke Room.

PRAYER POWER… A praying church is a living growing church. The weekly prayer group will meet in the Jack Burke Room. Come as you are, a loved child of God who is called to commune with God and with others, through the power, and the comfort, of prayer. All are welcome. THE NEXT PRAYER GROUP WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST at 9:30 AM.

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY is canceled Tuesday February 20th and Tuesday February 27th. Group will meet again on March 1st at 1:30 PM.

PRAYER AND PRAISE SERVICE scheduled for February 25 has been canceled.

PICK UP A COPY OF ANNUAL REPORT to review before the meeting on February 25.

WORSHIP ROSTER has been completed and placed in Narthex. Pick up yours today.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – on Friday, March 2nd at St. Matthew’s United Church, 25 Holloway St. Belleville, On at 2 PM.

Week of February 4, 2017

THIS WEEK AT ST. COLUMBA

Monday – Bible Study – 7:30 PM

Wednesday – Prayer Power 9:30 AM

                       Coffee Hour – 10:00 AM

 

COMING EVENTS

Prayer Power – Wednesday, February 14th, 9:30 AM

F & M Meeting – Tuesday, February 20th – 7:00 PM

Quilts for Cancer – Thursday February 22nd – 10:00 AM

Session Meeting – Thursday February 22nd – 7:00 PM

Annual Congregational Meeting – Sunday, February 25th

Prayer and Praise – Sunday, February 25th, 7:00 PM

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

INVITATION TO COMMUNION… You and your family are invited to renew your relationship with Christ and His Church in a celebration of THE LORD’s SUPPER on the 1st Sunday of Lent, February 18th, 2018.

PRAYER POWER… A praying church is a living growing church. The weekly prayer group will meet in the Jack Burke Room. Come as you are, a loved child of God who is called to commune with God and with others, through the power, and the comfort, of prayer. All are welcome. THE NEXT PRAYER GROUP WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH at 9:30 AM

IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN – REPORTS ARE REQUIRED FOR 2017 ANNUAL MEETING – You can email your reports to the office at stcolumbabelleville@gmail.com or place a hard copy (printed) in the mailbox outside the secretary’s office. ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TO TAKE PLACE ON FEBRUARY 25TH FOLLOWING WORSHIP SERVICE AND LIGHT LUNCH.

LENT STUDY… You are invited to join a discussion group for the season of Lent, Tuesdays, February 13 – March 20 at 1:30p.m. We will be discussing the Five ‘Sola’ (Alone) Statements of the Reformation: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone, Christ Alone, To God’s Glory Alone. Please let the office know if you would like to participate so we can have enough resources for everyone. Come and learn more about these statements that form the basis of our understanding of what it means to be the Church of Jesus Christ in the Reformed Tradition. If you wish to study at home, resources will be provided for you.

FEBRUARY 14 IS HAVE A HEART DAY! The Presbyterian Church in Canada is inviting us to be a part of something special. February 14th has been designated as “Have a Heart Day” in support of Canada’s Indigenous children. We are invited to send Valentine’s Day cards to our local Member of Parliament to encourage the provision of resources for the health, education and well-being of children in Indigenous communities. Next Sunday, February 11th, you will find Valentine’s Day cards created by our Columbakids Co-ordinator for us to sign and send to MP Neil Ellis. The children of our congregation will be collecting the cards, along with their own creations, and presenting them in worship for a special prayer before they are sent. These cards are not meant to be political statements, but a recognition of the needs of Indigenous children in our nation. Last year over 6500 cards were sent to elected officials across the country. We look forward to making a difference as our nation supports vulnerable children.

Week of January 7, 2018

Thank you to The Reverend Ted Thompson for leading us in Worship this morning while The Reverend Jennifer takes a well-deserved break.

 

THIS WEEK AT ST. COLUMBA 

Monday – Prayer Power 12:30 PM

 

COMING EVENTS

Monday Night Bible Study – Jan. 15th – 7:30 PM

F & M Meeting – Tuesday, Jan. 16th – 7 PM

Quilts for Cancer – Thursday, Jan. 25th– 10 AM

Session Meeting – Thursday, Jan. 25th – 7 PM

Prayer and Praise – Sunday, Jan. 28th – 7 PM

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRAYER POWER… A praying church is a living growing church. The weekly prayer group will meet in the Jack Burke Room. Come as you are, a loved child of God who is called to commune with God and with others, through the power, and the comfort, of prayer. All are welcome. THE NEXT PRAYER GROUP WILL MEET ON MONDAY, JANUARY 8TH AT 12:30 PM.

MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – Please join us for a 6 week exploration of “The Life You’ve Always Wanted” by John Ortberg in the Junior Activity Room at St. Columba beginning January 15th at 7:30 PM.

TO THE COOKIE CAPER TEAM – Many thanks for the gift of cookies delivered to my door by the friendly volunteers from St. Columba. The treats were delicious and very much appreciated.

A PCC Mission Moment Sunday January 7th: Who better to learn new farming methods from than a farmer in your community? Through a Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported farmer-to farmer agroecology project in Malawi, farmers selected for training are able to share their agricultural knowledge with other families in their village. Techniques like composting and intercropping are helping women and men transform plots of land into thriving sources of nourishment. Since learning to plant groundnuts and pigeon peas together on one plot of land, farmer Abel has seen his soil’s fertility improve and his yields double. He and his wife Mercy are incorporating the food they grow into new recipes. “Life has greatly changed for us,” shares Abel. PWS&D supports food security for smallholder farmers

FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM – offered by the VON here at St. Columba beginning on January 9th from 9 AM-to 11 AM. This is a 12 week program for people 65 years of age and over. The cost is free. Please take advantage of the program if you are able. For more information or to register call VON at 613-392-4181 ext. 5381. Website is www.von.ca

Week of December 31, 2017

THIS WEEK AT ST. COLUMBA

The Office will be closed on Monday, January 1st, 2018. Regular hours 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Tuesday to Thursday 

NEW YEAR PRAYER: THANK YOU LORD FOR GIVING ME THE BRAND NEW YEAR AHEAD. HELP ME LIVE THE WAY I SHOULD AS EACH NEW DAY I TREAD. GIVE ME GENTLE WISDOM THAT I MIGHT HELP A FRIEND. GIVE ME STRENGTH AND COURAGE SO A SHOULDER I MIGHT LEND. THE YEAR AHEAD IS EMPTY. HELP ME FILL IT WITH GOOD THINGS. EACH NEW DAY FILLED WITH JOY AND HAPPINESS IT BRINGS. AMEN.

TO THE COOKIE CAPER TEAM – Many thanks for the gift of cookies delivered to my door by the friendly volunteers from St. Columba. The treats were delicious and very much appreciated. – Mary J

TO ALL KOOKIE KAPER WORKERS: I opened Gwen’s box while in the large Social Room of McQuigge Lodge. Immediately Gwen said, “For Me?” and chose two cookies. There were 10 other residents in the room rarely receiving visits or even Christmas gifts. “Shall we offer the rest of these cookies to your friends?” Gwen nodded ‘yes’, and saying ”From my church family.” Each chose two without coaxing. “Homemade?” the ladies asked. It was then I realized they considered these to be special delicacies as each said, “Thank you very much.” THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW. – Dr. Bob B

Week of December 24, 2017

Thank you, Michael Faulkner, for leading us in music while John Brewster is away celebrating Christmas with his family, and thank you to all others participating in this Service of Worship. We are blessed to hear the story through your presentation of God’s greatest gift to us, the Son of God – our Lord, Jesus Christ.

THIS WEEK AT ST. COLUMBA

Tonight: Christmas Eve Family Service 7:00 PM.  All Welcome

The Office will be closed on December 25th, and 26th. Regular hours on Wednesday (27th) and Thursday (28th)

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRISTMAS SHARING: the Session Members of St. Columba say a big “THANK YOU’ to the congregation for supporting Christmas Sharing by way of a “Monetary Donation”.

OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2018 – there are a few still not taken. Please pick up yours today if you have not already done so.

 

Week of December 17, 2017

THIS WEEK AT ST. COLUMBA

 Monday – Prayer Power 12:30 PM

Tuesday – Advent Bible Study 1:30 PM

THANK YOU – ST. COLUMBAKIDS AND ALL OTHERS WHO TOOK PART IN THE SERVICE TODAY. WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HARD WORK TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESSFUL EVENT.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

IT’S TIME TO THINK INSIDE THE BOX: Advent is fast approaching and this year Columbakids wants to support our community with Reverse Advent Calendars. With your help, we can give back to those in our community who are less fortunate. We are challenging you to put an item aside each day of the month of December. All items will be given to the local Food Bank. Traditionally, foodbanks are well supported in the time leading up to Christmas, but support falls off shortly after. We are hoping to help with this challenge. Use whatever container you want and bring to the Christmas Eve Service at 10:30 AM or 7 PM Suggested Items: Canned vegetables and fruit, Granola bars, Canned soup, Peanut butter, Tuna, Canned meats and jerky, Toiletries including shampoo, soap, feminine products, etc. Travel sizes also welcomed, Socks, Diabetic sweetener, Baby Toiletries, Crackers, Tortilla wraps, Soup packets, Sugar, Condiments, Spices, Chocolate, Tea. The following items are also welcomed, some so they can be refilled with laundry or dish soap to hand out: Empty egg cartons, clean coffee cans or jars, empty 500mL water bottles