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Sunday Service re size 2

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship.  

There is no Sunday School and Nursery during the summer. Children are welcome to stay in the Sanctuary during the service.

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Please welcome Rev. Nancy Wetselaar as our guest speaker on Sunday, July 2nd.

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African Famine Relief: The Federal Government has set up a famine relief fund for South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Chad. You can contribute through The United Church to the United Church’s Extreme Hunger Appeal made from March 17 to June 30, which will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, by the government.
http://www.united-church.ca/news/government-matching-donations-extreme-hunger-appeal. You can also donate through The Mennonite Central Committee here in Stratford. It is also eligible for dollar-for-dollar matching by the federal government. https://mcccanada.ca/learn/what/relief/famine-relief
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Scripture Lesson(s) For Sunday, July 02:

Scripture Lesson: John 15: 12-17

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.

Psalm 100: (in unison) ~ from Ancient Songs Sung Anew

O, lands of earth fill up with joy,

And overflow with service to your God.

Come before the holy presence, singing.

Know this: I AM alone is God and all that is and we ourselves are creatures made.

Like sheep we enter through the gates of life to feed upon the living pastures unafraid.

Our praise becomes the doorway to that realm where we can know and speak the sacred name.

And taste the everlasting good of God from age to age.

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Catered Meals for 2017:

August 29th: Beef Lunch

September 1st: Beef Lunch

September 27th: Beef Lunch

October 4th: Parkview’s Beef Dinner

October 5th: Lunch and Dinner

Everyone is welcome to come and help. We usually prepare the morning before the meal and then need help the day of the meal. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board a couple of weeks before each meal.

Thank you for all the help we get.

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Guest Speakers for Summer 2017

Please welcome our guest speakers during the time of Rev. Mary’s summer vacation and study leave (July 1 – 31, 2017):

July 2nd ~ Rev. Nancy Wetselaar

July 9th ~ Rev. Nancy Wetselaar

July 16th ~ Sarah Greensides

July 23rd ~ Rev. Elaine Strawbridge

July 30th ~ Rev. Marg Smith

Regular church services will continue during this time with guest speakers providing our Sunday Worship. It is hoped that you will continue to support these guest speakers as we provide a period of rest and rejuvenation for our minister. Pastoral emergencies contacts will be announced soon.

Please welcome our guest pianists during Jim Jordan’s time off:

July 9th, 16th and 23rd ~ Karen Rempel

July 30th ~ Rev. Nancy Wetselaar

Belinda Roth will be in the office while Connie Tiltman is on vacation the first week of July.

There is no Sunday School and Nursery during the summer. Children are welcome to stay in the Sanctuary during the service.

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*Mystery Tour, Monday, July 10th from 8:15 a.m. to approximately 7:00 p.m.   All 53 seats have been sold.  

*Please note the time change:

Please be there by 8:00 to be ready to leave by 8:15 a.m.

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Avondale United Church will be hosting a Children’s Adventure Camps from July 10-14, 2017. Cost for the week: $100 Grades 2-7 9:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m. This environment-based day camp is an action packed week for children and young teens. Trained staff and volunteers will lead programming inspired by The GO Project along with traditional camp experiences like games, crafts, delicious food, and lots of fun! Junior Adventure Campers and Children’s Adventure Campers will do their part to make our world a better place. Ecological clean-ups team-building activities, growing and sharing food, and other environmental projects will spark their imaginations and give campers the confidence to change the world one small step at a time. For more information visit www.thegoproject.ca under Children’s Adventure Camps or contact Keith Reynolds keith.avondaleuc@wightman.ca.

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*Save the date: You are invited to Camp Bimini’s 70th anniversary celebration on Sunday, August 27th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Come out to the camp for an afternoon of reconnecting with old friends and reminiscing on some good old camp memories. Fun for Everyone!

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Parkview’s annual Garage Sale is on Saturday, Sep. 9th this year.   It starts at 8:00 a.m. and continues until mid-afternoon.

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DECEMBER 1, 2, & 3

101+ NATIVITIES DISPLAY – Parkview United Church, 470 Ontario Street, Stratford

Should this event be renamed “501+ Nativities” this year? Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate the beginning of Advent! Our congregation and friends displayed over 480 unique Nativity scenes from all over the world last year. Bring your family and friends and enjoy feeling the Spirit of the Season as you reflect on the Nativity story displayed in so many creative ways. Refreshments available afterward.

Friday, December 1st – 3 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, December 2nd – 10 am to 3 pm
Sunday, December 3rd – 11 am to 3 pm

Admission: FREE

For more information, phone Teresa 519-272-1816 or email tmcoulthard@gmail.com or check our website at parkviewunitedstratford.ca

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We are once again asking for sponsors for the Sunday Bulletin covers for 2017. United Church Sunday bulletin covers are a great addition to worship services, providing excellent photos, liturgy and reflections by United Church people. Each week, our congregation can enjoy new inspiriting images. Congregation members are invited to sponsor a week of bulletins to honour a special day/event and to help cover the costs of bulletins for our church. The cost is $25.00 per week. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.  Thank you for your generous donation.

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When leaving the church, if you are the last person out, please check to ensure all lights are turned off. This includes washrooms, the sanctuary, the kitchen, lounge, and hallways. Please also make sure the fire door is closed between the narthex and the lower hall.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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Email Newsletter:  Paul Strathdee sends out an email each week with news about Parkview events and happenings. If you would like to be included, please contact Paul at coulthard@cyg.net with your email address.

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THE HELPING TREE

Matching people who need support with those who can give it

As a result of our survey and congregation discussions, Parkview has started a new initiative called “The Helping Tree”. It is a fresh, new way to provide care and support within the Parkview community. The purpose of this initiative is to create a way to match congregation members who want help or support with fellow congregation members who are willing and able to provide assistance.

Some examples might be:

  • Running errands/shopping
  • Transportation to and from in-town or out-of-town appointments, medical treatments, etc.
  • Help with yard work such as raking leaves or shovelling snow
  • Help with light housework or home maintenance
  • Having someone to talk to, visit with, pray
  • Provision of a good, homecooked meal after surgery, illness, etc.

 

Anything you seek or need assistance with.

 

How it Works

 

If you want support/assistance:

  • Check “The Helping Tree” in the Narthex or call the church office to see if anyone has indicated a willingness to provide what you are in need of. If no one has already posted willingness to provide that assistance, then:
  • Complete a request form outlining the type of assistance required and when. Provide contact information. (You may choose to indicate whether or not you would be willing to pay for such assistance.) Place the request form on “The Helping Tree”.
  • Call the church office or church member and request a form be posted on your behalf.

 

If you are able to provide assistance:

  1. Check “The Helping Tree” to see if anyone is in need of assistance and contact that person.
  2. Complete a form outlining the type/s of assistance you are able to provide with dates, if applicable. Provide contact information. (You may choose to indicate whether or not you wish to be paid for your service.) Place the form on “The Helping Tree”.

Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

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Please help Robbie keep our church archives up-to-date. Put photos, newspaper clippings, etc. of church events and member activities in the archives file folder at the front of the mailbox. Please print event names, date and location on the back. Thank you for your help. Robbie Anderson.

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Regular meetings of the Alcoholics Anonymous Group will be held in Parkview’s upper hall every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings. On the last Saturday of each month they will hold a birthday celebration in the morning.  Thank you to everyone who worked to make this community outreach a reality.

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We welcome any visitors and newcomers to our services. We hope you take the opportunity to sign our guest book.

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