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St. David & St. Martin

Presbyterian Church




January 20th, 2019



     Rev.  Mark Ward                          Music: Jennifer Channen



      BEADLE DUTY:          Charles Craig                                                                           

GREETING TEAM:         Margaret Marks, Jean Liberty,

                                              Philippa Balogoun                                                                                                                                               

LAY READER:           Peggy Campbell                                                                                                                                                   

          COFFEE HOSTS:          Irene Sullivan,  Monika Tocchi                               



Grant Schaper- January 20th; Marielos Osorio – January 22nd;

Katie King – January 22nd.

 FLOWERS: The flowers this morning are to the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of my husband, Bob Reid, who passed away 15 years ago today, January 20th 2004. – Marilyn Reid -

     It is a great pleasure to welcome Rev. Mark Ward and his wife, Rosalie, back with us this morning. Rev. Ward will be preaching this week and next week while Rev, Zimmerman is on vacation.  Rev. Ward is also the guest speaker at our Lunch and Learn Seminar after the service today.

 CELL PHONES: In respect for where you are, please turn off your cell phone while in the sanctuary. Thank you.

 1.   SECURITY REMINDER: Please do not leave keys, electronics        or other valuables with your coats in the coat racks, or unattended anywhere in the church.

 2.      COFFEE HOSTS AND FLOWERS: If you can help with any of these please sign the sheets in the front entry.

 3.      FOODBANK DONATIONS: Food items in demand are pasta, pasta sauce, powdered milk, peanut butter and canned chick peas. Boxes are by the front and back doors. Please no clothing.

      Please note:  No egg cartons are required at present.

 4.      POP CAN TABS, PLASTIC TABS FROM BREAD AND MILK, AND EYEGLASSES: Please place in containers in vestibule. They are used to support the acquisition of wheelchairs for adults and children.

 5.      BIBLE STUDY GROUP: The Bible Study Group meet on Wednesdays, from 3-4:30 p.m in Rev. Zimmerman’s office.  If you have any questions please call Sheila Major at 613-842-8349.

 6.      CHOIR: The Choir practice in the sanctuary every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome, regardless of musical talent or training, to join us for great fellowship and music.

 7.      MEET THE MODERATOR: St. Andrew’s Church, Ottawa welcomes everyone from congregations within the Presbytery of Ottawa to attend a “Meet the Moderator” event on Monday, January 21st, from 7:30-9:30 PM. Rev. Daniel Cho, Moderator of the 144th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada will be our special guest for the evening, beginning with an informal “meet and greet” at 7:30 PM, followed by a brief ‘State of the Denomination’ address by Rev. Cho, and concluding with a time of Q&A. Please join us for this special evening at St. Andrew’s Church, Ottawa, 82 Kent Street, corner of Kent and Wellington. Free parking is available across the street at the Supreme Court.

 8.      LUNCH AND LEARN: Our Lives Within North American Presbyterianism.

 You are invited to the next Lunch and Learn Seminar today, at 12:30 p.m. in the Church hall   The guest speaker is Reverend Mark Ward who will begin his talk with a few details from the history of Presbyterian Churches in the US and Canada, and then talk about his and his wife Rosalie’s family, and their church experience as a couple. Both were raised in separate Reformed Presbyterian denominations in the US, and after living in Ontario for about 15 years, joined St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Cobourg. After that, Reverend Ward added two years of theological education to the three he had done at Westminster Theological Seminary (BD) in the 1960s, and was ordained in the PCC. Both remain informally connected with the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America.. The presentation will last approx. 20 minutes followed by a question and answer period.   Please bring your own lunch.  Coffee and tea will be provided.

 9.      PRESBYTERIAN SHARING: Serving vulnerable people in Romania. Life is difficult in Romania. The monthly salary of a school teacher is the equivalent of about $250 USD, so many people feel forced to leave in search of work in other EU countries. This economic migration is creating new challenges for the Romanian society. There are over 300,000 migration orphans and a growing number of elderly people who are left behind. The good news is that they are not left alone. Since 2011, Diakonia Christian Foundation for Social Work of the Reformed Church in Romania has been reaching out to Roma children, people living with disabilities, and the elderly. In 2017, the foundation’s social workers and volunteers made over 8,200 visits to the elderly, providing services such as helping with personal hygiene, cleaning and providing medical care or 

devices. Your gifts to Presbyterians Sharing are helping to accompany and care for vulnerable people in Romania.