|February 14||Transfiguration (Luke 9:28-45, Psalm 36:5-10|
|Lent 2021 - Called to go Deep|
|February 21||Called to Deep Love Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-42)|
|February 28||Called to Deep Commitment Lament over Jerusalem (Luke 13:m1-9, 31-35)|
|March 7||Called to Deep Grace Lost Sheep, Coin, Son (Luke 15:1-32)|
|March 14||Called to Deep Response Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)|
|March 21||Called to Deep Growth Zacchaeus (Luke 18:31-19:10)|
|March 28||Called to Deep Hope Triumphal Entry (Luke 19:29-44)|
|11:00 a. m.||Zoom Sharing Prayer and conversation|
|17:00 p. m.||Zoom Conversation ( Believe)|
We remind people that access to the church is limited during the provincially mandated lockdown. If you enter the building we ask you to be mindful of these protocols.
With COVID infections decreasing in this area the government will be easing restrictions. The PandemicCommittee will be meeting soon to discuss what returning to in person worship might look like for us and when we might feel we can do that. You will be kept informed of our conversation and decisions made. Meanwhile continue to expect a link to a pre-recorded worship service by Saturday evening along with a copy of the bulletin. Those who do not have internet will be able to access the services on a tablet. A time of sharing and prayer will take place at 11 am on Zoom on Sunday
Those who requested this devotional book should receive it by Tuesday. If you haven’t got yours by Tuesday please let Susan know. You are encouraged to meet either with one other person or on Zoom on Tuesday evening to reflect on your journey with Christ both past, present and future. Often we are very quiet about our faith and it can be hard to discuss it with others. I encourage you to engage weekly in conversation with one other person to put into words what has been meaningful to you and what God through the Spirit’s presence in you might be saying. If you choose to engage in this on your own, you are
Tuesday evening Zoom during Lent Using the devotional book iBelieve we will be reflecting on our journey with Christ both past, present and future. If we are a larger group we will break up into smaller discussion groups. Join other members on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 p.m.
This year we would like you to donate directly to HAC if this is possible. There are three options. You can make a secure online donation by visiting www.hiddenacres.ca/donate and choose ‘annual bowlathon’ as the fund you wish to donate to; or send in a cheque marked bowlathon to “Hidden Acres, 1921 Line 37, New Hamburg, N3A 4B5, or make an e-transfer to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ and let her know what password you used. Hidden Acres ask that you please indicate that you are supporting the bowlathon to help them keep track and issue receipts. Last year’s bowlathon raised $36,262.00. They had to use part of these funds for day to day operations but were still able to purchase and replace new septic and water system pumps, and complete other retreat centre restorations. Thank you again for your continued support of this worthy project. Sandra Bean.
Hidden Acres' Spring Seniors Retreat is going VIRTUAL! We are excited to have Marian Wiens share with us about the "Transforming Power of Grief" on Wednesday, March 10. Visit https://hiddenacres.ca/programs/seniors-retreat for more details and register at email@example.com. There is no cost but a donation would be accepted.
Mennonite Disaster Service ON in partnership with MennoHomes Inc, Kitchener will be looking for local Waterloo Region area volunteers for a housing renewal project at 24 Mill St, Kitchener. The project primarily involves interior work including insulation, drywall, wood trim, painting and flooring. Expected start is late February, subject to COVID-19 Ministry of Health guidelines. To volunteer contact Bruce Weber, Project Coordinator at 519-577-8521.
Shopping that makes a difference! MCC thrift shops operate throughout so t southwest Ontario. All proceeds from the sale of items go directly to fund the work of MCC. Get the things you need and want at mcco.ca/shop while supporting MCC