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St. Matt's Worship & Events Schedule
Sunday May 17 @ 10:30am via Facebook Live
Our online worship today will include sharing in communion's bread and cup.
Before worship, please gather a few items so that you're ready when we get
to the communion portion of our time together:
1) some bread, crackers, or other food item that you can break and dip into a cup
2) a cup of juice, water, wine... whatever symbolizes for you the cup of new life!
3) a candle and lighter/matches
If you're able to stay after worship for zoom coffee time, we're having so much fun seeing each others' faces and getting to chat, that we're going to keep this going. Immediately after worship, I'll post the zoom link in the chat box, and we can all migrate over there. We'll begin with some hymn singing led by Paul, and then take time to chat and check-in. post the zoom link in the chat box, and we can all migrate over there. We'll begin with some hymn singing led by Paul, and then take time to chat and check-in.
United Neighbours Syrian Refugee Support
The second Syrian family sponsored by United Neighbours has arrived safely in Canada. Taghrid and Isam Alaalyan have six children and the coming weeks will be busy getting the children in school and the parents in English lessons. We give thanks for the opportunity to work with this wonderful family. We have an apartment and have furnished it with generous donations from our supporters.
The first Alaalyan family arrived in Canada in December 2016. They are overjoyed to
now have cousins here, safe from the chaos in Lebanon and Syria.
If you would like to help, we are still raising funds to support this family in their first year in Canada. Our goal is $60,000. You can give through CanadaHelps.org. Search for "United Neighbours." Or drop a cheque to St. Matthew's United Church with "United Neighbours" in the information line.
Get the word out! Please send this along to anyone you know
who might be able to help. Thank you very much for your help in this process –
the continued generosity of our community is inspiring. We look forward to working
with you as we accomplish this task and move towards a successful settlement.