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We welcome visitors to worship with us any Sunday at 10:30 a.m. We’re at 10 Barnswallow Drive in Elmira. 

Office Hours:  Monday – closed; Tuesday – Thursday – 9-12 p.m. closed over lunch, 1-3 p.m.; Friday – 9-12 p.m.  

 


Sunday February 17th, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Rev. Scott Sinclair

Sermon Short – Shattered World View

Isaiah 6:1-8, Luke 5:1–11

Can you imagine a scene in your life as described in Isaiah’s vision? Can you imagine a scene in your life like Peter encountering Jesus on the beach? Both of these men kept usual mundane lives up until they get called.

And then their world view is shattered. A call to proclaim the good news takes these people way beyond their comfort zone. And well it should! When God is encountered in our visions or in our work places we see that something completely different is about to happen in our world.

Do we actually see this? Does the reality of the Christ really challenge our world view? It should.

 

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It’s cold out there. And on February 23rd, we’re going to do something about it. Together with thousands of Canadians across the country, we’ll be walking with Woolwich Community Services and fundraising to support hungry, homeless, and hurting people and families in my community. Please, give generously by going to this website

Check it out here.

 

 

 

 

 

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This Week’s Bulletin

Past Services & Sermons

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GALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RESPONDS

In June of 2018 the General Assembly referred the document On the Question of Unity and Diversity to the church. It deals with the issue of inclusion of the LGBTQI community in the Presbyterian Church. The referral asked for a response from our Session by January 31st, 2019.  Gale Session considered the document through the autumn, first by a small subcommittee and then Session as a whole through November to January. The process of arriving at a response was also addressed from the pulpit in sermons. Session considered one written response from a member received in January.

At a special meeting of Session our response was adopted and forwarded to the General Assembly for their consideration. Our response included three recommendations which were adopted by Session as follows:

Recommendation 1: That Gale Presbyterian Church, Elmira will welcome all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, to participate fully as members of our congregation including the right to be ordained to office and married in our church.

Recommendation 2: That we acknowledge not all members of the Presbyterian Church in Canada will be comfortable with such a decision and may decide to leave the denomination. If this happens, we will show those who choose to leave love and respect for their choice.

Recommendation 3: That this be the response of Gale Presbyterian Church to the General Assembly concerning the document “On the Question of Unity and Diversity.”

A special committee of the General Assembly will consider our response along with many others from Sessions, Presbyteries and Synods of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The question of inclusion will be addressed by future General Assembly meetings and Gale will be kept informed of the progress of this issue.

 On-the-Question-of-Unity-and-Diversity and the full text of our Unity diversity response  are available online from our website and hard copies are available in our office.