Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, March 8


TODAY             **Join us for coffee in the Fellowship Hall after worship **
Tuesday                       Coffee & More – 10:00 a.m.
All Together Tuesday – 6–7:30 p.m.
Lenten Communion – 7 p.m.
Prayer Group – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday                  Mid-Week Lenten Service @ Gale – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday                      Praise Team Rehearsal – 6:30 p.m.
Board of Managers Meeting – 7 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal – 7:30 p.m.
Friday                          Helping Hands – 9-11 a.m.
Youth Group – Snow Tubing at Chicopee   (see announcement)
Saturday                      Men’s Breakfast

Woolwich Community Services provide support for the most vulnerable in our Community.  We help by filling the baskets at the door each month.  For the month of March we are collecting:  Ketchup and toothpaste.

Services begin at 7:30 p.m.

March 18                      St. Teresa
Lent 5                           Sarah Freeman
March 25                      Floradale Mennonite Church
Lent 6                           Rev. Scott Sinclair

YOUTH EVENT…Friday March 13th to go to Chicopee Snow Tubing.  This would be open to your whole family.
We will be meeting at the church for 6:15 pm.   Cost for 2 hours is adults $20, children 12 and under $18, and they must wear a helmet.   If you are interested  please let Mel Dow or Denise Dickieson know by Wed. March 11.

A new part-time staff position at Gale is opening up and maybe you are the perfect fit!  The Program Co-ordinator will ensure we have a cohesive approach to the many programs offered in our church. The scope of the duties are wide-ranging so if you enjoy variety, collaborating with people, and demonstrating the love of Christ in your work, then this position might be for you.  You can see the full job description on the church website. Submit a cover letter and resume to the church office by March 13 via email to wendy.lair@galepresbyterian.com or via regular mail to Gale Presbyterian Church, Program Co-ordinator Selection Committee, 10 Barnswallow Drive, Elmira, N3B 0A8.

The next All Together Tuesday will be Tuesday, March 10 starting at 6 pm with a Potluck. There will be activities for children and adult, after the meal time. If you plan on attending please speak to Amy Hopper or Melanie Dow so they
can have enough supplies!

MEN’S BREAKFAST will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 8:30 a.m.   The discussion will be on Lucado’s “Grace” Chapter 4.   Please sign up in the foyer. 

Wednesday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – Knitting with Shirley Soehner
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. – Lunch
(bring your own, Drinks will be supplied)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Building a bird house with Kees Vandermey
Hosted by:  Life and Missions Team
Kids of all ages are welcome and we encourage a parent/grandparent to join them.
[All materials will be supplied]

SAVE THE DATE…Monday, April 13th there will be a Bridal Shower for Christina Smith.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about yourself as a caregiver? The Pastoral Care Committee encourages you to come to an informational meeting on Monday, March 23rd from 6:30-8:30. This is open to anyone interested in being involved in pastoral care at Gale, or anyone who just wants to attend to learn more, no commitment is necessary. For further information please contact Anne Sinclair, Janet Martin or Sandy Wilmering. RSVP the office if you plan to attend.


BIRTHRIGHT is unique. We provide non-judgmental support and love to pregnant women and their unborn children. Birthright is not involved in any religious movements, political activities, or lobbying. Our focus is on loving the mother, and helping her help herself.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!  You can work as an office volunteer, or you can keep our baby and maternity clothes in order, or a volunteer supervisor, or how about a Board Member?
Birthright welcomes volunteers of any age, race, gender, or religion.
If you feel you could be a Birthright volunteer, please call 519-579-3990.

Coming up – Sunday March 29th we will hold Café Church in the Fellowship Hall. This service will include the sacrament of baptism for Parker Douglas (son of Paul and Betty Douglas, nephew of Dirk and Lisa Molenaar).
We will also receive new members by reaffirmation of faith and certificate of transfer. If you have an interest in joining Gale Presbyterian Church at this time please speak to Rev. Sinclair.



The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday – February 18th this year. Lent is a season of reflection and preparation leading us to Good Friday and Easter – April 5th. Many people do special tasks, sacrifices or rituals to mark these 40 days.
At Gale we will hold special mid-week communion services, each Tuesday concluding on March 31st. Beginning at 7 pm and lasting about 30 – 45 minutes, these meaningful and non-traditional communion services will be another opportunity for us to enrich our walk with God.
Come and join us in the chancel for these special services.

March 10th – Taizé worship
March 17th – Communion of pretzel
March 24th – A service of anointing
March 31st – Messiah in the Passover (sign-up required)

Sing through the hymnal! Come join the youth of Elmira Mennonite Church on March 14 & 15 from 1-9pm and March 16 & 17 from 7-9pm as we sing through the Hymnal: a Worship Book. Dessert, coffee, and tea will be served at the end of each night. Donations with be accepted for the MYF trip to Mennonite World Conference this summer.


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