Gale’s Weekly Update: Feb 26 2021

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Zoom Coffee Hour
Since we still can’t get together to have our cup of coffee/snacks after our Worship Services on Sundays,  join us for a ZOOM coffee time
(beginning this Sunday – remaining dates included below)

Start time: 11:45 am
(you can join beginning at 11:30 where you will be put into a waiting room until the host lets you in)

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 820 0865 6454

Passcode: CoffeeTime

Dates: February 28     |     March 14 & 28     |     Sun April 11 & 25


Gale Gatherings
Available on our website for downloading

This issue includes various ZOOM events planned for the month of March, a few things that will hopefully put a smile on your face and some activities for the kids!  Be sure to check it out!


Lent Resources
Visit our website for full details on everything listed below.  Click here

Tuesday Table Communion Services at Gale
These services are available on our YouTube Channel

each Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Have some bread and juice nearby to participate in the sacrament.

Click here to download the liturgy and follow along:

ZOOM Bible Study
1 pm on Wednesdays during the month of March

“Countdown to Easter – a Read, Write & Live It Bible Study”

Contact Melanie for more details

Lent Resources –
Weekly interactive Lent Garden on our website

Lent Devotional Book – Available on our website for downloading

Gale’s Prayer Tree
– a beautiful image of prayer

If you have any prayer requests, you can email them to:

A piece of yarn will be added to our Prayer Tree in the sanctuary for prayer requests during the season of Lent.  If you have a specific colour to accompany your prayer, please include that detail.


Gale Force – Quite the Force
Our Gale Force team has completed our walk, raising money for Woolwich Community Services. Because of Covid, we did not walk as a team with other community members, (which totalled 206 walkers and 26 teams).

To date, all of the teams have raised $92,545, which was well above the goal of $60,000. Our Gale Force Team of 15, set a goal of $2,500, but as of Feb. 22, we have raised $3,945.75!

I would like to thank so many of you here at Gale for supporting this important, community fundraiser.  Woolwich Community Services helps the most vulnerable citizens of Elmira and Woolwich Township, and this year, more than ever, they need our support.  They have found that more families are relying on their help during this pandemic.

I would also like to thank the members of our team for participating this year, and for collecting pledges.  The members were:  Bill Mac Pherson, Sarah Bradshaw, Liz and Reg Samis, Kim and Jim Dendstedt, Bob and Cathy Gee, Hilke Dann, Scott Sinclair, John and Sandy Kendall, Kees Vandermey and Lee and I.

Finally, congratulations goes to Sarah Bradshaw for being our top fundraiser! Way to go, Sarah!

Submitted by Diane Coulman



Tuesday Take-Out – Stay tuned for details about our March lunch!

**NEW** DVDS available
If you know of someone who has not been able to watch our church services online but would enjoy watching a particular service, contact the office and we can burn a DVD.



Church News

Gale Presbyterian remains closed until further notice.

During this time, please visit our YouTube channel where we will have pre-recorded services available each Sunday.

Communion Sunday – March 7th

Staff will periodically be in the building to look after any pressing issues.  You can contact them by email or by leaving a message at the church.

Contact information is found at the bottom of this message.


Click on the following links to find out more:

* ** Ways to Give

* ** Online Church Services

* ** Family & Kids’ Resources

* ** Ways to Stay Connected


Staff Contacts:

Rev. Scott Sinclair

Richard McFadden

Melanie Dow

Janice Malloy