Knox News ✗ Marguerite Adams-Miller, Muriel Flagler, Rosie Ingram, Lloyd Moore and Mary Ingram at home. This week in the Knox Community Sunday, February 8 10:30am Worship Service and Kids’ Church Tuesday February 10 10:00 am Coffee Plus Bible Study Wednesday, February 11 9am Knox Frocks 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:30 pm Session Thursday, February 12 7:30 Choir Practice Sunday, February 15 10:30am Worship Service and Kids’ Church Thinking of You… Barb Squires, [email protected] Qualicum Beach, B.,C. V9K 2T8 ~~~~~~~~~~This Week~~~~~~~~~~~ For children, we offer a KIDS’ CHURCH program today: “The Followers” (Grades K-6) Margaret Cosh is teaching a curriculum on “The Life of Moses.” “Ignite” (Grades 7-12) starts a series on the journeys of the Apostle Paul. Beginning January29 Barney Grace will be in the church office on Thursdays, from 10am to 2pm for any pastoral needs. These notices for Knox and the community are listed for your information and attention. If you would like more information, contact either a person listed with the event notice, or one of the people on the bulletin back cover. You can get more information about items with a double underline on our web site, www.knoxbobcaygeon.ca. Knox News Announcements: Please leave them in the mail slot at the bottom of the stairs or send them to [email protected] ‘Subject: Knox News’ to be received no later than Thursday noon. If you have a prayer request, please pass a note to the pastor or to the duty elder. Kathleen Morningstar’s brother Dan is now home from the hospital but still has feeding tube in. ✗ Alec Remenda, KC Bowcott’s 13-year-old greatgrandson, continues to tolerate his chemo, ✗ Rev. Reg and Dale MacMillan’s daughter Naarah is do well and is now at home. Prayers for Naarah, her family and friends are very much appreciated. Deadline for Knox Talks February 8th , 2015. Please submit to Marg Cosh. 705-738-3978 2014 Income Tax Receipt. Official Receipt are available for pick-up in the Fellowship Hall. All Committees and Groups of Knox are requested to prepare their year-end reports for inclusion in the 2014 Annual Report Booklet. The reports should include an outline of activities and achivements in 2014 and a financial summary. Al Ingram Treasurer ~~~~~~~~ Knox Coming Up ~~~~~~~~ Coffee Plus Bible Study: The Tuesday morning ladies will be studying the Liz Curtis Higgs DVD series “The Girl’s Still Got It.” This will be an entertaining 8-week entertaining adventure into the book of Ruth. Classes will start January 27 at 10 a.m. No study books are necessary and everyone is welcome. Call Karen Visser at 705-887-4405 or K.C. Bowcott at 705 738 6335 for further information Lenten Service and Lunch begins February 18th at 12:00 at Trinity United Church . Following week will be at Knox Presbyterian Church , February 25th. Breakfast Event - Saturday Jan 28. Mark your calendars for a most interesting speaker with a life/family story at our next Breakfast Event. More details next week. You DON’T want to miss this event…. so mark Feb 28th "B/E" on your home calendars. ~~~~~~~~~~General ~~~~~~~~~~~ “To-Day” Devotional Booklets are now available in the Church for February 2015. REMINDER: We have not been receiving sufficient funds to cover the cost to purchase the from Back to God Ministries. The cost is $2.00 per copy. Being a greeter is a great way to meet people in the congregation. You hand out bulletins at the Joseph Street entrance and offer a friendly greeting to people as they come to worship. You get to ring the bell before the service, signalling now is the time to worship, to praise our God. The new greeter sign up list is in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Leah Anderson for information. Three books “In the Company of Angels” are missing. Two belonging to our Church Library and one belonging to me. Kindly return A.S.A.P. Audrey Coumbs ~~~~~~~Community Happenings~~~~~~~ Trinity United Church is hosting a Hospice “Moving Through Grief” support group. Through reflection and discussion, participants will begin the journey of moving forward through their grief while exploring ways to cope with life following the loss of a loved one. The group meets Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from January 22 to March 26 at Trinity United Church, 42 William Street. To register, call 705-324-7323 x504. Check out posters on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall announcing… Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Famous Peoples Players Bus trip to see “Going Bananas” – Wednesday March 4, 2015 sponsor by Our Lady Queen Of Peace Church Cost $85.00 Please see buttetin board for more information ✗ A couple of upcoming Presbyterian Young People’s Society events in Toronto. ✗ St. Paul’s Peterborough Bus Trip June 1-5, 2015, to raise funds for their mission trip to Jacmel, Haiti. ✗ Alzheimer’s Seminar January 2015, 11 am to 12:30 pm at the Fellowship Baptist Church King St Bobcaygeon. Presbyterians Sharing reaches out to vulnerable people Presbyterian Prayer Partnership Saving Stamps? The Leprosy Mission Canada would appreciate you sending them directly to 200-90 Allstate Pkwy. Markham, Ont. L3R 6H3 www.effecthope.org Sunday, February 8 Pray for the ministry team of the Revs. Alex Douglas and David Moody as they begin a family-focused ministry at Heritage Green in Stoney Creek, ON. Monday, February 9 Pray for peace in places like South Sudan, Syria and Iraq, and for Presbyterian World Service & Development programs that are providing food, shelter and health care to those caught in the crossfire of violent conflict. Tuesday, February 10 Give thanks for congregations that provide hospitality and care, through Out of the Cold programs, for those struggling to survive. Wednesday, February 11 Pray for Major Charles Deogratias who serves as a military chaplain, currently in Gagetown, NB, and for the ministry with those in his care. Thursday, February 12 Pray for the Rev. Dr. Stephen Farris, Moderator of the 140st General Assembly, as he visits congregations and other organizations both within and beyond the denomination. Friday, February 13 Pray for God’s abundant blessings on the Rev. Dr. Todd Statham, his wife Annika and their three children, Sophia, Mio and Aliko Beatrice, as they complete their International Ministries appointment in Malawi. Saturday, February 14 Pray for military families who are going through difficult time due to health and financial difficulties. ~~~~~~~ Mission & Stewardship~~~~~~~ Stewardship Moment: February 8 Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. Ecclesiastes 5:10a NIV Service Helpers Our service this morning is made possible by the prayers and gifts of our congregation, with the specific help of the following… Ministers: Presbyterian Mission moment… February 8 – Mentoring vulnerable youth Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support Kenora Fellowship Centre as it offers shelter and comfort to vulnerable, disadvantaged and displaced people in downtown Kenora, Ontario. It is the only place in this area offering people refuge from the streets. Its mentorship program offers hands-on experience to young people like Donovan. Youth help with the daily lunch program and take care of the elders, among other tasks. Donovan and others in the mentorship program enjoyed helping establish a vegetable garden, working alongside three elders who helped till and prepare the earth. An Ojibway elder blessed the garden and Music Director: Ruth Eberts Pianist: Joyce Anderson Duty Elder: Dennis Carpenter Followers: Margaret Cosh Ignite: Brian Eberts Greeter: Leah Anderson Board of Managers: Ruth McIsaac, Phil Mayville, Ross Forrest made suggestions on how to plant according to his teachings. Please pray for KFC as it reaches out to vulnerable youth and young adults through its mentorship program. Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 The Board of Managers is looking for a newer, (slightly) smaller, more efficient freezer to replace the old unit downstairs. If you have one you could donate, or would be willing to trade, please call Dave Roberts 705 738 2637 or Phil Mayville 705 738 1082. Kawartha Lakes Pregnancy Centre offers praise for God’s provision. Through the response of many supporters, their immediate financial needs have been met. Please pray for them as they develop regular support. Heading south for the season? You can keep up with what’s happening back here by checking out each week’s bulletin, Knox News and the sermons on the web at www.knoxbobcaygeon.ca. ~~~~~~~~~~~Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~ New addresses for your directories Jack and Pat Manahan, 685 Whitaker, Unit #1, Peterborough, ON K9H 7K3 New Address: Elmer and Vera Ross, B-021, 1128 Vansickle Rd. N., St. Catharines, ON L2S 3W1. Their phone number is 905 688 0717. We have received a new address for Joanne Redfern: 20 Queen St., Unit #16, PO Box 1395, Fenelon Falls, K0M 1N0. New Address: Spence Carroll, The Court at Brooklyn, 5909 Anderson Street, Apt. 328, Brooklyn, ON L1M 2H1. His phone number is 905-655-8417. We’ve received a new address for Rita Honderbrink: 627 Faywood Cres., Oshawa, ON L1K 2S4. Her phone number is 905 240 2947. We have a new address for Perry Downey: 76 Main St. Unit 3, Bobcaygeon. Her phone is still 705 738 3277. Looking for a systematic Bible Reading Program? Scripture Union has excellent materials for all ages. Check out the copies of Daily Bread in the Hall and see the order form for children and youth options as well. New subscribers will get 50% off a Daily Bread or Encounter subscription. For more information, check www.scriptureunion.ca Are you looking for opportunities to meet people in the congregation? Serving refreshments after church is a great way to do that. For more info, talk to those already involved. ~~~~~~~~ Youth Happenings ~~~~~~~~ Presbyterian Women Home Helpers Members of the congregation are invited to “come along side” the Knox Presbyterian Women (KPW) to aid in the achievement of Mission goals. If you feel called to assist in our Mission work, please “come along side” our KPW. May is designated Home Helpers month and we welcome your interest. Donations may be placed on the offering plate attention: Eleanor McIntosh, or call 705-738-6196 to arrange a pick-up, or mail a cheque payable to “Knox Presbyterian Home Helpers” to Eleanor McIntosh, 2 Birch Crescent, Bobcaygeon, ON, K0M 1A0. Income Tax receipts are issued next January. Thank you for caring. God Bless you. — Eleanor McIntosh ~~~~~~~~~ Thank You ~~~~~~~~~~~ WINTER VACATIONS With cold weather coming, some from our congregation will be travelling to a warmer climate. There are two ways you can continue your support of Knox while you are away. One is to leave post dated cheques which the treasurer will deposit on the designated dates. The other is to sign up for PAR, a pre-authorized debit agreement which transfers an amount you designate from your bank account to the church each month. You designate how the gift is to be used. You may terminate the agreement at any time. Please see me if you want to discuss these arrangements. Al Ingram, Treasurer The Bobcaygeon Helps Christmas “Hamper” Program is underway. You can find collection bins for the toy drive in about a dozen locations around town until December 15. Donated toys will be distributed as part of “Hamper Day,” Saturday, December 17. Food Bank Clients with children under sixteen come to the Santa Shop to pick toys and gifts for their boys and girls. Clients will also receive gift cards to local supermarkets. This lets them choose exactly what they wish for their Christmas meals. The Gifts of Change catalogue highlights extra giving opportunities for Presbyterians Sharing and Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D). Consider giving a donation in honour of someone for a birthday, Christmas, anniversary, or other occasion. Booklets are available in the hall. Heading south for a while? You can keep up with what’s happening back here by checking out the web versions of the bulletin and Knox News at www.knoxbobcaygeon.ca. Scripture Union has systematic Bible reading materials for all ages. Check out the copies of Daily Bread in the Hall and see the order form for children and youth options as well. New subscribers will get 50% off a Daily Bread or Encounter subscription. For more information, check www.scriptureunion.ca ~~~~~~~~ Youth Happenings ~~~~~~~~ Youth Unlimited Update A lot has been happening in Bobcaygeon! We just finished up an 8 week program called Re:Create, with much success. 20 kids, with the help of 6 leaders, created 8 awesome projects made mostly out of recycled items. Needless to say we had a blast! Coinciding with each art project was a lesson about the transforming power of Jesus, and I am excited to tell you that 2 kids gave their lives to Jesus! We are going to be running another 8 week Re:Create session in the fall. Precious, a girls only program for ages 10-13, is gearing down for the summer. WE had the privilege of working with 10 girls in this program and we are all sad to see it end! Precious will start again in the fall as well. Speaking of summer, we are gearing up for summer camp! With 3 weeks in Bobcaygeon and 2 weeks in Fenelon Falls, we are looking at a busy, fun, full summer! Thank you for all your prayers and interest with what’s going on with Youth Unlimited. It has been a privilege to be a part of this awesome community. Please continue to pray for God’s love and message to pour out on this community. Check out www.youthunlimitedkaw.com/north-kawartha for pictures Are You Grieving? At some point all of us will face death and loss. Hospice Kawartha Lakes provides grief support for children, teens and adults. To get information, call 705 324 7323, ext. 504, or send an email to [email protected] You can help people facing grief and loss. Hospice Services to provide comfort at a difficult time. A ten-week Palliative Care Training course will begin September 25. It meets from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hospice Office, 112 McLaughlin Road, Lindsay. You can get more information or register by calling 705 324 7323 ext. 503, or sending an email note to [email protected] Community Care Kawartha Lakes hosts “Caregiver Support Groups”offering education, knowledge sharing, socialization, and a break for a few hours. Monthly meetings are at 1 p.m.… …on the first Wednesdays at the Salvation Army in Fenelon Falls …on the second Tuesdays at the Community Care office in Lindsay …on the second Wednesdays at the Community Care office in Lindsay, specifically for those caring for someone with a life-threatening or other serious illness. There is no cost but registration is required. For more information, call 705 324 7323. Thank You to Knox Friends – Thank you for all your prayers, cards, and phone calls following the passing of my brother, Wayne. He’s gone to be with his Lord after his lengthy battle with cancer. Please continue to pray for my brother, Dale, who is still struggling with health issues and has recently accepted Christ as his personal saviour. We really can and do have showers of blessing in our lives – even in the storms! There will be a Memorial Service for Wayne at The Cavendish Community Centre Sunday, November 20, 2 – 4 p.m. Thanks again and God bless you all. Sincerely, Audrey Coumbs The next Community Care Meet and Greet Lunch, is Wednesday, June 19, here at Knox. It’s open to anyone in the community – but you’ll need to make reservations as soon as possible. To reserve a place, leave your name and phone number with the Bobcaygeon Community Care Office 705-324-7323, extension 300. The PresbyCan Daily Devotional offers inspirational meditations based on everyday experiences related to Scripture. Join more than 6,000 readers around the world and receive devotions each day from our Presbyterian Church, delivered free by e-mail. You can subscribe at http://www.presbycan.ca/. Once again willing hands have stepped up to keep our church building and property in good repair. Al Ingram trimmed the hedges. Joe Rasmussens shaped the shrubs and cleaned up the gardens. Ken Brown picked up and took away the clippings. Doug McIntosh edged & cleaned up the walkways. Paul Graham secured the automatic door switch then took home the large coffee urn to fix. These are just the helpers I know of this week. How blessed we are - when you see these folks, give them a big thank you or even a high five! Dave Roberts, Chair of the Board of Managers The Session and Board of Managers met Monday, September 29, and reviewed the report of the committee looking into the neighbouring Irwin property. After a thorough discussion, the boards could not think of concrete ways owning the property would help our present or future ministry programs. The expenses and risks associated with buying additional property were too great to proceed. So, we will not be taking any action regarding the Irwin property at this time. Community Care and Hospice Kawartha Lakes offer free Cancer Support and Caregiver Groups, as well as grief support for young and old. See the posters in the Fellowship Hall or call them at 705 324 7323 ext. 503 for information. The Board of Managers invites everyone to save their receipts from Bobcaygeon Foodland and Strang’s Valu Mart. The stores will donate up to $1,000 to our church per year, depending on the value of the receipts turned in. And please, only receipts from Bobcaygeon Foodland and Valu Mart. You can place them in the “Food Tapes” box in the Fellowship Hall. The greeters sign up list is in the Fellowship Hall. Being a greeter is a great way to meet people in the congregation. You hand out bulletins at the Joseph Street entrance and offer a friendly greeting to people as they come to worship. You also get to ring the bell before the service, signalling now is the time to worship, to praise our God. Don’t worry if you don’t have a partner. The Board of Managers is collecting the offering so it only takes one to greet. Another prayer resource: the Renewal Fellowship publishes a quarterly Prayer Calendar offering prayer requests for congregations and ministries across Canada. Copies of the latest issue are available in the Information Centre. Mission information at the Information Centre: Momentum is the quarterly newsletter where you can read all about what’s happening with Youth Unlimited The latest quarterly PWSDevelopments highlights refugee ministries, especially the crisis in Syria. The Board of Managers is actively seeking members as we begin the new year to assist in the many jobs on our church property, as well as several other projects during the year. We especially need people who will assist with collection and counting Sunday mornings. If you are willing to do this task from time to time, but would prefer not to be a full member of the Board, we are certainly willing to take that into consideration. Please give these two possibilities serious thought, and talk to any of the present members of the Board for more information. Devotional Day Planners for 2014 are available by the Information Centre. This year’s theme is “We are God’s fellow workers.” The Bible League of Canada publishes the planners, which have a verse and devotional thought for each day. There’s also a chronological plan to read through the Bible in a year, and space for journaling, and appointments. Away for a short-time or an extended vacation? Consider the PAR program. It is a pre-authorized payment arrangement where your church offerings are made through a bank transfer. You determine how much, how frequent and for what purpose the gift is to be directed. If you want more information please let me know. — Al Ingram , treasurer More information on line: Items with a double underline have a link to more information in the web version of Knox News available online on our web site, www.knoxbobcaygeon.ca. Check out our Church website! We’re now posting weekly service videos at www.knoxbobcaygeon.ca Successful Clean-up Day! A big thanks to the 24 people who joined in the Church’s clean-up/lunch. What a great job they did! (See the pictures on the board in the hall.) When you see one of the workers, be sure to say thank you. For those who were unable to make it this year, we hope to see you next year. Thank you… the Board of Managers Support our youth for camp this summer at their Book and Rummage Sale table at the Trunk and Tailgate Sale. Bring us your gently used books and rummage items. Put them in the box in the hall. Youth participating in camp this summer are… Rebekah Kennedy, a summer missionary with Monarch Bible Camps; Drew Johnston, attending the leadership training program at Camp Cairn; Nicholas Kennedy, attending the Canoe excursion camp at Camp Cairn. Knox Presbyterian Women will have a bake table at the Trunk and Tailgate sale June 7. Pies, large or small, as well as loaves such as banana, lemon, etc., are the best sellers. However, all donations of baking will be appreciated. There’ll be a ‘new to you’ table for any good used items and a craftsewing table… donations gratefully appreciated. We received a note from the Bobcaygeon Helps Food Bank thanking us for our “latest extremely generous donation”: “Your continuous and loyal support throughout the years is greatly appreciated. “Your donation certainly boosted our funds to start the summer. We can assure you that it will go towards the good cause of assisting the less fortunate in our community during these difficult times. Thank You! Anita Gourley, treasurer” Congratulations to Paul and Lois Graham on the birth of granddaughter Lucy Lydia Ann Sunday, June 29, to their daughter and son-in-law Emily and Garth Newman. Praise God! Steve Fralick got wonderful news from his doctors. Jackie and Doug joyfully thank their church friends for their prayers, cards, calls, and words of encouragement received for their son and his family. North Kawartha Youth Unlimited summer camps continue this week with Cooking Camp here at Knox. If you can help out, call Melissa Shepski 705-341-8445. Kawartha Lakes Pregnancy Centre needs volunteers to be Client Support Workers, to do childcare during programs and to process and organize material donations. The Centre provides required training. Please contact the Centre either by phone at 705-878-8527 or by email at [email protected] They also need gently used baby clothes and diapers and pullups in sizes 4, 5 and 6. The Annual Knox Golf Tournament was a success with good weather and lots of fun. Thanks to everyone who golfed, donated prizes and brought the delicious pot luck dishes. A very special thank you to Sam Mouradian. — Janet, Buck and Tyler Carley The new Presbyterian Record is here! We order copies of the Presbyterian Church’s magazine for your use. Feel free to pick up one at the Information Centre in the Fellowship Hall. Each issue has articles on a variety of topics. You can order a subscription for $32.95 (plus HST) from Presbyterian Record, 50 Wynford Drive, Toronto, M3C 1J7, or the magazine’s web site, presbyterianrecord.ca Rebekah Kennedy writes, I am really excited to begin my third summer as a camp counsellor for Monarch Bible Camp. Monarch pays a small wage for the summer and encourages us to obtain the support of sponsors to fund our work, so I am asking for prayer and financial support of the congregation this summer. There are forms with more information on the table in the hall. Thank you very much. We received this note from Youth Unlimited, Thank you for the generous use of the hall for our Cooking Camp at the end of July. We had 28 children cooking, eating, cleaning up, learning Bible stories and generally enjoying their time here. This was the third of five weeks of summer camp. Art week in Bobcaygeon went well. The children had a special art show and the week ended with a puppet show. Sports camp in Fenelon Falls last week involved the children in team games. Five children accepted Jesus as their Saviour that week! Cooking week in Fenelon Falls began August 5, then Sports camp in Bobcaygeon this week. Please continue to pray for the staff and children for the final week, God is doing great things in the lives of these children. Please be praying for this important ministry with the decisions they must make at this crossroads moment. And if you feel you could volunteer to help this ministry continue, please contact Peter Cowie 705 738 1634 or Sue McGill 703 738 5558. Choir practice continues 7:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday, September 11. A warm welcome awaits anyone wishing to join them, even for a short trial period. You can help the Bobcaygeon Helps Food Bank Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market. At 11 a.m., volunteers collect produce farmers donate to the bank. Volunteers take the produce to the food bank, weigh it, then record (on a prepared form) the value of the produce and the farmer who donated it. If you could spare a day, it would be greatly appreciated. Sign up by email to [email protected] There are opportunities for ministry in the Lindsay Correctional Facility. ➔ You could be an adult literacy teacher (training through Literacy & Evangelism International) ➔ Or you could work with inmates who are young fathers on parenting education (training through Kawartha Lakes Pregnancy Centre). If you want more information about either opportunity, contact Rev. Carey Jo Johnston. Trinity United Church, 44 William St., is hosting the Hospice 10-week adult grief support group Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting September 30. From our Librarian Sheila Mayville: Some new books have arrived in the church library, so check out the bookshelves. Everyone is welcome to borrow a book, read, return, and tell your friends if you enjoyed it. Audrey Coumbs recently delivered a new book In the Company of Angels, the inspiring story of the irrepressible Gertrude Rubman, founder of Roland’s Steakhouse in Peterborough. It was written by Cindy Windover, Audrey’s cousin. Highly recommended. The next Community Care Meet and Greet Lunch, is Wednesday, October 15, here at Knox. It’s open to anyone in the community – but you’ll need to make reservations. To reserve a place, leave your name and phone number with the Bobcaygeon Community Care Office 705 324 7323, ext. 300. ~~~~~~~~~~Future Events ~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to Betty Irving for donating two pictures by Winsome Gray. They’re on the Information Centre in the Fellowship Hall. Win was an elder, a prayer and Bible study leader, and a devoted part of Knox until her death in 1998. She founded New Beginnings and is fondly remembered for her devotion to the Lord and care for others. “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13:7 (NIV) Thank you to everyone who helped with our booth at the Bobcaygeon Fair. Check out the posters in the hall prepared by Pat & Jenny McCron. Also thanks to Dennis Carpenter, Pat & Jenny McCron, Myra Coene, Carey Jo Johnston, Sheila Mayville, Dave & Ellen Roberts, and Karen & Jelle Visser for representing our church at the booth. We had personal contact with more than 70 people plus all those who just saw the booth. — Mission & Outreach Committee Presbyterian World Service and Development has committed $50,000 to help 18 million people in South Sudan, Iraq, Gaza and Syria who urgently need humanitarian assistance because of hunger, displacement, and unthinkable trauma. You can join this response by donating online, through the church, by mailing a cheque to the PWS&D office, or by calling 1 800 619 7301 ext. 291. There’s more information at WeRespond.ca/Be-a-Peacemaker. Congratulations to Marjorie Brown, who won five first place ribbons at the Bobcaygeon Fair. One of her sewing creations is going on to compete at the district level, then possibly to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. Also to Nicholas Kennedy who won a first and second place ribbon, and was third overall in Junior Baking. His chocolate chip cookies also will be going on to the district competition later this year. And congratulations to the many others in our congregation who also won ribbons at the Fair. Hospice Kawartha Lakes hosts an ongoing grief support group “Circle of Hope,” for people who recently lost a loved one. It meets bi-weekly from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Fridays. Call 324-7323 (x504) for information. Glad Tidings is a mission magazine produced by the Women’s Mission Society. Six times a year you can enjoy inspirational articles, book reviews and poetry, and hear from Presbyterian Church mission workers. The magazine is also available in large print. The subscription rate for 2015 is $16.95. Please see Betty Irving downstairs to renew or start your subscription, or look over sample copies. Is there a special hymn or Christian song you’d like us to sing in worship? Take a moment to let us know at the Hymn Suggestion Box in the Fellowship Hall. Just fill out a slip with the title of the selection. You can also tell us why that hymn or song is meaningful for you. We’ll do our best to include your favourites in worship. The new greeters sign up list is in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Leah Anderson for more information. Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are due today. Thanks to those who have already filled and returned their shoe boxes for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD. Keep saving Bobcaygeon ValuMart and Foodland register tapes. Local grocery stores donate up to $1,000 each based on the amount of receipts turned in. Debbi Risebrough reports we’ve collected enough to receive $ 507 from ValuMart and $ 64 from Foodland at the end of the year. In the months left, can we get to the maximum donation? Please only turn in tapes from Bobcaygeon Foodland and ValuMart. Thank you to Debbi for all her hard work sorting and counting and totalling the tapes. Web site manager needed. For the past several years, Pastor Paul has maintained the congregation’s web site, knoxbobcaygeon.ca. We’ll need someone to take his place after he leaves in December. If you could be available to maintain our witness in cyberspace, please talk to Pastor Paul. Today is Communion Sunday. Our Session invites children who have their parents’ permission to share in the Lord’s Supper. Also, loose plate offerings will help fund the compassionate service of our Care and Assistance Committee. Presbyterian World Service and Development is again offering Christmas Cards. A pack of 15 cards costs $ 20. All proceeds support development and relief activities around the world. You can see the cards on the flyer on the bulletin board, or online at WeRespond.ca. You can order cards by calling 800 619 7301. The PCCWeb Daily Devotional can help you reflect on God’s Word each day. Join more than 6,000 subscribers around the world and receive free daily devotion, delivered to your inbox. Subscribe at http://daily.presbycan.ca/email/subscribe.html.
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