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Strathearn

United

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Our Living Statement...

Strathearn United Church is a loving Christian community living by faith and action, communicating through worship, education, fellowship and outreach, greeting the future with hope.

 

Upcoming

Events

Our family is a vibrant one, finding fellowship in a variety of activities.  Even in a virtual world, the Strathearn community finds ways to connect. In addition to annual and seasonal events, our Book Club and Christian Conversations are still going strong, and we stay connected to the larger church through community initiatives and outreach.

Official Board updates:

 

We are continuing with weekly indoor services. Each month the Board will assess the COVID stats and revisit our safety protocols. Updates include:
❖ Ministry of Music: As you are able, please stand for hymns during worship, starting Sunday, May 22. We will  continue to wear masks and safe  distance.
❖ Connect & Share: We may continue to visit in the pews after worship.  Additionally, on June 5 & 12, please join us in the Memorial Garden for some fellowship.
❖ Facing a new reality, discussion and planning for Fundraisers, Worship Enhancement/Technology, and Activities are in the works. Watch for monthly updates.
❖ Official Board Meetings: Starting in September, the meetings will move back to the 3rd Thursday of the
month with a mix of Zoom and In-Person Meetings.

We're on YouTube!

calendar

June 1: CD Lecture on Zoom

June 5: Pentecost (with Communion) - please bring your own elements

June 8: CD in-person Conversation

June 12: Trinity Sunday

June 15: Official Board meeting

June 19: 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

June 26: 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

June 27: Summer office hours in effect: Office closed Monday and Friday in July and August

we stand with ukraine

New Hymn Addresses the Invasion of Ukraine
Walter Farquharson and Richard Hall have written a hymn, addressing the Ukraine invasion: "I Will Sing To Our God". Walter has written new lyrics for the music, composed in 1985 by Richard. The biblical inspiration is Exodus 15, The Song of Moses & Miriam. The current inspiration is Russia's invasion of Ukraine. As the situation in Ukraine is timely, they are sending the hymn with the invitation to use and copy freely if it is useful. They are not seeking royalties. Please feel free to forward it to anyone who might have use for it.
 
Statement for Peace in Ukraine and Donations Link
The invasion of Ukraine is costing precious lives and creating a humanitarian crisis as people flee to safety. The United Church of Canada has joined with partners who witness and work for peace and justice in the world, by issuing a statement condemning the invasion of Ukraine. You can see the statement and other information here, and find a link here to make a donation to support United Church Mission & Service partners responding to rapidly emerging needs. We add our prayers of concern and support for the people of Ukraine, and for their families and friends here and throughout the world.

Key protocols for Strathearn in-person worship services:


•    Face masks covering mouth and nose are required at all times in the church
•    Physical distancing of 6 feet required at all times within church
•    Singing of hymns is allowed during church service (with masks on)
•    Attendees are to only use designated washroom
•    Entry to church is at front and elevator doors only

LATEST Sermons

Lectures with Rev. Sandy

Bonus content: Strathearn United Church is pleased to share the United Church of Canada’s Song of Faith.

https://youtu.be/1lz--_XWMCQ

June 1, 2022: The Protestant Reformation and its Legacy

Sandy addressed key factors that prompted and supported the Reformation and introduced us to some of the religious leaders at this critical time in the history of the church, including Martin Luther.  He then went on to speak of a number of the results of the Protestant Reformation, including its impact on legal, educational and cultural values, many of which are with us today.

The lecture may be accessed by clicking on the following link:

https://youtu.be/2nIx5CC6Qr8

 

May 4th, 2022 - “The 1st Era of Definitions”, addressing the period from the end of the Jewish Revolt to the rule of Emperor Constantine and the establishment of Christianity as an institution. Rev. Sandy explains the meaning of “Era of Definition”, then provides context, history and Biblical references regarding the 1st Era. Learn about what happened in those earliest days, when Christianity moved from evangelizing to scattered communities, to an Imperial Christian faith.

 

View the recording here: https://youtu.be/SN-xEWj7GaE

Lecture notes are also available and may be obtained by contacting the church office

April 6th, 2022 - Holy Week: A Hero’s Narrative, as described in the Gospels”, looks at the events from Palm Sunday, through the Last Supper and Jesus’ arrest. In his lecture, Rev. Sandy explores gaps between the evidence-based history and the Gospel narratives. He also offers insights as to why the Gospels differ in their narrative of the Passion.

View the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBuV6eJ28F0

Lecture notes are available here: 

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mission and outreach projects

“Forever Greene Mission & Outreach Legacy” 

 

Giving throughout the month of June will support Bissell Centre Pizza Party Lunch on October 2, 2022, and any additional funds collected will support other charities that reflect Dan Greene’s past community service. Last year’s donations supported Bissell Centre, YESS (Youth Empowerment & Social Services), and E4C lunch program. With $1 a day collectively, we can support ongoing Mission & Outreach initiatives at Strathearn United. Please make cheques payable to Strathearn United Church and direct to “Forever Greene” campaign.​

Mission & Outreach will continue to remember Dan Greene’s Christian spirit, past support and commitment with a yearly community-based campaign of hope, joy and giving.