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GAUC NEWS for December 2nd, 2018

ADVENT is here! One of our favourite times of year begins this Sunday. Plus everyone is invited to partake in Holy Communion. No obstacles!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Who couldn’t use more HOPE in their lives? When life gets us down and the media bombards us with negative messages, we all need more hope! Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

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This Sunday’s Message title:           “Need More Hope?”

Focus Scripture:                                 Luke 21: 25-36

 

GAUC NEWS for November 18th, 2018

The weather is getting colder, but in our Church it’s warm! We’re surrounded by the warmth of God’s love and our Church family!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Volunteers play such an important role in building up a Church. The time has come for some formal recognition, so this Sunday we will do a little of that during the service and afterwards we can all have cake to celebrate!  Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

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This Sunday’s Message title:           “Building the Church”

Focus Scripture:                                 Romans 12:1-18

 

GAUC NEWS for November 11th, 2018

It’s great to see our Funday Sunday School growing! If you have grandchildren, nieces, nephews or neighbours who could benefit, why not bring them to Church!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

This Sunday, which is actually Remembrance Day, we’ll be remembering the brave men and women who fought, and are fighting, for our freedom. We’ll also be purposefully remembering God’s steadfast love for us.  Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

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This Sunday’s Message title:           “We Remember”

Focus Scripture:                              Lamentations 3:17-27    

GAUC NEWS for November 4th, 2018

Saturday evening, please TURN BACK YOUR CLOCKS!!! (or you’re going to be here an hour early and get recruited by the choir!) 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

This Sunday we’re going to be celebrating Holy Communion and  the joy that comes with singing praises to God! Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

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This Sunday’s Message title:           “Sing Praise to God!!”

Focus Scripture:                              1 Corinthians 14: 1-4, 7-15    

 

A FAVOURITE​ PRAISE SONG. As part of our joyful Sing Praise to God Sunday, we’re going to bring back one of our favourite praise songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNcWIxJXDn4&list=PLYevNgaS6CThj_qW5w4WyK8u9r3RBV9Z6

GAUC NEWS for October 28th, 2018

Last Sunday we had a great turnout as we celebrated the Holy Baptism of Indie MacLean.  This week we’ll be honouring All Saints Day.

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

On All Saints Day we remember those whom have gone before, whether members of our own family, or our Church family. Although we can be confident that they are in Heaven now, we often wonder what Heaven is really like. We’ll be talking about this on Sunday.  Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

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This Sunday’s Message title:        “Heaven Revealed!”

Focus Scripture:                              Revelation 21:1-6a

LAST CHANCE… WOULD YOU LIKE SOMEONE REMEMBERED? 

THIS SUNDAY is All Saint’s Day and we will list on screen the names of those people whom folks would like remembered. 

 

 

GAUC NEWS for October 21st, 2018

It was so great to welcome back Sheila Novak and Kyla Champken last Sunday, and to meet Kyla’s adorable 6 month old daughter, Indie!

This Sunday Kyla’s partner Hunter MacLean will be here as well with his parents, as we gather together to celebrate the Holy Baptism of little Indie.

Hope you can make it!  

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Wouldn’t it be great if days could always be sunny and warm, and our lives went exactly the way we like? Well, as the temperatures drop we also know that we all have had, or will have, our share of anxious moments, sad times and sorrow. Some have had more than their fair share. The Gospel doesn’t promise us an exemption from these things, but it does equip us to better handle them and see our way through. We’ll be talking about this on Sunday.  Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

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This Sunday’s Message title:      “Cry Out to Jesus!”

Focus Scripture:                              Mark 10:46-52

 

WOULD YOU LIKE SOMEONE REMEMBERED? 

October 28th is All Saint’s Day and we will list on screen the names of those people whom folks would like remembered. Please legibly print the name in the book in the Narthex on Sunday, or email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com
If you would like to include the relationship, please do. eg. John Doe, Father of Jane Smith.

GAUC NEWS for October 14th, 2018

Thanks to all who have done an amazing job of delivering doorhangers to inform our neighbours of the GREAT things going on at Glen Abbey and inviting them here! There are many events on the doorhanger and the next one is in 2 weeks, so there is still plenty of time to take a stroll, and spread the news.

Below you will find a list of some of the events we have going on, and we need to invite as many people as possible. It’s easy! Just walk up their driveway and hang a doorhanger on their doorknob. Done! 

Please pick up a pile of them to deliver, and mark the map as to where you will be delivering, more than once if you wish! 

They are in the office during the week and in the Narthex  before and after Sunday service.. MANY thanks for spreading the Good News!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

I love left over turkey! It makes such great sandwiches and delicious dinners, with wild rice and stuffing sausage and some gravy…mmmmm! The other thing I’m really enjoying this week is the good feelings left over from our Sunday service. Hearing from our refugee family, seeing so many of your faces, sharing Holy Communion together, excellent music… what a great day! Let’s get together again this Sunday! Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

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This Sunday’s Message title:      “Serving To Be Great!”

Focus Scripture:                            Mark 10:35-45

OUR CURRENT PRAISE SONG:

I’ve had requests that we keep the praise song for more than 3 weeks, which makes good sense because not everyone can attend every Sunday.

Here is a link to our current one, What A Friend by Matt Maher. It has a great message and a rousing beat!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTCGQ76Oqno

 

GAUC NEWS for October 7th, 2018

Thanks to all who have done an amazing job of delivering doorhangers to inform our neighbours of the GREAT things going on at Glen Abbey and inviting them to join us for Thanksgiving! There are many events on the doorhanger and the next one is in 3 weeks, so there is still plenty of time to take a stroll, before, or even after, this Sunday. 

Below you will find a list of some of the events we have going on, and we need to invite as many people as possible. It’s easy! Just walk up their driveway and hang a doorhanger on their doorknob. Done! Please pick up a pile of them to deliver, and mark the map as to where you will be delivering, more than once if you wish! 

They are in the office during the week and in the Narthex Friday afternoon and Saturday until 4pm, (the South doors will be unlocked) and naturally before and after Sunday service.. MANY thanks for spreading the Good News!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

THANKSGIVING!!! I really believe that this should be our third biggest service of the year. A great time to bring family members and friends who usually only attend at Christmas and Easter. I sometimes wonder if we’re so inundated by US media and movies that we associate Thanksgiving ( their holiday is on a Thursday), with Turkey, football and family. In 1957, the Canadian Government set aside Thanksgiving as “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed.” And where better to do that in our home Church, surrounded by loved ones? So why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

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This Sunday’s Message title:      “Whom Are You Thankful To?”

Focus Scripture:                            Matthew 6:25-34

PLEASE Do NOT miss Thanksgiving Service!

You know what you’re thankful for, but whom are you thankful to? Thanksgiving Sunday is a great time to come together as a Church family to literally thank God. PLUS this year will be extra special, as one of the refugee families we sponsored, will give us their perspectives on what they are thankful for.

Let’s have a great Glen Abbey turnout to hear them! (The sermon WILL be shortened to accommodate).

If you’re in town, PLEASE attend and bring family members. (The turkey shouldn’t be in the oven before noon anyways!)

GAUC NEWS for September 30th, 2018

This fine Fall weather is a great time to take a stroll! The congregation has done a fantastic job of reaching out to people in our neighbourhoods by taking a stroll and delivering doorhangers. Below you will find a list of some of the great things we have going on at Glen Abbey, and we need to invite people. It’s easy! Just walk up their driveway and hang a doorhanger on their doorknob. Done! Please pick up a pile of them to deliver. As many of our folks are away if we could each do a little extra that would be a big help! We need to deliver them quickly as Thanksgiving is not far off. They should be in the office starting this Friday morning and in the Narthex Friday afternoon and Saturday until 4pm. The South doors will be unlocked. MANY thanks for spreading the Good News!

Hope to see you Sunday!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

This Sunday we will have our last installment of our series in the Book of James. It will be about the power of prayer and about bringing wanderers back, and again he provides straight forward advice for our lives! And we will have a new, very lively praise song! So why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

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This Sunday’s Message title:      “Wanderers… Come Home!”

Focus Scripture:                           James 5: 13-20

PLEASE Do NOT miss Thanksgiving Service!

You know what you’re thankful for, but whom are you thankful to? Thanksgiving Sunday is a great time to come together as a Church family to literally thank God.

PLUS this year will be extra special, as one of the first refugee families we sponsored, Mo Noor and his family, will give us their perspectives on what they are thankful for.

Let’s have a great Glen Abbey turnout to hear them. (The sermon will be shortened to accommodate).

If you’re in town, please attend and bring family members. The turkey shouldn’t be in the oven before noon anyways!

 

 

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Sun. Oct.  7th        SPECIAL THANKSGIVING SUNDAY SERVICE

Sun. Oct. 21st    INFANT BAPTISM

Sun. Oct. 28th     ALL SAINTS’ DAY

Sun. Oct  28th    12:30pm    FREE KID’S HALLOWE’EN FUN DAY! ( Volunteers to help out would be appreciated, please let Cris Vance, Paul Peters or Rev. Ted know)

Sun. Nov 11th    SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

 

Sat.  Dec   1st     CHRISTMAS MARKET

Sue Lissaman and Sandra Thwaites are be looking for people to help with setup on Friday evening, November 30th, for bakers to supply our tea room, for some helpers during the market to be in charge of the used book sale and a cleanup at the end of the day.  And if you know anyone who is a crafter looking for a place to sell their wares, have them contact either Sue or Sandra. 

GAUC NEWS for September 23rd, 2018

The weather this Sunday will be a nice September day (not like July last Sunday!). What a great time to get Back to Church!  The inside of our Church is surprisingly comfortable, so why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

 

Last Sunday we talked about how our power of speech can be used positively or negatively. During this week we were going to think of people we know who could really use some Church in their lives these days, and try inviting them, whether to a regular Sunday service or please have a look at the dates below.

Sunday, our series in the Book of James continues. It will be about where our wisdom comes from, and again he provides straight forward advice for our lives!

Hope to see you Sunday morning, so we can get caught up!   Rev. Ted

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “Gaining Wisdom!”

Focus Scripture:                           James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a

 

OUR NEW PRAISE SONG:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snMhrC7IOK4   will be our praise song for the next 2 weeks.

 

GAUC NEWS for September 16th, 2018

So as we get settled back into our Fall routines… it’s time to get Back to Church!  The inside of our Church is surprisingly comfortable, so why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

It was great to get caught up with many of you last Sunday, and looking forward to even more this week. The Book of James is not always the easiest to preach on, because he didn’t sugarcoat anything, but we’re going to have a 3 week sermon series on James, and see if there’s a message for us there. 

Hope to see you Sunday morning, so we can get caught up!   Rev. Ted

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “Walk the Talk!”

Focus Scripture:                           James 3:1-12

OUR NEW PRAISE SONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snMhrC7IOK4   will be our praise song for the next 2 weeks.

GAUC NEWS for September 9th, 2018

September’s here, school’s back in… it’s time to get Back to Church!  The inside of our Church is surprisingly comfortable, so why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am. This week we will be celebrating Holy Communion, and EVERYONE is welcome to partake, no obstacles!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

I hope you and yours had a safe and healthy month of August. I know our family did and I am recharged for the Fall and looking forward to leading worship on Sunday! Please see the message below about helping the people of Haiti as I try to play 100 holes of golf in one day again on September 13th. ( I’ll need to be rested up for that one!) Hope to see you Sunday morning, so we can get caught up!   Rev. Ted

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “What I Did…”

Focus Scripture:                           Isaiah 45:5-12, 18

OUR NEW PRAISE SONG:  Blessed Be Your Name    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snMhrC7IOK4  will be our praise song for the next 3 weeks.

GAUC NEWS for July 29th, 2018

The rain couldn’t stop another really good turnout last Sunday!  The inside of our Church is surprisingly comfortable, 

so why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (and lemonade), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am.  

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

We all need a rest! Even Jesus and the disciples did, and that’s going to be our topic for this week. This will be my last Sunday until I get to go off and rest and recharge to be back up to full energy for what will be an exciting Fall. Please see the message below about helping the people of Haiti as I try to play 100 holes of golf in one day again in September. ( I’ll need to be rested up for that one!)

I will miss you, so it would be great to see you in person this Sunday, before heading off. 

 If you can’t make it Sunday morning, Blessings to you and your loved ones for a safe and happy August!   Rev. Ted

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “REST A WHILE!”

Focus Scripture:                             Mark 6:30-34

 

OUR LATEST PRAISE SONG:  Have I Told You Lately That I Love You    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKOkUWjC0JU

GAUC NEWS for July 22nd, 2018

What a great turnout on Sunday, for such a beautiful Summer’s day! It’s so nice to re-connect with folks who have been away for a bit.

Some of those who were here were surprised to learn during the sermon how  “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” is not a romantic song at all, 

but rather a prayer that is almost completely Bible references!

It will be our praise song for the next two Sundays as well.  The inside of our Church is surprisingly comfortable, 

so why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (and lemonade), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am.  

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

I used to wonder why in the world a Minister would need a whole month of vacation… until I became one! It’s a 24/7 vocation that never gets shut off.

Not that I’m counting of course, but there are only two Sundays left until I get to go off and rest and recharge to be back up to full energy for the Fall.

It would be great to see you in person before August comes.  Thanks to those listed below who will be providing supply in August. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “A MIRACULOUS DAY!”

Focus Scripture:                             John 6: 1-21

 

OUR LATEST PRAISE SONG:  Have I Told You Lately That I Love You    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKOkUWjC0JU

 

SUMMER HOURS

For the months of July and August, the church office will be on Summer hours.  The church office will be open WednesdayThursday, and Friday each week during July and August from 9am-noon. Other times Pat can be reached via cellphone 905-808-2505 (phone or text) or e-mail to info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com (e-mail message comes directly to the cell phone).

 

In July, Rev. Ted will be, as usual, in the Church on Sundays and  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-6pm, up to and including July 29th.

 In August, he will be on vacation, back in the office on September 4th.

 

From July 30th to Sept 3rd, In case of Pastoral Emergency please call Rev. Charlie Hogg at  905-681-6840.

 

END OF LIFE OR FUNERAL IN AUGUST

Hopefully it won’t arise, however If there is an end of life or funeral situation, Rev. Ted wants to be there for you, if he can. 

He will be in the area: Aug 3-8 , Aug 11-12, and Aug 16-25. Please call 905-515-3317.

 

HERE ARE OUR SUMMER SERVICES!:

Sunday August 5th –      Walter Reid leading worship

Sunday August 12th –    Rick Sands leading worship

Sunday August 19th–      Glenn MacPherson leads worship and Communion

Sunday August 26th–      Rick Sands leading worship

Sunday September 2nd– Glenn MacPherson leads worship and Communion

 

 

GAUC NEWS for July 8th, 2018

So being good Canadians, we spent all Winter and Spring complaining how cold it was, so naturally when Summer rolls around… we complain about the heat!

Last Sunday was really hot outside, but inside our Church it was surprisingly comfortable, and this Sunday is supposed to be even more pleasant. So hopefully

you can start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (and lemonade), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am.

 

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

 I just read an article that said most people’s greatest regret is not becoming the person they were meant to be. A lot of times we might wonder just what God has planned for us. This Sunday, July 8th, we’ll talk about how to avoid experiencing these types of regrets. On Sunday July 15th we’re going to be Celebrating God,

and our Praise Song that day is going to be VERY surprising to most people! And in the sermon you’ll find out why we would sing THAT song in Church!

Hope to see you Sunday!

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “GET OUT OF TOWN!”

Focus Scripture:                            Mark 6: 1-13

 

Our latest praise song:  I’ve received a number of favourable comments  about our current praise song, “Chain-Breaker” by Zach Williams. Just click this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrHZGqHeBj4&start_radio=1&list=RDWrHZGqHeBj4

GAUC NEWS for June 24th, 2018

Sunday morning is a great time for a “Faith-Lift”! Remember to come at 9:30 for coffee, cookies and conversation, with Worship and SundaySchool at 10am.

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Our faith has to be one of the most valuable possessions we have. Let’s face it, life doesn’t always go the way we had hoped or planned, but with Jesus being so approachable for us, and with God’s help, nothing is impossible!  See you Sunday to find out more!

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “Touched By Faith”

Focus Scripture:                            Mark 5: 21-43

Our latest praise song:  Last Sunday we debuted “Chain-Breaker” by Zach Williams. It has an important message for all of us. Just click on this link:

GAUC NEWS for June 17th, 2018

Father’s Day will be celebrated this Sunday. Special piano performances by Amelia and Zachary Zigrovic during the offering.

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

What a great time, weather and turnout for the Outdoor Service and Picnic last Sunday! Thanks again to the Choir and especially Sylvia Verdenhalven for organizing. This Sunday we’ll be celebrating Father’s Day, while acknowledging the conflicting emotions that can arise, and of course giving thanks to our Heavenly Father. PLUS during the announcements I’ll have some information for you that I think we’ll all find quite interesting. See you Sunday!

 

This Sunday’s Message title:  “Father’s Day Gifts”

Focus Scripture:                        Romans 8:14-19,29,38-9  

GAUC NEWS for June 10th, 2018

Please remember that this Sunday, June 10th will be our outdoor service, picnic, games and potentially a small car show!  

Please invite your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours to celebrate with us! 

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Do you remember when you were a kid and the Church Picnic (a..k.a. Sunday School Picnic) was one of the highlights of the year? Let’s not deny this experience to the younger generations. Come on Sunday for a great time of praising God outside in Creation and then lots of fun with games and a FREE picnic. Thanks to the Choir and especially Sylvia Verdenhalven for organizing. See you Sunday!

 

This Sunday’s Message title:  “Fruits of The Field … and of The Spirit!”

Focus Scripture:     Galatians 5: 22-26