Posted by Dawna

April 4, 2021 

Easter Sunday



Easter Scripture Reading: John 20:1-18

Call to Worship and Prayer

Low in the Grave He Lay                         VT 333

Christ Has Arisen                                                                                                                                                                                                                     HWB 267

Affirmation of Faith


I Will Rise 

Congregational Prayer

Children’s Time

Announcements and Spiritual Discipline

Christ is Alive, and Goes Before Us                               VT 565

Sending Blessing



Leading Us in Worship:

Pianist: Grant Movold

Worship Leader & Prayer: Pastor Max Kennel

Children’s Time:  Paulette West

Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge



Today 11:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast Coffee Time – Bring your favourite Easter morning dyed eggs, paska, or tasty treat for show and tell as we celebrate Easter together.


Mon. 2-8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic.


Provincial Lockdown Implications: With Ontario returning to lockdown Saturday, April 3rd at 12:01 a.m., religious services and funerals are limited to 15% capacity indoors, reducing our potential capacity to 75 people. Out of an abundance of caution we will be limiting in-person services up to a max of 50 people. We have been averaging below 30 people in-person since February. For those who can, we look forward to connecting virtually and worshiping together on livestream.

  • Church staff will be working from home again, and the church building will be closed except for Worship Services and funerals.
  • Pastors can be reached via email, their home phone numbers, or by leaving a message at the church.
  • Dawna and Wendy can still be reached via the church number.


Next Sunday April 11

Deep Calls to Deep

9:45 a.m. Livestream and limited in-person worship

Scripture:  Deuteronomy 30:19 and Matthew 11:2-6

Speaker:  Pastor Max Kennel


11:00 a.m. Coffee Time


Jr. Youth

April 9 (Fri.) 6:30 p.m. Jr. Youth Trivia night on Zoom



April 10 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m.  (Zoom). Conversation and Games.



Community Events


April 8 (Thurs.), April 10 (Sat.), April 11 (Sun.), all at 7:30 p.m.  UNMUTE is a forum theatre piece that addresses the rise of domestic violence and gender-based assault during COVID-19 presented  by Theatre of the Beat. Learn skills and resources for how you can make a difference. Sign up for your free ticket at


April 8 (Thurs.) 6-7 p.m. Free EnCOMPASSing Shared Humanity webinar in celebration of Refugee Rights Day (April 4). Three COMPASS Refugee Centre (formerly MCRS) clients share their journey to safety. Register: EnCOMPASSing Shared Humanity Event. So far in 2021, 100 people from 16 countries have received Canada’s protection and 123 people have been reunited with their families in Canada, some having waited 9 years.


April 8 (Thurs.) 7-8 p.m.  David and Goliath Podcast. Learn about, discuss and advocate for peace and justice in Palestine and Israel.

Register Today!


April 12 (Mon.) 7 p.m.  Land Defenders from Landback Lane. Hear how storytellers Skyler Williams and Eric Lankin are navigating this conflict even while the potential for violence simmers. A bonus Treaty as Sacred Covenant event.  Register Today!



The next meal delivery to the Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back in Caledonia is Friday, May 7. If you would like to contribute please contact Gladys Bender


Pastor Steve will be on vacation this week until April 13.

Personal Notes

Congratulation to Grace Holst who is celebrating her 94th birthday on Sunday, April 4 and to Esther Kennel who is also celebrating her 94th birthday on Sunday, April 4.


Mildred Roth has moved into long term care at Nithview. Her phone number remains the same.


We sincerely thank you all, for the love and support you sent our way through the difficult time of saying goodbye to Ken.  Your prayers, cards filled with kind words of condolence, phone calls, food, beautiful flowers and prayer shawls meant so much and helped bring everyone closer during this time of social distancing.  We are grateful to be surrounded by such a caring church family.  With great appreciation, the Boshart family, Helen, Wendy & Scott, Brieanna, and Tyson, Scott & Juleen, Justin, Daniel and Joey.


Remember in Prayer

Pray for Larry Boshart who is receiving care at Freeport Hospital. If you would like to send a card, joke, drawing or note, please have it to the church office or outside drop box by Friday, April 9 and we will see that it he gets it.


Pray for Anabaptist churches in Myanmar as they endure a food crisis.


Pray for Bock Ki Kim, Witness worker in South Korea, as he teaches restorative justice practices.