The celebration of February as Black History (or African Heritage) Month begins this week. Officially recognized in Canada since 1996, this is a time to honour the contributions and struggles of peoples of African descent.
Shining Waters Regional Council Prayer Cycle:
Today we pray for Knox United Church, Dorset St. James United Church, Stroud, and Rama United Church.
Light of the World: A prayer for Black History Month that laments the past but calls us to a brighter future.
Minute for Mission:
Choosing The Lesser Evil:
We confront dilemmas every day: Do I wear this mask? Do we close in-person gatherings? Do I take this parking space? The United Church’s latest Lenten book and study Lesser Evils, supported through Mission & Service, is all about coping with uncertainty. Who doesn’t need help coping these days?
Bulletin cover ...
Images used in worship video...
Bulletin Cover – Robin Jonathan Deutch - Unsplash
A Light is Gleaming - Peter Zhang - Unsplash
Jesus, You Have Come to the Lakeshore – Neale Johnson –- Unsplash
Will You Come and Follow Me – unsplash.jpg
The hymn recordings today are from…
A Light Is Gleaming – Linnea Good. January 9, 202. Used with permission. Reprinted and podcast with permission under One License #A-718074 and CCLI Licenses #20425240 and #20425257.
Jesus, You Have Come to the Lakeshore – Ebenezer United Church, Markham, Ontario. August 8, 2020. Reprinted and podcast with permission under One License #A-718074.
Will You Come and Follow Me – Recorded remotely by the Choral Scholars of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in their homes. London, England. 2020. Reprinted and podcast with permission under One License #A-718074 and CCLI Licenses #20425240 and #20425257.
In The Garden (arr. Kevin McChesney). EmBellished Handbell Ensemble. Podcast with permission under One License #A-718074.
Winter from the Four Seasons (Largo). (Antonio Vivaldi arr. Maurizio Carnelli). Wesley Bells, violin. Public Domain.
Winter from the Four Seasons (Allegro non molto). (Antonio Vivaldi arr. Maurizio Carnelli). Wesley Bells, violin. Public Domain.
Jesus Calls His First Disciples. LifeKids. February 8, 2016.
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