Fifth Sunday of Easter Bulletin

Shining Waters Regional Council Prayer Cycle:

Today we pray for Windermere United Church, Toronto, Humbervale United Church, Toronto, Roncesvalles United Church, Toronto and Nobleton United Church. 

Minute For Mission:

Women Work for Change in Zambia

Heavy water drums. Scorching sun. Poor sanitation. Violence. Not being able to attend school. These are some of the issues faced by women and girls in charge of collecting water around the world. It’s one of many that Mission & Service partner Women for Change is addressing in Zambia. Your Mission & Service gifts help empower women and girls in rural areas across the country.

Mental Health Sunday

Sunday May 22021 is designated as Mental Health Sunday in The United Church of Canada. 

The United Church of Canada has created a webpage for Mental Health Sunday, which I encourage you to engage with, at: https://united-church.ca/worship-special-days/mental-health-sunday.

Also, as part of raising awareness for Mental Health, The United Church of Canada on its Facebook page will host lunch time conversations from May 3 – 7, 12 pm – 1 pm, the topics are:
 
May 3 – Mental Health, Wellness and the Medicine Wheel  
May 4 – Dealing with Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders – Part One
May 5 – Dealing with Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders – Part Two
May 6 – Guided Meditation
May 7 – Trauma Fatigue
 
For more information, please visit: https://united-church.ca/events/mental-health-awareness-week-webinars
 
As we navigate this time, we are witnessing the rise of mental health needs and concerns in our communities and the greater society. We are witnessing unprecedented needs in regards to substance use disorder and toxic drug poisoning, the rise of mental health systematic needs, and personal fatigue. We are grateful for the considerable energy you are utilizing to engage new ways and platforms while weaving pastoral care into these new spaces. We invite each of you on May 22021 to join together in a public and prophetic support of all people living with mental health wellness and mental health illness challenges.
 
Thank you,
Jeffrey Dale, Shining Waters Regional Council

Bulletin Cover

Images used in worship video... 

Come Touch our Hearts - iStockphoto 

Healer of our Every Ill – Fairerose’s Witchy Garden 

On Eagle’s Wings Terry Isaac, artist

 

The hymn recordings today are from… 

More Voices: Audio CD (The United Church of Canada, 2007) and YouTube

Come Touch our Hearts – Trinity United Church Choir, Vernon, BC. Blair Odney, director. November 18, 2006.

Healer of our Every Ill – Proclaim Praise Band, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Broomfield, CO. July 24, 2020. 

On Eagle’s Wings – Senior Choir, Wesley-Knox United Church, London, ON. Karen Schuessler, director. March 8, 2021.