Fourth Sunday of Easter Bulletin

Shining Waters Regional Council Prayer Cycle:

Today we pray for Fraserburg United Church, Bracebridge, Humbercrest United Church, Toronto and Winderemere United Church, Windermere.

Minute For Mission:

When Being Born With Light Skin is Dangerous

Being born with light skin is particularly dangerous in Tanzania where 1 in 1400 people have albinism. Few people in Tanzania with albinism live beyond the age of 40, and not just because of high rates of skin cancer. Because some Tanzanian belief systems portray people with albinism as magical, there is a lucrative trade in their body parts, which are believed to hold special power—and the pandemic has made this situation even worse. That’s why your generosity through Mission & Service is helping the Morogoro Women’s Training Centre provide support to young Tanzanian women with albinism. Learn about the plight of those with albinism and how your Mission & Service gifts are helping them.

Prayer:

Breathe On Us, Breath of God

As we respond in different ways to the news of the verdict in Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd, we are offering this prayer for personal reflection. 

Camping Sunday:

Camping Sunday is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Sunday in April. The worship services and other ideas available for this Sunday are designed to increase visibility for the church’s outdoor/camping ministries, draw attention to local United Church camps, and help people recall their memories and experiences of church camping. Find a camp near you.

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Images used in worship video... 

Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet - NavPress 

Are You a Shepherd? – Myriams-Fotos 

I Love to Tell the Story Tibetan Prayer Book – Barbara Brown Taylor

The hymn recordings today are from… 

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

Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet – Trinity Presbyterian Church York Mills. Toronto, ON. April 9, 2021.

Are You a Shepherd? – Friends at First United Church, Truro, NS. Chris Bowman, director. September 5, 2006.

I Love to Tell the Story – Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Long Beach, California. July 12, 2020.