Third Sunday of Easter Bulletin

Shining Waters Regional Council Prayer Cycle:

Today we pray for Lawrence Park Community Church, Humber Valley United Church, Cummer Avenue United Church and Temperanceville United Church.

Minute For Mission:

The Incredible Difference Your Gifts Make: Bill's Story

In 1971, as a young adult who had fallen in love with nature at camp, Bill Darnell anxiously climbed on board a boat called Greenpeace with a small group of friends. Together, they set sail for the Arctic Ocean to stop the testing of a nuclear bomb, and the Greenpeace movement was born. “It was camp that really made me aware of nature and made me want to save it,” says Bill. Your Mission & Service donations support 25 United Church‒run camps across the country. Every year, your generosity gives thousands of children an opportunity to attend camp. Who knows? One of them might be so impressed by our natural world that they create another movement to save it. An inspiring story perfect for Earth Sunday! Check out the video here.

Prayer:

Prayer for the Third Sunday of Easter from Liturgy: Spiritual Practices for a digital world

Bulletin cover ...

Holly Williamson

Images used in worship video... 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Give Thanks - jskogerboe.wordpress.com 

Love is the Touch – compassionuk.org 

This is God’s Wondrous World Michelle Bedford, The Trail Times, BC.

The hymn recordings today are from… 

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

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Give Thanks – Pacific Spirit United Church, Vancouver, BC. Led by Christina Cichos. Bryan Nixon, piano & instrumentation. April 11, 2021. 

Love is the Touch -  More Voices Festival, St. Andrew’s United Church, Cochrane, Alberta. November 10, 2006. 

This is God’s Wondrous World - Highland United Methodist Church, Highland, Michigan. Instrumentalists and choristers from Highland UMC.  September 13, 2020.