What’s happening….

Online worship for Palm Sunday as Pastor Janice continues to experiment with technology…

The worship link for Sunday March 29th can be found here:

 

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We now have a YouTube Channel!  It is our plan to share Sunday worship on Facebook Live at 10:30am Sunday mornings.  These videos will then be processed, formatted and uploaded to our new YouTube channel.  Uploads are planned for Mondays, but we managed to get a head start on this first worship video:

Check back on Mondays for the next worship video installment.

Thank you for your continued love and support!  And may the Lord continue to grant us Hope and Peace and Love in these pandemic times.                                                             —- Pastor Janice

Meanwhile, here is a  silent video shared of our 2019 year in review:

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You can also find us on Facebook  — Caledonia ON Presbyterian Church

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:   March 14, 2020:  A LOT has changed since the last News and Views.  Plans have been detoured, paused and cancelled.  The Premier of Ontario has declared a state of emergency.  Questions are being asked, and there are some answers we still don’t have.  Your leadership teams have been in constant contact as we all have been watching things unfold.  All non essential gatherings are to be postponed and cancelled.  We in the Christian cultures do, however, believe that worship is essential.  That being said, there are different ways to worship until this crisis has passed. All Presbyterian Churches in our presbytery have been requested to suspend ALL gatherings until further notice.  This, of course means Sunday worship as well as our gatherings throughout the week.  Choir Practices, Bible studies, lunch gatherings and so forth have all been affected, and this decision did NOT come lightly. Our Cantata and worship series mentioned in our last newsletter will all be postponed and re-scheduled for a later time.

May we all take heed to the precautions.  Wash your hands, try not to touch your face.  Stay away from the larger gatherings.  And if you have travelled, even through an airport, please consider voluntary social isolation: limit your contact with others, including family members.  People can be carriers without even displaying symptoms. May we all do our part to ‘flatten the curve.’

The season of Lent is a time to pause, and that is exactly what we are doing. It is a season of reflection, and a time for us to reflect, to pray, to be mindful. It seems this pandemic has forced the world to slow down, at least a little bit, and re-evaluate our priorities.  What’s essential?  What’s necessary? As mentioned, worship is essential to our Christian lives, and though we may not be able to join physically for worship on Sunday, worship can take other forms.  Our sister church of Heritage Green in Hamilton offers online worship (http://www.familychurch.life/familychurch/home.jsp)

You are encouraged to participate.  Worship also can be gathering with family to discuss a bible passage, prayers at meal times, small gatherings of thanks and praise.  A building need not confine our faith, and life is more than ‘going to church.’  We are called to ‘be the church.’

‘For where two or three gather in my name, there I am with  them’                                                                           – Matthew 18:20.

May we gather with our families in the name of Christ.  May we give thanks to God for the blessings that we do have, and may we place our trust in the One who loves us.  We do not know what tomorrow holds, but we know who holds tomorrow.

Many of you have my home phone number.  It is 519-587-4268.  If anyone is in need, or knows someone else who might be, please let me know.  I will help whenever and wherever I can.  Many of us are carrying burdens in addition to this Corona Chaos, and life was/is difficult enough without this epidemic sweeping the world.  May we continue to check up on each other.  May we be able to offer some sort of love and hope in this difficult situation.  May we never take for granted those things we cannot enjoy right now.  And may we pray:

We arise today through God’s shelter to steady us.  For God’s Hope to lead us and God’s wisdom to call us. May Christ console those whose hearts are full of fear.  May the Spirit give us words to speak comfort, and eyes to notice the need for help.  May we have Christ’s hands in reaching out to help others, even amidst the social distancing.  God, we plead, we cry, we fear.  Yet we place our trust in You.  May we arise as your people in the midst of this pandemic. In the powerful name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Peace and Blessings and love to you all,

Pastor Janice

Caledonia Presbyterian Church – Mar 14,2020


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See this? This is enough to feed the pastor lunch for a year!!!! But no, our pastor doesn’t get this, this is the beginnings of our Soup Drive for the month of February. Thank you so much!!!



GLEECLUB 

 Young people grades 3- 8

School day Mondays

3:15 to 4:30 pm

(on hold due to covid-19)


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We will now collect the outer milk bags for our friends at the Caledonia Legion to help their mission project💕
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