What’s happening….

If you or someone you know might need help, please call the church: phone number is 905-765-4524;  email is caledonia.presbyterian@gmail.com

        Greetings!  We are a gathering of imperfect people doing our best to follow a perfect Lord.  We worship in person and online on Sunday mornings at 10:30am and would love to have you join us!

The season of Lent begins soon – and our Caledonia Ministerial comes together each week to host worship and share a soup lunch together.  Join us on Wednesdays beginning February 14th for several weeks; then we’ll move over to St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church and share lunch and worship in their space beginning Wednesday March 13th.

 

Our monthly ‘Taize’ services resume on the last Monday of the month.  Join us for the quiet, contemplative, reflective and interactive service in the candlelight of the sanctuary.

Looking for a way to help others?  We are happy to receive your outer milk bags, as well as shoes for our Soles4Souls bin, which has just recently been emptied, blessed and on their way.  We also accept used prescription eyeglasses to pass along to the local Lions Club as well. We certainly give thanks for the support in reusing and repurposing all these items and more – a big thank you to all who supported our most recent textile recycling drive:

Watch for our next community textile drive coming in late Spring!

We love music here at Caledonia Presbyterian Church.  Do you like to sing?  Come join our choir!  Our Choir practices on Wednesday evening at 7pm.  You don’t have to read music – just a love of singing is all that’s required.

Meanwhile, If you or someone you know might be in need, please reach out.  The church number is 905-765-4524 and my home number is 519-587-4268.

Blessings and love,

Pastor Janice

Here are some of our most recent YouTube virtual worship services.  These virtual worship gatherings are a condensed version of our in-person services:

Worship exploring the concept of mercy:

Life is hard sometimes…and sometimes life mimics playing in the sandbox when we were young.  This virtual worship comes together and is actually the edited and recorded in-person worship held on a Sunday morning together:

A special reflective look at 2023: the Lord continues to work in us and through us:

We are also pleased to offer even more virtual worship: Devotions, Music Ministries and virtual worship can be found at the following link on our YouTube channel homepage: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVmuiwInp3ZI1Zkl_5pEjQA

God continues to make house calls…. and the Lord is with us always.   We worship in person in the sanctuary as well as through the FaceBook Live platform on Sunday mornings at 10:30am.

Both in person and virtual worship  continue.  We gather in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings at 10:30am; you can also join us live  from your safe space on our FaceBook page on Sunday mornings at the same time as well (10:30am). Our Facebook Page can be found by googling or searching Caledonia,ON Presbyterian Church.  https://www.facebook.com/Calpresbchurch/
Our monthly Taize evening services haved resumed on the last Monday of the month at 7pm in the sanctuary.  There will not be a Taize service in December but the service will resume at the end of January. We hope you can join us for this contemplative and prayerful service.
Are you wondering how you might be able to help when it comes to the war in the Ukraine?  Presbyterians across Canada have been helping through Presbyterian World Sharing & Development (PWS&D).  For more information check out the link here:
If you’d like to donate to the church to aid in our Kingdom building adventure, there are several ways you can easily donate:
 – In person at the church we offer ‘tap’ through your debit or credit card
 – you can e-transfer through online banking and send your donation through email:  caledonia.presbyterian@gmail.com
 – you can mail a cheque to Caledonia Presbyterian Church, 117 Argyle Street North, Caledonia, ON N3W1B8
 – you can donate online through CanadaHelps – it’s just one click away and CanadaHelps will issue a tax receipt for you as well:  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/caledonia-presbyterian-church/?mprompt=1
Thank you so much for your support and giving!  Alone we may do little, but together we do so very much!

This  world has continued to place our faith family in new and challenging situations.  Our first priority continues to be the safety and well being of our members and community, making sure everyone has the supplies and support needed at this time.  If you, or someone you know, might be in need of anything, please call the church, or our Clerk Kathy Johnson, or Pastor Janice directly.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”                                          Jeremiah 29:11

Would you like to give to Caledonia Presbyterian Church?  You can help us as we continue to bring God’s Kingdom and God’s love to our community and the world around us. You can give through your online banking platform and send an e-transfer to caledonia.presbyterian@gmail.com.  If you’re in town, we can also offer contactless givings using your credit or debit card with our square reader, and perhaps you might wish to send a cheque through the mail to Caledonia Presbyterian Church, 117 Argyle Street north, Caledonia, ON N3W1B8.  Thank you for your donations; our little bits can come together to do some wonderful and miraculous things!

Our priority is that we desire everyone to feel safe and welcome, and we recognize that some may think we’ve relaxed too much, and perhaps there are also others that may feel the need for more stringent guidelines.  We also recognize that some of our beloved faith family will continue to prefer to join the online worship services at this time rather than venture to worship in person on a Sunday morning. It is our plan to continue to offer the online worship for all as we continue to navigate these times.   We recognize the differences of opinion and ask for Grace for all viewpoints that may be shared.  Regardless of how you may feel on this spectrum, we ask that you pray for us all we journey forward as God’s people.

Our situation remains changing and fluid, and guidelines may change as the world changes around us.  We appreciate your prayers and patience as we step out into the future journey together.

Yours in Christ

The Session and Board Teams of Caledonia Presbyterian Church

Thank you for your continued love and support; 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 different ways,  and life was/is difficult enough without the epidemic that swept 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 as we emerge in the midst of these times. In the powerful name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Peace and Blessings and love to you all,

Pastor Janice


 


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Did you know???
We will now collect the outer milk bags for our  Christian friends in their mission project?
Reusing and re-purposing is a facet of being good stewards of the earth