August 18, 2019

Our next Baptism has been scheduled for Sunday, September 1st.  If you have interest and/or questions, please contact Pastor Lew Worrad.  We want to sit down with you and talk about the meaning of baptism and your profession of faith in Jesus, so you should let us know of your interest in baptism.

Summer Sunday Nights at PMC today: We’ll meet in the atrium, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. to sing songs, hear teachings, stories, & personal reflections. Kids will be involved in the service. Music: Jesse Hill.  Speaker: Joel Klinck. We will end with ice cream. P.S. We need ice cream scoopers!

Explore the meaning of life. Come experience ALPHA with your friends, beginning September 24, 2019. Contact James Dean for details (jamesdean026@gmail.com).

Philpott Senior Pastor: Russell Bartlett has signed the letter of offer from Philpott. He and all his family will be driving from Newfoundland to Hamilton; we expect them to arrive in town about September 3.  Please pray for Russell, Angela, Noah, Judah and Sarah as they make this transition.

Send in your prayer requests to Joan Coultes at joancoultes@gmail.com or contact Elsie Karpinski at (905) 578-1455. 

Scents & Sensitivity: Please show sensitivity to those who suffer with scent allergies. Thank you.

Summer Offerings: during the summer our weekly offerings tend to drop-off, while our operating expenses continue.  To meet a steady cash flow, please pray about using e-transfer (finance@acommunityofgrace.org) or leaving post-dated cheques with the church.  Thank you.

Urban Ministries:

Geoff Beatty: geoffsidy@gmail.com or call 289-775-1648

Street Ministry: With the finer weather upon us, more folks are "roughing it" in the bush rather than stay in the shelters. When asked "why would you camp out rather than stay in a shelter?" the answer usually is : "it's safer." If you would like to enhance Philpott's relationship building with street people, which often paves the way for meaningful life story sharing, consider making a donation in kind: i.e., bring a 2-man tent.

Bike repair is happening again and we are finding bikes repaired often get stolen quite quickly due to inadequate locks. You can help us by giving in kind: "a kryptonite combo u-lock" at Canadian Tire for $44.99.

Family Life Ministry:     

Thanks to everyone who came to our program, A Place at the Table, Aug 12-16. We had several meaningful moments that will be in the memory of those who took part in the activities. May God make the seeds sown this week, turn into a blessed harvest!

Students…

Sunday, August 25, Wild Water Works – Students & Family. Drop off: 1:30 p.m. Pickup: 5:30 p.m. 680 Waterfront Trail, Hamilton, ON L8E 3L8. Cost: $30.00 including admission & dinner. Children under 11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  https://wild-waterworks.com.

Sunday #PreServ – Jr. & Sr. High, 10:00–10:40 am. https://www.facebook.com/acommunityofgrace.org/