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SEAGRAVE by Barb Martyn


“A Thank You Ride By” in support of Health Care and First Responders took place on Friday (April 18th) at 6:30 p.m., in Port Perry. It was organized by Craig Beacock and Donna Herold. There were well over 100 vehicles, including 2 ambulances, a food truck, 2 cruisers, volunteer fireman and a Tim Horton’s truck. They drove from the Pentecostal Church and the Community Centre, down to Simcoe Street, past Port Perry Villa, and past the Hospital. People were on the lawns banging pots and waving, waving from their windows, and nurses and doctors outside waving in gratitude at the hospital. Thank you to the organizers and all those who participated. It was an emotional experience. Happy Birthday wishes to Linda Buscher on the 23rd, Jonathon Feyen on the 25th, Margaret Real on the 26th, and Bert Hutcheon on the 28th. This is the second week after Easter Sunday. As it states in the Scripture, John 20:19, “Jesus came and stood amongst the disciples who were locked in their houses out of fear, and said, ‘Peace be with you’”. We say to you, may Peace be in your hearts at this difficult time. You may view Minister Stephanie’s services on our website at seagrave-church.com. If you wish a personal prayer, or to speak with Minister Stephanie, you are welcome to do so. If you wish to make arrangements for grocery or medication pick up, call Minister Stephanie at 905-718-8086 or email: ssutchrichmond@gmail.com. If you wish to donate non-perishable foods to the Scugog Food Bank call Doug at 905-852-7057, or email: dougw.lcs@gmail.com. We continue to make weekly phone calls to boost spirits and to continue communicating. On Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., Minister Stephanie has a Virtual Prayer Circle. You are welcome to join us at www.zoom.us, or call 1-647-558-0588. The zoom meeting ID# is: 783 342 327, and password: 1961. If you wish to continue with regular offerings or donations, the PAR Application is available on our website, seagrave-church.com, and the completed and signed application can be emailed to Carol at: cc.coleman@sympatico.ca. If you wish to send a cheque, or have any questions, contact Carol Coleman at 905-243-4628. Are you missing a small garden shelter? It has 4 legs and is about 30 inches square. Due to high winds, this item has arrived at the Sturman home. If you think it belongs to you, please call Ken at 905-985-7778. “Some Greenbank News”: Congratulations to Doug and Elaine Watson on the arrival of their first granddaughter, on April 18th, at 12:44 a.m. Her name is Violet Evelyn Martino and she weighed in at 5 lbs. 1 oz. This is the first child of Irene and Joe Martino. Irene is the daughter of Doug and Elaine. All are delighted and doing well. If the Greenbank United Church congregation wish to make donations to the church, they can contact Wilma Smith at 705-357-2427 or visit the following website: greenbankuc@gmail.com.

The Greenbank Lions Club is selling lawn 28-4-8 and garden 18-18-18 fertilizer in 55 lb. bags for $30. Contact Don Beacock, at 905-985-3595, to order by April 26th. Delivery is free. The scrap metal/electronics collection at the Greenbank Hall on May 2nd has been cancelled. We are living with new and changing rules, new and complicated boundaries, new and serious fears. Continue reaching out to others by virtual technology or whatever means in which you are comfortable, sharing love, laughter and tears. Remember to: STAY HOME, STAY STRONG, SAVE LIVES.

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