Once again the weekend weather has been a mix from Saturday's wind, cloud, and sun, milder temperatures, a spring-like Sunday, then fog, and rain Monday morning. The snow is nearly gone again!
At the joint 10 a.m. church service, we were greeted by Susan Duivestyn, of Greenbank, and Diane Puckrin, of Seagrave. There were lovely floral arrangements in memory of Marie Foster whose funeral was on Friday 19th. Little Brynn Smith joined minister Stephanie in lighting the Christ candle. The choir's anthem “Exultate Jubilate” was lovely. Scripture readings were given by John Olivero. The minister would like to have scripture readings read by any of the two congregations from time to time, so please consider this. Call 905-718-8086, or email@example.com
With reference to the scripture of Jesus asking Matthew, Mark, James, and John to leave their fishing jobs and come with Him to spread God's love, and the story of the spider who helped the little spiders cross a river by spinning a web, and teaching them how. Stephanie encouraged the children to reach out and help someone somehow at school, at home, or at play, in the coming week. This is a message for all!
Picture handouts were given to the children by Stephanie as they left for Sunday School time.
Next week, services resume at 11 a.m. at Greenbank United Church and 9:15 a.m. at Seagrave United Church. It's time for all committee reports to be handed in by next Sunday, January 28th, for Valerie Hunter, at the Greenbank Church, and Betty Lou Beacock, at the Seagrave Church. Norma Ferguson and the nominating committee asked for any changes wished for, to be given to her, Barb Ward, or Dianne Pelletier, for our February Annual Meeting.
The Observer subscriptions are due this week so please contact Cheryl if you are a new subscriber or wish to cancel your magazine. The cost is $25. Contact her at 905-985-4337 or mail to 5 Pearl Dr., Greenbank L0C 1B0.
Seagrave people are weaving plastic milk bag mats at their church Monday January 29th, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to come help and learn.
It was a very busy four days at Greenbank church. The 4H Annual Banquet was on Thursday January 18th. There was funeral service celebrating the life of the longtime Greenbank friend to many, Marie Foster, on Friday afternoon. The previously planned Trashion Fashion's was held on Friday evening; it was a great show by the Greenbank models plus two, Marcia (Mark) and Theodora (Ted). Then on Saturday it was the 80th Birthday party for Keith Bacon and there was a joint service on Sunday morning. After these busy days, one can look back at reacquainting with former friends and neighbours, happy times, and sad ones. This next week is a quieter one.
Please let me know if you have items to share. You can call me at 905-985-0535 or drop off information at 20018 Hwy.12, Greenbank.
Greenbank Public School had Hot Dog lunch on the 18th; P.A. Day on the 19th; and a snow day on the 22nd, due to freezing rain that was expected.
The S.C.C. is sponsoring two skating afternoons, one on February 23rd and one on March 23rd, and are looking for volunteers to tie laces. The school number is 905-985-2567.
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