We are getting great weather, with double digit temperatures lately, although it is a little windy. It seems as though there is always a wind, not just a breeze, but at least the snow has disappeared, and we can look for those little buds peeping through the soil. About one year ago the tragic bus accident in Humboldt occurred, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families that lost a family member.
The River Street bridge has come home. It has been repaired and is sitting on its base, but there is still back fill and other work to be done before it will be open to traffic.
The Greenbank Lions are selling spring fertilizer 21-7-7 in a 55 lb. bag for $28. Proceeds are going to the Oak Ridges Hospice. Call Don at (905) 985-3595 to order. The Seagrave Church is fundraising with Otter Greenhouses, located at 315 Medd Road, in Epsom from April 15th to June 2nd. Simply purchase your flowers, and let the cashier know that you would like your purchase to go toward our fundraiser, and tell others if you can.
The Guatemala Mission Team arrived safely on Friday, April 5th. You can follow their adventures by going to: https://facebook.com/GreenbankMissionTeam, or on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/greenbank
Anyone wishing to place an Easter lily or flower in the sanctuary, in memory of a loved one, for Easter Sunday Service, please contact Dale Goddard at (289) 355-8979 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the names you would like printed in the bulletin before April 14th.
Happy birthday to Eleanor Sturman whose birthday is on April 19th.
Snowbirds, Teri and Howard Payne have arrived back from Florida. Texas snowbirds, Maple and Maarten Mantel, have returned home and were our greeters at church. The Christ Candle was lit by Rick McAskill and he also extinguished the 5th Lenten candle, as Barb Martyn read the Lenten reading. The scripture reader was Richard Charron, and Jane Pettinger read the Minute for Mission report entitled, “Fighting Human Trafficking”. Terry Taylor visited the birthday box. The Ministry of Music anthem was entitled, “There is a Palm”.Our guest speaker was lay person Darlene Hallet. The question was asked. "what is the best gift you have ever received". Darlene opened her message saying, “I am Martha. What is your name?” She explained that Martha was the practical one, and that her sister Mary was the spiritual one who was always listening to the stories from their friend Jesus. Their brother Lazarus had been dead for a length of time, and one day Jesus lifted his eyes to the heavens and Lazarus came back to life. The news spread quickly of this miracle. Jesus was preparing to travel to Jerusalem, even though he knew it was dangerous and knew that his time was limited. Mary purchased a very expensive small vile of perfume, and Martha was confused why she would be so frivolous. Mary proceeded to pour the expensive perfume over the feet of Jesus, and the dry his feet with her hair. This was the greatest gift that Mary could give Jesus. We can all serve like Mary to give the ultimate gift.
April 13th - 8:30 a.m. Men's Breakfast Group. All are welcome.
April 14th- 9:15 a.m. We welcome guest speaker Darlene Hallet on the 6th Sunday of Lent.
April 17th - 7 p.m. Affirming Meeting at Seagrave.
April 19th -7 p.m . Good Friday Service at the Seagrave Church.
April 21st - 9:15 a.m. Easter Sunday Party Celebration. You are invited to wear your Easter bonnet. All are invited to attend.
April 25th - 7 p.m. Let's Talk About.
April 26th - The 13th Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee Fundraiser for the Georgina Public Library in Sutton, Ontario. Looking for participants and cheerleaders for the team. If you are interested, contact Howard at (905) 985-6934 for details.
The Park Committee would like you to keep them in mind as you start your spring cleaning. They will be collecting scrap metal, e-waste, bottles, cans, and new this year, gently used clothing and bedding. Please bring your donation to the Seagrave Park for the Earth Day event on April 27th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. While you are there, you can enjoy a pancake breakfast. For the adult portion, the cost is $7. Child portion is $4. All proceeds going towards park improvements. They are also looking for student volunteers. Please e-mail email@example.com for more information.
April 28th - Extreme Balloons with Jungle Jack. Lunch will be pizza and refreshments. A free will offering is requested. Mark your calendars and details to follow. Please contact Rick at (905) 985-8383 if you are planning to attend. More information to follow. If you wish to rent the hall, please call Rick at (905) 985-8383 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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