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February 19, 2023

Transfiguration Sunday

10:30 am 
In-Person or Online? Here's all the info you need.
Ivanka Demchuk
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In-Person in Our Sanctuary
75 Geddes St, Elora
(corner of Church & Geddes)
We strongly recommend that people wear masks when we're together in our building. Mask wearing is a simple and effective way to care for each other. Especially the most-vulnerable among us. Some will also choose to keep a physical distance from others. We leave it to each person to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.
Online from Your Home

We're broadcasting our worship services live through YouTube. You can join on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. You  don't need to have an account, or even to sign in.

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If the broadcast interrupts part-way through, we suggest waiting a few minutes. Then try joining the worship again the way you normally do. 
This week: God's Grace Beyond Forever

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
the sun forbear to shine;
but God, who called me here below,
will be forever mine.
Our first Scripture this week tells of Jesus' Transfiguration: Matthew 17.1-8. We'll also hear a passage that inspired the last verse of Amazing Grace: 2nd Peter 3.8-15a.
Read the Passages by Clicking Here
Click here to get this week's Worship Booklet.
This is the end of our dive into John Newton's most-famous song, Amazing Grace. If you want to find our more, here a couple of helpful resources:
  • Most of my information about Newton's life came from a book by Steve Turner, Amazing Grace: The Story of America's Most Beloved Song. Turner is a music journalist, biographer, and poet, who grew up in Northamptonshire, England. It is well-researched and written, and quite an enjoyable read.
  • The town of Olney is home to the Cowper & Newton Museum. It's dedicated to both Newton and his close friend and fellow hymnwriter William Cowper. Cowper's story is fascinating too. The museum's website has plenty of special material for the 250th Anniversary celebrations.
Previous Worship Services
75 Geddes Street   Elora ON   N0B 1S0

Greg Smith-Young
Minister for Worship, Christian Formation and Pastoral Care
519.846.2542 (home)

Barb Smith-Young
Minister for Children and Youth
519.846.2542 (home)

Doris Detta
Office Administrator
Doris is in the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays (9:30-1:00)

Betty Weinstein
Music Director

Jim Fairles
Treasurer and Bookkeeper

Suzanne Flewelling
Building Cleaner

Judy McMullan
Official Board Chairperson
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