On The Horizon ~ 4th Sunday after Easter 2022

Sunday May 15th, 2022 

Kemble-Sarawak U.C Service 10:30

Zion-Keppel U.C. Service 1:00 

Rev. Heather McCarrel
e-mail: revhmccarrel@rogers.com
cell phone: 519-270-8545


Mask Mandate Updated April 24th, 2022

The Official Board of the Kemble-Sarawak , Zion-Keppel Pastoral Charge continues to emphasize care of our family, neighbors and friends. We are

also aware that we have a number of vulnerable people among us; therefore we will continue to wear masks into and around the church.  Please

remain masked for the duration of time inside the church whether for meetings or worship.  We also request that after worship please wait to

socialize until exiting the building.  This decision will be reviewed at the June Board meeting. Thank you for your understanding.

 Message From Rev. Heather

“All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small.
All things wise and wonderful,
'Twas God that made them all.”

(Hymn by Bill Staines)

     What a beautiful week along these southern shores of Georgian Bay!  Each day grew warmer and brighter with the daily budding of new flowers

and trees.  In our yard we now have young Robins, tiny Blue Jays and a litter of rabbits.  We were both annoyed yet amused by one Red Squirrel that

took to drinking the Hummingbird nectar in our feeder!  We were surprised to find the feeder empty each morning until Wednesday evening when

we caught the culprit lapping up the nectar with much gusto.

     Besides enjoying the amazing week I also busied myself with pastoral visits now that the Long Term Care Facilities and Retirement Homes have

begun to open up again.  It is a relief to be able to return to seeing folks who are unable to join us on Sundays due to health issues.  I also was able to

share in hospital visits and was excited to fill next week with more visits! 

     As well Mary Ellen, Fred, Vi and I were busy getting things in place for our worship services this week.  We will be gathering on Sunday morning and

again on Sunday afternoon.  Our first service at 10:30 will be at the Kemble-Sarawak United Church followed by our second service at 1:00 at the

Zion-Keppel United Church.  There is a place in the pews for you!

     Please remember to submit your recipes for the UCW Cookbook, details are in this week’s announcements.

     Donations to support the people of Ukraine are still being accepted.  Please check out this week’s announcements. 


     If you or a member of your family would like a pastoral visit please contact me at 519-270-8545 or revhmccarrel@rogers.com


Rev. Heather McCarrel




Upcoming Scripture Readers at KS

May 8th & May 15th      Mary Beth Gray
May 22nd & May 29th   Jennifer Gonder

Upcoming Covid Tracing Greeters at KS

May 15th   Carol MacDonnell
May 22nd   Lorraine Rutherford
May 29th    Kerolyn Moran

Upcoming Greeters outside sanctuary at KS
May 8th & May 15th    Lise McCann
If appointed Sundays are not suitable, please exchange with someone and let Don know at kembleonthehorizon@gmail.com

 Mid-Week Reflection Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKTNKQQPnMM


Joys & Concerns: 

* Congratulations to Jack and Elaine Wallace and Fred and Mary Ellen Parsons on celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries.

* Congratulations go out to  Shane and Brenda Forsyth on the birth of their grandchild Linden Beno, (son of proud parents, Jordan and Katie)

* We continue to offer prayers for  Darlene Turner


* We continue to offer prayers for all people suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of Dementia and to those who provide care giving.


* Please share any joys, concerns, and prayer shawl needs  Kembleonthehorizon@gmail.com


The Sunflowers Placed at the front of the sanctuary: have been placed in honour of the Ukraine people as we continue to hold them in our prayers.

Sunday May 22nd: Cluster Sunday:  On behalf of the KSZK Pastoral Charge Rev. Heather will be leading Communion Services at both the Pike Bay &

Lion’s Head United Church while Pastor Doug Brown will be leading worship at the Kemble-Sarawak United Church.

U.C.W. Cookbook Fund raiser: UCW is creating a book of favourite family recipes as our new fundraiser for the church.   Sarah Elliott and Mary Beth

Gray are spearheading this project.  We need YOUR help to submit those go-to recipes that your family loves!!  Recipes will be accepted until May 29. 

The book will be produced electronically, so we need you to email those recipes in a Word Document to Mary Beth at kemblemt1@gmail.com

Pick out a few of your family favourites to share!!  
Categories will be: Appetizers and Beverages, 
Breads, Loaves and Muffins
Cookies, Squares and Candy
Main Dishes
Soups and Salads
This and That...
Be part of this new fundraiser for Kemble-Sarawak Church! 

UCW: Will not meet in May but will plan to meet in June. Please stay tuned in for further information later in May.

Kemble-Sarawak UCW want to do whatever we can to protect our environment. We have connected with Tru Earth in B.C. who are offering our group

20% of the sales of their eco friendly laundry soap. They are thin strips of concentrated soap, that is shipped to you in a paper container and they are

biodegradable and come in a light scent or no scent. If you would like to try this eco friendly soap and support our U.C.W. simply go to this link:      https://fundraising.tru.earth/ksucw   

A message from Pam Wilson:  I recently was in touch with a group in Owen Sound known as The Bag Ladies to ask how to support them in their

effort to help those less fortunate. The answer was easy. When you buy milk in a bag containing three milk pouches, hang on to the outer bag. These

are woven into bed mats. It takes 400-500 bags to make one 3x6 foot mat. Because the tops and bottoms of the bags are not even, they are cut off

and used to stuff pillows. So, instead of seeing these bags go into the landfill, they will help to keep others comfortable. The mats are put into cloth or

large plastic grocery bags for distribution. If you can contribute one of these, it would also be helpful. A collection box will be forthcoming for you to

deposit these bags at the church on Sundays. In the meantime, I’ll gather them up and store them.
Thank you for helping with this win/win project. 


Donations Accepted for Ukraine:

United Church Mission & Service partners are responding to the rapidly unfolding crisis. You can help. Right now, people urgently need shelter,

clean water, food, and medical attention. Please show your support by making a gift today. Donate Now: Online via our secure donation page.

Phone:  416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard. Send a cheque or money order to: The United Church of

Canada Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response 3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200 Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4 Please be sure to note

"Emergency Response—Ukraine" on the face of your cheque. Note: As part of the United Church’s Emergency Response Fund, 100% of your donation

goes directly to emergency relief, with 85% of your donation responding to this designated emergency and 15% responding to future emergencies

that do not receive intense media coverage. Donations to Mission & Service enable the United Church to cover all of the costs of emergency response

work without deducting any fees from your donation. Further Information can be found at this link:


Kemble Women’s Institute is back!  We’re happy to welcome New members and will be meeting mostly in the evenings now to accommodate

working ladies. Our next meeting is Lunch at Kettles on Tuesday, May 17.  We’ll be attending the District Annual the following day in Lamlash.  In

August, we will be hosting the Area Rally.  Come the fall, evening meetings will begin.  We look forward to getting to know newer members better!  


Kemble Lions Club will be meeting first and third Mondays ,  7:00pm at the KS Church.  Next Meeting February 21.
Kemble Kids will not resume until the end of the pandemic.
Kemble Women's Institute will not meet formally until the pandemic ends.

Georgian Bay Climate Action Team
Carbon Footprints are real...no bluffing

You are invited to join our Georgian Bluffs community members to reduce our collective carbon footprint through concrete action!! 
We meet monthly on the 3rd Monday at 7:00 pm
Learn how to become part of a Carbon Footprint Challenge.

Please email a2gbcat@gmail.com for an invitation and more information.

Trinity United in Annan Fund Raiser:  "Elvis is Coming to Annan" (Annan Ball Park).  Sun. June 12th from 2 to 4.  Tribute Artist:  Spencer Bristow. 

A Family Friendly Event: Adults $15, Child 2-12 $5.  Contact trinityannanunitedchurch.com /519-376-8257 for tickets. Proceeds: Trinity United Church.


Church Contact Information

Kemble-Sarawak and Zion-Keppel Pastoral Charge United Church of Canada

319940 Kemble Rock Road, 
Kemble, Ontario N0H 1S0


Email: KSZKunited@gmail.com  
Phone: 519-371-3861   (phone located at Kemble-Sarawak) 

Website: www.KSZKunited.com   

Reverend Heather McCarrel
cell #  519-270-8545
Email: revhmccarrel@rogers.com

Pastoral Charge Board Chair:
Don Dailey 

Email: wd_dailey@hotmail.com 

Church Communicator:
Don Edwards
Email: kembleonthehorizon@gmail.com 

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