On The Horizon ~ Sun. Jan. 23rd, 2022  

ZOOM Worship at 10:30 

Western Ontario Waterways

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


In-Person Worship is Suspended  until further notice. 
Worship services will be held at 10:30 Sunday mornings over ZOOM, watch for links to join us in the On The Horizon (OTH) Newsletter.  The

ZOOM worship will be recorded and placed on the church's Website.  Watch the OTH for details. 




A Message From Rev. Heather McCarrel

Have you noticed that the days are most definitely becoming longer?  Each day we are gaining about 2 minutes of more daylight; a most welcomed

gain!  It reminds me that despite the cold north wind and the freezing temperatures we are moving ever steadily towards spring, which encourages

me immensely.


I would like to thank all those who have taken up the Prayer Square ministry.  It was a thrill to have so many contact me asking for the patterns and

committing to the creation of a few of these gems.  In the past I have had the privilege of giving out Prayer Squares and have witnessed how much

they mean to those going through a difficult time.  If you are interested in helping with this ministry please drop me an email and I will send you the

knitting and/or crocheting patterns and the prayers that go with them (revhmccarrel@rogers.com).

As those of you who receive my BLOG already know, come February 1st to the 10th I have committed to a 60 km bike ride to raise awareness and

funds for Spiritual Care in the Grey-Bruce hospitals, hospice and at-home palliative care teams.  You will notice a more detailed explanation of this

fund raiser in the OTH this week.  As a Spiritual Care Provider (Chaplain) I know firsthand the value of Spiritual Care in healthcare settings and am

determined to do my part to maintain this presence.  The 60 km bike ride represents the 60 km between my home and the Meaford Hospital where I

serve as a Chaplain.  Please consider sponsoring me on this virtual bike ride (I will be doing the 60 km on my stationary bike) or make a donation

directly to the Spiritual Care Office (details in the letter in this week’s OTH).  I want to thank those of you who have already made a donation in

response to my BLOG this week!  Together we can ensure Spiritual Care remains part of the full care of patients and their family members in


It is with excitement that I look forward to our ZOOM worship this coming Sunday, January 23rd at 10:30 a.m.   Joining us over ZOOM will be members

of Pike Bay United Church and members of Lion’s Head United Church.  Together we will join in a Communion Service so please bring along a piece of

bread and small glass of juice.

Everyone is welcome to join us Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. for our ZOOM lectionary based Bible Study.  We are following the Narrative

Lectionary which is taking us through the Gospel of John.  If interested please contact me for details.


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

Looking forward to “seeing” you Sunday, 

Rev. Heather McCarrel 

A Message from Ronn Cheney (Treasurer)

Broadview 2022 Subscription renewals
I will be organizing the subscription renewal for the 2022 Broadview magazine.
As far as I know the cost is still $25.00 / subscription.
If you wish to renew please send me an email at ronncheney@gmail.com
You can also drop off your cheque or money in the “Church” black box in the side porch of our house.
Thank you

Ronn Cheney, Treasurer
Kemble-Sarawak & Zion-Keppel Pastoral charge




Upcoming Scripture Readers:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Jan. 16th & 23rd: Paul Morris

Jan. 30th & Feb. 6th:  John Beckett    

Upcoming Greeters: Parking Lot Entrance
Will be updated once In-Person Worship resumes


Upcoming Upstairs Greeters:  
Will be updated once In-Person Worship resumes 

Sun. Jan. 16th & 23rd: Paul & Connie Morris

Sun. Jan. 30th & Feb. 6th: Don & Wanda Dailey  


Sunday School Teachers:

Starting January Sunday School is suspended.                                                                                                                                                                 


Video Link :  Sun. Jan. 16th, 2022 Live ZOOM Worship Service:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr80d9oh6b0

Church Services for January, 2022
Please note at this time with the further spread of the newest Covid variant, that January church services may be Zoom services

Church Services for January 2022
All church services for January will be Zoom services

January 23rd, 2022
Jesus and Nicodemus, being born anew, God's love for the  world
Kemble-Sarawak Zion-Keppel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.  We will be welcoming Lion's Head and Pike Bay to out service
Topic: K-S Sunday Church Service
Time: Jan 23, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kemble -Sarawak, Zion-Keppel, Pike Bay & Lion's Head United Churches'  January  23rd, 2022 Order of Worship    

Kemble -Sarawak, Zion-Keppel & Pike Bay, Lion’s Head United Churches 

 January 23rd, 2022 

Worship Service  


Welcome: Today we celebrate the miracles of new beginnings that Jesus offers.    


Opening Prayer: 

God of grace, you have given us minds to know you, hearts to love you and voices to sing your praise.  Fill us with your Spirit that we may celebrate

your glory and worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hymn: VU#382 Breathe on Me, Breath of God verses 1&2

1    Breathe on me, breath of God,

    fill me with life anew,

    that I may love what thou dost love,

    and do what thou wouldst do.


2    Breathe on me, breath of God,

    until my heart is pure,

    until my will is one with thine,

    to do and to endure.

Scripture Reading: John 3:1-21 

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, 

we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.[a]”

“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 

Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 
You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 
The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of

the Spirit.”[d]

 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked

 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 
Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 
I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 
No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.[e]
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[f
that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”[g]

 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name

of God’s one and only Son.
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 
But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

Here ends the word of God, may we be granted wisdom and understanding.  


Music: Special Music

Reflection: Out of Darkness Comes Light

Prayers Of The People & The Lord’s Prayer:

The Lord’s Prayer (spoken)                                                                      

Our Father, who art in heaven, 

hallowed be thy name. 

Thy kingdom come, 

thy will be done

on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread; 

and forgive us our trespasses, 

as we forgive those who trespass 

against us. 

And lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil:

for thine is the kingdom and 

the power and the glory, 

for ever and ever. Amen


Hymn: MV 79. Spirit, Open My Heart


     Spirit, open my heart

     To the joy and pain of living,

     As you love may I love,

     In receiving and in giving,

     Spirit open my heart.

1. God , replace my stony heart 

    With a heart that’s kind and giving,

    All my coldness and fear

    To your grace I now surrender.


2. Write your love upon my heart

    As my law, my goal, my story.

     In each thought, word and deed

     May my living bring you glory.



Communion Prayer:  

The Lord be with you as we lift up our hearts and give thanks. 

Holy God, It is truly right and our greatest joy to give you thanks and praise.   

We praise you, joining our voices with choirs of angels with prophets, apostles, and with all the faithful of every time and place who forever sing to

the glory of your name saying: 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in

the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

You are holy, O God of majesty, and blessed is Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.

Baptized by John in the Jordan, anointed by your Holy Spirit, and tested in the wilderness, Jesus came to proclaim the good news that the time was

fulfilled, and your kingdom had come near. (Mark 1:9-15)

Remembering your gracious acts in Jesus Christ, we take from your creation this bread and this juice to celebrate his dying and rising. 

With thanksgiving, we offer our very selves to you to be a living and holy sacrifice, dedicated to your service.

Knowing how Great is the mystery of faith: 

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.


Gracious God, pour out your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these your gifts of bread and juice, that the bread we break and the cup we bless may

be communion of the body and blood of Christ. By your Spirit, unite us with Christ and with your church in all the world.

Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor are yours, almighty God, now and forever. 


Break Bread:

We do as Jesus did when he took the bread;

and after giving thanks, 

he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me.


Pour Juice:

Likewise he took the cup;

and after giving thanks, he gave it to them, saying:

Take, Drink, this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness

of sins. Do this, in remembrance of me.


Prayer following Communion:

God of freedom, grant that this meal we have shared today will remind us that in you and your love we are set free. Amen


As we go let us commit to living this week as beloved children of a great God, a people who are called to share the love of God, the joy of Jesus and

the peace of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Choral Benediction: May The God of Hope Go With Us

 Verse 1    May the God of hope go with us every day,

        filling all our lives with love and joy and peace.

        May the God of justice speed us on our way,

        bringing light and hope to every land and race.


Refrain:     Praying, let us work for peace,

        singing, share our joy with all,

        working for a world that's new,

        faithful when we hear Christ's call.


Verse 2    May the God of healing free the earth from fear,

        freeing us for peace, both treasured and pursued.

        May the God of love keep our commitment clear

        to a world restored, to human life renewed. 


Praying, let us work for peace,

        singing, share our joy with all,

        working for a world that's new,

                              faithful when we hear Christ's call                                                  


Joys in our Community

 If it's happy news, then we need it here.  So if you know of any event that qualifies, please submit to

Don @ kembleonthehorizon@gmail.com.

Pastoral Concerns

In Our Thoughts and Prayers: A funeral service for Dianne McKee was held Monday January 17th, 2022 at Brian Wood’s Funeral Home,

Rev. Heather presided.  Please hold in your prayers her husband Wayne and his family. 

Please hold in prayer all the staff, residents and family members of those living in Lee Manor and Maple View Long Term Care Residence  as they

continue to struggle with COVID-19 outbreaks.  

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Skip Lamont, friend to Jim and Claire Stitt and former member of K-S United Church who is battling illness.

We continue to offer prayers for Sally Emery and 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

Events in the Church Community:

Missed Worship Last Sunday?  No worries, the service was recorded and can be accessed through our Website! 

Communion Service.  We will be sharing in Communion during our ZOOM worship this Sunday, January 23rd,  so please bring a piece of bread and a

glass of juice to worship with you.

At Home Sunday School Kits:  Each week Rev. Heather emails out Sunday School lessons, puzzles and games for the Sunday School children.  If you 

would like to be added to the email list please let her know, revhmccarrel@rogers.com

Bible Study:  Via Zoom, Wednesdays  @ 7:00pm. This week we will be studying John 4:1-42.  Everyone is welcome!
To receive Link please email Heather @ revhmccarrel@rogers.com

Prayer Squares Needed: If you are a knitter and/or a crocheter I could use your help creating palm size Prayer Squares. These squares are a sign of

comfort and connection for those going through difficult times.  I would like to have some to share with some of those I visit at the Meaford Hospital

as well as those I visit through the ministry of KSZK.  If you are willing to create some prayer squares or have yarn to donate please contact me.  I have

the patterns and prayers that can be emailed to you. Thank you, Rev. Heather McCarrel (revhmccarrel@rogers.com)

Pastoral Visits:  Anyone wanting a pastoral visit for themselves, or a member of their family please contact Heather at  519-270-8545 or 



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   

U.C.W. : Will not be meeting during the winter months of January or February.  We hope to welcome you all to an interesting World Day of Prayer in


Help Rev. Heather raise funds for Spiritual Care in Grey -Bruce:

Dear Supporters of Grey Bruce Spiritual Care Council, 

Have you ever been in hospital, afraid, unsure of what was next, without a friend or family at your side? Many people have experienced this loneliness

over the past 2 years during the COVID pandemic. But when families and visitors were not allowed in hospital, the Spiritual Care Providers were at the

bedside offering that non-anxious presence, spiritual companionship, meaning, comfort and strength. They were there making a difference each and

every day, as part of the professional heath care teams nursing patients back to health.


So today, in recognition of the wonderful ministry of these Spiritual Care Providers in each and every hospital in Grey and Bruce counties, as well as

Chapman House and the Palliative Home Care Team, we are writing to inform you of a new and important Fun(d) raiser for the Grey Bruce Spiritual

Care Council (GBSCC) in support of these bedside Spiritual Care Providers. 

Our Fundraiser is called: 

I Care ∴ I Walk “A Spiritual Care Challenge to Grey Bruce”


We’re asking each of you to consider a donation to the GBSCC directly in support of these workers, or to sponsor someone who is going to do the walk.

Those of us who are walking will be finding unique and different ways to do our walk. We’ll be posting our progress on social media. All donations over

$20 will receive a tax receipt, as the GBSCC is a charitable organization. Best of all – join us, set your own challenge and raise funds for this essential

service.  You can send your donation in a number of ways: 

1. Send an e-transfer to ehazen@gbhs.on.ca and it will go directly into the GBSCC account 

2. Send a cheque directly to Grey Bruce Spiritual Care Council, Spiritual Care Department, 1800 8th Street East, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 6M9 

3. Drop off your donation to the Spiritual Care office 

4. Find us on Canada Helps – https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/grey-bruce-spiritual-carecouncil/ – you can even donate shares here! 

5. Sponsor someone who is doing the walk and support them in their efforts. 

We’re asking you to help us spread the word! 

Everyone who would like to participate in the walk is welcome to join us! Ask Heather for a sponsor sheet. 

If you have any questions at all, just contact us at the Spiritual Care office at 519-376-2121 ext. 2889. 


Rev. Heather will be pedaling her way to the Meaford Hospital and back February 1st to the 10th, a total of 60 km.  It is a virtual bike ride: daily progress

will be posted.  Why not sponsor her and help to keep Spiritual Care presence in Grey-Bruce hospitals, hospices and at-home palliative care?  Heather

can be contacted at revhmccarrel@rogers.com/519-270-8545


Welcoming Grey Bruce” On Wed.  Feb. 2nd at 1:30 pm, it is with great pleasure and interest that Trinity UCW will host guest speaker

David Morris. David is a member of the Board of Directors for this non-profit organization. Their goal is to build a welcoming, supportive, and

nclusive community. Another member of the Board is a newcomer from Iran, now living in our Leith community.


 All members and friends of Trinity - including neighbouring congregations and UCW’s -  are welcome to join via Zoom:


Meeting ID: 836 2606 2752 

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:
Leanne Sutherland
Email:  leannesutherlandls@gmail.com

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


COVID 19 and its variants present risks to staff and volunteers when being present together in the church building. The Kemble-Sarawak,

Zion-Keppel Pastoral Charge takes seriously its responsibility to provide a safe working environment for all who enter and use the building.

For the purpose of this policy, Volunteer is defined as anyone who participates in church activities.  

All church staff and volunteers must be fully vaccinated and have proof of vaccination.  With permission, one can show proof of vaccination

once and have their name checked off on a list.  Otherwise, one must carry proof of vaccination whenever they are in the church building asides

from attending Sunday morning worship in the sanctuary (although full vaccination is highly recommended for attending worship).  Also the

following protocols must be followed at all times :

•     A mask is worn at all times.

  • You remember to sign in and out (contact tracing ) each time you are in the church

•     Sanitize your hands on entry

•     Keep a 6-foot distance at all times when interacting with others

•     Use the washroom and follow the cleaning protocols posted.

Approval Date: by the Official Board of the Kemble-Sarawak, Zion-Keppel Pastoral Charge on October 7th, 2021


Created October 7th, 2021


The Kemble-Sarawak, Zion-Keppel Pastoral Charge has an obligation to keep employees, congregants, and other visitors as safe as possible.

The church must also be in compliance with existing provincial and MOH guidelines. Vulnerable individuals or those who are not fully vaccinated

are encouraged to participate in worship through our online mini-worship services.

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