ON THE HORIZON

ON THE HORIZON

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On The Horizon
Kemble-Sarawak/Zion-Keppel
Pastoral Charge

Western Ontario Waterways

Interim Minister:
Pastor Doug Brown
e-mail: dgbrown172@gmail.com
home phone: 519-363-2331
cell phone: 519-379-5330

Sunday Service April 18th 2021

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Extra! Extra! Read All about it!
Pastor Doug Brown has offered something special!. Doug has produced a beautiful spiral bound limited edition booklet entitled ("Life's Like That") chock full of some of his musings.  Some 117 pages of inspiration for our troubled times.  It also includes a CD with songs written also by Doug.  All he asks is a church donation of $20.00 or more and this special edition is yours! (see image above)
Please  contact Doug directly :
Pastor Doug Brown
e-mail: dgbrown172@gmail.com
home phone: 519-363-2331
cell phone: 519-379-5330
OR email to Kembleonthehorizon@gmail.com
and your request will be forwarded

Image below courtesy of Helen Harrison

From Pastor Doug’s Desk                                       April 16, 2021
 
    Marion and I were so looking forward to this week – sometimes referred to as the “April break” for Ontario schools.  We’ve both had our first vaccination shots, the virus seemed to be fading, and it looked as if we might actually be able to visit our children and grandchildren.  Our daughter, Lee-Ann, and her family live in Newmarket, and our son, Jeff, and his family are in Ayr.
  Sadly, things have changed in the last two weeks.  The virus is still rampant, Ontario is in a lock down mode, and it looks as if our family visits will need to be of the “zoom” variety for a while yet.  It’s hard not to be discouraged, not to “lose heart”.
  And words sometimes aren’t enough to lift the spirits.  I know, I know – there are scriptures that tell us to “keep our chins up”, more or less.  2 Corinthians 4:16 – “so we do not lose heart”.  Paul says something about God’s grace, and leaning on things that are unseen.  Sometimes words like that are helpful, sometimes not.
   It also doesn’t help to look at others who may be suffering more than we are.  Our depression is real to us.  For Marion and I, having to stay at home is not much more than an inconvenience, and not seeing our families is a disappointment.  Many others carry a much heavier burden than we do. 
  So I wonder, as I write these words, (and they are only words) how we can “not lose heart”, how we can “rise again”, as the words to Stan Rogers’ “The Mary Ellen Carter” suggests:  (no matter what you’ve lost, be it a home, a love, a friend, like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again!). 
  Maybe the answer is found in the resurrection stories, of Jesus’ followers who were discouraged beyond description, and yet, found, in Jesus, the risen One, the strength and determination to continue preaching, healing, and being the ones who would risk everything for the gospel.
  Maybe it can happen for us, too.  As new ministers often end their vows with the phrase, “God being my helper”, maybe it can be true for us, too.
  Keep the faith!  Don’t lose heart!
Blessings and peace,
Pastor Doug

Gathering in Community

Upcoming Services:  April 
Because of the newly imposed lock down, services in April  will be Zoom services.    

April 18th 2021
Kemble-Sarawak Zion-Keppel  and Pastor Doug Brown are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: How do we know anything?
Time: Apr 18, 2021 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 857 5990 5469
Passcode: 055419
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Meeting ID: 857 5990 5469
Passcode: 055419
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/krwryIDIJ

April 25th 2021
Zoom meeting with Neil Parker
Link to follow

Upcoming Services: May
During the lock down and with the continuing threat of Covid 19, May services will be Zoom services

May 2nd 2021
Zoom meeting with Pastor Doug Brown
Link to follow

May 9th 2021
Zoom meeting with Ridley Gillmore
Link to follow

May 16th 2021
Zoom meeting with Pastor Doug Brown
Link to follow

May 23rd 2021
Zoom meeting with Neil Parker
Link to follow

May 30th 2021
To be announced


Access to Kemble-Sarawak Church Building


If you need to go into the church, please follow the signage and  enter by rear door only.

There is a table set up inside the rear door with hand sanitizer and a sign in sheet. 

Please use hand sanitizer before signing in.  Enter your name, and time in.  When you leave, enter time out and make any comments about your visit.  

This is to ensure we are able to do contact tracing should the need arise.  
Thank you for your cooperationPastoral Joys and Concerns


We continue to offer prayers for: Darlene Turner,  Ernie MacDougall (Ronn Cheney's cousin) and for Sally Emery 

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

Events in the Church and Community

Congregational Zoom meeting, Tuesday April 20th @7:00pm
To discuss the search committee's criteria for the new Minister

Topic: Congregational Meeting
Time:  Tuesday Apr 20, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84940792725?pwd=bDcxcXFIUHhlQVl1dmE2KzJsL3o0dz09

Meeting ID: 849 4079 2725
Passcode: 500583
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        +1 647 374 4685 Canada
        +1 647 558 0588 Canada
        +1 778 907 2071 Canada
        +1 204 272 7920 Canada
        +1 438 809 7799 Canada
        +1 587 328 1099 Canada
Meeting ID: 849 4079 2725
Passcode: 500583
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb24mtOPNd

UCW MEETING: Wednesday, May 5 1:00pm Link to follow

Bible Study:   will not meet until further notice. 
                       Watch for notifications.  
Kemble Kids:  are not meeting indoors at present
Kemble Lions Club:  are not meeting at the church during Covid

We thank all applicants for the position of Church Communicator.  The position has been filled

Contact Information


Kemble-Sarawak and Zion-Keppel Pastoral Charge
United Church of Canada
319940 Kemble Rock Road
Kemble, Ontario  N0H 1S0
www.KSZKUnited.com   

KSZKUnited@gmail.com  
519-371-3861   phone located at Kemble-Sarawak  

Pastor Doug Brown
e-mail: dgbrown172@gmail.com
home phone: 519-363-2331
cell phone: 519-379-5330

Pastoral Charge Board Chair:
Leanne Sutherland
e-mail: leannesutherlandls@gmail.com

Church Communicator:
Don Edwards
e-mail: kembleonthehorizon@gmail.com