Rev. Moon’s Message for May 28, 2023

Dear friends,

“Pentecost” (1877) by British artist Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen (1830?–1923); from the collection of the National Trust; taken from the Wikimedia Commons.

This Sunday, Pentecost Sunday

This year, the Mission and Outreach Committee launched the 2023 Mission Project to collect $10,000 for Ukrainian relief through PWS&D (Presbyterian World Service and Development). To further our understanding of the mission work in Ukraine and globally, John Popiel from PWS&D will be our speaker this Sunday, May 28.  Additionally, we are excited to feature a musical performance by Dr. Tetiana Cherneta.  Together, let us unite in prayer for Ukraine and for peace across the world.

John Popiel

Program Coordinator for Latin America and the Middle East with PWS&D. He has a B.A. from the University of Toronto, with a specialist in International Development Studies and a Major in Geography. John lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.

Tetiana Cherneta

Tetiana Cherneta is a Doctor of Philosophy, a bandura player and a vocalist, a teacher, a researcher, a reviewer, and an expert of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation. She is also a member of the jury and the organizing committee of art competitions and festivals, a member of the vocal ensemble “Rozmaria”, and the Associate Professor of the Vocal Department of the Faculty of Musical Art and Choreography at Borys Grinchenko Kyiv Metropolitan University. She is the author of four books and 40 articles.

Quiet Prayer and Communion Service Wednesday, May 31

A quiet prayer and communion service will take place at the church on Wednesday, May 31, at 7:30 PM. This gathering presents an opportunity for us to engage in silent prayer and communion alongside our fellow brothers and sisters in faith, as we immerse ourselves in the sacred hour.

Sunday, June 4 — Communion and Recognition of John Roblin

On Sunday, June 4, as part of the worship service, we will joyfully participate in Communion. It is a special occasion where we come together to share in this sacred act. Furthermore, we will take a moment during the service to express our heartfelt appreciation for John Roblin and his dedicated service as an envelope secretary.

Absence of Rev. Moon June 5–19

Note that Rev. Moon will be absent from the office from June 5–19 (for reading and vacation weeks). Rev. Dr. Bob Smith will preach on June 11, and Rev. Helen Smith will preach on June 18.

—Rev. Chuck Moon

A version of this message appeared in the Friday, May 26, 2023 version of Tidbits.