Pastoral Charge Activities

Search for Half Time Minister Underway

The Ashton-Munster Pastoral Charge has been declared as having a vacancy.  The Ottawa Presbytery approved our documentation and declared the vacancy.  Our search for a candidate in underway.  At our last joint congregation meeting, the terms of our search were set for half time ministry.

Events

Announcements

Event Updates

Ongoing Activities

Weekly Bible Study –  Temporarily Cancelled

Bible Study  is in the Fellowship Room of the Ashton United Church and runs from 9:30-11:00  on  Mondays. Rev. Liba Straznicky leads this group and they are currently studying some of the minor prophets (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah and Micah). If you would like to find out more about this, please contact Liba directly. Her email is liba@straznicky.ca

Youth Group

The Youth Group ran for several years and was wonderfully successful in providing an opportunity for young people in the Pastoral Charge to meet with other youth.  They played sports in the Munster School gym and also spent some of their meeting time planning what activities they would do for the year.  They supported local charities and generally helped in the community.

Unfortunately, a lack of leaders has meant the group had to be cancelled.

It is a joy however, to report that many of the former Youth Group Members still help when the church in Munster needs people to work at their events. An example is the upcoming Pancake Breakfast in Munster where several youth have offered to help.

We thank them very much for their willingness to be part of the church community in this way.

Peace Blessing

You are the peace of all things calm
You are the place to hide from harm
You are the light that shines in dark
You are the heart’s eternal spark
You are the door that’s open wide
You are the guest who waits inside
You are the stranger at the door
You are the calling of the poor
You are my Lord and with me from ill
You are the light, the truth, the way
You are my Saviour this very day.

Celtic oral tradition – 1st millenni
A Traditional Scottish Blessing

FAST THIS LENT?

In the words of Pope Francis

Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope period
Fast from worries and have trust in God.
Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

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Ten Ways to Love

Listen without interrupting (Proverbs 18)
Speak without accusing (James 1:19)
Give without sparing (Proverbs 21:26)
Pray without ceasing (Colossians 1:9)
Answer without arguing (Proverbs 17:1)
Share without pretending (Ephesians 4:15)
Enjoy without complaint (Philippians 2:14)
Trust without wavering (1 Corinthians 13:7)
Forgive without punishing (Colossians 3:13)
Promise without forgetting  (Proverbs 13:12)