King City United Church
-by Earle Laycock
October 15, 2017
King City United Church
By Earle Laycock
Sunday, Rev. Evelyn McLachlan spoke about 1 Samuel 3:1-20 where the little boy Samuel is raised in the temple to become a priest. For most of us, this is a delightful story of a young boy being called by God in the middle of the night. Samuel runs to his mentor Eli thinking that it was the voice of Eli calling him. Twice this happens and then Eli realizes that something more profound is happening and tells Samuel “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.'”
Rev. Evelyn said that a colleague first heard this story in Sunday School and was frightened by it. Samuel was removed from his parents at a very young age to be taken to be raised in the temple. This was a frightening prospect for a little girl to understand.
Rev. Evelyn continued to speak about hearing what God is calling us, the church and the community to do. Have we heard and perhaps tried to ignore the call of God in our lives? In one of his books, Martin Luther King Jr. recounts his fear of involvement in the civil rights movement at 27 years of age…wishing he could leave it. Feeling at the end of his powers, not wanting to fail his people, he felt he had nothing left to offer. Deep in prayer, he felt an inner voice saying “Martin Luther, stand up for righteousness. Stand up for justice. Stand up for truth. And lo, I will be with you even unto the end of the world.” In that moment, King was later to say, he felt God’s presence like never before. His fear left him all of a sudden, his uncertainty vanished, and he was ready to face anything.
A big “thank you” to Al Bryant for bringing his ministry of music to worship Sunday. What talent!
Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday November 24th and 25th. “The Dinner and Show” is returning. Lots of good music, laughter and roast beef dinner makes for a great evening. Contact our Office Administrator Kristen (905-833-5181) to book your tickets. Tickets are $30 per adult.
Join us for Bible Study every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. You do not need to be a scholar to join this group. You just need to be curious about what the Bible says to us today.
Are your Friday mornings free? Why not join us for breakfast at King City Sunset Grill at 10 a.m. We usually are seated at the table to the right of the entrance. This is a time to make some new friends, enjoy a delicious breakfast and discuss the latest happenings in our lives and the world. You are welcome to drop by and see if this event is right for you.
The UCW are collecting children’s coats, sizes 6-16, and boots to send up north where some children cannot afford warm winter clothing. Donations may be left at the church.
King City United holds worship services every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. There is Sunday school, for the young people, after the children’s story during worship. King City United is located at 50 Elizabeth Grove, King City. For more information, call our Office Administrator Kristen at 905-833-5181 or visit our website: www.kcuc.ca