Congregational Newsletter for the week of
March 12 – March 18, 2023

Sunday, March 19, 2023 ~ Lent 4
Please join us for our 10:30 a.m. Worship Service
and for coffee hour following the service…
Worship leader – Rev. Dr. Judith Visser
Scripture Readings: Psalm 23, John 9:1 – 41
Reflection: “A Story about Blindness”

Quote of the Day

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” ~ Hafiz

Prayer Requests

A clipboard has been placed on a lectern just inside the sanctuary for congregants to place their prayer requests. The list will be brought up with collection. Judith will also invite other congregants for any concerns or celebrations they may want included.

A note from the Worship Committee

Flowers in the Sanctuary:

We have been blessed with the flowers in the sanctuary. If you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary for a service in memory of someone, thanksgiving, celebration or “just because” please email the office and copy me, Helen Rohacek at .We will acknowledge the gift of flowers during announcements.

Easter flowers:

The Worship committee is purchasing pots of daffodils and tulips to decorate the sanctuary at Easter. The pots will be sold at the end of service. There is a sign-up sheet in the link for the number of pots you would like to purchase. Cost is $10.00 per pot. Cut off date for orders is Sunday March 26.

What’s coming up at Midhurst United Church

Tea on Tuesday:

The Tea on Tuesday group will meet again in the Family Room starting March 21, from 1:30 – 3:30. For more information, please contact Donna O’Brien.

CAFĒ CONVO ~ with Victoria Fisher MSW


A Solidarity meal and Movie Night


Maundy Thursday – Supper and Communion

Maundy Thursday – April 6th 6 – 8 p.m. at Midhurst United Church
Hosted by the Worship Committee

*Please note –let us know by April 1st if you are planning to attend.

The Amnesty International letter-writing group has changed its meeting dates and times to the following:

Monday April 10, 7-8:30 PM in the Family Room
Monday, May 8, 7-8:30 PM in the Family Room
Monday June 12, 7-8:30 PM in the Family Room

Midhurst United Church – Council Meeting:

The next scheduled meeting of Church Council is Thursday, April 20th, 7 – 9 p.m. on Zoom.

Tuesday Evening Cribbage

Cribbage night has started up again and will continue on Tuesday evenings through the winter. Please join us in the Family Room.  Play starts @ 7:00 p.m. Sharp! Cost is a loonie! Adults only please, beginners are welcome.  For more information, please contact Ian or Marilyn Ashton.

What’s coming up at other Churches in our area:

St. Andrew’s Church, Barrie ~ Speaker Series:  The Lifelong Learning team at St. Andrew’s Barrie is pleased to offer a 2023 Speaker Series with the theme “Lifestyle Choices and the Environment”. Wednesday evenings, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. @ Collier St. United Church.

*Please see the poster on the bulletin board in the Family Room for more information.

Each week, Shining Waters Regional Council are asking that we pray for other congregations in our ministry.

This week we pray for……

Scarborough Bluffs United Church, Scarborough
Woodbridge United Church
Sprucedale United Church
Churchill United Church, Innisfil

Rides for Thelma Coutts and Irene Cole

If you can provide a ride for Thelma and Irene to/from Sunday Worship, please let the Church office know or see the volunteer sign-up sheet in the Link. Thelma resides at 140 Letitia St. Barrie (Whispering Pines) and Irene resides at 132 Edgehill Drive, Barrie (The Waterford Retirement Residence).

Coffee Hour after Church:

Coffee Hour after the worship service has resumed and the Pastoral Care Committee is looking for volunteers to host. Please see the sign-up sheet on the table in the Link.

 Door Greeters:

Please see the sign-up sheet on the table in the Link if you would like to volunteer to be a Sunday Morning Door Greeter before the Worship Service.

Are you new to Midhurst United Church?

If you have been attending our worship services at Midhurst United Church or on Zoom, welcome to our Church Community! If you would like your name, address, phone number and email address added to our Church Directory, please email the church office with your information: 

Google Calendar:

We encourage you to use the Google Calendar to add events or to view what is happening at Midhurst United Church. Here is the Link:

Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30 on ZOOM or in-person.

How to Join by ZOOM

The ZOOM link has not changed

Meeting ID: 948 706 557 Passcode: Midhurst

ZOOM by phone – Dial by your location +1 647 374 4685 (from a location in Canada)
Meeting ID: 948 706 557 Passcode: 56266156

Church Office Hours: (Secretary)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30 – 11:30, 1:00 – 3:00, Friday 9:30 – 11:30