Church Life and Work

More tickets now available!  American Icons Tribute Show @ Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend on Sun. Apr. 7th @ 7 p.m.  Elvis tribute artist Steve Michaels headlines this fast paced concert, joined by four other incredible performers, covering hits by Elvis, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons including Suspicious Minds, Folsom Prison Blues, Hit the Road Jack, Let the Good Times Roll, Pretty Woman and many more. Please contact John Elliott at 519-461-0067 for more information!

Good Neighbour Growing Project – thanks to everyone who was a part of this project.  Your efforts on behalf of people who don't have enough to eat are greatly appreciated and are making a difference in their lives.  In 2017-18, 245 projects and auctions from PEI to B.C. raised $7.3 M, a totla of $13.7 M was donated to the Foodgrains Bank – with matching from the Canadian Gov't, we provided $37.6 M of assistance for 843,967 people in 34 countries through 117 projects.  One person who received help last year was Maiah, a mother in South Sudan.  She brought her severely malnourished daughter to a Foodgrains Bank supported clinic.  The child was given a nutritious supplement call Plumpy Nut.  "If it were not for this program, my child might have died," she says.  
Help “Grow” A Flower Garden For Mission & Service! Please bring your toonies and loonies to help complete our flower display at Zion, as we eagerly await Spring! All money collected from now until Easter Sunday will go to Mission and Service and help support those in need.

On Mar. 2nd we held another fun evening of Trivia.  For our 3rd semi-annual event the Fellowship Hall was full with 78 Trivia players.  Thank you to all who donated the food and door prizes to make this event a success.  Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and promoted the event so that we were able to have players outside of our church community join in our fun!   We are thrilled that our third event raised $1,042.26 which has been given to the Good Neighbour Foodgrains Project. Mark your calendars – next event will be Nov. 2nd, 2019.

We still need a person(s) to host the coffee hour July 14th, please contact Pat Jones if interested!

Sun. Mar. 24thThorndale-Zion Curling Fun Day will be held at Lindsportsplex, St. Marys. Come curl or watch from 2:30 to 4:30. Curlers need clean Running shoes or curling shoes. Children need helmets. Everyone needs indoor shoes or slippers as you must leave your boots at the door. Potluck supper afterwards – all are welcome! To sign up please contact Geoff Clays (519-461-1065) or

Sun. Mar. 31st – Church Chat deadline!

Sun. Apr. 7th – Coffee time following service at Zion and preceding service at Thorndale.

Sun. Apr. 7th – We are still collecting items for the Food Bank every 2nd Sunday of the month. Please leave your non-perishable items, paper goods, etc. in the bins at the front entrance.

Save the date! Vacation Bible School week is Mon. July 15 – Fri. July 19. More details coming soon!

If you have anything you would like on the Thorndale Church sign for the month of Mar. please contact Marilyn Flanigan.

Bible study Wednesdays 7 to 9  Open to all!!

“Magazines! Magazines! Get you gently read Magazines! Two for a dollar!! Better selection than the supermarket! You can find them on the table and shelf in the fellowship hall. Self serve!” Get your recipe fix and seasonal decorating ideas while supporting the UCW’s fundraiser!

Please note – if you have submissions for bulletin announcements, let Chris know by Thurs. of each week, by 2 p.m. or call 519-461-0605

Prayer Night – Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. is an open time to receive prayer or pray for others. Come as you are, pray aloud or silently. Prayer requests can be emailed to ; left in an envelope on offering plate marked “prayer” or deposited into the green Prayer Request mailbox by side door of TUC.

Prayer Shawls/Blanket – We continue to bless hurting people through this ministry. Please consider taking a shawl or blanket to someone you know who can be blessed knowing that God loves them and they are being prayed for. if you enjoy knitting, crocheting or tying knots please consider making a shawl or blanket. Supplies are available. Talk to Pam.

REVAMPED LENDING LIBRARY located at Thorndale United Church, open to all at TZUC. The old books that filled the shelves have been removed and there is space for new reading material! Please consider donating gently used CHRISTIAN  books or a financial donation for our team to purchase new books. (leave on offering plate in envelope marked LIBRARY) Everything that goes on the shelf can be freely borrowed and returned when you have finished with it. We are interested in children’s books too!!

Thorndale Accoustic Society is back! Come and listen or join in singing or playing your musical instrument from 7 – 10 p.m. every Tues. night in Thorndale United Church Fellowship Hall. $3 donation toward expenses.

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Sat. Mar. 23rd – Roast Beef Dinner at Rowntree Memorial United Church, 156 Elliott St. @ Cheapside, London @ 5 p.m. Tickets: $15 Adult, $7 Child. For tickets, call 519-878-0340 or 519-851-2648.

Sat. Apr. 6th – Growing Somewhere – Living life from mid-life on with Kelly Walker, renowned speaker, auther, singer-songwriter and recording artist. Siloam United Church from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hot lunch and snack. Cost: $40.00. To register, please contact: or 519-455-9201 or register online at by Mar. 31st. Late registration is $50.00

Sun. Apr. 7thBryanston United Church Beef Supper, from 5-7 p.m. at The Bryanston Fire Hall. Adults $18, children under 12 $2. Contact Shirly @ 519-461-9343 for tickets. Take out is available! Shepherds Pie, Roast Beef Style – bites of Roast Beef in a tasty vegetable and gravy filling topped with seasoned mashed potatoes, frozen for $7.50. Preorder by Apr. 1st by contacting Norma @ 519-461-1758.

Sat. Apr. 13th – 57th Annual Gathering of London Conference UCW. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Rd., London. Theme: “Here I Am Lord”, Theme Speaker: Eileen Antone, Bible Study Leader: Rev. Mark Bellamy, Entertainment: Neila Lawson. One Floor Accessible Facility – Fragrance Free Please! Registration Deadline is Mar. 31st. Registrar: Cheryl Partington, 108-1123 Royal York Rd., London, ON N6G 3Z5 Phone: 226-927-5729 or E-mail:

What Did Jesus Ask?

Mar 10 “Do you also wish to go away?”

John 6:32-35,48-60,66-69

Mar 17 “Has no one condemned you?”

John 8:1-11

Mar 24 “Can any of you by worrying add a single hour

to your life?” Matt 6:25-34

Mar 31 “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Matt 14:25-33

Apr 7 “Who touched me?” Mark 5:24b-34

Apr 14 PALM SUNDAY “Who do you day I am?” Matt 16:13-20

Apr 19 GOOD FRIDAY “Why have you forsaken me?” Mark 15:22-39

Apr 21 EASTER “Do you love Me?”

John 21:15-17