HARROWSMITH-VERONA PASTORAL CHARGE
Worship Time: 10 a.m at Trinity, Verona
Minister: Rev. Catherine Oxenford-Grant B.A, M. Div. 613-246-7287
Voluntary Retired Minister Rev. Ian MacKay
Lay Worship Leader Sheila Anthony
Office Administrator: Natalie Wotherspoon
Director of Music: Stan Stinchcombe
The Mission of Trinity United Church is to be
the ears, eyes, feet, hands and heart of Christ in the
Harrowsmith-Verona area and in the world.
June 24, 2018 Fifth after Pentecost
Lay Reader: Diane Revill
Welcome and Announcements:
We Come to Worship
Lighting the Christ Candle:
Call to Worship: (Responsively)
One: Come; let us take time to be on holy ground.
All: Let us consider what it means to model our lives after Jesus Christ.
One: Come; let us praise our Creator, Redeemer and Holy Spirit.
Opening Prayer: (Unison)
God, as we gather this morning give us grace to truly seek you. Free us from our cares, calm our fears, and awaken within us a longing for your holy presence. As we gather for your blessing, O God, we confess our failings, our regrets for things done and others left undone. Fill us with your steadfast love and we will rejoice in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Words of Assurance:
One: Our God calls us each by name; we are claimed by God and we belong to God. Let us open our hearts to the love and grace of God.
All: Thanks be to God. Amen.
Opening Hymn: VU #567 “Will You Come and Follow Me” Vss. 1, 2, 4 & 5
The Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us the day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Ministry of Music:
We Give Back
Food Bank Collection:
OFFERTORY HYMN: VU # 542“We Give You But Your Own”
We give you but your own, what-e’er the gift may be, all that we have is yours alone, we give it gratefully.
Offering Prayer: (Unison)
God of all good, we bring our gifts to you. Use them, we pray, to fulfill your holy purpose in the world. Amen.
Something to Ponder: The ‘fear’ factor
Hymn: MV # 156 “Dance With the Spirit” (Words/Music-Jim Strathdee 1995)
Dance with the Spirit early in the mornin’, walk with the Spirit throughout the long day. Work and hope for the new life a’bornin’. Listen to the Spirit to show you the way.
Gospel: Mark 4: 35-41 (Jesus stills a storm)
Reflective Hymn: VU # 652 “Be Still, My Soul” Vss. 1 & 2 (Please remain seated)
Minute for Mission:
Our gifts for Mission & Service, together with emergency funds and Gifts with Vision, enabled us to build a church-run high school in Haiti.
The opening of a new secondary school in Duplan, in the hills above Port-au-Prince, was the high point of celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the Église Méthodiste en Haïti (Methodist Church in Haiti) in February 2017. The United Church of Canada financed 80 percent of the cost of building the seven-room structure following the massive earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, destroying or damaging many schools and churches and killing between 225,000 and 300,000 people.
The shiny yellow building housing the new secondary school is bursting with 215 students and 19 staff. Already, Edzaire Paul, who heads up the Methodist school system, is dreaming of adding computer and science labs, as well as a playing field so students don’t have to compete with motorbikes as they play soccer on the dusty road near the school.
Education was the church’s calling card to Haiti. In 1817, the first president of the Republic of Haiti authorized the first Protestant missionaries to come to the island nation on the understanding that their work would include providing schooling in the newly formed country. Today, the Methodist Church runs a system of 105 primary schools, 15 high schools, and a teachers’ college, as well as three vocational schools. With children in some areas travelling two hours by foot over rocks and boulders to get to school—sometimes without having had breakfast—the need for a major investment in education is clear. Mission & Service makes these schools accessible to families with limited incomes, an important investment in the future of Haiti.
If Mission & Service giving is already a regular part of your life, thank you so much! If you have not given, please join me in making Mission & Service giving a regular part of your life of faith. Loving our neighbour is at the heart of our Mission & Service.
Message: “Scared To Life”
Prayers of the People:
Closing Hymn: VU # 675 “Will Your Anchor Hold”
We are Sent Forth
Commissioning and Benediction:
CHORAL BENEDICTION “Go Now in Peace” – Besig/Price
Go now in peace. Never be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true. Know God will guide you in all you do. Go now in love, and show you believe. Reach out to others so all the world can see. God will be there watching us in love. Go now in peace,
in faith, and in love.
(Note: “**” Please stand as you are able.)
Lay Reader July 1: Glenda Turner
Weekday Services: Tuesdays from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. All are welcome. For more info please contact the office
Sunday Sermons On-Line: Our sermons are now available online at “www.h-vpastoralcharge.org”. We also have CD's please contact Carl Turner at 613 374-1425 if you would like one.
A note from Natalie: Dear Trinity United, I wanted to take a min and let everyone know how much I have enjoyed working with you. I will see you for services in the fall.
Wednesday June 27th: UCW June meeting will be held June 27 at noon at my house 1096 Old Mine Lane. It is to be a pot luck and you are welcome to bring a friend. What a great way to start the summer.
Tuesday July 3rd: Stewards/Session meeting at 7 p.m.
The week of July 23-27th: Verona Free Methods Church is going to have a bible camp. It will run from 1 -4 pm. For more information please call Rev. Kathy Casement 613 374-1232
Church Request: stamps, pop tabs, large plastic milk bags (but not Reid Riverside bags), Canadian Tire money, and tin cans (please save cans until September). Thank you for your support
SOUTH FRONTENAC COMMUNITY SERVICES:
Food Bank Request: cereal, granola bars, rice, soda crackers, canned meat, peanut butter, Jam, fruit cups, individual apple sauce, canned tomatoes, toilet paper. Thank You