Worship Time:  10 a.m at Trinity, Verona

Main Church Phone (Kitchen & Board Room) 613-777-5119

Phone: 613-372-2525 or 613-374-2777

Minister: The Rev. Catherine Oxenford-Grant 613-246-7287

Email: cat.oxenfordgrant@gmail.com

Office Administrator:  Natalie Wotherspoon

Director of Music:  Stan Stinchcombe

Website:  www.h-vpastoralcharge.org

e-mail:  office@h-vpastoralcharge.org


The Mission of St. Paul’s and Trinity United Churches is to be

the ears, eyes, feet, hands and heart of Christ in the

Harrowsmith-Verona area and in the world.






May 27, 2018 Trinity Sunday

Lay Readers:  Ralph McInnes


Organ Prelude:  I Know De Lord’s Laid His Hands On Me (Spiritual)


Welcome and Announcements:


We Come to Celebrate God’s Presence


Lighting the Christ Candle:


Choral Invocation:  Come Seek the Ways of Wisdom (Kasbolm)


Call to Worship: (responsively)

One: The Spirit in me

All: greets the Spirit in you.

One: May peace

All: be within us all.


Opening Prayer: (unison)

Life-giving God, you speak and we try to hear. In this worship time open us to you. Give us strength to serve you. Forgive us when we don’t get things right and help us to do better every day. Amen.


Words of Assurance: (responsively)

One: Our past is behind us.

All: We are free to be new people. Amen!



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.


**Opening Hymn: VU # 315 “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty”

Vss. 1, 2, & 4


Ministry of Music:  God of the Bible (Alonso)


We Give Back

Food Bank Collection:


The Offering

**OFFERTORY HYMN “Grant Us God” #540

Grant us, God, the grace of giving, with a spirit large and free,

That ourselves and all our living, we may offer faithfully.

Offering Prayer (Unison)


We bring our gifts to you, O God. Here is the work of our hands, and here is the love of our hearts. Accept them and use them - we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Children’s Time: Sunday School Promotion Sunday!!!!

**Hymn: “This Little Light of Mine”


We Listen

Scripture Readings:

Old Testament: Isaiah 6: 1-8 (The prophet’s vision of God)


Gospel: John 3: 1-17 (Nicodemus visits Jesus)


Message: “It’s Gotta Be Three!”


**Hymn: VU # 382 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” Vss. 1, 2, & 4


Minute for Mission:

A Sweet Program of Empowerment


Our gifts for Mission & Service support innovative programs like the cake-decorating program at Tamil United Church, Toronto.

Tamil United shares space at the former Wilmar Heights United Church with the Toronto Southeast Presbytery office. The congregation worships and offers programming for the surrounding community. The program was started by one of the women of the congregation, Ruth, who has her own cake-decorating business and found there was a need among women new to Canada who wanted to start their own businesses.

Vilvan Gunasingham, Chair, Tamil United Church, shared that this program has become an effective social justice outreach to women who are single mothers, unemployed, or underemployed, who now are able to support themselves and their families. Many of the women who took the course now work at major grocery stores decorating cakes in the store bakery. The program also provides a place of welcome to people new to the community.

Your gifts for Mission & Service make possible programs that offer hope to new Canadians.

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.


We Pray


VU #411 “O God We Call” (Sing three times) please remain seated


Prayers of the People (Catherine will come around to gather prayer requests)


We Go Out with Joy


**Closing Hymn: VU # 509 “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky”


**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.


POSTLUDE:  Ombra Mai Fu (Handel)


(Note: “**” Please stand as you are able.)



Lay Reader June 2: Linda Brown


Weekday Services: Tuesdays from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.  All are welcome. For more info please contact the office

613 374-2777


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.


Sunday School Note: Congratulations to the Sunday School and Andy Adamson. The shrub that our Sunday School planted last fall is almost in full leaf, and we look forward to blossoms to remind us of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration last year.


Kitchen Notes: There are some extra stainless steel bowls in the downstairs cupboard, when needed. There is not enough space in the upstairs kitchen drawers. Please return the same bowls to the downstairs when you are done. If not the upstairs drawer won’t close! Bowls are just to the left of the downstairs stove. Thank you


Monday May 28th (Tomorrow): Pampered Chef event to “Help Whip Cancer”. From 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. For more questions please contact Beverlee at 613 483-1226. All are welcome


Wednesday May 30th: **Date Change** U.C.W meeting at the Church at 1:00 p.m. All women are welcome and wanted. Come and see what we Woman can do.


Saturday June 2nd: "Grandmothers By The Lake" presents the... Annual Grandmothers Plant, Bake & Trunk  Sale

Saturday June 2, 10 to 2 p.m.  Gilmour's Shopping Mall, Hwy. 38 Harrowsmith Helping African grandmothers and orphans.



Christmas in June: "Christmas in June Hamper campaign- thank you for all the contributions that have started to come in! Here are the key dates for the campaign:   Week of June 3-8/18 - families will be contacted

Sunday, June 10/18 - all contributions in the church

Saturday, June 16/18- packing of the hampers at the church

Friday, June 22/18- delivery of the hampers"


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



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



Communion Liturgy

Harrowsmith-Verona Pastoral Charge

Trinity United Church May 27, 2018

Responsive Call

One: God is with us!

All: We are not alone!

One: Lift up your hearts.

All: We lift them up to God.

One: Give thanks to our God!

All: All our thanks, all our praise!

Responsive Praise

One: Holy God, Holy One, Holy Three!

Before all that is, You were God. Outside all we know, You are God. After all is finished, You will be God. Archangels sounds the trumpets, Angels teach us their song, Saints pull us into your presence.

And this is our song:

All: Holy, Holy, Holy, God, our life, our mercy, our might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Save us, we pray, you beyond all. Blest is the One who comes in your name. Save us, we pray, you beyond All.


Prayer of Remembrance

One: In the night in which he was betrayed, Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take, eat, this is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance of me. Again, after supper he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying; This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this in remembrance of me.

All: Holy God, we remember your Son, His life with the humble, His death among the wretched, His resurrection for us all: Your wisdom our guide, Your justice our strength, Your grace our path to rebirth.

One: In sharing this meal, we live out the mystery of our faith:

All: Christ has died; Christ has risen; Christ will come again.

One: Holy Mystery, God the Spirit, we call on you to transform these familiar things, as you continue to transform the world around us.

Bless this bread and this cup, So that in the sharing of these simple elements in community, we may taste and see your goodness.

All: Through Christ, in Christ, and with Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory is yours, God most holy, now and forever. Amen.

Breaking the Bread, Pouring the Cup

One: The bread of life…The cup of blessing - The gifts of God for the people of God.

The Invitation

One: This is not the table of Trinity United Church or even the United Church of Canada. It is the table of Jesus Christ and the invitation is simple. All who wish to come to the table are welcome. Come, the meal is ready.

Sharing the Meal (served by the Elders of the church)

Prayer after Communion including Pastoral Prayers

All:  For the bread we have eaten, for the wine we have tasted, for the life we have received, we thank you God.

Grant that what we have done and have been given here, may so put its mark on us, that it may always remain in our hearts. May we grow in Christian love and understanding.

One: We pray now for those who, for whatever reason, are not able to share in this meal with us. We pray for all who are in sorrow or in pain…all who are ill or alone…all who live with fear, oppression, or hunger…all whom the world counts as last and least…

We pray for your church and its varied ministries…for the nations as they strive for peace and justice…for the earth, and the fragile web of life we share…for our families and friends. (silent prayer)

All: O God, we open our hearts. We open our lives. Come into us. Come with your Spirit to help us begin again.

We are sent forth into this world to live into the visions God has laid on our hearts. We are now commissioned to: feed as we have been fed, forgive as we have been forgiven, love as we have been loved. Thanks be to God.  Amen.