HARROWSMITH-VERONA PASTORAL CHARGE

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Worship Time:  10 a.m at Trinity, Verona

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

Minister:  Rev. Patsy Henry Home Phone: 613 375-6277

Cell:  613 449-4867 Office Phone: 372-2525 or 613-374-2777

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.

 

 

Spirit Of Advent Christmas Concert - December 8, 2017

 

 

 

December 10, 2017

Advent 2

 

PRELUDE: Elevation No.1 (Guilmant)

 

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, JOYS & CONCERNS

                             

CAROL SING:

                                                           

CALL TO WORSHIP:

On clear winter nights, laced with cold and alive with the grandeur of God,

We watch with faith’s eyes for a star that will soon arise.

Amid the wrappings and writings, the seasonal songs and glad gatherings,

We prepare ourselves for the One who reveals God’s ways in the realm of everyday.

During the days ahead, as wonder-filled children of our Creator,

We await the Christ-child’s birth; today we will once again gather at the baptismal font and through this act in a tangible way proclaim and celebrate God’s presence in our midst. 

Once again, we are called to imagine and believe what is possible because God has come into our lives and into the world. With Advent spirit kindling our spirits, we come to praise and worship God.

 

**HYMN: O Come, O come, Emmanuel” VU # 1

OPENING PRAYER: (Unison) Holy God, we wait for you to come to us again, baby small and vulnerable, to grace our poverty, our humanity with a heartbeat, a breath and a cry. Holy God, you wait for us to notice you again, baby-small and vulnerable, here in these people and in this place, present in a heartbeat, a breath and a cry, each heartbeat, every breath and cry may the guiding Spirit once again bring us together with you and one another, lifting up the vulnerable and confirming the beauty of our humanity, each heartbeat, every breath and cry bringing to birth renewed lives filled with everlasting hope.

 

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 this 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,

The power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.  

 

RECEPTION INTO MEMBERSHIP: We welcome back

                                     Sheila Anthony & Rob Tapscott

 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC: 

 

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE: Jean Clair & Amber Tryon

 

ADVENT SONG: “Hope Is A Star” Vss. 1&2 VU # 7

Hope is a star that shines in the night, leading us on till morning is bright.

When God is a child there`s joy in our song. The last shall be first and the weak shall be strong, and none shall be afraid.

Peace is a ribbon that circles the earth, giving a promise of safety and worth.

When God is a child there`s joy in our song. The last shall be first and the weak shall be strong, and none shall be afraid.

 

SACRAMENT OF INFANT BAPTISM” Peyton Alexis Teal

Sacrament of Infant Baptism

 

We Hear the Story Of Jesus’ Unconditional Welcome

 

Baptismal Hymn: ‘A Little Child the Saviour Came” VU 445

 

Presentation of the Parents and Child

David and Marissa Teal and their daughter Peyton Alexis Teal

 

Statement of Purpose

 

Promises of the Parents

 

Promises of the Godparents

 

Promises of the Congregation:

(The Congregation will please stand if able)

We, the friends and members of Trinity United Church, now joyfully welcome you into our church family.  We promise to love and support and encourage you within our community. In the freedom Christ offers, we promise to welcome your questions and the manner in which you will express your beliefs, for ours is a community of free inquiry and searching.  We promise to share with you our experience of faith and pray that as you grow you will share yourself with us.  In this way we shall learn from one another, grow stronger, and more often be faithful to God as servants to all people.  May God grant us all the grace to faithfully live out the meaning of our baptism.  Amen.

 

 

 

Prayer: (unions)

Holy God, Jesus embodied your eternal love in word and deed and we thank you for that gift.  We thank you also, that today, as the people of Christ, we can witness that same love for this little one proclaiming that she is your beloved daughter.  May you encourage us in all our life together, that we might continuously find new ways to discover and share your gracious presence in our midst and in our world.  Amen.

 

Pouring of the Water

 

Act of Baptism:

 

Presentation of Symbols: Certificate, Bible and Candle

 

Presentation of the Child:

We welcome Trinity’s newest member

 

Choir Anthem:  “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise” VU #444

 

The Blessing:

Go now with our prayers, little one. May your life’s journey be safe, your arrival secure. May you know the hand of our Great God upon your shoulders. May the justice of the gentle God be in your footsteps. May the love of the compassionate God be in your hands. May God guide and protect you in all the situations of your life. May God grace you to both give and receive blessings all the day of your life.

 

 

FOOD BANK COLLECTION:

 

THE OFFERING

 

OFFERTORY HYMN: “What Child Is this?” VU # 74

 

DOXOLOGY: “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” # 541

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures high and low; give thanks to God in love made known: Creators, Word and Spirit, One.

 

**DEDICATION OF THE OFFERING: (unison)

God of creation and Giver of life, it is in the chill of this season that tour breath becomes visible in the air.  May these our gifts become as warm breaths of life in an often-cold world.  May they make visible your purpose and your Word. We ask this in the name of the child whose Advent we celebrate.  Amen.

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION:

 

SCRIPTURE READING:  Isaiah 11:1-10

 

Sermon: Christmas Presents You can Open Now” (Sheila Anthony)

 

**HYMN: “Angels from the Realms of Glory” VU #36

 

TIME OF SILENT REFLECTION

 

MINUTE FOR MISSION

December 10

Conflict Resolution

in the Midst of Violence

Companion

video

available

Our gifts for Mission & Service support the work of resolution in places

of conflict. Let us hear a story from Palestine.

In Bethlehem, the largely Christian-Palestinian city of Jesus’ birth,

Wi’am strives to build a just society through mediation, conflict

resolution, and non-violence. Its premises are bordered on one side by

Israel’s controversial separation wall (deemed illegal by the International

Court of Justice in 2005) and on another side by a street that often sees

confrontations between Palestinian protestors and Israeli soldiers. Rocks,

tear gas canisters, rubber bullets, and live ammunition sometimes

land in Wi’am’s garden. “Simply being present here is an act of nonviolence,”

Programme Manager Imad Nassar says.

Wi’am, a Mission & Service partner, works with all sectors of Palestinian

society, Christian and Muslim, women and men, from schoolchildren

to the elderly, addressing issues such as domestic violence, economic

empowerment, peer relationships, and living under occupation.

In its work with schools, Wi’am teaches children and young adults the

skills they need to mediate conflict in non-violent ways and how to live

and work in a society under the constant stresses of occupation. Since

starting its workshops, there has been a significant decrease in violence

in the schools it has been working in. Former students talk about how

Wi’am changed their lives, gave them confidence, and put them in

situations where they met Israeli students like them on neutral ground—

often the first time they’d met Israelis who weren’t soldiers.

We sing thanksgiving for the conflict resolution and mediation of Wi’am

supported through Mission & Service.

If Mission & Service is already a regular part of your giving, thank you

so much! If you have not given for Mission & Service, please join me in

making Mission & Service a regular part of your life of faith. In all our

Mission & Service giving, with a willing heart, we sing thanksgiving

to God!

 

                               

Prayer Requests:  Please put your prayer requests on the offering plate and they will be included in Prayers of the People.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

                                                                     

**HYMN: “Joy to the World” VU #59

 

CHORAL CLOSING: “As with Gladness” VU #81 vs. 1

 

POSTLUDE: Offertoire No. 2 (Guilmant)

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

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & MEETINGS

Lay Reader Dec 17th: Bea Moffitt

 

 

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

613 374-2777.

 

Office: Please call the office if you wish to drop by to insure that someone is at the church to meet you. 613 374-2777

 

Christmas Hamper: Our list of food hamper recipients is compiled by the Salvation Army, and sent to us the first week in December. We will need a lot of support from our congregation to contribute to our area families’ Christmas well-being. Your Hamper Committee is Linda Brown, Millie Cuthill, and Nancy Moore-Carr, essentially co-chairs with divided areas of responsibility. Please start bring in your sturdy cardboard boxes, and give them to either Linda Brown, or John McDougall if she is not around. 

 

Today: Sacrament of infant Baptism.

 

December 17th: Get together following service to honour Rev. Patsy Henry. Lunch will be served.

 

December 18th: Take home some STICKIES from the whiteboard at the back of the church, and return your purchases to the Memorial room the week of the 17th.

NOTE: All of our perishables are purchased from Verona FOODLAND, where Clint Reid has been very generous in discounting our purchases.

 

Please thank him if you see him, for his support of the Christmas Hamper program. CASH donations toward these purchases can be made out to

 

 

 

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH.  In the MEMO line, write Christmas Hampers, and place it on the collection plate.

 

Cash is needed to cover expenses of perishable foods.

 

Cash donations can be put in envelopes and marked as such on the Memo line. Thank you, from your Christmas Hamper Committee.

 

Thurs. Dec. 21:  from 1pm.  We need people to set up tables, pack the dry goods (tea, cereal etc) and label boxes for easy delivery on Friday

 

Friday Dec 22: from 8 am. We need people to PACK the perishables (turkey, potatoes, onions, etc.)

 

Friday Dec. 22: from 9 am. We need DRIVERS to deliver the Christmas Hampers, instructions/maps provided.

 

We need someone to set up refreshments for our Friday workers, and others to provide the treats (muffins, tea breads etc.) Please sign up for one or more of these activities at the back of the sanctuary, or phone Linda Brown 374-9990

 

December 24th:  10:00 a.m Communion Service

                               5:30 p.m. Family Carol Service

 

December 31th: Guest speaker Sheila Anthony

 

Coming in 2018: UCW will be hosting fellowship in January.

 

SOUTH FRONTENAC COMMUNITY SERVICES:    

Food Bank Request: cereal, granola bars, juice boxes, canned meat, peanut butter, Jam, fruit cups, individual apple sauce, canned tomatoes, toilet paper. Thank You

 

 

 

 

THE SPIRIT OF ADVENT

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH FRI. DEC 8, 2017

 

Prelude Music Toute Ensemble        

 

O Come, Oh Come Emmanuel                                                           

 

O Come All Ye Faithful (Choir and Audience)

 

Welcome                                           

Star Carol                                                                   John Rutter

Where Is The Newborn King?                                  Felix Mendelssohn

The Sans Day Carol                                      John Rutter

 

Reading: Luke 2: 1-20                                                Beatrice Moffit

 

Joy To the World (Choir and Audience)

 

Carol of the Bells (Ukrainian)                               Peter Leonotovich

Mary's Little Boy Child                                                Ed Lojeski

     

Toute Ensemble

 

Lullaby, Jesu (Polish)

(Children and Women)                                          Theron Kirk

When Christmas Comes

(Children and Choir)                                      Joanna Schwarz

 

Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Choir and Audience)

 

A Canadian Christmas Carol                        J.P. Clarke

Born in Bethlehem                                         Jay Edwards

Christmas Lullaby                                                      John Rutter

 

Silent Night with Candle Lighting (Choir and Audience)

 

A Christmas Blessing                                     John Purifoy

 

Reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL

 

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,

O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem;

Come and behold him, born the King of angels:

 

O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him,

O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

 

God of God, light of light, lo, he abhors not the virgin's womb,

Very God, begotten not created:

 

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,

Sing all ye citizens of heaven above;

Glory to God in the highest:

 

See how the shepherds summoned to his cradle,

Leaving their flocks, draw near with lowly fear,

We too will thither bend our joyful footsteps;

 

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning,

Jesus to thee be glory given,

Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing:

 

JOY TO THE WORLD

 

Joy to the world, the Lord is come; let earth receive her King.

Let every heart prepare him room,

And heaven and nature sing and heaven and nature sing,

And heaven and heaven and nature sing.

 

Joy to the earth, the Saviour reigns; let all their songs employ,

While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains,

Repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy,

Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

 

He rules the earth with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove

The glories of his righteousness and wonders of his love;

And wonders of his love and wonders of his love,

And wonders, and wonders of his love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING

Hark! The herald angels sing, Glory to the new-born King;

Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled:

Joyful all ye nations rise, Join the triumph of the skies,

With th'angelic host proclaim, Christ is born in Bethlehem.

 

Hark! the herald angels sing. Glory to the newborn King.

 

Christ, by highest heav'n adored, Christ the everlasting Lord,

Late in time behold him come, Offspring of a virgin's womb:

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, Hail th'incarnate Deity!

Pleased as man with man to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanual.

 

Hail the heav'n born Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness!

Light and life to all he brings, Risen with healing in his wings,

Mild he lays his glory by, Born that man no more may die,

Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.

 

SILENT NIGHT

Silent night! holy night! All is calm, All is bright.

Round yon virgin mother and child. Holy infant so tender and mild,

Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.

 

Silent night! holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight:

Glories stream from heaven afar, heavenly hosts sing Alleluia.

Christ the Saviour is born, Christ the Saviouris born.

 

Silent night! holy night! Son of God, loves pure light.

Radiant beams from thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace.

Jesus, Lord, at thy birth. Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

 

OUR CHRISTMAS MUSICIANS

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Stan Stinchcombe  TOUTE ENSEMBLE: Ann Archer, Melanie Fyfe, Debbie Twiddy THE CHOIR: Sopranos: Carol Allen, Lynda Boulter, Diane Revill, Connie Shibley, Cheryl Silver, Muriel York Altos: Suzanne Clarke-Ross, Millie Cuthill, Marilyn Hopkins, Ann McDougall, Gayle Robertson, Judy Ross Tenors: Louise Alton, Sheila Anthony, Don Coleman, Jonathan Davies, John McDougall, Nancy Moore-Carr, Margaret Smith Basses: Joseph Buckley, Christopher Hall, Cameron Kenny, Ralph McInnes, Jon Miller, Carl Turner Children: Hope Andrews, Gustav Miller, Poppy Miller, Magnolia Miller, Amber Tryon, Jocelyn Tryon  Pianists: Ann McDougall, Margaret Smith,                                                        Stan Stinchcombe

Conductors: John McDougall,                                                       Margaret Smith,

Stan Stinchcombe