HARROWSMITH-VERONA PASTORAL CHARGE
TRINITY UNITED CHURCH
Minister: Catherine Oxenford-Grant
Worship Leader: Rev. Ian Mackay
Organist: Stan Stinchcombe
Office Phone: 613-374-2777
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Lay Reader: Beatrice Moffitt
SCRIPTURE SENTENCES AND LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE
M: Call on God with praise and thanksgiving.
Tell of God’s wonderful works.
P: Today we open ourselves to God’s presence.
Let the hearts of all who seek God rejoice.
M: We are guided by God’s laws and statutes.
We are blessed by God’s generosity.
P: Let all the peoples worship with joy!
Let all who God has chosen sing together!
PRAYER OF APPROACH (unison)
O God, we believe that you care for humble people who seek to follow your word, who turn aside from the ways of pretension and vainglory. You seek in us a contrite heart and a humble spirit. Come, gracious God, to make us whole. Work within us and among us to renew our minds and build community. Nurse us into the health you intend, for you are our help and our hope. Amen.
MINISTRY OF MUSIC Come and Seek the Ways of Wisdom (Kasbohm)
FOOD COLLECTION AND OFFERING
DEDICATION OF THE OFFERING (tune: Winscott #589)
Our Saviour travelled through the land
That common folks might understand
Good news that Love had come to reign
To heal their ills and ease their pain.
We’re called to use our gifts of grace
God’s suff’ring people to embrace.
All we receive, we pass along,
Inviting all to sing Love’s song.
OFFERTORY PRAYER (unison)
We devote ourselves and this offering toward the work of your reign among us, Holy God. We rejoice in this opportunity to engage ourselves in the life and work of your realm. Bless us and our offering, we pray. Amen.
CHILDREN’S HYMN . . . . Jesus Came, A Child Like Me . . . . . #583
MINUTE FOR MISSION
Advocacy in Action
Our gifts for Mission & Service support community ministries like Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry, which advocates for those on the margins of society in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan.
The ministry has been advocating for low-income individuals and families for almost 50 years and is the only community organization in the province to offer welfare advocacy services. Designated lay minister and advocate Bonnie Morton shares her passion for the work of Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry:
“The people that we serve at the ministry need more than money; they need services and programs that will help them improve their skills and abilities so they can better compete in the job market.
“A young man came to me because he had been cut off welfare. He had told his social worker that he did not have a grade 8 education and couldn’t hold down a job. The government worker kept placing him in work positions that he continued to fail at. The last job was in construction. He couldn’t read a measuring tape, and his fellow employees made fun of him. He came to us for help, and we appealed the decision to cut him off welfare. We were able to show that no one had listened to him, and we got him and his family back on welfare with retroactive payments. About four years later, this man came back to share with us that he had earned his grade 12 diploma, had gone on to graduate from a technical school with a certificate in engineering, and had just been offered a job. He is still working and hopefully will never have to depend on social assistance again.”
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.
NEW TESTAMENT I Corinthians 1: 18 - 31 (p. 991-992)
**HYMN . . . . .God Who Touches Earth With Beauty . . . . . #310
SERMON “God of the Little People”
PREPARATION FOR PRAYER . . My Faith Looks Up To Thee . . #663
(sung seated vs. 1 & 3)
HYMN . . O For a World . . . . #697
SENDING FORTH Go Now In Peace
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 He 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 from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.
ORGAN POSTLUDE Minuet (Handel)
(Note: “**” Please stand if you are able
Lay Reader Sept 30: Ian Mackay
Hilda Warren September 6th
Ed Asselstine September 25th
Donna Drews September 27th
Weekday Services: Tuesdays from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. All are welcome. For more info please contact the office 613 374-2777
Welcome: We are pleased to welcome Rebecca Peters to our team. Rebecca is our new Administrative Assistant. Office hours are Tuesdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Official Board Meeting: Monday Sept 24, 7pm
Choir Practice: Thursdays at 7pm. We look forward to welcoming new members. If you enjoy music and singing, feel free to join us Thursday evenings.
Thanksgiving Apple Pie Sale: Pre-order you fresh apple pies for pick-up on Friday, September 28, 10 am to 2 pm. Take them straight from our kitchen at TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, to your oven or freezer. TO ORDER: phone Marilyn at 374-2694 by September 26th. Pies are over half sold already, so BE QUICK TO ORDER. Stack your freezer and take a pie to a neighbour, just in time for THANKSGIVING.
Church Request: stamps, pop tabs, large plastic milk bags (but not Reid Riverside bags), Canadian Tire money, and tin cans (please save cans until December). 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