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

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

Minister: Catherine Oxenford-Grant B.A, M. Div 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.

 

 

 

 

February 25, 2018 Lent 2

Lay Reader:  Carl Turner

 

Organ Prelude: Air (Handel) (1685-1759)

 

Welcome and Announcements:

 

Invocation: This World is Not My Home

 

Call to Worship: (responsively)

One: God invites us to journey in the way of faithfulness,

All: to walk the Lenten road with Christ.

One: We journey with confidence, for Christ is with us.

All: Thanks be to God, for God’s steadfast love.

 

Opening Prayer: (unison)

Renewing God, we seek the presence of your Spirit. Be our Guide and Companion as we walk with Christ. Amen.

 

Words of Assurance:

 

Opening Hymn: VU # 391 “God Reveal Your Presence”

 

 

 

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: Goin’ Home (Dvorak)

 

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)

Gracious God, bless and transform all that we offer. Write your covenant upon our hearts. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

CHILDREN’S TIME: Can We Get There from Here?

 

Hymn:  VU #567 “Will You Come and Follow Me” Vss. 1 & 2

 

Scripture Readings: Old Testament: Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16 (Covenant between Abram, Sarai & God)

 

Gospel: Mark 8: 31-38 (Take up your cross and follow Jesus)

 

 

Message: “Take Up My What?”

 

Prayers of the People (Catherine will come around to gather

prayer requests)

 

Closing Hymn: VU # 562 “Jesus Calls Us” Vss. 1, 3, 4 & 5

 

Commissioning and Benediction: 

 

CHORAL BENEDICTION “Go Now in Peace”

 

POSTLUDE: Prelude VI (J.S. Bach)

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

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & MEETINGS

Lay Reader March 4th: 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: ***NEW OFFICE DAY AND HOURS***

Happy New Year! With the New Year we are going to have new office hours. Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Cat`s open office hours: Cat will have open office hours from

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. All are welcome to come in for anything or to just have a cup of something.

 

Sunday Sermons On-Line: The sermons from our worship services have now been placed on-line on our website.  To listen to the Sunday message, go to our website

“www.h-vpastoralcharge.org” and click on Sermons. We also have CD's of the full worship services available. If you wish to obtain a copy, contact Carl Turner at 613 374-1425.

 

Trinity Stewards are asking for your help for the Teal/Rider family who lost their home to fire on Christmas Eve. Donations of money, or vouchers for Winners or Giant Tiger would be most welcome. They are a family of 3 adults and 3 children (boys age 11, 13 and a girl age 7) who will need spring clothing as well as many household items. Thanking you in advance for your generosity.

 

Wednesday Feb 28th: 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. Small refreshments provided also.

 

Friday March 2nd: World day of Prayer at Lake View Gospel Temple in Verona at 10:00 a.m.

 

Tuesday March 6th: Stewards/Session meeting at 7 p.m.

 

Join our Lay Reader team: Please contact Diane Revill 
613-384-4415 or Glenda Turner 613-374-1425 if interested. 
The lay readers only read about once every two months.
 

 

 

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

 

THE KITCHEN ELVES

Most of the time we take our beautiful kitchen for granted.  The food is in the fridge, plates are on shelves, tablecloths are in drawers, and cooking pots and utensils are in their usual places. All is good.  Our kitchen elves said “good - but not PERFECT”!  So on Monday February 12, they set about scrubbing, dusting, counting, sorting, polishing, re-arranging, recycling, and disinfecting; in short doing everything that gives us an A rating as a public use kitchen.  Who are these zealous creatures, so generous with their time and energy on our behalf?   Millie Cuthill, Ann McDougall, Muriel York, AND our dear former member who donated one day a week to our kitchen care, for many years-  LYNDA BOULTER- now of Kingston!  We too have a role in maintaining the PERFECT kitchen. If you see one of these ladies, HUG them, and assure them that you  will do your part in maintaining our A rating, by putting things back exactly where you got them, by taking all your dishes home, and by disinfecting the island area after use. We also need to highlight the WEEKLY efforts of our caretaker-Joyce Casement, in keeping the fridge, stovetops and counter surfaces cleaned and disinfected. When you say your evening gratitude prayer tonight, lift these names up to our God.