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
Office Administrator: Natalie Wotherspoon
Director of Music: Stan Stinchcombe
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.
January 21, 2018 Epiphany 3
Lay Reader: John McDougall
Organ Prelude: Voluntary in G (Boyce)
Welcome and Announcements
Introit: I Am a Child of God (Murray)
Call to Worship
Gracious God – we know that nothing can separate us from your love; neither distress or disaster, disapproval or disappointment. Today we celebrate this love and give you praise. Today we join our hearts and voices in the sacrifice of worship.
Opening Prayer (Unison)
Holy One, we come with thankful hearts as we come to worship you. With penitent hearts, we come to seek your forgiveness. With open hearts, we come to learn from you. Accept, O God, our heartfelt praise and bless us with your love. Amen.
Words of Assurance
*Opening Hymn: VU # 356 “Seek Ye First the Kingdom”
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: Like a Healing Stream (Harding)
Food Bank Collection
*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.
CHILDREN’S TIME: What does ‘right now’ mean?
*Hymn: VU # 365 “Jesus Loves Me” Vss. 1 & 3
Scripture Reading: Old Testament: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 (Jonah calls Nineveh to repent) page # 187
Psalm 62 VU # 779 (Be still my soul, &wait for God)
Gospel: Mark 1: 14-20 (Jesus calls Simon, Andrew, James & John) Page # 867
Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service support new ministers.
United Fresh Start is a program offered by the General Council Office through trained presbytery-based facilitators. The goal of the program is to nurture the pastoral relationship between a minister and key congregational leaders, especially at the beginning of a pastoral relationship after a new minister is called or appointed. Over two years, a facilitator works through pieces of the United Fresh Start curriculum with the minister and key congregational leaders to facilitate effective leadership, cooperation, mutuality, creative problem solving, and potential reductions in conflict.
“The program enables shared learning and growing as a tool for strengthening and enhancing the new ministry relationship,” reports Bob Wallace, a facilitator in South Alberta Presbytery. Brenda Watt, a facilitator in Foothills Presbytery, says, “I have watched relationships and attitudes be transformed with renewed enthusiasm and awareness. I have experienced creativity and collaboration emerge from inspired participants who are willing to step outside of their comfort zones and their typical boxes to seek new ways of reflecting on, behaving, and leading in their relationships with others. I am especially grateful for Mission & Service funding and to our church leadership for having the foresight to bring this program into our midst!”
A vibrant ministry that shares in God’s mission of love with our neighbours is often rooted in a healthy pastoral relationship. Thanks to Mission & Service for supporting United Fresh Start and other programs for vital ministry personnel and their healthy pastoral relationships.
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.
Prayers of the People
*Closing Hymn: VU # 649 “Walk with Me”
Commissioning and Benediction:
*CHORAL CLOSING (Go Now in Peace)
POSTLUDE: Fantasia (Telemann)
(Note: “*” We invite you to stand as you are able.)
Lay Reader Jan 28st: Diane Revill
Bill Campsall Jan 1
Ann Feeley Jan 9
Dorothy McCulloch Jan 12
Kathleen Goodfellow Jan 13
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.
Annual Reports: All Church groups are asked to have their annual reports sent to the Church office as soon as you can. Email is the best way is firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can place your report in a labeled tray in the Board room. Thank you
January 2018: Wake up Breakfast is now on every Saturday though the month of January. All are welcome.
January 24, 2017: UCW will be hosting fellowship in January.
January 29, 2018: Official Board meeting at 7:00 p.m.
February 11, 2018: Annual General Meeting Feb. 11, after the church service. Coffee and Tea will be provided.
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