HARROWSMITH-VERONA PASTORAL CHARGE
TRINITY UNITED CHURCH
Minister: The Rev’d. Catherine Oxenford-Grant
Worship Leader: The Rev’d. Ian Mackay
Organist: Stan Stinchcombe
Office Phone: 613-374-2777
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019
Worship Leader: Ian Mackay
Lay Reader: Linda Brown
ORGAN PRELUDE: Diapason Movement (Keeble)
SCRIPTURE SENTENCES AND LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE
One: Sing praises to God, all you faithful ones.
Give thanks to God’s holy name.
All: We will praise God as long as we live.
We will pour out our joyous hymns of praise.
One: God keeps faith with us today and forever.
We have received grace to minister in Jesus’ name.
All: We want to rise to the challenge set before us.
We seek to keep faith by reaching out and sharing it.
PRAYER OF APPROACH (unison)
Into this holy place we have come, O God. This is not our church, but yours. It is a trust from you. Our lives, our health, our length of days call forth our faithful stewardship. We come to you now to know and do your larger will. Help us and equip us to be able and willing stewards of Christ. Amen.
MINISTRY OF MUSIC: O God, Why are You Silent (Haugen/Hassler)
FOOD BANK COLLECTION
**DEDICATION OF THE OFFERING (tune: Duke Street #330)
No one can serve both God and wealth;
Those who are faithful turn from greed.
In Jesus Christ, we find true health
Giving ourselves to those in need.
Link us together, help us to stand
For all that leads to godliness.
Send gifts of knowledge through our land.
That we may learn true peacefulness.
OFFERTORY PRAYER (unison)
We give, loving God, because of your generosity to us. We share because this is your will for us. In faithfulness to your call we seek to manage the resources you provide. We worship and serve you. Accept of us graciously, we pray. Amen.
CHILDREN’S TIME AND CHILDREN’S HYMN: When He Cometh
1. When He cometh, when He cometh to make up His jewels, all His jewels, precious jewels, His loved and His own.
2. He will gather, He will gather, the gems for His Kingdom. All the pure ones, all the bright ones, his loved and His own.
Chorus: Like the stars of the morning, His bright crown adorning, they shall shine in their beauty. Bright gems for his crown.
3. Little children, little children who love their Redeemer Are the jewels, precious jewels, His loved and His own.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
MINUTE FOR MISSION
Our gifts for Mission & Service support programs for children and families living in community housing areas like Ardglen in Brampton, Ontario.
The Journey Neighbourhood Centre looks like every other store in the strip mall where it is located, but once you enter, you encounter a different world—one filled with art, laughing children, enthusiastic volunteers, and interns from the Social Work program at Ryerson University. One of these interns is Maria, who came to Toronto as a teen from Colombia to live with her father.
“At first, I didn’t like it here,” says Maria, sitting at the table preparing snacks for the children who would be arriving from school to participate in the KidZone program. “Over time I have come to really love this country, and I wanted to do something to make a difference in the world. That is why I chose social work.” Maria and the other interns speak passionately about the centre and the children who come through the door. “They are just wonderful!” Maria exclaims.
Your gifts offer children and families in community housing a place to come to share in food and fun.
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
PSALM READING: Psalm 79 O God, the Nations………………………….#793
GOSPEL: Luke 16:1 – 13
**HYMN: Lord, Speak to Me……………………………………………………….#589
SERMON: “So Shrewd and Clever!”
**HYMN: God Of Grace and God of Glory……………………………………#686
(Tune: Cwm Rhondda #651)
**SENDING FORTH: Go In Peace
Go in peace and the peace of God be with you this day.
Go in peace and the peace of God be with you alway.
Celebrate and share the joy! Celebrate new Life!
Go in peace and the peace of God be with you alway.
ORGAN POSTLUDE: Gavotte (Bach)
(Note: “**” Please stand if you are able)
ANNOUNCEMENTS & MEETINGS
Worship Leader for September 29th:
Lay Reader for September 29th:
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 CDs please contact Don Coleman at 613-483-2450 if you would like one.
Questionnaire: There will be a questionnaire distributed about the governance of the church handed out. This will need to be filled out by everyone and handed in before you leave today.
UCW: We start back up again this Wednesday (September 25th) here at the Church at 1pm. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Every woman is welcome to attend.
Apple Pies: Don’t forget to pick up your pies this Friday. For more info, call Linda 613-374-9990.
Bible Study: Rev. Catherine will be leading a 5-week Bible study called “Trinity Live” in the board room starting this Wednesday September 18th from 10:30am to 12 noon. Coffee and treats will be provided.
Hurricane Relief: A Bahama hurricane fund is now open for your willing support. As a church we want to participate in helping stricken communities recover from this disaster. The need is immense. Cheques can be made out to Trinity United Church, ear marked “Bahama Relief.” Cash donations can be placed in an envelope also marked for Bahama Relief. Let us do what we can to help address the amount of pain and destruction caused by this vicious natural disaster.
Frontenac Repair Café: Let’s keep repairable items out of the Frontenac waste sites. Bring them to the repair café in the Bellrock Community Hall this Sunday from 2:00 to 4:30pm.
Community Concert: The next 100th Anniversary Concert hosted by Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church will be on October 12th. Performing are “RMS,” and “The Abrams Family.”