HARROWSMITH-VERONA PASTORAL CHARGE

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Worship Time:  10 a.m at Trinity, Verona

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

Minister: The Rev. Catherine Oxenford-Grant

613-246-7287

Email: cat.oxenfordgrant@gmail.com

Retired Voluntary Minister: Rev. Ian MacKay

Licensed Lay Worship Leader: Sheila Anthony

Office Administrator:  Jonathan Davies

Director of Music:  Stan Stinchcombe

Website:  www.h-vpastoralcharge.org

e-mail:  office@h-vpastoralcharge.org

 

The Mission of Trinity United Church is to be

the ears, eyes, feet, hands and heart of Christ in the

Harrowsmith-Verona area and in the world.

 

 

 

July 15, 2018 Eighth after Pentecost

Lay Reader:  Carl Turner

 

Organ Prelude:

Welcome and Announcements:

 

We Come to Worship

Lighting the Christ Candle:

Invocation:

Call to Worship: (Responsively)

All: We come from places of rest – summer cottages, summer holidays, lazy days of summer – to gather for worship.

One: As God can be seen in all places – so also can God be seen in this place.

All: We come to reconnect, to see the face of God in the face of others.

One: Bless us as we gather to worship you.

 

Opening Prayer: (Unison)

Holy One, open our hearts and minds that we may hear again the story of your love us and all you have made. Bless us, heal us and transform us so that we might hear again that we are your beloved. As we worship together, we acknowledge our sin and that we fall short of your glory. Forgive and renew us, we pray.  Amen.

 

Words of Assurance:

One: God forgives when we make mistakes. Jesus invites us to try again and with the help of the Holy Spirit we can be loving and kind every day.

All: Thanks be to God.  Amen.

 

Opening Hymn: VU #412 “This is the Day” Vss. 1, 2, & 3

 

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:

 

We Give Back

Food Bank Collection:

The Offering:

OFFERTORY HYMN:  VU # 542“We Give You But Your Own”

We give you but your own, what-e’er the gift may be, all that we have is yours alone, we give it gratefully.

Offering Prayer: (Unison)

God of all good, we bring our gifts to you. Use them, we pray, to fulfill your holy purpose in the world.  Amen.

 

Something to Ponder:  How is your summer going?

 

Hymn: MV # 156 “Dance With the Spirit” (Words/Music-Jim Strathdee 1995)

Dance with the Spirit early in the mornin’, walk with the Spirit throughout the long day. Work and hope for the new life a’bornin’. Listen to the Spirit to show you the way. (sing twice)

 

 

 

 

 

We Listen

Minute for Mission:

Hope under Occupation

Our gifts for Mission & Service support Palestinians in Gaza. About 1,300 Christian Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip, enduring three wars in five years along with their Muslim neighbours. Israel controls the land, sea, and air around Gaza, with one crossing into Egypt through Rafah controlled by Egypt and monitored by the European Union in coordination with Israel. The Near East Council of Churches (NECC) works in Gaza with both communities, focusing on providing education and health care to a population under blockade.

In Gaza City, the NECC operates apprenticeship programs for young men and women to develop skills such as fashion design and aluminium engineering. Yet even these programs are adversely affected by the blockade. For example, not all the materials needed for aluminium housing are allowed into Gaza.

The NECC also operates three primary health care clinics in Gaza, serving over 150,000 people. The clinic in Shijaia (built with contributions from Canadian churches and CIDA, among others) was destroyed in 2008 during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead and has since been rebuilt. At these clinics, patients receive primary health care, antenatal and postnatal care, malnutrition and anemia treatment, psychosocial support particularly for children, family planning services, and dermatological care. The latter was recently introduced due to the high prevalence of skin diseases as a result of the effects of war and the poor water quality in Gaza.

Through these programs, the NECC gives hope to a civilian population facing blockade, unemployment, poverty, and frequent wars.

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.

 

Scripture Readings:

Responsive Psalm 24 – VU # 751 (The earth is God’s & all that is in it)

Gospel: Mark 6: 14-29 (The death of John the Baptist)

 

Message:  “Hidden in Plain Sight”                                                              

Reflective Hymn: VU #671 “I Need Thee Every Hour” Vss. 1 & 4 (Please remain seated)

Prayers of the People:

Closing Hymn: VU # 577 “I’ve Got Peace like a River”

 

We are Sent Forth

 

Commissioning and Benediction: 

 

CHORAL BENEDICTION “Go Now in Peace” Besig/Price

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 God 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 us in love.

Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

POSTLUDE:

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & MEETINGS

Lay Reader July 22: Glenda Turner

 

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 CD's please contact Carl Turner at 613 374-1425 if you would like one

 

Thanksgiving Apple Pie Sale:  We need you!!!  Peelers, cutters, mixers, gofers, apple washers, measurers, BUYERS, set-up people.  Sept 27 – 1 PM:  set-up pre-mixing, apple washing.  Sept 28 – 8 AM:  pastry-making, peeling, cutting, mixing, bagging, gofer (with car).  Phone:  Linda Brown if you can help.  374-9990 (a message can be left)

 

The week of July 23-27th:  Verona Free Methodist Church is going to have a bible camp. It will run from 1 -4 pm. For more information please call Rev. Kathy Casement 613 374-1232

 

Church Request: stamps, pop tabs, large plastic milk bags (but not Reid Riverside bags), Canadian Tire money, and tin cans (please save cans until September). 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