HARROWSMITH-VERONA PASTORAL CHARGE

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH  

 Minister:  Catherine Oxenford-Grant

Worship Leader:  Rev. Ian Mackay

Organist:  Stan Stinchcombe

Office Phone: 613-374-2777

 Web:www.h-vpastoralcharge.org               e-mail:office@h-vpastoralcharge.org

 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lay Reader:   Beatrice Moffitt

 

 

ORGAN PRELUDE Capriccio in F (Handel)
GREETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

SCRIPTURE SENTENCES AND LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE

 
CHORAL INTROIT Welcome, Jesus You Are Welcome (Damon)
                   
LITANY OF APPROACH

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!

 

**HYMN        . . . .  Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above . . . .          #216     

 

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 TIME

 

CHILDREN’S HYMN   . . . .  Jesus Came, A Child Like Me  . . . . .       #583

 

LORD’S PRAYER

 

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)

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

     

HYMN                          . .   O For a World . . .  .                                   #697

 

BENEDICTION

 

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

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & MEETINGS

Lay Reader Sept 30: Ian Mackay

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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