Order of Service: August 12, 2018
Order of Service for Sunday August 12, 2018
Strathroy United Church
Thought for the day
Even when angry, say only what is helpful to build up the community; speak only what is beneficial to lift up those who listen to what you say. (Eph. 4:29)
We Gather With God
Welcome and Life and Work of the Church
Hymn: Take, O Take Me as I Am” X’s 2 MV 85
Take, O take me as I am;
summon out what I shall be;
set your seal upon my heart
and live in me.
Lighting the Christ Candle
Call to Worship
We cry out to you, O Lord.
Hear our voices and heed our prayers.
We wait for the fulfillment of your promises, O God.
Renew our hope and restore our joy.
We gather to receive your strength, O Christ.
Feed us with the bread of eternal life.
Come! Let us worship.
*Opening Hymn: ” Make Me a Channel of your peace” Vs 1 & 3VU684
Opening Prayer(Eph 4, John 6)
Bread of heaven, feed us till we want no more.
Nourish our parched souls.
and strengthen our weary hearts.
Gather us together as one,
that we might build one another up.
Breathe your Spirit into our worship
and speak through our voices,
that we may speak words of truth and help,
and share moments of hope and love.
Bread of heaven, feed us till we want no more. Amen.
Children’s Hymn: “Jesus, Friend of Little Children” VU340 vs 1
(Craft table available at the back of the GJR)
Ministry of Music: “A New Creed”
Soloist: Dawn Moyer – Soprano
WE LISTEN FOR THE WORD OF GOD
2 Samuel 18:5-9
Reflection: “I Am the
Bread of Life”
*Hymn: “O Love that wilt not let me go” vs1,3&4 VU658
WE RESPOND TO GOD’s GIFT OF LOVE
Invitation to share our Blessings
*Offering Hymn“ Your work, o God, Needs Many hands” VU 537
The Lord’s Prayer
We Leave Inspired to Live out and
Share the Gospel News
Hymn: “Spirit of the living God”VU376
*Commissioning and Benediction
*Sung Benediction “Benediction Prayer” Roger Kennedy
Postlude: “Aquarelle“ M. Sytchev
Minister: Rev. Dr. Abiel Khalema
Organist: Andy Cloutier
Welcome to Strathroy
We are happy to have you with us this morning. If you are new to our church please feel free to ask our Ushers any questions about our worship service and facility.
LIGHT A CANDLE
TO SUPPORT OUR VACANCY SEARCH TEAM
Rev. Abiel would like the congregation to light a candle in their homes every Wednesday evening at 7 pm for about 10 minutes until a new minister is selected. This shows our Search Team we support them and with the help of the Holy Spirit to guide them they will make the best selection of a minister for our church. 3.
Summer Office Hours
The church office will be open:
Tuesday to Thursday 9-4 in August
Prayer Circle Box
The Prayer circle group have supplied Prayer Request Cards that are completely confidential. At the back of the GJR you will find a locked wooden box with a slot for cards.
This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of Richards Memorial United Church.
Please keep Evelyn Bryant, and Barb Bett in your prayers.
Note: Pastoral Care is important. Please contact the church office if you are going into hospital or if you or a family member are needing Pastoral Care. Your name will not be in the bulletin unless we have permission from you to do so. We wish to offer Pastoral Care support and at the same time respect your confidentiality.
Congregational Life Team: Sunday, Aug. 12 at 11:15 am
Community Life Team: Wednesday, Sept. 5th at 11am
Church Council: Tuesday, September 11th at 7pm
Community Life Team
Rev. Abiel delivers small teddy bears when he does his hospital pastoral care visits. Joan Gentleman has done one that is knitted and if you wish to knit/crochet some please contact her at 519-245-4037. We thank Evelyn Bryant who has done the material ones in the past. We are having a bee to do the material ones on Wednesday, August 29th from 10-3pm(bring a bag lunch). Options to help are cutting, sewing, stuffing, some embroidery work. You can be a part of the assembly line::>). 4.
We have applied for a booth at our local Farmers Market. Our goal is to promote our church and various programs to our community. Flyers will be available for information and various activities for children. We need your help too. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are willing to help promote our
church in a positive manner. If you could help out for 1 Saturday morning, that would be awesome. Please let anyone on Community Life Team know of your availability. Thanks.
We are also looking for a portable shade awning.
Restructure of the
United Church of Canada
Please see below the links to bring you all up to date on the restructuring of the United Church of Canada.
Remit Enactment Means Major Structural Changes for the Church
Yesterday afternoon GC43 enacted seven remits that originated at GC42 three years ago. Remit enactment represents one of the biggest structural changes in the history of The United Church of Canada. Before reaching the floor of GC43, a strong majority of pastoral charges and presbyteries voted in favour of the remits. The full news piece is available here. “Now the stage is set for a new structure that will take us into the years ahead,” says David Allen, Remit Implementation Project Leader with the United Church. “We can look forward to how the new structures will reflect our faithfulness to God in the future.”
Still have questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone can also sign up to receive the Remit Implementation newsletter here.
WHEN: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Friday August 24th
WHO: Youth grades 6-12.
WHAT: We will be having a 10-ft sundae at our next youth night! Yes, you heard me right, 10 FEET. So, come on out and bring some of your favourite toppings to share and make this sundae delicious!
If you do not have any toppings of your own, do not worry we will be providing some as well. If you can not eat ice cream or have any allergies please let me know!
Come on out for:
If you have any questions, please e-mail Kaeleigh at email@example.com.