Order of Service: August 12, 2018

Order of Service:  August 12, 2018

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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 Time:   


Children’s Hymn: Jesus, Friend of Little Children”      VU340 vs 1 

(Craft table available at the back of the GJR) 


Ministry of MusicA New Creed”
              Soloist: Dawn Moyer – Soprano 






2 Samuel 18:5-9 

Ephesians 4:25-5:2 

John 6:35,41-51           


Reflection:   I Am the  

                  Bread of Life”                       


*Hymn: “O Love that wilt not let me go” vs1,3&4  VU658 





Invitation to share our Blessings 

*Offering Hymn Your work, o God, Needs Many hands”         VU 537 

*Offering Prayer  

Pastoral Prayers   

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 


PostludeAquarelle M. Sytchev 


Minister:  Rev. Dr. Abiel Khalema 

Organist:  Andy Cloutier 


  Welcome to Strathroy  

United Church 

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. 




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.  


Family Prayers 

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 


Hospital Bears 

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. 

Farmers Market 

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 remits@united-church.ca. 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 kaeleighb13@hotmail.com.