Order of Service: September 9, 2018
Order of Service for Sunday September 9, 2018
Strathroy United Church
Welcome back Sunday!
Thought for the day
A good reputation is better than much wealth. High esteem is more to be desired than silver and gold. For God vindicates the pure in heart, and brings ruin to the twisted ways of slanderers and evildoers. (Prov. 22, Ps 125)
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
Those who trust in the Lord shall never be shaken.
Those who place their faith in God stand on firm foundations.
Just as mountains surround Jerusalem,
God’s love and mercy surround God’s people.
Just as rivers flow through mountain ravines,
God’s mercy and compassion flow through us.
Come! Let us worship the One who brings us peace.
*Opening Hymn: “How Firm a Foundation” vs: 1,4&5
Holy One of Peace, truly you show no partiality,
for you treat all people with equity.
You have chosen the poor to be rich in faith.
You have chosen the downtrodden
to be heirs of your kingdom.
May our time of worship fill us with the desire
to love our neighbour as our selves,
through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Children’s Hymn: “Jesus Came, a Child like Me” vs 1
Ministry of Music: “I Need Thee Every Hour”
WE LISTEN FOR THE WORD OF GOD
Scripture:Psalm 125 Patti Krista
Reflection: “You are a woman of great faith.”
*Hymn: “Take My Life and Let it Be:“ vs:1,4&5 VU 506
WE RESPOND TO GOD’s GIFT OF LOVE
Invitation to share our Blessings
*Offering Hymn“ Your work, o God, Needs Many hands”
The Lord’s Prayer(Sung) VU 959
WE LEAVE INSPIRED TO LIVE OUT
AND SHARE THE GOSPEL NEWS
Hymn: “ Today We All are Called to Be Disciples”vs: 1 &4VU 507
*Commissioning and Benediction
*Sung Benediction “Benediction Prayer” Roger Kennedy
Postlude:“ Prelude and Fugue in A Minor“ JS Bach
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.
Coffee and Refreshment Times– Coffee is provided at the back of the Sanctuary before service and please join us for a time of refreshments and fellowship in the Golden Jubilee Room downstairs following the service.
Infant Nursery– We are happy to provide a Nursery with a sink, children’s table, chairs, play picnic tables, toys and an adult rocking chair. This room has audio from the church service provided. Parents, Grand Parents and visitors are asked to be responsible for themselves and their children.
Peace Candles – If you are a visitor with us this morning there are small votive candles available at the front of the sanctuary for you to take back to your home church.
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.
Church Council: Tuesday, September 11th at 7pm
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 Trinity United Church. Please keep Barb Bett, and Evelyn Bryant in your prayers.
Community Life Team
WALK IN BIBLE STUDY: Our Walk in Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, September 12th from 10-11 am. pamphlets are available at the usher stations with more details.
Lay Visitation Team Meeting: -to be held in the church parlour at 10 am on Thursday, September 20th 2018.
Parlour Group: On Mon. Sept. 10th at 10:30 a.m. The Parlour Group will meet at the Church to travel to Leisure Heights Trailer Park at Port Glasgow on Lake Erie for their meeting and Pot Luck lunch. Please bring your favourite pot luck dish. Plates, cutlery and beverages will be provided.
SOUP AND ROLL SUNDAY
M & S SOUP & ROLL SUNDAY is starting again. Please join us SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 for our next soup & roll lunch. Free will donation towards M & S goal. This will be happening every third Sunday of each month.
If you would like to donate soup to this cause, please call Joan Carter, 519-247-3901. 4.
CONGREGATIONAL LIFE TEAM
Senior Choir Practice
Please join us on ThursdayEvenings for Choir practice at 7:15 pm.If you like to sing and enjoy fellowship you are more than welcome to join us!
Bears for Pastoral Care
This is the fruit of the labour of 7 people taking a morning to put Teddy Bears together for Rev. Abiel to use for pastoral care.Thank you to Bonnie Joynt (Coordinator), Marie Campbell, Lyla Clark Smith, Caroline Khalema, Nancy Larocque, Janet Clark, and Ida Traxler. You did an awesome job sewing, and stuffing the bears. We also thank Joan Gentleman for the knitted ones.
OUR MINISTRY TEAM
Minister:Rev. Dr. Abiel T. Khalema
Office Administrator:Dianne Dixon
Music Director: Andy Cloutier
Child Youth Leader: Kaeleigh Berdan
Debbie Porte Debbie.email@example.com
Face Book Administrators: Tina Zimmermann and
ROAST BEEF DINNER
This is a CONGREGATIONAL EVENT
and it needs YOUR HELP.
DATE: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
TIME: All day or 2 hours – whatever you can give us.
There will be 2 seatings this year – 4:30 and 5:45 pm. We will need people to set up, take tickets, peel potatoes, mash potatoes, cook squash, cook vegetables, make gravy, runners to replenish food, serve tea and coffee and water, clear away dishes and clean up. We also need elevator operators. Sign up sheets are posted in the Golden Jubilee Room. Most importantly we need YOU to buy tickets!! Look for the posters, call for tickets. If you have questions, please call : Joan Carter – 519-247-3901.
Welcome Back Sunday
September 9, 2018
First Sunday of Creation Time
Strathroy United Church
131 Front St. West, Strathroy ON
With willing hearts we come
into God’s presence