Order of Service: September 9, 2018

Order of Service:  September 9, 2018

Click to view Order of Service September-9-2018 in PDF format

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. 

 

Blessing 

 

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 

VU 660 

Opening Prayer: 

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 Time:   

Children’s Hymn: Jesus Came, a Child like Me” vs 1  

VU583 

 

Ministry of Music“I Need Thee Every Hour” 

 

WE LISTEN FOR THE WORD OF GOD 

 

Scripture:Psalm 125         Patti Krista 

Mark 7:24-37 

  

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” 

                

*Offering Prayer  

 

Pastoral Prayers   

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. 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS: 

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.  

 

Family Prayers 

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 

minister@strathroyunitedchurch.ca519-245-0276 

 

Office Administrator:Dianne Dixon 

office@strathroyunitedchurch.ca519-245-0276 

519-280-5040 

Music Director: Andy Cloutier 

519-854-8574 

Child Youth Leader:       Kaeleigh Berdan 

519-245-0276 

Custodian:John Larocque 

519-245-1304 

Webmaster:  www.strathroyunitedchurch.ca   

Debbie Porte Debbie.porte@hotmail.ca 

 

Face Book Administrators: Tina Zimmermann and 

      David Honsberger 

Links: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2197988933761213/https://www.facebook.com/strathroyunitedchurch/ 

 

ROAST BEEF DINNER 

HELP NEEDED!! 

 

 

 

 

 

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. WestStrathroy ON 

519-245-0276 

www.strathroyunitedchurch.ca 

office@strathroyunitedchurch.ca 

 

With willing hearts we come 

into God’s presence