Church Bulletin for  June 17, 2018

MINISTER      TBA

CHILDREN & YOUTH    KATHY DOUGLAS                   kathymdouglas@hotmail.com 

DIRECTOR of MUSIC     LOUISE DOCKSTADER

CHURCH SECRETARY   MARILYN SEEBACH                 mseebach@clintonunited.ca

CHURCH  519-482-9553      www.clintonunited.ca       

                     

 Clinton United Church

June 17, 2018

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

GUEST SPEAKER          MARLENE PECK      

**indicates to stand if you are able

 

Hearing assistive devices are available; please ask an usher for help

 

Marlene Peck was born and raised in Clinton and then lived in and around Huron County for much of her adult life.  In 2000 she had the privilege of teaching at an all girls’ secondary school for a year in Malawi.  Following this experience, she went to teach at Francisco Coll School built on an old land fill site right in the heart of Guatemala City for another year.  Marlene then came back to Canada for my studies and then became the minister of a Shared Ministry in Chetwynd B.C. – a very rural, remote community in the Northeast part of the province. It was a ministry shared by the Presbyterian, Anglican, United and Lutheran Churches of Canada (PAUL). After a 7yr stint there, Marlene returned to Ontario in 2015 in order to be closer to family. 

WE PREPARE TO WORSHIP

PRELUDE

GATHERING SONG    “It Only Takes a Spark” (289VU vs1)

    It only takes a spark to get a fire going,

    and soon all those around can warm up in its glowing:

    that's how it is with God's love,

    once you've experienced it:

    you spread God's love to everyone,

    you want to pass it on.  

WELCOME AND GREETING - LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH

CALL TO WORSHIP   Lighting of the Candle

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God 

and the communion of the Holy spirit be with you all. 

    And also with you.

It is good to give God thanks, to sing praises to the Most High;

     We will sing for joy to God, who has made us glad.

  

**Opening Hymn #374  “Come and Find the Quiet Centre” 

 

PRAYER OF APPROACH and CONFESSION and the Lord’s Prayer

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

WE LISTEN

 ANTHEM     Rocken’ the Boat

CHILDREN’S TIME  

Children leave for entertainment downstairs

SCRIPTURE READINGS

First Reading:         1 Samuel 15:34-16:13      OT 282

Psalm of Reflection:    Psalm 20        742 VU        

Second Lesson:        Mark 4: 26-34         50 NT

    For the word of God in Scripture,

    For the word of God among us,

    For the word of God within us, Thanks be to God.

 Sermon:   God’s Choice

Hymn of Reflection:     376VU (vs1)(please remain seated)

    Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

    Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

    Melt me, mould me, fill me, use me.    

    Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

WE RESPOND

**OFFERTORY Hymn #542     We Give You But Your Own

OFFERTORY PRAYER

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 

 #400     Lord, listen to your children praying,

    Lord, send your Spirit in this place;

    Lord, listen to your children praying,

    send us love, send us power, 

    send us grace!    x2

WE ARE SENT OUT

**CLOSING HYMN  # 578     “As a Fire is Meant for Burning” 

COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION       “Go Now in Peace”    

 

Coffee   Mary Gibbings, June Howatt 

Next Week Lions Park service & potluck

Ushers Gerald & Pat Shaddick, Josh & Wayne Park

Elevator John Koetsier 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Request for visits – know someone who needs a visit?  Notify Church office For emergency pastoral care contact Randy @ 519-441-1737 or Kathy Douglas 519-441-0656

 

Secretary’s Office closed Monday & Friday 

Secretary Office Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 9 -12 and 1–3 pm  

Please note:  to be included in Sunday’s bulletin, all announcements must be submitted to the secretary before Thursday 10 am.

Tuesday, 19th    Outreach Mtg 7 pm

        Property & Finance 7 pm

Sunday, June 24th  Outdoor service with Kathy Douglas and Potluck Picnic at Lion’s Park   Camp Menesetung Camp directors Mary Ross and Clayton Peters will be joining us to help with the Youth entertainment.  

Bring your lawn chairs, plates and cutlery for the potluck lunch to the Lion’s Park.  Beverages provided. Games for the youth and youth at heart.  Extreme weather conditions service will be held back at Clinton United.

JULY and AUGUST SERVICES  Come out and listen to our guest speakers and special music during our summer break    pulpit supply will be Marlene Peck, Susan Barnett and Barbara Hicks

No Sunday School or Nursery during the summer

 

youth activities over the next while at Clinton UC.

Grocery Shopping---Cooking Lunch--Eating and Games         Friday July 13 

For ages 8 and up...from 9-2 

Cooking/Shopping adventure.  (We will be going shopping and learning at Grocery store ...come back to make lunch and discuss) $5 

 

Picnic at Lions Park and Games.      Tuesday, July 17 

noon til 4.  Ages 8 and up.

Bring a snack to share.  I will bring drink, dishes, and main course.

 

Food Bank Sunday  During the summer please leave ITEMS in baskets provided in the lower floor entrances, or by secretary office door.

If anyone has extra produce from their gardens, the Salvation Army Food Bank will be happy to accept it.  Please drop it off at their store.  Not the church

Camp Menesetung News -   Summer Registration for Camp Menesetung online www.campmenesetung.ca   or  forms on our church bulletin board

Seeking Camp Cook/Cooking Team

Reminder that our Prayer Shawls are here waiting to take to someone out there in the community.  The shawls are made with love and prayers for those who need comfort and support for whatever reason

Please pick up your dishes … cart is in the hallway by the coat rack

*****Any requests to be put on the Church Website please email to Ted McDowell.  mcdowellted@gmail.com  

 

MILK BAG COLLECTION –…  drop off  milk bags in the container in the front narthex.

 

HURONSONG CHORUS Benefit Concert for Huron Women's Shelter SEAFORTH

Monday June 18th 7:30 pm @ Northside United Church,             

with Guest Flautist JAN SEARLE  ADMISSION:   FREEWILL DONATION

 

HURONSONG CHORUS Benefit Concert for Huron Women's Shelter GODERICH

Wednesday June 20th 7:30 pm @ Knox Presbyterian Church

with Guest Flautist JAN SEARLE    ADMISSION:   FREEWILL DONATION

 

STEWARD’S PORK BBQ—At the Varna Complex, Wednesday June 20th 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. hosted by Brucefield Community United Church. Adults: $18.00 Children (5-12): $6.00. Takeout Available. For tickets call: 519-482-9265, 519-233-9153, 519-263-6078, or 519-233-3198.