Church Bulletin for  Dec. 16, 2018 

     

  Advent 3 Year C

Guest Speaker… Kathy Douglas

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

**indicates to stand if you are able

Hearing assistive devices are available;

please ask an usher for help

Kids in the Kitchen 8 years and up.  Meet in the kitchen at 10:30

We Prepare for Worship

Musical Prelude

Gathering Music – # 7 Hope Is A Star  vs 3  (seated)

Welcome and Greeting – Life and Work of the Church

Call To Worship
Children: Are we there yet?

All: Yes, we are in the places of birth and new life.

Children: Are we there yet?

All: Yes, we are listening for the voice of God.

Children: Are we there yet?

All: Yes, God is with us even in the darkness.

Children: Are we there yet?

All: Yes, God is in the storm and the calm.

Children: Are we there yet?

All: Yes, this is a place of sharing bread and cookies.

Children: Are we there yet?

All: Yes, we are at home at Clinton United Church, the home of  the holy.

Children: We are home! Yeah

**Hymn of Praise  #6 A Candle is Burning  verses 1, 2 and 3

Third Sunday in Advent

One: From light comes life.

Deep in expectant earth, a seed stretches.

Through the flash of imagination, an idea takes root.

In a loving embrace, love glows with infant intensity.

Safe in the womb, a child

…senses its season …turning and stirring.

It is Advent, something coming,

Something vulnerable in its unstoppable yearning…

God, who is unquenchable light, encourage we pray

– … the seed,… the love, …the idea, …the child.

Let us pray

Voice 1: Uncontainable, irrepressible, bubbling up in an explosion of energy.

Voice 2: What the weary long for, what our children often embody, what makes the Divine smile – joy.

Voice 1: It cannot be paid for, but is a priceless treasure.

Voice 2: As we hope for your arrival, as we pray for peace in your living, as we wait and watch and wonder how you might reveal yourself to us, God give us joy in your Advent

We Light Three Candles

Voice 1:  Joy is not a commodity that can be bought or sold, but lives deep in the human spirit. Help us to hear that truth and believe it. Let go of what our consumer culture says will bring us happiness – money, success, a scramble to the top that leaves us flat. If we have robbed others of what they need in our clamour and quest

for more than our fair share, forgive us. Help us to turn around and begin again. God of love, we were made in joy.

May we live that way.

All: We light a candle for joy. May it light the way. AMEN

Anthem

Message and Scripture: Body Parts

CONFIRMATION SERVICE

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

PRESENTATION OF THE CANDIDATES

Kennedy Caldwell daughter of Craig & Corinn

Samantha Falconer daughter of Mark & Julie

Kaden Popp son of Dave & Karen

Abby Stevens daughter of Scott & Lori

Garrett Wilson son of Adam & Chris

PROFESSION OF FAITH IN THE TRIUNE GOD

Do you believe in God, who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, and who works in us and others, by the Spirit?

I do, by the grace of God.

COMMITMENT TO SEEK JUSTICE AND RESIST EVIL

Will you follow in the way of Jesus Christ, resisting oppression and evil, seeking justice, and witnessing to God’s love for all creation?

I will, God being my helper.

COMMITMENT TO THE WAY OF JESUS CHIRST

Will you proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, in your words and actions?

I will, God being my helper.

COMMITMENT TO MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH

Will you join with your brothers and sisters in this community of faith to celebrate God’s presence, live with respect in creation, and love and serve others?

I will, God being my helper

CONGREGATIONAL COMMITMENT

As a congregation, let us pledge to these young people our promises of faith.

We will continue to support you,

walk with you, and grow with you.

With God’s help we will live out our baptism

as a loving community in Jesus Christ: nurturing one another in faith, upholding one another in prayer, encouraging one another in God’s work.

THE ACTIONS OF CONFIRMATION

LAYING ON OF HANDS

PRESENTATION OF GIFTS and CERTIFICATES

PRAYER FOR THE CONFIRMANDS

Gracious God, giver of life, you have called us by name, and promise each of us your faithful love. We pray today for your blessing on Kaden, Kennedy, Abby, Garrett, and Samantha Watch over them as they continue to grow in faith. Remind us all of the promises of our own baptism, and renew our trust in you. 

Amen.

**Hymn   # 389  God Is Here  vs 1 & 3 

Responding to the Word

Offertory

**OFFERTORY SONG Magic Penny

Love is something if you give it away, give it away, give it away.
Love is something if you give it away, you end up having more.
It's just like a magic penny, hold it tight and you won't have any.
Blend it spend it and you'll have so many, they will roll all over the floor.
Love is something if you give it away, give it away, give it away.
Love is something if you give it away you'll end up having more.

Prayers of People

**Commissioning Hymn # 602 Blest Be the Tie that Binds  vs 1,3,5

Benediction 

Choral Blessing #974 Amen, Amen, Hallelujah, Amen


The poinsettia is in Loving Memory of Judge Frank & Bess Fingland from Kit McKnight

Turkey on a Bun LUNCH following to have our last meal with Kathy Douglas.  Hosted by Supper & W&M Committees

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ushers  Groves  Elevator  Murray Forbes

Coffee  Bob & Anne Lawson, Joyce Feltz (Lunch)

Next week  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A huge thank you to all who donated and/or volunteered for the Clinton Christmas Bureau without you all this would not be possible.  It is rewarding to see the smiles on the face of the parents when they leave with their gifts.

Rosemary & Dianne

Thanks to Kathy’s Kids in the Kitchen and everyone who donated treats and helping out at the Christmas Tea Huronview


Tuesday, 18th  Ladies Toonie Potluck Supper & Christmas Program. 6pm Social & Supper
6:30  Proceeds to Christmas Bureau

Sunday, 23  Advent IV   Christmas Cantata Service (No Sunday School)

    

Christmas Eve Service 7:30 p.m.  Candlelight, Communion and hear the story of Jesus’ birth

Sunday, December 30 @ 9:30 a.m.

Worship around the Breakfast Table~ we will gather in the hall for a potluck breakfast.  Following the potluck, we will worship around the breakfast table.  No Sunday School.   

Note from Finance:  you will have an opportunity to bring your 2018 givings up to date.  The last day to drop off donations at the church will be NOON, Friday, December 28th   

Secretary’s Office closed Monday & Friday 

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

Office closed Dec 25, 26, 27

2019 Church Calendars for sale.  $6. See Donna Holmes or Marilyn 

Turkey Pies are still available $3.50/pie.  See Ethel

We are looking for new committee members They say change is as good as a rest.  If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering on a committee please contact Marilyn or Maarten or a committee member.  ALL committees need you!

Christmas Benefit Concert for Huron Women’s Shelter featuring HuronSong Chorus with guest soloist Jack Clarke Monday, December 17th ~ 7:30 pm at Northside United Church, Seaforth

Memories of Christmas featuring ‘thatotherchoir’ and Suncoast Brass, Friday, 21st @ 7:30 pm at Huron County Museum   $15.  

Looking for a great gift to give to a child for Christmas?

Why not give a “Week at Camp”.

Camp Menesetung is excited to announce that registrations for all 2019 Summer programs will be opening at 2018 rates till December 31st!      For more information go to www.campmenesetung.ca.  


PLEASE BE AWARE WHEN PARKING IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT OF THE FALLING SNOW & ICE FROM ROOF.  STAY BACK FAR ENOUGH FROM BUILDING

 

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