Church Bulletin for Apr. 21, 2019 


  Easter Day






Box 204 Clinton, Ontario   519-482-9553

**indicates to stand if you are able. Hearing assistive devices are available; please ask an usher for help


Life and Work of the Church

Acknowledgment of Territory

Exsultet: The light of Christ!

Thanks be to God!

Rejoice now heavenly hosts and choirs of angels, 

and let your trumpets shout Salvation 

for the victory of our mighty King.

Rejoice and sing now, all the round earth, 

bright with a glorious splendour.  

For the darkness has been vanquished by our eternal King.

Rejoice and be glad now, Holy Church, and let your holy courts, 

in radiant light, resound with the praises of your people.  

The Lord be with you.

And with your Spirit.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God!

It is right to give God thanks and praise!

It is truly right and good always and everywhere,….

… and who lives and reigns forever and ever.  Amen   

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Christ is risen!

Christ is risen indeed!


*Hymn:  155 Jesus Christ is Risen Today

Opening Prayer(in unison)

Holy God, Resurrected Lord and Spirit of Life

We thank You for the hope You bring,

The Hope seen in the greening of creation,

The new bulbs and flowers bursting forth,

The death of winter replaced by life springing forth.

We see these signs and remember the Resurrection,

We seek the hope of resurrection 

in our souls and in our lives.

We pray in the Name of our Risen Lord, Jesus the Christ.   Amen

Choir Anthem

Time with the Children:    Symbols of Easter

Hymn 175 This is the Day that God has made!  Rejoice! Rejoice!

Scripture:  Isaiah 65: 17 – 25 Murray Lobb

    Psalm 118 p. 837 parts 1, 2, 3 with refrain

John 20: 1 - 18

**Hymn 164 The Day of Resurrection

Reflection The Easter Story 

Prayers of the People


Offertory Response 540

Grant us God, the grace of giving, with a spirit large and free,

That ourselves and all our living we may offer faithfully. 

Offertory Prayer

**Communion Hymn: 468 Let us Talents and Tongues Employ v. 1 & 2

Celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion 

** Hymn: 468  Let us Talents and Tongues Employ v. 3


Benediction Response:  You shall go out with Joy  884  

You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace;

The mountains and the hills will break forth before you

They’ll be shouts of joy, and all the trees of the field

Will clap, will clap their hands! 

And all the trees of the field will clap their hands x x

The trees of the field will clap their hands  x x

The trees of the field will clap their hands x x

While you go out with joy. 


Ushers  Bill & Lia Hoggarth Elevator  Ann Cox 

Coffee Pat Shaddick, Peggy Menzies

Next week  Helena McShane, Marie Black

Secretary’s Office closed Monday & Friday 

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

Rev Cathy’s Office hours: Tuesday – Friday 9 – 1pm


Tuesday 23rd  Line Dancing 9:30 am     Carpet Bowling 1:15 pm

Wednesday, 24th  Prayer Shawl Ministry 2pm in the library

Turkey Pie Workshop  9am prepare/ 1:30 pie crust and fill    HELP FOR BOTH TIMES MUCH APPRECIATED


*Board Delegates - PICK UP YOUR BOARD PACKET at the front entrance

Thursday, 25th  Shuffle Board 1:15 pm     Quilting 10 am   

Sunday, 28th Food Bank Sunday, Sunday School with Youth leader, Mary Ross

Clinton United Church TURKEY DINNER                                           

Thursday, May 2     4:30 – 7:00 p.m.              Advance Tickets Only    TAKE OUT AVAILABLE                  

 Adults $18. /  6-12 yrs. $8. /   5 & under free     Tickets available from team captains, members, office.  Get yours soon.         

Sunday School Bowling Night on Friday, May 3rd at 7:00p.m. at Little Bowl in Goderich. Also if you could let your grand babies know they are more than welcome to join us! Contact Rose for info.  

…Almost Famous Players coming to Clinton United

Show Time:  Sunday, May 5th, 2:30 p.m.  ALMOST FAMOUS PLAYERS,  a group of developmentally challenged adults from Wingham, Clinton, Goderich and surrounding area, who perform to the choreography of many popular songs, inspiring you and touching your emotions providing a fun family afternoon.

May 3 – 5 Westminster Weekend Retreat for women @ Stoneridge Inn, London.  Deadline to register April 14.  See bulletin board for more info

CLINTON UNITED CHURCH YARD SALE    MAY 24, 25th   Finance and Property committee is requesting good used “saleable” items for our Yard Sale.  Please note Drop off begins after May 3rd, place behind the curtains on stage.  This is due to the events happening in April and early May the stage and auditorium need to be empty. 

Saturday, April 27 9am - noon  Camp Menesetung Clean Up Day  (lunch provided)  

High school volunteer hours are acknowledged!  Please come out and help spruce us up for the camping year.

Hike for Hospice, Sunday, May 5  Join us for a choice of a 1,3,5 or 7km loop trail along the Lobb Trail.  Register 11am-1pm, and shuttle to the start of the trail.  Following the hike join is for a Pork Roast Dinner, prizes… BBQ cost $15., $35. Family.  Gather a team and join us to support Huron Hospice.  See bulletin board for more info. 


Tuesday May 7th at 12:00 pm at Brucefield Community United Church. $15 at the door. Proceeds to the Clinton and Seaforth Hospitals. Door prizes. Everyone welcome.

*****Any requests to be put on the Church Website please email to Ted McDowell.