Clinton United Church 

    October 15, 2017

  Fall

MINISTER   REV. RANDY COVEY                        rcovey@clintonunited.ca

CHILDREN & YOUTHKATHY DOUGLAS    kathymdouglas@hotmail.com 

DIRECTOR of MUSIC   LOUISE DOCKSTADER

CHURCH SECRETARY     MARILYN SEEBACH     mseebach@clintonunited.ca

CHURCH519-482-9553      www.clintonunited.ca  

Rev. Covey Cell   519-441-1737    

**indicates to stand if you are able

 

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

 

 

 WE PREPARE TO WORSHIP

GATHERING SONG (289VU) please remain seated 

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 and PRAYER OF APPROACH

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.

The candle is lit as a reminder of the light of Chist

given to us all, a symbol of God's presence each and every day.

    For the light of Christ within us and around us, 

    thanks be to God!

Let us pray:

God of all our wandering, now guide our feet that stray.

God of all our wondering, speak to our minds each day.

God of all our pondering, now open hearts to care.

God of all our floundering, give strength and will to dare.

Christ, the risen sun, our light, be with us all we pray.Amen.

Our Father...Amen.

**Opening Hymn # 395    “Come In, Come In and Sit Down”

WORDS OF ASSURANCE AND GOD’S GRACE

Hear the Good News: God loves us with a love we can barely understand. We are accepted as we are, forgiven the things that hold us back, and inspired to live lives of wholeness and love with the world God gives us.  Thanks be to God!  

WE LISTEN

ANTHEM    Rejoice

CHILDREN’S TIME: We sing #249 VU     “Rejoice in the Lord, Always”

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Psalm of Reflection:        Psalm 107 (Part 4)    832 VU

First Lesson:            Isaiah 25: 1-9        687 OT Lexie Murch Second Lesson:            Philippians 4: 1-9    248 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:    GOOD GRIEF, DO I STILL HAVE TO BE THANKFUL?    

**Hymn of Reflection # 664    “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

WE RESPOND

OFFERTORY Hymn #542     We Give You But Your Own

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  Jesus, Remember Me (148VU) 

Before prayer:        Jesus, remember me, 

            when you come into your kingdom.

            Jesus, remember me,

            When you come into your kingdom.  X2        

After prayer:  Sing Amen (431VU)

            Amen, we praise your name, O God.

            Amen, we praise your name, O God.

            Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen.

            Amen, we praise your name, O God.  X2 

    WE ARE SENT OUT

**CLOSING HYMN #      MV145    “Draw the Circle Wide”

COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION    “Go Now in Peace”    

   Following the service Alzheimer’s Coffee Break hosted by the UCW.  An extended Thank You for your support and generosity. . . . 

Alzheimer Society, Huron County   

UshersKaren Tait, Doug & Shirley Mills, MaryAnn Chambers  

Elevator  Murray Forbes

CoffeeAnn MacLean, June Howatt

Next Week 22nd   Polly, Linda Dunford, Kathy & kids

Marilyn’s Office   I will be on holidays Saturday, October 7 till

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Tuesday    Line Dance  9:30 am

        Property & Finance Meeting 7 pm

Wednesday Prayer Shawl Ministry 2pm in the library

Starting up Tuesday, October 17th  Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm

Monday, 16th   UCW Presbyterial Fall Rally at Exeter United              Topic: Sleeping Children Around the World Music – Cellar Swellers Registration 6:30pmContact Marlene if interested. 

Wedneday, 18th  Nightingles  7:30 pm

Thursday, 19th Shuffle Board 1:30 pm 

New joiners most welcome.  Come out and have some fun!!

 

Sunday, 22nd  UCW will be conducting the service as Rev Randy isGuest Speaker at Caven Anniversary Service

Jr Kids in the Kitchen (Gr 3-5) with Kathy D

 

Sunday, 29th  Intergenerational Service with KathyTheme: Hallowe’en 

Please wear your best MASKfor intergenerational Sunday 

Tuckersmith Resettlement Project 1st Anniversary Potluck

Today at Egmondville United Church @ Noon

To celebrate one year since the Al Massad Family's Arrival

 

 

 Join Us for a 90th Birthday Celebration in 

Honour of Oz Andrews

Saturday October 21   

Drop –in anytime from 1 – 4 pm 

@ Clinton United Church

 

KEEP US IN MIND

FESTIVE FALL BAZAAR   

Saturday. November 4 

We're counting on your usual creativity 

in your generous donations to make 

Festive Fall Bazaar another tremendous success!

Requesting QUALITY Silent Auction Items 

as well as   baking,   canning,   deli,   produce, 

Let’s help out with our TREASURES & TALENT.   

 

D e a t h Ca f e

At Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and

     discuss death, dying & grief.

The aim is to normalize death.

When: Tuesday, November 7 @ 7-8:30pm

Where: Clinton United Church, Clinton

PLEASE RSVPKathy Douglas

519-523-4380   kathymdouglas@hotmail.com

 

 

Fun Night  Friday, November 10 @ CLINTON UNITED

Pizza Making and BIG Games from 6-8:30 for Grades 5+

Overnight Hang Out for High School Youth

 (finish at 10:30am Saturday, November 11)

 

 

Canadian Foodgrains Bank Benefit Concert for Fields of Faith Growing Project

Featuring the Celtic Band The Flailing Shilaleighs

Saturday, October 28, 7 P.M.

Brucefield Community United Church, 12 London Road Brucefield

Tickets $20 available by calling 519-233-5755, 519-522-0366 or 519-482-9265

 

Prayer Shawls that are ready to go are placed downstairs hallway table by ladies washroom for you to give to someone in needy comfort.  These shawls are for anyone to have or give in the community. Please fill in the book

 

Clinton United is hosting the Christmas Bureau this year from Dec 4 -15th. 

Volunteers are needed for both weeks. 

List is on the warming cupboard in the kitchen. 

Please sign with name and telephone #. 

Also any extra info you think we need.

 

 

Church Bulletin for  Oct. 15, 2017


MINISTER
REV. RANDY COVEY
Cell: 519-441-1737
**indicates to stand if able            rcovey@clintonunited.ca

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  

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