Clinton United Church
October 15, 2017
MINISTER REV. RANDY COVEY email@example.com
CHILDREN & YOUTHKATHY DOUGLAS firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR of MUSIC LOUISE DOCKSTADER
CHURCH SECRETARY MARILYN SEEBACH email@example.com
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.
**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!
CHILDREN’S TIME: We sing #249 VU “Rejoice in the Lord, Always”
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”
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
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
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
REV. RANDY COVEY
**indicates to stand if able firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILDREN & YOUTH
DIRECTOR of MUSIC
MARILYN SEEBACH email@example.com
Hearing assistive devices are available; please ask an usher for help.