Church Bulletin for  Sept. 23, 2018 

                     

 Intergenerational Service

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     Kathy cell# 519-441-0656

**indicates to stand if you are able


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

WE PREPARE TO WORSHIP

PRELUDE

GATHERING SONG  And on this Path VU#8  (seated)

And on this path, the gates of holiness are open wide,

And on this path, the gates of holiness are open wide,

And on this path the gates of holiness are open wide!

Open wide!  Open wide! Open wide!  The gates are open wide

So enter in, the gates of holiness are open wide,

So enter in, the gates of holiness are open wide,

So enter in, the gates of holiness are open wide!

Open wide!  Open wide! Open wide!  The gates are open wide

WELCOME AND GREETING - LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH

CALL TO WORSHIP 

 ALL:  God of great love, We hear You calling us,

ONE:  over the clamour of our busy lives;

ALL:  Give us grace to pause and be still; 

(pause)

ONE: Still our minds pre-occupied with stuff...commitments, schedules, concerns;

 Still our gaze to see, with Your joy, the wonder of Your creation. 

ALL: Guide our seeing and our hearing, our words and our actions, 

ONE: Remind us of our truth....Your truth, that is...

Remind us to find ways to be people of justice and peace Amen

Lighting of the Community Christ Candle (With the Christ Candle lighting)

ONE: As we light our flame this morning:

ALL: we celebrate by its warmth, the depth and

breadth of our congregation;

we celebrate the teachings we can learn from Jesus.

 

**Opening Hymn  #639VU One More Step Along the Road I Go 

WE LISTEN

ANTHEM

Story Time    Who/What is the Greatest?

 SCRIPTURE READING   Mark 9:35-37  

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.

Message

Celebrating Our Sunday School Program

One: God calls each of us to lead, using the gifts given to us;                         

Many: Some to be prophets, some to work miracles, some to encourage and some to teach.   

Some to cook turkeys, some to sponsor refugees, some to sing, some to count money

 One: There are different kinds of gifts,

Many: but the same Spirit!
One: There are different kinds of ways to serve God,                                        

Many: but one God to serve and worship!

One:   Be with us now as we celebrate the gift of our Sunday School at Clinton United Church.

Many:  Amen

Commissioning Questions 

To the Teachers:

Do you promise to trust in God’s guidance, ever seeking to learn as you lead, to offer your time and love, and to share lovingly your talent with the children who come to our Sunday School Program? 

We do. 

To the Christian Education Committee:

Do you commit to supporting these teachers as they seek to nurture and create safe space for the children that come to our Sunday School Program?

We do.

To the Congregation: 

These teachers and leaders have a vital role in the nurturing of our faith as a community. Will you support them with prayer, encouragement, interest and compassion? 

We will! 

To the children :

You are a very important part of our congregation. Thank you for being here! We have a question for you. 

Will you come to Sunday School whenever you can?  

We will

Will you laugh, love and learn about God and Jesus with the help of these teachers? 

We will! 

Prayer

WE RESPOND

**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.

OFFERING PRAYER

PRAYERING IN COMMUNITY

WE ARE SENT OUT

**CLOSING HYMN  #289 “It Only Takes a Spark”

COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION   “Go Now in Peace”

The Christian Ed and Outreach committees invite the children and their families and You to a Hot Dog lunch following the service Proceeds to Heartland Soup Kitchen

Ushers  Pat & Bob Mann, Wayne & Josh Park Elevator  John Koetsier 

Coffee  23rd  Helena McShane, Marie Black (lunch)

30th   Eileen McGregor, Karen Tait

Request for visits – know someone who needs a visit?  

For emergency pastoral care contact Kathy Douglas 519-441-0656

Secretary’s Office closed Monday & Friday 

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, 25th Line Dancing 9:30 am  

Turnip cut’n bag 9 a.m.

Team Captain ticket/money return 5:30-6:30 - Nursery

Property & Finance Mtg & SETUP 6:30 pm

Supper Team Planning Mtg 7 pm - Library

Outreach Mtg 7 pm

Wednesday, 26th OFFICIAL BOARD MEETING 7 p.m

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

Thursday, 27th   Potato peelers 9 am the morning of the supper

Please sign the list on the kitchen warming oven door if you can assist

Prayer & Conversation Time in the Library 10 am

 ‘With God, a tiny drop can make a big ripple.’    All welcome

Thursday, September 27 . . .   4:30 – 7 pm

Clinton United Church Roast Turkey Supper

Advance tickets only   TAKE OUT AVAILABLE

Adults $18. / 6 – 12yrs. $8. / 5 & under free

Tickets available from many members, church office

Sunday 30th  “Food Bank Sunday”  

Alzheimer’s Coffee Break hosted by the UCW

 


Church family, 

you are invited to Joe Gibson's 90th  Birthday Party

Sunday, September 23,    from 1-4   

at the farm 41904 Huron Rd.


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.  Please don’t leave it at the church.


UJIMA at Camp Bimini-(see poster on Sunday School Board) Ages 10-14

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH 7 PM - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH 3 PM

This social justice weekend is a new venture for Camp Bimini.  This weekend will provide an opportunity to gather and engage participants in how we live in and view God’s world, while seeking justice, loving kindness and walking humbly.    This year our focus will be on education and awareness of persons living with disabilities.  Ujima is an African word meaning “collective work and responsibility” and we hope participants go home with a greater understanding and respect for the world in which we live