Bulletin and announcements – June 26, 2022

Dunsford United Church

Sunday, June 26, 2022 – Canada Day Service

Pulpit Supply: Darlene Hallett, LLWL

†= stand as you are able

WELCOME AND CELEBRATIONS

† GATHERING MUSIC: VU # 218 “We Praise, You O God” (Words: Julia Cory)

We praise you, O God, our Redeemer, Creator; in grateful devotion our tribute we bring.

We lay it before you; we kneel and adore you; we bless your holy name, glad praises we sing.

We worship you, God of our mothers and fathers, through trial and tempest,

companion and guide. When perils o’ertake us, you will not forsake us, but faithful to your promise, you walk by our side.

With voices united our praises we offer and gladly our songs of thanksgiving we raise.

Our sins now confessing, we pray for your blessing, to you, our great Redeemer, forever be praise!

LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE LANDS (Unison)

We acknowledge, honour and respect this land and the Anishinaabe/Mississauga peoples with whom Treaty 20, Williams treaty, was signed, on the lands where I am, and we acknowledge also and give thanks for the lands and people of treaties and unceded territories of all who are worshiping. It is up to all of us to live into truth, respect and reconciliation with all our relations.

CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively):

God welcomes us all into this sacred space.

Christ invites us to join with him and with each other to share in the Good News.

We come into this time together to experience the divine presence of God in word, prayer, and song, and in each other.

(Stephanie Richmond, student at Emmanuel College, now Seagrave U.C.)

Canada: Did you know….            

† NATIONAL ANTHEM: VU # 524 “O Canada”

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

OPENING PRAYER in unison:

Let us pray.   Wonderful Creator God.   As we join in praise, in prayer, in song and in worship may we feel your Spirit intertwining through us and all around us.   Comforting us.  Strengthening us, upholding us.  Let the warmth of your loving presence open, uplift and transform us, making us whole.  Through our Saviour Jesus, our Christ, and our friend.   Amen.

MINISTRY OF MUSIC:

OFFERING AND DEDICATION in unison:

We have shared these gifts as symbols of the ways in which we seek to be a presence in our world for the well being of others.  Help us, God, to keep our focus on the needs of others and the well being of our neighbours, as we go forward in Christ’s name.  Amen.

HYMN: VU #664 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (Words: Joseph Scriven)

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,

all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?

Christ the Saviour is our refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do our friends despise, forsake us? Are we tempted to despair?

Jesus’ strength will shield our weakness, and we’ll find new courage there.

STORY AND PRAYERS FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART

Little Chick & the Starry Night

SCRIPTURE READINGS: (read by Gloria)

1 Thessalonians 5: 6 – 11

So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.  For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.  But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.  For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.  He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.  Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Proverbs 25: 16 – 28

If you find honey, eat just enough—    too much of it, and you will vomit.
Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house—    too much of you, and they will hate you.

Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow  is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.
Like a broken tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble.
Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day,  or like vinegar poured on a wound, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;  if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head,  and the Lord will reward you.

Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.

Better to live on a corner of the roof  than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.
Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked.

It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.

Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.

† HYMN: VU #120 “O Jesus I Have Promised” (Words: John Bode)

O Jesus, I have promised to serve you to the end;

remain for ever near me, my Saviour and my friend:

I shall not fear the journey if you are by my side,

nor wander from the pathway if you will be my guide.

O let me feel you near me: the world is ever near;

I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear;

my foes are ever near me, around me and within;

but, Jesus, then draw nearer and shield my soul from sin.

O let me hear you speaking in accents clear and still,

above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self-will;

O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;

now speak, and make me listen, O guardian of my soul.

O Jesus, you have promised to all who follow you,

that where you are in glory your servant shall be too.

And Jesus, I have promised to serve you to the end;

O give me grace to follow, my Saviour and my friend.

MESSAGE: Grandmother’s Butter Tarts

JOYS AND CONCERNS

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE responsively:

Let us pray:

Each of us have our share of times when things go wrong.  Times when relationships fail us or we fail them.  Times when grief cries out for healing.  Times when our bodies are filled with pain and our minds are filled with worry.

Jesus, gentle teacher, teach us the power of prayer.

There are times when we can’t make sense of what is going on in this world.  Times when we even might doubt your presence and care for us.

Jesus, gentle teacher, teach us the power of prayer.

When life seems out of control and injustices seem too many to bear

Jesus, gentle teacher, let us come to you with hope and with trust.  In your presence we shall be loved and restored in strength.  

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. 

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.  Amen

† CLOSING HYMN:  VU #642 “Be Thou My Vision” (Words: Irish ca. 8th century)

Be thou my vision, O joy of my heart; naught be all else to me save that thou art,

thou my best thought, by day or by night, waking or sleeping thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, my calm in all strife; I ever with thee, and thou in my life;

thou loving parent, thy child may I be, thou in me dwelling, and I one with thee.

Be thou my battle shield, sword for the fight be thou my dignity, thou my delight,

thou my soul’s shelter, thou my high tower; raise thou me heavenward, O power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor vain empty praise, thou mine inheritance, now and always;

thou and thou only, the first in my heart, great God of heaven, my treasure thou art.

Great God of heaven, after victory won, may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s sun!  Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, still be my vision, O ruler of all.

SMILE

COMMISSIONING AND BLESSING

† CHORAL RESPONSE: “Go Now in Peace” (Words: Don Besig and Nancy Price)

Go now in peace, never be afraid.  God will go with you each hour of every day.

Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true. Know He will guide you in all you do.

Go now in love and show you believe. Reach out to others so all the world can see

God will be there watching from above. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

Amen, Amen, Amen

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Update from the UCW: The Yard & Bake Sale raised $3,450, which is being donated to the church’s General Fund.  Thank you to all the people who contributed and participated.

Update from the Worship Team: Hymn books and CDs will replace the slideshow for worship services during July, August and Sept. 4th. 

Sunday Worship Schedule

Thank you to Carolle, Mary M, and Brian, who have volunteered to operate the CD player and soundboard and be back up through the summer! 

Each Sunday, the Scripture reading will be printed and set out on the table behind the last pew, with the sign up sheets.

DateWorship LeaderReaderMinistry of Music
July 3Worship Team with Guest Speaker, JackieBrian and Shirley  
July 10Robert Bennett  
July 27Anne Hepburn  
July 31Evelyn Chamber  

Please continue to pray for: Emma; Tracie; Kristen; Mary Lou; Marg; Marilyn and Claude, Beryl and Murray, Teddy.

Cheer Ministry: Please call Mary M when a church member/family needs to be remembered with a card: thinking of you; get well; or special birthday/anniversary wishes.

A Stewardship Second: How do you feel when you’re inspired to mission, invited to generosity, and thanked with gratitude? Can you inspire, invite, and thank those around you?

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Dunsford Community Food Bank: Contact Fay Carslake 705-341-3699 or faycarslake@hotmail.com

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