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   You Tube link for the service on June 16, 2024:    https://youtu.be/kcx-iqNiaEk


       Dundas Street United Church

                   A Place to Belong…

                           Where God makes a Difference

                                      and we make a Difference

                                            in the name of God.  


Minister:  Rev. Susan Cameron

Minister Emeritus:  Rev. Dr. Margaret Trapnell

Minister Emeritus:  Rev. Liz Lemon

Director of Music:  Bill Gibbons


                       Father's Day

The bulletin this morning is dedicated to the

Sewing from The Heart group.

June 16, 2024                                                              10:30 am


We Gather To Worship

Piano Prelude                                         Bill Gibbons

Welcome and Life and Work of the Church

Land Acknowledgements

    We acknowledge the traditional Indigenous lands on which our       

    church stands:  We name the Haudenosaunee,        

    Anishinabewaki, Attiwonderonk (neutral), Mississauga and from   

    Treaty 3, 1792 the Anishinaabe.

Lighting the Christ Candle                       Jenny Gaudier                                                

            L:         Gather us in, ground us in you.

            P:        Abba, Father, Holy God, Jesus’ holy parent, we gather in your presence.

            L:         Gather us in, ground us in you. As we light this Christ candle                                  

                        may we seek your presence as Jesus sought your presence on earth.

            P:        Loving God, listening God, help us to see your living                                       

                       presence in every living person you plant in our lives.                                              

                      Guide us to see Christ’s light. Amen


Call To Worship   

Leader:   Come God,  come walk with your people for you alone are our strength and glory.

People:  Come God walk behind us, beside us, before us.

Leader:  You alone are  shelter, and the presence we seek, we put our trust in  you                                  accompanying us every day.

People: Come God, come, seek and find and put us right, for you alone are the

            light in our darkness.

Leader:   Come God, we know you are near. The sound of your footsteps will

              set us dancing again.

People: Lord, we ask for courage and strength to stay connected with you,

            may our time in worship guide us  as your servants.

Hymn:   VU #226   "For The Beauty of the Earth" 

Opening Prayer     

          God, you are like a father to us for your spark in us brings life

          and we bear your image within us all our days. We come in           

          worship to praise and to adore. Receive our united hearts, bless           

          us with your strengthening presence, and renew us for the           

          ministry to which you have called each one. To you we pray, Abba, Father. Amen 

Hymn:  MV 30    "It's A Song"

Kids' Zone

Prayer of Confession: 

            Loving, Creator God, we examine our lives in confession this morning. We don’t confess our unfaithfulness in an attitudeof fear because we are assured of your faithful love. When we look at our lives, our church, our world and see so much that falls short of fullness, we would be overwhelmed by despair except for your overwhelming care. Bless us with the renewing power of forgiveness that we might begin afresh this time with our hand more firmly clasped in yours. Amen

Assurance of Pardon

 We Listen To God's Word

Scripture Reading:  2 Corinthians 5: 6-10, 14-17      (The Message)

                                                                  Reader:   Jenny Gaudier

            One:  This is the Word of God

            All:    Thanks be to God.

Anthem:  "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"

Scripture:  Mark 4: 26-34

Sermon:    "just a little seed"

Hymn:  VU 288   "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"

Our Response To God

Invitation to the Offering

Offertory Prayer

Doxology:  VU #543   "We Give Thee But Thine Own"          vs.1

            We give thee but thine own

            what e'er the gift may be

            all that we have is thine alone

            a trust, O God from thee.

Dedication of the Prayer Shawls

The Prayers of the People

The Lord's Prayer

Closing Hymn:   VU 664   "What A Friend We Have in Jesus"

Commissioning and Benediction

Leaving Song:  "Go Now In Peace"

            Go now in peace.  Never be afraid.

            God will go with you each hour of ev’ry day.

            Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.

            Know God 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.


Choir:     "I'm Gonna Live So God Can Use Me"

Piano Postlude



Coffee Hour

Please join us today following the service for fellowship and refreshments in the brown hall.

Church Picnic

The church picnic will be held on Sunday, June 23 at the Boathouse Pavilion at Southside Park commencing at 10:30 am. Please bring your own brown bag lunch. The Worship Committee will supply cold drinks and desserts. Katie will engage us in arts and crafts.  In case of rain it will be held at the church.

Important Note - Fundscrip

Fundscrip is an important and successful fundraiser for our church.  We are very thankful for Carol Corkish's thoroughly wonderful co-ordination of this project.  Carol at this time needs to step away from this commitment and so we are seeking a new co-ordinator for the project.  Please speak to Garry Waugh if you are interested in this 3 hrs. or less monthly time commitment.

Sunday School

is being offered the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month .   After Kids Zone, the children will go downstairs with their teachers.  There will be pew activities will be available on other Sundays.

Collection for the Children's Hospital

The UCW will be collecting items for the Children's Hospital for the month of June. We would also like to extend an invitation to the congregation to participate in donating if they wish. They are looking for new books, games, coloring books and Crayola crayons, puzzles, play doh and any items that the kids may enjoy. They are also looking for "preemie" sleepers. The box will be upstairs under the coat rack and will be labelled. Thank you.

Joy Board

Will meet on Tuesday, June18th at 6:30 p.m.


Dundas St. United Church

Community Trunk Sale and Hot Dog BBQ

Saturday, July 20, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Looking to get rid of that extra stuff cluttering your home, garage or storage?  Here is your chance.

ALL venders are welcome to join us for our PARKING LOT Trunk Sale.  Sell from your vehicle or fill your parking spot with your wares!

Vehicles must be in place by 7:45 a.m.

Deadline to get a spot is July 18th.  Spots are limited so book your early.

Cost to participate:  $25.00 per parking space.  More than 1 spot per person can be purchased.  To reserve your spot or for more info call (519) 537-7935

Fantastic Friday

We are celebrating Canada Day with picnic style games.  God loves his community .  Friday, June 21, 6:30-8:00.  A family friendly night of games and fellowship in God's Love.