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Our Youtube Link for 14 February's service is      https://youtu.be/yPt4v120My8   

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Dundas Street United Church

285 Dundas St.

Woodstock, ON  N4S 1B3

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Minister: Rev. Sherpherd Munikwa

Voluntary Associate Minister: Rev. Liz Lemon

 

Thank you, for joining us during this time of worship!

Your presence is a blessing!

 

Transfiguration Sunday

February 14, 2021      10:30 a.m.  

 

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

Introit:        "Trust and Obey"

Greetings, Welcome & Celebrating God’s Presence

Lighting of Christ Candle:

     We light this candle as a sign of God's Spirit at work in the  world! May its light brighten our spirits, may the light of God

     shining through us brighten the world. Amen!

1st Hymn:   VU 575      “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”

Call to Worship:

            Jesus went to the mountain and was changed/Transformed.

            Jesus is calling us to be changed. We are here Lord, change

             our lives. You have called us, O God, change our hearts. We come

             before you, O God, change our thinking. Open our lives, our

             hearts, our thinking, Open us, O God, to your loving

             changes.  Amen!

Opening Prayer     (in unison):

God of power and wonder, we are awestruck by the glory of your presence. We rejoice at what we can see; we marvel at what we cannot see.

You dazzle us with your brightness; you overshadow us as with a great cloud.

Loving, protecting, challenging, nurturing, you strengthen and transform us.

May we may love and serve you, in all that we are and do. Glory be to you.  Amen!

Kids’ Zone

 The Transfiguration Of Jesus Bible Story | Kids On The Move  (video)

Prayer of Confession (in unison):

      Light has come into the world, but we love the night. Love

      has come into the world, but we continue to hate. Grace has

      come into the world, but we cannot forgive. Hope has come

       into the world, but we are surrounded by despair. New life

       has come into the world, but we are tired. Peace has come

       into the world, but conflict continues. Joy has come into the

       world, but we are sad. Judge us, O God, by your gracious  

       love. Forgive us, O God, and set us free.  Amen! 

Assurance of Forgiveness:

       Friends! Hear the Good News of the Gospel. God hears the cries

       of the broken-hearted and renews the strength of those who trust

       in his mercy. In Jesus Christ, God has taken us by the hand,

       forgiving our sins and lifting us up to new life Amen!

 

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading:                                   Rosemary Vanderhoeven

            Mark 9:2–9

            The transfiguration of Jesus.

            This is the Word of the Lord! Praise be to God. Amen!

2nd Hymn: VU 296    “This is God’s Wondrous World”

Sermon:    Theme: Mountain Experience prepares us for the valley!

Pastoral Prayer:

 The New Creed:

            We are not alone,
            we live in God’s world.
            We believe in God:
            who has created and is creating,
            who has come in Jesus,
            the Word made flesh,
            to reconcile and make new,
            who works in us and others by the Spirit.

            We trust in God.
            We are called to be the Church:
            to celebrate God’s presence,

         to live with respect in Creation,

            to love and serve others,
            to seek justice and resist evil,
            to proclaim Jesus,
            crucified and risen,
            our judge and our hope.
            In life, in death,
            in life beyond death,
            God is with us.
            We are not alone.
            Thanks be to God.

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

Our Offering:

Prayer of Dedication (in unison):

       Our Loving God, by your generosity we have received all that

        we have and all that we are. Grant that we may so use the

        things which you have entrusted to our care, that we may

       become more and more your children in spirit and in truth;

        through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen!

3rd Hymn: VU 264 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

Blessing and Sending Forth:

     Friends! Go now into the world, rejoicing in God’s presence with

     you. Bring the news of peace and hope to all you meet. We come

     down from the mountain with mountain-like faith. We walk on

     God's paths as bright, shining lights. We live in God's ways with

      faith, hope, and love. We go into the world transformed and

      renewed Amen!

Go Now in Peace

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Next Week's Scripture

February 21 – Lent 1

Mark 1:9–15: The baptism, temptation, and mission of Jesus.

Announcements

For Your Info

During this Emergency shut-down for Covid-19 the church office hours will be a bit unpredictable.  If you call the church office  and there is no one in at that moment, please leave a message and I will call you back within the day as I will be working from home on some days.  Or if you need to come to the church office to deliver offerings, picking up items, etc., please call before you come (519) 537-7935 to make sure I am here or so I can let you know when I will be here.  Mondays and Thursdays - I will normally be in the office.

            Gail

Thoughts and Prayers

Please keep Linda McCutcheon and her family in your thoughts and prayers due to the recent passing of her mother, Margaret Fleming.

Income Tax Receipts

Income Tax Receipts are ready and will be put in the mail or delivered to you starting Monday

Bob and Val Tabor's  New Address and Phone Number:

Bob and Val are now residing at Oxford Gardens and asked if we could pass their new address and phone number on.  We wish them well at their new home:

Oxford Gardens

Suite 315,  423 Devonshire Ave.

Woodstock, ON  N4S 0B2

Telephone:(519) 537-2174

 

“Not Everything is Cancelled”

Not everything is cancelled…
Sun is not cancelled
Spring is not cancelled
Relationships are not cancelled
Love is not cancelled
Reading is not cancelled
Devotion is not cancelled
Music is not cancelled
Imagination is not cancelled
Kindness is not cancelled
Conversations are not cancelled
Hope is not cancelled
And God’s love for HIS people is never cancelled.

 

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Thank you, for joining us during this time of worship!

Your presence is a blessing!

 

Baptism of the Lord Sunday

January 10, 2021            10:30 a.m.

 

We Gather to Worship

Introit:   "This is the Day"                                               1st vs. & refrain

Greetings, Welcome & Celebrating God’s Presence

Lighting of Christ Candle:

     We light this candle as a sign of God's Spirit at work in the

     world! May its light brighten our spirits, may the light of God

      shining through us brighten the world. Amen!

1st Hymn:  VU99   "Christ, When For Us You Were Baptized"

Call to Worship:

        We are thirsty, we come to the water and drink deeply of

        these living streams. We are all weary and we all who yearn

        for forgiveness. As the waters of the Jordan washed over

       Jesus, may the Holy Spirit wash over us. Our gracious God

       beckons and blesses us. Let us give praise God for new life

      in Christ. Amen!

Opening Prayer (in unison):

     Creator Spirit, moving over the waters, you renew our baptism.

     God of the flood, you save us from destruction. Holy

     Spirit, Jordan dove, you came upon Jesus, descend now

     upon us. Voice from heaven, call us by name. We are your

     beloved. Amen!

Kids’ Zone                                                             Rylan and Ginny

Prayer of Confession (in unison):

God of compassion, have mercy upon us as we confess our   

sin. Christ you show us light, yet we still choose the         

shadows. In your Word you offer guidance, yet we ignore       

your counsel. In your Spirit you promise renewal, yet we           

remain the same. Speak to us from beyond the clouds of sin.            

Dazzle us anew with the light of love. Forgive us. Restore us   Lord. Amen!

Assurance of Forgiveness:

Friends! This the Good News of the Gospel. The Light shines            

in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Our           

sins are forgiven! Hallelujah Praise God! We are forgiven,            

chosen and loved. Thanks be to God. Amen!

 

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

 

Scripture Reading:                                       Reader:  Karen Gresty

            Mark 1:4–11

            Jesus is baptized by John.

            Leader: This is the Word of the Lord!

            People: Praise be to God. Amen!

2nd Hymn:  VU 100  "When Jesus Comes To Be Baptized"

Sermon:

Theme: May we be Baptized with the Spirit!

Pastoral Prayer:

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 them, that trespass against us.

                                    and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

                                    for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory

                                    for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

Our Offering:

Prayer of Dedication (in unison):

   Receive our gifts, O God. May they be used to show forth to

   the world the greatness of your love. We ask this in the name

    of Jesus the Christ our Lord. Amen!

3rd Hymn:  MV 115    "Behold, Behold, I Make All Things New

Blessing and Sending Forth:

            Friends! Go forth into the world, as baptised people! Go!

     Faithfully serve in the name of Jesus. May the water of

     baptism enliven you; may the faith of your baptism

     strengthen you; may the community of the baptized support

     you; and may Christ who was baptized keeps you in God’s

     love Amen!

"Go Now In Peace"

Postlude

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Next Week's Scripture

January 17 – Second Sunday after Epiphany

Scripture Reading: John 1:43–51 – Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael.

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Announcements

Annual Reports

Our year is drawing to a close and it is time to get your Annual Reports into the office.  Please try to have them into the office before January 24th. 

 

Thank you so much for the calls, e-mails, cards and best wishes. Also, thank you to all for the assistance in looking after the church property issues and so much more.  I'm sure that Christmas 2021 will be more enjoyable and normal in so many different ways. Blessings to all in the New Year.

            John Limburg

 

Reminder

The door at the church will normally be locked during the day when we are in the office.  If you need to visit the church for any reason (bringing in donations, picking something up, or any other reason)  please give us a call ahead of time and/or when you get here, there is a buzzer/intercom on the left hand side of the door from the parking lot, please ring that and we will come down to let you in.  Thank you for your co-operation.   Looking forward to getting back to some kind of normal every day living.

 

 

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Guest Minister - Rev. Dr. Margaret Trapnell

 

 December 27, 2020                                                  10:30 am

1st Sunday after Christmas

 

Prelude

We Gather to Worship God

Introit:  VU 60  "O Come All Ye Faithful"    vs. 1              

  1. O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,

            O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem:

            come and behold him, born the King of angels;

            Refrain:           O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,

                                    O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Greetings, Welcome & Celebrating God’s Presence

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Leader:            We light this candle as a sign of God’s Spirit at work in the world.

People:           May its light brighten our spirits, may the light of God                                      

                        shining through us brighten the world. Amen.

1st Hymn: VU 48  "Hark! The Herald angels Sing"  

                             (video – King’s College 2011)

Call to Worship:

L:         In the beginning God created

P:        and the universe flared into being.

L:         In the beginning God spoke

P:        and the Word became flesh to live among us.

L:         We gather to remember what happened in the beginning,

P:        what we celebrate on Christmas Day.

L:         Let us worship our God in joy

P:         a God who was there in the beginning.

Opening Prayer (in unison):

 God of all new beginnings, the gifts have been opened, the     

food eaten and the Christmas zoom gatherings have ended       

but still we celebrate. For us, Christmas is still here and we    

have come together to worship at the foot of the manger. Be         

with us and send your Holy Spirit to guide us. Show us the            

way forward into a light filled New Year. We pray in Jesus’      

name. Amen.

Kids’ Zone

Prayer of Confession (in unison):

God of mercy, we have given to family and friends, we may     

also have given to our favourite charities but we acknowledge       

that may not be enough. We have not always been        

compassionate. We have not always been kind. We have not       

always done the right thing. Forgive our selfishness, our            

failure to walk in your ways. Be merciful for we ask this in       

Christ’s name. Amen.

Assurance of Forgiveness:

L:         And now, hear the good news: Our God is a merciful God  

            forgiving, blessing and showing the way of compassion for us to follow. By the grace of God, we are a forgiven people

P:        Thanks be to God. Amen.

 

We Listen for God’s Word

Scripture Reading:

John 1:1-18                        Reader: Rev. Dr. Margaret 

            L: This is the word of the Lord!

            P: Praise be to God. Amen.

2nd Hymn: VU 82   A light is Gleaming"                       (Linnea Good)

Sermon:  "In The Beginning"

Pastoral Prayer

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 them, that trespass against us.

                                    and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

                                    for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory

                                    for ever and ever.  Amen

We Respond to God’s Word

Our Offering

Prayer of Dedication    (in unison):

The word of God shines brightly in the world. May our

 offerings this day add to the brightness and bring some joy

to those in need both inside and outside the church. Amen.

3rd Hymn: VU 87    "I Am The Light of the World"

                      Strathroy United Church Choir

Blessing and Sending Forth

            L: The service is over

            P: and now our service begins.

            L: Go in the peace of God

            P: Amen.

 

Postlude

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Minister: Rev. Sherpherd Munikwa

Voluntary Associate Minister: Rev. Elizabeth Lemon

Guest Pianist: Susan Carscadden-Mifsud

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Thank you, for joining us during this time of worship!

Your presence is a blessing!

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 December 24, 2020        7:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Service

 

Prelude

We Gather to Worship

Introit:  O Come, All Ye Faithful”                                          vs. 1

Greetings, Welcome & Celebrating God’s Presence

Advent – (Hope, Peace, Joy and Love = CHRIST)

 

Reader:                                                                            Jim Stoakley

We have spent the four weeks of Advent on a pilgrimage together, journeying to Bethlehem.

Now we have arrived, with all the others who have traveled with us, to see the Christ child lying in a manger.

In joyous thanksgiving we acknowledge this gift of love, this child so generously given to us that we might

experience God with us. We pray that we might be open to receive this wondrous gift.

Light the Advent Candles & the Christ candle         Brenda Harris

Hymn: VU 6  “Candle Is Burning”                                               (Video)

Reader: Let Us Pray:

     Dear God, we pray that we are ready for your coming.

     May we know deep in our hearts your love for each one of us. May      

     we be open to share with others the love you have gifted us   

     with, through Jesus we are celebrating this Christ season.       Amen!

1st Hymn:  VU  69     “Away in the Manger”

Call to Worship:

L:         On this holiest of nights,
P:        We come, joining the shepherds, who are stunned by wonder.

L:         On this most silent night,
P:        We come, our hopes and dreams, joining those of Mary and    Joseph.

L:         On this night of carols and candlelight,
P:        we come, our glad songs joining with the choirs of angels       over us. Amen!

Opening Prayer (in unison):

Tonight, O God, the soles of your feet have touched the earth.           

Tonight, the back street, the forgotten place has been lit up      

with significance far beyond our wildest dreams. Tonight, the            

household of earth welcome the Child of heaven. For you       

have come among, you are one of us. So may our song rise          

to surround your awesome mystery as our knees bend to       

approach your cradle. Amen!

Solo:  "O Holy Night"             (Video)                       Shirley Waugh

 Prayer of Confession (in unison):

            Lord Jesus, this most holy of nights brings me, Gladness,  Grief, and Joy.

 Gladness, because you left the splendor of Heaven’s glory to come to a dark

and cold world, to bring the light and warmth of your Kingdom

to a world so in need of your hope peace,     

joy, love. Grief, because you came into the world, Yet the           

word did not receive you. You came to Your own, and your

own did not welcome you. And still today, people turn away

from you. I turn away from you. Sin still scars your creation

and the hearts of your own people. Joy, because you offer

perfect forgiveness and full cleansing to all who acknowledge

their need of you. Cleanse my heart tonight, Lord Jesus, so

that I may welcome you as I long to, certain that I am also

welcomed by You. Amen!

 

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading:

Luke 2: 1 – 20

The Birth of Jesus.

            L: This is the Word of the Lord!

            P: Praise be to God. Amen!

2nd Hymn:  VU 343      “I Love To Tell The Story”

Sermon:    Theme: Peace & Joy to the world, the Saviour has come!

Pastoral Prayer:

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 them, that trespass against us.

                                    and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

                                    for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory

                                    for ever and ever.  Amen

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

Offertory Prayer:

 As we offer our gifts to you, Holy God, may we remember       

those who are forgotten by us too many times, the hungry,     

the lonely, the homeless, the vulnerable, yet are important      

citizens in your kingdom of grace, justice, and hope. In Jesus’   

name Amen.

Christmas - A Light in the Darkness

3rd Hymn:  VU 67   “Silent Night”                with the Bells        (Video)

A Prayer for Christmas:

Thank you loving God for giving yourself to the world, not in the

powerful and extraordinary, but in weakness and the    

unfamiliar: in a baby Jesus Christ. Thank you for offering, at  

journey's end, a new beginning; for setting, in the poverty of   

a stable, the richest jewel of your love; for revealing, in a            

particular place, your light for all nations. Thank you for          

bringing us to Bethlehem, House of Bread, where the empty     

is filled, and the filled are emptied; where the poor find riches,           

and the rich recognize their poverty; where all who kneel and   

hold out their hands are unstintingly fed. Amen!

4th Hymn:  VU 59   “Joy to the World”

Sending Forth:

L:  Friends! Return now to our world with its pain and wonder,

     remembering the words of the prophets, the faithfulness of Mary,

     and the longing of all who yearn for a sign of hope.

P: May the blessing of God who is ever faithful, the blessing of

    Christ who still comes to us, and the blessing of the Holy

   Spirit who moves within us and throughout our world,rest       

   upon us and abide with us, this day and forevermore. Amen!

Christmas Eve Blessings

May the eagerness of the shepherds, the joy of the angels, the perseverance of the Magi, the faithfulness of Joseph and Mary, and the peace of the Christ child be yours this Christmas.

Amen

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Wish You A Merry Christmas & A Prosperous New Year!!!

Thank you

to Susan Carscadden-Mifsud for being a part of our Ministry of Music this evening.  We are thankful to have her here. 

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December 6, 2020                                                     10:30 am.

Advent 2 - Peace

Prelude

We Gather to Worship

Introit:    VU 60  "O Come All Ye Faithful"                               vs. 1

  1. O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,

            O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem:

            come and behold him, born the King of angels;

            Refrain:           O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,

                                   O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Greetings, Welcome & Celebrating God’s Presence

Advent – (Hope, Peace, Joy and Love)

     On this second Sunday of Advent, we light the second Blue

     Candle of Peace. This is called the "Angels Candle," in

      remembrance of the heavenly peace: Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and

       saying, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace

       to those on whom his favor rests."       (Luke 2:13–14)

Advent Leaders:                Carolyn & Bud Allin

Reader:                                                                                       Carolyn Allin 

     Last Sunday was the first candle in our Advent Wreath, the candle

     of hope. We light it again as we remember that Christ will come

     again to fulfil all of God's promises to us.

Lighting the Candle                                                            Bud Allin

     The second candle of Advent is the Candle of Peace. It is

      sometimes called the Bethlehem Candle to remind us of the place

      in which preparations were made to receive and cradle the Christ

      child. Peace is a gift that we must be prepared for. God gives us

       the gift of peace when we turn to him in faith.

Lighting the Candle of Peace                    Bud Allin

 

Reader: Let us sing the first two verses of VU 6 - A Candle Is Burning”        (Video)

Reader: Let us pray

     Loving God, we thank you for the Peace you give us. Help us

     to prepare our hearts for the Lord’s coming. Bless our

     worship. Help us to live holy and righteous lives. We ask this in the name of the one born in Bethlehem. Amen.

1st Hymn:  VU  "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"

Call to Worship:

Leader:            Christ came to bring us salvation and joy and has promised

                         to come again.

People:           Whether we discover Christ in a stranger among us, or

                        the face of one in desperate need, we are ready to

                        welcome him. Amen!

Opening Prayer (in unison):

     God of hope, peace and encouragement, we come in the

      midst of this season of busyness and preparations: to find a

      time and space to slow down, to reflect on what our true

      preparations should be. We need to prepare our hearts to

      receive the gifts of love and hope. We need to prepare our

     minds to focus on your promise that a messiah will come and

     nothing will be the same. We need to prepare our spirits: to

     praise God for prophecy, promises, and preparation; to find

     hope and encouragement; to find peace and joy. May we do

     so now, in our time of worship. Amen!

Kids’ Zone

Prayer of Confession   (in unison):

            O God, the stories of our faith have lost their power. We have

            heard the prophecies spoken so many times, the promises

            retold again and again, the call to prepare ourselves for your

            coming repeated so often, we don’t really hear or heed them

            anymore. We have replaced these messages of life: with

            guessing what presents we are getting, with preparing for

           parties and the social obligations of Christmas. Bring us back

          to a sense of mystery: a sense of awe, a sense of wonder, a

          sense of excitement, a sense of anticipation, a sense that

          something special is about to break into our everyday world.

          Help us prepare our hearts, souls, and minds for the coming

         of the messiah. Amen!

Assurance of Forgiveness:

L:         God’s promises are sure promises of steadfast love and forgiveness.

P:        God’s righteousness and justice is upon us. Let us rejoice

            and be glad! We have been called and trusted to serve God

            Hallelujah! Amen!

 

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading:                                      Reader:  Rev. Liz Lemon

            Mark 1:1 – 8

                        John the Baptist Prepares the Way.

            L: This is the Word of the Lord!

            P: Praise be to God. Amen!

2nd Hymn:  VU5    "All The Earth is Waiting"

Sermon:

Theme: Jesus Christ is the Source of our Peace!

Solo:  "She Walked In The Summer"                        Shirley Waugh

                               (Video)

Pastoral Prayer:

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 them, that trespass against us.

                                    and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

                                    for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory

                                    for ever and ever.  Amen

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

Our Offering:

Singing our Thanks:  MV 191    "What Can I Do"

            What can I do?  What can I bring?

            What can I say?  What can I sing?

            I'll sing with joy.  I'll say a prayer.

            I'll bring my love.  I'll do my share.

Prayer of Dedication (in unison):

            We thank you, Holy One, for all your good gifts, especially the

            gifts of prophecy, promise, and calls for preparation. As a

            thankful response to these gifts, we offer our belief, our

           commitments, and our money, that we may hasten the time

           when no one will hurt or destroy on all God’s holy mountain.       Amen!

3rd Hymn:  VU29   "Hark The Glad Sound"

Blessing and Sending Forth:

L:         Friends! We are God’s messengers for this time. Let’s go out to       prepare the way of God in the world, a new beginning, by forgiving    those who have wronged us.

P:        We are going out in the power of God’s forgiving and   redeeming love, bringing forgiveness and redemption to our     homes, neighborhoods, and cities. Amen!

Amen: (Dance & Clap)

Postlude:

Announcements

Thank You

The congregation of Dundas would like to thank

Susan Carscadden- Mifsud for her wonderful Ministry of Music today.

Music During Church

If you wish to bring a tambourine or some kind of noise maker from home, please feel free to use them during the singing of hymns.

Cheese Balls

Cheese Balls are $6 each  (Plain, Nut or Parsley) available while supplies last.

            Contact: Ina Holland (519-539-7072)

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Christmas Eve Service

This year for our Christmas Eve Service, reservations will be required if you plan to attend..  To reserve your spot, please call the church office (519) 537-7935 and let us know how many from your family will be coming.  It will be limited to the same amount as a Sunday Service to don't wait too long to give us a call.

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Fundscrip

With Christmas on its way, please remember that the last day to order Fundscrip before Christmas is December 6th - today.  So get your order in. Order forms available on the table going into the sanctuary.

 

 

The Week At A Glance

Dec. 6-13, 2020

 

Sun.,

Dec. 6

10:30 a.m.

 

Worship Service

(There is no Sunday School or nursery due to Covid-19)

Sanctuary

Mon.,

Dec. 7

 

 

 

Tues.,

Dec. 8

 

 

 

Wed.,

Dec. 9

 

 

 

Thurs,

Dec. 10

 

 

 

Fri.,

Dec. 11

 6:30 p.m.

Cold Breakfast Prep

 

Sat.,

Dec. 12

 9:00 a.m.

 

Cold Bag Breakfast Distribution

 

Outside

 

Sun.,

Dec. 13

10:30 a.m.

 

 

Worship Service

(No Sunday School or Nursery due to Covid-19)

 

Sanctuary

 

THANK YOU!  THANK YOU! 

THANK YOU!

The Bazaar Committee would like to thank everyone who helped whether you made items, sold items, promoted the bazaar to your friends and family.  Many people were happy to have access to our bazaar this year.  Even though this may be planned by the UCW, it is only with everyone in our congregational family helping that we continually produce such a fantastic bazaar.   Thank you for your support of our virtual bazaar.

Envelopes

The 2021 Envelopes are now available for pickup.

Year End Donations

If there is anyone who is planning for an extra year end donation, please make sure it is into the office no later than Dec. 29th.  Thank you.

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November 22, 2020                                                     10:30 am.

Reign of Christ

Prelude

We Gather to Worship

Introit   "Do Lord”

  1. I’ve got a home in gloryland that outshines the sun
    I’ve got a home in gloryland that outshines the sun
    I've got a home in gloryland that outshines the sun
    Way beyond the blue

Refrain:          Do Lord, oh, do Lord, oh, do remember me
                       Do Lord, oh, do Lord, oh, do remember me
                       Do Lord, oh, do Lord, oh, do remember me
                       Way beyond the blue

Greetings, Welcome & Celebrating God’s Presence

Lighting of Christ Candle:

Leader:            We light this candle as a sign of God's Spirit at work in the world!
People:           May its light brighten our spirits, may the light of God

                        shining through us brighten the world. Amen!

1st Hymn :     "Joy To The World"           (Video)

Call to Worship:

L:         The Lord continually watches all of God’s own sheep.

P:         They are led to green pastures and brought before stilled    waters.

L:         Praise God for God’s tender and loving care of us.

P:        Thanks to God for all the mercies God shows to us.

L:         Let us enter God’s house with hearts filled with joy.

P:        O Lord, open our spirits to respond to your words of    compassion. Amen!

Opening Prayer (in unison):

God of justice and peace, bring your dazzling light into our hearts and spirits that we might see the glorious opportunities we have to serve you. Help us to see that following your mandate to feed the hungry, bring nourishment to those who thirst, offer clothing to those in need, visit the sick and those who are imprisoned, welcome the stranger, any activity of service as an act of great privilege and joy. We praise you for the light of your son, Jesus Christ, who boldly bids us care for each other and become those who would bring good news of peace for all!

Kids’ Zone

Prayer of Confession (in unison):

Forgiving God, forgive us and heal our wounds of greed and   selfishness. Let us greet this day when the hope of the Reign of Christ can be made manifest and we can be part of this glorious kingdom of peace and compassion. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen!

Assurance of Forgiveness:

L:         In the name of Jesus Christ who brings peace and hope to us, we

            are forgiven, healed and enabled to be part of the ministries of

             compassion in God’s world.

P:        Hallelujah Praise God! We are forgiven, chosen and loved!  Amen!

 

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

 

Scripture Reading:

Matthew 25:31– 46                Reader:  Karen Seguin

            When you helped the least of these, you helped me.

               L: This is the Word of the Lord!

            P: Praise be to God. Amen!

2nd Hymn:  VU664    "What A Friend We Have In Jesus"

Sermon:

Theme: May our Kindom expand God’s Kingdom here on Earth!

Pastoral Prayer:

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 them, that trespass against us.

                                    and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

                                    for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory

                                    for ever and ever.  Amen

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

Our Offering:

Singing our Thanks: VU 540   "Grant Us God The Grace"

            Grant us, God, the grace of giving,

            with a spirit large and free,

            that ourselves and all our living
            we may offer faithfully.

Prayer of Dedication (in unison):

Good Shepherd, who leads and guides us through all the trials and tribulations of our lives, we bring these gifts to celebrate the ministries of justice and hope in which our church is involved. Be with us and cause us to grow in our faith and our service. Amen!

3rd Hymn:   VU509    "I, The Lord of Sea and Sky"

 

Blessing and Sending Forth:

L:         Friends! Go forth into the world, listen the cries of those in need!

P:        We go into God’s world, enabled by Christ to be in ministries of compassion for all God’s people. We go and faithfully

            serve in the name of Jesus. Amen!

 

Amen: (Michelle plays, we clap)

Postlude:

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Announcements

From Michelle:

As many of you know , I have resigned as your music director.  I will be finished here at the end of the month.   I have enjoyed meeting everyone of you and thanks for making me feel welcome during my stay here. I will miss your friendship.    

     In Christ.  

     Michelle

Music During Church

If you wish to bring a tambourine or some kind of noise maker from home, please feel free to use them during the singing of hymns.

Yahtzee Night

Hello Friends!  We had so much fun at bingo last month!  There was a lot of clapping, shouting Bingo and cheering for one another! We are going to change it up this month, we are going to be playing a game of Yahtzee!  Bring your game of chance and luck to see if you can be the Yahtzee Champion of Dundas Street United Church! We will be meeting together on Thursday November 26th at 6:30 pm.  Please bring your masks and join us for a very fun night 😊.  We are following COVID 19 guidelines as usual.  I will have enough dice for everyone to have their own set, their own sheet and pen.  Please email me, Kelly Fitch, at billythegoat66@hotmail.com or call into the church to sign up for the evening.

 Looking forward to seeing everyone on our new night.     Kelly Fitch

Cold Breakfast Program

I would love to thank you for all the love and generosity you have shown to the Cold Breakfast Program ❤. 

Last Saturday was our second morning offering the program and we were even more helpful than the first week.  We helped seven members of the community with a hand up and a warm hello 😊.  Two members of the community were waiting for us to set up, we had a member of the community drive into our parking lot and give a cash donation to the program, as well as we had a member of our church family drop off food items to help with our program.  It was a busy time on Saturday morning!

I always knew it, but it is so great to see how much our church family puts others first in the name of God.  It is a wonderful message and makes me feel proud that DSUC is my church.

At this time the program is not needing any more donations.  We have enough food and financial donations to get us through for a bit.  I do have one thing that I could use help with if possible.  I have hung posters up down town, I have had a friend hand out posters at the Refuge, I have a poster at in out of the cold as well as a few other places.  With my work schedule I am not able to get out in the community to hang up more posters that would be at locations that benefit the community.  I am going to leave some posters on the table at church, socially distanced, and if anyone volunteers at a place that would benefit from a poster please may you pick up a poster on Sunday and take it with you when you volunteer.  Or if you are able to drop off a poster in a place that would benefit it would be much appreciated. The more ways we can get the message out the more people we can give a hand up to.

Thank you for all your help, this is a team project.  I couldn’t lead it with out all of you!

If you have any questions please ask,  Kelly Fitch.

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Bulletins

There will be bulletins/announcements available each Sunday for church.  You can pick one up out of the rack on the table beside the elevator on the church level.  Please try to only touch the one you are picking up.  The bulletins will be printed on Thursday so they have 48 hours to sit before Sunday morning.  If there is anyone that has announcements to go into the bulletin, please make sure they are to the office by Thursday mornings.

Dear Friends,

I apologize for not writing this sooner but it seems as if my life has been quite a whirlwind these past few months and I can barely keep up myself, let alone share what is happening!

Firstly, I want to thank all of you who were able to attend the Memorial Service for Dennis in September. Your presence, prayers and support meant so much to me. I am also grateful to those who shared their own memories - you made me both laugh and cry! 

Thank you as well to the UCW and friends who organized our outdoor gathering after the service, as well as those who gave me such beautiful framed photos. They are such a source of joy and remembering!

So many of you have kept in touch through prayer, phone calls, meals and of course, apple crisp my personal favorite! I am so grateful and continue to give God thanks for your friendship, generosity and love.

Now for a brief update. I have been able to sell the farm and have purchased a condominium in Woodstock so as of mid January I will become what Dennis and I used to call "a townie."

It has been a very difficult journey, as this farm is so filled with memories and God's peace, but it is simply not realistic for me to stay here.

I ask for your continued prayers as I embark on this next chapter of my life and want you to know that you are always in my prayers and of course, in my heart.

Blessings & Peace

Rev. Bonnie

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 Thank you for joining us for our virtual/email Bazaar. As with everything else our Bazaar will be handled differently this year. Below you will find a list of items and people to contact to purchase these items. Items will be available while supplies last and you can purchase items up till November 29. If you know of a Dundas member who doesn’t have email, please feel free to pass on this list. Check with the contact for those items without pricing. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Brenda Harris 519-537-7403. Happy Shopping!!

Deli Items

  • Jams – Black Berry, Heavenly Rhubarb, Strawberry, Graple Jelly, Peach, Strawberry & Rhubarb

                    Contact: Marjory Noble (519-532-2474)

  • Pickled beets, jams, chili sauce   

 Contact: Ina Holland (519-539-7072)

Bows & Boughs

  • Door swags $10 with bow,
  • Bags of greenery $10 (cedar or mixed),
  • Red stick bundles $3.
  • Decorative pots $20 (with greenery, sticks,

         ornaments and a bow approx 10 inch).

  • Bows depending on size and fabric $1-$5,
  • Indoor planter or cups made to order.
  • Slate 4 for $10.

            Contact: Jean Phelps (519-537-5109)

Cheese Balls

Cheese Balls are $6 each  (Plain, Nut or Parsley) available while supplies last.

            Contact: Ina Holland (519-539-7072)

Home Baking

  • Chocolate brownies, butterscotch squares, chocolate chip cookies. Items made to order.

        Contact: Marilyn Limburg (519-290-5075)

  • Mincemeat tarts made to order.

         Contact: Dolly Brown   (519-421-0039)

  • Zucchini loaves

         Contact: Betty Guthrie      (519-539-6923)

  • Chocolate fudge with nuts, mint fudge, Zucchini loaves

                              Contact: Brenda Harris (519-537-7403)

  • Marjorie's Famous Scottish Shortbread

                              Contact Marjorie Noble  (519) 532-2474

Sewing & Knitting

Kitchen hanging towels, full aprons, adult bibs, baby bibs denim, baby bibs flannel (small), burp cloths, Sets of receiving blanket, bib and burp cloth, sets of receiving blanket and bib. Also several kids quilts (I Spy, Match Game, Minnie Mouse, Frozen, Scrappy). Cloths for 18” dolls (American Girl Doll, My Life Doll). Quilts for 18” dolls and a pillow with a satin pillowcase. Microwave heating pads filled with rice and wine bags.    Contact: Louise Brackenbury (519-424-9235)

Dishcloths $2 or 3 for $5, small dishcloths $1, wonder wallets (3 pockets) $3, wonder wallets (1 pocket) $2

Contact: Brenda Harris (519-537-7403)

Scrubbies $2 each or 3 for $5. Contact: Leta Hughes (519-537-6978)

Aprons, children’s night wear, embroidered tea towels, dish cloths, stove wipes, pot holders, receiving blankets, bibs, placemats, pillow slips, knitted hats, mitts and slippers. Face masks for adults and children. Contact: Shirley Waugh (519-537-5835)

Afternoon U.C.W.

The afternoon unit will be having a Christmas Lunch on Wednesday,

Dec. 2nd at 12:00 noon.  Due to the Covid-19 restrictions we will be bringing in Lasagna and salad which will cost $8.00 ea.  If you are coming to the meeting and have not yet reserved a lunch, please contact Betty Guthrie ASAP.

We will be collecting items for Argus House at the meeting.  They are needing Christmas gifts for youth, male and female, ages 14-18.  Gifts can include gift certificates (retail stores), movie passes, teenage toys and games, models, pjs, slippers, feminine Hygiene products, video games and other personnel needs items such as shampoo and deodorant.  Male sizes medium or large, female sizes small or medium.  A driver will be needed to deliver the items to Cambridge.  Please contact Kathryn Kramer if you could help deliver them.

U.C.W. General Meeting

7:00 p.m., November 25th, 2020 in the boardroom

 

Christmas Eve Service

This year for our Christmas Eve Service, reservations will be required if you plan to attend..  To reserve your spot, please call the church office (519) 537-7935 and let us know how many from your family will be coming.  It will be limited to the same amount as a Sunday Service to don't wait too long to give us a call.

Thank You

to John and his crew for helping with the pruning of the hedges and cleanup.  It was really appreciated.

Jean Phelps

United Church Calendars

We will be ordering some United Church Calendars very shortly.  If there is anyone in the congregation that would like to order one please let Gail know.  I think there are still $5.00 each.

Fundscrip

With Christmas on its way, please remember that the last day to order Fundscrip before Christmas is December 6th.  So get your order in.

 

 

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We remember the 2,300,000 Canadians who have served throughout our Nation's history and more than 118,000 who have made the ultimate sacrifice.   Sponsored by Judy Klages

November 8, 2020                   10:30 am.

23rd After Pentecost

Remembrance Sunday

Prelude

We Gather to Worship God

Introit VU 577 “I've Got Peace Like A River”

  1. I've got peace like a river,

            I've got peace like a river,

            I've got peace like a river in-a my soul.

            I've got peace like a river,

            I've got peace like a river,

            I've got peace like a river in-a my soul.

Greetings, Welcome & Celebrating God's Presence

     (please see announcements printed in the bulletin)

Lighting of Christ Candle:

Leader:            We light this candle, as our petition to God of healing

     and wholeness, as we come in worship earnestly desiring peace

     in our world, not war, peace within our families and communities,

     peace in our hearts and in our relationship with God and with one

     another.

People:     Grant us peace, O God, and help us to remember

                  and honour all who have lived and all who have died for

                  peace. Amen!

1st Hymn: "Let There Be Peace On Earth"

Let there be peace on earth

And let it begin with me 

Let there be peace on earth

The peace that was meant to be

With God as our Creator

children all are we 

Let me walk with each other

In perfect harmony.

 

Let peace begin with me

Let this be the moment now.

With ev'ry step I take

Let this be…

With ev'ry step I take

Let this be my solemn vow

To take each moment and live

Each moment in peace eternally

Let there be peace on earth

And let it begin with me.

Call to Worship:

L:         Friends! At this annual time of remembrance, our thoughts turn to the violence, fear and pain of war.

P:         Lord, come gently in our worship this morning that we may

           know your peace, not the peace of violence ignored and fear

           repressed, but the true peace of evil confronted, injustice

           exposed, and reconciliation achieved. We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace. Amen!

Opening Prayer (in unison):

  Today, O God, we remember times of war, and we are saddened

  to remember the lives that were lost. We remember

  that many, many soldiers were killed in war, and also mothers

  and fathers; children and animals. We remember that bombs

  destroyed schools, factories, churches, and houses. We

  remember all the horrible things that happen in war.

  Today, O God, we remember and we are thankful that we live in a peaceful country.

  We remember all who gave their lives so that their children     

and grandchildren could live in peace. We pray that all people       

on earth will learn to live peacefully together to share, that      

none will be hungry or homeless; to solve our problems by  

talking not fighting; to respect all forms of life, and to use our     

knowledge to save life and not to destroy it. Amen!

Kids’ Zone: “In Flanders’ Field”                              Isabelle Ficht

     “In Flanders Field”   by John McCrae

               In Flanders fields the poppies blow

               Between the crosses, row on row,

               That mark our place; and in the sky

               The larks, still bravely singing, fly

               Scarce heard amid the guns below.

                We are the Dead. Short days ago

               We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

               Loved, and were loved, and now we lie

               In Flanders Fields.

                Take up our quarrel with the foe:

               To you from failing hands we throw

               The torch; be yours to hold it high.

               If ye break faith with us who die

               We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

               In Flanders Fields.

Prayer of Confession (in unison):

            Holy God, violence and hatred have so often overwhelmed  our world.

            Today we remember and repent as we acknowledge that,

            even in our own lives, hatred sometimes obscures love, and

            violence sometimes overcomes peace. Heal us, O God, assist

            us as we work for peace in our homes, our community, our

          church, and our world. Call us again to live lives of love,

          caring, generosity, and concern. This we ask in the name of

          Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. Amen!

Assurance of Forgiveness:

L:         Friends! Hear the vision of the prophets:

            “and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks;

             nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they

             learn war anymore.”

P: We trust this God who longs for peace. We are forgiven,

     strengthened, empowered to be peacemakers in our world. Thanks be to God. Amen!

We Remember Those On Our Historic Roll          - Brenda Harris

We Remember Those Connected to DSUC Who have Served, and/or Are Currently Serving in the Armed Forces.

                                                                                       - Jim Stoakley

O Canada:      (video)                        Presentation of the wreath      – Judy Klages

The Last Post (video)

A Time of Silence:                Slide presentations of those who served or currently serving

Reveille (video)

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading:

Micah 4:1-5           Reader: Kathryn Kramer

The Mountain of the Lord.

            L: This is the Word of the Lord!

            P: Praise be to God. Amen!

2nd Hymn: Praise Book #16     "In Christ Alone"

Sermon:

Theme: May your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven

Pastoral Prayer:

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 them, that trespass against us.

           and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

           for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory

           for ever and ever. Amen

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

Our Offering:

Singing our Thanks: VU #540 "Grant Us, God, The Grace"

            Grant us, God, the grace of giving,

            with a spirit large and free,

            that ourselves and all our living

            we may offer faithfully.

Prayer of Dedication (in unison):

            Loving God, we humbly dedicate these offerings to your use. We are comforted by the knowledge that you will multiply

           these gifts. Allow this money to become a resource that lifts

           the shadows of despair from the people’s lives. We

           recognize that only you can restore faith to the faithless,

           hope to the hopeless, and love to the loveless.

           May your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven! Amen!

3rd Hymn: VU# 527   "God! As With Silent Hearts"

Blessing and Sending Forth:

L: God of mercy is sending us out! God has opened our hearts to peace and love.

            He rewards all who have died for their countries, and grant all

            nations to continue to work for peace and justice.

P: We are blessed in this service. In the pains of separating with

     our beloved ones and in the joys of sharing this life with

     others, God release us in peace, freedom and joy from our

     spaces of worship till we meet again. Amen!

Amen:

Postlude:

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Thank You

to the congregation members who have sent in pictures so far. Please keep them coming. Email pictures of you, your family or friends celebrating life in this time of Covid-19. We will try and show 3 or 4 in the announcement portion of the powerpoint every week.

Music During Church

If you wish to bring a tambourine or some kind of noise maker from home, please feel free to use them during the singing of hymns.Hear Ye! Hear Ye!   Pies R’Us Roast Beef For Sale

Pies R’Us is offering some beef roasts and other products for sale as it may be a while before they could be used in pie making.

The following will be sold on a first come first served basis:

-           Eye of Round Beef Roasts, vacuum packed (6-8 lbs.)

            The price is $4 per lb.   All are frozen.

-           Diced, frozen bags of onions weighing about 4 lbs. per bag.

            The price is $3 per bag (75 cents / lb).

-           Large tubs of 1.36 kg Crisco shortening can be purchased for $7    per tub.

Please call Marilyn and John Limburg at 519 290-5075 if you wish to purchase any of these items. All items will be sold on a first come basis and may be subject to limitations.

Cold Breakfast Hand Out Program

Hello DSUC Friends!  COVID 19 has change the way we live our daily lives and how we can help others.  We are an outreach church full of love and we are getting creative on how we can help others.  Starting Saturday November 7th and continuing for a 2 month trial period through November and December we are having a Cold Breakfast hand out program in the parking lot of our church.  It will be from 9-10 a.m. and we will offer a “to go” bag of breakfast as well as a conversation to build connections in our community.  We are very excited to be able to extend a hand up to those that are struggling.

I would like to take this opportunity to ask for your help please.  I am asking for donations of granola bars, cereal bars, juice boxes, apple sauces, etc. (items that are sealed from the factory, and are on the healthy side) to help with this program.  This is an opportunity to help show others love, even if it is just a box or if you are able to give a few boxes.  All donations are very much appreciated.  If a church family member would like to help but not coming to church for health reasons please let me now and I will try to come and pick up your items. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together as a church and give with our hearts.  If you have any questions please ask, you can email me at billythegoat66@hotmail.com  .  There is a box outside the Sanctuary under the coat rack for donations to this program.  Thank you for showing your love to helping others. 

Kelly Ficht

October 2020 Property Committee Report

Brick repairs and foundation repairs have been made to the west annex of the main church building and to the lower brick of the main south entry of the church. It was decided to use Hazen Masonry instead of Rusnak Masonry because Hazen agreed to do some minor brick repairs on the east side of the church at no charge. The final cost of repairs was $4000 plus HST.

Higher Access, a local firm, has been contracted to repair the metal gable covering of the annex where the brick has been repaired. Estimated cost of this project is $1250. It is important to get this gable work done to protect the new brick repairs.

Thanks go to Ted Battler for repairing minor leaks and painting the small gable covering on the east annex of the church. Ted has also readied our two air conditioners for the winter season.

The old wooden church entry door on the west annex was also caulked and covered with two coats of paint. The paint, a mixture of several left over partial cans of paint, turned out to be the perfect colour.   The door looks much better now. Thanks go to Jerry Klages for his help with the painting.

Rod Workman has re-sealed some cracks in the area by the church entrance between the east annex and new addition. Hopefully this will again prevent snow melt water from entering the church basement. Thanks Rod and Barb.

We still need to do some major work in re-capping the four large church brick gable ends. This will cost in the range of $10000 to $13000. The Joy Board has given permission to proceed with this project early in 2021 providing financing is arranged. Hopefully it is not too late to paint the tower metal trims as well.

The boiler did not perform as planned this fall. Krygsman Mechanical detected a new water leak in the pipes. As the leak was in an area they had just previously repaired this spring, they have the problem fixed at no charge to the church.

Many other jobs ---too many to mention --- were completed to keep Big Red operational.

We welcome Jim Stoakley as a new member to the Property Committee.

Submitted by John Limburg – Chair of Property 

Bulletins

There will be bulletins/announcements available each Sunday for church. You can pick one up out of the rack on the table beside the elevator on the church level. Please try to only touch the one you are picking up. The bulletins will be printed on Thursday so they have 48 hours to sit before Sunday morning. If there is anyone that has announcements to go into the bulletin, please make sure they are to the office by Thursday mornings.

Yatzee Games Night

Thursday, November 26th in the Green Hall. More info to follow.

Joy Board Meeting

November 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Board

Virtual Bazaar

Thank you for joining us for our virtual/email Bazaar. As with everything else our Bazaar will be handled differently this year. Below you will find a list of items and people to contact to purchase these items. Items will be available while supplies last and you can purchase items up till November 20. If you know of a Dundas member who doesn’t have email, please feel free to pass on this list. Check with the contact for those items without pricing. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Brenda Harris 519-537-7403. Happy Shopping!!

Deli Items

  • Jams – Black Berry, Heavenly Rhubarb, Strawberry, Graple     Jelly, Peach, Strawberry & Rhubarb, and Marmalade

           Contact: Marjory Noble (519-532-2474)

  • Pickles, pickled beets, jams, red pepper jelly, chili sauce    Contact: Ina Holland (519-539-7072)

Bows & Boughs

  • Door swags $10 with bow,
  • Bags of greenery $10 (cedar or mixed),
  • Red stick bundles $3.
  • Decorative pots $20 (with greenery, sticks,

         ornaments and a bow approx 10 inch).

  • Bows depending on size and fabric $1-$5,
  • Indoor planter or cups made to order.
  • Slate 4 for $10.

            Contact: Jean Phelps (519-537-5109)

Cheese Balls

Cheese Balls are $6 each (Plain, Nut or Parsley) available while supplies last.

            Contact: Ina Holland (519-539-7072)

Home Baking

  • Chocolate brownies, butterscotch squares, chocolate chip cookies. Items made to order.

          Contact: Marilyn Limburg (519-290-5075)

  • Mincemeat tarts made to order.

          Contact: Dolly Brown  (519-421-0039)

  • Christmas Cake.

           Contact: Ina Holland (519-539-7072)

  • Zucchini loaves, Christmas Pudding

           Contact: Betty Guthrie      (519-539-6923)

  • Chocolate fudge with nuts, mint fudge, Zucchini loaves

             Contact: Brenda Harris (519-537-7403)

Sewing & Knitting

Kitchen hanging towels, full aprons, adult bibs, baby bibs denim, baby bibs flannel (small), burp cloths, Sets of receiving blanket, bib and burp cloth, sets of receiving blanket and bib. Also several kids quilts (I Spy, Match Game, Minnie Mouse, Frozen, Scrappy). Cloths for 18” dolls (American Girl Doll, My Life Doll). Quilts for 18” dolls and a pillow with a satin pillowcase. Microwave heating pads filled with rice and wine bags.   Contact: Louise Brackenbury (519-424-9235)

Dishcloths $2 or 3 for $5, small dishcloths $1, wonder wallets (3 pockets) $3, wonder wallets (1 pocket) $2, Christmas fabric face masks $2.50.  Contact: Brenda Harris (519-537-7403)

Scrubbies $2 each or 3 for $5. Contact: Leta Hughes (519-537-6978)

Aprons, children’s night wear, embroidered tea towels, dish cloths, stove wipes, pot holders, receiving blankets, bibs, placemats, pillow slips, knitted hats, mitts and slippers. Face masks for adults and children. Contact: Shirley Waugh (519-537-5835) 

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21st After Pentecost

25 October 2020                                                        10:30 a.m.

 

Prelude

We Gather to Worship

Introit:   VU 395 "Come In, Come In and Sit Down"

Refrain:          Come in, come in and sit down,

                      you are a part of the family.

                      We are lost and we are found,

                      and we are a part of the family.

  1. You know the reason why you came,

           yet no reason can explain;

           so share in the laughter and cry in the pain,

           for we are a part of the family

Refrain:           Come in, come in and sit down,

                       you are a part of the family.

                      We are lost and we are found,

                      and we are a part of the family.

Greetings, Welcome & Celebrating God’s Presence

Lighting of Christ Candle:

Leader:            We light this candle as a sign of God's Spirit at work

                       in the world!

People:           May its light brighten our spirits, may the light of God

                       shining through us brighten the world. Amen!

1st Hymn: VU577 "I've Got Peace Like A River"

Call to Worship:

L:         We are called to be the people of God’s kingdom.

P:        In God’s realm we will find healing and hope.

L:         We are called to be people who love as God has loved us.

P:        In God’s world, we will reach out with God’s love to all God’s people.

L:         We are called to be those who would serve.

P:        Lord, be with us as we serve you by helping those in need.      Amen!

Opening Prayer (in unison):

            Lord Jesus, you command us to remember that the first

            commandment is to love God with all that we are, our hearts,

            souls, minds and spirits. The second is equal to this in that this

            love is to be extended to our neighbors. We are to love as we

           wish to be loved. Help us to internalize these commandments

           so that when we encounter times of difficulty, we are again

           reminded of your everlasting love for us. Amen!

 

Kids’ Zone  "This Little Light of Mine" Video

 

Prayer of Confession (in unison):

            Merciful and gracious God, we gather here this day, coming

   together seeking your healing wisdom. Our lives are filled with

   anxiety and fear. Confusion and anger abound in our nation and

   in our hearts. Forgive us when we have chosen the pathways of

   greed and fear instead of the high way of peace and hope. Bind

  up our sounds and calm our spirits. Teach us again to turn to

   you in love. Write the commandment to love our neighbor as we

   ourselves would want to be loved, as you have loved us. It is in

    Jesus’ name that we offer this prayer. Amen!

Assurance of Forgiveness:

L:         Friends! God’s love has been poured over us to heal and nourish our

            thirsting spirits.

            We have been forgiven. Now we are challenged to go forth in peace

            and hope to a hurting world.

P:        Thanks be to God for all God’s mercies shown continually to each one of us. Praise be to God of mercy and love Amen!

 

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading:

Matthew 22:34–46                                                                  Reader: Beth Snow

            Love God; love your neighbour as yourself.

            L: This is the Word of the Lord!

            P: Praise be to God. Amen!

2nd Hymn:       Jesus' Hands Were Kind Hands

Sermon:

Theme:           Love God; love your neighbour as yourself!

 

Pastoral Prayer:

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 them, that trespass against us.

                                    and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

                                    for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory

                                    for ever and ever. Amen

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

Our Offering:

Singing our Thanks: VU 540     "Grant Us, God, The Grace"

            Grant us, God the grace of giving,

            with a spirit large and free,

            that ourselves and all our living

            we may offer faithfully.

Prayer of Dedication (in unison):

            God, as you have poured your healing love into our lives, O

            God, we now offer these gifts to you. Let them be used in ministries of peace and justice through the work of this church

            in your world. Amen!

3rd Hymn:  VU 357 "Tell Me The Stories of Jesus"

Blessing and Sending Forth:

L:         Friends! God’s love is sending us forth into the world in ministries of

           peace and justice.

P:        We have received forgiveness and been showered with God’s

            gracious love. We go in peace, bringing hope to this hurting and angry world. Amen!

Amen:

Postlude:

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Announcements

Thank You

to the congregation members who have sent in pictures so far. Please keep them coming. Email pictures of you, your family or friends celebrating life in this time of Covid-19. We will try and show 3 or 4 in the announcement portion of the powerpoint every week.

Music During Church

If you wish to bring a tambourine or some kind of noise maker from home, please feel free to use them during the singing of hymns.

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Fundscrip

Don't forget that next week November 1st is our week for Fundscrip orders. Remember with Christmas fast approaching it is time to start Christmas Shopping.

BINGO - October 30th

I am sending you an invitation for FUN!  We are holding our second COVID 19 Bingo Night!  It is being held on Friday October 30th in the Green Hall from 6:30-7:30.  Please email me back at billythegoat66@hotmail.com or call Gail in the office to sign up.  We are having sign ups because we are limited in the number of people the hall can hold comfortably.  The game will  be a little different as to allow us to  follow the current COVID 19 rules, we will stay in our seats and pick up a prize bag at the end of the night.  There will still be lot’s of cheering and great fellowship. Masks are required.

If you have any questions please contact me.  I am very much looking forward to an evening of fun!

Kelly Fitch

Virtual Bazaar

Due to Covid-19 your bazaar committee has decided to cancel the bazaar which we open to the public.  We know that many of you have been busy making jams, relish, or sewing a special item.  Therefore we would like to have a virtual bazaar for our congregation.  Please email Brenda Harris at dbsirrah@sympatico.ca and I will gather a list of items for sale.  In early November I will email a list of items for sale and the contact person.  We can’t bring the items into the Church but we can do exchanges in the parking lot.  Hope to hear from you soon.

Remembrance Day Powerpoint Presentation

If there are any of you have that have loved ones that have served in the armed forces (past or present) and they are not included in our Remembrance Day powerpoint, and you would like them to be included, please email or bring a picture of your loved one to the office so that we can include them in our presentation. Deadline is November 1st.

Email: dundasstunited@execulink.com

 

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October 18, 2020                                                                  10:30 a.m.

135th Anniversary Sunday

18th After Pentecost

 

Prelude

We Gather to Worship

Introit: VU 412 "This Is The Day"

This is the day, this is the day

that our God has made, that our God has made;

we will rejoice, we will rejoice,

and be glad in it, and be glad in it.

This is the day that our God has made,

we will rejoice and be glad in it.

This is the day, this is the day

that our God has made.

Greetings, Welcome & Celebrating God’s Presence

Lighting of Christ Candle:

Leader: We light this candle as a sign of God's Spirit at work in the

            world! People: May its light brighten our spirits, may the light of God

            shining through us brighten the world. Amen!

1st Hymn: "On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand"       – Tom Bown

Call to Worship:

L: Friends! We are here to give thanks for the faithfulness of our

    ancestors in faith.

P: For God has given us gifts of faithfulness.

L: We are here to celebrate the gift of diverse ministries that give life to

    our community.

P: For God has given us gifts for ministry.

L: We are here to ask a blessing on the future as we move in

    confidence into a new day.

P: For God has given us the gift of hope, a hope that will carry us

    into a new day.

L: At this still moment we become ready, ready to take with us our stories from the past, and ready to look into the future, a future filled

   with promise for us, and for all.

P: We have come to encounter the promises of God. Thanks be to God! Amen!

Opening Prayer:

L: Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all the

   Generations.        (Psalm 90:1)

P: You, O Lord, have been a dwelling place for us and our children.

L: Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and

        the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.  (Psalm 90:2)

P: You, O Lord, have been with us for these 135 years!

L: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  (Psalm 46:1)

P: You, O Lord, have been our refuge and our strength!

L: The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.  (Psalm 46:7, 11)

P: You, O Lord, are the eternal One and we have trusted you.

L: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his

   compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your

   faithfulness.      (Lamentations 3:22, 23)

P: You, O Lord, have been our faithful One! L: Jesus said, "I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not

     overcome it."            (Matthew 16:18)

P: You, O Lord, have built your church in this place and we have

     been blessed. Amen!

Kids’ Zone

Prayer of Confession    (in unison):

            We who are one, confess the times we have been many. Times

            we have dispersed into our individual lives and forgotten to

            pray for, and care for, each other. Forgive us if we have lost the

            dream of your life. Bring to us your surprising grace, Jesus

            Christ. Amen!

Assurance of Forgiveness:

L: Friends! Our Lord God is merciful and gracious, endlessly patient,

   loving, and true, showing mercy, forgiving iniquity, transgression,

   and sin, and granting pardon.

P: Praise be to God! For the Lord is good and his love endures

    forever; his faithfulness continues from generation to    generation Amen!

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading:

Exodus 33:12–23               Reader: Brenda Harris

God speaks to Moses face to face as a friend.

L: This is the Word of the Lord!

P: Praise be to God. Amen!

2nd Hymn:   VU509   "I, The Lord of Sea and Sky"

Sermon:    Theme: God has Empowered us, up to this Far!

135 Years Anniversary Prayer

L: God of our past, we gather today to give thanks for the past.

    We think back to those who first had a vision of a church in this

    place, to those who put their names on a loan so it could come to

    happen, to those who gave of their labour, their treasure, their time

    to make it happen.

    And as we remember the efforts of the founders and builders, we

    give you thanks and praise.

P: O Lord, hear our prayer!

L: God of growth, we remember too those who helped the new church

    to grow in wisdom and in faith. And so, we think of study group

   leaders, clergy, choir directors, Sunday School teachers, and many

   others who provided leadership. We remember Elders, Stewards,

   Board and committee members, and all friends who stepped forward

  to provide governance and leadership.

  And for all these varied forms of leadership we are grateful.

P: O Lord, hear our prayer!

L: God of community, we remember events that brought us together;

    Spaghetti Suppers, Beef Dinners, Corn Beef Suppers, our Christmas Bazaars, Choir Concerts, Potlucks, Fantastic Fridays,

    Christmas Pageants and many more. And for the gifts of friendship

    and fellowship we say thanks.

    We think also of the many groups that have met in this space:

    UCW, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Angel Breakfast, Christmas Place,

    A.A., Pies R Us, Sewing From The Heart", Friendship Co-op

    Nursery, Senior's Afternoon Out

    Groups that provided times of fellowship and times of growth in

     community.

P: O Lord, hear our prayer!

L: God of our present, on this day we remember all that led this

      congregation to this day.

      For 135 years of ministry to and with this community, for 135 years

      of growing together in love, for all that has made us what we are

      now, we give you thanks, we give you praise. We thank you for our

      Sunday School and our Youths who are yearning and panting for

      your knowledge.

P: O Lord, hear our prayer!

L: God of our present and our future, as we gather here today, we look for hope.

    The future is uncertain, we wonder what it will bring. Fill us with a

     vision for what we could be.

    Give us hope for our church and our community. Help us find the

     choices that lead to life in abundance.

P: O Lord, hear our prayer!

L: God of hope, in this time of uncertainty we so often fall into fear and worry.

     Show us the opportunities in our chaotic world, remind us to consider

     seriously where our priorities and loyalties lie, push us to see how

    our choices matter, and then fill us with hope in a new heaven and a

    new earth.

    God of our future, may we walk boldly into what may come, as

     people, not only of faith, but of hope. May we share your hope and

     promise with the world in which we live

People: O Lord, hear our prayer! To God of the past, present and

     future, be glory forever through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen! 

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

 

Our Offering:

Singing our Thanks: VU 540     "Grant Us, God, The Grace"

            Grant us, God the grace of giving,

            with a spirit large and free,

            that ourselves and all our living

            we may offer faithfully.

Prayer of Dedication (in unison):

  Vineyard of Our Delight, you yield abundant fruit for all to share,

  and invite us into your chamber to feast and celebrate. As we

   present our gifts, fill us with your passion to feed the world,

   that, leaving no one poor or hungry, all may dwell with you in peace.

    In your name we pray, Source of Plenty, Staff of Life,

   Spirit of Generosity. Amen!

 

3rd Hymn: "Will Your Anchor Hold"                   – Tom Bown

Blessing and Sending Forth:

L: Go in peace to love and serve the Christ and the world. And may

   God the creator goes on creating within us. God in Jesus Christ, sit     at table in our midst

P: We stand in that great tradition. And we affirm that the Uniting

    Church has moved on in its journey as a pilgrim people of God.             Amen!

Amen: (Michelle plays, we clap)

Postlude:

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Announcements

Thank You

to the congregation members who have sent in pictures so far. Please keep them coming. Email pictures of you, your family or friends celebrating life in this time of Covid-19. We will try and show 3 or 4 in the announcement portion of the powerpoint every week.

Music During Church

If you wish to bring a tambourine or some kind of noise maker from home, please feel free to use them during the singing of hymns.

MIssion & Service

Our God is an awesome God!!!!!   And so are the parishioners of DSUC.    

We pledged $14,500 to M&S for 2020.This year has been a challenge for every person in the world but as of Sept. 30th, our small congregation has raised $8,719 for M&S.....

In spite of our challenges and our church being closed for some time.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How blessed we and M&S are to have us!!!

Any chance we might round it off to $10,000 for our final contribution for this year of challenge???  

If Mission & Service giving is already a regular part of your life, thank you so much!!!   If you have not given, please join me in making Mission and Service giving a regular part of your life of faith. Loving our neighbour is the heart of our Mission & Service!!!

         Karen Seguin.

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Joy Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room

BINGO - October 30th

I am sending you an invitation for FUN!  We are holding our second COVID 19 Bingo Night!  It is being held on Friday October 30th in the Green Hall from 6:30-7:30.  Please email me back at billythegoat66@hotmail.com or call Gail in the office to sign up.  We are having sign ups because we are limited in the number of people the hall can hold comfortably.  The game will  be a little different as to allow us to  follow the current COVID 19 rules, we will stay in our seats and pick up a prize bag at the end of the night.  There will still be lot’s of cheering and great fellowshipMasks are required.

If you have any questions please contact me.  I am very much looking forward to an evening of fun!

Kelly Fitch

 BAZAAR NEWS

Due to Covid-19 your bazaar committee has decided to cancel the bazaar which we open to the public.  We know that many of you have been busy making jams, relish, or sewing a special item.  Therefore we would like to have a virtual bazaar for our congregation.  Please email Brenda Harris at dbsirrah@sympatico.ca and I will gather a list of items for sale.  In early November I will email a list of items for sale and the contact person.  We can’t bring the items into the Church but we can do exchanges in the parking lot.  Hope to hear from you soon.