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January 13,

  1. 1. MINUTE FOR MISSON From your Mission and Service Enthusiast: We are all called to be the church Order of Worship for to celebrate Gods presence to live with respect in creation OROMOCTO UNITED CHURCH to love and serve others to seek justice and resist evil. from A New Creed Thank you for your support of our Mission and Service Fund. Like a river, We welcome everyone to this time together in worship. We gather in this church in our gifts flow throughout our Maritimes, across Canada and around the the belief that we are all equally God’s guests whether we’ve been here all our lives world. What we can never accomplish on our own, we can achieve or this is our first time. We welcome everyone in this spirit of Christ as it is our belief through the pooled resources of our Mission and Service Fund. Let us use that this is how we are to live. Everyone, without exception, belongs equally at this month of giving to reach out and make a difference in the lives of God’s table. those in need. Although we are less than halfway to the goal we set for giving to Mission and Service in 2012, let us work together to increase this If you are visiting with us please sign our guest book opposite the usher’s table. If you are new with us and wish a follow up contact please fill out a ‘Guest/New amount, and continue in hope for the work of Mission and Service. Member Card which can be found with the guest book. As well you may pick up an orientation package on the table in the entrance. We invite visitors from other churches to pick up one of our Peace Candles to take home with you. An explanation of this symbol accompanies each candle and these can be found on the usher’s table.Rev Bob McDowellOffice 357-3423; Cell 470-1155; Home 488-2154Email: *While we stand for most hymns and at others times in our worship, please feel free not to if for any reasons you can not or would rather not. VU stands for Voices United and MV for More Voices. You are also invited to pick up a Bible version of Minister Rev Robert McDowell your choice at usher’s desk. Should you have any concerns please speak to an usher. Accompanist/ Choir Director Joyce Andrews Office Administration Jennifer Chiasson VU: Voices United – our hard cover red hymn book MV: More Voices – our soft covered hymn book Oromocto United Church 144 Winnebago Oromocto January 13, 2013 10:30
  2. 2. SERVICE announcementsWelcome and About Today Choir practice: Wed 7pm Duffie Unit Singing: Third Wednesday of each month, 2:30 pm Jan 13: Loonie Lunch beginsIntroit: VU 79, Arise Your Light Is Come Jan 6, 13, 20, Rev Lisa Greenwood guest worship leader We welcome Rev. Lisa Greenwood who will be leading our worship services dur-Lighting of the Resurrection Candle: ing Rev. Bob`s study leave.Leader: Ascribe to God all glory and Strength. For those who want to follow bob`s Blog ,the site is mcdowell2013.blogspot.grPeople: We will ascribe to God the glory of Gods name.Leader: Let us worship God in holy array. LOONIE LUNCH We hope you will plan to join us after church for a light lunch (soup & sweets) & aOur Prayer for Today: (in unison) time of fellowship in our church family.You speak, O God, and the oceans tremble, their waters create in waves If you are able to help with soup or sweets please add your name to the sign-upthat dash upon the shore. You speak and the heavens open; thunder sig- sheet in the narthex.nals the rains that freshen the earth. You breathe and the leaves shudder;the trees of the forest bow to your majesty. You speak and the Spirit de- Church Calendars are available in the narthexscends on you people; we ascribe to you all glory as we worship yourname. Amen Please sign up be a Greeter, Usher, Candle lighter or Scripture Reader. Often the greeters and candle lighters are the same person/family but this is not always. If youOur Hymn to Begin: VU 100, When Jesus Comes to be Baptized are new greeting is great way to get to get to know folks and for folks to get to know you!Some time with our Children Parking: We are pleased to have the new parking spaces built in front of the church and thank the stewards for this work. During the week these are intended for use by anyone coming to the church. However, on Sundays and special events such as sup- pers, concerts etc, we would like these spaces used by those who may have diffi-Prayer and the Lords prayer culty getting into the church from the across street parking. Loonie Lunch is an important social activity of our church. It will be beginning againLighting our Candle of Concern this winter on Jan 13. It is quite simple. Lunch is a loonie per person. The meal is simple: soup, chili, rolls, breads, coffee, tea, juice, cookies. We ask that people take turns making a pot of something good and simple. The costs are redeemed from theReading: Acts 8:14-17 basket. Please note we are serious about that and really do not want people to do- nate their contribution as this has negative impact upon the whole program. Should you wish to donate the meal simply redeem the cost and put it in the offering plate.Hymn: VU 82, A light is Gleaming A sign up sheet is available in the narthex.
  3. 3. announcements SERVICE Gospel : Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22 Message: Anthem Our Words of Faith Our Offering Collected and Presented: What can I give him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb; If I were a wise man, I would do my part. Yet what I can I give him- give my heart. Our Prayers of Thanks and Concern Our Hymn to Leave With: VU 625, I Feel the Winds of God Today Choral Benediction: VU 87, I Am the Light of the World (Refrain) I am the light of the world! You people come and follow me! If you follow and love you’ll learn the mystery of what you were meant to do and be.
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