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  1. 1. MINUTE FOR MISSON Many children don’t get an education. Sometimes, it’s because they are poor, and without schooling they may continue to live in poverty. Mission and Service part- ners are working to make sure kids learn. Order of Worship for In Managua, Nicaragua, many children support their families by working as street sellers. Sometimes, they also live on the streets. Sometimes, they are helping to earn OROMOCTO UNITED money because their parents can’t find enough work to look after their family. Our CHURCH Mission and Service partner, Los Quinchos School, gives an education and job train- ing to 900 such children—children who would otherwise not be able to go to school. Los Quinchos is aware that working children and their families have different prob- lems and needs than regular families. The school has flexible schedules so that kids can work and still go to class. Teachers make special efforts to involve moms and dads in their children’s education. The school offers a meal program because the We welcome everyone to this time together in worship. We gather in this church in breakfast or lunch served there is the only meal many of the children will get all day. the belief that we are all equally God’s guests whether we’ve been here all our lives The Los Quinchos program focuses on basic education and also teaches attitudes or this is our first time. We welcome everyone in this spirit of Christ as it is our belief and behaviour. The staff try to teach kids to be responsible, to be generous, and to that this is how we are to live. Everyone, without exception, belongs equally at respect rules and other people. They also teach moms and dads how to be better God’s table. parents and show them how important it is for their children to stay at school. Your Mission and Service gift makes it possible for street kids in Nicaragua to get an If you are visiting with us please sign our guest book opposite the usher’s table. If education; it makes it possible for them to get a better life. you are new with us and wish a follow up contact please fill out a ‘Guest/New Member Card which can be found with the guest book. As well you may pick up an Please give generously to Mission and Service so we can keep helping this important orientation package on the table in the entrance. We invite visitors from other school. 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 *Pronounced “lohs keen chose” usher’s table.Rev Bob McDowellOffice 357-3423; Cell 470-1155; Home 488-2154 *While we stand for most hymns and at others times in our worship, please feel freeEmail: 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 your choice at usher’s desk. Should you have any concerns please speak to an usher. Minister Rev Robert McDowell Accompanist/ Choir Director Joyce Andrews VU: Voices United – our hard cover red hymn book Office Administration Jennifer Chiasson MV: More Voices – our soft covered hymn book Oromocto United Church 144 Winnebago Oromocto October 28, 2012 10:30 am
  2. 2. Announcements SERVICE Our annual Fall Turkey Dinner will be November 3rd from 4:00—6:00Welcome and About Today: Servers should be here by 3.30 PM, Dishwashers by 4:00, and those looking after coffee and tea by 3:30.*Introit: VU 516, Come, You Thankful people, Come, vs 1 The carrots & peas should be in by noon on Friday We will be pealing vegetables at 1 PM on Fri for anyone who can giveLighting the Resurrection Candle: some time would be great, as many hands make light work!Leader: May God be with you The church will be open on Thurs Nov 1st, Fri Nov 2nd from 10AM till 8 PM at the back door on Mac Donald AveAll: And also with you And of course all day on Saturday Without all of you this would not be possibleLeader: We have come as many families, of various ages and diverse back-grounds to join together this anniversary day as the one family of God in Thanksthis place. JoanneAll: We remember the promises we’ve made in the past to be faithful toGod, and the promises we have made to one another to live together in UCW will have calendars for sale next week in the Narthex. They will beGod’s love, and as loving neighbours of one another. $10 eachLeader: We gather around this table where we break bread together re-membering all that Jesus tried to accomplish- inviting us to break from ourown loaf if we are to make a difference for one another.All: We gather around this table where we receive the cup in the name ofChrist in hope for all that is yet to be and God’s eternal promises to us.Leader: We give thanks on this anniversary Sunday for that burning love ofGod that promises never to let us go regardless of what we make of ourlives or what our lives make of us.All: We dedicate our candle this anniversary day to the heritage that iscontained in the memories of all who worship in this place.Leader: We dedicate our candle again to all that God still calls us to be ifwe are to be the true blessing to one another God hopes us to be.All: We dedicate our candle to God’s eternal metaphor that we should bea Light to the Nations by becoming a light to one another in faith, hopeand love.
  3. 3. SERVICE announcementsChinese Lantern Memorial Service. A family in our congregation who re- *Our Hymn to Begin: MV 1, Build a Housecently incurred a tragedy would like to invite others who may wish to ac- and the food offering collected and presented by the childrenknowledge their own loss and grief, to join with them in an outdoor me-morial service. The central act of this service would be the release of Chi- Our Prayer for Todaynese Lanterns accompanied by a reading of names and prayers. The goal isto have this before the weather turns too cold. Should you be interestedplease notify Rev Bob. Our Hymn MV 48, Jump for Joy, vs 1Please sign up be a Greeter, Usher, Candle lighter or Scripture Reader. Some time with our childrenOften the greeters and candle lighters are the same person/family but thisis not always. If you are new greeting is great way to get to get to know Prayer and our Lord’s Prayerfolks and for folks to get to know you! Our Hymn, part 2 MV 48, Jump for Joy, vs 2Our Fall Bible Study is looking at the Life of Jesus as portrayed in film. We The children leave to reconvene downstairsare starting with Jesus Christ Super Star and continuing with such as Jesusof Nazareth, The King of Kings, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Life ofBrian, Jesus Revealed etc. The format will involve the use of film but we Lighting Our Candle of Concern:will not be necessarily watching the whole of each movie. At times we willconsult Biblical references that pertain to the film. As in previous yearseach session will be its own unit so missing a week will not leave a partici- Our Reading from the Scriptures for Today: Mark 10: 46-52pant at a loss or unable to participate. We will be purchasing these moviesin DVD form so members will be able to borrow these and view at home.Should you own any of these and are willing to loan them we will be most Our Hymn: VU 299, Teach Me God to Wondergrateful. See rev bob for more details. A Message for TodayRemembrance Day this year falls on Nov 11. Session decided there will notbe any morning worship on this day so all can go to the cenotaph as usual.Session also decided to use this opportunity to have an evening service at AnthemPine Grove at 7pm. *Our Words of Faith, page 918 VU [standing]Parking: We are pleased to have the new parking spaces built in front ofthe church and thank the stewards for this work. During the week these Our Offering Collectedare intended for use by anyone coming to the church. However, on Sun-days and special events such as suppers, concerts etc, we would like thesespaces used by those who may have difficulty getting into the church fromthe across street parking.
  4. 4. Dates to note SERVICE Duffie Unit Singing: Third Tuesday of each month, 2:30 pmOur Offering Presented Offering: VU603 vs 1 Oct 28: Anniversary Sunday – desert reception after churchIn loving partnership we come Oct 29: Monday, Bible Study 7-8:30 pm, Jesus Christ Super Star part 2Seeking O God, your will to do. Nov 2: Preparation Day for church supper, details belowOur prayers and actions now receive, Nov 3: Fall Turkey Supper: 4-6We freely offer them to you. Nov 4: Baptism of Savannah Nov 11: Remembrance NO MORNING WORSHIP. Evening Service at Pine Grove, 7pmOur Prayers of Thanks and Concern and the Lord’s Prayer Nov 12: Monday, Bible Study 7-8:30 pm Nov 15: Session, 7pm Nov 20: OPH Spiritual/Religious Care Com, 12:00Our Hymn to Leave With: VU 660, How Firm a Foundation Nov 25: End of Year B, Communion Nov 26; Monday, Bible Study 7-8:30 pm Nov 30, Friday, Hanging of the Greens, 5:30 pm, Service 6:30Our Choral Blessing Dec 1: Lintuhtine Choirs Christmas ConcertChrist be behind us, Christ be before us Dec 2, Advent 1, Lectionary Year C begins- the year of Luke’s GospelChrist be within us, king of our hearts Dec 9: Lintuhtine Choirs Christmas ConcertChrist be above us, Christ be below us Dec 10: Monday, Last fall Bible Study 7-8:30 pmChrist be beside us, never to part Dec 16: Christmas Pageant Sunday Dec 24: 6:30 Christmas Eve Family Service, Oromocto 9:00 Christmas Eve Communion, Pine Grove Dec 25: no service Christmas Day, Merry Christmas!