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September 30,

  1. 1. MINUTE FOR MISSON The United Church celebrates diversity in the church and in the community. Your gift to Mission and Service supports programs and partners that honour the strengths, assets, and riches of the community. Order of Worship for The Jane Finch Community Ministry is in the public housing community of Firgrove, serving the Jane Finch neighbourhood in Toronto. Despite issues of poverty, the com- OROMOCTO UNITED munity is blessed with the culture and diversity of 110 nationalities in which 70 lan- CHURCH guages and dialects are spoken. Here’s one example of how this ministry recognizes and responds to the area’s diver- sity. When a young man was stabbed to death in Firgrove, it sent shock waves through the community. With resident leaders and other organizations, the ministry held two talking circles to bring healing. A First Nations youth from Firgrove smudged the circle We welcome everyone to this time together in worship. We gather in this church in to facilitate the grieving process and to help others learn from this tragedy. the belief that we are all equally God’s guests whether we’ve been here all our lives or this is our first time. We welcome everyone in this spirit of Christ as it is our belief Jane Finch Community Ministry works in partnership with several networks, provid- that this is how we are to live. Everyone, without exception, belongs equally at ing food days, income tax advice, a learning centre, school supplies, scholarships, and God’s table. microcredit loans. If you are visiting with us please sign our guest book opposite the usher’s table. If Funding from Mission and Service contributes to the minister’s salary, administration, you are new with us and wish a follow up contact please fill out a ‘Guest/New and program budgets. With Mission and Service support, Jane Finch Community Min- Member Card which can be found with the guest book. As well you may pick up an istry honours the diversity of the neighbourhood and stands in solidarity with its con- orientation package on the table in the entrance. We invite visitors from other stituents. 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 Please make a generous gift to Mission and Service to help pro- usher’s table. grams like Jane Finch Community Ministry.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 September 30, 2012 10:30 am
  2. 2. Announcements SERVICEWelcome and About Today: Rev Bob is on holiday until Oct 2. In the case of pastoral emergency please call Rev Dr Perry Hanley at Oromocto Baptist Church. His cell is 999 0039 and office is 446*Introit: VU 396, Jesus, Stand Among Us 6947. You may also contact Shirley Dubois, Chair of Session, with any concern at 385 2042.Lighting the Resurrection Candle: 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 useLeader: God you give us the morning sun the evening star and we have gathered by anyone coming to the church. However, on Sundays and special events such asto say thank you on this Autumn Sunday morning suppers, concerts etc, we would like these spaces used by those who may have difficulty getting into the church from the across street parking.All: God it is in you that we move, breath and have our being and we have gath-ered to say thank you as we pause from the busy rush of our lives. Our Fall Bible Study will look at the Life of Jesus in film. We will be looking at how Jesus is portrayed in such interpretive movies as Jesus of Nazareth, The King ofLeader: God you bring us out of darkness and into light. You bring us out of winter Kings, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Jesus Christ Super Star, The Life of Brian, Jesusand give us spring. You bring us out of death and give us life and we have gatheredto say thank you as we live the cycles and seasons of our lives. Revealed etc. The format will involve the use of film but we will not be watching the whole of each movie. Participants in this program will look at selected BibleAll: God of grace and Giver of Gifts bless us this day as we seek to respond to sections and the corresponding film clip followed by discussion. As I previous yearsthe many gifts you have given us. each week will be its own unit so missing a week will not leave a participant at a loss or unable to participate. We will be purchasing these movies in DVD form soLeader: God bless our response such that the gifts you give us can be multiplied members will be able to borrow these and view at home. See rev bob for morethrough us and may we be a blessing to one another. details.All: This we pray as we dedicate our candle to the resurrection of our Christ. Remembrance Day this year falls on Nov 11. Session decided there will not be any*Our Hymn to Begin: VU 575, Im Gonna Live So God Can Use Me 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 Pine Grove at 7pm. The food offering is collectedOur Prayer for a New Beginning [some call it confession]*Our Hymn: VU 639, One More Step Along the World I Go (vs1-4)Some Time With Our ChildrenOur Prayer and Our Lord’s Prayer*Our Hymn: VU 639, One More Step Along the World I Go (vs 5)
  3. 3. SERVICE Dates to note The children leave to reconvene downstairsOct 7: World-wide Communion and ThanksgivingOct 15: Monday, Bible Study 7-8:30 pm Lighting Our Candle of ConcernOct 18: Session, 7pmOct 21: Fall meeting of the Congregations after church, Finger Food Pot-luck Reading from Christian ScriptureOct 28: Anniversary Sunday – desert reception after churchOct 29: Monday, Bible Study 7-8:30 pm Our Scripture:Nov 3: Fall Turkey SupperNov 4: Baptism of SavannahNov 11: Remembrance NO MORNING WORSHIP. Evening Service at Pine Grove, *Our Hymn: MV 28, God of the Bible7pmNov 12: Monday, Bible Study 7-8:30 pm A Message for TodayNov 25: CommunionNov 26; Monday, Bible Study 7-8:30 pm Anthem:Nov 30, Friday, Hanging of the Greens, 5:30 pm, Service 6:30Dec 1: Lintuhtine Choirs Christmas ConcertDec 2, Advent 1, Lectionary Year C begins- the year of Luke’s Gospel *Our Words of Faith, page 918 VU [standing]Dec 9: Lintuhtine Choirs Christmas ConcertDec 10: Monday, Last fall Bible Study 7-8:30 pm *Our Offering Collected & Our Offering Presented: Offering: #603 vs 1Dec 24: 6:30 Christmas Eve Family Service, Oromocto In loving partnership we come9:00 Christmas Eve Communion, Pine Grove Seeking O God, your will to do. Our prayers and actions now receive, We freely offer them to you. Our Prayers of Thanks and Concern and Our Lord’s Prayer, Our Hymn to Leave With: VU 424, May the God of Hope *Our Benediction * Our Choral Benediction [tune Morning has Broken] Christ be behind us, Christ be before us Christ be within us, king of our hearts Christ be above us, Christ be below us Christ be beside us, never to part