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  1. 1. MINUTE FOR MISSON Mission and Service fosters ministry for all ages, including university students who may be seeking spirituality and missing close family support. Mission and Service chaplaincies include McMaster Campus Ministries Council in Hamilton, Ontario. Order of Worship for “Students are keen to try to understand and act on their faith in a world where there are many inequalities,” says the Rev. Carol Wood, McMaster University’s Ecumenical OROMOCTO UNITED Chaplain. “We regularly share a meal together in a small group where they are nur- CHURCH tured and encouraged to ask questions and to share experiences.” The social justice group meets to discuss food security, wages, and homelessness. In 2010, they coordinated a music night to assist a local food bank and youth shelter. Some students performed in the concert, while others baked for the refreshment table. About 70 kg (150 lbs.) of food was collected for the shelter, and $100 donated to the food bank. We welcome everyone to this time together in worship. We gather in this church in the belief that we are all equally God’s guests whether we’ve been here all our lives When the group later learned that the youth centre needed youth-appropriate clothes, or this is our first time. We welcome everyone in this spirit of Christ as it is our belief they organized another music night to collect clothing. This event coincided with news that this is how we are to live. Everyone, without exception, belongs equally at about the tsunami in Japan, so “Change for Japan” donation cans were added to the God’s table. evening, and $351 was donated for Japan. If you are visiting with us please sign our guest book opposite the usher’s table. If The McMaster Campus Ministries Council has been supported by Mission and Service you are new with us and wish a follow up contact please fill out a ‘Guest/New for 40 years. Mission and Service funding ensures that the chaplain is present to pro- Member Card which can be found with the guest book. As well you may pick up an vide pastoral care for individual students and to help group members relate their faith orientation package on the table in the entrance. We invite visitors from other to the world. 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 Your Mission and Service gift helps young adults across the usher’s table. country continue their faith journey.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 9, 2012 10:30 am
  2. 2. Announcements SERVICE Please sign up be a Greeter, Usher, Candle lighter or Scripture Reader. Often the greet-Welcome and About Today: ers and candle lighters are the same person/family but this is not always. If you are new greeting is great way to get to get to know folks and for folks to get to know you!*Introit: VU 396, Jesus, Stand Among Us Fall Dates to Note: Choir practice start: TBALighting the Resurrection Candle: Sept 10 Stewarts Meeting, 11 AM Sept 23: Barb Kelly, report on General CouncilLeader: As we begin this ‘new year’ we affirm that we belong to the People of Sept 30: GuestGod. Oct 7: World-wide Communion and Thanksgiving Oct 15: Monday, Bible Study 7-8:30 pm Oct 18: Session, 7pmAll: We are needed. We are accepted. We are - each one of us, special. Oct 21: Fall meeting of the Congregations after church, Finger Food Pot-luck Oct 28: Anniversary Sunday – desert reception after church Oct 29: Monday, Bible Study 7-8:30 pmLeader: We are not expected to be perfect. We are, each one of us, flawed. Nov 3: Fall Turkey Supper Nov 4: Baptism of SavannahAll: We live in a world of meaning and purpose. Nov 11: Remembrance NO MORNING WORSHIP. Evening Service at Pine Grove, 7pm Nov 12: Monday, Bible Study 7-8:30 pm Nov 25: CommunionLeader: We belong to a God of new beginnings. The invitation is to greet each Nov 26; Monday, Bible Study 7-8:30 pmnew day with gratitude for the love of God with us. Nov 30, Friday, Hanging of the Greens, 5:30 pm, Service 6:30 Dec 1: Lintuhtine Choirs Christmas Concert Dec 2, Advent 1, Lectionary Year C begins- the year of Luke’s GospelAll: In this, our ‘tent’ of worship, we seek God’s presence and the courage Dec 9: Lintuhtine Choirs Christmas Concertto face all that life brings to us. Dec 10: Monday, Last fall Bible Study 7-8:30 pm Dec 24: 6:30 Christmas Eve Family Service, Oromocto 9:00 Christmas Eve Communion, Pine GroveLeader: Like Moses, we hear your voice calling us in this world to a future ofpromise. Our Fall Bible Study will look at the Life of Jesus in film. We will be looking at how JesusAll: In all of life we are torn between security of our settled familiar ways and is portrayed in such interpretive movies as Jesus of Nazareth, The King of Kings, Thethe adventure of moving on recognizing that nothing in life is permanent. Greatest Story Ever Told, Jesus Christ Super Star, The Life of Brian, Jesus 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 Bible sections and the corre-Leader: We are here to look to new ways to love and live as the People of sponding film clip followed by discussion. As I previous years each week will be its ownGod in this world. 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 so members will be able to borrow these and view at home. See rev bob for more details.All: We dedicate our candle to our journey in life with God Remembrance Day this year falls on Nov 11. Session decided there will not be any morn- ing worship on this day so all can go to the cenotaph as usual. Session also decided to*Our Hymn to Begin: VU 395, Come in, Come in and Sit Down use this opportunity to have an evening service at Pine Grove at 7pm. Oromocto Public Hospital Dinner September 22nd And the Food Offering Collected Dinner at 6:00pm at Burton’s Lion’s Club. Entertainment Derek Miller. Small silent auc- tion. Proceeds to Hospital Equipment. Ralph has tickets $20 each.
  3. 3. SERVICE SERVICE Our Prayer for a New Beginning [some call it confession]Our Prayer and Our Lord’s Prayer[and the children leave to reconvene downstairs] Leader: God, you have bound us deep in the mystery of death and birth. Life Jesus Loves Me – verse 3 leads us to soar in the clouds yet we also face times of worry, despair and death.Lighting Our Candle of Concern All: We know the complexity of conflict and love, worry and hope, failure and fulfillment. We journey through life seeking forgiveness and new begin- ning.Our Reading from the Christian Scriptures Mark 7:24-37 Leader: We dream that you, or someone, or even luck will raise us to new life.Our Hymn: MV 12, Come Touch Our Hearts All: We know the parts of our life we have wasted. We know the separations we have brought upon ourselves. We are aware of the brokenness of theA Message for Today society around us and we know the haunting places of inner emptiness within us.Anthem: Leader: We have witnessed science become blessing and curse. Our sexuality brings completeness and intimacy as well as agony and disease. Our unprece-*Our Words of Faith, page 918 VU [standing] dented powers to create bring with them new threats to our very existence. Our heritage of freedom can all too often overwhelms us with options.*Our Offering Collected & Our Offering Presented: Offering: VU 603 vs 1 All: In silence we reflect on how these tensions present themselves in eachIn loving partnership we come of our lives.Seeking O God, your will to do.Our prayers and actions now receive, SilenceWe freely offer them to you. Leader: Whatever the generation we belong to, we hunger for your resurrec-Our Prayers of Thanks and Concern and Our Lord’s Prayer, tion and your new beginning so we can grasp all that new life can be. We want to healed and feel ourselves as whole and so we pray for your healing grace.Our Hymn to Leave With: VU 678, For The Healing of the Nations All: As we begin our new year we acknowledge that you offer us these things and more. Once again we dedicate ourselves to the journey towards new life you offer us. Amen*Our Benediction *Our Hymn: VU 365, Jesus Loves Me – verses 1-2* Our Choral Benediction [tune Morning has Broken]Christ be behind us, Christ be before usChrist be within us, king of our hearts Some Time With Our ChildrenChrist be above us, Christ be below usChrist be beside us, never to part