HARROWSMITH-VERONA PASTORAL CHARGE
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
Worship Time: 10 a.m at Trinity, Verona
Office Phone: 613-372-2525 or 613-374-2777
Minister: The Rev’d. Catherine Oxenford-Grant
Retired Voluntary Minister: The Rev’d. Ian MacKay
Licensed Lay Worship Leader: Sheila Anthony
Office Administrator: Rebecca Peters
Director of Music: Stan Stinchcombe
The Mission of Trinity United Church is to be
the ears, eyes, feet, hands and heart of Christ in the
Harrowsmith-Verona area and in the world.
January 16, 2022
2nd Sunday after Epiphany
Lay Reader: Linda Brown
**You are invited to stand in body or in spirit. Please wear a mask.
Cat Welcome and Announcements:
One: God be with you.
All: And also with you.
Linda Lighting the Christ Candle: (Unison)
All: A light is gleaming, spreading its arms throughout the night. We live in the light that is Jesus Christ. (The Christ candle is lit)
Linda Call to Worship: (Responsively)
One: Thank you for joining in worship today. Your presence blesses us.
All: The Spirit of God is within you and me and all around us.
One: Let us worship in the Spirit of God.
Linda Opening Prayer: (Unison)
All: Gracious God, we come today to worship you, confident as always that you are with us. You receive our prayers, our laments, and our celebrations. Hear our confessions of human weakness and forgive us, we pray. As we gather today, make us one in spirit and one in body as you yourself were embodied in the person of Jesus, in whose name we pray and worship. Amen.
Cat Words of Assurance:
One: The good news of the gospel is this: God created the world out of love and it is God’s will that all people should enjoy love, light, and life abundant.
Cat **Hymn: VU # 218 “We Praise you, O God” Vss. 1 & 3
Stan A Gift of Music:
Cat Something to Ponder: … how did he do that???…
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 those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Cat ** MV # 106 “I Am the Dream” Vss. 1 & 3
We Give Back
Linda Dedication of our Offerings: (offering plate at back of church)
VU #541 (Please remain seated)
All: Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures high and low; give thanks to God in love made known; Creator, Word and Spirit, One.
Linda Prayer: Holy One, in gratitude and humble trust we bring our best today to serve your cause and share you love. Amen.
Linda **Hymn: VU #371 “Open My Eyes, That I May See” Vs. 2
Linda Psalm 36 VU # 762 (God’s steadfast love)
Linda Old Testament: Isaiah 62: 1-5 (Assurance of Zion’s salvation)
Following the reading:
All: May God bless to our understanding these words from Holy Scripture.
Cat Gospel Reading: John 2: 1-11 (The wedding in Cana)
Following the Gospel:
One: This is the Good News of Jesus Christ.
All: Praise to Christ, the Word.
Cat Message: “I’ll Drink to That!”
Cat VU # 949 (All)
Grant to us, O God, a heart renewed that we may heart afresh your forgiving word. Amen.
Cat Prayers of Care and Concern:
We are Sent Forth
Cat **Closing Hymn: VU # 296 “This Is God’s Wondrous World”
Cat **Commissioning and Benediction: (please remain standing in body
or in spirit)
**Sung Benediction: (Don Besig/Nancy Price)
Go now in peace, never be afraid,
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true,
Know God will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe,
Reach out to others so all the world can see,
God will be there watching us in love,
Go now in peace, in faith and in love.
Amen. Amen. Amen!