HARROWSMITH-VERONA PASTORAL CHARGE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Worship Time: 10 am at Trinity,

Verona Office Phone: 613-372-2525 or 613-374-2777

Minister: The Rev’d. Catherine Oxenford-Grant

613-246-7287   Email: cat.oxenfordgrant@gmail.com

Retired Voluntary Minister: The Rev’d. Ian MacKay

Licensed Lay Worship Leader: Sheila Anthony

Office Administrator: Rebecca Peters

Director of Music: Stan Stinchcombe

Website: www.h-vpastoralcharge.org e-mail: office@h-vpastoralcharge.org


In appreciation of Black History Month, artwork created by artist Joseph Holston

 

 

Trinity United Church acknowledges the traditional territory upon which we gather. For thousands of years, the First Peoples sought to walk gently on this land. They offered assistance to the first European travelers and shared their knowledge for survival. We seek a new relationship with the First Peoples of this land, one based in honour and deep respect.

 

January 29, 2023

Epiphany 4

Lay Reader: Bea Moffitt

 

**You are invited to stand in body or in spirit. Masking is strongly recommended.

 

Prelude: The Name of Jesus (Martin)

Welcome and Announcements:

Introit: Called by Earth and SKy

 

We Gather

 

Lighting the Christ Candle:

One: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.”

All: Let us follow the light and be that light in the world.

 

(The Christ candle is lit)

 

Call to Worship: (responsively)

One: Let us go up to the house of God!

All: God is present in this place. When we gather, we know God is here. Let us worship together. Alleluia!

 

Opening Prayer: (Unison)

All: Holy God, source and creator of all life, as we gather this day to offer our worship, may we discover a rich and true faith, proclaiming Jesus as Messiah. May we also be aware of your presence with us here today through your Holy Spirit, as we gather to “come and see”. We pray in your name, O God, Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Words of Assurance:

One: We are the beloved children of God. We are loved in all things, in all ways. May our lives reflect that love.


 

**Hymn: VU #391 God Reveal Your Presence

A Gift of Music: There in God’s Garden

Something to Ponder: ….what’s a beatitude?

The Lord’s Prayer:

All: 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, for ever and ever.

Amen

 

(Children and Teachers may leave for Sunday School)

 

We Give Back

 

Dedication of our Offerings:

VU #540

All: Grant us, God the grace of giving, with a spirit large and free, that ourselves and all our living we may offer faithfully.

 

Prayer:

All: Loving God, you have chosen us and invited us to be part of your ministry. You have given us the responsibility of offering all we can for your work in the world. Accept and bless the gifts we bring you this and all our days. Amen.

 

**Hymn: VU #684 Make Me a Channel of Your Peace


We Listen

 

Old Testament: Micah 6:1-8 (Pg. 805-806) (What does God require of you?)

Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:1-12 (Pg. 837-838) (The Beatitudes)

 

Message: “That’s the Way It Is!”

 

We Pray

Hymn : VU #411 “O God, We Call” (x2)

 Prayers of Care and Concern:

We are Sent Forth

 

**Closing Hymn: VU #642 Be Thou My Vision Vss. 1, 4 & 5

 

**Commissioning and Benediction

 

**Choral 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!

 

POSTLUDE: Little Piece (Telemann)

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & MEETINGS

Feb.pngWorship Leader for next Sunday:

Sheila Anthony

Lay Reader for next Sunday:

Linda Brown

Greeter for next Sunday:

Rob Tapscott

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Looking ahead, please plan to attend our next Annual General Meeting which will take place on Sunday March 5th following church service in the hall.

 

REPORTS: Please have your AGM reports submitted into the office no later than this Sunday February 2nd. Thank you to those who have already submitted their reports.

 

SHARING CUPBOARD: This is an ongoing project and donations are always welcome. The cupboard will be open this Wednesday February 8th from 2-4pm.

 

MEETINGS: The next Stewards and Sessions meetings will be held

this Tuesday February 7th at 1:30pm.

 

LENTEN STUDY GROUP: V.I.B.E. (Venturing in Biblical Education) is an online study running for 8 weeks starting February 8th and is organized by Rev. Takouhi from Gananoque. Register at revtakouhi@terautopia.com

 

WINTER WAKEUP BREAKFASTS:    Thank you to all who have helped and participated in this great event! We helped serve close to 600 people in the 4 weeks.


SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES: Do you have someone in your household thinking about furthering their education, or perhaps yourself? If so, the United Church of Canada Foundation offers various academic awards opportunities. If you feel this might be beneficial to your continuing education, the Foundation is able to offer these grants thanks to generous donors who believe that academic study and education is important to the growth of the United Church of Canada. Application deadlines vary based on the award. Please find more information on these grants and scholarships at the following link https://www.unitedchurchfoundation.ca/grants/scholarship- research-grants/

 

TURKEY DINNER: There will be a take-out turkey dinner on Sunday February 12th at the Golden Links Hall in Harrowsmith from 1-5pm. Advance tickets only with cutoff date of Wednesday February 15th. Cost is $20 per person and tickets are available at the gas stations in Sydenham, Harrowsmith, Hartington and Asselstine Hardware in Verona.

 

MOVIE SHOWING: Remember back in 2021 when we had a film crew come and film a movie called “Verona” in the church and other areas of the community? The movie is finally hitting the screen. It will be screened at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival on Friday March 3rd likely around 9:30pm. We have been invited to attend the screening. More information will be made available as information comes in for ticket sales. They are very thankful and grateful for all our support for the film and are excited to share it with all of us on the big screen!

 

WHITE LAKE PICKLEBALL: Are you wanting to learn to play pickleball? Indoor sessions now available in South Frontenac. Small group setting, all equipment provided, certified and insured instructor. If interested in learning this fun popular sport, please contact Kelli by phone 613-545-5288 or email pickleballkelli@gmail.com or kattgrrrl@gmail.com