Friday, September 2, 2022

Sunday, September 4, 2022 Labour Day Sunday


Hymn       Spirit of God Descend upon My Heart #378

Prayer:  O God, you call us to the potter’s house to see what we can see and learn. 
You call us to open our eyes, our ears, and our hearts and minds to all that you have to say to us this day. 
Help us to be ready to hear your Spirit’s call; to respond in faith and hope; to be led by your wisdom and grace; and to share the word you speak to us each day. 
Help us to rejoice in your promise to be with us always and to be our source of life and hope and joy, now and always. Amen. 

Scripture Lessons:       Jeremiah 18:1-11

                                     Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 p.861VU

                                     Philemon 1-21

Hymn      Have Thine Own Way


Prayer:  O God, send us prophets in the Church today, as in the days of old, to make known your living truth in the power of the Holy Spirit. Give them a clear vision of your purpose for the life of the world; enable them to speak with boldness; and through their voice recall your people to simpler discipleship, to holier living, and to more dedicated service, ( or to deep spirituality, bold discipleship, and daring Justice, from the United Church’s current mission statement) for the glory and honour of your name. Amen. ( from Frank Colquhoun’s Contemporary Parish Prayers)

Hymn       Take My Life and Let it Be  #506

We have been saddened to hear of the death of Margot MacKinnon last weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. No service is being planned. 

The planning meeting for our fundraising concert to be held Saturday, October 15th with Fieldstone Reverie will be held this week on Wednesday September 7th at 7pm in the church. 

Activities are starting up in the Region as well. There is a Young Adult Retreat September 14-16th at the Camp D’Action Biblique in Richmond QC and Youth Forum for teens and young adults being planned for November in Georgeville. If you would like more information please speak to Barbara or check the region’s website

We were saddened to hear of the death of Don Robinson of Lacolle this past week. We hold his family, including his sister Jean McClintock, and his friends in our thoughts and prayers. 

We also hold the family and friends of Geoff Miller in our thoughts and prayers, as the visitation and memorial service were held on Saturday. 

This week the World Council of Churches will be holding its 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe Germany. The United Church of Canada has sent a delegation, including our new Moderator, Carmen Lansdowne to take part. Reports about this assembly can be found on the United Church website and broadcasts of its worship and plenary sessions can be found on YouTube. 

Best wishes to all the teachers and students and staff who are returning to school. Hope that it is a good year with lots of learning and fun to share! 

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