Friday, October 28, 2022

Sunday, October 30, 2022 Reformation and All Saints Sunday


Hymn.      A Mighty Fortress is Our God #262VU

Prayer: O God, as we offer our worship this day, unite us together that we may celebrate the witness of our forefathers and mothers and the courage that gave birth to the church through its many reformations. Teach us how to honour the saints of God in ages past as well as in our present days. May the conviction of your grace be what forms our own faith. Inspire us in the continuing reformation and transformation of the church and be present to us in our worship and our work. We pray in the name of our Saviour, Jesus the Christ. Amen. (a prayer by the Rev. Letty Russell and shared on 

Scripture Lessons: II Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11, 12

                               Psalm 119:137-144

                                Luke 19:1-10


Prayer:  God of life, May your light shine on your people today, as it shone in each moment of history. 
May the light of your presence inspire us to praise you and recognize you, as a source of all creation, 
as strength that sustains, as sap that nurtures, as wisdom that foresees, as clarity that discovers, as love that understands, as mercy that forgives. May the light of your presence, eternal and inextinguishable , shine on us now and forever, till the dawn of your Kingdom, present in each day. Amen. ( prayer published by the World Alliance of Reformed Churches in its resource, Renewing the Church and shared on re-worship)

Hymn      For All the Saints #705VU

Our deepest sympathy is shared with the family of Ruth Sundborg following her sudden death this past week. We are planning to hold a service of remembrance for her in St Paul’s in Ormstown this coming Friday, November 4th with visitation starting at 1:00 and the service itself beginning at 2:30. 

We have also heard of the death of Jean Pycock, who died September 28th. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, November 12th at 2pm at the Unitarian Church of Montreal, 5035 Boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal. The service will be followed by a reception. 

We continue to invite donations to the Canadian Food Grains Bank. Envelopes are available in the churches and donations may be made online at foodgrainsbank,ca. 

St Paul’s Stewards will be meeting this coming Wednesday, November 2nd at the home of Wendy Denison 

Next Sunday, November 6th, we will be marking Remembrance Sunday in our churches, 9:30 in Ormstown and 11:00 in Howick. There will also be a Cenotaph service in Ormstown that afternoon led by the Legion. 

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