Saturday, September 16, 2023

Sunday, September 17, 2023 The Second Sunday of Creation


Hymn      Praise to the Lord the Almighty #220

Scripture Lessons:       Romans 14:1-11

                                     Psalm 103:1-11 p.825VU

                                     Matthew 18:21-35


Prayer:  Eternal God, creator of the world, we thank you for the earth our home, and for the gift of life.  We thank you for your love, revealed in Jesus the Christ, who came to heal this broken world, who died, rejected on the cross, and who rose triumphant from the dead.
Because he lives, we live to praise you, our God, forever. 
Glory to you, O God, forever and ever. 
Gracious God, who called us from death to life, and with the church through all ages, we thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to make us holy, and to lead us into all truth. 
Glory to you, O God, forever and ever. 
Glory to God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. 
Glory to God from generation to generation, in the church in the world and in Jesus the Christ, forever and ever. Amen. ( from the United Church, services for trial use 1996-7, adapted) 

Hymn      Amazing Grace #266VU

This week’s services will be 9:30 in Howick and 11:00 in Ormstown. 

St Paul’s Stewards will be meeting this coming week, on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:30pm in the hall. 

Congratulations to Georgetown Presbyterian Church who are preparing to celebrate their 200th anniversary on October 1st of this year. In order to be able to share in the celebrations, Howick Session has decided to cancel the 11:00 service in Howick on October 1st and invite members of the congregation to attend the 10:30 service in Georgetown instead. A lunch is being prepared to follow the service, but space is limited so an RSVP to either Brian or Nancy Tannahill or Amy Tolhurst is needed. 

As a result of cancelling our October 1st service the fall Communion celebration in Howick will be held September 24th at our 11:00 service instead. All welcome. 

Congratulations are also due to Harvey Satewas Gabriel and to Kanesetake United Church who celebrated the completion of Harvey’s complete translation of the Bible into the Mohawk language. This was celebrated in the Kanesetake United Church last Sunday. 

A special celebration is being planned to remember and give thanks for the lives of Rosemary and Donald Hooker, Saturday October 7th from 1:30-4:30 in MacDougall Hall, 17 Lambton in Ormstown QC. Donald died earlier this year and Rosemary died during the pandemic, so this is a chance to remember them and to share our memories with the family. 

In Ormstown the service on October 1st will be a shortened service and a family activity day, with crafts for young people, beginning at 9:30am. 

October 8th will be a Thanksgiving Sunday service and food will be collected to be taken to the local food bank for both Franklin and Ormstown. 

October 15th will be the Communion Sunday for St Paul’s in Ormstown, at their 11:00 service. 

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