Document 330923

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Harvest Sunday
Please stand at items marked * if you are able.
Passages in Bold Print are to be spoken in Unison
Organ Prelude – Hymn and Quiet Reflection
"Be Still and Know that
I am God" (Ps. 46: 10)
Please take the time before
the service as an opportunity
to quietly prepare your heart
and mind for worship.
Bible Readings:
Exodus 32: 7-14
Psalm 106
Matthew 22: 1-14
P. 78 & 79
P. 557, 558, 559 O.T.
P. 24
Gloria Patri:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy
Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall
be, world without end. Amen, amen.
Welcome & Announcements
Rev. Susan Mattinson
Organist - Carol Wehrstedt
Music Director- Kendall House
Sermon: “Right Thanksgiving”
* Hymn: “The kingdom of God is justice and joy”
Tithes and Offerings
* Offertory Response
Riches I heed not, nor vain earthly praise,
thou my inheritance through all my days,
thou and thou only, the first in my heart,
high King of heaven, my treasure thou art!
* Entry of the Bible
Call to Worship
* Hymn:
"Come, ye thankful people, come”
Opening Prayer:
Giving, forgiving, and healing God: We gather in the light
and beauty of your creation to worship and adore you.
For your glory is endless, your power is incomparable, your
love is wider than the entire universe, and your mercy is
greater than the heights of heaven. We honestly confess
that in a world where many do not have enough, we have
taken more than we need. In a world where many live in
fear, we take peace for granted. In a world where many
have lost hope, we are too often indifferent to despair.
Forgive us, merciful God, and transform our lives. Amen.
God of Peace, we are confronted with so
many overwhelming needs in our world.
Walk with us as we set aside our own desires
and wants and join the call to alleviate
human suffering. Transform these financial
gifts into genuine acts of concern and ministry
to others. In the name of Jesus, who surpasses
all understanding, we pray. Amen.
Pastoral Prayer & Lord’s Prayer (debts ….debtors)
Choir Anthem: "Now Thank We All Our God"
* Hymn: “For the fruits of all creation”
Hymn of Preparation:
Lead me, Lord, lead me in your righteousness; make your
way plain before my face; for it is you, and you, God only,
who makes me to dwell in safety.
Prayer of Dedication
Assurance of Pardon
* Children's Hymn: “All things bright and beautiful”
(last verse to be sung after Children's Time)
Children's Time
Rejoice and be glad!
Blessed are you; holy are you!
Rejoice and be glad!
Yours is the Kingdom of God.
Prayer Concerns:
Marie Huffman (Roseview)
Bernice Johnston
Thank you this week to:
Greeters: Betty Irwin and Betty Irving
Lay Reader: Lynae Grace
Fellowship Time: Laird & Alice Morrison
Elevator Operator: Robert Workman
Offering Counting: Maybelle Gair, Debbie Linkletter, Maureen Verdone
Offering Collection: Russ Brown, Don Munn, Joyce Nystrom, Janet Taylor
Next week’s volunteers: Oct. 19th
This Saturday's October tea: For those ladies planning
to bake for the "Bake Table", could you please cut, tray,
wrap and price your baked goods. When you sign-up, trays
will be available for you to take home. To help you price
your baking, visit your grocery store bakery. If the bakery
charges $1. for two donuts, price your 2 donuts the same. This will
ensure customers do not find our prices to be too high. This also
ensures you do not undercharge for the time and materials that have
gone into your preparation.
Please bring your baking to the church on Friday night, October 17, to
ensure everything is available in a timely manner. Thank you for your
contribution toward making this a successful event. If you need
assistance please contact Patricia Creed, 964-1196.
There will be a Fall Clean up Day, Saturday, October 25 from 9 am
to 12 noon. Some of the tasks we will be doing include polishing
of the pews, window cleaning, washing walls, and perhaps some
outside clean up. Coffee, Tea and Donuts will be provided. Come
on out and bring your own cleaning tools if you wish. Your help is
appreciated in trying to keep custodial costs down.
October 26th following Sunday Service:
A reception for Susan and Colin will be held on Sunday, October
26th following the morning service. Join us as we celebrate their
Fellowship Committee
Our Mission purpose is to put our faith into action through
mission education, community outreach, and personal and
financial support both at home and abroad.
Greeters: Betty Irwin and Betty Irving
Lay Reader: Bobbie Casella
Fellowship Time: Fred & Donna Johnson
Elevator Operator: Cameron Noy
Offering Counting: Val Calder and Isobel Telford
Offering Collection: Russ Brown, Don Munn, Joyce Nystrom, Janet Taylor
Upcoming Events at First
Mon., Oct. 13th
cancelled Games/Cards afternoon
Wed., Oct. 15th
- Board of Managers
- 6:30 pm
Thurs., Oct. 16th
- Bible Study
- Choir Practice
- 10 am
- 7 pm
Sun., Oct. 19th
- Question Period/Sack Lunch - noon
Tues., Oct. 21st
- Mission Study
- 1:30 pm
There will be a youth group meeting at First Pres. on Sunday,
Oct. 19th from 6:30 until 8:30 pm. All youth grades five and
up are welcome. For questions please contact Will Newton
([email protected]).
Visiting regularly? Would you like Sunday Offering Envelopes or to
participate in our automatic banking program? Please speak to the
church's envelope secretary, Sandy Allan. Either choice will make it
easier for us to track your donations and provide an accurate tax
receipt at the end of the year. Thank you for your support.
Thank you so much to
everyone who donates to
the Food Bank.