CLIFFORD PASTORAL CHARGE November 2 , 2014

CLIFFORD PASTORAL CHARGE
www.cliffordpastoralchargeuc.ca/
9:45 a.m. Alsfeldt, Ayton
101429 Concession 6
519-327-8585
November 2nd, 2014
11:15 a.m. Knox, Clifford
11 Allan Street East
519-327-8292
20th Sunday of Pentecost
Welcome to our worship service this morning. We pray you will
feel God’s presence with you, as we worship together.
Please stand, as you are able, and join in singing our hymns.
Responsive prayers are printed in the order of service and you are
invited to respond with the bold print.
The Knox Nursery has a sound system so you are connected with
worship if your little one is more comfortable to play for a time.
*Indicates – ‘Please stand, if able’
Charge Contact Information:
P. O. Box 205, Clifford, ON N0G 1M0
Office: 519-327-8378
Minister:
Jennifer Mountain
[email protected]
Pastoral Emergencies 519-417-5875 (home)
Secretary:
Ellen Underwood
[email protected]
Treasurer: Leigh McIntosh
519-327-8431
Alsfeldt Board Chairperson: Gary Matthews
519-327-8306
Alsfeldt Treasurer:
Chris Newman
519-665-7521
Knox Board Chairperson:
Bruce Shannon
519-327-8053
Knox Treasurer:
Kathy Douglas
519-327-8680
“God’s purpose is that all people might experience the fullness
of God’ love. We, the people of the Clifford Pastoral
Charge, will participate in that purpose by developing a
worshipping, learning, caring, and serving community of faith.”
All reprinted music used with permission. LicenSing #605813
We Gather as God’s People
PRELUDE:
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
WELCOME:
INTROIT: ‘Dance with the Spirit’
MV’s 156
Dance with the Spirit early in the mornin’,
walk with the Spirit throughout the long day.
Work and hope for the new life a-bornin’,
listen to the Spirit to show you the way.
LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE:
CALL TO WORSHIP:
One:
All:
One:
All:
One:
All:
One:
All:
Come into this place as you are:
We come as friends or strangers;
come as seeker or teacher;
We come as old or young;
come as lost or found;
We come as we are.
You are the person God loves,
and God gives you life as the Good Shepherd does:
healing, holding, loving, feeding, tending,
nurturing God.
We come as we are to worship,
to be folded into God’s loving family.
*OPENING HYMN:
VU 567
‘Will You Come and Follow Me’
PRAYER OF APPROACH:
O God,
where hearts are fearful and confined,
grant freedom and daring;
where anxiety is infectious and widening,
grant peace and reassurance;
where impossibilities close every door and window,
grant imagination and resistance;
where distrust reshapes every understanding,
grant healing and transformation;
where spirits are daunted and dimmed,
grant soaring wings and strengthened dreams.
SPECIAL MUSIC:
TIME WITH OUR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE:
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
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 that trespass
against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
evil: for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the
glory, forever and ever. Amen.
*SONG OF PRAISE:
Verses 1 & 2
VU 445
‘A Little Child the Saviour Came’
We Listen for God’s Word
FOCUS SCRIPTURE:
Matthew 18:1-11
FOCUS HYMN VERSES: ‘Hope Is a Star’
(please remain seated
VU 7
verses 1&2)
REFLECTION: Harvesting Hope
*HYMN: ‘I Have Called You by Your Name’
VU 520
(please remain seated)
We Respond to God’s Word
PASTORAL PRAYER:
GIFTS WITH VISION MINUTE:
OFFERING INVITATION:
*DOXOLOGY: ‘Tis the Gift to Be Simple’ Part 1
VU 353
‘Tis the gift to be simple, ‘tis the gift to be free,
‘tis the gift to come down where you ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘twill be in the valley of love and delight.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION:
(please remain standing for the closing hymn)
We are Sent Out to Serve God
*CLOSING HYMN: ‘How Firm a Foundation’
VU 660
*COMMISSIONING AND BENEDICTION:
*CHORAL BLESSING: ‘Seek Ye First the Kingdom’
VU 356
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
and God’s righteousness,
and all these things shall be added unto you.
Hallelu, hallelujah.
POSTLUDE
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Jeans for Jesus
Join in the fun of wearing your jeans to worship during
the first four Sundays of November and help Alsfeldt
and Knox reach our Mission & Service objective.
If you wear your jeans, you are invited to give a loonie or
less to M&S. If you do not have, or do not wish to wear your
jeans, make your donation to M&S and ‘wear’ a pair of lapel jeans.
Today
Food and Fellowship at Knox today.
Monday
9:00 am Seniors SMART Exercise at Knox.
Tuesday
3:00 pm Tea and Testament at Knox.
Wednesday
8:00 pm AA meet at Knox.
Thursday
9:00 am Seniors SMART Exercise at Knox.
8:00 pm Adult Fellowship Meeting at Knox. Lori
Albrecht will make a presentation on her work and
travels with Sleeping Children Around the World.
Friday
5:00 – 8:00 pm Holly Berry Bazaar at Knox.
Saturday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Holly Berry Bazaar at Knox.
Soup and Sandwich Lunch served until 1:00 pm.
Adults $8; Children 4-12 $3.50; Under 4 Free.
Next Sunday 2:30 pm Clifford Remembrance Service. Ron
Cook will be laying a wreath representing Knox.
Coming Up
Fri., Nov. 14
Sun., Nov. 16
7:30 pm The Black Family in concert at Knox.
$15 per person, numbered seating. Call the church
office 519-327-8378 for tickets. ($20 at the door)
2:00 – 4:00 pm You are invited to Knox for a time
of Appreciation and Celebration for Alieda
Murray on her recent retirement as choir director.
Chicken Pot Pies ($2.50 each) for pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 26th
at the Clifford Community Hall. Order by November 12th by
signing sheets on Knox bulletin boards or by contacting Marion Agla
519-338-5056, [email protected] or Marg Shannon 519-327-8053. .
OUR COMMUNITY
Clifford Rotary Club’s Sauerkraut and Port Supper on Friday,
November 7th from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Clifford Community Hall.
Tickets are Adults $14.00; Children 11 & under $7.00.
Hot Turkey Supper on Sunday, November 9th at St. Paul’s United
Church, Mildmay serving from 4:30-6:30 pm. Tickets at the door.
Adults $15; Children 10 & under $7; 4 & under free.
Our Prayer List
Please keep these members of our congregations and community in
your thoughts and prayers throughout this week whether they are at
home, at Maple Court, Walkerton, +Brucelea Haven, Walkerton,
╪Royal Terrace, Palmerston, or ╬The Village, Hanover
Len Hefkey
Meryl Lynch╬
Bertha Koeslag╬
Ann McIntosh
Ruth Murray+
Ray Wightman╪
Elva Wylie╬
Irene Agla
Ruby Bell
Marlene & Bev Brown
Anna Damm
Anna Douglas
Gary Douglas
Russell Field
Merle & Blanche Freeman
Eleanore Gerber
Heather Giles
Dusty
Derril Hallman
Lisa Harding & family
Sheila Hill
Heather Hoover
Bruce Hutchison
Edward Lynch
Angie & Saige
Lyle McIntosh
Clayton Newton
Karine's mother
Dawn Perry
Don Roswell
Tasso Varsamis
Joyce Yost
people struggling with health issues
our children and young people
openness to God's will; peace
people struggling with relationships
people seeking new directions in
their lives
people facing and recovering from
illness, accidents and surgery, and
care givers
the people and leaders of Canada
the people of Burundi, Democratic
Republic of Congo, Rwanda
gratitude for everyone who supports our
congregations of Knox and Alsfeldt
Pastor Dale Finch and members of
Trinity Lutheran, Ayton
Rev. Rick Liesemer & members of
Ayton Pentecostal Church
Father Brendon McGrath & members of
St. Peter's Catholic, Ayton
Rev. Rebecca Klages & members of St.
Paul's Lutheran, Normanby
Pastor Jody Rinas & members of St.
John's Lutheran, Clifford
Pastor Doug Bott & members of Clifford
Community Church
Jonathan & Bonnie Kim
Carlisle-Kilbride United Church
Halton Presbytery
Rev. Dr. Gary Paterson, Moderator
Zoë Godfrey-Davies, Overseas Personnel
If you or someone you care about need our prayers,
please call Rev. Jennifer or Ellen at 519-327-8378
THE BLACK FAMILY
Friday, November 14, 2014
7:30 pm
Knox United Church, Clifford
$15 per person
($20 at the door)
Numbered seating. Call the church office
519-327-8378 & leave a message.
The Black Family lives near Markdale, ON. Playing Old Tyme
Fiddle Tunes, singing songs from years past and a collection of
old time country songs, they have made a name for themselves
as a musical sensation that gets your toes tapping and your
spirit soaring.
They began performing as a family at local venues about eight
years ago, after being inspired by the performance of another
musical family, the Leahy's. Music has been a large part of
family life, starting with piano as young children, before Leahy
inspired them to take up the fiddle. Now the house has two
pianos, over ten fiddles, guitars, a mandolin, several accordions,
step dance shoes, and a variety of other instruments.
Clifford U.C.W.
annual
Holly Berry
Bazaar
Friday, November 7th,
5:00 to 8:00 pm
and
Saturday, November 8th,
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Knox United Church, Clifford
Christmas Crafts, Gifts, Home Baking,
Preserves, Silent Auction, and more…
SOUP & SANDWICH LUNCHEON on Saturday
Adults $8.00;
Children 4-12 $3.50
All donations and help is appreciated.
Please bring your items to Knox on
Thursday 7-9pm or Friday after 1pm
Call U.C.W. President Lynne Nancekivell
519-327-8927 for more information.
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