CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 165 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton, ON November 16, 2014 – 10:30 a.m. * * * OUR APPROACH TO GOD Two Sonatas Lector: This is the word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God. * HYMN – Ye that know the Lord is gracious Domenico Scarlatti 467 SERMON – ‘WHAT DOES THE LORD REQUIRE OF YOU’ The Reverend Dr. Don Donaghey A MOMENT OF SILENCE OUR RESPONSE TO GOD THE CALL TO WORSHIP * HYMN – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty 83 SOLO - But, oh!, what art can teach (Ode for St Cecilia) PRAYERS: ADORATION, CONFESSION & PARDON WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS See Insert GOD SPEAKS TO US * GLORIA PATRI PRAYERS OF DEDICATION, THANKSGIVING & SUPPLICATION Psalm 123 613 OLD TESTAMENT READING (p. 866) Micah 6:1-8 ANTHEM - Let all the world in every corner sing Paul Mealor Let all the world in every corner sing, 'My God and King!' The heav'ns are not too high, His praise may thither fly, The earth is not too low, His praises there may grow. Let all the world in every corner sing, 'My God and King!' O praise God in his holiness, in the firmament of His power. Praise him in his noble acts; O praise his holy name. O praise God in his holiness, upon the lute and harp. Praise him in the cymbals and dances, O praise his holy name. Let all the world in every corner sing, 'My God and King!' The church with psalms must shout, no door can keep them out, above all the heart must bear the longest part. Let all the world in every corner sing, 'My God and King!' Amen. Text: George Herbert, incorporating Psalm 150. NEW TESTAMENT READING (p. 28) * THE DOXOLOGY AND PRESENTATION OF GIFTS Praise God from Whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below: Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. STEWARDSHIP MOMENT – David Wilson PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION * RESPONSIVE READING (p. 572) G.F. Handel But, oh! What art can teach, what human voice can reach the sacred organ's praise? Notes inspriring holy love, notes that wing their heavenly ways to join the choirs above. Julie Ludwig, soprano PSALM 23: The Lord is my shepherd * HYMN – Will you come and follow me (Children leave for Faith Finders) THE OFFERING Matthew 25:14-30 THE LORD’S PRAYER (trespasses) 605 * HYMN – Where cross the crowded ways of life 496 * THE BENEDICTION Nimrod Edward Elgar * Indicates standing. Please feel free to remain seated. *** The Rev Dr. Don Donaghey retired in 2012 after serving 21 1/2 years as minister of Knox, Dundas and 38 years of ministry in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Though retired, he is currently serving as Interim Moderator of both St. Columba and Roxborough Park Presbyterian congregations. FAITH FINDERS: A Family Prayer WELCOME to all joining us in worship this morning. Your presence and participation honours God and increases our joy. Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for helping guide us on the paths we take in life as well as with the difficult choices we make along the way. Please help us always to be aware of your guidance, and always to choose the path you have set before us, even when it seems hard, or we might feel unsure. Amen. Notes for First-Time Worshippers at Central We invite you to take home the bookmark from the Welcome Card, as a reminder of your visit. If you would like to know more about us, fill in the information insert in the card, detach it and place it on the offering plate. Before you leave, please sign the guest book in the vestibule. Infant care is available during the service. Please feel free to keep your little ones with you in church. For the nursery, go through the door at the front of the sanctuary (right side). Once through, walk to the end of the corridor where you will see the nursery. Washrooms are available in the same corridor. Children are invited to attend Faith Finders during the worship service. Our congregation follows the Presbyterian Church in Canada Leading with Care policy, which seeks to ensure a “Climate of Safety for Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults”. TODAY CHARLTON CLUB: Charlton Club meets this Wednesday, November 19 th from 4:30-7:30 pm. The theme for this week is … 1. ‘The Groovy 60’s’ • • • • • • • • • Offering Prayers: Rev. Franklin Thomas Welcome & Announcements: Jeremy Sandor Lector: Tabitha Marshall Duty Manager: Sean Fleming Greeters: Kathleen Russell and her daughters, Meghan & Hannah Head Usher: Beth Carey Nursery This Week: Adrienne Seabrooke & Elizabeth Galea Nursery Next Week: Kelly Pearce & Theresa Koyzis Sunday Custodian: Bill Everson ~ 11:40 am – Refreshments in the Church Hall ~ Charlton Club is an intergenerational midweek program bringing young people from Grades 4-12 and adults together through play, Bible teaching, dinner and worship. Visitors are always welcome! THE FLOWERS ARE PLACED IN THE CHANCEL TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE RESSOR, MARSHALL AND SIMPSON FAMILIES BY GWNNETH AND DAVID SIMPSON. THIS WEEK IN THE CONGREGATION NURSERY – If you are able to assist in Central’s nursery on Sundays, please contact Kelly Pearce [email protected] With more help in the Nursery, duty Sundays will be infrequent. Also, if anyone has a change table in good condition that they would be willing to donate, the nursery is in need of a replacement. MONDAY 10:30 am – Mountain Home Group. TUESDAY 10:00 am - ‘Knit & Knatter’ in the Guild Room. New knitters most welcome to come and help us knit hats, scarves, prayer shawls and baby blankets. 7:30 pm – RMC Meeting in the Board Room. 7:30 pm – Fellowship Meeting in the Guild Room. COPIES of the Daily Devotional Booklet ‘Today’ for Nov/Dec 2014 are available on the small tables throughout the Church. You are encouraged to “Take Ten”, that is to take ten minutes each day to read and then reflect on the Bible text and commentary printed in the booklet. It will help you grow as a more disciplined disciple of Jesus. WEDNESDAY 4:30 pm – Charlton Club in the Hub / Church Hall. 7:30 pm – Central Home Group led by the McWilliams in the Guild Room. THURSDAY 10:00 am - Home Group led by Jim Dunlop in the Guild Room. 4:00 pm – HOOTC in the Church Hall. 7:30 pm – Durand Home Group at the home of Jim Walker. 7:30 pm – Home Group at the home of Rev. Franklin and Donna Thomas. SATURDAY 9:30 am – GriefShare Meeting in the Allan Room. CENTRAL CONNECTION GROUP is once again selling carrot puddings for Christmas. Puddings are $9.00 each, sauce is $3.00. Please sign the list posted in the Church Hall if you wish to order one. Pick up date: Sunday, December 7th. CENTRAL BOOK CLUB - Where were you when President John F. Kennedy was shot? If you were too young to remember or not even born yet, come join those of us who do remember at the next Book Club on Sunday, November 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Allan Room when Shannon Smith will take us back to the early 1960’s in reminiscence of what life was like at that time as relayed in Stephen King’s suspenseful novel 11-22-63. Even if you haven’t read the novel, do join us as we step back in time to relive a captivating blend of mysterious history and intriguing fantasy. SUNDAY 10:00 am – Prayer Circle in the Guild Room. 10:15 am – Prayers in the Vestry. 10:30 am – Worship ~ ELDERS: Please pick up your Communion Packages from the Narthex before you leave today. ~ PRAYER CIRCLE – During the vacancy, you are invited to join us in a time of prayer each Sunday morning at 10:00 am in the Guild Room. Prayers will be led by Barbara McWilliams. Everyone welcome. CENTRAL’S PRAYER TEAM keeps your requests for prayers confidential. Contact Barbara McWilliams. NEWS FROM THE PEWS – Please continue to keep Sue Wilson, Eileen Reynolds, Pamela Stansfield, Kay Lumsden, Doris Middleton, Gordon Brownhill, Glenn Gibson and Chuck Scott in your prayers FOOD DRIVE –We are continuing to collect donations of non-perishable food items that will be given through Hamilton Food Share, to less fortunate Hamilton families. Please place any items that you bring in the blue boxes located at the front entrance in the narthex. A list of “Most Needed Items” has been posted for your consideration. Thank you in advance for your donations. MEN’S BREAKFAST CLUB – The next meeting of the Men’s Breakfast Club is this Saturday, November29th at 8:00 am in the Church Hall. This is an excellent opportunity to meet up for good food and a time for fellowship. Full breakfast will be available at a cost of $7.00. Please make sure you sign up in advance on the list in the Church Hall. BUFFET LUNCHEONS are served at Crieff Hills Conference and Retreat Centre on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 am and 12:45 pm from December 2nd to December 18th. Bring your co-workers, family and friends for a delicious meal in a historic 1874 School House in Puslinch. Cost is $17 (HST included). Reservations required! Call 519824-7898 to book your table. Visit www.crieffhills.com. November is Stewardship month at Central when a ministry is highlighted each Sunday. This week we are highlighting the MINISTRY OF MISSION Did You Know? In 2006 changes were made to Canada’s tax laws making the donation of stock one of the most advantageous ways to support your favourite charity. You pay no tax on the capital gains that have accumulated on the securities and the gift is still eligible for a charitable tax receipt. To see if the donation of stock is suitable for your situation, please contact your tax consultant. If you wish to make a stock donation to Central Church, please contact our bookkeeper, Michelle Frebold, at 905.522.9098, Ext. 27. A congregation leads a double life in order to be faithful to its Lord. Though we gather for worship, discipleship and fellowship, we scatter for mission. The church is a mission people, sent out to serve the world that God loves. Locally, we’re involved in a range of mission initiatives, not least the Out of the Cold program. We also reach out across Canada and the world through our commitment to the national and international budget of the Presbyterian Church in Canada known as Presbyterians Sharing. In this way we participate in everything from planting new congregations, training a new generation of ministers, coming alongside aboriginal peoples, as well as supporting missionaries who work overseas. The figure below also includes what we give as a congregation to the work of the Presbytery of Hamilton and the Synod of South-west Ontario, money that supports local mission such as the Inner City Outreach Mission and Almanarah Mission here in Hamilton, as well as the Synod’s Camp Kintail. We cannot begin to name all of the ways in which mission happens among us. In 2014, the budget required $72,415 for the ministry of mission.
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