Atwood and Trinity United Church WE EXPERIENCE THE STORY

Atwood and Trinity United Church
Reign of Christ Sunday
November 23, 2014
Guest Speaker: Sue Bedard
CHILDREN’S TIME and SONG: “I Just Wanna be a Sheep”
Children leave for Sunday School
MUSIC: Choir Anthem (Trinity)
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 25:31-46
Gather us in, ground us in you.
Gather us in, ground us in you.
Gather us in, gather us in,
ground us, ground us in you.
CALL TO WORSHIP (responsive)
One: We have gathered to worship God.
All: We have come seeking comfort, inspiration,
community, and insight.
One: We have come to open ourselves to the power of God's
presence in our midst.
All: We have come to offer up the seasons and the turnings in
our lives, and to ask God's help in our learning and in our
God you touch our lives with mystery and hope.
We come to this place today, ready to see your power working
through us.
Help us to be open to your Word, and to answer your call among
us. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
HYMN: "Make a Joyful Noise" VU p. #820 Psalm 100
HYMN: "We Are Pilgrims" VU #595
LORD’S PRAYER: VU 959 (sung)
Minute for Mission
MUSIC: Choir Anthem (Atwood)
Grant us, God, the grace of giving,
with a spirit large and free,
that ourselves and all our living
we may offer faithfully.
Basket offering collected for Gifts of Vision (Atwood only)
HYMN: "All the Way My Saviour Leads Me" VU #635
CHOIR: “Go Now in Peace”
Ruth Long is the Pastoral Care Minister for Atwood and Trinity United
Churches. Ruth will be the primary staff person for both churches for
visiting at homes, nursing homes, and in the community. As a caring
community we want to know who would benefit from a visit so we
need your help in keeping us in the loop. Please share this information
which will remain confidential with Ruth, Colleen Crossland and
Rhonda Bristowe (co-chairs of Pastoral Care for Trinity).
Trinity and Atwood United Churches
Trinity church office: 519 291-3460
Atwood church office: 519 356-2822
[email protected]
[email protected]
Pastoral Care Minister: Ruth Long
In ministry: Each one of us!
Organists: Helen Elliott, Connie MacEwen and Nan Doe
Upcoming speakers: Ruth Long, Helen Bacon,
Paul Ross, Mark Cudney, Angie Lannin, Sue Bedard, Dave Dryden
Join us on
ANNOUNCEMENTS – November 23, 2014
Please continue to call either the Atwood office (519 356 2822) or the
Trinity office (519 291 3460) if you are in need of pastoral support and we
will direct your call to the appropriate person.
All announcements for the bulletin can be sent to [email protected]
Please have any announcements e-mailed or on the Atwood church voicemail
by 10 am Thursday. 519 356 2822
TRINITY OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings
as available. Please call ahead. Any e-mails and phone messages will be
picked up.
Thank you Sue Bedard, our guest speaker, and to everyone who contributed
to the service today.
The Trinity bulletin today is sponsored in loving memory of Harold
Mehring by Loreen and family.
Nov. 25: Presbytery meets at Brucefield Community United Church.
Nov. 26: Atwood Session and Stewards will meet at the church at 8 pm.
Please note date change.
Nov. 27: Trinity Roast Pork Dinner at Trinity UC from 4:30 – 7 pm.
Tickets: Adults - $14; children 5-12 -$6. Call Clara 291-2736 or Trinity office
291 3460 or Atwood office 356 2822. For take-out or delivery call Beatrice
UNITED, WE SING CAROLS. Sunday, Nov.30 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity
United Church. Please note: This has been cancelled.
Dec. 2: People from Trinity United, Fordwich United and Atwood United
have been working hard at making pie crusts, apple dumplings, and
apple crisps to raise money for work in Nicaragua. The proceeds will all
go to work with children and women, our student doctor and a new
connection with Habitat to build houses.
A bag of 5 dumplings costs $10.
7” apple crisps cost $5.
10” apple crisps cost $10.
A bag of 2 pie shells cost $4.
To order call Nancy Bowman at 291-1806, George Gracey at 291-3494 or
Wilma Rathwell at 356-1032.
Helpers would be most welcome at Trinity at 9:00 a.m. to prepare more
dumplings and crisps.
Dec. 2: Atwood UCW will meet at the church at 12:30 pm, with guests, to
enjoy their Christmas dinner.
Dec. 3: Trinity UCW will meet at Magic Wok at 6 pm. Please call 291-4252
to reserve your space.
Annual Christmas Bake Sale at Trinity
Sunday December 7th in the parlour following Sunday service.
Lots of Homemade Christmas Goodies!
Come out and support Trinity's Pastoral Care Committee.
Trinity is looking for counters for their weekly collection. Anyone interested
please call the Trinity church office at 519 291 3460.
Coffee Hour Wednesday morning in Trinity’s parlour from 10 to 11 am.
Trinity Youth T.E.A.M
Plans are in the works to do some fun activities with the youth at Trinity in the
coming year. Some of these activities include painting/decorating the youth
room, going to the movies, tubing, bowling, and camping. If you have any
other ideas for activities, please talk to Jodi Town. Also, if you are interested
in spear-heading one of these activities, please talk to Jodi. Stay tuned for
more details…..
Atwood is looking for someone to shovel snow from the walk. Please call
the Atwood office 519 356 2822.
Camp season will soon be upon us once again. Anyone from the Atwood
congregation that would like to send their children to Camp Bimini this
summer, the Atwood UCW and Sunday School would like to help. Please let
Nancy Coghlin or Brenda Kerr know that you plan to send your children and
we can arrange to help with the cost.
Today: Spaghetti dinner at the Palmerston UC from 5-6:30. Tickets: adults
$10; children 6-12 $5, 5 & under free. Following the dinner The Black
Family Old Time fiddle music at the Palmerston UC at 7 pm. Tickets: adults
$12; children 12 and under $6. Tickets available by calling 519 343 3620 or
343 2783. See flyers on your church bulletin board.
Nov. 24: CAMP BIMINI ANNUAL MEETING 7 pm Thamesview United
Church, Fullarton
Nov. 29: Nicaragua Travelling Store will be held at Knox Presbyterian
Church Hall from 10 am to 2 pm.
Come and see the wonderful Christmas items, aprons, children's toys and
A great time to support the sewing co-ops in Nicaragua by doing your
Christmas shopping. Something for everyone in the family..
Come and enjoy a great cup of Nicaraguan coffee with us.
Nov. 29: 7-8:30pm @ Blue Box Café (280 Wallace Ave S.) Come out and
enjoy an evening of worship for all ages. See flyer on your church bulletin
board for more information.
Camp Bimini would like to introduce a Christmas gift idea. It’s the gift of
camp for a child. Think about it, pass it on…it really does just take a
spark…In 2014, we were able to help dozens of families. We hope to be able
to offer that support again. With our thanks in advance. See the flyer and
donation forms in your church.
Camp Bimini, United Church Camp near Stratford is accepting applications
for our Program Team.
Individual applications to be accepted. Applications must include a cover
letter (highlighting your most influential leadership experience, a description
of your strengths and interests, a detailed description of your camp
experiences and your goals as a Camp Bimini Program Team member) and
a resume (including a description of your experience working with youth and
children (especially your camp experience), leadership roles you have held or
are currently in, and leadership training experiences). Two individuals will be
hired. Application deadline Sunday, November 23rd, 2014. Only those
contacted will be interviewed.
Please send applications to:
Kathy Poirier, chair of Camp Bimini Personnel Committee
[email protected]
Complete job description is available at
Announcing the 3rd Annual Huron Perth United Church Hockey
Win the CHURCH CUP and have fun meeting others.
Friday, January 2, 2015
10am-2pm, Blyth Arena
Contact Kathy Douglas and see the brochure for full details
Register by Dec. 29 as the schedule needs to be set.
Advent Worship Schedule 2014
Service Times:
November 30 – Advent 1 – White Gift Sunday (Atwood)
Guest speaker: Ruth Long
December 7 – Advent 2
Guest speaker: Helen Bacon
December 14 – Advent 3 – White Gift Sunday (Trinity)
Communion with donations to the Food Bank
Guest speaker: Rev. Paul Ross
December 21 – Advent 4 – Jesus’ Birthday (Trinity)
Guest speaker: Rev. Mark Cudney
December 24 – Christmas Eve Service
in Atwood UC at 7:00 pm
Guest speakers: Ruth Long, Sue Bedard
and Angie Lannin
Christmas Eve Service
in Trinity UC at 7:00 pm
Guest speaker: Rev. Mark Cudney
December 28 – Regular worship services.
Guest speaker: Rev. Mark Cudney
Eaton Funeral Home
385 Main St. W., Listowel
We at the Eaton Funeral Home realize that
the Holiday Season can be a difficult time for
those who have been affected by the loss of a
loved one.
With this in mind, we are holding a
Service of Remembrance
at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel
Sunday, December 7th, 2014
at 2:00 p.m.
We welcome you to join in this uplifting service of remembrance,
strength and sharing.
At the conclusion of this service, refreshments will be served in the
church hall.
Please accept this as our invitation to you and to
anyone you feel may benefit from this support
during the Christmas season, regardless of how
long ago or where services were held.
4:30 to 7:00
Continuous Service
ADULTS: $14.00
CHILDREN (5 – 12): $6.00
Call Clara at 291–2736
Transportation can be provided.
‘Look around you & remember that you are not alone,
and that your heart will find the words even if you
~Una J.
Call Beatrice at 291–5703