January 11 - The South Cayuga Community Church

The United Church of Canada
January 11th, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Welcome to our Service this Morning
Church Phone Number: 905-774-5150
Clergy: Rev. Bob Thompson, 519-426-8496, cell: 519-427-6616
V.A.M. – Joan Willis – 905-776-2798
V.A.M. – Rev. Bryan Melick
Organist: Carolyn McCormick
****Please stand if you are able****
Piano Prelude: Please allow for Spiritual Meditation time in
preparation of the service.
We are called to worship by our Church Bell
We light the Christ Candle
A The flame of the Christ Candle symbolizes Christ as the Light of
the world and God= s presence in the midst of the Church and our
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Sung response:
VU #679
Let there be light. Let there be understanding.
Let all the people praise God. Hallowed be God= s
Call to Worship:
John the Baptizer appeared in the wilderness.
Why the wilderness?
Because that is where God often meets his people.
Should we go there?
No, our Lord can meet us here just as well…if we extend the
Come, Lord God, join our worship. Meet with us here, this day.
Prayer of Invocation
***Hymn: “Morning Has Broken”
Special Music: “My God and I”
VU # 409
I. B. Sergei
Grant Howley
Time with the Children
Prayer of Confession
You know us too well, O God. You know our fears and our
pretences. You know our darkest secrets and our faintest
hopes. We come this day to confess our sins – not that we tell
you anything new. Rather we confess so that you will help us
turn away from our sin, that you will forgive us, and you will
give us strength to keep the faith. In Jesus’ name we pray.
Hymn: “Shall We Gather at the River” (remain seated)
Approach to Scripture
Break now the bread of life, dear Lord, to me
as once you broke the loaves beside the sea,,
Beyond the sacred page I seek you, Lord;
my spirit waits for you, O living Word....
SCRIPTURE READING: Genesis 1: 1 - 5
SCRIPTURE READING: Mark 1 – 4 - 11
***Hymn: “When Jesus Comes to Be Baptized”
VU # 710
VU # 501
VU # 756
VU # 100
Sermon: The Baptism of Jesus
Welcome & Announcements: Our Work Ministry & Sharing Time
During the presentation of our offerings, our prayer concerns
will be brought forward to be placed on the Communion Table.
Special Music: “The Beautiful Garden of Prayer” Grant Howley
Offertory Hymn:
What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man, I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give him - give my heart.
***Hymn: “Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth”
Commissioning & Benediction
VU # 320
***Parting Blessing
Go now in PEACE, never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of ev= ry day,
Go now in FAITH, steadfast, strong and true,
know God will guide you in all you do.
Go now in LOVE, and show you believe,
reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in PEACE, in FAITH, and in LOVE.
Amen, Amen, Amen.
We sincerely welcome you to our service of worship this morning and
pray that you might experience the presence of Jesus Christ. If you are
visiting, we hope you feel welcome. Please introduce yourself to Rev.
Bob or a member of the South Cayuga Community Church
Thanks to Carolyn McCormick and Grant Howley for their gift of music
this morning.
We had such great success with our Fall Food Drive.
Let’s make it our New Year’s Resolution for 2015 to continue our
support of the Dunnville Salvation Army Food Bank. The need is
there year round. Let’s do our part in supporting our community.
Wednesday, Jan. 14th @ 1:00 pm: U.C.W. will be meeting at the
church. Program: reports of our work in 2014. Hostesses: Helen Hare,
Shirley Worrall, and Annie Mitchell
Thursday, Jan. 15th: @ 7:30 – 9:00am: Joyful Noise will meet for our
first practice of 2015
Friday, Jan. 16th: 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Jr. SCCCY will gather for Winter
crafts, games, songs and snacks. Happy New Year!!
Sunday, Jan. 18th: Please be aware that all reports are required to
be handed in to the office staff so that we can begin the work of
assembling the reports in booklet form. Those who are submitting
financial reports please include your year end statement.
Wed. Jan. 21st: Men’s Club will meet at the church @ 6:30 pm for
coffee and dinner at 7:00 pm. The speaker will be Dave Schultz from
Friday, January 30th: Sr. SCCCY will be having a “WAKE-A-THON’
here at the church. More information to come.
Advance notice: Saturday, Feb. 7 th: Our 3rd annual Ladies Night.
Secret Pals 2015 - Anyone interested in being a Secret Pal for a child
in our Sunday School….please see Jenelle after the service, or email
her at [email protected]
Just take note that Rev. Bob will be having a new study group in the
near future entitled “The Jesus Fatwah” which is a study of the
relationship between Islam and Christianity. This is a very timely topic
right now.
Prayer Cycle for the Churches of Hamilton Conference:
First United church, Port Credit, Halton Presbytery.
First United is an inclusive community of God’s people, growing in
faith by: worshipping together in a variety of ways, learning through
diverse educational opportunities and living our faith through effective
action with developing friendships.