The United Church of Canada
Drumbo-Richwood Pastoral Charge
P.O. Box 97, Drumbo, N0J 1G0
Office: 519-463-5222


Worship
Sunday March 15, 2015
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Lay Preacher : John Perrin
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Website: www.drumbo-richwood.ca
Organist: Joan Shantz- Willis
Betty Ford – Richwood

Fourth Sunday of Lent

*Indicates a time to stand if you are able.
Please respond with the words printed in bold

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lighting of the Christ Candle
Christ is our Light.
Thanks be to God.

MINUTE FOR MISSION

Call to Worship
Whether we have arrived here today eagerly or languidly,
Joyfully or disconsolately, our trust is in God, the Father*
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our help comes from the God who made heaven and earth.
God will save you from all evil;
God will sustain your life.
The Lord will be with us
In our going out and our coming in,
from this day forward and forevermore.

Hymn VU #574 “Come, Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love”

Prayer
God of compassion, in love you call us to be a people of
justice. We gather with brothers and sisters of faith, seeking
wisdom where foolishness prevails. Stir us so that we might be angry at injustice and committed to your way of faithfulness.
In the name of Christ we pray. Amen.


Lord’s Prayer VU #959 (sung)

THE LENTEN CANDLES (see insert)

Ministry of Music

Hymn VU #112 “O God, How We Have Wandered”

Story for All


Scripture Numbers 21: 4-9
Psalm 107 Part One and Two VU 831
Ephesians 2: 1-10
John 3: 14-21

Reflection

Hymn VU #316 “Praise Our Maker”

Offering
Dedication VU 218 vs 1
Offering Prayer

Prayer of the People

Hymn VU #651 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

Commissioning

Benediction

Announcements/ Upcoming Events

• Lorraine is in the office Wed. & Thurs. Mornings 9-12. Office Phone 519-463-5222.

• Coffee Time- Every Monday Morning from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. @ Willis.

• Choir Practice – 9:20 a.m. at Richwood
- 10:30 a.m. at Willis

• Sun. Mar. 29 & Sun. Apr. 5 – Fran Bell will be the Lay Preacher.
Sun. Apr. 12 – Rev. Liz Lemon will do communion.

• Roll up the Rim to Win- We are collecting winning drinks and donuts from the cups until March 15. There is a container at the back to put the tabs in. It will be given to an out of a cold program that is collecting the drinks and donuts tabs.

• Fri. Mar. 20 – Shamrock Luncheon Euchre & Bridge 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church 48 Broadway St. W Paris. Tickets $12.00 Reserve Early. For Tickets call 519-442-4223, or 519-442-3435. Menu: Scalloped potatoes, ham, salads, fruit trays and dessert. Non-card players are welcomed.

• Mon. Mar. 23 – Pizza Party Practice – 4-6 p.m. Everyone interested in Singing/Participating at Palm Sunday Park Lane Terrace on (Sun. March 29 1:30 p.m.) and Easter Sunday Services.

• Wed. Mar. 25 – Willis Session Meeting at 7 p.m. at Willis.

• Sun. Mar. 29 – Willis Outreach Service 1:30 p.m. at Park Lane Terrace, Paris ON - Willis Jonah Story Service will be presented.

• Fri. Apr. 3 Good Friday 10 a.m. In order to celebrate Easter we have to feel the sadness of Good Friday. Come and listen to the Good Friday story told in music “Footprints in the Sand at the Plattsville Missionary Church, Plattsville.


Fourth Sunday in Lent
Meditation:
It’s Sunday morning. Last week, with all its demands, is over. The coming week, with yet another round of challenges and demands is not quite here. I invite you to close your eyes and be in the moment. No matter where you are in your thoughts and feelings—relieved about what you have accomplished, anxious about what’s left undone, concerned about people or projects—no matter where you are in your journey this day—I encourage you to set all that aside and consider where you are right now. Whatever is true for you right now, in this moment, whether it be joy or sadness, gratitude or anxiety, let it come forward. When it is fully present, then listen . . . for God is present in these moments, too. God meets you where you are and calls you forward, moment by moment, guiding you slowly but surely toward transformation.
(Silent time.)
As we extinguish this light, we acknowledge the darkness and pain caused by the lack of basic needs—lack of food, of shelter, of education, of healthcare, of love.
(A candle is extinguished.)
Let us pray:
All: Loving God, we thank you that you are with us, and that we may call upon you no matter where we are, or what we are feeling. Keep us mindful of your presence and trusting in your promise—that you are working with us in the moment-by-moment unfolding of our lives. Amen.


Fourth Sunday in Lent
Meditation:
It’s Sunday morning. Last week, with all its demands, is over. The coming week, with yet another round of challenges and demands is not quite here. I invite you to close your eyes and be in the moment. No matter where you are in your thoughts and feelings—relieved about what you have accomplished, anxious about what’s left undone, concerned about people or projects—no matter where you are in your journey this day—I encourage you to set all that aside and consider where you are right now. Whatever is true for you right now, in this moment, whether it be joy or sadness, gratitude or anxiety, let it come forward. When it is fully present, then listen . . . for God is present in these moments, too. God meets you where you are and calls you forward, moment by moment, guiding you slowly but surely toward transformation.
(Silent time.)
As we extinguish this light, we acknowledge the darkness and pain caused by the lack of basic needs—lack of food, of shelter, of education, of healthcare, of love.
(A candle is extinguished.)
Let us pray:
All: Loving God, we thank you that you are with us, and that we may call upon you no matter where we are, or what we are feeling. Keep us mindful of your presence and trusting in your promise—that you are working with us in the moment-by-moment unfolding of our lives. Amen.

 

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