Sunday September 9, 2012
“…She named him Moses, saying,”I drew him out of the water.”
Minister: Rev. Elizabeth Lemon
Organist: Carol Cowan
The United Church of Canada
Drumbo-Richwood Pastoral Charge
P.O. Box 97, Drumbo, N0J 1G0
We Gather to Celebrate God’s Presence
*Indicates a time to stand as you are able.
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE
Christ is our light.
Thanks be to God.
CALL TO WORSHIP
We are the people of God!
We come to this place for many reasons:
Because of habit, because of need,
Because of our faith, because of our doubt,
Because of our friendship, because of love.
We are here to listen for the Word God has for us,
To open our hearts to God’s touch,
To offer our prayers and lift our voices in praise.
Come, let us worship God.
*HYMN # 220 “Praise to the Lord”
Loving God, you touch our lives in so many ways:
you raise us up when we feel discouraged,
you ground us when we are flighty and on edge,
you inspire us when we have lost the sense of who we are,
you accompany us in the many and varied journeys we take
each and every day of our lives.
Be with us in this time of worship, and give us the direction
we need to face the future with hope and energy.
We pray all of this in Jesus’ name saying:
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 who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever
and ever. Amen.
We Listen for God’s Word
“Let My People Go!”
Chapter 1 – The Baby in the Basket
RESPONSIVE READING – Psalm 124, page 848
*HYMN MV 48 “I Can Feel You Near Me God”
I can feel you near me, God, I can feel you near
Yes I know you’re with me God I can feel you here
I can feel you near me God I can feel you near
Yes I know you’re with me God Heaven is here.
And I’ll jump for joy I’m singing Alleluia for you
I will jump for joy I’m singing Alleluia
Jump for joy for you
I can feel you loving me yes I know you care
God I know you’re loving me always everywhere
I can feel you loving me yes I know you care
God I know you’re loving I know you’re there.
STORY TIME The Secret Baby
SCRIPTURE – Exodus 1:8 – 2:10
SERMON “Unsung Heros!”
*HYMN 264 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
We Respond to God’s Call
Presented in Song # 191 (MV) “What Can I Do?” What can I do? What can I bring?
What can I say? What can I sing?
I’ll sing with joy. I’ll say a prayer.
I’ll bring my love. I’ll do my share. (Repeat 2 times)
*Prayer of Dedication
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE # 400
Lord, listen to your children praying;
Lord, send your Spirit in this place.
Lord, listen to your children praying,
send us love, send us power, send us grace.
We Go Out into God’s World
*Hymn # 651 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
*Commissioning and Benediction
*Sung Farewell “Go Now in Peace”
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.
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Thought for the Week
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
One Sunday an usher who was helping collect the offering overheard a small child exclaim: “Daddy, don’t pay for me! I’m only four! Under five is free!
- Liz Cell Number 519-532-9283 Home 519-536-7630
- Please sign the Email Sign up Sheet at the front door.
- The 3rd Annual Baseball Tournament – Sun. Sept. 9 at 12 -12:30 p.m..team warmup at Innerkip Baseball Diamonds, Please come and cheer us.
- Choir Startup - Sept. 9 Youth Choir Warmup 9:30 a.m. at Willis Adult Choir Rehearsal and Refreshments 11 a.m. – noon.
Sept. 9 Sunday School Startup
- Coffee Time: Will Start Sept. 10 Every Monday from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. @ Willis United Church.
- Mon. Sept. 10 Stewards meeting at 7 p.m. at Willis.
- Tues. Sept. 11 Willis Women will meet at Maple Grove at 1:30 p.m. to start the fall and plan the Fair Board Luncheon Meal.
- Tues. Sept. 11 Official Board Meeting at Willis at 7:30 p..m. The Rev. Judith Gilliland Congregational Futures Development Minister will be with us.
- Fri. Sept. 14 Woodstock Growing Project Canadian Foodgrains Bank – Pork Barbecue and Bean Supper at Knox Presbyterian Church 59 Riddell St. Woodstock Tickets Adult $12.
Children $6 To order tickets call Ruth 467-0187 will deliver tickets at Presbytery in Princeton
- Sept. 16 - Special Musical Evening and Hymn Sing at Drumbo Baptist Church with the Drumbo and District Men’s Choir and the Foster Family from Paris, 7 pm.
- Tues. Sept. 18 Richwood Session Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Brent Hutchinsons.
- Wed. Sept. 19 Willis Session Meeting at 7 p.m.
- Sun. Sept. 23 Newsletter deadline.
- Sun. Oct. 7 Secret Pal Exchange will begin. Sign up over the next 3 weeks if you would like to participate. There is no need for
Weekly gifts, perhaps only for Special Holidays, their birthday etc.
Gifts need not exceed $5.00. Sign up Sheet at the front of the church. Secret Pal Co-ordinator Kim Rivais 519-463-9894.
- Sponsored by the Oxford-Brant Association
- of Baptist Churches
SATURDAYS 9am – 12 pm Registration fee: $5:00 payable
at each session.
September 22: Bible Study: A Fresh Approach.
Speaker: Mark Sheldrake (Precept Ministries)
Location: Drumbo Baptist Church
Address: 20 Pinkham Street, Drumbo, ON
September 29: Churches: Attracting and Growing Children.
Speaker: Mary Anne Pirie (Child Evangelism Fellowship)
Location: Burtch Baptist Church
Address: 352 Cockshutt Rd., RR #3, Brantford, ON
October 13: Baptist Churches: Who we are and what we do!
Speaker: Dr. K. Morgan (Historian, Archivist and Church Pastor)
Location: Jerseyville Road, Jerseyville, ON
October 20: Church Treasurers: Advice you will really value!
Speaker: Janyce Baigent (Chartered Accountant and Church Treasurer)
Location: First Baptist Church, Ingersoll
Address: 235 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, ON