Sunday January 8, 2012

“We have seen his star in the east, and have come to worship him”

Matthew 2:2



Minister:           Rev.Elizabeth Lemon

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Website:            www.drumbo-richwood.ca
Organist:           Dianne Savage


The United Church of Canada

Drumbo-Richwood Pastoral Charge

P.O. Box 97, Drumbo, N0J 1G0

Office: 519-463-5222


January 8, 2012


We Gather to Celebrate God’s Presence

*Indicates a time to stand if you are able.





Lighting of the Christ Candle

Christ is our Light.

            Thanks be to God.



Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty (VU 315, vs. 1)



December has passed. Are we through worshipping the baby?

            No! Today is another special day for the church

            - Epiphany.

Epiphany - that means the shining forth.        

            Christmas is only the beginning.

The beginning of a life and ministry that changed

the world!

            So we come to celebrate the love of God.

           shining forth in the world.


*HYMN # 96   “Will You Come and See the Light?”  



God of starry heavens and struggling earth;

we have seen your star of hope and

knelt at the cradle of your love.              

By the power of your Spirit, shine forth among us.

Calm our fears by the knowledge of your abiding

presence. Still our cynical minds with imaginative

Possibilities to fight against violence and

oppression and work for peace and justice for

the vulnerable. Like the Magi, may we journey

with you into a future of risk and promise;

we pray in Jesus’ name, saying



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


RESPONSIVE READING - Psalm 72, parts 1 & 2, page 790


*HYMN # 91   “The First Nowell”


STORY TIME            The Fourth Wise Man




SCRIPTURE            Matthew 2: 1-12


SERMON                  ``The Star``


*HYMN # 82   ``A Light is Gleaming”`  


We Respond to God’s Call



*Presented in Song   # 55 VU

            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.

*Prayer of Dedication

We Go Out into God’s World


*HYMN # 81     “As With Gladness Men of Old``




I am walking a path of hope,   I am walking a path of hope,

I am walking a path of hope, lead me home, lead me home.


2) peace                    3) joy              4) love




* * * * * * *



“Whosoever has food to eat and clothes to put on,

with something over, is rich indeed.”   - The Rev. John Wesley



Joseph excitedly looked at the expensive gifts left by the Magi. “Isn’t it wonderful!”, he said to Mary.

“I suppose so,” replied Mary. “But what we really needed was a crib.”


















   Announcements/ Upcoming Events


  • Minister’s Coffee Time 9:30 a.m. Monday Jan 9, 2012
  • Thank you to those who organized a successful Youth Choir Movie Night on January 4, 2012.
  • Youth choir – all children welcome

Rehearsals Thursdays –Willis- 4:30 –5:15 p.m.

  • Adult Combined Choir new members always welcome –Rehearsals Thursdays – Willis 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Wed. Jan 11 Presbytery at College Avenue Church 5 p.m.
  • Sun Jan. 15 Covenanting Service at 10 a.m. at Willis Church.

Reception and lunch to follow: sandwiches needed. cake and ice cream provided.

  • Wed. Jan 18, 2012 Willis Session Meeting 7 p.m. at Willis Church
  • Sun. Jan 22 Deadline for Annual Reports.
  • Thurs. Feb. 2, 2012 Richwood Session Meeting 7:30 p.m. at Dean Sayles.
  • Sun. Feb. 5 Willis Annual Meeting after the service.
  • Wed. Feb. 8 Presbytery Meeting at Innerkip
  • Thurs. Feb. 16 Richwood Annual Meeting 7:30 p.m. at Richwood Church


  • Sun. Feb. 19 Combined Service at Richwood Church 10 a.m.