Announcements/ Upcoming Events.
: Every Monday from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Willis United Church. Bring your lunch and stay and work on sewing projects.
Thanks to Lisa & Dianne and anyone else for placing flowers in the sanctuary for the Easter Service.
Rachel McLean Bake Sale Sunday April 11, 2010 after the service.
Willis Luncheon April 11. Sandwiches & Squares after Church.
Willis Session Wed. April 21 at 7 p.m.
The Drumbo “G.V.W.’ is having a Fashion Show Thursday May 6th at 7:30 p.m. at the Drumbo Ag. Hall. Fashions by Debecca’s (Alia, Tanjay and Julia) Tickets are $5.00 and available from any G.V.W. member. Refreshments and door prizes.
Official Board Tues. May 11th at 7:30 p.m. at Richwood.
VBS: July 19 – 23: 9 a.m. to Noon. Volunteers are needed. Please call Eloi or Lorraine at the office.
New Church Directory Photos booked for Sept. 16 & 17 from 1-9 p.m. and Sept. 18 from 9-5 p.m. We are looking for a least two members from each church to be on the committee. If you are interested in being on the committee please contact Marcie Cunningham at 519-463-9699.
Auditor Needed to Audit Willis Financial Books this year.
We firmly believe there are a need and a place for God in our lives, in our community and our world. We welcome everyone to joyfully worship in an open, warm and secure environment and offer them the opportunity to share the fellowship of an active church.
Sunday April 11,, 2010
“…that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
John 20: 31
Minister: Rev. Dr. Eloi Gunn
Organist: Grace Balkwill
The United Church of Canada
Drumbo-Richwood Pastoral Charge
P.O. Box 97, Drumbo, ON, N0J 1G0
Tel: Cell: 519-463-5325 Office: 519-463-5222
* indicates the congregation can stand as able
*CALL TO WORSHIP
One: God’s rainbow arches over us; we fear nothing anymore.
For what can conquer God?
All: Before the beginning, and after the end, God is, and God will be.
One: Everything works together for God’s goals.
All: If God is with us, nothing we do is wasted;
One: Like sunbeams dancing on a lake, even our weakest efforts will gather into the glory of God.
All: Gales may buffet, and storm clouds may shadow, but God will never give up on us.
One: We will arise and go now; we will sink into God’s watery womb,
All: and rise again into a new life.
One: A new day has dawned.
All: This is the day God gave us, we will rejoice and be glad in it.
PRAYER OF APPROACH
*Hymn VU # 161 Welcome, Happy Morning
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
One: Spirit who is in all and through all, you are the warm breath of God that enlivens the face of the earth and all who make a home upon it.
All: In you, we know the joy of resurrection. Through you, we are shaped into a living testimony. Help us to rise with you, O Spirit, and be a living testimony of your way.
One: When we allow the structures and politics of the church to stand in the way of your freedom,
All: Help us to rise with you, O Spirit, and be a living testimony of your way.
One: When we stifle the voices of prophets and discourage movements for necessary change,
All: Help us to rise with you, O Spirit, and be a living testimony of your way. Remind us of the wonderful mysteries of life, O Spirit, and renew our joy within it so we will be your people with enthusiasm.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
One: In the words of the psalmist: We are not dead because of our faults and struggles but alive with the power of God and eager witnesses to the work of spirit among us. Let us rise and be the people of God. Let us rise and be a living testimony of the way of Christ.
All: Thanks be go God. Amen
CHILDREN’S TIME/CHILDREN AT HEART
WE LISTEN TO GOD’S WORD
SCRIPTURE: Acts 5: 27-32 page 1699 Psalm 150 VU # 874
John 20: 19-31 page 1686 & 1687
MESSAGE: “The Joy of Resurrection”
*Hymn VU # 378 Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
OFFERING AND OFFERTORY
VU# 543 We Give Thee But Thine Own
Ladies Choir – Father We Adore Thee
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
*Hymn VU # 330 Jesus Shall Reign
BENEDICTION / CHORAL “He is Lord”