Announcements/ Upcoming Events.

  • Every Monday from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Willis United Church. Bring your lunch and stay to work on sewing projects.
  • Rev. Liz Lemon is in the office Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-12 p.m. Cell Phone 519-463-5325. Home Phone 519-536-7630     email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Sept. 13, 2011 Willis Women Meeting at 7 p.m. at Maple Grove.
  • Sept. 14, 2011 Presbytery meeting at Princeton United Church .
  • Sept. 20, 2011 Richwood Session Meeting at Rosemary Brittain's at 7:30 p.m.Sept. 21, 2011 Willis Session Meeting at 7 p.m. at Willis United Church
  • Sept. 27, 2011 Official Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Willis United Church.

 

 THOUGHT for the WEEK

“Your whole life is potentially a partnership in love, a partnership which God wants to share. To live in that awareness, even for brief and disconnected moments, is to love God in return.”

L. William Countryman

 

HEAVENLY HUMOUR

Little Johnny was saying his prayers: “… and, Lord,

help me to pray slower withoutrushingtogetdoneamen.”

 

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Our Mission

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.

Worship 

Sunday September 11, 2011


“…I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing…”

Genesis 12: 2

 

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Minister:           Rev. Elizabeth Lemon

Email:               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website:            www.drumbo-richwood.ca

Organist:                Dianne Savage

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

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We Gather to Celebrate God’s Presence

* indicates the congregation can stand as able

 

GATHERING MUSIC

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lighting of the Christ Candle

One:    Christ is our Light

All:      Thanks be to God

 

*INVOCATION

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

*CALL TO WORSHIP

Welcome to all who gather here and now in this place.

Creator God, we come together as part of your family.

With our hearts and voices, we come before you now.

With our tongues we sing praise to your name!

In song and prayer we worship you, O god of our ancestors

*Hymn VU # 395 Come In, Come In and Sit Down

 

 

OPENING PRAYER

Joyful God, we give you thanks for the lives and the stories of those who have gone before us. We also celebrate the stories that we, too, live as your people. We come before you now ready to hear your word and respond to your call to be your people in this time and this place. Bless this time together as we pray:

 

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 TO GOD’S WORD

RESPONSIVE READING:  Psalm 33 Page 760

STORY TIME – Introducing Abram and Sarai

*HYMN VU 651 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

 

“Family Ties”

Chapter 1 – The Journey Begins

 

SCRIPTURE – Genesis 12: 1-9 Page 12

SERMON       “Extraordinary Ordinary People”

*HYMN VU # 634 To Abraham and Sarah

 

CHOIR ANTHEM –

 

*Hymn VU # 368 Holy Spirit, Truth Divine

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

OFFERING AND OFFERTORY:

*Presented in Song MV # 191 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)

PRAYER of DEDICATION

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE VU #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.

 

PASTORAL PRAYERS

 

WE GO OUT INTO GOD’S WORLD

 

* Hymn VU # 580   Faith of Our Fathers

COMISSIONING & BENEDICTION

*Sung Farewell VU #424 May the God of Hope God Go With Us

MUSICAL POSTLUDE

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