Drumbo-Richwood Pastoral Charge
December 1, 2013
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.

Call to Worship
*Hymn 315 vs 1 “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty”
Call to Worship
“Waiting” from Cloth and Cradle
Prayer(in unison)
Lord our God, as we begin this Advent season may your Spirit make us alive to Jesus’ presence: in his coming over 2000 years ago, and to his presence today in our family and friends, our works and our loves. May we know his intimate love deep in our hearts and may our lives show to the world that he still is ‘God-with-us”. Amen
*Hymn 2 “ Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”
Scripture Isaiah 2:1-5
The future house of God
Ministry of Music

* Hymn 583 “Jesus Came, A Child Like Me”

Story for All and lighting of the Advent Candle

Scripture Matthew 24:36-44
Be ready!!!

*Hymn 374 “Come and Find the Quiet Centre”

Dedication 544 “ In Gratitude and Humble Trust”

Prayers of Our Community
Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn 30 “Hail to God’s Own Anointed”

Blessing 7 “Hope is a Star” (vs 1)


Minister: Rev. Jan Aylward
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Website: www.drumbo-richwood.ca
Organist: Marilyn Hayward

Our Mission
We firmly believe there is 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.

Announcements/ Upcoming Events

• Rev. Jan is in the office Monday – Friday mornings 9-12 p.m. Office Phone 519-463-5222 Cell Phone226-789-0097
Home Phone 226-660-0224 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

• Choir Practice- Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m.
Mon. Dec. 23 – Christmas Eve Choir Practice at Willis at 7 p.m.

• Thank you to everyone that contributed to Cent-a-Meal. The amount is $1,000.00.

• Typhoon Haiyan Relief – United Church of Canada Online via our secure donation page. Phone-toll free 1-800-268-3781 and use your Visa or MasterCard. Send a Cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to: The United Church of Canada, Philanthropy Unit-Emergency Response, 3250 Bloor St. W, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4. As of Thurs. Nov. 21, we have donated $276,678.25 to the typhoon relief fund. Donation can still be made until Dec. 6, 2013. The government will match the funds donated.

• Sun. Dec. 1 Advent 1 –White Gift Sunday for Operation Sharing and the Christmas Place. A cheque written to Operation Sharing of Woodstock with The Christmas Place noted in the Memo Space on the cheque is also acceptable. A Charitable receipt can be given if requested.

• Sun. Dec. 1-Tree of Lights-6:30 p.m. and then join the Baptist Community Christmas Carol Sing at 7 p.m. and Social time after.

• Sat, Dec. 7 – Hebron United Church Women are hosting their 5th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. A wide variety of delectable, home-baked Christmas cookies can be purchased for $4.00 per dozen. Please bring your own container.

• Sun. Dec. 8- Christmas Concert at Drumbo Ag. Hall 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please sign the Set Up, Take Down and Cookies, Squares and help in the kitchen sheet that is at the front entrance to the church. Erick Traplin and Drumbo and District Men,s Choir and any children who would like to share their talents.

• Thurs. Dec. 5 – Deadline for reports for Official Board Meeting.

• Tues. Dec. 10- Official Board Meeting at Richwood at 7:30 p.m.

• Tues. Dec. 10 – Norwich Community Christmas at Norwich United Church at 7 p.m. Featuring The Norwich Musical Society Band and the Norwich United Choir and Friends. Special Guests The Woodstock Fanshawe Youth Singers and Victoria Gydov, Soprano.

• Tues. Dec. 11 – Oxford Presbytery Meeting Avondale United Church Tillsonburg.

• Tues. Dec. 24- Christmas Eve Service at Willis United Church at 7 p.m.

• Wed. Dec. 25- No Services at Richwood or Willis United Church.

• Sun. Dec. 29 – Regular Service at Richwood United Church

• Sun. Jan. 12, 2014- Deadline for Annual Reports. Treasurers Deadline-Sun. Jan. 19, 2014 to the office.