Drumbo-Richwood Pastoral Charge

June 23, 2013


A Celebration of Our Time Together


We Gather to Celebrate God’s Presence

*Indicates a time to stand if you are able.


GATHERING MUSIC - The Richwood Band




“Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty” (1 verse)

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Christ is our Light.

            Thanks be to God.



God plants us on this earth for a reason.

            May we bloom where we are planted.

Christ lives in us when we seek to love our neighbour.

            May we care for God’s people everywhere.

The Spirit gives us strength and hope for each new day.

            May we respond to the needs around us.

We are all pilgrims on a journey.

            We have journeyed together with Jesus.

Let us thank God for our time together.


*HYMN   # 395  “Come In, Come In and Sit Down”  



Loving God, we come into your presence this day with

thanksgiving for two years of sharing ministry together.

We thank you for the meeting, singing and praying;

for stories told and stories shared;

for the gift of this time together and the gift of one another.



Thank you that we could walk the road of faith together

sharing our joys and sorrows as we rejoiced in your

 unconditional love.  Hear our prayers which we offer in the

 name of Jesus  as we say the prayer he taught:  Our Father, …..

We Listen for God’s Word


RESPONSIVE READING – Psalm 145, page 866

*HYMN   # 365          “Jesus Loves Me”


STORY TIME            “Shared Memories”




*HYMN   # 563          “Jesus, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”


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)

 *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 # 422     “God Be with you till We Meet Again”  




Go gently, go lightly, go safe in the Spirit,

Live simply, don’t carry much more than you need:

Go trusting God’s goodness, go spreading God’s kindness,

Stay centred on Jesus and where he will lead.


Go singing, go bringing the gifts of the spirit,

Go hopefully searching for things that are true:

In living, in loving, whatever befalls you,

God keep you, God bless you in all that you do.


* * * * * * * * *


Joy in one’s life is the best proof

that you are living in the presence of God.


The minister was talking to the children about the Trinity. “What does the word Trinity mean?” she asked.

            “Three things?” said one of the children.

            “Three people!” said another young voice.

            “That’s right!” the minister said.  “Do you know which three people?”

            A small hand of a six-year-old went up. “The three people are, um, God,  and Jesus and - (pause) and the minister!”

















































Announcements/ Upcoming Events

$1·         Many thanks to the Richwood Band for being with us this morning.

$1·         Coffee Time- Last Day June 24 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. @ Willis


$1·         Charge Mission Project: Operation Sharing ¨Knapsacks for Kids¨ and items for the knapsack.  See list on a separate sheet. A box will be at the back of the Church to put the items in deadline Aug.11, 2013.  The Box will be at Willis on Wednesday and Thursday mornings in July and Aug to drop items off.

$1·         Potluck Picnic after the service.  Drinks and cake will be provided. If you are able please help with set up after the service.  Enjoy some fellowship together under the trees.  Some games for the young and old.


$1·         Summer Services –  Sun. June 30 – Sun. July 28.  You can attend the Baptist Church service at 11:00 a.m. or visit another church of your own choosing.


August Services – Richwood United Church at 10 a.m. Sun. Aug. 4 – Dave Money will lead the service. 

Sun. Aug. 11- Rev. Jan Alyward’s first service.

Sun Aug. 18- Service at the Drumbo Pavilion, with special guests, the Drumbo Men’s Choir.


$1·         Sun. Sept. 8- Baseball Tournament at Innerkip Park for Oxford Presbytery.  Please contact Lorraine if interested in playing ball.


Minister:           Rev. Elizabeth Lemon           

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Organist:           Dianne Savage                       

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

          Telephone:            Office: 519-463-5222