May we not turn away from his suffering and dying.
May our hearts and minds be transformed
by his self-giving love.
May we come at last to the joy of Easter morning.
God, hear our prayer,
and let our cry come to you. Amen.
TIME WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH
THE LORD’S PRAYER
THE GIFT OF MUSIC: “Ride on, King Jesus”
WE RECEIVE GOD’S WORD
PSALM 72 VU p.790
SONG: “On My Father’s Side” - Wanda Butt Beaudoin and Byron Butt
SERMON: “The World Has Gone After Him!”
HYMN VU 127 “Ride On! Ride On in Majesty!”
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
OFFERTORY HYMN VU 547
Your work, O God, needs many hands
to help you everywhere,
and some there are who cannot serve
unless our gifts we share.
Because we love you and your work,
our offering now we make:
be pleased to use it as your own,
we ask for Jesus' sake.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION:
May our giving be an affirmation,
and not a denial,
of what we believe and whom we serve:
Jesus Christ the Servant King. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
“CRUCIFY HIM:” St. Mark 15:1-11 - Barb Pinsent
HYMN “Is This the End of Every Hope” (Tune 681 Fulda)
(Words by John Moses)
1. Is this the end of ev’ry hope
as all alone he goes to die,
bearing the cross we laid on him,
the burden of our broken world.
2. Where are they who shared his dream,
who saw the reign of God draw near
as lame ones leapt and demons fled
when still they were in Gal-i-lee.
3. What of the righteous and the just,
wise keepers of the holy law,
who might have stood in his defence
and thus undone the deadly plot.
4. Why do we stand as he goes by,
like watchers on a distant shore,
who have no part in what we see,
although it is our cross he bears.
5. This is the end of ev’ry hope
if our God be not faithful now
for who but God can lift from us
the burden of our broken world.
6. From God you came, to God you go,
O Word made flesh, O Jesus Christ,
In trust you walk, the Calv’ry road,
O God our God, be faithful now.
SENDING FORTH AND BENEDICTION
DISMISSAL HYMN VU 641 “Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song”
Lord Jesus, you shall be my song as I journey,
I'll tell everybody about you wherever I go:
for our life and our peace and our love is yourself.
Lord Jesus, you shall be my song as I journey.
This morning’s bulletins are sponsored by Byron and Marilyn Butt in loving memory
of family members.
ANNOUNCEMENTS – March 25, 2018
The Rev. John Moses,
Minister of Worship, Education and Pastoral Care
Church Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:30-12:00
Rev. Moses’ email: email@example.com
The Elder greeting you today is Marilyn Butt
The Ushers today are Marilyn butt and Barb Pinsent
The Elder April 1st will be Tom Skinner
The Ushers April 1st will be the During Family
Plastics Aren't My Bag. The UCW will be leading us on an environmental journey to
reduce the amount of plastics in our homes and in our church. Stay tuned for future
plans and activities.
UCW meeting- Tues. April 3 at 7pm. Please join us for a short meeting, followed
by an evening of inspirational and entertaining storytelling. Special speaker will
be the Rev. Lynn Uzans, retired Anglican priest, facilitator.
United Church Observer Magazine– Please let Sue Skinner know if you would like to
receive the Observer for the group rate of $25.00 for the year.
“LIVING LAST SUPPER”at Kingston United Church,Wed. March 28, 7:00 The congregations
of Kingston and Aylesford United Church will join in presenting “The Living Last
Supper.” Jesus and his disciples will be seated at table at the front of the church,
as they are in DaVinci’s painting. As the service proceeds, each of the disciples
will tell something about himself and how he came to be a follower of Jesus. There
will be seasonal hymns, prayers, and anthems sung by the two choirs. The congregation
will be invited to receive communion. A reception to follow in the church hall. All
All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend the Valley Presbyterial Annual
Rally, being hosted this year by Orchard Valley United, on Wednesday, May 9th from
9:30am to approximately 3:00pm. Guest speaker is Judy Norton. There is no registration
fee, and those attending are asked to bring a " bag lunch". Those who wish to go
are asked to sign the sheet found in the church foyer.
Stewardship is a spiritual practice. How do stewards of the gospel prepare the way
March 24 – Earth Hour Gathering - 8:20 – 9:30 at Kingston
U.C.Gather in the Sanctuary no later than 8:20 pm Lights out: 8:30 - 9:30 pmDuring
this time we will have a Short Prayer service and watch “The Great Turning” by Joanna
Monday, March 25 – “..and Sew on” will meet at 1:00
downstairs. All are welcome to join in cutting, pinning and sewing
Tuesday, March 26 – Bible Study at the Manse – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 28 – “Living Last Supper” - Joint Service
with Kingston United Church in Kingston, 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 29 – Seder Supper – 6:00
Friday, March 30 – Good Friday Service – 10:30
Sunday, April 1 – Easter Sunrise Service – French Cross,