WELCOME to AYLESFORD UNITED CHURCH

WE GATHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE

 

WELCOME

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH

 

LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE

 

CALL TO WORSHIP:

 Come to God who gathers us in.

We come to God who nurtures us like a father.

Come to God whose arms are open and waiting.

We come to God who welcomes and forgives us.

Come to God who journeys with us.

We come to God who sees us as we really are

and loves us anyway. 

Come and worship.

 

OPENING HYMN VU  240  “Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven”  

                            

OPENING PRAYER:

 God, as we gather this morning,

give us grace to truly seek you.

Free us from the cares

that claim our thoughts and fill our hearts.

Calm the fears that chill us to the core of our being

and drive us to despair.

Break through the complacency and the boredom

 in which we often take refuge.

Awaken within us the sweet longing for your holy presence.

Fill us with your steadfast love and we will rejoice in you,

in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour.  Amen.

TIME WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH

THE GIFT OF MUSIC:  “Walking By Faith”

 

 

WE RECEIVE GOD’S WORD

 

OLD TESTAMENT: Hosea 11:1-11 - Kirk MacLennan

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

Thanks be to God.

PSALM 103 VU p 825

GOSPEL: St. Luke 15:11-32

This is the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Glory be to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

SERMON:

Beer, Sex and Sports - If You are A Man, Is There Anything Else?”

HYMN MV 288  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

 

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

 

OFFERTORY CALL

OFFERTORY HYMN (Tune: Nettleton VU 559)

To the Fount of ev-ry blessing

gifts of gratitude we bring;

streams of mercy, never ceasing

call for all our thanks and praise.

Make us  ever joyful givers,

open-hearted, full of grace.

Let us  show the world around us,

show them God’s amazing love.

PRAYER OF DEDICATION:

God, we offer these gifts,

not as the dues we must pay to belong to your church,

but as signs our our gratitude

 for a love that abides with us always

- in life, in death, in life beyond death.

God, receive our giving. We pray in Jesus’ name.   Amen.

HYMN VU 580  “Faith of Our Fathers”

SENDING FORTH AND BENEDICTION

DISMISSAL HYMN VU 298 “When You Walk  From Here”    

When you walk from here,

 when you walk from here,

walk with justice, walk with mercy,

and with God’s humble care.  (2x)                         

 

 

This morning’s bulletins are sponsored by

Ron and Nanette Walker in loving memory of our fathers

Ron Walker and Des Richmond, and all fathers.

 

 

 

Financial Report to May 31, 2018:

* Please note that the deficit in the Local Fund indicates that monthly expenses are not being met through PAR and weekly givings.

 

 

Braylene Ibey, the daughter of Lynn Vermette (partner of Brian Graves), recently lost her belongings, including her pets, in a fire in Wolfville.  The congregation holds the family in our thoughts and prayers.  We are planning a lunch after church on June 24th and a freewill offering will be accepted to assist Braylene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS June 17, 2018

The Rev. John Moses,

Minister of Worship, Education and Pastoral Care

Church Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:30-12:00  

902-847-9624   aylesfordunitedchurch@gmail.com

Rev. Moses’ email:  jwmoses51@gmail.com

 

 

The Elder greeting you today is Bob Buchanan

The Ushers today are Bob and Sharon Buchanan

The Elder June 24th will be Mary MacLennan

The Ushers June 24th will be Eleanor and Frank Fillmore

 

 

Financial report to May 31, 2018:

*Please note that the deficit in the Local Fund indicates that monthly expenses are not being met through PAR and weekly givings.

 

Bank Balance to January 1, 2018  $11,353.86  

Income to May 31  $49,612.60  

Total Income  $60,966.46  

Less Expenses to May 31  $54,214.98  

Bank Balance May 31  $6,751.48  

   

Distribution of Bank Account Balance of:                             $6,751.48  

Cemetery Fund   $7,918.14  

Maintenance Fund  $4,084.73  

Sherbrooke Lake Allotment  $456.05  

Mission & Service Allotment  $2,624.15  

Deficit of Local Fund (operating funds) -$8,331.59  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Sew On.    The ladies of this sewing group want to say a big "thank you" for your donations of fabrics to our group. We have had several quite large donations recently and find we are a bit overcome with the amount of flannelette and cotton, so we are asking you to hold off on the donations for a while until we make some in roads into what we have now. Thank you for thinkng of us... And stay tuned.

 

PHOTOS WANTED – Photographers are asked to consider submitting photos for 2020 United Church Bulletin covers and for the United Church 2020 Calendar.   Deadline for submissions is October 30, 2018 and more information is available at:  

www.united-church.ca/community-faith/get-involved/submit-your-photos

As well, there is more information posted on the bulletin board in the parlour.

 

Say No to Plastics Committee

June "Plastics Reduction Challenge" When having picnics or celebrations try to avoid using plastic utensils, cups and plates. Another suggestion is to cover salads with a reusable cover that looks like a shower cap. The cover is made of plastic but can be washed and used numerous times, instead of using saran wrap which is used once or twice. The Dollar Store has these covers. Enjoy the summer.

“Once again, it is time for the UCW Summer Can/Envelope Project. Please pick up your can or envelope from the church vestry to take home with you. We ask that all cans and donations be returned in September. Funds from this project are used for cards, gifts, flowers for shut-ins, the Mission and Service Fund, pins for Life Membership in the UCW and for Summer Camps. If anyone has any questions, please call Barb Pinsent, 847-9535. Thank you.”

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at Berwick Baptist Church – July 9-13, 10:00-12:00 – VBS is just around the corner! This is going to be a fun week of games, prizes, and more!  On July 13th at noon there will be a closing BBQ! All are welcome to come! We hope to see you then!  

Cost: Free!  Ages: Age 4 – entering grade 6.  Contact 452-3153

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday, June 17 – Foodbank Sunday

 

Sunday, June 24 – Cemetery Decoration Sunday

 

Sunday, June 24 – Sunday Sundae, 1-3:30 Morden Hall – $3.00

Celebrate Summer with Sundaes, Bake Sale and sucker pull. Proceeds to the Hall and Morden Kids’ Club

 

Thursday, June 28 – Stewards’ Meeting

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Weekly Services Information

June 17, 2018

Cabin Refresh Project

Sherbrooke Lake Camp

The First Cabin