OPENING HYMN VU 240 “Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven”
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.
“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 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
Rev. Moses’ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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!