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:

 

Sing God a brand-new song!

 

Earth and everyone in it, sing!

Sing to God - worship God!

Shout the news of God’s victory from sea to sea.

Take the news of God’s glory to far and wide.

News of God’s wonders to one and all!

For God is great and worth a thousand Hallelujahs.

The true God’s terrible beauty makes other gods look cheap.

Their claims on our lives are mere tatters and rags.

God made the heavens -

Royal splendour radiates from the One,

a glory like no other.

Bravo, God, Bravo!

Everyone join in the great shout: Encore!

Sing God a brand-new song!

Earth and everyone in it, sing!

Sing to God—worship God!

           (Adapted from Psalm 96:1-7, The Message Bible)

OPENING HYMN VU 820 (Psalm 100) “Make a Joyful Noise”

OPENING PRAYER:

Great and good God,

give us pure hearts that we may see you,

humble hearts that we may hear you,

hearts of love that we may serve you,

hearts of faith that we may live in you,

reverent hearts that we may worship you,

here and in all the places of our lives,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

TIME WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH

 

HYMN MV 161  “I Have Called You by Your Name”

PRAYER OF CONFESSION:

God, we are a people of divided loyalties,

pulled this way and that

 by conflicting pressures and demands.

We try to fit you in - we really do -

but there are so many things

higher on our lists of priorities

that we often find ourselves without time,

 energy or resources left over.

God, if we stop to hear ourselves thinking,

we can only wonder what you must think.

It is you who has fitted us in,

made us part of your creation,

blessed us with the gift of life.

Forgive us for offering you leftovers;

help us worship and serve you with heart,

 mind and strength, as Jesus taught us.  Amen.

KYRIE ELEISON MV 68

WORDS OF ASSURANCE:

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting.  

May the God of mercy, who forgives  us all our sins,

 strengthen us in all goodness, and

 by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life.

Thanks be to God.

THE GIFT OF MUSIC “God is There”

 

 

WE RECEIVE GOD’S WORD

OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 1:26-27

The word of God.

Thanks be to God.

PSALM 99 VU p. 819

GOSPEL: St. Matthew 22:15-22 - Doreen Cole

This is the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Glory be to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

SERMON:  “In Whose Image?”

HYMN VU 506  “Take My Life and Let It Be”

 

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

 

OFFERTORY CALL

OFFERTORY HYMN MV 191 “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.

PRAYER OF DEDICATION:

If we gave you what is ours, God,

we would come empty-handed.

Because we give from what

you have entrusted to our care,

we come with full hands and full hearts.

Thank you!  Amen!

PRAYERS Of THE PEOPLE

HYMN VU 342 “You Servants of God”

SENDING FORTH AND BENEDICTION

DISMISSAL HYMN VU VU 424  “May The God of Hope Go With Us”

 May the God of hope go with us every day,

filling all our lives with love and joy and peace.

May the God of justice speed us on our way,

bringing light and hope to every land and race.

 Praying, let us work for peace,

 singing, share our joy with all,

 working for a world that's new,

 faithful when we hear Christ's call.

 

 

Stewardship Second:

When we are gone, what legacy will we leave? Will it be one

 of generous giving from God’s abundance, or one of hoarding

 and fear?

 

   

 

 

 

                 

                   

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS October 22, 2017

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 Marilyn Butt

The Ushers today are Marilyn & Byron Butt

The Elder October 29 will be Gladys Hitch

The Ushers October 29 will be Baxter & Alice Howell

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – we are in need of volunteers to take on a leadership role – in a monthly rotation – in order for our Sunday School program to continue.  Only with the support of the congregation can we continue to attract and support young parents.  We have had three individuals volunteer but we need others who would be willing to take on a month.  The program will be very “user-friendly” and we will offer a bit of training and guidance.  Please speak to Rev. Moses asap.

 

ORGAN – our “new to us” organ will be installed before Christmas and we are wondering if anyone is interested in taking over the old organ.  The cost is “free” to anyone who wants it, and it must be removed during the last week of November.

 

Did you submit an “anonymous” can for the UCW Summer Project?  Please let Barb Pinsent know if you did, so that you can receive credit at income tax time.

 

The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir’s first concert of the season, “Shall We Dream” shares the emotional journey of those leaving behind a homeland in a search for a better tomorrow. Performance of this must-see concert will take place at the Horton High School Performance Centre on October 22 (2:30pm).  Arabic musical guests from the University of Toronto will be featured in our concert. Concert tickets can be purchased at any Ticketpro outlet (www.ticketpro.ca) and are $15 for adults and $5 for children/students (plus Ticketpro fees) or $20 ($10 for children/students) at the door if available.  For further concert information or AVHC news, check the website www.avhc.ca or www.valleyevents.ca.  

 

Tuesday, October 24 – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Ham, Baked Beans and Scalloped Potato Supper at the Aylesford Lions Hall in support of Dream Team 2018, a group of high school students going to the Dominican Republic to build a home for a family in need. This area has been hard hit this hurricane season. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Apple crisp and ice cream for dessert, rolls, tea and coffee as well. Free will offering. Takeout available.

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Tuesday, Oct 24 – Ham Supper at the Lions’ Hall 4:30-6:30

 

Tuesday, October 24 – Fall Study Series, 7:00 Church Parlour

 

Thursday, Oct 26 – Stewards’ Meeting, 7:00 Church Parlour

 

Saturday, Oct 28 – Fall Turkey Supper, 4:30-6:30

 

Saturday, Oct 28 – Ticket Auction at St. Anthony’s Parish 10:00-2:00  Canteen available.

 

Scrooge’s Tale Rehearsals – 6:30 Aylesford United Church Sunday Oct 29 and Monday Oct 30, 6:00-7:00 Wed, Nov 1, AUC

 

Monday, Oct 30 – Days for Girls Project sewing afternoon, 1:00

 

Sat, Nov 4 – Aylesford & District Lions’ Fall Auction Extravaganza viewing 9:30, auction 10:30. Canteen on premises

 

Tuesday, Nov 7 – UCW, 7:00 – Nominating Report Due

 

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October 15, 2017