Oct 19 - Grace United Church, Caledonia

GRACE UNITED CHURCH
Caledonia, Ontario
170th Anniversary
October 19th, 2014
10:30 am
Welcome to Grace!
A special welcome to anyone visiting or worshipping here for the first time;
please sign the guest book at the Caithness Street entrance.
If you would like more information about Grace United Church,
please fill out the green “Welcome to Grace” card
and place it on the offering plate.
HAND-BELL CHOIR
E. Butler
The Bells of Grace
(following this, children are invited to join their leaders)
Invites you to stand as you are able
LIFE & WORK OF OUR COMMUNITY
WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD
Rev. Dan MacLean
SCRIPTURE READING Exodus 17:1-7
May God bless to our understanding
this reading from Holy Scripture.
WE LIGHT THE CHRIST CANDLE
INTROIT
*HYMN
*CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Come to this time of worship with your stories
and your songs to share in the Spirit.
All: We come, as faithful men, women, and children
have come for many generations.
One: Let all your thoughts and concerns come to life,
like a symphony of sound.
All: We join together in one chorus of celebration and joy
for what God has done and continues to do among us.
Let us worship God.
*HYMN
CHOIR: When We Worship God Through Music
TIME WITH OUR CHILDREN
GOD GATHERS US FOR WORSHIP
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All: Continue to watch over our congregation, we pray;
disturb our complacency;
fill it again and again with your Spirit;
deepen our faith and our relationship with you,
so that we might continue to be faithful co-workers with you—
“that all the world might see” and praise you.
In the name of Jesus Christ
who is our Head and our Cornerstone. Amen.
Voices United #516 Come, You Thankful People, Come
OPENING PRAYER
One: Ever-gracious God, you call people from near and far
into the fellowship of our church,
building upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
upon Jesus Christ, our companion and Lord,
and upon all the saints who have gone before us.
We give you thanks for 170 years of church life.
We give you thanks for all in our midst today.
Continued>>
VU pg.806 O God, Our Help in Ages Past (Psalm 90)
GOSPEL READING Matthew 21: 23-32
One: This is the Good News of Jesus Christ!
All: Amen.
MESSAGE
The Bridge Between Despair and Hope!
Rev. B. Bain
WE RESPOND TO GOD
*HYMN VU # 356 Seek Ye First the Kingdom
*THE PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS
VU #541 Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
praise God, all creatures high and low;
give thanks to God in love made known:
Creator, Word and Spirit, One.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE - The Lord’s Prayer
*HYMN
VU # 222 Come, Let Us Sing
*SENDING FORTH & BENEDICTION
God in Mine Eternity
A. Bullard
GRACE UNITED CHURCH
174 Caithness Street East,
Caledonia, ON N3W 1C2
www.graceunitedcaledonia.com
Mission Statement
To be a welcoming Christian community:
Sharing God’s Word,
Showing God’s Love,
Serving God’s World.
Ministers – All People of the Congregation
Ordered Minister – Rev. Daniel H. MacLean B.A., M.Div.
Office: 905-765-4515 Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday
Also available by appointment.
Email: [email protected]com
Office Administrator - Lorraine
Office Hours : Mon Tues Thurs~ 9-12, Wed~ 9-2 & Fri~ 9-4
Office: 905-765-2686 Email: [email protected]
Organist/Choir Leader: Joseph Calverley, B. Mus., B. Ed, M.Div.
Ph: 519-720-6774
Custodian: John Robson. Please note John is off temporarily. Please
contact the Chair of Stewards, Bill Imeson @email if you for any
questions/needs or you would like to volunteer to help with custodial
duties.
BURFORD UNITED CHURCH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, Featuring:
Ian Bell, Folk musician, composer, songwriter. At Burford United, Sun. Nov.2nd
@
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8 per person, $12 per couple Children under 12 free
Call 519-449-5641
DATES FOR GRANDMOTHERS TEA EVENTS 2014
Oct 29 -Springvale Brethren of Christ Church
Nov 26 -Grand River United
Dec 31 – None – Happy New Year!
We Hold These People In Our Prayers
John Robson and Shirley Robson & family, as John continues to recover.
Larry Gray, (brother of Karen Gray & Wanda Pellerin); Wanda Pellerin, (sister of
Karen and Larry Gray); Shirley Smith, (mother/law of Pat & Larry Jones);
Terry Haswell, (cousin of Mary Lee Webb); Geoffrey Bullivant; Connie Gerner and
family; Nada Arh, (mother of Reese McMillan); Jean Johnson, (daughter of Diane
& Charles Thompson); Ethel Walker ; Gordon Miller; Dorothy Smith; Shirley
McKay; Al Hindman; Don Wilson; Doreen Timson; Don Winfield; June McDowell,
(friend of Reta Vansickler); Mary Atkinson, (best friend of Rena Cahoon, twin sister
of Reta Vansickler); Jay Bhandal, (friend of Reta Vansickler)
Hamilton Conference: Bismark, Beamsville(Niagara Presbytery)
170th Anniversary of Grace United Church
We Thank the Handbell Choir-The Bells of Grace, and our
Guest Speaker, Rev. Barry Bain
Join the Potluck Luncheon to follow Worship, in the Grand Room today!
Mission and Service October local Support is for Caledonia Food Bank
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM CHURCH COUNCIL
1. Sunday Nov. 2, immediately following morning worship, there
will be a Congregational Meeting in the Grand Room, to review
our mission, goals, and programming. Coffee will be served at
this brief meeting.
2. Friday Nov. 7, from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. there will be a
free workshop on Violence and Harassment Policies and
Prevention. All are welcome. Council members should plan to
attend. You will learn what Ontario law requires of churches.
Please register with the office 905-765-2686 by October 28th if
you are able to attend.
3. WANTED, A church archivist who would be interested in
scrapbooking events at Grace. This would include newspaper
clippings and photos of special events. Please leave your name in
the office or speak to Marie Salmon.
UCW NOTE- FALL WORK MEETINGS - TUESDAYS 9:30 – 2 PM
Oct. 21st; Nov. 4th & 18th
We will be working on more single bed quilts, as well as the kit bags
(personal bags), filled or unfilled for the Womens Shelter.
Bring lunch, beverage provided. All are welcome.
BEE part of the fun!
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TURKEY PIE MAKING! Wed. Oct 22nd, @ 9A.M. in kitchen.
All HELP Welcome!!
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MISSION & SERVICE/OUTREACH ANNOUNCEMENT
Mission & Service and Outreach will be hosting the Haldimand-Norfolk
Band on Dec. 11th at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary.
In preparation for this spectacular Christmas Concert, the Grace Choir,
and guests, will be joining them in song.
You are invited by Joe Calverley to come along to two practices after
Worship Service in November and help make this the most joyous
concert ever! Please speak to Joe any time to lend.
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OFFERING TELLERS are still needed for this month, October, & for
December. Please sign up on the bulletin board as you
go down to coffee hour.
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‘SHOP FOR WESLEY’ –
Needed at Wesley • New single bed sheets • New & gently used towels,
Hygiene Items such as razors, toothbrushes, combs, feminine products,
deodorant. Please leave in the Wesley box in the drop off area next to
the Grand Room.
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INTERIM FINANCIAL STATUS REPORT FROM STEWARDS:
Comparing year to date 2014 against 2013, offerings are down by over
$17,000. Despite savings in operating expenses we have a current
General Fund deficit of $21,763 (it was $6,173 in 2013). In our best
years our average gain in the last 3 months of the year is $10,000,
mostly thanks to the Bazaar and House Tour contributions, so we are
expecting a deficit of $10,000-$15,000 by year end. Any questions can
be directed to the Treasurer or Chair of Stewards.
15th ALONG THE GRAND
CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES & BAZAAR
The UCW and House Tour & Bazaar committee have been busy
planning for this year’s House Tour and Bazaar to be held on
Friday November 21 and Saturday November 22
We are most thankful to Tom & Cheryl Fitzsimmons,
Jason & Lisa Savelli and Grant & Donna Tansley for offering
their homes to showcase this year’s house tour.
We are once again blessed to have the participation of; Caledonia
Garden Centre, Canadian Tire Caledonia, Coach House Gift
Shoppe, Grand River Home Hardware, Sharples Greenhouses,
Jones Bakery & Catering and Facets Jewellery & Gifts all providing
festive décor and expertise along with decorating assistance from
Carolyn Roberts, Audrey Derii, Yolande Hewitt, Lynda Lemire
and other volunteers.
WE NEED YOU: This is the UCW’s big fundraiser of the year! The
House Tour Committee and Chairpersons are counting on the
support of the congregation once again to make it another
successful endeavour.
These CHAIRPERSONS are handling the following areas;
Kitchen & Luncheon – Marie Salmon + Eva Lynn; Pies – Marg Crawley;
Silent Auction – Peggy Fox; Bake Table – Meredith Innes;
Craft Room – Lynn McBay; Plant Room – Shirley Robson;
Tickets – Ruth Lewis; Deli + Preserves – Diana Prince;
House Tour – Lorna Greenlees; Squares – Joyce Smith;
Advertising & Bulletin – Joanne Mottershead.
They may be contacting you to volunteer your time,
in a home and/or at the Church or you can contact them 
PIE MAKING FRENZY – Many helping hands have been working very
hard making hundreds of fruit pies and hundreds of meat pies in
preparation for the Bazaar. A big THANK YOU to all so far who
have been spending these mornings in the church kitchen! Your
chance to join the fun happens this Wed Oct 22 when the plan is
to make many many turkey meat pies. Remember, no experience
is necessary, everyone gets a job.