Urquhart, January 22Rasool Lochan,
Lighting the Christ Candle:
WE GATHER AS
*Hymn: VU 35 Good
Christian Friends, Rejoice
Song: VU 267 vs. 1 Like a Mighty River Flowing
Like a mighty river
flowing, like a flower in beauty growing, far beyond all human knowing is the perfect peace of God.
Call to Worship Based on Isaiah 60:1–6
One: Arise, shine, for the light has come,
after a long and cold night.
God’s bright radiance has risen for
Our hearts warm within us,
as we come with gifts to praise God.
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God of life, we come to worship.
May we see through the wrapping paper,
the festive trees, and the glass ornaments,
to see the Christ child among us, born as one of us.
Help us discover the child in all the epiphany moments of our living and worshipping here,
then send us out to reveal your promise to the world. Amen.
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LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD
*Hymn: VU 74 What
Child is This?
Learning All Together Time:
Colouring sheets and craft
materials are available at the back for children to use during the
service.Please ask an usher.
Scripture Refrain: VU 82 A Light is Gleaming
A light is gleaming,
spreading its arms throughout the night, living in the light. Come share its gladness, God's radiant love is burning bright, living in the light.
Psalm 72(read responsively) - p. 790 VU
This psalm declares that there will be liberation
and care for people on the margins, and the monarch will reign with justice -
hope for the people.
Angels From The Realms of Glory- North
hallelujah!", the angels sang, everywhere in heaven the voices rang.Glory, hallelujah!Let us come and worship Christ, the newborn
Matthew 2:1-12 - p. 2Rev. Cheryl-Lynn MacPherson
A star calls wealthy visitors from afar to bring
gifts and pay homage to the child Jesus.The star in this text also beckons each of us to find hope in the gift
of the Christ.
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S
*Hymn: VU 93 When
Heaven's Bright with Mystery
Invitation to Offering
Star of Epiphany -
star, is rising in the east, a messenger of holy peace, the herald of a royal
birth.Upon the darkness shines a light
and from the Lord, there comes a sign:behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son "Emmanuel" a
witness to God's care: for unto us a Child is born, a Son is given.A star shining through the night, illumining
the way, the Truth, the Life.
*Offertory Song: VU 518 vs. 3 As Those of Old...
and humble trust we bring our best to you,
not just to serve
your cause, but share your love with neighbours too. O God, who gave yourself
to us in Jesus Christ, your son, help us to give ourselves each day until
life's work is done.
Prayer of Dedication:
humble offerings as a token of our commitment to your realm of peace, love, and
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of the People
are invited to pray in the language of your choice)
Father, (Loving God) who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And
lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the
glory, forever and ever.Amen.
ARE SENT FORTH AS GOD’S PEOPLE
*Hymn: VU 87 I Am
the Light of the World
72 vs. 1 & 5 From Heaven
1 From heaven
above to earth I come
to bring good news to everyone!
Glad tidings of great joy I bring
to all the world, and gladly sing.
5 'Glory to God
in highest heaven,
who unto us a Son has given.'
With angels sing in pious mirth:
a glad new year to all the earth!
WEUC COUNCIL MEETING will take place on Monday January 20th, 7 p.m. (changed
from Monday January 13th) Members, please pick up your minutes from the church
WEUC LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES runs every first
Sunday of each month from October to June after the service in the Friendship
Room. Next Lunch and Learn:
Sun. January 5.Guest Speaker:Karen Shea Topic. Therapeutic Horticulture
and Floral Design.Donations of food items - crackers, cheese, dips etc. would be
TO ALL WEUC COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Reports for inclusion in the 2019 Annual Report are due January
31st2020.The Annual Congregational Meeting to be
announced in the upcoming bulletin.
HONEY FOR SALE 100%
Balsam Lake Wildflower Natural Honey Ontario No. 1 White on sale after the
service in the Friendship Room or from the church office.$10 for
the 500 gramsjar (small); $20 for the 1 kilogram jar (large).This
year, the honey is a beautiful golden colour from the apple blossoms, basswood,
black locust, white clover, red clover and golden rod.All proceeds in support of DVRR.
WELCOME CLUB II meet to play bridge Mondays
12:30-3:30 p.m. from September to June. $2.00 covers our tea and sweets. New
FREE ESL CLASS (LITERACY PROJECT) Open for everybody and all
levels welcome!Learn at your own pace.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10 a.m.
to 12 noon in the Friendship Room (September to June). For more info call 416-225-2309.
WELCOME CLUB I SENIORS “CARDS AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Welcome Club I meet each Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in
the Friendship Room from September to June.Group meets weekly for euchre, bridge, fun games and chat table.
For more info please call the church
office at 416-225-2309.
WEUC KOREAN OUTREACH GROUP meet every
Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Friendship Room for Yoga, exercise and
movies.All welcome!For more information speak to Lina in the
church office or Younja You.