Web Worship Service for Nov 22 with Rev. Wendy Noble

Reign of Christ Sunday 

Welcome to Rowntree’s  web service,  we hope it is a meaningful time for you.  This is a shortened version of the live ‘Zoom’  Sunday service, which has more hymns and prayers and a social time before and after.   If you’d like to join us on Sunday we ask you contact the office at 519-432-8075 and leave a message.  Thank-You 

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Gathering as God’s People 

 

Acknowledgement of the Territory…

We acknowledge that our sacred space is found in the indigenous territories of the Attawandaron, Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee,   Leni-Lunaape and Wendat peoples.  With thankfulness and respect for their stewardship of creation; we seek to live into right relations with all.

…Lighting the Christ Candle….

 

 

 

 

 

…..  The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, 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 for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Hearing God’s Words  Matthew 25, 31-46 from NRSV

 

Hymn   Crown Him With Many Crowns, VU #211 , words- Bridges 1851 & Thring 1874, music Elvey 1868   Norm Abbott organ, Edward Avey vocals

 

Rev. Wendy Noble’s message for Nov 22   Do you like Surprises? 

 

Responsive Prayer

 

Blessing and Benediction

 

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Please keep people of Beirut in your prayers and donations. See link to the United Church’s web site for more info. https://www.united-church.ca/lebanon. 

Our struggle with Indigenous justice still is not where it should be. Please remember Joyce Echaquan, the Indigenous woman who, while very sick, was taunted by her medical staff. Please pray for her family and work to end this injustice.

 

 

Do you wish to share a prayer ?  Please call the church phone line at 519 432 8075 to leave your prayers. If there is no one in the office at that time- please leave your prayers on our voice mail.  

Please remember….

We still have a building and staff and are still running a community meal program.  We are thankful for your donation- see main page – click on Canada Helps link.  

Finally, depart with these words of our United Church New Creed:

We are not alone,
we live in God’s world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh.

Spread God’s Love but practice Physical Distancing.