Web Worship Service for Sept 13 with Rev. Wendy Noble

 

Welcome to Rowntree’s  web service,  we hope it is a meaningful time for you.  This is a shortened version of the ‘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,  First Sunday in  ‘Creation Time’  

 

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   Matt 18, 21-35 from The Message 

 

 

Readers Theater– Reflection on Reading with Rev. Wendy and Brianne Horner

 

Rev. Wendy Noble’s message for Sept 13  How can we forgive the Unforgivable ? 

 

 

Ministry of Music    The Lord is my Shepherd (Ps. 23)                                                                   Henry Smart  1813-79  , Jim Traquair  tenor / Norm Abbott  vocals, piano

 

Prayers of the People

 

 

Blessing and Benediction

 

Hymn  Great is the Faithfulness

 

 

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Please keep the 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

 

 

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.