Web Service for Jan 10 with Rev. Wendy Noble

Today we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus

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, 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 


Prelude music – A clip from Rowntree’s own gospel band singing ‘ I’ll Fly Away’

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 Lords 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.

Readings; Genesis 1, 1-5 and Mark 1, 4-11 from NRSV 

Ministry of music  ‘Down in the River to Pray Slave Songs of the U. S.  1867

Hannah Nickel  soprano 

Click here for link, then click back arrow when finished  https://youtu.be/ipXTe5a13zI


Rev. Wendy Noble’s message: On the Wings of a Dove

We respond in Love







Closing Prayer and  Blessing









Postlude   Ding Dong! Merrily on High   Branle de l’official 1588, Norm Abbott  organ, public domain


Please keep our front line workers and medical staff in your prayers and actions in this pandemic- wash hands often and stay home.

IN 2020 we still struggle with Indigenous injustice. 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 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.


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.