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
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.
…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.
Readers Theatre – Psalm 23 with Rev. Wendy and Brianne Horner
Hearing God’s Words Matthew 25, 14-30 New Revised Standard Version
Ministry of Music – When I Survey by Isaac Watts, Link to You Tube Sung by Hanna Nickle Voice. Please hit your back button when the song ends
Parables and Perceptions by Rev Wendy Noble
Prayer of Dedication
Going Forth – Postlude, He Leadeth Me, William Bradbury 1864, Norm Abbott organ
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.
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.