July 2 Bulletin

Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation

10:30 am July 2, 2017


We Gather to Worship

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude and Lighting of Christ Candle

Welcome and Announcements

Candle-lighting & Prelude:

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

Hymn VU 405                       “New Every Morning”                         MELCOMBE

Prayer of Confession

Meditative Silence

Words of Assurance


The Peace of Christ

One: May the peace of Christ be with you.

All: And also with you.

(Please extend to others a blessing of peace with words such as, “Peace be with you,” or “Peace,” with the response, “And also with you.”)


We Hear the Word


Children’s Time

Hymn VU 524                “O Canada”

Responsive Reading: VU 734                  “Psalm 13”


Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:40-42

This is the Gospel of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

Sung Response: VU 840 “Your Word is a Lamp” refrain 5


Sermon:                           “Cup of Cold Water”


We Respond

Hymn VU 684  “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”   CHANNEL OF PEACE




Dedication Hymn:  VU 540 “Grant Us, God”

Offertory Prayer


Prayers of the People

Prayer Introit VU 400 “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”


Canada Day Prayer

God of all nations,

        we thank you for the life and history of our country,

        for its vast beauty, its wilderness,

        and wealth of forest, mine, and sea.

        We praise you for its people,

        the people whose ancestors

        have been here for thousands of years,

        and those who have just arrived.

        We thank you for the variety of our traditions and our


        the riches of our spiritual and religious heritage,

        the strength of our democratic institutions.

        We pray for Canada,

        for our fellow Canadians and for our governments

        that working together we may face the future

        with confident hope and faith in your purpose for our world.

        In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer VU 921


Hymn VU 567        “Will You Come and Follow Me”               KELVINGROVE


Choral Hallelujah                                                                                        ST GEORGE




Thanks to Rev. Earl Gould for leading us in worship today. Thanks to Ray McClelland for his special music today, and to Alan Wilson for playing the guitar this summer.



Minister:  Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd             westworthminister@gmail.com

204 489-6974 Ext. 22                                     Director of Music:  Debbie McLeod

Minister Emerita:  Eleanor Geib                              Organist:  Dorcas Windsor

Church Accountant:  Jenny Jeffers                                treasurer@westworth.ca

Office Administrator:  Heather Lavery                                office@westworth.ca

Church Phone # 204 489-6974 Ext. 20                                        www.westworth.ca

Church Custodian: Ian Thomson                                   custodian@westworth.ca


Register your children NOW!! Worthy Kids Day Camp (Formerly Westworth Vacation Bible School) Aug. 21-25. Experience Creation in new, and CREATIVE ways! Registration information and forms found at www.westworth.ca or in the church office

We recently received an email from the General Council offices saying that a delegation from the Uniting Church of Australia, most of whom are Indigenous, will be visiting Winnipeg on July 23 en route to the United Church All Native Circle Conference’s Grand Council, meeting in Pinawa. General Council contacted us, asking if they may join us for worship Sunday, July 23. We will be offering a lunch following worship with a time of discussion about the church and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. The Australians will speak about what they have learned during their processes of reconciliation. If anyone is in town on this Sunday and would like to help with the lunch, please let Heather know by email or phone (204) 489-6974 ext. 20). There is a sign up sheet in the narthex for people to bring food for the lunch and/or help with setup and cleanup.

Loraine will be on holiday until July 19. For Emergency Pastoral Care until July 17 please call Rev. Cathy Kinsman 204 294-2142.


This week at Westworth:

TodayRev. Earl Gould will be preaching.

July 3

Office will be closed for Canada Day.

July 9

Worship starts at 10:30am. Rev Josh Ward will be preaching today.


Opportunities to support 1JustCity:

* Please see the Outreach Board for information about these exciting events!


  1. a) Summer is here. But poverty doesn’t take a holiday.  The cupboards at West Broadway Community Ministry are very low on staples.    Please help us out if you can. They need canned meats, canned soup, Kraft dinner, peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, pork and beans and breakfast cereal. They are open weekdays from 9-5 except Tuesdays at 222 Furby Street.


Kairos Petition – The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 62.1, states “the TRC call upon the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments, in consultation and collaboration with Survivors, Aboriginal peoples and educators, to make age-appropriate curriculum on Residential Schools, Treaties and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement of Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students.        KAIROS invites you to TAKE ACTION – On the sign up board there is a Petition that urges the Provincial Government of MB to fully implement such a curriculum in Manitoba.


Donations from “identifiable givers” for the year including the month of May for the past 3 years.

2015      $128,013             2016      $117,335             2017      $120,417

Based upon pledges, we anticipated $119,362 in donations. Please refer to the bulletin board in the Narthex for monthly updates.


Community News (please see more info on bulletin board)

  • Volunteers Needed Feast for Friends October 21 This week-long educational Festival for subsistence and land-based skills will be held at the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre from Oct. 16-20; the skill-sharing and food preparation from the week will culminate in a larger community feast on October 21 – the “Feast for Friends,” which is a time of gratitude, celebration, and resistance, — and is open to all. If you are interested in helping out please phone me at Augustine UC – 204-284-2250 ext. 2 or email: bob.augustine.uc@mymts.net


Minute for Mission

Qu(e)erying Religion  

Our gifts for Mission & Service support university students on campus. Let us hear a story of one space for University of Toronto students.

“Faith and queerness have not always been natural friends,” says the Rev. Ralph Wushke, chaplain at the Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto.

In 2005 the chaplaincy created Qu(e)erying Religion. The program creates a safe space for students of all faiths to explore gender identity, sexual orientation, and religious belief. It has grown to become a meaningful and life-giving program for students. When students arrive at university it is often the first time they are able to explore who they are. Many come from tight-knit communities and find that at university they are free to explore their identity as well as their faith.

Qu(e)erying Religion holds pub night discussions on such topics as online dating, gender identity, and coming out to friends and family, and it hosts seminars and workshops on queerness and faith.

We sing thanksgiving for the support of safe spaces for university students on campus.

 If Mission & Service is already a regular part of your giving, thank you so much! If you have not given for Mission & Service, please join me in making Mission & Service a regular part of your life of faith. In all our Mission & Service giving, with a willing heart, we sing thanksgiving to God!