Westworth United Church
1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation
10:30 am July 30, 2017
We Gather to Worship
Welcome and Announcements
Prelude and Lighting of Christ Candle
Call to Worship
who offers grace to all who come to you,
we come this day,
glad of this sacred time to be “especially” with you;
glad of this sacred time when we can set aside,
for a while,
that which would distract us or drag us down,
or keep us from hearing you;
and glad to draw near to your high place
of the heart,
where you help us to see more clearly.
In this place of rest and reflection, of nurture and quenching,
and of peace and healing,
may we see your kingdom so clearly that we are filled with your overflowing joy. Amen.
Hymn VU 315 “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty” NICÆ
Prayer of Confession
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
Hymn VU 675 “Will Your Anchor Hold” WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD
Responsive Reading: VU 828 Part One “Psalm 105”
New Testament Reading: Romans 8:26-39
Listen to what the Spirit is saying to the Church.
Thanks be to God.
Sung Response: VU 840 “Your Word is a Lamp” refrain 5
Sermon: “Nothing Can Separate Us From God”
Hymn VU 658 “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go” ST MARGARET
Dedication Hymn: VU 540 “Grant Us, God”
Prayers of the People
Prayer Introit VU 400 “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
The Lord’s Prayer VU 921
Hymn VU 686 “God of Grace and God of Glory” RHUDDLAN
Choral Hallelujah ST GEORGE
 Sheryl McLeod, gathering, Pentecost 1 2017 Year A, p. 31.
Thanks to Rev. Earl Gould for leading us in worship today.
Thanks to the Paula Potosky for her special music today, and to Alan Wilson for playing the guitar this summer.
Minister: Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org
204 489-6974 Ext. 22 Director of Music: Debbie McLeod
Minister Emerita: Eleanor Geib Organist: Dorcas Windsor
Church Accountant: Jenny Jeffers email@example.com
Office Administrator: Heather Lavery firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Phone # 204 489-6974 Ext. 20 www.westworth.ca
Church Custodian: Ian Thomson email@example.com
Scripture Reader: Elaine Pigden
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 or narthex.
The office will be closed from July 24-Aug. 7 and will reopen on Aug. 8.
Loraine will be on holiday and continuing education from July 28-Aug. 27. For Emergency Pastoral Care from July 28-Aug. 5 please call Rev. Earl Gould at home 204 888-1543 or cell 204 795-7535. For Emergency Pastoral Care from Aug. 6-27 please call Rev. Karen Lumley at cell 204 250-5073.
You are invited to Celebrate Beryl Fallis’s 90th birthday. The celebration is taking place Sunday July 30th between 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the Chalfont Room at the Wellington 3161 Grant Avenue.
This week at Westworth:
|Rev. Earl Gould will be preaching today.|
|July 31-Aug. 7||The office will be closed.|
|Barb janes will be preaching.|
Opportunities to support 1JustCity:
* Please see the Outreach Board for information about these exciting events!
- a) West Broadway Community Ministry Do you have a bike lock that you just don’t need? WBCM would love to have them! During the summer months, many of our clients can get around the city on bicycle, but many lack a bike lock to keep their wheels safe. We are looking for good quality U locks or similar to help make sure our folks can have reliable transportation.
- b) We are also looking for a person with a vehicle that is capable of picking up furniture for a client. He currently has furniture waiting for him, but he has no way to move it to his apartment. If you could help out, we would love to hear from you.
Community News (please see more info on bulletin board)
Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy
Poverty is complex. The Government of Canada is reaching out to find ways to work together to reduce poverty in Canada and develop a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.
We want to hear from you on how the Government of Canada, along with other levels of government, organizations and our communities, can better address poverty across the country.
Join the conversation! Together, we can ensure that all Canadians have the opportunity to meet their potential and support their families and communities.
Information and background listed here: – http://esdc-consultations.canada.ca/poverty-reduction-strategy
Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service support innovation. Let us hear a story about this festival.
The Skylight Festival emerged out of the collaboration of a small ecumenical group of people who are passionate about arts, faith, peace, and justice. They wanted to create an open space for people of many backgrounds to come together to explore faith while engaging in art and being inspired by speakers and seekers of justice.
In the summer of 2015 Skylight Festival ran a pilot weekend event that was a resounding success and by all accounts was an incredible experience for many! July 2016 marked the official launch of the festival.
The 2016 Skylight Festival is where the innovative initiative known as Embracing the Spirit was launched. The program is supported through Mission & Service. Headed up by a team from EDGE Network, it celebrates innovation. We are thankful for creative spaces like Skylight Festival that nurture hope, joy, and transformation, offering diverse communities a place to connect arts, faith, and justice.
We give thanks for spaces that enliven innovation in our church. We sing thanksgiving for the Skylight Festival.
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!