Aug. 13 Bulletin

Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation

10:30 am August 13, 2017


We Gather to Worship

Welcome and Announcements

“….It is our hope that on this Summer Sunday, every guest and every member, will experience God’s presence and the welcoming fellowship of one another. May our worship lead to blessing.”

Prelude and Lighting of Christ Candle

Call to Worship

Hymn VU 222                         “Come, Let Us Sing”                              FORNEY


Prayer of Approach (unison)

We gather in worship, Gracious God, so aware that You meet us here. We turn to You, now, trusting in the promise of Jesus to be with us whenever two or three gather in His name.  Come to us, and fill us with your spirit of unity and truth, that we may together serve You in the world. 

This we pray in Jesus name, and we continue in prayer singing these words:  

The Lord’s Prayer   VU#959


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

“The kingdom of Love is coming because…” (Circle Conversation)



Somewhere, someone is kind when others are unkind;

Somewhere, someone shares with another in need; Somewhere, someone refuses to hate, while others hate;

Somewhere, someone is patient – and waits in love;

Somewhere, someone returns good for evil;

Somewhere, someone serves another, in love;

Somewhere, someone is calm in a storm;

Somewhere, someone is loving everybody.

Is that someone you?  


Hymn VU 562                  “Jesus Calls Us”                            GALILEE


Responsive Readings: VU 828 “Psalm 105”, Part One


Gospel Reading: Matthew 14:22-33

Hear this witness to the Gospel’s Good News!

Thanks be to God.

Sung Response: VU 840 “Your Word is a Lamp for my feet

and a light for my path”


Sermon:                            “All in the Same Boat”


We Respond

Hymn VU 697                        “O for a World”                                             AZMON




Dedication Hymn:  VU 540 “Grant Us, God”

Offertory Prayer


Prayers of the People

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

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession


Hymn VU 625                 “I Feel the Winds of God”                          KINGSFOLD

Commissioning and Blessing

Choral Hallelujah                                                                                        ST GEORGE




Thanks to Rev. Marilyn Anderson Corkum for leading us in worship today.

Thanks to Linda Herman for her special music today, and to Alan Wilson for playing the guitar this summer.


Minister:  Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd  

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

Minister Emerita:  Eleanor Geib                               Organist:  Dorcas Windsor

Church Accountant:  Jenny Jeffers                      

Office Administrator:  Heather Lavery                      

Church Phone # 204 489-6974 Ext. 20                               

Church Custodian: Ian Thomson                         


Scripture Reader: Shirley Watts


We extend our sympathy to Shirley Ann Simkulak and family on the passing of her husband, Louis Simkulak on July 30.


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 or in the church office or narthex.


The office will be closed from Aug. 14-18 and will reopen on Aug. 21.

Our custodian will be on holiday from Aug. 15-19.


Loraine will be on holiday until July 28-Aug. 27and will return on Aug. 28. For Emergency Pastoral Care from Aug. 6-27 please call Rev. Karen Lumley at cell 204 250-5073


This week at Westworth:

TodayRev. Marilyn Anderson Corkum will be preaching today.
Aug. 14-18Office will be closed.

Aug. 20

Nancy Renwick will be preaching.


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.
  2. b) Oak Table Community Ministry, our partner in Osborne Village, has been blessed with an abundance of food items lately and they’ve generously offered to share with us if we can find someone to start making weekly pickups from their site. This volunteer position requires a person who has a vehicle and enough energy to carry boxes of food up and down stairs and load/unload food from their vehicle.

Contact if you’d love to help us take advantage of this amazing opportunity to help feed our community members.


Community News (please see more info on bulletin board)

  • John Black Memorial UC is seeking an Administrator on a term position (half time).  We are located at 898 Henderson Highway and currently have 2 half time ministers.  We invite you to contact for further information.


Summer Series of Guest Preachers

Aug 13: Rev. Marilyn Anderson Corkum will lead us in a creative conversation of the coming of the kingdom of love and sermon on all being in the same boat (Matthew 14:22-33).

Aug. 20, Nancy Renwick, from Augustine United Church, will offer thoughts on the Canaanite woman’s challenge to Jesus, which in turn might challenge our faith! (Matthew 15:21-28)

Aug. 27, Hope Mattus, Licensed Lay Worship Leader from the United Church in Meadowood, will ask us to consider, “Who is Jesus to you?” (Matthew 16:13-20)



Minute for Mission

Chaplaincy in Kingston

Our gifts for Mission & Service support chaplaincy. Let us hear a story of the many avenues of support for chaplaincy in Kingston, Ontario.

Kate Johnson has been supported through Mission & Service in many ways, in theological education and in her work as a prison chaplain, including her time as part of Kingston Community Chaplaincy. We celebrate her many gifts that have been lived out through Mission & Service–supported ministries!

After completing her undergraduate studies at Lakehead University School

of Social Work, Kate studied at Queen’s University School of Religion (formerly Mission & Service–supported Queen’s Theological College). She received a Master of Divinity with a concentration in restorative justice. Currently Kate serves as a member on the board of directors for the Mission & Service–supported Kingston Community Chaplaincy.

A firm believer in the value of interfaith dialogue and community building, Kate brings people together from other faiths and within the prison system. The Kingston Community Chaplaincy offers programs for families and those currently in prison and provides support when prisoners are released. At the core of the chaplaincy is the belief that when crime happens, it is not only the victim and offender who are affected but also the whole community. Kingston Community Chaplaincy seeks to promote healing and safety for all people in an atmosphere of learning how to live together in community once again.

We sing thanksgiving for the many ways Mission & Service supports chaplains.

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!