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THIRD AVENUE UNITED CHURCH
1301 - 102nd Street
North Battleford, Saskatchewan, S9A 1G4


Who are we? We are a community of faith, known as Third Avenue United Church, who have adopted and prayerfully put into words and deeds what we believe to be our Mission in this community and in the world, and that is: We seek to love and care for God’s creation through worship and service in Christian community. W E L C O M E
Thank you for worshipping with us today!


Background Music: “Cannon of Thanks
Third Avenue United Church Choir


Order of Worship

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Sunday - February 10, 2019
Worship Service:   10:30am

PULPIT SUPPLY:  Rev. Fred Tinio

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Ilene Wettergreen
Pianist/Organist:  Glenn Goodman

SCRIPTURE READER:  Wayne Schlapkohl

Welcoming
Time of Celebration
Lighting of the Christ Candle
Preparation for Worship

GATHERING TOGETHER IN CHRIST

Prelude: “Lighting of the Altar Candle”   Silent Reflection

Call to Worship
One: We have gathered in the presence of God our creator, who set before us the ways of life and death.
All: We have gathered in the presence of Jesus the Christ, who calls us to accept the cost of discipleship that we may know its joy.
One: We have gathered this morning in the presence of the Spirit, who sustains us in trial and rejoicing.
All: In our living and in our dying, we belong to God. In the shadow of God's wings we sing for joy. Let us worship God together.

Hymn  “Jesus Calls Us  #562 VU

Invocation: Unison]
We gather to worship you, O God, under the shadow of the cross, sign of human shame and divine wisdom. Like Jesus, we would like to live for you and die for you. We are your people. We belong to you. We offer you our worship and our lives, as we open ourselves to your presence today. All these we pray in the name of our Lord Jesus who taught us to pray in these words: “Our Father who are in heaven….”

Gloria Patri:
  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be.
  World without end. Amen. Amen.

Acknowledgement of our Flawed Humanity:
One: Too often and too many times, we followed our own desires and ways and leave God's will for us. But God never abandons us nor leaves us to ourselves. Let us confess now our sins and ask God for forgiveness.
All: God of love and life, we often choose not to listen to your call. Too often your way seems too demanding of us. Too often your way is too risky. We might lose our friends and names. To often we are just too busy keeping our own lives together. Forgive us our selfishness, O God, and through the power of your Holy Spirit, help us decide what is most important in life. Remind us once again that you are always with us. In Christ's name we pray. Amen.
{Moment of silent prayer}

Words of Pardon and Acceptance:
One: Christ said to his disciples, “Do not be afraid.”So, they left everything behind and followed him.
All: We too want to follow. We know that God is with us.
One: God says to us, “Do not be afraid. You are forgiven. Come, begin again.”
All: Thanks be to God for a new beginning. Hallelujah!

Halle, Halle, Halle: Sing Twice  # 958 VU There is always joy in the knowledge of God's love and forgiveness. Children of God, make a joyful noise as we sing!!!]
HALLE, HALLE, HALLELUYAH, HALLE, HALLE, HALLELUYAH
HALLE, HALLE, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH.

Time with the Young and the Young at Heart:

LISTENING TO THE WORD

Responsive Reading:  Psalm 138,   # 860 VU [With sung refrain]

Scripture Reading[s]:
Isaiah 6: 1 - 8
1 Corinthians 15: 1 - 11
One: this ends the readings of the Old Testament and the Epistles
All: Thanks be to God. Amen.

Gospel Reading: Luke 5: 1 - 11
One: The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
All: All Thanksgiving and praises be given to God, forever and ever.    Amen.

*Hymn for the Day:  “Will You Come and Follow Me   #567 VU

Collect for the Day: “An Epiphany Prayer” # 86 VU {In Unison}

Anthem:  “Song of Fellowship”  by Nancy Price and Don Besig  (Third Avenue United Church Choir)

Spoken Word:  “Basic Christianity

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

Invitation to Offering:
Leader:   We shall give as able, according to the blessings which God has given us. Let us receive our offering.

Offertory Music:  [Those collecting offering, please remain at the back until the selection is complete. Thank you.]

Doxology:
Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise God all creatures high and low,
Give thanks to God in love made known,
Creator, Word, and Spirit one.
Amen.

Prayer of Dedication:  Spoken

Affirmation of Faith:  “The New Creed'” #918 VU

Final Hymn:  “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee   #560 VU

Commendation and Benediction:
One: We have worshipped God together.
All: Now we go our separate ways.
One: May the Spirit who has blessed us here,
All: Be the same Spirit in each day of our lives.
One: May the Grace of Christ, the Love of God, the Communion of the Holy Spirit enrich our lives now and forever.
All: Amen.

Threefold Amens:  # 967 VU  (Altar Candle is Extinguished)

Postlude:   [We ask that people remain standing (those that are able) in their pews until the Altar Candle is extinguished. You may be seated for the Postlude. Thank you!]

ANNUAL MEETING
TODAY, Sunday, February 10: Pot Luck Lunch followed by Annual Meeting

Lectionary Reading for February 17, 2019   Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany  Jeremiah 17:5-10;  Psalm 1;  1 Corinthians 15:12-20;  Luke 6:17-26.

Cancer Survivor Support Group

The Cancer Survivor Support Group will meet the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at Third Avenue United Church. The next meeting will be on Monday, February 18th @ 7:00 pm. This is "A self-help group for people with cancer, their families and friends." ALL ARE WELCOME!

Games Church!

“Games Church” is a regular fun-filled Sunday evening event, held downstairs in Calvin Hall.
Doors open at 5:15, with Potluck at 5:30, followed by a family-friendly ecumenical church service. And then ...let the games begin!
“Boardgame Cafe” style (lots of games will be provided, or bring your own)
There is no admission for this event, but please bring a potluck dish to share. ALL ARE WELCOME!
For more information, please contact Rev. Shawn at 481 5654 or email: greenpriest@hotmail.ca

ON A “MUSICAL” NOTE
Jubilation Handbell Ringers practices are on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Senior Choir Practices are on Thursdays @ 7:00 PM.
If you would like to sing with us in our Easter Cantata,
Join Us!
COME RING AND/OR SING WITH US!


CHILDREN'S AREA
A table with books, pictures to color or draw your own, and crayons are at the back of the Sanctuary for children to use if they wish.


EVENTS and HAPPENINGS
  1. SUNDAY, February 17, 2019  GAMES CHURCH;  Doors open at 5:15, with Potluck at 5:30, followed by a family-friendly ecumenical church service. And then ...let the games begin!

  2. TUESDAY, February 12, 2019  7:00 PM   HANDBELL PRACTICE

  3. TUESDAY, February 12, 2019  7:00 - 9:00 PM   YOUTH ACTIVITY CLUB (YAC)  Logie Hall Gym  ALL ARE WELCOME!

  4. WEDNESDAY, February 13, 2019  10:00am   BIBLE STUDY

  5. THURSDAY, February 14, 2019   SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE  7:00pm   COME.  SING WITH US!

  6. SUNDAY, February 17, 2019  10:30 am  Sixth Sunday after Epiphany   NO Sunday School  ALL ARE WELCOME!

  7. SUNDAY, February 17, 2019  11:30AM - 1:00PM   SUNDAY BRUNCH  ALL ARE WELCOME!

  8. MONDAY, February 18, 2019  7:00 pm  CANCER SUPPORT GROUP  ALL ARE WELCOME!

FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF UPCOMING EVENTS AT THIRD AVENUE UNITED CHURCH, SEE THE “HAPPENINGS” TAB ON THE CHURCH WEBSITE.