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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

Children's Sunday
Sunday - November 18, 2018

Worship Service:   10:30 am

Pulpit Supply:   Cathy Richardson

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Ilene Wettergreen
Pianist/Organist: Glen Goodman

SCRIPTURES READER:  Barb Hoover

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

GATHERING TOGETHER IN CHRIST

Prelude:

Gathering Hymn:   “Creator We Gather    # 532 VU

Call to Worship:  (Remain Standing)
One: As we trust in the dawning of each new day, so we trust in God.
All: Thank you, God, for the gift of this day.
One: God gathers us now into a faith sharing community.
All: Thank you, God, for the gift of this sacred place to worship you.
One: God meets us here.
All: Thanks be to God!

Opening Prayer: : (Seated ~ together)
O God, you are never reluctant to make us uncomfortable as you call us to be your light in the broken places we live. Your call is to grow and expand our vision and to live out your healing law of love. We are grateful, for you are with us always and ready to give us the courage to open our hearts, and the strength to respond, by working together to build a world of justice and mercy. We open our hearts to hearing your word. Thank you, for empowering us through the Holy Spirit to live it out. Amen.

Hymn:   “Teach Me, God, to Wonder    # 299 VU

HEARING GOD'S WORD

Time with Young and Young at Heart:  'What do you know?'

Prayer of Confession: {Responsively}
One: We are sorry God that despite our best efforts we do not always live our lives as we should. Our short sightedness and impatience often lead us to make choices based upon our immediate needs over your desires for us.
All: Forgive us our selfish ways.
One: Many of the challenges we face evoke fear in us. At times we let these fears overwhelm our faith and trust in you.
All: Forgive us for our lack of faith in you.
One: We see injustices all around us, in the papers, on television on the web or walking through our own community. Yet we often cannot bring ourselves to speak out or take action against them.
All: Forgive us our biases and our silence.
(Silence for Reflection)

Words of Assurance:
One: Let us remember that we are dearly loved by God in our strength and in our weakness. He picks us up, dusts us off and sends us out renewed in faith to live his love in the world.
All: Thanks be to God! Amen.

Halle, Halle, Halle: # 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.

Hymn:   “Seek Ye First the Kingdom    # 356 VU

Scripture Reading[s]:

1 Samuel 1: 4 - 20

1 Samuel 2: 1 - 10 "Song of Hannah" page 878 VU
(verse 1 - solo, verse 2 - choir, verse 3 & 4 all join in)

Hebrews 10: 11 - 14, 19 - 25

Mark 13: 1 - 8

Anthem   “Sing Out Your Song, Christians of the World   by Don Besig & Nancy Price
(Jubilation Handbell Choir)

Sermon:   'What is my song?'

Hymn:   “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky    # 509 VU

RESPONDING IN THE SPIRIT

Invitation to Offering:
Leader:  Our offering is a faith statement. By offering our treasure to God we acknowledge our privilege and belief that what we do here in this church can make a difference in the world. Your offering will now be received.

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

Doxology:  [Hymn of gratitude and dedication] # 541 VU]
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.

Prayer of Dedication:  [please stand, if able, read together]
We return a portion of what we have received from you, O God in gratitude for all that you have bestowed upon us. Bless this offering. Grant that it may continue to sustain and support the ministries and 'songs' of this church as we strive to bring the light of Christ into this community and the world beyond. Amen

Prayers of the People  Sing the New Creed
One: Lord Hear our Prayer …
Response: And in your love answer

Sung Benediction:  May the God of Hope Go with Us  # 541 VU

Threefold Amens: # 967 VU  (Christ Candle is extinguished)

Lectionary Reading for November 25, 2018   Last Sunday after Pentecost -- Christ the King  2 Samuel 23:1-7;  Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19);   Revelation 1:4b-8;   John 18:33-37.

Please Note

White Gift Christmas Donations - We are asking the Congregation to bring items throughout the next 3 weeks. Please consider a donation of:
  • Nonperishable food for the Food Bank
  • Warm, thick socks, mitts, toques. Scarves for a
  • Christmas gift to clients at the Lighthouse.
  • A new toy for the Empty Stocking gifts to children in our community.

The Pictoral Directory
Preparation is in process to begin taking pictures for an updated Photo Directory for Third Avenue. These pictures will be taken on a Saturday, Sunday and/or Monday in November. June Newsham will be calling families to be able to set a time when your picture can be taken. Photos will be taken here at Third Avenue by Rev. Dr. Raj Hathiramani who is a photographer. We look forward to your participation!

Christmas Garage, Bake Sale & Tea
Saturday, November 17, 2018 ~ Wesley Hall
Garage Sale & Bake Sale: 9:00 am ~ 3:00 pm
Tea & Bake Sale: 2:00 ~ 4:00 pm
Set up Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am.
Christmas items only, NO clothing.
If you are able to help at any time on these days, please sign up on the bulletin board. All help is greatly appreciated.

Coming to our Christmas Garage Sale
THE RE-GIFT IT SHOP

The Shop needs donations from the congregation of "gifts you have received but never used" and "items you bought for others but changed your mind"
Re-Gift these items in mint condition and original packaging to our Shop!
MAKE THIS A GIGANTIC FUND-RAISER FOR OUR CHURCH!

Items can be left in the Garage Sale storage room labeled "Re-Gift" or brought to the church on Friday, Nov. 16 when we will be setting up for the sale.
Call Lorna Reimer (306 ) 445 -7162 if you would like something picked up.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SALE!

Games Church!

"Games Church" continues on Sundays. Please feel free to join us as we return to fun-filled evenings of potluck, worship, and board-games!

Games Church is a regular 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 Cantata Practices are on Thursdays @ 7:00 PM.   Come join us as we prepare this special music presentation for Christmas
If you love sharing music with others,
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. TUESDAY, November 13, 2018  7:00 PM   HANDBELL PRACTICE

  2. TUESDAY, November 13, 2018  7:00 - 9:00 PM   YOUTH ACTIVITY CLUB (YAC)  Logie Hall Gym  ALL ARE WELCOME!

  3. WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018  10:00am   BIBLE STUDY

  4. THURSDAY, November 15, 2018   SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE  7:00pm   CHRISTMAS CANTATA PRACTISE   COME.  SING WITH US!

  5. SUNDAY, November 18, 2018  11:30AM - 1:00PM   SUNDAY BRUNCH  ALL ARE WELCOME!

  6. SUNDAY, November 18, 2018  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!

  7. FRIDAY, November 23, 2018  1:00PM   Battlefords District Food & Resource Centre Beef on A Bun.  Wesley Hall  ALL ARE WELCOME!

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