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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: “An Easter Fanfare
Third Avenue United Church Choir

Order of Worship

Last Sunday after Epiphany - Transfiguration Sunday
February 16, 2020

Worship Service:   10:30 am

ORDAINED MINISTER:  Rev. Dexter van Dyke
MUSIC DIRECTOR:   Ilene Wettergreen
Pianist/Organist:  Glenn Goodman

SCRIPTURE READER:  Wayne Schlapkohl

Time of Celebration - Birthdays & Anniversaries
Announcements: The Life and Work of the Congregation


Lighting of the Christ Candle:

Call to Worship:
Mystery and wonder is all around us.
In every moment and experience of life we are not alone.
We have gathered that together as we worship we might climb the mountain and enter into the presence of holiness.
We will look around to see God in others and in everything that is.
We will open ourselves to the presence of Holy Mystery

Opening Hymn:  “Teach Me, God, To Wonder  # 299 VU

Gathering Prayer:
Divine energy, Holy Mystery, God who is love, God of the mountain tops and God of the valleys, present in all that is, may we come with the openness we need to be transformed and changed. As we worship may we catch a glimpse of the vision of what life can be when we take discipleship seriously. May we be open to the possibility that within the ordinary there lies extra-ordinary possibility. We ask in Jesus' name. Amen.

A Reading from the Gospel of Matthew: 17: 1 - 9


Time with the Young and the Young at Heart

Hymn:Jesus Bids Us Shine  # 585 VU

Stating our Faith   The New Creed  # 918 VU

Words of Affirmation:

Halle, Halle, Halle: Sing Twice  # 958 VU {Please Stand}

A Reading from the Book of Exodus:  24: 12 - 18

A Responsive Reading from the Psalms: 99   Pg. 819  (With Sung Refrain)

Anthem:   “O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee  arr. by Gilbert M. Martin
    Presented by the Third Avenue United Church Choir


Hymn:A Light Is Gleaming  # 82 VU


Gifts of the People


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

Doxology:  (Tune # 537 VU)
Your work, O God, needs many hands to help you everywhere,
and some there are who cannot serve unless our gifts we share.
Because we love you and your work, our offering now we make
be pleased to use it as your own, we ask in Jesus' name.


Celebration of the Lord's Supper

Anthem:Taste and See   by Sally K. Albrecht & Jay Althouse

The Invitation

The Call to give Thanks:
May God be with us
God is here among us.
Let us open our hearts to God.
We open them to God and to one another.
Let us give thanks to God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Holy God of light and love, . . .
And so it is that we sing your praise:
Holy, holy, holy God
Power of life and love!
Heaven and earth are full of your glory!
Hosanna through the ages!
Blest is the One who comes to bring your justice to the earth!

Mighty and tender God, in Jesus of Nazareth . . .
that our lives may proclaim the mystery of faith:
Dying, Christ destroyed our death.
Rising, Christ restored our life.
Christ will come in glory.

Send, O God, your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts . . .
Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory is yours, God most holy, now and forever. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer: # 921 VU

Breaking of the Bread and Pouring of the Cup

Sharing of the Bread and of the Cup

Prayer following Communion:
Life-giving God, may we, who share Christ's body, live his risen life; May we, who drink this cup, bring new life to other. We, whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world. Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us, So that we and all your children shall be free, And all creation will live to praise your name. Amen.

Closing Hymn:  '“Lead On, O Cloud of Presence # 421 VU

Commissioning - Benediction - Choral Amen:   # 967 VU (We ask that people remain standing (those that are able) until the Christ Candle is extinguished.)


Games Church

Join us on the following Sunday night in Calvin Hall, March 8, 2020. Doors open at 5:15 PM, potluck at 5:30 PM, followed by a family friendly ecumenical church service, and then let the games begin! For further information, please feel free to contact Rev. Shawn at greenpriest@hotmail.ca or 306-481- 5654.

February 23. 2020

A Chicken Farm in Kenya

Farmers learn best from one another. The Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) supports farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchange through interactive model farms. OAIC is one of our longstanding Mission & Service-funded global partners. The farmer-to-farmer project would not exist without your gifts to Mission & Service.

The model farms in West Pokot, Kenya, give rural farmers opportunities to physically demonstrate and teach each other appropriate technologies and new methods. Depending on what's being tested or showcased, the demonstration farm could have different types of crops and crop varieties, livestock or poultry breeds, fertilizer treatments, or technology such as drip irrigation.

The practical learning sites have proven popular with the younger generation, who want hands-on involvement in the changes. More primary schools are actively engaged with 4K clubs-clubs that teach children how to grow crops-in Vihiga County, Kenya.

One of OAIC's initiatives is to promote chicken farming to farms that are subject to extreme weather or aren't large enough to raise cattle. Women in particular have taken to raising chickens to boost their household income and also for the eggs, a good source of protein for their families.

Well-presented demonstrations enable farmers to see for themselves how the new technology works; small-scale farmers adopting new methods are taught how to cope with and manage ongoing agricultural challenges, climate change, and food insecurity.

If Mission & Service giving is already a regular part of your life, thank you so much! If you have not given, please join me in making Mission & Service giving a regular part of your life of faith. Loving our neighbour is at the heart of our Mission & Service.

Lectionary Reading for March 1, 2020   First Sunday of Lent   Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7;  Psalm 32;  Romans 5:12-19;  Matthew 4:1-11.

Handbell practice on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Tues. Feb. 18: 7:00 pm   Please join us in the sanctuary during regular practises.  We always welcome new members.

Senior Choir practice On Thursdays at 7:30 pm.  If you enjoy singing, please come out and join us.

If you would like to sing or ring bells with us,
Join Us!

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.

  1. MONDAY EVENINGS  YOUTH ACTIVITY CLUB (YAC)   Logie Hall Gym  7:00 - 9:00 pm  All Youth Welcome (12 years and older)  No Fees;   ALL ARE WELCOME!

  2. TUESDAY AFTERNOONS  1:30 - 3:00 pm    Rev. Dexter van Dyke  Next session of STUDY GROUP will be on February 18, 2020.

  3. TUESDAY, February 18, 2020 at 7:00pm   Handbell Practice  We always welcome new members.  Please join us.

  4. SECOND TUESDAY (Alternate Months @ Noon.)  Worship Committee Meeting

  5. WEDNESDAY, February 19, 2020  1:00 pm    PASTORAL CARE MEETING

  6. THURSDAY, February 20, 2020  Senior Choir   Practice will begin at 7:30 pm. If you enjoy singing, come and join us

  7. SUNDAY, February 23, 2020  10:30   Last Sunday after the Epiphany   Rev. Dexter van Dyke  Sunday School  ALL ARE WELCOME!

  8. SUNDAY, February 23, 2020  After Church   Community Involvement Meeting

  9. TUESDAY, February 25, 2020  SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER  5:00 - 7:00 P.M.  COME ONE. COME ALL!

  10. SUNDAY, March 1, 2020  10:30   First Sunday in Lent   Rev. Dexter van Dyke  Sunday School  ALL ARE WELCOME!