We Gather to Worship Welcome and Announcements Opening Prayer *Call to Worship *Gathering Song: "Come Now is the Time to Worship" *God's Greeting *We Greet One Another *Praise and Worship: "Cornerstone" "Bind Us Together" Children ages 3 – Grade 4 gather for prayer/story *Children’s Song: "I've Got the Joy" **Children ages 3 – gr. 1 leave for Sunday School** We Confess Our Faith Song of Preparation: "Boldly I Approach" Call to Confession: Preparatory for Communion Prayer of Confession Words of Assurance *Song of Dedication: PsH 471 "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" Offering Prayer: Deacon Offering: Church Ministries Offertory We Hear and Respond to God's Word Prayer for Illumination Scripture: 1 John 1:1-4 Message: Complete Joy *Song of Response: "Shout to the North" **Children Grade 2-4 leave for Sunday School** Congregational Prayer We Go Out to Serve God Closing Song: PsH 530 "I Love to Tell the Story" God's Blessing Doxology: "Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow" *Please stand, in body or in spirit
WELCOME We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our guests who have come to share in our worship service. May we be blessed as we worship our Lord together. Assistive hearing devices are available at the sound booth. Large print Bibles and songbooks are available at the back table (song lyrics are also projected on the screen). Everyone is invited for coffee, tea, and juice in the fellowship hall after the morning service.
OUR CHURCH FAMILY Prayer Requests - for our elderly and shut-ins (Teresa, Annie, Minnie) - our November Small Group Study - may God bless our discussions with wisdom and discernment and may He lead us toward continued and enriched faith formation in the home - for Coffee Social as they continue to meet and develop their new program - Sunlight Community Church, a Resonate church plant in Lake Worth, Florida, opened a food pantry for hungry families in their neighbourhood this fall. Pray that the community will experience the love of Christ through this project - Resonate missionaries in Central Asia ask you to give thanks that a mother of a believer was willing to listen to her daughter's testimony for the first time after more than 20 years! Pray that the Holy Spirit works in this woman’s heart and that she comes to know the truth of Jesus as Savior Upcoming Special Collections: Nov 25: Church Ministries/Deacons Fund Dec 2-23: Church Ministries/World Renew Sheep Council Seeks Clerk: Council is still looking for a new clerk to start January 2019. A job description will be available in the office. If interested or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Helping Those in Need: Last year, we helped to collect donations for food baskets that the Salvation Army delivered to people in need in our community. This year we are being asked to help out again. We have been asked to collect 50 boxes/containers of Tea/Instant Coffee. There will be a basket outside of the sanctuary for donations. They are hoping to collect the items on December 4, so we only have a few weeks to collect these items. Please consider picking up a couple extra boxes of tea or containers of instant coffee the next time you're in the grocery store so that we can join together in providing for these food baskets. What is Church Family? Council has been having a discussion lately about the idea of "church family," and they would like to invite the rest of the congregation to join the conversation. Please consider sharing your thoughts by writing a message to Rachel (email@example.com): What is church family? What do you think it should be? Missionary Letter: Hello Supporting Churches! I returned to Ontario and now I'm settling in and today (Nov. 13) I started a new job. I have been very busy the last few months, moving from Hungary to Canada. Thank you so much for all your prayers, letters, and financial support over the past 10 years. Blessings, Andrea Play Group (EarlyON): EarlyON will be offering a pop-up program at our church on the third Wednesday of the month for the next season. This is the same organization that ran a drop-in program over the summer in our gym. The first day of this programming (for young children and their caregivers) will be November 21 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. This is in addition to our regular Play Group programming on Thursday mornings. Christmas Workshop: On Wednesday December 5 at 7:00 p.m. we invite you to be a part of a workshop in making a Christmas table arrangement ($60.00) or a Christmas urn ($68.00), at Greyhaven Gardens. If you would like to participate, please contact Ria or Fran before November 28, and indicate what you want to make. Come out for an evening of fun.
OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY FATAL FLAWS (Video) Legalizing Assisted Death: Assisted death is one of the most contentious issues of our time. Many people believe that once it is legal, it becomes settled law i.e. it is no longer controversial. The film Fatal Flaws, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and DunnMedia uncover the consequences of assisted suicide laws in the state of Oregon, in the Netherlands, Belgium, and in Canada. Wingham and District Area Right to Life is offering a viewing of this DVD at Sacred Heart Parish Hall on Sunday, November 25 at 3:00 p.m. All community members are invited to join us to view this timely documentary. This DVD is not intended for young children. Libertas Male Choir will be performing "A Journey to Christmas" in Orillia, Woodstock, Hamilton and Stratford (dates range from November 28-December 1). For more information on the concerts and how to order tickets, please visit www.libertasvoices.com or see the poster in the hallway. There also some mini posters available - feel free to take a copy. Bluegrass Gospel Concert: The Stiff Family will be holding a concert at the Heartland Community Church in Clinton on December 2 at 7:00 p.m. A free will offering for the Stiff family will be taken. There is a poster for this event in the hallway.
SCHOOL NEWS Kindergarten Registration at Huron Christian School for 2019/20 will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. The “Calling All Three Year Olds” program will be available as well as time to meet the Kindergarten teacher, visit the classroom & tour the school. Call the school to arrange for your registration package to be mailed and to set up your appointment (519-482-7851). Calling All Bus Drivers! Huron Christian School in Clinton has a GREAT need for bus drivers due to increased enrolment. Drivers are needed for a regular route as well as spare drivers. Training can be provided. Please consider helping us with this need and call Nick at Huron Christian School for more information at 519-482-7851. HCS Shop ‘n Save order: Huron Christian School Shop ‘N Save is pleased to offer cheese, Dutch treats and gift boxes for Christmas through Jennard Cheese, a division of the Dutch Market Ltd. This exciting program features quality products and cheese from a variety of suppliers. Huron Christian School supporters will earn 30% back on any orders, with half going directly to the school and the other half to a current family, future family, the school or the Tuition Assistance program. Orders are due November 25th to your church rep or November 26th to the school and delivery will be December 12th. Orders are to be picked up at the school (Vanastra Community Christian Reformed Church) or through your church rep. Orders can be sent to the school or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Contact Lorraine or Trish on Wednesday mornings at the school. Thanks for your support!