Dorchester United Church SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020 Lent 2 WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
ACKNOWLEGEMENT OF THE LAND
We pay our respect to the original caretakers of the land by acknowledging
that we live and worship on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek,
Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Attawandaron peoples.
(We invite you to quiet reflection and preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP:
In the quiet of the evening let us lift up our hearts,
let us magnify our God, God of creation, love, and grace.
God who shows us immeasurable love,
knowing each and every one of us better than we will ever know
offering forgiveness and grace from the one who sees us clearly.
Let us gather and worship together.
PASSING OF THE PEACE The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.
"Will You Come and Follow Me" V.U. 567
(Please Remain Standing for the Sanctus) *SANCTUS Kyrie - M.V. 67
Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison. Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison.
*Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time
during the Sanctus.
CHILDREN'S TIME LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always LORD'S PRAYER
PSALM 121: V.U. 842
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
We are not alone,
we live in God's world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
MESSAGE: "Canadian Foodgrains Bank"- Carol Thiessen
CANADIAN FOODGRAINS BANK
"OUR GOAL IS A WORLD WITHOUT HUNGER"
We work toward this goal by: providing food in times of crisis for hungry
people in the developing world; helping people grow more food to better
feed themselves and their families; and providing nutritional support to
malnourished people with a focus on pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and
We also advocate for public policies
that enable families and communities to better feed themselves, and look
for ways to engage and educate
Canadians about global hunger.
In 2018-19, we helped over 800,000 people in 36 countries. Canadian
Foodgrains Bank programs are implemented by our member agencies in
the developing world.
2019 GOOD NEIGHBOUR PROJECT
This year was the 25th anniversary for the Good Neighbour
Project. We have used the June Urquhart farm of 24 acres for all 25 years.
We have been very lucky to be able to get this parcel of land for our 3
crop rotation of wheat, corn & soybeans, with its well tiled, fertile
land. The yield has been average or above average every year for the 25
We had a yield of 84 bushels/acre of wheat on our project this year. After
wheat harvest, we planted oats for a plough down, in the fall. This was
better than red clover.
To mark the milestone anniversary, we had a new sign designed by the Doug
Hill family for the plot, asked Nancy Abra to write an article for the Sign
Post & St Marys Weekender and celebrated with a night out at the
Mandarin for the committee members with their spouses. Thanks to Thorndale
United Church Trivia committee, for organizing a Trivia Night with a
donation of $1042.00 to our project this year. Another successful pork
barbeque was held at Brown's Church, organized by Clarence & Joyce
Our committee was able to send $10449.61 to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank
this year. Thanks to our faithful and dedicated committee members for this
year and the past 25 years.
Chairperson, John Elliott
"What Wondrous Love is This" V.U. 147
COMMISSIONING & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 969
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have experienced this morning