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Coughlan United Church

Welcome to Harbour Grace Pastoral Charge

   

COUGHLAN UNITED CHURCH  

Harbour Grace Pastoral Charge

Website: www.coughlanunitedchurch.com

Tel.:  596-3716 ( Manse) *  596-7432 (Office)

Clergy & Friend:  Rev. Nancy Mojica-Fisher

Clerk of Session:  Pauline Penney

Today’s Organist:  Gail Downing

 

Transfiguration Sunday & Annual

Congregational Meeting

February 23, 2020        11:00 am

Welcoming and Offering Team:  

Carol Parsons & Florence Reynolds

 

SCENT FREE PLEASE! . DUE TO PERSON/S WITH SEVERE ALLERGY & ASTHMA WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE REFRAIN FROM WEARING SCENTED PRODUCTS (ESPECIALLY PERFUME, AFTERSHAVE and COLOGNE). IF YOU HAPPEN TO WEAR THEM PLEASE WASH IT OFF BEFORE ENTERING THE SANCTUARY. THANK YOU.

WELCOME TO WORSHIP!

We welcome everyone to this time of worship!  Today is Transfiguration Sunday. We shall reflect on the revelation of Jesus’ glory and his imminent walk to the cross for the salvation of humanity.  In this story Jesus met with his inner circle- Peter, James & John- on the mountain top as he prepares them for the greater task of discipleship. Also, today we shall reflect on our call to be God’s disciple as we look back into the life and work of our Pastoral Charge. We will reflect and envision together as we gather for the annual congregational meeting which is a part of our worship this morning.  Let us worship God in spirit and truth!   

 

WE GATHER TO WORHSIP

GATHERING MUSIC   (* Please stand as you are able)

PRE-SING     - Coughlan United Church Senior Choir

WORDS OF WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHORAL INTROIT   VU 175   “This Is the Day”  

(Chorus only)  This is the day that God has made! Rejoice!

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad! This is the day that God has made! Rejoice! Hallelujah! (Repeat 2X)

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP:

One:  Listen, people of God! Quiet your spirit and hear    God’s voice!

All:  God is here among us, moving and creating in our midst. We hear God calling out to us, we are listening!

One:  Our worship, our discernment, our decision-making, our gathering together as a faith community, is all about listening.

All: Today is our annual meeting. Today we gather in worship to reflect on our identity and to discern where God is calling us to go.

One: We are called to listen to the people around us and affirm the gifts the each brings to this faith community of ours;  

All: We are called to listen to God and the living spirit that creates and renews and make all things new.

One:  Let us come before God- listen, reflect and worship!

 

OPENING PRAYER (Unison)

We come before you, O God, with awe and thanksgiving for you are our Companion in life’s journey. In good and challenging times, you are the same God who never fails. Thank you for gathering us today in worship. Speak to us through your word and challenge us to greater discipleship.  Bless now our worship and our meeting this morning. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.               

 

*HYMN   VU 245

“Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet”

 

WE LISTEN TO GOD’S WORD

*RESPONSIVE READING:  PSALM 99  p. 819 & Ref.  – Ruby Pike

 

Gloria Patri (Altogether)

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.

GOSPEL READING:  MATTHEW 17:1-9  - Minister

MINISTRY OF MUSIC              - Senior Choir

MEDITATION        “A Peak of Jesus’ Glory”

PRAYERS OF & FOR THE PEOPLE (Lord’s Prayer)

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S CALL

THE OFFERTORY (Minute for Mission)                              

*PRESENTATION OF OFFERINGS & DOXOLOGY Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise God

all creatures high and low, give thanks to God in love made known, Creator, Son and Spirit one.  

*OFFERTORY PRAYER  

*HYMN  VU 578     “As a Fire is Meant for Burning”   

                   (Tune: VU 374)

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  

*SENDING FORTH & BENEDICTION   

LUNCH FELLOWSHIP (at the church hall)  

 

MINUTES FOR MISSION

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 long-standing 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.