Avondale united Church
The congregation at avondale gathered for worship at 10:30 a.m. on sunday, November 4th with rev. Kevin Taylor leading and george beard as lay reader. using mark 10, bruce Fleming gave the gathering Praise and blessed be your Name and rise up were sung.
in the time with children, Pastor Kevin used a silver teapot, china cup and saucer and not-so-good looking disposable food containers to illustrate how it’s what inside that counts. we need to serve others with god’s spirit inside us. The lord’s Prayer was repeated by all attending.
The offering was taken up by don and linda Newman. Fred mortimer sang brother let me be your servant using his guitar for accompaniment and we were invited to sing along. The scripture read was taken from mark 10 The request of James and John. The message for adults was “Point to Jesus”. each of us has been given gifts so we can serve others. we need to be served, be a part of service to others and seek how god wants us to serve for the rest of our lives. The choir’s anthem was “and he shall reign”.
after community prayers were said our worship closed with the benediction and singing of all hail the Power of Jesus’ Name and sent out in Jesus’ Name.
you are welcome to join us for worship next sunday, November 11 at 10 a.m. This should allow you time to also attend the remembrance day service at the cenotaph in front of The Town Centre mall. saskatchewan taking more courses in the ministry and will be back to church next sunday. music was provided by Courtney Porch.
doug was assisted in the service by his sister ann howey who is a minister in ontario.
doug opened the service with a vision statement followed by the congregational life and work of the church. doug also had a minute for mission followed by a time of passing the peace amongst the congregation. There was a time for lighting the Christ Candle followed by the hymn let us build a house. doug led the call to worship responded to by the congregation. The next hymn was we are Pilgrims.
The opening prayer was led by doug and responded to by the people. The church choir performed a hymn called encircled with love. a member of the congregation led the children in a story to tell and the lord’s Prayer. The next hymn was lord Prepare me To be a sanctuary.
The bible reading was taken from romans Chapter 12 verse 9 to 18 in which it mentions the marks of a true Christian. in her sermon rev. ann howey spoke about brothers and sisters in Christ assisted by her brother doug. They spoke about Paul and his work with spreading Christianity through the ancient world and in doing so he claims a family relationship between himself and the members of the church in rome but also among the romans themselves. Paul was an ordinary person and he had a sister whose son would later save Paul’s life. Paul was uniquely qualified to relate to his audience at the time because he was born to a Jewish family and became a Christian after meeting Jesus. Paul was a successful teacher because he regarded his audience neither as beneath or less faithful than himself.
The next hymn was i was There To hear your borning Cry during the time the offering was received.
rev. ann howey led the congregation in the prayers of the people. The final hymn was deep in our hearts followed by the message of sending forth and the vesper amen.
Next sunday’s service will be at 10 a.m. and all are invited to attend and worship with us. we will be having Pastor Jenn brown’s Covenanting service at 3 p.m. on sunday, November 25th and all are invited to attend the service. Friday, Nov. 2
Open Pairs Game
Jim Duffus and Liz Illes were the overall winners with 64.74%. 14 tables
Jim Duffus – Liz Illes – 64.74 Gerald Edge – Michael O’Rourke – 58.97
David Deaves – Maria Deaves – 58.01
Anne Spencer – Doreen Burns – 53.85
Greta Halff – Suzanne Elliott – 53.37 N Ferrell – Jean Johnson – 52.24 Rose McSloy – Robert Burns – 50.00
Ron Groulx – Gerry Vanlierop – 64.10
Douglas Rogers – Alice Anderson – 57.05
Jeannette McLuhan – Barry McLuhan – 56.89
Peter Roney – Orin Booth – 53.85 Harold Dynna – Gordon Brown – 53.69 Jim Wright – Lindsay Sleightholm – 50.80
Indira Reynolds – Mary Alice Reid – 50.64 Frances McConnell – Maureen Flynn – 50.32
Sharon Cole – Harold Fishleigh – 61.00
Doreen Smith – Rita Van Lamoen – 54.00
Laura Wiffen – Lew Wiffen – 50.00
Monday, Nov. 5
Open Pairs Game
John Somerville and Brian Clark were the overall winners with 62.50%.
10.5 tables North/South
John Somerville – Brian Clark – 62.50
Greta Halff – Suzanne Elliott – 55.79 John Hawkins – David Dalton – 53.47
Maureen Flynn – Carol Wilkinson – 53.01
Claire Pitre – Reg Pitre – 52.55 Liz Illes – Camiel De Vries – 50.23 East/West
Jed Drew – Rick Saxby – 59.49