TRINITY UNITED CHURCH SUMMERSIDE, PEI Pentecost Sunday May 20, 2018
All The People Ministers
Rev. Dr. Andrew Richardson Clergy
Rev. David H. Hamilton “Minister Emeritus” and Minister of Visitation
Louise Elder Director of Music
Gwyn Richards Program Coordinator for Children and Youth
Church Office 902- 436-3155
Church Email email@example.com
“Trinity United Church is an inclusive and welcoming community that nurtures love of God, respects creation, seeks justice and serves others.”
(the service will proceed unannounced)
The Six Mountains of the Spirit: Mountains are mentioned frequently in the Bible because they dotted the landscape where the stories in the Bible take place. As a result, mountains and hills are mentioned more than 500 times in Scripture. Mountains have a logical religious symbolism for Jewish and Christian cultures since they are “closer to God” who dwells in the heavens (as in the sky). As a result, God is often revealed on a mountaintop in the text. Today we begin a series of sermons as symbols as our spiritual journey. Each Sunday we will reflect on a biblical mountain and learn the mountains that we must climb if we are to have a deep, meaningful spiritual life.
“We cannot be in heaven, as he is on earth, by divinity, but in him, we can be there by love”.
Augustine: Sermon for the Lord’s Ascension
MUSICAL PRELUDE: “Air and Variations from Suite no. 5” Handel
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nancy Small
*INTROIT: #410 VU “This Day God Gives Me” verse 3
God’s way is my way, God’s shield is round me,
God’s host defends me, saving from ill.
Angels of heaven, drive from me always, All that would harm me, stand by me still.
*CALL TO WORSHIP:
Leader: Why are we looking up to heaven?
People: Christ has come; Christ has risen; Christ will come again.
Leader: Why are we looking ahead to the future?
People: Christ’s Spirit is among us now. In our baptism, we have already died and risen with Christ.
Leader: Why are we afraid of death and dying?
People: God’s love casts out our fear.
Leader: Why are we afraid to follow Jesus?
People: In Christ, we have the promise of new life now, eternal life to come.
Leader: In Christ, we join our hearts to worship, God who has prepared for us to enter the reign of God.
*HYMN: #820 VU “Make a Joyful Noise”
OPENING PRAYER: in unison
Holy God of Heaven and Earth: As we remember Christ’s ascension this very morning, we pray that we might not be found looking to heaven for his return, but into the faces of those who walk the earth with us. May we see Christ in the face of the stranger, the outcast, the oppressed, the unloved, and the unlovely. May the gifts we give this morning empower your church to make room at Christ’s table for all those and more, your beloved children, whom we might embrace in love, and in doing so, find ourselves in your embrace. In the name of Jesus, we pray together, Our Father who art in heaven…. Amen.
LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD
SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:1-21 Spark Story Bible
CHILDREN’S HYMN: #442 VU verse 1
“Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters”
Children are invited to come forward and gather on the steps for the baptism
A NEW CREED: on screens in unison
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Today, we welcome the following:
Sophia Marie Coyle, Daughter of Brye and Devon
God Parents: Sara and Charles Crowther and Emma-Grace Coyle
Kacey Nicole Elizabeth Pye, Daughter of Kayla and Dillan
God Parents: Cidney Geary and Alex Clements
Millie Jo Stewart, Daughter of Becky and Adam
Statement of Purpose
Profession of Faith
Blessing and Pouring of Water
CHILDREN’S HYMN: #442 VU verses 2-3 Children depart for classes
“Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters”
SCRIPTURE: Luke 24:44-53 and Acts 1:6-11
MUSICAL SELECTION: “Rhapsody, opus 79 #2” Brahms
SERMON: “Six Mountains of the Spirit: Mount Olivet-Descent”
*HYMN: on screens “I Have Called You by Your Name”
RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
MINUTE FOR RECONCILIATION
THE OFFERTORY: “2nd Movement of the Mozart Concerto in B flat major, No 18, K456” Madeleine Gaudette
*OFFERTORY PRAYER & DEDICATION:
#540 VU “Grant Us, God, the Grace”
Grant us, God the grace of giving, with a spirit large and free,
That ourselves and all our living we may offer faithfully.
CALL TO PRAYER: #318 VU “Spirit of Life”
Spirit of Life, come unto me.
Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion,
Blow in the wind, rise in the sea, move in the hand,
giving life the shape of justice.
Roots hold me close, wings set me free,
Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
*HYMN: #194 VU “Filled with the Spirit’s Power”
*COMMISSIONING and BENEDICTION
*CHORAL AMEN: #974 VU “Amen, Amen, Hallelujah Amen”
*POSTLUDE: “Festal Postlude” by Robert J. Powell Louise Elder
This week on screens is Stephen Gaudet and on sound is Steve Mollins
Our Greeters are Mary Smallman and Betty Miles
We welcome Madeleine Gaudette to our service today. Madeleine is a music major at Mount Allison University and hails from Tignish. Thank you for your musical offerings today, Madeleine and welcome all to our service of worship. If you are new or visiting our congregation we would be pleased if you would fill out the Welcome Sheet located on the Welcome Desk.
The Abbey services are finished for the season. Watch for a start date in the fall.
Supplies for our food box program are running low. Please consider picking up an item or two in your weekly shopping to donate. Coffee, can milk, can meats, can veggies, juice, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jam, cheese whiz, soups and snack items are most appreciated. Monetary donations are also welcome. Thank you.
Sunday May 13, 2018
Attendance: Congregation 162
Sunday School 27 (16 children, 11 adults)
Contributions: 56 Envelopes $ 1,599.75
Loose Givings $ 83.15
111 PAR Givers $ 8565.00 monthly
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: The planning for this summer’s VBS is in the works. Our theme this summer will be Shipwrecked! We will be looking for items to be donated, or some that we would just borrow. Please see the list below, I may add to the list as we get closer to VBS.
-antique pieces of luggage, desks, tables, books -pool noodles
-green, blue and white disposable plastic table cloths
-streamers in various colours -brown butcher paper/craft paper
-fish nets/cargo nets -life preservers -empty paper towel rolls/toilet paper rolls
-empty carpet roll tubes -coffee filters -glue stick -spray paint -drop cloths -cardboard boxes -spray foam -empty baby wipe containers (plastic)
-pallets -Styrofoam balls
FANDANGO SPRING CONCERT: will be held on Thursday, June 7th at 7:00pm at Trinity United Church in Summerside. Fandango Choral Ensemble will present their annual Spring Concert featuring a Choral selection from Les Miserables. Special guests include students from TOSH’s musical production of “The Theory of Relativity”. Tickets are $10 and are available from Fandango members or at the door.
FINANCIAL UPDATE: There are copies of the financial report for the period January 1 to April 30, 2018 on the welcome desk. Please take a moment to update yourself.
TODAY!! PHASE II AND FRIENDS APPEARING AT TRINITY UNITED IN SUMMERSIDE: On May 20, 2018, Phase II and Friends will take the stage at Trinity United Church for an afternoon concert called: Here Comes Summer. The group promises 2 hours of lively, uplifting music covering a wide range of tastes from rock n’ roll to country to gospel. This seven-piece group of talented performers is made up of the original Phase II Band, with the addition of two wonderful female performers who have joined the group in recent years. Keila Glydon and Jeanie Campbell are a welcome addition to the formerly all male dance band. Gerry Hickey, lead singer of Phase II, says, ” These ladies add a whole new dimension to the band. There are so many songs featuring female vocalists which we are able to cover now. It gives our performances an even broader range. When they aren’t singing lead, they both add great harmony to all of our songs.” In addition to Glydon and Campbell, the band boasts another recent addition in the person of Ed Young, a very talented drummer originally hailing from Sault Ste. Marie. Says Hickey, “We’re grateful to Ed’s Island born wife for bringing him here.” Phase II is best known as a rock n’ roll dance band which has played almost every dancehall on PEI. They have branched out in recent years and now play, in addition to dances, a great many concerts with various themes. This show will feature tunes by the Beach Boys, the Everly Brothers and Clint Black, Sonny and Cher, Tom Jones, Johnie Reid, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. The long time members of Phase II are: Pat King on keyboards and saxophone, John McGarry on bass, and original founders Blaine Murphy on lead Guitar, and Gerry Hickey, lead vocalist. Doors open at 1 PM, with music beginning at 2 PM. $12.00 at the door.
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK May 20-27
Today 9:00am Bible Study with Rev. Andrew
10:30am Worship Service with Baptism
11:45am Coffee & Conversation following worship
2:00pm Phase II in concert in the Sanctuary
Monday 6:00pm CGIT & Explorers
Tuesday 7:00pm Community Choir Rehearsal
7:00pm Storytellers Group Study in the Boardroom
Wednesday 8:00am Men’s Breakfast Group meet at the Loyalist
5:45pm Handbell Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
6:00pm Boys Club with Gems meet in the Auditorium
7:00pm Trustees meeting in the Boardroom
7:00pm Senior Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
8:15pm Contemporary Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
Saturday 8:30am Feed My Sheep Community Breakfast
9:30am TAG meet in the Boardroom
3:00pm RCCO meet in the Parlour
Sunday 10:30am Worship – Song Service
11:45am Coffee & Conversation following worship
7:00pm Community Choir Spring concert in the Sanctuary
May 29 Storytellers Group Study meet in the Parlour at 7pm
June 5 Storytellers Group Study meet in the Parlour at 7pm
June 5 Christian Life and Growth Team meet in the Boardroom
June 7 Fandango Concert in the Sanctuary at 7pm
June 10 Confirmation Sunday
June 11 Faith In Action meet in the Boardroom at 7pm
June 12 Parkhill Place Singers please.
June 12 Worship Team meet in the Boardroom at 6:30pm
“ARIOSO”: a delightful woman’s choral ensemble from Kensington PEI, will be performing at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Brought together by a love of music, friendship and song, Arioso has delighted Island audiences with their joyful and melodic performances for over 10 years. Arioso performs a diverse selection of music, ranging from Celtic, folk, and contemporary to sacred and classical music with a few favourites audiences are sure to recognize! Tickets are available at the Eastlink Centre Box Office, online at: http://www.eastlinkcentrepei.com/box-office.php or by calling (902)629-6625.
IN THE SHADOW OF BORDERS: Trinity United Church in Summerside will host a documentary film screening and discussion about migrant workers on Thursday, June 21, at 7:00 p.m. IN THE SHADOW OF BORDERS is a fast-paced documentary examining the rights and lives of migrant workers in Canada, from Filipino domestic labourers, to short-term agricultural workers, to undocumented migrants and their children. Although much of the criticism is levelled against policies enacted by the former Conservative government (the film was made in 2015), the case remains that many migrants have been treated abysmally since arriving in Canada and that their suffering is left out of mainstream political discourse. The documentary is the result of a collaboration between eight Canadian filmmakers. It is based on interviews with activists and migrants, and presents a comprehensive and shocking vision of Canada which runs utterly against its popular self-imaging as a friendly, welcoming, trustworthy country. This discrepancy is hardly new: IN THE SHADOW OF BORDERS makes a compelling historical comparison between past policies such as the Chinese head tax and the settler conquest of the prairies, and modern governments’ treatment of diasporic and indigenous peoples. The screening (which lasts 40 minutes) will be followed by an open discussion, and a short presentation about some of the issues faced by migrant workers who live in Prince Edward Island, and the contributions they are making to our communities and our economy. Free Admission, Everyone Welcome. Hosted by the Trinity United Church (Summerside), in collaboration with the PEI Action Team for Migrant Worker Rights and Cinema Politica Charlottetown.