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Genesis Cooperative

of the United Church of Canada

Consisting of the congregations from:
Cassburn, Kirk Hill, Riceville-Pendleton,
Trinity (Vankleek Hill)

Sunday August 16, 2015

12th Sunday after Pentecost

Worship Leaders Today

Trinity (Vankleek Hill)
Kirk Hill


No Service
No Service

Carolyn Ruda


No Service

We Gather to Praise God

Welcome to our worship service today.
We pray you will feel God's presence as we worship
If you are able, please stand where indicated with an
You are invited to join in reading the responses and
prayers, printed in bold.

Greeting and Welcome
Life and Work of the Church
Lighting the Christ Candle

*Sung Introit:

When We Are Living

VU 581

When we are living, it is in Christ Jesus,

and when were dying, it is in the Lord.
Both in our living and in our dying,
We belong to God, we belong to God.

*Passing of the Peace

*The Call to Worship:
We live in a world of conflict and war where people work and
for peace. We live in a world full of disaster where there
is great beauty. We live in a world of self-obsession where
people are generous and kind. We live in a world of
sadness where there is much to rejoice about. We live in

a world of illness and pain where people provide healing and

care. We live in a world of restriction and regulations
where freedom is celebrated. We live in a world full of
noise where serenity is most significant. We live in a
physical world that is full of miracles and wonder. We
live in God's world. We are blessed. Come, let's worship

*The Opening Prayer:

God of all, today as we come to worship and praise you, we
pray that we might be wise enough to open our eyes and
recognize you in all things. We offer your prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven...


Take Up Your Cross

VU 561

The Good News Time


Blessed Assurance

VU 337

The Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

We Listen For Gods Word

Scripture Lessons:
1 Kings 2: 10-12, 3:3-14 David's death; Solomon's prayer.
Psalm 111 VU 833 Fear of God is beginning of wisdom.
Ephesians 5: 15-20 Live with wisdom & truth; sing spiritual
John 6: 51-58 Whoever eats this bread has eternal life.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
Thanks be to God!



Be Thou My Vision

VU 642

We Respond to Gods Word

Offering Invitation


Your Work O God Needs Many Hands

VU 537

Your work, O God, needs many hands to help you

everywhere, and some there are who cannot serve unless our
gifts we share.
Because we love you and your work, our offering now we
make; be pleased to use it as your own, we ask for Jesus

*The Prayer of Dedication:

We recognize the wisdom of the people who gather
these gifts for distribution, and pray that they be used in
ways that bring hope and compassion to those in need.
Prayers of the People


In the Bulb There Is a Flower

VU 703

*Commissioning & Blessing

*Sung Blessing: Go Now in Peace
Go now in peace, never be afraid,
God will go with you each hour of everyday.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know he will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love and show you believe,

Reach out to others so all the world can see.

God will be there watching from above,
Go now in peace, in faith and in love.

Our Worship Ends Our Service Begins

August 16, 2015

Prayer Corner
John Allen, Ryan Beaudette, The Family of
Meryle Duncan, Hailey, Sheila,
Rev. Gwen Hermann, Tony Martin, Mary Matte,
Shirley MacIwain, Russ Milan, Roger Moran,
Willard Orr, James Oswald, Joye Oswald,
Evan Rodger, Wilma Scott, Harold Sproule,
Barbara Vanden Bosch, Boris Woloschuk

August 23: No services at Kirk Hill.

August 23 and 30: No services at Riceville-Pendleton.
August 30: Memorial Service at Kirk Hill at 11:00 am.
Sept. 6: Corn, wienies, and s'mores, oh my!
Don't miss the annual Cassburn Corn Boil
and Wiener Roast on Sun., Sept. 6 at 6 pm,
followed by a Campfire Worship Service
at 7 pm. Bring a friend, some chairs (and a
salad or dessert, if you are able) and enjoy the
evening of songs and fellowship by the fire.
Sept. 8: Seaway Valley Presbyterial UCW gathering on
Tuesday, Sept. 8th at 10 am at Hallville United Church.
The Theme for the day is Bread not Stones. Lunch is
being prepared by Hallville UCW for $10. RSVP to
or Kim Baird at by Sept 4th. Donations of kid friendly
lunch items for House of Lazarus will be collected and much
appreciated. Please see poster on your church's bulletin
board for more information.

September 13: Back to School! Sunday School classes

resume at Cassburn.

Nursing Homes / Seniors Homes Services:

Heritage Lodge, No Service in August
Champlain, Wed. Aug 26, at 2:00 pm

Heads Up! Mark your calendars in September and plan to

attend Riceville/Pendleton's (Sat., Sept. 12), and Trinity's
(Fri., Sept. 18) turkey dinners! More info. to come.

Sept. 20: Joint Worship Service at Cassburn on

Sunday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 am. Communion.
Cassburn United's
175th Anniversary
celebration. Lunch and entertainment
following the service.

Check your bulletin boards / Genesis website for events

this Summer and the July - September worship schedule.

Want more? Why not visit these websites . . .

United Church of Canada
United Church Resources

The Genesis Cooperative

of the United Church of Canada
42 Mill St., Box 689, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0
Phone: 613-678-5499
Genesis Cooperative Community

Minister: Rev. Phyllis Dietrich

Administrative Assistant: Gabrielle Becker
Administrative Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 am 1:00 pm
Announcement Deadline: Wednesday @ noon

Minutes for Mission

August 16

Community and Justice Work

Starting Over
At the end of 2012, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR)
reported that there are 15.4 million refugees worldwide. Refugees
are people who are outside their home country because they have
suffered or fear persecution on account of race, religion,
nationality, political opinion, or because they are fleeing war.
Imagine arriving in another country with nothing but the shirt on
your back. Imagine starting your life over. For over 65 years, the
Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council has helped refugee
newcomers feel welcome in their new home and integrate into
Canadian society. The council, Manitobas largest refugee
settlement agency, promotes and supports the protection and
resettlement of refugees, and strives to enable their independence
and full participation in the community.
Refugee newcomers bring gifts to Manitoba: education, artistry,
deep beliefs, values, experiences, and family bonds. They
contribute to the strength of our community, our economy, and our
diversity. Their courage and determination to rebuild their lives and
pursue their ambitions are evident in their resilience and will to
The Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Councils Welcome Place
Residence offers refugees a safe, temporary home and
multilingual and culturally diverse staff offering a range of
settlement and integration services in over 30 languages.
Many refugee newcomers have overcome significant challenges
to settle in Canada. The council offers hope at the end of their
long journey. Our gifts for Mission and Service offer hope and
support refugees adjusting to life in Canada. Please join me and
continue to give generously and compassionately.
Mighty and tender God, our gifts to M&S help your church

to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with you.