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Epiphany Sunday - Sunday, January 3, 2016

Hymn of Praise    As With Gladness 81
Hymn A Light is Gleaming     82
Hymn When Heaven’s Bright with Mystery     93
Hymn The First Nowell 91

Anthems    
    Olinda-Ruthven Jesus Loves Even Me
    Trinity Wise Men Saw The Light
** Offertory Give Thanks
Readings from Holy Scripture    
Responsive Reading: Psalm 72 Voices United    page 790 [all]
Gospel Lesson Matthew 2. 1 - 12   CEV Bible
** Offertory Give Thanks
** Sung Response: “Go Now in Peace”




The Baptism of Our Lord - January 10th, 2016

** Hymn of Praise    Will You Come and See the Light 96
Hymn     When Jesus Comes To Be Baptized     100     vs 1,2 & 5
Hymn When Heaven’s Bright with Mystery     93
Hymn Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness 375
** Hymn I Am The Light Of The World 87
Anthems    
     Olinda-Ruthven Let It Shine
     Trinity Welcome The Wild One
** Offertory Give Thanks
Readings from Holy Scripture    
     Responsive Reading: Psalm 29 Voices United    page 756
     Gospel Reading Luke 3. 15 - 17, 21 - 22 CEV Bible
** Sung Response "Go Now In Peace"

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Service Notes:
Call to Worship; Prayer of Brokenness/Confession; adapted from
Rev. Mindi posted on her website: Rev-o-lution.
Affirmation from the Iona Community, Scotland




2nd Sunday After Epiphany - Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hymn of Praise    Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise 264
Hymn Today We Are Called To Be Disciples     507
Hymn When Heaven’s Bright with Mystery     506
Hymn Arise, Your Light Is... 79

Anthems    
    Olinda-Ruthven One Step He Leads
    Trinity Praise With Me The One God
** Offertory Give Thanks
Readings from Holy Scripture    
Responsive Reading: Psalm 36 Voices United    page 762
Gospel Lesson 1 Corinthians 12. 1 - 11
** Offertory Give Thanks
** Sung Response: “Go Now in Peace”




3rd Sunday After Epiphany - Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hymn of Praise    I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say 626
Hymn Today We Are Called To Be Disciples     507
Hymn Jesus, You Have Come To The Lakeshore     563
Hymn Your Work O God Needs Many Hands verse 1   537
Hymn Your Work O God Needs Many Hands verse 1   537
Hymn Seek Ye First 356

Anthems    
    Olinda-Ruthven Seek Ye First
    Trinity As Grain On Scattered Hillsides
** Offertory Give Thanks
Readings from Holy Scripture    
Responsive Reading: Psalm 19 Voices United    page 740
Gospel Lesson 1 Corinthians 12. 12 - 31
** Offertory Give Thanks
** Sung Response: “Go Now in Peace”




4th Sunday After Epiphany - Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hymn of Praise    O For a Thousand Tounges 326
Hymn Love, Who Made Me In Your Likeness     vs 1,2,5   565
Hymn Though I May Speak     372
Hymn Love Divine, All Loves Excelling 333

Anthems    
    Olinda-Ruthven I Will Be True
    Trinity When All Else Is Gone
** Offertory Give Thanks
Readings from Holy Scripture    
Responsive Reading: Psalm 71 Voices United    page 789
Gospel Lesson 1 Corinthians 13. 1 - 13    CEV
** Offertory Give Thanks
** Sung Response: “Go Now in Peace”




Transfiguration Sunday - Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hymn    All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name 334
Hymn Fairest Lord Jesus     vs 1 and 5    341
Hymn We Have Come At Christ's Own Bidding     104
Hymn How Firm A Foundation 660

Anthems    
    Olinda-Ruthven My Saviour
    Trinity Bathe Me In Your Light
** Offertory Give Thanks
Readings from Holy Scripture    
Responsive Reading: Psalm 99 Voices United    page 819
Gospel Lesson Luke 9. 28 - 36     CEV
** Offertory Give Thanks
** Sung Response: “Go Now in Peace”




Scripture and Hymns Lent Easter 2016

Feb 14     First Sunday in Lent     Purple

Hymn     Throughout These Lenten Days    108
Hymn     'On Eagles's Wings' Sung     vu page 808
Hymn O Jesus I Have Promised     120
Readings from Holy Scripture    
     Responsive Reading: Psalm 91 vu page 807
Lenten Shadow - The Shadow of Betrayal
     Gospel Reading Luke 22: 1-6
     Response: Go To Dark Gethsemane verse 1 of 133
Anthem
    Olinda-Ruthven Youthful Sunday - No Anthem
    Trinity Tell Me The Story



Feb 21     Second Sunday in Lent     Purple

Hymn Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almight 315
Hymn Psalm 27 'Salf in Your Hands, O God' Sung vu page 753
Hymn When Will People Cease Their Fighting 687
Lenten Shadow - The Shadow of Agony of the Spirit and Arrest
Gospel Luke 22: 39 - 48, 54
Response: Shadows Gather, Deep and Cold 134
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    At The Foot Of The Cross
   Trinity    Did Jesus Weep For Me



Feb 28     Third Sunday in Lent     Purple

Hymn Praise, My Soul, The God of Heaven 240
Psalm 42 As the Deer Pants for Water' vu page 766
Hymn My Faith Looks up to Thee 663
Lenten Shadow - The Shadow of Denial
Gospel Luke 22: 54 - 62
Response: "Lord, have mercy Christ have mercy" 134
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    At The Foot Of The Cross
   Trinity    I Only Looked Away



March

March 6     Fouth Sunday in Lent     Purple

Hymn Let Us with a Gladsome Mind 234
Psalm 51 vu page 776
Hymn He Leadeth Me 657
Lenten Shadow - The Shadow of Accusation
Gospel Mark 15. 1 - 15
Response: Go To Dark Gethsemane 133     vs 2
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    Thank You For The Valleys
   Trinity    Never Such Love



March 13     Fifth Sunday in Lent     Purple

Hymn Come to My Heart 661
Psalm 22 Part one   vu page 744
Hymn O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go 658
Lenten Shadow - The Shadow of Mockery
Gospel Matthew 27. 27 - 31
Response: My Song is Love Unknown 143     vs 1 & 2
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    The Old Rugged Cross
   Trinity    If There Had Been No Calvary



Mar 20    Palm Sunday     Holy Communion    Purple

Hymn All Glory, Laud and Honour 122
Hymn Hosana, Loud Hosanna 123
Hymn Eat This Bread 466
Hymn Crown Him With Many Crowns    211
Lenten Shadow - The Shadow of Crucifixion
Gospel Luke 23. 32 - 43
Response: What Wondrous Love Is This 147     vs 1 & 2
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    A Festive Hosanna
   Trinity    Hosanna, Loud Hosanna



    Friday    March 25 - Good Friday    Black

Joint Worship at Olinda-Ruthven, 10am

Hymn There Is A Green hill Far Away 152
Hymn O Come and Mourn With Me Awhile 136    vs 1 & 2
Hymn O Sacred Head 145
Lenten Shadow - The Shadow of Death
Gospel Mark 15. 33 - 39
Response: When I Survey The Wondrous Cross 149
Lenten Shadow - The Shadow of Burial
Gospel Mark 15.42 - 47
Response: No Sung Response, we leave in silence
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    The Carpenter
      Lest I Forget



Mar 27    Sunday of the Resurrection/ Easter     White

Hymn Jesus Christ Is Risen Today 155
Hymn Joy Comes With The Dawn 166
Hymn Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Give Thanks    179
Hymn Thine Is The Glory    173
Gospel Luke 24. 1 - 12
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    I Will Sing Of My Redeemer
   Trinity    Blest Be The Day



April

April 3     Holy Humour Sunday/ 2nd Sunday of Easter     White

Hymn The Strife is O'er 159
Hymn Sing a Happy Hallelujah 224
Hymn Give To Us Laughter    624
Hymn This is the Day God has made    175
Responsive Reading Psalm 150 vu p 875
Gospel John 20: 19-31 Jesus and Thomas
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    My Hands
   Trinity    Happieness Is The Lord



April 10     3rd Sunday of Easter     White

Hymn Joy Comes with the Dawn 166
Hymn Precious Lord Take my Hand 670
Hymn Just As I Am    508
Hymn O For A Rhousand Tongues To Sing    326
Responsive Reading Psalm 30 vu p 757
Acts 9:1-20 Conversion of Saul (Paul)
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    All The People Said Amen
   Trinity    Victory In Jesus



April 17    4th Sunday of Easter/Good Shepherd Sunday     White

Hymn Christ Is Alive 158
Hymn The King of Love 273
Hymn Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring    328
Hymn Forth in Your Name We Go    416
Responsive Reading    Psalm 23 vu p 747
Gospel John 10: 22-30 My Sheep hear my voice
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    God Leads Us Along
   Trinity    The Lord Is My Shepherd



April 24    5th Sunday of Easter     White

Hymn Come In, Come In and Sit Down 395
Hymn Let Us Build a House where love can dwell
Hymn The Church of Christ Can not be bound    266 (from Lift up Your Hearts)
Hymn We Are Pilgrims    595
Responsive Reading Psalm 148 vu p 871
New Testament Acts 11. 1 - 18 Peter’s Dream (all people welcome)
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    In My Heart There Rings A Melody
   Trinity    Back To The Church In The Wildwood



May

May 1    6th Sunday of Easter     White

Hymn Praise with Joy the World's Creator 312
Hymn For The Beauty of the Earth 226(tune Dix #81)
Hymn O God of Bethel    650
Hymn Go To The World    420
Responsive Reading Psalm 67 vu p 786
New Testament Acts 16. 16 - 34 The Ladies of Philippi (1st UCW)
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    Oh, What A Wonderful Name
   Trinity   



May 8    7th Sunday of Easter/Mother's Day/Christian Family Sunday     White

Olinda-Ruthven United Church - Youth Sunday

Trinity United Church - Regular Service

Hymn We Praise You, O God 218
Hymn Faith Of Our Fathers 580
Hymn When Mothers of Salem (Old Blue Hymnary)   
Hymn Would You Bless Our Homes and Families    556
Responsive Reading Psalm 97 vu p 817
New Testament Revelation 22: 12 - 21 Jesus Alpha and Omega
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    He Put A New Song In My Heart
   Trinity    O Thou Whose Gracious Presence Blest



Pentecost

May 15     Pentecost     Red

     Acts 2. 1 - 21      The coming of the Spirit

Hymn O Breath of Life 202
Hymn Breathe on Me, Breath of God 382
Hymn Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness    373
Hymn Spirit of God    207
Responsive Reading Psalm 104 vu p 827part 2
New Testament Acts 2: 1-21 The Day of Pentecost
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    Soul On Fire
   Trinity    Come Gracious Spirit



May 22     Trinity Sunday - Victoria Day Weekend     Green

Hymn Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory
Hymn God Who Gives To Life Its Goodness 260
Hymn God Of Our Fathers     373
Hymn Give Thanks For Life    706
Responsive Reading Psalm 8 vu p 732
Old Testament Nehemiah 6. 1 - 9
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    You Are Welcome
   Trinity    Holy, Holy, Holy



May 29     Conference Sunday - Olinda-Ruthven     Green

Hymn Come Let Us, SIng Of A Wonderful Love 574
Anthem My Saviour Loves Me
Hymn What A Friend We Have In Jesus 664
Responsive Reading Psalm 100
Anthem A Simple Alleluia
Anthem It Is Good O Lord
Anthem Thank You For The Valleys
Hymn Precious Lord, Take My Hand     670
Anthem One Step He Leads
Anthem Walkin' On The Water
Hymn Will Your Anchor Hold    675
Anthem Blessed Assurance
Anthem Let Is Shine
Hymn Jesus Bids Us Shine    585



May 29     Trinity UCW Sunday Service     Green

Hymn We are Pilgrims 595
Hymn I've God Peace Like A River 577
Hymn Walk With Me     649
Hymn One More Step Along The World I Go    639
Responsive Reading Psalm 25: 1 -10 vu p 752
Old Testament Exodus 15. 5 - 25
Anthem    Trinity   God Of The Bible



June 5     Youth Sunday - Promotion Sunday at Olinda-Ruthven     Green




June 5     Trinity United Church     Green

Hymn When Morning Guilds the Skies 339
Hymn Love Divine 333
Hymn Blessed Jesus     500
Hymn The Church Of Christ In Every Age    601
Responsive Reading Psalm 46 vu p 868
New Testament Luke 7. 11 - 17
Anthem O Thou Whose Gracious Presence Blest



June 12    4th Sunday after Pentecost - Anniversary of the United Church (June 10th)     Red

Hymn Filled With The Spirt's Power 194
Hymn Today We Are Called To Be Disciples 507
Hymn Before You O God, Your Servants Stand    511
Hymn I Feel The Winds of God    625
Responsive Reading Psalm 5 vu p 728
New Testament Luke 7. 36 - 8.3
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven   
   Trinity    We Are People Of Faith



June 19     Green

Hymn Praise The Lord With Sound Of Trumpet 245
Hymn It Only Takes A Spark 289
Hymn Teach Me God To Wonder    299
Hymn Friends Let Us Love Each Other    488
Responsive Reading Psalm 42 vu p 706
New Testament Luke 8. 26 - 39
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    I Hear God's Music
   Trinity    Bless And Keep Us, God



June 26     6th Sunday After Pentecost - Haiti Sunday     Joint Sunday at Olinda-Ruthven    Green




Summer Services at Epworth, Olinda-Ruthven and Trinity United Churches




Sept 11     Green

Hymn Sweet Hour Of Prayer
Hymn Rock Of Ages
Hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness    288
Hymn We Are Marching    646
Old Testament Jeremiah 4. 11-12, 22-28
Responsive Reading Psalm 14 vu p 735
2nd Reading 1st Timothy 1. 12-17
Gospel Reading Luke 15. 1-10
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    We Are One In The Lord
   Trinity    Ninety and Nine



Sept 18     Green

Hymn Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love 574
Hymn This Little Light Of Mine
Hymn There Is A Balm In Gilead     612
Hymn Jesus Saviour Pilot Me   
1st Reading Jeremiah 8. 18- 9.1
Responsive Reading Psalm 79 vu p 793
2nd Reading 1st Timothy 2. 1-7
Gospel Reading Luke 16. 1-13
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    Listen With Your Heart
   Trinity    Who Is On The Lords Side



Sept 25     Green

Hymn Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise 264
Hymn Give Me Oil In My Lamp
Hymn Fight The Good Fight     674
1st Reading Jeremiah 32. 1 - 3a, 6 - 15
Responsive Reading Psalm 91 vu p 807
2nd Reading Luck 16. 19 - 31
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    To God Be The Glory
   Trinity    Teach Us What We Yet May Be



Oct 2     World Communion Sunday     Green

Hymn Worship The Lord 401
Hymn Jesus' Hands Were Kind Hands 570
Hymn One Bread, One Body     467
Hymn Precious Lord Take My Hand    670
1st Reading Proverbs 6. 9 - 11
Responsive Reading Psalm 134
2nd Reading Matthew 26. 26 - 30
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    My Hands
   Trinity    When We Meet At Your Table Lord



Oct 9     Thanksgiving Sunday     Red

Hymn Come You Thankful People Come 516
Hymn Brining In The Sheaves
Hymn For The Fruit Of All Creation     227
Hymn Now Thank We All Our God    236
1st Reading Deuteronomy 26. 1 - 11
Responsive Reading Psalm 100
2nd Reading Luke 17. 11 - 19
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    Jesus In The Morning
   Trinity    We Plow The Fields and Scatter



Oct 16     Youthful Sunday at Olinda-Ruthven - 22nd Sunday After Pentecost     Green

Hymn I'm Gonna Live So God Can Use Me 575
Hymn Puttin' On My Armour Of God 806
Hymn Jesus Loves Me     365



Oct 16     Trinity's 139th Anniversary - 22nd Sunday After Pentecost     Green

Hymn There's A Wideness in God's Mercy 271
Hymn O God, Our Help In Ages Past 806
Hymn O Christ, the Word Incarnete     499
Hymn What A Friend We have In Jesus   
1st Reading Jeremiah 31: 27 - 34
Responsive Reading Psalm 119: 97 - 104
2nd Reading Luke 18: 1 - 8
Anthem Karen Linsley
     



Oct 23     23rd Saunday After Petecost     Green

Hymn Come, Let Us Sing Of A Wonderful Love 574
Hymn Brighten The Corner Where You Are
Hymn Just As I Am     508
Hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness    288
1st Reading Joel 2. 23 - 32
Responsive Reading Psalm 65
2nd Reading Luke 18. 9 - 14
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    We Believe
   Trinity    My God Accept My Heart This Day



Oct 30     Reformation Sunday     Red

Hymn Our God's A Fortress 263
Hymn Jesus Bids Us Shine 585
Hymn Pass Me Not O Gentle Saviour     665
Hymn For All The Saints    705
1st Reading Habakkuk 1. 1 - 4, 2. 1 - 4
Responsive Reading Psalm 119. 137 - 144     VU page 841 Part Six
2nd Reading 2 Thessalonians 1. 1 - 4, 11 - 12
3rd Reading Luke 19. 1 - 10
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    God Has Given Me A Song To Sing
   Trinity    I Have Decided To Follow Jesus



Nov 6     Remembrance Sunday - 25th Sunday After Pentecost     Red

Hymn O Canada, God Save the Queen
Hymn Mine Eyes Have See The Glory
Hymn Let There Be Peace On Earth    
Hymn Eternal Father Strong To Save    659
Hymn God Save The Queen   
1st Reading 2 Samuel 23. 13 - 174
Responsive Reading     Psalm 90     O God Our Help In Ages Past     VU page 806
2nd Reading John 15. 12 - 17
3rd Reading Matthew 10. 34 - 39
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    O God Of Love, O Power of Peace
   Trinity    A Patriot's Prayer



Nov 13     26th Sunday After Pentecost     Green

Hymn Come We That Love The Lord 714
Hymn Give Me Oil In My Lamp
Hymn Be Still My Soul     652
Hymn Seek Ye First    356
1st Reading Isaiah 65. 17 - 25
Responsive Reading     Psalm 118     VU page 837
2nd Reading 2 Thesalonians 3. 6 - 13
3rd Reading Luke 21. 5 - 19
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    Teach Me Your Way, O Lord
   Trinity    Stand Up For Jesus



Nov 20     Reign of Christ the King     White

Hymn Rejoice The Lord Is King 213
Hymn I'll Be A Sunbeam
Hymn Jesu, Joy Of Our Desiring     328
Hymn Jesus Shall Reign    330
1st Reading Jeremiah 23. 1 - 6
Responsive Reading     Psalm 46     VU page 770
2nd Reading Colassians 1. 11 - 20
3rd Reading Luke 23. 35 - 43
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    Come And Rejoice
   Trinity    He Is King Of Kings



Advent 2016

Nov 27     First Sunday of Advent - Peace     Blue

Hymn O Come, O Come, Emmanuel    Vs 1, 2, 7 1
Hymn People Look East     Vs 1 & 4 9
Candle Lighting Hope Is A Star - Pease     vs 1        7
Hymn All Earth Is Waiting     vs 1 & 3 4
Hymn Hark the Glad Sound    29
1st Reading Isaiah 2. 1 - 5      Swords into ploughshares
Responsive Reading     Psalm 122     VU page 845
2nd Reading Matthew 24. 36 - 44
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    Baby Boy
   Trinity    My Heart Your Bethlehem



Dec 4     Second Sunday of Advent - Hope    Blue

Hymn On Jordan's Bank 20
Hymn Saint of Joy and Saint of Care Vs 1
Candle Lighting Hope Is A Star - Hope     vs 1        7
Hymn What Feast of Love     328
Hymn Angels we have heard on high    38
1st Reading Isaiah 11. 1 - 10     The peaceable reign of God
Responsive Reading     Psalm 72. 1-7, 18-19     VU page 790 parts one and three
2nd Reading Matthew 3. 1 - 12     John the Baptist
3rd Reading Luke 23. 35 - 43
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    Caribbean Noel
   Trinity    Come, Emmanuel, Come



Dec 11     Third Sunday of Advent - Joy     Blue
       White Gift Sunday
       Sunday Schools of both congregations looking after the service.

Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    Did Your Hear The Story
   Trinity    My Gift For Him



Dec 18     Forth Sunday of Advent - Love - Christmas Sunday     Blue

Hymn While Shepherds Watched 75
Hymn The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy 73
Candle Lighting       Hope Is A Star - Love     vs 4        7
Hymn Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming     8
Hymn The First Nowell    91
1st Reading Isaiah 7. 10 - 16     The sign of Emmanuel
Responsive Reading    Psalm 80     1 - 7, 17 - 19
2nd Reading Matthew 1. 18 - 25     Joseph's dream, Birth of Jesus
Anthem
   Olinda-Ruthven    Caribbean Noel
   Trinity    Come, Emmanuel, Come






Dec 24     Christmas Eve Joint Service at Olinda-Ruthven - 7pm     White

Hymn O Come All lYe Faithful 60
Hymn It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 44
Candle Lighting Hope Is A Star     all verses        7
Hymn In The Bleak Mid Winter    Offertory 55
Hymn Still, Still, Still    47
Hymn What Child Is This    74
Hymn Silent Night    67
Hymn Infant Holy, Infant Lowly    58
Hymn Joy To The World    59
1st Reading Isaiah 9. 2 - 7    
Psalm 96       
2nd Reading Titus 2. 11 - 14    
3rd Reading Luke 2. 1 - 14, 15 - 20    
Anthem
      Hope Is Born
      Adore



Dec 25     Christmas Day - Christmas Communion - Joint Service at Olinda-Ruthven - 10am     White

Christmas Communion 'The Feast of the Christ Child'
A simple communion service with Christmas Carols


Jan 1     Christmas I (New Year's Day) Joint Service at Trinity - 11am     White







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