Church and Home and Celebrating the UCW 60th

Church and Home and Celebrating the UCW 60th


“Each day is a new beginning.
I know that the only way
to live my life
is to try to do what is right,
to take the long view,
to give my best i
n all that the day brings,
and to put my trust in God.”

Queen Elizabeth II

As we reflect on her long life of service, we grieve the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The United Church of Canada offers a prayer to share:

Holy God,
We give thanks for the great cloud of witnesses:
people whose lives we honour and cherish,
people who have taught us how to live as best we can;
We give thanks for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,
who is now gathered among the faithful who go before us.
May you bless and keep all who love and who will miss Queen Elizabeth.
We pray especially for the Royal Family,
all who held her closely in their hearts,
and all who will shepherd nations of people in the grieving process.
May you bless and keep the common wealth,
and all who wrestle with the complexities of the monarchy and what Queen Elizabeth represents.
We pray especially for those who continue to unpack the legacies of colonialism
as we work towards right relations and reconciliation.
We bring all this to you,
while giving thanks for the life of Queen Elizabeth,
and while celebrating your sovereignty over our hearts.

Wherever you are, we hope that you know that you are held in God’s love and care.

There is a bit of news to share at TMUC.

  • This Sunday at 10 is the Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the UCW.  A ‘tea’ reception will follow in Yale Hall.
  • This Sunday we say thank you to Brenda LeBeau as she leaves TMUC’s Ministry Team in her role as our Youth Point Person. Brenda has served as a part of our team for 12 years and has been instrumental in Messy Church and Sunday morning programming.  Brenda’s amazing teaching and leadership skills will be deeply missed!   We offer our blessings always.
  • We are pleased to welcome Hannah Cole to our music team as our new accompanist.And, there is more music news:
  • Calling All Singers!  Calling all Musicians! Fall is fast approaching and with it, planning for music in the church. We are trying something a little different this year. We are going to have an anthem choir – The TMUC Singers – who will practice every Tuesday, starting September 13th at 7pm and will sing at the end of the month and at special services.We will also have a hymn choir – Hymnotic – who will practice Sunday at 9am before the 10am church service. They will be singing Sept. 18th, Oct.2nd, 16th, 23rd. More dates will follow.On the weeks we have Hymnotic, we will be looking for musicians to help out with special music. If you play an instrument (piano, violin, cello, tuba, saxophone, etc.), are a soloist, sing with a small group, play with a band, etc. please be in touch and we can arrange for you to be the special music for one of these weeks.
  • Our 10 a.m. Sunday morning worship service continue to be livestreamed on ZOOM. Here is the link if you would like to join us online:
  •  Office hours are still irregular, so please email to confirm that someone will be there to meet you if you need to drop by.
  • Messy Church returns in person on Friday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  (Snack but not dinner is provided.) All are welcome!
  • Volunteers are needed to help with the Auction on Friday, September 23.  We need a set up crew, and a hosting crew.  Send us a note at or call the office to volunteer please! We also invite you to donate your ‘time and talents’ for the auction. Donation forms are available in the office.The Book Group will have the first meeting of the season in person on Tuesday, September 20 from 7-8:30.  All are welcome!Please remember the TMUC projects:
    •          The Pop can recycling fundraiser (so far we have raised over $100)
    •          Old batteries recycling
    •          The TruEarth Fundraiser (so far we have raised about $140!) – here’s the linkWe continue to appreciate and thank everyone who continues to support TMUC’s ministry. We appreciate any extra donations to the Building Fund as we prepare for our roof renovations this fall.  If you want to make a donation online to any of the TMUC accounts, here’s the link:

    Our music team has prepared videos of some of this week’s worship music:

    “There is Room for All” More Voices #62, is shared by Crystal Schau and Cheryl Jackson:

    An offering piece: “Your Work O God needs Many Hands” VU 537 shared by Cheryl and Crystal

    The Call to Prayer is “O God, Hear my Prayer” VU 948 shared by Crystal and Cheryl

    and a Blessing: “I Am Walking a Path of Peace” MV 213 shared by Lynne Mavins and Crystal.

Words for Worship for Sunday, September 11, 2022
With Thanksgiving and Hope and in Celebration of the 60th anniversary of the UCW

*we invite those who are able to stand



*INTROIT:  There is Room For All – More Voices #62
There is room for all in the shadow of God’s wing;
there is room for all, sheltered in God’s love.
And I rejoice and sing,
My refuge and my rock in whom I trust.”
There is room for all, there is room for all.

*Call to Worship –An Affirmation of Hope (Voices United #656
We affirm our hope that a new day is dawning upon us.
We affirm our vision of a new heaven and a new earth.
We affirm our belief that the love of God
which is greater than all understanding
has the power to unite us
to participate in the creation of a new world.
We affirm the hope that turns suffering into a creative process.
We affirm the hope that enables us to act.
God we hope:  help us to hope together!

*HYMN: “How Firm a Foundation” Voices United #660

Prayer: (used at the Inaugural service, 1962)
Hear us O Lord, as we pray for wisdom and understanding to match the need or our day.  Enlighten our minds as we study the complexities daily facing government, business, educators, health care and science.

Grant us, we pray thee, heart, and nerve to act when thou dost show us thy way.
Preserve us from disdaining the opportunities for seemingly small services which come to us.
Give us grace to pray for those where opportunities look large to us.

May all our service be done in accordance with thy will.
Confirm us in our resolves, that we may truly do thy work for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Scripture:  Romans 8: 28,31,33,35,37-39   (From the Inaugural Service 1962)
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to God’s purpose.  What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?  Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword?
No, in all these things we are more than victorious through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Transcona Memorial United Church UCW in Memoriam
(October 2012 – September 2022)
Sheila Hildebrand                   Laureen Cochrane                  Eva Poklitar
Bernice Uhrich                        Helen Hubert                          Lorraine Reimer
Luella Scharer                         Peggy Lawrence                      Vera Moore
Gwen Hay                               Doris Hewitt                            Marj Hughes
Donna Pedden                        Francie Glacken                      Doreen Shakespeare
Marion Laurie                         Joyce Milhausen                     Audrey Edwards
Dorothy James                        Margaret Peterson                 Ada Swann
Isobel Mitchell                        Audrey Lielke                          Noreen Everton
Marg Hicks                              Fran Senior                             Gail Stoyko
Norma Henderson                  Sylvia Berg                               Julia BrooksAnthem:  – A Tapestry of Love
(Words and music by Diana Chappell, Music arrangements for piano and choir by Brian Stevens)- used with permissionSCRIPTURE READING: Luke 15:1-10
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.  And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
So he told them this parable:
“Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?  When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices.  And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
“Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?  When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’
Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”ANTHEM: “Christ Has No Body Now But Yours”


Hymn:  UCW Anniversary Hymn (Voices United Tune 331) The Church’s One Foundation
Words written by Betty Turcott for 50th Anniversary 2002).

We celebrate our history, rejoice to know our past.
And thank God for those women who to the faith held fast.
They toiled in God’s service, they worshiped, worked & prayed
And following a vision they journeyed unafraid.

In this world of turmoil, the call of God we heed;
And to that call stay faithful, in action, word and deed.
Thus challenged by our purpose, and struggling on the way,
We journey where God leads us, toward a better day.

We look toward the future, and joyfully we go
With faith into tomorrow the seeds of life to sow.
We follow still that vision, that will not be denied,
The coming of an Eden where all in love abide.

OFFERTORY: Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands – Voices United #537
Your Work, O God, needs many hands
to help you everywhere,
and some there are who cannot serve
unless our gifts we share.

CALL TO PRAYER: O God, Hear my Prayer – Voices United #948
O God, hear my prayer, O God, hear my prayer;
When I call, answer me.
O God, hear my prayer, O God, hear my prayer,
come and listen to me.

The prayer that Jesus taught:
Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory.
Forever and ever.  AMEN

*Hymn: “These Hearts That We Have Treasured” Voices United #494

*Blessings and Sending Forth

*Choral Blessing:   “I am Walking a Path of Peace” – More Voices #221
I am walking a path of peace,
I am walking a path of peace,
I am walking a path of peace,
lead me home, lead me home…I am home.
Reproduced #605666, OneLicense