Church and Home – Aug 14

Church and Home – Aug 14


‘The hills are alive, with the sound of music…’

‘The world is alive with the sound of…’ — how would you fill in that blank?

Every place has its own sounds.

Any day at the TMUC office those sounds include:

  • a soft subtle beep that accompanies the opening or closing of one of the glass entrance doors
  • a more distinct chime when someone rings the outside ‘bell’ requesting entrance to the building
  • occasionally the muffled murmur of voices emanating from the Food Bank room off Yale Hall, as volunteers place donations on shelves
  • the sounds of people playing pickle ball
  • the ping of the elevator, summoned by someone with a cart of groceries for the Seniors Meal Program

Sounds – ‘background’ sounds emitting from the life and ministries that flow through this building. Sounds of a community. Sounds of God present in the life being lived around and amongst us.

We invite you to pause and intentionally listen to the sounds around you, the sounds of life around you, the sounds of God present in the life being lived around and amongst you.  Those sounds – whether the sounds within the place we call home, the sounds we journey through while on a walk, the sounds of a place of work – are sounds that become familiar, that help shape our environment and our lives, are sounds that welcome us into the wonder and multiplicity of God’s creation.

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:


Volunteers are needed!
-Helping to host the UCW reception on September 11 following the church service.

-Helping with the Auction on Friday, September 23.  We need a set up crew, and a hosting crew (including a couple of Auctioneers!) in order for this event to happen! Send us a note at or call the office to volunteer please!

EVERYONE (all ages, all voice ranges) is invited participate in a to help celebrate specially assembled TMUC choir to record ‘A Tapestry of Love’in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the UCW.

Here’s the schedule:
Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00 Rehearsal
Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 Rehearsal
Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 Recording
Please, share the news, and let’s raise the musical roof in appreciation for the UCW!

It is the tradition at TMUC to collect school supplies to donate to the Newcomer program at the River East Transcona School Division.  Donations may be dropped off Sunday mornings or at the office Tuesday-Friday (9:00 – noon).

The 2023 United Church Edition of the Canadian Church Calendar– features a photo of TMUC’s building for November 2023! The calendars are $10 and available for order through the church office until August 30 at 11:00.

Please remember the TMUC projects:
•          The pop can recycling fundraiser
•          Old batteries recycling
•          The TruEarth fundraiser – here’s the link

We continue to be grateful for your generous support of the TMUC community.  If you want to make a donation online, here’s the link

Please continue to pause to offer Prayers for Peace in Ukraine at 6:00 p.m. daily.  And, please continue your prayers for reconciliation, and for refugees everywhere.  These are difficult times in our world, and our thoughts and prayers connect us to others and to the healing of this hurting world. #StandWithUkraine.

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

“O Worship the King” Voices United #235  Lynne Mavins on organ, and vocals by Crystal Schau, Cheryl Jackson and Stephen McKendry Smith..

“God Weeps” MV #78 shared by Cheryl and Crystal

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 and Crystal.

Words for Worship for Sunday, August 14, 2022


*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.

One:   The Lord be with you.
All:     And also with you.
One:   Lift up your hearts.
All:     We lift them up to the Lord.
One:   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All:     It is right to give God thanks and praise.

*HYMN:  Voiced United #235 “O Worship the King”

OPENING PRAYER: Holy God, we sing of your power and your love.  We come together as your people, seeking to hear your Word, seeking to follow your way.  Be with us we pray.  Help us to follow you, to trust you, and to know you as our Maker, Defender, Redeemer and Friend.  We pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

ANTHEM: ‘Shine, Jesus Shine’ (Crystal Schau and Cheryl Jackson)

GOSPEL READING:  Luke 12:49-56       

“I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided:
father against son
and son against father,
mother against daughter
and daughter against mother,
mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

HYMN: More Voices #78 “God Weeps”


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.

ANTHEM: ‘Circle Game’ (Steve McKendry-Smith and Cheryl Jackson)

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.

Hymn: Voices United #690 “From the Slave Pens of the Delta”

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.
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