Church and Home – July 31

Church and Home – July 31


Rev. Carmen Lansdowne has been elected as the 44th moderator of The United Church of Canada.

Moderator Carmen Lansdowne smiling at the camera

Lansdowne was elected last week by the General Council. She is a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation and has most recently served as executive director of the First United Church Community Ministry Society in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

The United Church of Canada’s website’s article on Lansdowne’s election (found here) quotes her vision for the church:
“To build new connections and rebuild old ones. To work towards social change that sees a world cared for, and human dignity honoured. To walk together every day in repentance and reconciliation. To march and fight and change unjust systems together. To pray together. To sing together. To discern together.”

TMUC joins with other faith communities in welcoming our new moderator and holding her in our prayers.

TMUC will be ‘discerning together’ during a Congregational Meeting on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held online via ZOOM.

The meeting is being held to vote on recommendations from the Building and Property Team regarding work to be done on the church roof, as well as future plans for the building.

Copies of the Team’s report and recommendations are on the TMUC website.  Here is the direct link

The ZOOM link for the congregational meeting is the same link as the one used for livestreaming of Sunday morning’s worship service. Here is the link:

It is also possible to participate in the congregational meeting and to hear the Sunday Service by phone:


Meeting ID: 753 844 9219


  • TMUC requires a Musical Accompanist for worship services, beginning in September. The Ministry and Personnel Team have prepared a description of the responsibilities of TMUC’s Musical Accompanist. That information is posted on the News Page of TMUC’s website. Here is the link to that page.
  • You may order a copy of the 2023 United Church Edition of the Canadian Church Calendarthe month of November features a photo of TMUC’s building! The calendars are $10. Please contact the church office to order. The Calendars will be a small fundraiser for TMUC.
  • 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.
  • On August 4, Gifts of Grace Street Mission will be hosting a Barbeque for our street friends. They need cookies – packaged in twos; water and juice boxes . If you can help with these needs, please contact Bonnie Scott (204-222-6986). Items can be delivered to Bonnie’s home, – blue table by front door for donations.

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

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:

“I Saw the Rich Ones” More Voices #127, by Cheryl (pianist), Crystal, and Annette Hay

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, July 31, 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:  Voices United #681 “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”

OPENING PRAYER: God of grace, guide us into the Life You offer. Give us wisdom to place our trust in Christ rather than in possessions and wealth.  Give us hearts to create caring communities in which all people are honoured. Give us faith to create communities that seek the well-being of all people.  God, bless us to be a blessing in Your creation. AMEN

GOSPEL READING: Luke 12:13-21

The Parable of the Rich Fool

Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”

Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.”

HYMN: More Voices #127 “I Saw the Rich Ones”


ANTHEM: Grace Like Rain

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.

Hymn: Voices United #595 “We are Pilgrims”

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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