Church AND Home – June 19

Church AND Home – June 19


A rainbow has arrived!

A rainbow now welcomes anyone entering TMUC’s building through the CE doors.

A rainbow now identifies TMUC as an Affirming Faith Community.

The concept of and creation of the rainbow sign was a cooperative effort of TMUC’s Building and Property and Outreach Teams. They installed the sign this week in celebration of June as Pride month.

The rainbow sign expresses TMUC’s Vision Statement:

“TMUC is an evolving, welcoming, and sharing community church with a community presence. We celebrate and diversity of God’s image present in all people. We embrace the diversity of abilities, age, appearances, family configurations, gender identities, gifts, life experiences, races, sexual orientations, and talents. We welcome the full participation of people, in all of their diversity, in the whole life and work of the congregation. In Christ’s name we share God’s love as people of varying economic, educational, and physical situations. We remain open to God’s spirit deepening our faith and our love.”

Our 10 a.m. Sunday morning worship service will continue to be livestreamed on ZOOM. Here is the link if you would like to join us online:

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

Please remember the TMUC projects:
The Pop Can Drive (please rinse)
Keep them coming!! TMUC made over $60.00 with our last haul of cans! This helps the environment AND is a great cause!

• The TruEarth fundraiser – here’s the link

We have raised well over $100 with TruEarth and we hope that everyone continues to support creating a safe and happy planet!

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

The T’BJIGGN Churches have created a passport to use for summer  worship.  Since some of the churches are without a minister for part of the summer, members of other congregations are invited to use this passport to visit other churches over the summer.  TMUC will be hosting members from other churches on three occasions in July and August.  Passports are available in the office during the week, and on Sundays before the service begins.  Church names, dates, addresses, and worship times are included in the passport.



Transcona Memorial United Church
Birds Hill United Church
John Black Memorial United Church
Immanuel United Church
The Big Red Church (GKMUC)
Grey Street United Church
North Kildonan United Church








In preparation for this TMUC’s worship this weekend, our music team and Esther and Emmett have prepared some recordings in addition to what will be shared online:

When Hands Reach Out Beyond Divides

Sent Forth by God’s Blessing

and a Blessing:

I Am Walking a Path of Peace

And Esther and Emmett talk about another weird Bible story:

Words for Worship for Sunday, June 19  2022

Welcome and Announcements

Pop can drive – please rinse and crush
TruEarth products

Land Acknowledgement

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: VU#678: “For the Healing of the Nations”

Opening Prayer: God, give us faith to accept Your invitation to Life; faith to trust that we are children of Your Spirit, that we embody Your love, that we are witnesses to healing and hope. Bless us to be Your blessing in the world. In Christ’s name we pray. AMEN

Anthem: Good, Good Father

Gospel: Luke 8:26-39

Jesus Heals the Gerasene Demoniac

Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me”— for Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many times it had seized him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilds.) Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” He said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. They begged him not to order them to go back into the abyss.

Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding; and the demons begged Jesus to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.

When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and told it in the city and in the country. Then people came out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. Those who had seen it told them how the one who had been possessed by demons had been healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.

HYMN: MV#169: “When Hands Reach Out Beyond Divides”


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: Down to the River to Prayer

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.

Pastoral Prayer

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: VU#481:  “Sent Forth By  God’s Blessing”

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.