Church AND Home- May 8

Church AND Home- May 8


Greetings to you in the name of our gracious God.

We begin with amazing news today!  TMUC has been awarded a $30,000 Building Sustainable Communities Program Grant from the Provincial Government!  Our application was made for Heat pump and HRV installation in the Community Extension Building.  This grant will enable us to access another grant from The United Church of Canada Faithful Footprints Program for $30,000!  Thank you to all those who worked on the Grant Application and all those who wrote letters in support of this project!

In case you are wondering how the $60,000 will be spent, here’s a quick summary of the project:
To reduce heating costs and improve indoor air quality, we will replace the 80% efficient gas furnaces in the CE Building, which are reaching the end of their lives, with cold climate air source heat pumps backed up by 98% efficient gas furnaces. We will install heat recovery ventilation (HRV) units to remove stale air and supply pre-conditioned fresh air to the building.

We will keep you apprised as things progress.  We are hoping to have the work accomplished as soon as possible.

TMUC continues to be a community of prayer and care.  Please continue our tradition of 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.

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:

Sunday worship at TMUC is at 10:00 for in person with a live-stream on ZOOM.  Here is the link if you would like to join in online:

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

Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Verse 4 (used as an introit in the Easter Season)

My Love Colours Outside the Lines:

Go Make a Difference:

and a Blessing:
Take Up His Song:

And Esther and Emmett and the Call of Levi – it’s time for Lunch!:

Words for Worship for Sunday, May 8, 2022

Welcome and Announcements
Building Sustainable Communities Grant
Plant Sale Pickup May 13 4:00pm
Book Group on May 17: Where the Crawdads Sing
Rummage and Book sale May 28, 9-noon
Pop can drive—please rinse and crush
TruEarth products

 Land Acknowledgement

Introit: Voices United #155: Jesus Christ is Risen Today verse 4
Sing we to our God above, Hallelujah!
Praise eternal as God’s love, Hallelujah!
Praise our God, ye heavenly host, Hallelujah!
Praise the Son and Holy Ghost. Hallelujah!
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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: My Love Colours Outside the Line:  More Voices  #138

Opening Prayer:  Holy God, you invite us to follow.  You invite us to live as your disciples.  We gather as your people this day.  Be with us as we hear your Word.  Be with us as we extend our love for others as you would have us.  Help us to live grace and care in all we say and do.  We give thanks and pray in Jesus’ name. Amen

Gospel: Luke 5:27-32

After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up, left everything, and followed him.

Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house; and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others sitting at the table with them. The Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

Anthem:  Mother Earth, Our Mother Birthing


Anthem:  I Feel the Spirit with Do Lord

Offertory Prayer (unison)
God of banquets and blessings, God of love and grace, we offer our gifts to you this day.  Receive our offerings of time and talent that we share.  Help us to care for others through these gifts.  Help us to work for peace and justice in our world.  We pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Call to Prayer: Voices United #400 Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us power, send us grace!
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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: Go Make a Difference: More Voices #209

Blessings and Sending Forth

Choral Blessing: Take Up His Song
More Voices #213
            Take up his song of peace and go into the world.
            Take up his song of peace in every moment.
In ev’ry moment of the journey,
we’re laying down our lives,
lay them down in peace,
lay them down and take up his song.
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