Church and Home – Nov 13

Church and Home – Nov 13


Two minutes of silence…

At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month…

Two minutes of silence….

Two minutes of remembering….

…those whose voices were silenced by war,

…a world divided and at war

…hopes for a time of peace.

Today, at the eleventh hour, we again pause for two minutes of silence.

During those two minutes, people will be in the company of their own thoughts and feelings.

Two minutes of silence…a personal time of silence, a global time of silence.

May the silence encourage us to NOT remain silent about the prejudices, the systems, the beliefs that oppress people throughout the world, that inflict violence on people throughout the world, that allow people to be hungry and homeless and dehumanized throughout the world, and that damage and poison this planet.

Let the silence birth words and actions of hope and healing and peace.

Jesus said, “Blessed are the peace-makers.”

Let our respectful, prayerful silence of remembrance inspire us to learn how to make peace in the world.

This weekend we are also reminded to pray for the earth and for those attending the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP27) that begins Sunday in Egypt. The ecumenical group ‘For the Love of Creation’ invites us to take time to reflect on our love for our planet, our concern for human beings at risk from climate change, and our hopes for transformative action to emerge from the conference.

TMUC’s Messy Church gathers today (November 11)  at 1:00 p.m. for games, crafts, worship and snack. We will be creatively learning about Jesus’ healing of ‘Blind Bart’. Everyone is invited to join in this fun time for all ages.

This Sunday, we worship in-person at 10:00.   If you cannot be present, you are invited to join in the livestream.

Here’s the ZOOM link:

Other church news:

A congregational meeting will be held on November 23rd at 7pm on ZOOM.

The Hamper family list has arrived!  We have 10 families, the largest of which is 5 people.  You are invited to sign up for the gift giving or show for the food supplies.  This week, it’s Rise’n Shine! (Boxed cereal, quick oats, pancake mix, pancake syrup, peanut butter,  jam, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice).  Donations should be brought to church on Sunday or dropped at the office by arrangement.

“Murder by the (Hymn) Book!”-TMUC’s next fun fundraiser-   takes place on Friday, November 18th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Please phone (204-222-1331) or email the church office ( for tickets. Everyone attending help interview a cast of suspects in order to solve the ‘dying clue.’ And determine ‘whodunit?”  Join us for fun evening of crime solving.

The online study group.  ‘Unveiled — 8 Women of the Old Testament’, continues next Thursday, November 17, at noon (session lasts about half an hour). Next week we will be learning about Miriam. Everyone is welcome to this ‘lunch’n learn’ time!

And, save the dates: 

The UCW of North Kildonan United invites everyone to their annual
Christmas Bazaar to be held Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

The T’BJIGGN Team from the seven United Churches in north-east Winnipeg invite you to attend a Pre-Advent Event on Saturday, November 26th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Immanuel United Church. There will be fun crafts to make, snacks to enjoy and conclude with worship.

And, TMUC will be preparing 10 Christmas hampers this year – thank you for making plans to support this! The list of needed items will be available at Messy Church and on Sunday.

We are still collecting pop cans for recycling and partnering with TruEarth for fundraising!

Office hours are irregular, so please email to make sure someone is there if you want to drop by.

All the details are available on previous emails and on

We keep you in our prayers and thank you for your ongoing support,
Carol and Jeff

Words for Worship for Sunday, November 13, 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.
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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: “Breathe On Me Breath of God” VU# 382

Prayer:  God, during all times, we are held in Your love.  We are held in Your love in times of beginning and times of ending. God, at this moment, we are held in Your love. Thankful for Your love, we will sing and say and pray our faith as companions of Jesus.  Bless this time of worship, that our faith may deepen and Your love be shared by us in the world. In Christ’s name we pray. AMEN


SCRIPTURE:  Luke 21:5-19
When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.”

They asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?”

And he said, “Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is near!’ Do not go after them.

“When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.”

Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven.

“But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name.

This will give you an opportunity to testify. So make up your minds not to prepare your defense in advance; for I will give you words and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict.

You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name.

But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls.

*HYMN: “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky” VU#509


MUSIC MOMENT: (Hannah Cole)

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.
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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.
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The prayer that Jesus taught…

*Hymn: “Deep In Our Hearts” More Voices #154

*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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