Church and Home – Oct 16

Church and Home – Oct 16


We dare to dream …

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” – Martin Luther King Jr. (quoted from his speech on accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway on December 10, 1964.)

On this date (October 14) in 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his dedication to non-violence as a leader in the civil rights movement in the United States. His words on that occasion seem like words for our time, as he called on people “to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression.”

One of King’s most famous speeches was his “I Have a Dream”, presented during the March on Washington in 1963.

In the spirit of that speech, the Canadian Food Grains Bank offers an affirmation for this World Food Day, (this Sunday, October 16). World Food Day was designated by the United Nations in 1945, to promote the goal of freeing humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and effectively managing the global food system.

Here is the affirmation:
We dare to dream of a world
in which hunger is unknown:
where scarcity is an illusion,
and everyone has a place at the table. 

We dare to dream of a world 
in which generosity is the norm:
where greed finds no foothold,
and there is more than enough for all. 

We dare to dream of a world
in which love rules:
where compassion is the first response, 

and there is no place for bigotry.

We dare to dream.
We dare to pray.
We dare to believe. 

We invite you to dream of the world you believe God is calling us to help create.
In celebration of World Food Day students from Cuba, Egypt, Ireland, Italy and Rwanda were joined together to work on a creative musical project.  Here’s the link

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:

There are other things to which you are invited too.

Messy Church is tonight starting at 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome!  Come and join us as we learn and explore the story of Zacchaeus meeting Jesus.  Zac is lonely and up a tree!  Jesus wants to join him for dinner!  There will be crafts and games, snack and celebration!  We look forward to seeing you!

Details were shared in the Midweek musing for:

TOUCH (in partnership with the Studio Art Quilt Associates) today 10-12; 1-3, and 6:30 to 8:00.
Saturday the exhibit is open 10-12 and 1 to 3.
Sunday the exhibit is open following Sunday worship to 1:00.

Book Group on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.

ZOOM noon hour study group beginning on October 20.

Quiz Night on Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. (tickets are now $10) – tables are set for 6, bring a team or come on your own! (Donations for the silent auction can be brought to church during the TOUCH display hours, or on Tuesday morning — if you are donating baking or other perishable gifts, please bring those things on Friday!)  Thanks for your generosity!

Dinner theatre still needs someone to play a female part.

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

And, 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, October 16, 2022
World Food Sunday


*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: “Grateful” MV #182

Prayer:  God, name us! Reveal to us, our truest self.  Bring forth Your image in us, that we may be born again as Your child of courage, of faith, of hope, of healing, of peace and of love. In our places of both strength and weakness, may we be blessed with the grace of Your redeeming and resurrecting Spirit. We pray in the name and spirit of Jesus the Christ. AMEN.

ANTHEM: “The Kingdom of the Lord” by Natalie Sleeth

Genesis 32:24-31
Luke 18:1-8


*HYMN: “Come, Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love” Voices United #574


OFFERTORY: Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands – Voices United #602
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: “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me” Voices United #575

*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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