Church and Home – Oct 2

Church and Home – Oct 2


“Taken … blessed …broken … given!”

These words depict Jesus’ actions as he shares bread with his friends during the ‘last supper’ (see Matthew 26:26).

The action of “giving thanks” is added when Jesus shares the cup with his friends.

‘Taken…give thanks…blessed…broken….given’

The presence of God in this world and in our lives is conveyed by these words and actions; conveyed in this story, this memory.

This breaking of bread and sharing of drink somehow contain more than bread and drink; somehow in this act we experience God’s embracing, God’s thankfulness, God’s declaration of blessing/goodness on all creation; somehow we experience God’s vulnerability in being source of love, God’s brokenness, and we experience more God-given life emerging from all of that!

So too, we experience in our lives the acts of taking, giving thanks, blessing, experience brokenness, sharing God’s love our of our places of gratitude and grief and grace.

This Sunday is Worldwide Communion Sunday. We will NOT be celebrating communion during the in-person morning worship service, but will celebrate communion via ZOOM at 11:15 a.m. Sunday. 
We invite you to prepare bread and juice, or elements you feel are appropriate to us, such as a cracker and water. These are symbols and are intended to bring comfort and hope to you and to offer respect to God.

The communion service will be 10-15 minute worship time. 

Here is the zoom link for the communion service:

That same link can be used for the livestream of the 10 a.m. morning service.

We also invite you, today, to honour National Truth and Reconciliation Day by wearing an orange shirt, attending one of the local events, reflecting upon/learning about Canada’s Residential Schools and government of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Actions: Here is theCommission’s report.

Here are some other church announcements:

Join us this Sunday at 9 for Hymnotic – the choir to lead the hymns!

The Trustees meet at TMUC on Monday at 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday at 7 pm is the practice for the TMUC Singers.  (All are welcome!)
Wednesday at 7 pm on ZOOM the Worship and Welcome Team meets
Thursday at 9 am is the ZOOM Check in and Chat.

TMUC is hosting TOUCH from Thursday October 13 through Sunday October 16. TOUCH is a Western Canada Regional Exhibit of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a global organization of fibre artists.
SAQA writes:  The TOUCH exhibit is a response to the pandemic in that touch is an element of our lives we have been missing.  The pieces are mounted on artboard and each can be picked up and seen up close without a plastic layer to protect them.  The work is varied and unique!  The ‘Grand Opening’ of the exhibit with a short presentation by some of the artists will be on Thursday, October 13 at 10:30 a.m.  All are welcome!

Messy Church is on Friday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome!

Book Group is on Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m.  October’s book is Fight Night by Miriam Toews.  All are welcome!

Quiz Night on Friday, October 21st starting at 7 (doors open at 6)!  Hosted by Quizmasters Kathy and Russell Antymis a night of fun awaits! Tickets are $15/person. Team/table size is 6 people.  Gather a group of friends to make a team or ask to be placed on a team.  Bring your own snacks, canned drinks will be available for $1.00. and—there will be a small silent auction. Tickets are available by email (, after church on Sundays and on Tuesday mornings in the office.   We look forward to another fun event!

And, would you like to be part of a ZOOM study group this fall?  Register at for ‘Unveiled — 8 Women of the Old Testament’
Here is the intro video:
Join us on Thursdays at noon for a ‘lunch’n learn’ time!  The first session will be October 20.

Dinner Theatre will be returning next year (April 20-23). We need one cast member to play a female character.  Cast members commit to a rehearsal schedule of two evenings a week starting in January, as well as the dress rehearsal and performances.  If interested, please send a note to

The Upper Room daily reading booklet is available for September and October in both large print and regular size.  Donations of $1.00 are appreciated.

Please remember the TMUC projects:
•          The Pop can recycling (so far we have raised over $125)
•          Old batteries recycling
•          The TruEarth Fundraiser (so far we have raised about $140!) Here’s thelink:

Office hours will continue to be irregular, so please email to confirm that someone will be there to meet you if you need to drop by.

Words for Worship for Sunday, October 2, 2022
Worldwide Communion 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: “God of the Bible” More Voices #28

Prayer:  God of peace, God of compassion, God of just relations, gather us into your presence.  May our time of worship give us courage to live as companions of Jesus in this world. May our time of worship inspire us to be people of hope, healing and peace. Bless us to be a blessing in this world. In Christ’s name we pray. AMEN


ANTHEM: Hallelujah

SCRIPTURE READING: Lamentations 3:22-26
Luke 17:5-6

*HYMN: “Open My Eyes that I May See” Voices United #371


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: “All Who Hunger” Voices United #460

*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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