Church at Home – Oct 10

Church at Home – Oct 10


As Health Orders evolve, the church, like the rest of society, continues to explore of ‘re-opening’ and once again hosting some of the activities we did prior to COVID.

Under the Manitoba Health Orders that came into effect on October 5th, we are no longer requiring you to pre-register for the 10 a.m. ‘in-person’ worship services.

However, everyone attending (unless under 12 years of age) must show proof of full vaccination or proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19.

Everyone must wear a mask (a medical grade mask will be given to each person when they arrive). Those leading in worship can remove their masks when speaking/singing from behind a permeable barrier.

The return of the fall season also means the return of some TMUC activities.

The Building and Property Team is hosting the Annual Scrap Metal Drive:  Saturday, October 16th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  So – please start saving your tin cans, pop cans, and all the scrap metal you can find and bring it to the back of the church on October 16th!

The Monthly Book Group (meeting on ZOOM) is reading The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King.  If you have read this book and want to join the discussion, it is on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m..

The Prayer List is distributed separately and allows us to remember specific people with our prayers. If you want to receive the Prayer List, or add a name (with their permission), please be in touch.

Thanks again to everyone for engaging with us on this COVID-19 journey.  We are grateful to share ministry with you
and really appreciate your efforts to stay in touch and to continue to care about TMUC with your prayers and your financial support.  Donations on PAR (note: the PAR program now accepts monthly credit card donations as well as automatic monthly bank withdrawals), CanadaHelps through, e-transfers to the church’s email address:,
and cheques mailed to the church are making a difference. Thank you.

Even though we cannot be together in one place, let’s continue to be a community at prayer together.  On Sunday at 10, if you are not with us in the Sanctuary of TMUC, please think about the gifts we have in our lives, and needs of our world, and then pray the Lord’s prayer (you can pray silently, or out loud).

And, sometime, when you want to have a longer worship time, we are including some words and videos for your use.

As we share this week’s TMUC worship service, we are called again to listen to our faith community’s words of reconciliation:

We are gathered for worship and work in Treaty One territory, which is the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dené peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation. For thousands of years Indigenous Peoples walked this land and knew it to be the centre of their lives and their spirituality. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

Worship for Sunday, October 10, 2021

Cheryl and Crystal sing the Introit: “Lord, Prepare Me to be a Sanctuary”


Come, Holy Spirit!
Come to awaken our faith,
to inspire our hope
to embolden our love
and to let Christ live in us!
Come, Holy Spirit!


Our opening hymn is: “Come Ye Thankful People Come” shared by Lynne, Crystal and Cheryl:


Esther and Emmett talk about being thankful:

Printable Version:
Esther and Emmett – Oct 12


Scripture reading:

Mark 10:17-31

As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.

You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.'”

He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.”

Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”

When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.

Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”

And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved?”

Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.”

Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.”

Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age–houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with persecutions–and in the age to come eternal life.

But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.


Our second hymn is “God of the Bible” sung by Cheryl Jackson, Annette Hay, Crystal Schau and Stephen McKendry-Smith:


Carol offers a reflection:

Printable Version:
Carol Reflection


Let us pray:
God, Source of life,
Agent of creation
Presence of sacredness…

You evoke from us awe,
You evoke from us faith,
You evoke from us hope…

And You evoke from us thankfulness.

We are a thankful people.
We are thankful that we live as part of Your creation,
Thankful that You have birthed a humanity endowed with imagination and compassion.

We are thankful for the diversity of life on this planet.
We are thankful for the food that sustains us.
We are thankful for relationships grounded in love, respect and friendship.

We are thankful for Jesus, in whom we experience Your love embodied, in whom we experience Your invitation to healing and blessing, in whom we experience the mystery and grace of resurrection.

Our thankfulness for the gift of life leads us to pray that all Your people and creation may live in peace and well-being.

We pray for fish, birds, all species caught in the oil spill off the coast of California. We pray for the ocean water and the shoreline beaches that have been polluted. We pray that humans will find and embrace ways of living with safer and renewable sources of energy; that we will truly learn to live in harmony and with respect for all Your creation.
We pray for those experiencing storms, drought, and wildfires. We pray for the people of Pakistan following this week’s earthquake in that country. We pray for the people of the Canary Islands as they continue to live with the uncertainty of volcanic activity.

We pray for all who live in regions scarred by wars, by conflicts, by unjust systems. We pray for the people of Afghanistan, Syria and Ethiopia.

We pray for patience and compassion and wisdom as we continue to be a world living with COVID-19. We are thankful for researchers who have developed vaccines to protect human lives.

We pray for all who are victims of abuse – physical, emotional, sexual and mental abuse. We pray that all people can experience respect and safety where they live.

We pray that we learn how to live as neighbours to all people; that we learn to distribute wealth and resources so that no one is hungry, no one is homeless, no one is deprived of necessities of life.

We pray for refugees, for all fleeing threatening environments and seeking welcome and acceptance in other lands.

We pray that Canadians continue to be transformed into people and a nation that embodies truth and reconciliation.

We pray that You teach us the ways of peace and of Your love. We pray that the Resurrected Christ fill our hearts and imaginations with bold vision, courageous love, and faith to live as Your people.

In Christ’s name we pray. AMEN


Our closing hymn is sung and played by Cheryl, “Grateful”:

May God bless you and keep you.
May God’s face shine upon you.
May God grant you peace and joy.
Be in the peace of Christ, this day and always. Amen

We keep you in our prayers,
Jeff and Carol