Church at Home – Oct 24

Church at Home – Oct 24


There is one more week until Halloween … after which we can turn our attentions to Christmas!

We will transition from welcoming trick or treaters at our door, to welcoming Jesus into the world.

Although, welcoming Jesus is what Christians do every moment or our lives – we welcome Jesus.

As the words of a Fred Kaan hymn say:

“We meet you, O Christ, in many a guise,
your image we see in simple and wise…”

We invite all of us to practice seeing everyone as a child of God, of seeing everyone as a human expression of the Sacred, of meeting the Christ in many a guise, and of welcoming Jesus in our daily living.

Our collective attentions continue also to attend to provincial health orders.

The current Manitoba Health Orders have allowed us to begin worshipping in-person again on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.

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 non-permeable barrier.

Please note: everyone will be entering the church building via the glass doors of the ‘Community Extension’ entrance.

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, 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 24, 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!


We open with: “Dance With the Spirit”


Esther and Emmett talk about “I see!!!!”:

Printable Version:
Esther and Emmett – Oct 24


Today’s anthem is “Deep, Deep Love.”:


Scripture reading:
Mark 10:46-52
They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside.

When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.”

So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus.

Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.”

Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.


Carol offers a reflection:

Printable Version:
Carol Reflection – Oct 24

Our hymn is “Be Thou My Vision”


Let us pray:
God…be our vision!
Give us eyes to see the wonder of Your creation.
Give us imaginations to see Your Spirit active in this world.
Give us hearts by which to see others with the love of Christ.

We are thankful, God, for Your love stirring within us, dancing throughout all creation, inspiring hope and bringing to birth a new world of just relations!

As people who envision the world through Your love experienced in the resurrected Christ, we offer prayers for this world:

We pray for all who hunger in this world. We pray that we learn and create a new economy in which all receive food to eat, water to drink and relationships that honour, respect and befriend.

We pray for those who live with the challenges of a disability, of diminished health, of disease of body, mind, emotions or spirit.

We pray for everyone who is a refugee in the world, seeking welcome, seeking freedom from places of conflict and threat.

We pray for all who feel discouraged.  We pray for friends who listen and care. We pray for a renewal of Your life-affirming Spirit in their lives.

We pray for all who have been abused, have been bullied, have been oppressed. We pray for all people to live in safety and with dignity and affirmation.

We pray for peace in the world. We pray for all living in places of war and violence. We pray for the people of Ethiopia and Afghanistan.

We pray for countries to disarm of nuclear weapons and missiles.

We pray for those who live in areas devasted by earthquakes and storms. We pray for the people of India who have experienced destructive flooding.

We pray that countries cooperate to distribute the vaccines for COVID to people throughout the world.

Open our eyes, God. Open our hearts, our imaginations and our courage so that we live as people of Your love and grace and blessing.

In Christ’s name we pray. AMEN


Our closing hymn is “I am Walking a Path of Peace”


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