Current Sunday Bulletin - Rideau Park United Church

Epiphany IV
The Synagogue: Capernaum
Rideau Park United Church
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Welcome to Rideau Park United Church. Please note: Audio loops are available from the ushers. Prayer
requests for today’s services can be noted on the lists at the entrances. Childcare for pre-schoolers is
available in room B-12 (lower hallway). Quiet activity boxes are also available for children in the chapel
each Sunday. *Indicates where the congregation is invited to stand as able.
After the service, you are invited to join us for refreshments and conversation in Beecroft Hall.
Sunday, February 1,2015 - Epiphany IV
We Gather Together
Organ Prelude:
Adagio from Sonata No. 1
Lighting of Chancel Candles: Matthew 5: 16
“Let you light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to
your Father in heaven.”
*Call to Worship:
One: Eternal God, radiant with grace,
thaw our snow-bound spirits;
make us shine with your Word, our hope;
shine within our communion, in our life together;
shine with your peace, your love and in our joy;
gather us in the presence of Jesus Christ, who is our Light.
*Hymn: 264 VU
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
St Denio
*Prayer of Approach and Jesus’ Prayer (p. 921 VU)
Prayer of Confession (unison):
Source of light: you can call us out of night’s darkness to live in the radiance of your love.
You have sent Jesus, Sun of Righteousness to illuminate the way!
You have trusted us to be reflectors of your light in all the world.
But, forgive us, God: too often we have chosen the shadow rather than the light of day;
too often we have chosen other stars to follow; to our peril and the peril of the world.
Forgive us God, and fill us once again with the radiant promise of Epiphany.
May your light shine bright in each one of us and in all of us together… Amen.
(a time for silent reflection and prayer)
Words of Assurance
Sung Response: 220 MV
Hope shines as the solitary star. Faith is the inner light.
You and I together mirror the Light of Lights.
And illumine the pathway home.
Listening For God’s Word
Joyful Noise:
I See You God
A Time for all God’s Children/Time of Reflection
Sacrament of Baptism - Extending the Christian Family
✞ Statement of Purpose
✞ Introduction of the Candidates
✞ Questions of Commitment
✞ Profession of Faith-A New Creed VU 918
✞ Pouring of the Water & Prayer of Thanksgiving
✞ Act of Baptism
✞ Giving of the Baptismal Candle
Prayer: (unison)
✞ Sung Blessing VU 965 (sung by all)
God who entered our world in spirit and in flesh, hear our prayers for Jackson Joseph
Tereschuk baptized today. May those who care for him be a sign of God’s love with
him. May we who share this community of faith nurture this family in faith and Christian
love. May Jackson know the grace of your Holy Spirit as he continues to grow in his
journey of faith. Amen.
Hymn: 585 VU (seated)
Jesus Bids Us Shine
Jesus Bids Us Shine
(At 9:30a.m.,following the hymn, the children are invited to go to their Sunday School
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13
Reader: Maya Sutherland
Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit
Scripture Reading: Mark 1: 21-28
Reader: Jeffrey Cooper
Steve Clifton
Our Response
Offertory Music:
De Gospel Train
Ryan Hofman
arr. Burleigh
Offertory Response: 540 VU
Grant us, God, the grace of giving,
with a spirit large and free,
that ourselves and all our living
we may offer faithfully.
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Concern
The Life and Work of the Church
Youth of London Conference: Maggie Walker
*Hymn: 509 VU
I, the Lord of Sea and Sky
Here I am, Lord
*Commissioning and Benediction
Flourish For an Occasion
Today we welcome through the sacrament of baptism Jackson Joseph Tereschuk,
son of Jennifer Jess and Joseph Michael Tereschuk.
Rideau Park News
2203 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7L9
(613) 733-3156
Sunday, February 1, 2015 Epiphany IV
Upcoming Worship Events
Sunday, Feb 8
Two Services-Touch of Brass
9:15 a.m.
Sunday, Feb 15
One Service-Annual Meeting
10:00 a.m.
Sunday, Feb 22
Lent 1 Services
2014 Income Tax receipts are available in Beecroft Hall, on Sunday, February 1 and 8, between
services, or in the office during the week.
Rideau Park Book Club - Sunday, February 1, 10:45 a.m. Everybody is welcome to come and join
us after the first service. The upcoming book is “Heaven is for Real”, by Todd Burpo. It was also made
into a movie in 2014, so you might be able to get it on DVD. If you’ve already read it, you might also
be interested in “To Heaven and Back”, by Mary C. Neal or “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander.
Cross Stitching: Please be advised that the Cross Stitching group is beginning again
on Monday, February 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlour. Everyone is welcome to join. For
further information, please contact Lois Jensen or Judy Paré.
You are invited - Valentine’s Coffee Party on Thursday February 12th, 9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
UCW Unit 2 is holding their annual Valentine’s Coffee Party on Thursday, February 12th at 9:30 a.m.
in the Parlour. Join us for fellowship, good food, coffee and tea, a Bake Table, and a Potpourri Table.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Reminder: Please note that the 9:30 a.m. services at Rideau Park are live-streamed on our web site: on Sunday mornings only. Good to know if you’re stuck at home due to illness, or
bad weather, or out of town!
Please keep in mind worshippers who have limited mobility, especially with this winter weather. Parking in
the parking spots beside Cunningham makes it easier for them to come to church, so if you don’t have the
need, please use a parking spot on the Beecroft side or in the back parking lot off Woodcrest. Thank you.
50+ Exercise Group: Please join us each Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-10:00 a.m., for an hour of
gentle, yet thorough exercise and movement for men and women. A fee of $40 is payable at the first
class for the January—February session. Plan to stay fit as the New Year progresses. For more
information call Mary Harris.
Greeting Cards for HEFC: Christmas cards that were collected for clients of Heron Emergency Food
Center (HEFC) were a much appreciated success. Now, other unused greeting cards are most
welcome. This includes birthday, get well, sympathy, friendship, thank you and general occasion
cards. There is a collection box on the Sunday school counter as before. If you don’t wish to hang
onto your unused Christmas cards until next Christmas, bring them in also, and I will keep them for
the next Christmas season. Many thanks for your support.
Movie Night! The young people of Rideau Park are invited to join with the young people of Cityview
United to see the movie “Selma”. Selma is a film about Martin Luther King Jr and the civil rights
movement in the US in the 1960s, and those who have seen it say it’s awesome. We plan to go on
the evening of Sunday, February 8. Please speak to Steve for more information.
Celebrate Have a Heart Day this February, and stand with First Nations children for the same
chance to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and proud of their
cultures. Send a Valentine to our Prime Minister (Office of the Prime Minister, 80 Wellington
Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2) and your local MP (Name of MP, House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, K1A
0A6) asking them to “Please have a heart. First Nations children should not have to fight for services
all other Canadians enjoy.” See the First Nations Caring Society website (
for more information, or attend the gathering, led by schoolchildren, on Parliament Hill, February 10,
from 10:30-11:45 am.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: Sunday, February 15, 2015, 11:15 a.m. : You are invited to join us
for the Congregational Meeting in Beecroft Hall at 11:15 a.m., immediately after the 10:00 a.m.
church service. Coffee, tea, juice and a light lunch will be served. You will be able to hear about, and
provide your views on, the life and work of the congregation. Annual reports are available for pickup
today on the Sunday School Counter.
CHURCHPOST: The next deadline for Churchpost is coming - please submit articles by Sunday,
February 15, at noon, to Marcia Gosse or place your article in the Churchpost slot outside of the
Church Administrative Assistant’s office. Thank you.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: will be held on Tuesday, February 17,
starting at 5:30 p.m. This supper is being organized as a fund raiser by the
Rideau Park Boy Scouts, who will also be doing the cooking. The Scouts will
be selling tickets on the two Sundays prior to the event: February 8 and 9.
Tickets will be $8.00/adults and $5.00/children. (Also available at the office).
Spiritual Practice Groups at Southminster United Church: Compassionate Communication, Tuesdays
from 7:00-9:00 p.m.; February 3, 17, March 3, 17, OR Healing Pathways Fridays, 1:003 :00 p.m.; February 13, 27, March 13, 27. Please email Meg at: [email protected] to register.
Spring Musical! Calling all current and future stars! Rideau Park children and youth (grade 1 to age
18) are invited to participate in a very special musical – “Aladdin Jr”! Under the direction of Ian
Bevell (music) and Andrea Laliberté (production), we will be bringing this fantastical story to life in
two performances on Saturday, May 9. We need lots of performers for singing/acting roles and we
need a full back stage crew too! Everyone wishing to participate will be included. For an information
package, to sign up to be on the stage crew or to volunteer your time, please contact Andrea.
Come see a PLAY: Ni Wewe Tu and Caribbean Voices present: “Sammy Dead”, Saturday, February
21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. here at RPUC in Beecroft Hall. Written and Directed by: Fay Jarrett and Lorna
Townsend. Tickets: Adults $20; $25 at the door; children 12 and under $10. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE
THROUGH THE RIDEAU PARK OFFICE! More information about this and other events can be found on
the web site:
Joyful Noise Choir: This year the Joyful Noise Choir, directed by Ian Bevell, have a fantastic
opportunity to sing the National Anthem at an Ottawa 67’s game on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at
2:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 each and can be purchased from the Allo Family.
Reminder to all that the John Bell event happening at Kanata United Church, February 27 & 28,
2015 is just a month away. If you are interested in attending this event, please go to our website at: and register online, or print off the mail-in registration form. Further details about this
event can be found on our website or call the church office at 613-592-5834.
South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre Volunteer Positions: contact Jessica Rae Linzel for
more information [email protected]
Good Food Box - the Good Food Box is a program SEOCHC runs to provide fresh fruit and vegetables
at lower cost to our community. SEOCHC need admin volunteers. Hours needed are the 1st
Wednesday of every month from 10am-1pm and the 3rd Wednesday of every month from
9:30-1:00 p.m. Volunteer would be responsible for registering clients, handling money, admin tasks,
and handing out food parcels on food pick-up day.
Administrative support - we are also looking for a volunteer to provide support at the main reception
at 1355 Bank Street on occasion. This volunteer would have to be friendly, confident, well-spoken
and preferably speak multiple languages. Flexible hours within main office hours. Duties would
include phone calls, supporting walk-in clients, running errands around the office, answering
questions. If you are interested in this ongoing position, please let me know.
Rideau Park Wi-Fi Service: Just a reminder that we have made changes to the Wi-Fi service which
came into effect on Monday, January 12. All users who have not done so, will need to log in to their
devices again now that this change has been made. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Bible Explorations: Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 a.m., in the Parlour, please join us to
explore the lectionary text for the coming Sunday worship service. Led weekly by the Minister
preaching on the Sunday, participants engage in conversation about the meaning of texts for their
daily living, adding to the Minister’s reflections about the text also.
Activities Calendar: February 1—February 7
RPUC Book Club
10:45am Parlour
Cross Stitch
9:30am Parlour
12:30pm Beecroft Hall
UCW Unit 10
1:00pm Parlour
Ringing Praise
6:30pm Sanctuary
Touch of Brass
7:15pm Sanctuary
Oasis (AA)
8:00pm Brackenridge
50+ Fitness
9:00am Beecroft
La Belle Ensemble
7:15pm Sanctuary
Bible Explorations
9:30am Parlour
50+ Fitness
9:00am Parlour
9:30am Parlour
1:00pm Parlour
Hear Say for Families
5:45pm Beecroft
6:15pm B-9
6:15pm B-12
6:15pm B-13
NoteAble Sound Chimes
6:15pm Sanctuary
Joyful Noise
6:45pm B-12
Grace Notes
6:45pm Sanctuary
Chancel Choir
7:30pm Sanctuary
Coffee Hour Volunteers
Feb 1
Daryl & Gary Lindberg
Jennifer MacKinnon
Pat & Gavin Currie
Feb 8
Mary & Keith Harris
Janet Buske-Wischer
Christy Harris
Sunday Duty Officers
Feb 1
9:15 am
11:15 am
Janet Buske-Wischer
Don & Lois Harper
Feb 8
Nancy Begg-Durkee
Jessie Weldon
Counting Volunteers
Feb 2
Rod Hagglund
Feb 9
Christel Kurz
Main Office is open Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm
Playgroup meet most weekdays 9:30am B-12
Ministers’ pager number: 613-786-4340
Visit our website:
Prayer Chain: Ext 227 or [email protected]
Family Day: Just a heads-up that the office will be CLOSED on this day, February 16, 2015.
Elizabeth Bryce—Minister
Steve Clifton—Minister
Georgina Fitzgerald—Minister
Ian Bevell—Music Director
Debi Brown—Administrator
Debby Gerro—Admin. Assistant
Paul Sorg—Custodian
Church Staff: 613-733-3156
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