Remembrance Sunday November 9, 2014 10:30 AM

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Remembrance Sunday November 9, 2014 10:30 AM
Remembrance Sunday
November 9, 2014
10:30 AM
“Because of the Lord’s Great love we are not consumed, for his
compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your
faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23)
Prelude
Lieutenant Governor enters
March On the Colors
Welcome
Call to Worship
Hymn # 52 “O God, Our Help In Ages Past”
Invocation
O Canada
Last Post
Silence
Act of Remembrance
Reveille
Deposit Color
Greet the Family
Songs of Praise and Worship
“Prince of Peace (You are holy)
“Once Again”
Scripture: Don Swain & Linda Gregan
Psalm 46 (Pew Bible p. 553)
Ministry of Music: “This is God” - Choir
Presentation of His Tithes and Our Offerings
Offertory
Hymn # 43 “Great Is They Faithfulness” (vs 1)
*Children’s Moment
Ministry of Music: “Abide With Me” - Men’s Quartet
Prayer: Jinhong Kim & Kate Thompson
Scripture: Jinhong Kim & Kate Thompson
John 3:1-15 (Pew Bible p. 1029)
Message: Rev. Peter Lohnes
“Confused by Christianity”
Hymn # 330 “Only Trust Him”
Benediction & Grace
Retrieve Colors
God Save the Queen
Lieutenant Governor exits
March Off the Colors
Postlude
On Duty Nov 9
On Duty Nov 16
Tellers: Carolyn Lovely’s Team
Ushers: 1 Maxine Coyle, 2
Susanne Childs, 3 Joey Niles, 4
Linda Lamont
Greeters: Mel & Dale Sproull
Kiosk: Marie Colwell
Media: Patrick Kim
Sound: Devan Gunaseelan
Nursery: Edna Johnston/Erin
Dort
Library: Donna Robinson
Tellers: Layton McClare’s Team
Ushers: 1 Vince Corey, 2 Ron
Evans, 3 Ernie O’Connell, 4
Layton McClare
Greeters: TBC
Kiosk: Shari Holmes
Media: TBC
Sound: TBC
Nursery: Janet Wood/Lori
Schriver
Library: Debbie/Kayla O’Connell
Deacons’ Audio Ministry
CD copies of the Services may be ordered and picked up at the
Kiosk for $2 each. Hearing aid wearers can get better reception
to hear the service by purchasing a small transistor radio to
have in the service and tuning it to 88.9 FM.
Welcome
Thank you for choosing to worship at Grace Memorial today. If
you are a guest, please fill out a welcome card in the pew and
drop it off either at the Welcome Centre Kiosk or to the pastor.
First time guests may pick up a packet of information about the
church and a free gift at the kiosk. If you see notices in the
bulletin that interest you, please don’t hesitate to inquire. We
would love for you to be a part of our church family.
Operation Christmas Child
Lots of shoe boxes left to pick up... Please
remember to include $7 for shipping, and
to put the label on top of the box.
Return boxes by November 16.
Worship Opportunities this Week:
Sunday, November 9
Adult Bible Class, Scott Dunham, parlour. . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM
Worship Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 AM
Handbells Rehearsal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00 PM
Church Luncheon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 12:00 PM
Monday, November 10 - Church Offices closed for the day
Prayer Group cancelled
GriefShare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .7:00-9:00 PM
Timothy Group, Welcome Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 PM
Tuesday, November 11
ESL Class cancelled for holiday
Executive.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 PM
DivorceCare, Parlour.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 PM
Prayer Group, Welcome Centre (R Richardson). . . . 7-7:45 PM
Wednesday, November 12
Golden Years meet at church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 AM
Board Meetings (at the call of the chairs). . . . . . . . . . 6:30 PM
Council Meeting, Coffee - Missions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 PM
(Congregation attend for Finance Report and
Recommendations for 2015 budget)
Thursday, November 13
ESL Bible Study, parlour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 PM
Orchestra rehearsal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00-7:10 PM
Adult Choir rehearsal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:15-8:50 PM
Friday, November 14
Youth Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 PM
Saturday, November 15
Chinese Fellowship, parlour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 AM
Grace Memorial Baptist Church
536 Northumberland Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 3K8
Tel. 458-8527; Internet: www.grace.nb.ca;
E-mail: [email protected]
Senior Pastor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Dr. Peter Lohnes
Pastor of Family Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Marilyn McCormick
Choir & Orchestra Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erma Hawkes
Seniors’ Ministry Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Robinson
Organist/Accompanist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Probert
Church Office Administrator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Sproull
Weekly Prayer Guide – November 9, 2014
Please pray for people in hospital and/or at home:
In Hospital: Ann Carter, Agnes DeLong, Stephanie Pollock,
Ethel Little
At Home: Helen Currie, Marilyn Crisp, Maureen Buckingham,
Heather Fletcher-Switzer, Ethel Smith, Maureen Arp, Helen Ball,
Mary Currie, Muriel Duplessis, Sanford Smith, Elizabeth Sewell,
Rose Marie & Paul Patterson, Georgie Boldon, Louise Johnson,
Harry Jones, Irene Boone
Windsor Court: Daisy Kelly
Shannex: Mildred Rodger, Dorothy Wilson, Anna Tennant
Paradise Villa: Gladys Hemphill
Veterans’ Health Unit: Helen White
St. Anne’s Court: Evelyn Moore, Lawrence & Ruth Steeves
Convention Prayer Update
This week includes Remembrance Day. May we pause to
appreciate the great sacrifice of earlier generations to safeguard
our country as a place of peace and opportunity. Pray for those
who currently serve in our military and for leaders of our
provinces and our country. Pray that they will seek wisdom
from God as they carry out their duties.
CBM Prayer Line
Global: A team of Canadian Baptist women (including Julaine
Palmer, formerly of Grace Memorial) is now in Rwanda until
November 15 to meet with and encourage women of the Baptist
Community of Central Africa who are involved in counseling
women and families affected by abuse and sexual violence in
the DR Congo. Pray also for a team from Immanual Baptist
Church (Toronto) as they wrap up their visit in Lebanon.
Serbia: Praise God for the workshop, HORIZONS LIVE, held this
weekend with 35 youth leaders from across Serbia. CBM Field
Staff Jeff Carter was a facilitator. Thank God for dedicated
leaders such as Zlatko Sebesta, the national youth director and
Horizons mentor who translated Horizons into Serbian.
Kenya: Pray for the continued development of the Saturday
Program, a two-year course started this year by the Thika Bible
College of the African Christian Church & Schools. Now students
who have full time jobs can continue to study and complete
their Diploma of Theological Studies. Pray for Wayne and
Maureen Morgan, CBM Field Staff.
*Children come to the front during the hymn for a moment with
the pastor before going downstairs to your own program.
Middle School youth may exit at the back of the sanctuary
following the children’s moment and go to the youth room for
their Bible study.
Welcome to Worship!
We would like to extend a special welcome to her honor
Lieutenant Governor Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau along with her
husband Ronald Vienneau, as well as to the members of the
Royal Canadian Legion who are present for the Remembrance
Sunday worship service.
Lunch in the Gym Today
Following the service this morning, everyone is invited to a light
lunch of sandwiches, vegetables, and sweets in the gymnasium
found on the lower level of the church building.
We would request the congregation, in keeping with proper
protocol, stand as the Lieutenant Governor and the Legion and
the Colors (flags) enter at the beginning of the service and then
again as they leave at the end of the service.
For God So loved...
This morning we continue with the second of four messages
from John 3. Last week we were introduced to Nicodemus; a
Pharisee, Member of the Sanhedrin and well known teacher who
had sincere questions for Jesus. In particular Nicodemus
pondered, "Can people really change?" Jesus replied that God
brings change when people are born again. This morning we
continue exploring this conversation between two rabbi's and
learn more about what is meant for God to be able to extend to
us the offer of eternal life. Next Sunday Pastor Marilyn will delve
into what is probably the most well-known passage in the Bible,
"God so loved..."
Prayer Groups – Mondays & Tuesdays
Mondays 7 AM – cancelled November 10
Tuesdays 7 PM – Welcome Centre (Roger Richardson)
You may join either group at any time.
Note: If school is cancelled on Mondays, the prayer group will
also be cancelled.
Adult Bible Class – Sundays 9:00 AM
All interest people are welcome to attend the Sunday morning
Adult Bible Class is at 9 AM in the Parlour.
Golden Years Club – November 12
The Golden Years Club outing to the Acorn Restaurant in Prince
William is on Wednesday, November 12. Members are asked
to be at the church at 10:45 AM. For more information please
contact Julie Robinson, 363-3563.
Missions - Winter hats, mittens, etc for
Aboriginal Fellowship
Deadline November 23
Our Mission Board is collecting knitted or
purchased hats, scarves, mittens, etc for
Winnipeg Aboriginal Fellowship. Donated items
should be placed in the box in the foyer by
November 23. Please include a toonie to help with shipping.
Christmas Parade Float – November 29
The Church will have a float in the Fredericton Christmas Parade
on Saturday, November 29 at 5:00 PM (south side route).
Anyone who would like to help decorate with the float or to find
out more information, please contact Keith Tower at 476-5393
or [email protected]
Salvation Army Kettle Drive
Anyone who is able to assist with manning the Salvation Army
kettles in the malls or stores is invited to contact 455-3243 for
a place on the schedule.
“How to Create a Culture of Invitation”
November 17 – 2:00-4:00 PM
For Pastors, staff, ministry leaders, and all interested
persons. (Held in the Family Centre)
Surviving the Holidays DivorceCare – November 19
If you are separated or divorced, the holidays can be a lonely,
stressful, and depressing time. But there’s hope. Join us for an
encouraging seminar to discover how to enjoy the holidays
again. Wednesday, November 19 from 7:00-9:00 PM.
Indian Curry Dinner – November 22
An Indian Curry Dinner will be held at the church on Saturday,
November 22 at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $25 per person,
available through Sarah Gunasellan at 457-7086; the church
office and the Kiosk. The dinner will be prepared by Sarah as a
fund raiser for her portion of the Bolivia Mission Tour 2015.
An inspiring talk by Michael Harvey about how our church can
develop a culture of inviting people to church. Michael Harvey is
the author of Back to Church Sunday which is held around the
world, and the book “Unlocking the Growth”. Topics:
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Learn how to produce a unique mission field for our
church at any given time
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Tools to identify distorted thinking in our church
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Consider a plan of action for our church
For more information, please see:
http://baptist-atlantic.ca/event/creating-culture-invitation
Christmas Wreath Sale
COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Martha Group is selling doublesided , 12-inch balsam fir wreaths undecorated sell for $12.00 and
decorated (pine-cones, white cedar
branches, and red velvet bow) sell for
$14.00.
Ten Thousand Villages – November 14 & 15
Wilmot United, 473 King St – Nov 14 from 10:00-7:00 and Nov
15 from 9:00-4:00. Annual Fair Trade Gift Sale benefiting
artisans from 30 developing countries. Gifts purchased will give
the blessings of steady work, fair wages, and a better life for
struggling families around the world.
Funds raised will be used to support
Martha Group charity projects. This
year the majority of the money will be given to Grandmothers
Helping Grandmothers which is a Fredericton Group supporting
African grandmothers raising children whose parents have died
from AIDS.
UCW Christmas Bazaar – November 15
Nashwaaksis United, 46 Main St – 9:00-11:30 AM
Crafts, Baking, Silent Auction, Continental Breakfast available.
Order from Maxine Coyle at 472-4292 by Nov 23; pick up
on Sat, Nov 29 from 10:00 to 12 noon.
Breakfast and Old Fashioned Market – November 15
Gibson Memorial United, 183 Gibson St – 8:30-11:30 AM
Breakfast $6 per person; Country Market will go till 1:00.
Baking, Crafts & “Bead for Life Bead Party” to support missions
and outreach projects.
Breakfast Fund Raiser – November 15
Fredericton Christian Academy, 778 MacLaren Ave – 8-12 noon
By donation for middle school and high school mission tours –
pancakes, sausages, eggs, beans, etc.
Your Financial Commitment for 2015
Anyone who does not currently have church envelopes and
would like to receive a box for 2015 please contact the Church
office or Sheila Dunham at [email protected] or by
phone at 454-6259.
If you would like to make your financial commitment using
pre-authorized debit, application forms are also available.
Board of Finance
The Board of Finance will provide an up-to-date report on the
Church's financial status at the November 12th Council
meeting. As part of that presentation a proposal will be made
on how we go forward into 2015 with a balanced budget. This
will be an important meeting and the congregation is
asked to make every effort to attend.
Note: The church offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
Meetings this week:
Tues, Nov11 6:00 PM Executive
Wed, Nov 12 6:30 PM Board meetings (at the call of the
individual chairs) Coffee - Missions
Wed, Nov 12 8:00 PM Council – congregation is encouraged to
attend for the presentation on Finances and
recommendations for 2015 budget.
Recognizing the church may or may not vote to change our current
structure, the deacons are seeking suggestions for nominations for the
Deacon’s Board in the event changes do not proceed. They will also
accept suggestions for nominations for the Leadership Board which can
be passed on to the Nominating Committee, should the church vote to
adopt the proposed new structure.
PROSPECTIVE DEACONS
Our Board of Deacons is responsible to submit nominations to the
annual meeting of the church for the role of deacons. The board
solicits your input in this process.
Biblical expectations for members of the board are set forth in Acts
6:1-6 and I Timothy 3:8-13.
In cooperation with the Pastor the duties of the board include: the
spiritual welfare of the church, pastoral care of church families,
preparing and serving the Lord’s Supper, discipleship training and
preparation of candidates for baptism, the recommending of
candidates for membership, on-going outreach to our community (See
Section 13 of By-Laws for further details.)
In addition, the prospective deacon will have served in various areas of
responsibility over the years and currently be involved in some area of
ministry within the church.
Please use this form to suggest people you feel possess the qualities
for the role as outlined above. Place your completed form in an
envelope addressed to the Board of Deacons and return it to the
church office by November 10. Thank you.
As a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church, I feel led of God to
suggest that the following individual be considered for the office of
Deacon:
Name (Please Print)
Why do you think this individual would be an effective deacon or leader?
Your Name:
Telephone No.