BURLINGTON EAST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
BURLINGTON EAST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
MINISTER: THE REV. BRUCE McANSH
ORGANIST: RINATHA KRIGE
Tel. No. (905) 637-5155 - Email: [email protected]
October 13, 2013
WE GATHER IN GOD
* ENTRY OF GOD’S WRITTEN WORD
* PROCESSIONAL HYMN: (Hymn No. 299, verse 1)
GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
All Creatures of our God and King
PRAYER OF ADORATION, CONFESSION & LORD’S PRAYER
SING THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH
WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD
All things bright and beautiful
Let the children gather with the Minister during the singing of the verses 1, 2 and 3
followed by verse 4 - remain seated
Psalm 100 (Refrain 1)
Deuteronomy 26 : 1 - 11 (Page 180)
Phillipians 4 : 4 - 9 (Page 198)
John 6 : 25 – 35 (Page 98)
I need Thee every hour (words on insert)
SERMON: “SHOCKING – GOD DOENSN’T NEED MY THANKS”
WE RESPOND IN FAITH
* DOXOLOGY HYMN: (Hymn No. 79)
* PRAYER OF DEDICATION
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
WE GO FORTH IN GOD
For the beauty of the earth
* - Stand as you are able
Welcome to BURLINGTON EAST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Worship Service. The Duty Elder is available for your assistance. If you
are a visitor and are considering this Church as your new home
congregation, please make sure that you sign the Guest Book so that Rev.
McAnsh may contact & welcome you. A Nursery is available in the
McRae wing. Please join us for Fellowship Hour following the Worship
WE WELCOME Rev. Moe Anderson to the pulpit today.
FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS in the sanctuary are placed by Godfrey
Owen in loving memory of his wife, Elke.
BEPC @ A GLANCE
Bob & Dorothy
Jim & Isabel
Mon., October 14th
Tues. October 15th
Thu., October 17th
- Social Club
- Prayer Group
- Men’s Social Club
- Choir Practice
- Douglas Hall at 1:00 pm
- Quiet Room at 6:00 pm
- Douglas Hall at 1:00 pm
- Sanctuary at 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY LUNCH GROUP
The Wednesday Lunch Group will meet on
Wednesday, 16 October at 12.00 noon at the
Lowville Bistro, 6179 Guelph Line, Burlington. The
Bistro is in the village of Lowville. Please let Nancy
Capstick know if you plan to attend. Nancy’s phone
number is 905-825-5595.
THE BOYS’ BRIGADE
FOUNDERS DAY SERVICE
On October 27th, 2013 at 2:30pm
there will be a Boys’ Brigade Founders Day service at Burlington East
Presbyterian Church. All members of our congregation are welcome to
join us for this 130th Anniversary Service of the Boys’ Brigade. Please
contact George Rodgerson, Stephen Shields, and Denis Hird for more
SUNDAY DRIVERS NEEDED
Recently we have received calls from members of
the community, as well as some of our own, in need of a ride to Church.
We are in the process of putting together a list of people within our
congregation who would be willing to be on the “On call for a Ride List”.
The requests for a ride would be processed through the office and a ride
arranged from the List of Volunteers. There would be some limitations on
ride request, such as – the call should come in to the office by Friday,
(perhaps 10:00 o’clock) and the match would be completed according to
our list, made up of your names as volunteer drivers. This does not mean it
would be every Sunday, but would be on some sort of rotation, dependent
upon the number of volunteers available. This project would come under
the Umbrella of the Pastoral Committee, so please call Beryl at home or
the office here and speak with Rinatha with any questions or to leave your
name. We would like to expand this service to include rides to our Church
for any special event, not just Sundays. Sooo, the lineup for being the first
to sign up will be by the Piano, today, after the service. Thanks for the
anticipated positive response to this request.
BEPC FINANCIAL UPDATE
January and September
NOTE: RED numbers reflect results that are below budget
The chart above provides both the year-to-date and monthof-September financial results. As reflected above,
September and year-to-date envelope givings are below
budget. Expenses are tracking higher than budget for a
net result of a year-to-date deficit of $8,153. One item
outstanding to reduce the deficit amount to $6,797.22
requires congregation’s approval of $1,365.00 for roof
repair expenses to be expensed from the Heritage Fund.
The Pulpit Supply credit of $2,625 was received and is
included in September’s results.
We look forward to your continuing support through the next
Your Finance Committee
2013 October Report from the BEPC Session
~ Session's communication, to the congregation, of major items discussed
and major decisions made at each Session meeting. ~
Session met on Monday, October 7. With Rev. McAnsh off on medical leave,
the meeting was moderated by Rev. Curtis Bablitz.
It was reported to Session that George Rodgerson and Denis Hird are making
good progress on the plans for the Boys’ Brigade Founders Day service on
Sunday, October 27. More details about this service are in the bulletin.
On behalf of Session, Donna Beaudin and Denise Crockford are making plans
for a congregational potluck dinner on Friday, November 15. Look for more
information on this in future Sunday bulletins.
Session approved a congregational meeting to be held on Sunday, November
3. The primary topic will be a request that the funding of the repair that was
done to the flat roof above the lift come from the Heritage Fund. A formal
congregational meeting notification will be placed in the preceding two
Diane Closson has agreed to assume the role of convenor of the Christian
Education Committee and will be working with others to ensure that we
have a vibrant Sunday School program.
On behalf of the Finance and Maintenance Committee, Ron Dekker
presented a first pass 2014 operating budget. Further work will be done on
the 2014 budget before it is approved by Session for presentation to the
congregation at the Annual meeting.
Session approved BEPC hosting a Christmas Day Dinner which will follow a
similar format to last year’s dinner. Requests for volunteers will be placed in
the bulletin when we get closer to Christmas.
Session approved BEPC's participation in the Christmas Children’s Wish
project with a local public school, the same as we have done in the last few
The next regularly-scheduled Session meeting will be on Monday, November
Sunday School Registration Forms
where handed out or sent out a few weeks ago to
families who have children attending Sunday
School. Can you please make sure that these
forms are filled out and sent back to the church
office or to Alison Hird.
We are pleased to announce the birth on Sunday, September 8, 2013 of
William James, a son for Keith and Lorna Warner, grandson for Mary and
Bernie Eidsforth and great nephew for Lorna Jack.
COMING EVENTS - MARK YOUR CALENDAR
October 27 (Sun.): Boys' Brigade Founders
Day service @ 2:30 PM
(Fri.): Fellowship time / Pot Luck
@ 6:00 PM
(Sat.): Holly Berry Bazaar
(Fri.): Advent Tea
December 1 (Sun.): First Sunday of Advent
December 8 (Sun.): Communion
(Tues.): Christmas Eve Service
(Wed.): Christmas Day Dinner
Once again we are enjoying the beauty of God’s creation all around us as
the transition is made from Summer to Fall, and then from Fall to Winter.
We live in such a beautiful part of the country as the Autumn leaves fill the
trees with brilliant colors making the hills look like gigantic multi-colored
flowers! One of the great themes of the Bible is that we are to be a people
of Thanksgiving, not just one special day of the year, but as Christians we
are to be thankful on a daily basis.
If you were touched by the beautiful hymn “I need thee every hour” that
we sang this morning, you can follow the link below and share in an
acapella version of this hymn. The harmony in this video is all done by one
person. You will be amazed at how he sings this old time moving hymn 'I
Need Thee Every Hour' in twelve different ways.