We welcome The Rev. Moe Anderson to the pulpit this morning.

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We welcome The Rev. Moe Anderson to the pulpit this morning.
CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
165 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton, ON
February 8, 2015 – 10:30 a.m.
* * * OUR APPROACH TO GOD
Grave and Adagio (Sonata 2)
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD
THE OFFERING
Felix Mendelssohn
A MOMENT OF SILENCE
THE CALL TO WORSHIP
* HYMN – When morning gilds the skies
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PRAYERS: ADORATION, CONFESSION & PARDON
* THE DOXOLOGY AND PRESENTATION OF GIFTS
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below:
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
PRAYERS OF DEDICATION, THANKSGIVING & INTERCESSION
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* HYMN – ‘Follow me,’ the Master said
ANTHEM – I waited for the Lord
Felix Mendelssohn
I waited for the Lord, He inclined unto me, He heard my complaint. O
blessed are they that hope and trust in the Lord.
Beverly Bronté-Tinkew, soprano; Mari van Pelt, alto
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TIME WITH THE CHILDREN - The children are singing "Holy is the Lord"
by Chris Tomlin.accompanied by Joshua Weresch, guitar and Kirk Starkey,
cello. (Children leave for Faith Finders)
THE LORD’S PRAYER (trespasses)
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* HYMN – Called as partners in God's service
See Insert
* THE BENEDICTION (You are invited to join with the choir in the Amen)
GOD SPEAKS TO US
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
OLD TESTAMENT READING (p. 668)
Isaiah 40:21-31
ANTHEM – Sicut cervus
Giovanni di Palestrina
Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes a quarum, ita desiderat anima mea ad te
deus. Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks, so longeth my soul after
Thee, o God.
NEW TESTAMENT READING (p. 68)
Luke 8:40-56
Lector: This is the word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
* HYMN – Be Thou my vision
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SERMON – ‘FORGOTTEN, UNNAMED, INVISIBLE BUT WORTHY’
The Reverend Moe Anderson
Allegro maestoso and fugue (Sonata 2)
Felix Mendelssohn
* Indicates standing. Please feel free to remain seated.
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We welcome The Rev. Moe Anderson to the pulpit this morning.
Moe Anderson is the Spiritual Care Professional to the Critical Care
Program at Toronto Western Hospital. She holds an M.Div from
McMaster, a Diploma in Spirituality in Health Care from Waterloo
Lutheran and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Haden Institute.
Her recent publication called “Spiritual Care – A Practical Handbook”
has been well received. Moe lives in Oakville where she is a Spiritual
Director, piano teacher and proud mother to a teenage daughter.
Notes for First-Time Worshippers at Central
We invite you to take home the bookmark from the Welcome Card, as a
reminder of your visit. If you would like to know more about us, fill in
the information insert in the card, detach it and place it on the offering
plate. Before you leave, please sign the guest book in the vestibule.
FAITH FINDERS: A Family Prayer
Dear God,
Help us to be forgiving. Make us friendly and open. Help us to do the right thing and be gracious. Help us to
include people in our life and not exclude them. Help us to value the people around us, so that we can live a
happy life together, without stress or grudges. Amen
Infant care is available during the service. Please feel free to keep your
little ones with you in church. For the nursery, go through the door at the
front of the sanctuary (right side). Once through, walk to the end of the
corridor where you will see the nursery. Washrooms are available in the
same corridor. Children are invited to attend Faith Finders during the
worship service. Our congregation follows the Presbyterian Church in
Canada Leading with Care policy, which seeks to ensure a “Climate of
Safety for Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults”.
CHARLTON CLUB:
Charlton Club meets on February 11 for young people Grades 6-12. The dates are February 4- March
11 inclusive, then March 25-April 29 inclusive for a total of 12 weeks. Each Wednesday evening will run from
6:00 pm -8:00 pm. Please note the change in time.
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6:00-6:15 Sign in and snack
6:15-6:45 Worship Skills
6:45-7:15 Recreation
7:15-8:00 Bible Time
All young people from Central, neighbouring churches and the community are most welcome to attend.
Charlton Club is an intergenerational midweek program bringing young people and adults together through play, Bible
teaching, dinner and worship. Visitors are always welcome!
CHANCEL FLOWERS – If you would like to place flowers in the chancel
on a specific Sunday morning throughout the year, please call
Johanna de Bruin.
TODAY
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Welcome & Announcements: Chris Newman
Lector: Brandon Yu
Offering Prayers: Beth Mackay Reilly
Duty Manager: Jim Morgan
Greeters: Jim and Myrna Evel
Head Usher: Jim Dunlop
Nursery This Week: Shirley Forsyth and Maya Ziemann
Nursery Next Week: Adrienne Seabrook and Kelly Pearce
Sunday Custodian: Bill Everson
~ 11:40 am – Refreshments in the Church Hall ~
THIS WEEK IN THE CONGREGATION
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
12:00 pm – Deadline for submissions for inclusion in the
‘CONTACT’ newsletter.
‘Knit & Knatter’ in the Guild Room. New knitters most
welcome to come and help us knit hats, scarves, prayer
shawls and baby blankets.
2:00 pm – Prime Time in the Guild Room.
6:00 pm – Charlton Club meets in the Church Hall.
7:30 pm – Home Group Meeting led by Karen McWilliams
in the Guild Room.
THURSDAY
4:00 pm – Hamilton Out of the Cold in the Church Hall.
7:30 pm – Home Group Meeting at the home of Jim
Walker.
SUNDAY
10:00 am – Prayer Circle in the Guild Room.
10:15 am – Prayers in the Vestry.
10:30 am – Worship.
THE PRAYER TEAM confidentially prays for your concerns. Please contact
Karen McWilliams at 289-239-7587.
NEWS FROM THE PEWS – Please remember and continue to keep
Dawn Salemi, Eileen Reynolds, Kay Lumsden, Doris Middleton,
Jean Walker, Phyllis Wilson, Gordon Brownhill, Glenn Gibson,
Richard Phillips and Chuck Scott in your prayers.
PRAYER CIRCLE – During the vacancy, you are invited to join us in a time
of prayer each Sunday morning at 10:00 am in the Guild Room. Everyone
welcome.
‘CONTACT’ NEWSLETTER – The deadline for submissions for the
Feb/Mar issue is 12:00 noon this Monday, February 9th.
FOOD DRIVE – We are continuing to collect donations of non-perishable
food items which will be given through Hamilton Food Share to less fortunate
Hamilton families. Please place any items that you bring in the blue boxes
located at the front entrance in the narthex. A list of “Most Needed Items” has
been posted for your consideration. Thank you in advance for your donations!
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETIING - Please make note that the date of the
Annual General Meeting is February 22nd, 2015. A light luncheon will be
served immediately after the worship service followed by the annual meeting
in the Church Hall. We encourage everyone to attend -- this is your chance
to be informed and involved in the life of your church community! Hope to
see you there.
CENTRAL’S UPCOMING ANNUAL MEETING - If you would like to
contribute to the luncheon provided following the meeting, please place your
name beside one of the menu items outlined on the sign-up sheet in the
Church Hall.
THE REV. HARRY McWILLIAMS will be away on vacation from
January 19th to February 23rd. In the event of a pastoral emergency during
this time, please contact either your district elder or The Rev. Curtis Bablitz
who can be reached at 905.335.2640 (Brant Hills Presbyterian Church) or
905.464.2082 (cell phone).
PRIME TIME meets again this Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the Guild
Room. A time for music, laughter and discussion with leader, Rev. Curtis
Bablitz.
SAVE THE DATE - THE TORCHMEN ARE COMING TO
CENTRAL! – Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Known for years
for their Southern Gospel Music, this male quartet has touched many souls
with the ageless message of Christ. Their audiences have been known to
laugh, shed a tear or two, clap hands, tap toes and sing along. This will be an
evening you won’t want to miss. Free admission. A free will offering will
be taken.
CANADIAN FRIENDS OF HÔPITAL ALBERT SCHWEITZER –
HAITI (HAS) is holding its annual fund-raising event called the Haiti
Happening on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the
Michelangelo Conference and Banquet Centre in Hamilton. We have
committed to raising $100,000.00 towards the budget for child and maternal
health care services, part of the vital work done through this hospital in the
Artibonite Valley and the mountains beyond. This celebration reflects the
culture of Haiti through an authentic dinner, videos, music and scores of
beautifully handcrafted items from that country for silent auction. You are
invited to learn more about this independent hospital, and its influence on our
four speakers this year. Tickets are $75.00 per person with a charitable
receipt of $40.00. For more information, contact Susan McKay (Steve
McKay’s mother) at 905-522-6218 or [email protected]