MARK STREET UNITED CHURCH
The House of Friendship

90 Hunter Street East
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 1G5
705-742-2682
markstreetchurch@bellnet.ca
www.markstreetunited.com
10 a.m.
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Rev. Patti Armstrong, B.A., M.Div.,
Minister
Director of Music: Vincent J. Abrahamse, B.Mus., B.Ed.
Office Administrator: Jill Brown
Custodian: Judy Ashworth
Parish Nurse: Janice Ross RN, MN

FEBRUARY 26TH, 2017
BLACK HISTORY MONTH & TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY

Deep thanks to Worship Leaders Liz Sine, OYP team,
Flutists, Drumming Circle, Mark Street Choir and Vince Abrahamse, for sharing their gifts of Music. ___________________________________________
(* PLEASE STAND AS YOU ARE ABLE & CONGREGATION RESPOND IN BOLD)

MUSICAL PRELUDE

WELCOME & CENTERING OURSELVES
IN THIS PLACE OF WORSHIP

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN: VU 402 We Are One

ILLUMINATING CHRIST`S LIGHT (Please respond as each candle it lit)
In the name of the Parent God
In the name of the Brother Son
In the name of the Spirit Holy,
Three In One.

UNISON PRAYER
God of love, peace, and unity,
we thank you for welcoming us all just as we are;
for making us equal as your children
from all corners of the earth;
and for giving us your blessings as your children;
and for making us belong.
We pray that you help us realize that we are
all made in your image, and we need to bring peace
to all your creation as one people who belong to you.
We ask all this through Christ our brother. Amen.

GREETING ONE ANOTHER

LIFE AND WORK OF THE CONGREGATION

PAUSE AND PREPARE TO HEAR SCRIPTURE
Matthew 17:1-9

SHARING OUR STORIES

THE PRAYER OF JESUS (TOGETHER)
Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be your Name.
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.

CHILDREN AND LEADERS MAY LEAVE FOR ACTIVITIES DOWNSTAIRS

SPECIAL MUSIC: Why me Lord

PAUSE AND PREPARE TO HEAR SCRIPTURE
Exodus 24:12-18

STORIES OF OYP

PRAYER OF CONFESSION Peter, James, and John went up on the side of a mountain with Jesus and experienced unimaginable wonder and glory. But then Peter wanted to stay. “It’s good for us to be here. Let’s get comfortable.” We are also often tempted to keep the experience of the Divine to ourselves, to enjoy the company of the saints instead of going back down the mountain to continue the work of the Kingdom of God. God knows this temptation of our hearts, so let us confess and pray for forgiveness.
God of glory, light and wonder, forgive us when we are complacent and comfortable with keeping the riches of your love to ourselves. Keep calling us down from our mountains of privilege. Keep expecting more of us as your disciples. Keep reminding us to listen to your Son, our Brother in whose name we pray. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF GRACE
Whether we hear a voice from the heavens or a still small voice in our hearts, listen carefully for the love of God. Believe and accept God’s love and live in God’s freedom. We believe. Thanks be to God.
*HYMN: I surrender all
All to Jesus I surrender,
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.
Refrain:
I surrender all, I surrender all;
All to Thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

All to Jesus I surrender,
Make my, Savior, wholly Thine;
Let me feel Thy Holy Spirit,
Truly know that Thou art mine. [Refrain]

All to Jesus I surrender,
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power,
Let Thy blessing fall on me. [Refrain]

GIVING THANKS

SPECIAL MUSIC DURING OFFERING: When the roll is called up yonder

*DEDICATING OUR GIFTS
O God, it is up to us to share your gospel,
using all the resources that you provide.
It is up to us to learn our whole story,
as your whole people.
With these gifts, God, empower us
to do your work of sharing the gospel
and welcoming all who seek to share in your story.
Amen.

STORIES OF OYP

ANTHEM

SACRED SILENCE & PRAYERS OF PEACE
*HYMN: VU 343 I Love to Tell the Story
BENEDICTION May God now send us back down the mountain of our worship. We have been changed. We can’t be silent anymore. We have seen the Light of the World. Go and share the radiance of love!
*CHORAL BLESSING:
Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know God will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

RECESSIONAL

POSTLUDE
Liturgy adapted from UCC worship resources.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Shining Waters’ Presbytery is responsible for the oversight of ministry personnel and the pastoral charges within its bounds. It has mandated a Review of the state of Mark Street United Church, and a Review of the effectiveness of the Rev. Patti Armstrong, pursuant to sections J.8 and J.9 of The Manual (2016).
The Presbytery has appointed the Rev. Carol L. Hancock of Bracebridge, ON to do the work involved. Ordained in 1977, Carol served pastoral charges and communities in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario and then served as General Council Minister, Regional Relations/Conciliar Relations, working particularly with the Conferences and General Council from 2002 – 2013. Carol visited the Bay of Quinte Conference regularly over that eleven year period and expresses great appreciation for all she learned about its context and ministry. Carol describes herself as “partially retired”, but continues to enjoy work in service of our United Church.
This is an invitation to all who are involved with Mark Street United Church to share their comments related to their experience of the effectiveness of the ministry of the Rev. Patti Armstrong and the state of the congregation and its health and well-being. These comments may be shared in writing and/or in a personal interview.
Carol will be available to meet at Emmanuel West United Church for the review interviews [441 Rubidge St. Peterborough] on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, February 23, 24, 25 and 26 from 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with anyone who wishes to speak directly to her at that time. Appointments can be arranged through the Rev. Wendy Bulloch wendyb@bell.net and at 705-760-9593. While most appointments are scheduled for twenty minutes, longer appointments can be arranged if a couple, group or committee wishes to be interviewed together.
People who meet with Carol are also welcome to contribute written materials. Everyone who meets with Carol or contributes written material will be named as a contributor to the Reviews and may be quoted within the Reports that Carol will write. Written contributions to this review may also be sent by e-mail or letter if either is a preferred method of communicating. Carol can be reached by e-mail at chancock@bell.net or a letter could be sent to 17 South Muskoka Dr., Bracebridge ON, P1L 1M4. All information must be received by March 1, 2017.
During the review process Rev. Lyle Horn is available for Pastoral Support. 705-742- 5846 or graceunited@nexicom.net

Ash Wednesday service: March 1st, 7 pm.

Lenten study and lunch: PRACTICES FOR A TROUBLED WORLD. After Sunday Worship & Fellowship in the Library. Bring your lunch. Feel free to attend when you can.
(March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 19). All welcome.

Bay of Quinte Conference Prayer Cycle: Pickering Village UC. Ajax. Lakeridge

Council meets third Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 pm.

Next Week’s Scripture: March 5th, 1st Lent
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
Psalm 32
Romans 5:12-19
Matthew 4:1-11

If you have an event you would like put in the bulletin please let Jill in the office know by Wednesday morning. Thanks.

Rev Patti Armstrong
Office hours: Monday-Thursday 10-2 (please feel free to drop by or set up a time to meet with me during office hours or after).
Days off: Friday & Saturday
Contact: revpattiarmstrong@gmail.com #705-768-9052
If you have an emergency spiritual care need, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. Use my phone contact and leave a message.
Deep thanks.

What’s Happening at Mark Street
-some exciting events are coming up-

A Night at the Theatre
Sunday February 26th Doors open 5:00pm
Delicious Roast Beef Dinner at 5:30pm, show starts at 6:45pm. Brought to you by a cast of Mark Street members and friends
$20.00 per person or $60.00 for a family of four

Pancake Supper
Shrove Tuesday February 28th 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Pancakes & sausages served in Friendship Hall
$8.00/adults – $25.00/family

Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00pm

Vesey Seeds &Bulbs
Let’s beautify our gardens in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Order forms are available in Friendship Hall.

Monday February 27
Snacks – Friendship Hall Kitchen 9:00am – 10:30am
Trex – CEC 6:30pm
Edge Committee – Parlour 7:00pm
Pathfinders – Friendship Hall 7:00pm
Tuesday February 28
Quilters – Friendship Hall 9:00am
Pancake Supper – Friendship Hall 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Yoga – Parlour 5:30pm
Council – Parlour 6:30
Wednesday March 1
Tai Chi – CEC 10:00am – 12:00pm
Brownies – Friendship Hall 6:30pm – 8:00pm
GA – Parlour 7:00pm
Thursday March 2
Carpet Bowlers – Friendship Hall 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Come Cook with Us – CEC Kitchen 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Drumming – Parlour 5:30pm
Sparks – Friendship Hall 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Choir Practice – Sanctuary 7:00pm

Friday March 3
Dynamics – Friendship Hall 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Highland Dance – Friendship Hall 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Saturday March 4
30 Craft Market – CEC 8:30am – 4:30pm
Knitting – Friendship Hall 10:00am – 12:00pm

In the Future
Tuesday April 4th to May 9th
Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop
Hosted by JoAnn Miller through CCAC & LHIN
Pre-registration is required, call 1-866-971-5545
For more information, see poster on bulletin board

Outreach
Just a reminder that we support the “Food Bank” at
St. Luke’s on Armour Road. The “Food” box is by the East balcony steps. Items most needed are baby food, diapers, coffee, peanut butter and personal hygiene items.

The Thrift Store at St. Luke’s is in need of summer items such as sun hats, decorative scarves, purses, blouses along with ladies and men’s socks.

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