Sunday Services
Reverend
Don MacPherson
Service Times
Sunday at 11am
Reverend
Don MacPherson
Welcome

 

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Bridgetown United Church online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.

Our Mission

 

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Weddings

 

Our church offers a traditional setting for your most sacred celebration.

Services

 

Services are held now at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church every Sunday at 11am:


Sunday Morning services are at 11 AM to 12 noon, followed by sharing fellowship downstairs 


 

Any additional services will be announced on our notice board and on our website.

This Week's Sermon

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

William Black Pastoral Charge

As we gather to worship, let us pause to remember that in this region we live, work and worship on lands that are the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. May we live with respect on this land and live in peace with its people.

Worship Leader, Reverend Don MacPherson

Organist, John Montgomerie and Wendy Large

Dancing into Light and Darkness

Sunday January 19, 2019

Season of Epiphany

There is Courage in Epiphany

 

Reflective Thought: “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”- Lewis Carroll

 

 

WE GATHER AS GOD'S PEOPLE

(The Music Prelude is the invitation for silent reflection as we quiet our hearts and minds for worship.) *Denotes standing in body and/or spirit.

 

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Welcome

COMMUNITY TIME

 

Sharing Peace, Blessings, Remembrance

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

 

Organ Prelude

*Call to Worship

 

Some speak of this time as “the Dark Time of the year.” The sun hangs low; winter stretching before us.

 

P  We curl up in our souls; hunker down – waiting for light to return

 

And yet, we hear and sing words of light and hope flung into this darkness. Light and darkness embrace.  

 

All  Peace be with us in this worship. Light shine upon us and hold us. As epiphany unfolds may we take this holy light into the world about us.

 

*Prayer of Gathering

 

Holy One, speak Your light into our hearts today. Touch us ever so gently with Your Holy Spirit. Help us to live Jesus light and love in our world and time. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

*Carol of Praise: VU#87 I Am the Light of the World

 

 

HEARING THE WORD

 

Hebrew Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-5 Invitation to Life

Responsive Selection: Isaiah 60 VU#886 Arise, Shine

Gospel Reading: Matthew 2:7-18 Consequences?

 

*Carol: VU#64 O Little Town of Bethlehem

 

Reflection: Why Must Light and Darkness Dance Together?

 

Moment of Silence

 

*Theme Carol: VU#96 Will You Come and See the Light

                    

                              WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

 

Our Life and Work Together

Mission Moment

Sharing our Gifts

 

 

*Song of Dedication: VU#19 Kindle a Flame to Lighten the Dark

Kindle a flame to lighten the dark and take all fear away.

Kindle a flame to lighten the dark and take all fear away.

 

Prayers of Dedication:

Holy One, You have shared with us Your gift of Light and Love. We humbly make our offerings today acknowledging Your gift. May the light of Epiphany guide us in this worship and our living. In Jesus’ name. Amen

 

Prayers of the People followed by The Lord’s Prayer

 

DEPARTURE

 

*Carol: VU#67 Silent Night, Holy Night

 

Commissioning and Benediction Sung

 

*MV#220 Hope Shines as the Solitary Star

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.

 

Organ Postlude

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