Windsor Park United Church


Notes on the Notes

  • Notes on the Notes – August 19, 2018

    This week we will be continuing to explore the Book of Ruth, Chapter 3. We will be singing: “This is God’s Wondrous World” (VU #296) This hymn is often recognized as the old CGIT (Christian Girls in Training) hymn,  altered for inclusiveness from the original “This is My Father’s World.”   It has helped shaped […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – August 12, 2018

    This week, we will continue to explore the Book of Ruth, looking at Chapter 2. We will be singing: “Come and Find the Quiet Centre” (VU #374) “Come and find the quiet centre in the crowded life we lead, Find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed: Clear the […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – August 5, 2018

    Welcome! This week we will be beginning our journey through the story of Ruth. Service time is 10:30 a.m. at Windsor Park United. We will be singing: “Praise With Joy the World’s Creator” (VU #312) This new text in praise of the Trinity was written for an anniversary conference of the World Student Christian Federation […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – June 24, 2018

    This week will be looking at the second half of the 10 commandments. We will be reading: Exodus 20: 12-21      Matthew 22: 34-40 We will be singing: “Jesus, Come to Our Hearts” (VU #324) “Jesus, come to our hearts like falling rain; Come to refresh, Come to renew, Wash all our sins away. Spirit, come […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – June 17, 2018

    This week we will continue to explore God’s covenant with us through the Ten Commandments. We will be reading: Exodus 20:3-11   Matthew 22:34-40 We will be singing: “Take Time to Be Holy” (VU #672) “Take time to be holy, speak oft with your Lord; Abide in him always, and feed on his word. Make friends […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – June 10, 2018

    It’s picnic Sunday! Join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. as we learn about God’s covenant with us through the rainbow and the 10 Commandments! Then, stay for the picnic following worship! We’ll be learning about: Exodus 19: 1-6, 20: 1-2         Matthew 22: 34-40 We’ll be singing: “We are the Church” “I am the church! You […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – June 3, 2018 (9:30 a.m. service time!)

    This week’s theme: Formed in Light/Communion This week’s scripture readings: Psalm 139:1-18                 Matthew 5:1-16 This week’s music: “Let Us Build a House (All are Welcome)” (MV #1)  “Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live, a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive. Built of […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – Sunday, May 20

    This week’s theme:  Pentecost Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the twelve apostles and other followers of Jesus as described in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1-31. For this reason, Pentecost is sometimes described as the “Birthday of the Church.”  Pentecost is celebrated seven weeks (50 days) after Easter Sunday. This week’s readings: Acts […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – Palm Sunday – March 25, 2018

    Theme:    From “Hosanna” to death Readings: Psalm 24                 John 12:12-27              John 19:16b-22 What is Palm Sunday? Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent, the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified. Palm Sunday is known as such because the faithful will often receive […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – Lent 5 – March 18, 2018

    Theme:  To Follow This King! Readings: John 19:1-16a            Psalm 146 Music: The music this week asks for God’s faithfulness to be with us as we move ever-closer to the events of Good Friday.   Through the words of the hymns, we also commit to walking with Jesus to face the cross. “O Jesus Christ, May Grateful […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – Lent 4 – March 11, 2018

    Theme:  To Stand in Judgement! Scripture: Psalm 145:10-13     John 18:28-40 Music: All of the music this week centers around the theme of Jesus giving up his life for us and our response to that gift. “Here I Am to Worship”“Light of the world You stepped down into darkness. Opened my eyes, let me see. Beauty […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – Lent 3 – March 4, 2018

    Theme: When We Deny God! Scripture: Psalm 17:1-7           John 18:12-27 Music: This week we have two readings that are in contrast to each other.  In the psalm, the speaker is calling on God to hear him, saying that that God should listen because he has followed God steadfastly.  The reading from John, on the other […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – February 25, 2018

    Lent 2 Theme: To be Washed Clean!/Baptism Scripture: John 13:1-17            Psalm 51:7-12 Music: The readings this week both make reference to becoming clean.  In the psalm, the writer is asking God to once again give them a “clean heart” so that they can serve God more fully.  In the gospel reading, we hear how […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – February 18, 2018

    Lent 1 Theme:  Jesus Raises Lazarus Scripture Readings: Psalm 104:27-30      John 11:1-44 Music: “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go” (VU #658) “O Love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee; I give thee back the life I owe, that in thine ocean depths its flow may richer, […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – Ash Wednesday

    Scripture Readings: Psalm 23               John 10:1-18 Service Music: “Sunday’s Palms are Wednesday’s Ashes” (VU #107) “Sunday’s palms are Wednesday’s ashes as another Lent begins; Thus we kneel before our Maker in contrition for our sins. We have marred baptismal pledges, in rebellion gone astray; Now, returning, seek forgiveness; grant us pardon, God, this day! We […]

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