Worship service for the First sunday after Pentecost, Holy Trinity Sunday. June 7, 2020

Gathering Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty. #165 LBW( please stop the recording at the end of the hymn)

Hymn of the day: Sing Praise to God, the highest Good. #542 LBW. The soloist is Tim McNabb, Music director of the Halifax Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. You may notice a slight variation in the words- that is one of the 'upgrades' of the ELW hymnal. 
verse 1: SING praise to God, the highest good, The author of creation, 
The God of love who understood Our need for his salvation. 
With healing balm our souls he fills and every faithless murmur stills: 
Verse 2: What God's almighty power has made, in mercy he is keeping; 
By morning glow or evening shade, His eye is never sleeping; 
within the kingdom of his might all things are just and good and right: 
Verse 3: We sought the Lord in our distress; O God, in mercy hear us. 
Our Saviour saw our helplessness and came with peace to cheer us. 
For this we thank and praise the Lord Who is by one and all adored: 
Verse 4: LET all who name Christ's holy name Give God the praise and glory. 
Let all who know his power proclaim aloud the wondrous story. 
Cast every idol from its throne, For God is God, and he alone: 

Recessional Hymn: Guide me ever, Great Redeemer. #343 LBW (The final chorus is sung in Gaelic, i believe – join in if you wish, or sing in English, or the language of your choice)

Thank you for joining in Worship. I pray you are moved and strengthened in this time together. Thank you to Tim McNabb for his music leadership this morning. May your week be blessed with God’s presence. Pastor Pam.

Sunday worship, Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2020

Hymn of the day #687 WOV, Gracious Saviour, Hear our Pleading.(words below)

Gracious spirit, heed our pleading, fashion us all anew. 
It's your leading that we're needing help us to follow you. 
Refrain: Come, come, Come, come, Come Holy Spirit Come
Come, come, Come come, Come Holy Spirit Come.
2. Come to teach us, come to nourish those who believe in Christ. 
Bless the faithful, may they flourish, strengthened by grace unpriced. Refrain:
3. Guide our thinking and our speaking done in our holy name. 
Motivate all in their seeking, freeing from guilt and shame. Refrain:
4. Not mere Knowledge, but discernment, nor rootless liberty; 
turn disquiet to contentment, dout into certainty. Refrain:
5. Keep us fervent in our witness, unswayed by earth's allure. 
Ever grant us zealous fitness, which you alone assure. Refrain:

Thankyou for joining in worship this morning. Worship music leader – Marlene Dietz and Dave Dietz. Thankyou to Shelby Farrish for her art reflection on the scripture reading. Even though we are worshiping outside our church, the building expenses continue. Please remember to support these expenses with your weekly tithe which can be mailed to: St Paul Lutheran church, Neustadt, 379 Adam St, Neustadt. N0G 2M0; St Matthew Lutheran Church P.O.Box 218 Mildmay, N0G 2J0; St Paul’s Lutheran CHurch, P.O.Box 66, Neustadt, N0G 2M0. May you be blessed richly this week.

Join us for a Pentecost Event at 4:00pm Eastern time. The link will be on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada Facebook Page.

Sunday Worship, 7th Sunday of Easter. May 24, 2020

In worship today will ask a blessing on the crops and the sowers pf seeds in this season.

Gathering music, a gift from the Co-op Choir, directed by Marlene Dietz

Our psalm, A hymn of praise: For the beauty of the earth, arranged by John Rutter. You are invited to breathe deeply in gratitude of God’s gift of creation during this music offering.

Reading from Acts 1:6-14 ( i apologize for the poor camera angle); Gospel reading is from the Book of John 17:1-11

Hymn of the day #771 WOV, Great is Thy Faithfulness:

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father, there is no shadow of turning with thee. Thou changest not thy compassions they fail not as thou hast been, thou forever wilt be.

refrain – Great is thy faithfulness, great is thy faithfulness. Morning by morning new mercies I see: All I have needed thy hand hath provided; Great is thy faithfulness Lord unto me

Summer and winter and spring time and harvest, sun, moon and stars in their courses above- join with all nature in manifold witness to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. Refrain

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide: Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! Refrain

Thank you for joining in worship this morning. I pray that you are touched by the Holy Spirit in this time. Worship assistants this morning: Marlene Dietz and David Dietz. Weekly tithes can be mailed to:

St Paul Lutheran Church Neustadt – 379 Adam St, Neustadt, N0G 2M0;

St Paul’s Lutheran Church Normanby – PO Box 66, Neustadt N0G 2M0;

St Matthew Lutheran Church – PO Box 218, Mildmay N0G 2J0.

Please contact Pastor Pam McNeil 226-751-6398 for conversation, or to offer assistance in worship.

Sunday Worship for the 6th Sunday of Easter: May 17, 2020

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Gathering Hymn: 364 LBW, Son of God, Eternal Savior.

Hymn stanzas – Son of God, eternal saviour, Source of life and truth and Grace: Word made flesh whose birth among us Hallows all our human race. You our head wh throned in glory for your own will ever plead: Fill us with your love and pity, heal our wrongs and help our need.

As you Lord have lived for others, so may we for others live. Freely have your gifts been granted. Freely may your servants give. Yours the gold and yours the silver, yours the wealth of land and sea: We but stew-ards of your bounty, Held in solemn trust will be.

Come O Christ and reign among us, King of love and prince of peace: Hush the storm of strife and passion, bid its cruel discords cease. By your patient years of toiling, by your silent hours of pain. Quench our fevered thirst of pleasure, stem our selfish greed of gain.

Son of God eternal Savior, source of life and truth and grace. Word made flesh, whose birth among us Hallows all our human race. By your praying, by your willing, that your people should be one, Grant oh grant our hope’s fruition: here on earth your will be done.

first reading – Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; second reading – 1 Peter 3:13-22; Gospel reading – John 14:15-21

https://elcic.box.com/s/5r9nawmvo3kg5647vk45yapr59tyab4t – click here for the sermon from Bishop Susan

Hymn 315, LBW Love Divine all Love Excelling, verses 1,2, and 4

May you be blessed in worship this day. Serving today: Dave and Marlene Dietz. Thank you to Bishop Susan Johnson for her message.

Weekly tithes can be mailed to:

St Paul Lutheran Church Neustadt – 379 Adam St, Neustadt, N0G 2M0;

St Paul’s Lutheran Church Normanby – PO Box 66, Neustadt N0G 2M0;

St Matthew Lutheran Church – PO Box 218, Mildmay N0G 2J0.

Please contact Pastor Pam McNeil (number in the parish newsletter) for conversation, or to offer assistance in worship.

NEXT Sunday we will begin worship with a blessing of the crops.

Sunday Worship for the 5th Sunday of Easter. May 10, 2020


THE WORD: First Reading: Acts 7:55-60

Responsive Hymn #148 LBW

Now the green blade riseth, from the buried grain,
Wheat that in dark earth many days has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.

2 In the grave they laid Him, Love who had been slain,
Thinking that He never would awake again,
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen: 
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.

3 Forth He came at Easter, like the risen grain,
Jesus who for three days in the grave had lain;
Quick from the dead the risen One is seen:
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.

4 When our hearts are wintry, grieving, or in pain,
Jesus’ touch can call us back to life again,
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been: 
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green

second Reading: 1 Peter 2:2-10

Gospel: John 14:1-14

THE MEAL: prepare by sharing peace with your family and neighbour, and offering your gifts and tithes to the work of the South Grey Bruce Parish.

Serving today: Emma Diebel, Marlene Dietz, Davi Dietz, Paul McNeil. Thank you to liturgy contributors Rev. Rick Pryce Lutheran pastor in Lunenburg Nova Scotia and Rev. Anne Anderson Lutheran pastor for Third Space community at Martin Luther University College, Waterloo.

Thank you for your support to the work of South Grey Bruce Parish. Donations can be made to each congregation through mail at: St. Matthew Mildmay, Box 218, N0G 2J0 or Marlene Dietz, Box 16, Mildmay, N0G 2J0;
St. Paul Neustadt, 379 Adam St., N0G 2MO or Lyle Weber,355-RR 5, Mildmay N0G 2J0;
St. Paul’s Normanby, 181083 RR 1, Ayton N0G 1C0 attn Jennifer Tersteege, or by credit card through Canada helps at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/south_grey-bruce_lutheran_parish/

Please contact the pastor, Pam McNeil (number in parish newsletter) for conversation and if you would like to serve in our on-line worship service.

Sunday worship for May 3, 2020 – The 4th Sunday in Easter. Good Shepherd Sunday

First Lesson read by Megan Diebel – Acts 2: 42-47.

Psalm: 23.

Second Reading – 1 Peter 2:19-25. Gospel Reading – John 10:1-10

Hymn of the Day LBW 456, The King of Love My Shepherd Is.

Thank you for joining together this morning. May you be touched in worship today. Thank you to Emma Diebel for the lovely gathering music. Thank you to Megan Diebel for reading our first lesson. Thank you to Rick Pryce, Lutheran Pastor from Lunenburg for the blessing and sending words this morning. Thank you to those who are maintaining our churches, and preparing them each week so the recording can be made with beautiful candles, altar paraments, flowers, and properly marked hymn board. Your gifts and care bless us greatly this day.

3rd Sunday of Easter April 26, 2020 The road to Emmaus

Readings for April 26, 2020: Acts 2:14a; 36-41. Psalm 116:1-4;12-19. 1 Peter 1:17-23. The Gospel text is Luke 24:13-15

Art of William Kurelek

The prayers and blessing this morning were written by Rev. Rick Pryce, Lutheran Pastor in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Used with permission.

Please bless each other in reading this benediction together:

Benediction (Read together)
May almighty God,
The Father who created us to live in love,
The Son (✝) who died and rose to bring us new life,
And the Spirit who lights our hearts on fire,
bless us all, now and forever. Amen.

Easter 2 Worship Service April 19, 2020

Scripture readings for 2nd Sunday in Easter: Acts 2:14a;22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-29

Thank you for your kind Easter wishes and helpful comments about these media worship services. The people of South Grey Bruce Parish are in my prayers. You are a blessing to me. May God’s grace shine on all who participate in worship this morning. Pastor Pam.

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Easter morning Worship, April 12, 2020

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Announcements, Prelude, Thanksgiving for Baptism, Hymn LBW 135, “The Strife is O’er”

Greeting, Prayer of the Day, Scripture readings: Acts 10:34-43; Colossians 3:1-4

Solo by Emma Diebel

Gospel Reading: John 20:1-18; Sermon

Hymn LBW131 Christ is Risen! Alleluia!, Apostle’s Creed, Prayers of the people

Offering Solo – at this time, please remember your offering to your church.

Great Thanksgiving: Please prepare bread and wine or juice and join in communion


Special thanks to Marlene and David Dietz, and Crystal and Myrtle Winters for their lovely work in decorating the chancel and the front door of the church.

We are grateful for the gift of music provided by Emma Diebel.

Our church bells will ring on Easter Sunday at 10:00am in Mildmay and at 12 noon in Neustadt. Thank you to the bell ringers.

Worship Service, Good Friday, April 10, 2020

Prayer and reflection

Hear the words of scripture: The passion of our Lord, Jesus Christ, according to John (part 1)

Musical offering from Emma Diebel

The passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (continued)

Let us pray for the church, the world and all people on this most Holy of days.

Thank you so much to Emma Dieble for her offering of music. Before we close with this final hymn, please consider your offering to the church.

We log off in silence, and will meet again in joy on Easter morning.

Thanks you to Rev. Rick Pryse for contributing to the prayers and liturgy for this service.

The work of Jan Richardson inspired my message this morning. Her work can be seen at janrichardsonimages.com.

The book referred to is “Listening to Golgotha” written and commented on by Peter Storey.

And special thanks to Emma Diebel for her music leadership today.