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Each Sunday we gather together to be inspired by God’s message — through His words, music, and prayer. We hope you find inspiration in our 10:00 am service. Video shared at 2:00 pm.


Sunday, May 19, 2024
Victoria Day – Pentecost Sunday

Message: “Promise Fulfilled” – Rev Jim
Scripture: John 15: 26-27, John 16: 4B- 15

10:00 am – Service
11:00 am – Social time with coffee and tea

2:00 pm – Service Recording [Link]

Previous services can be found on YouTube [Link]


Sunday, May 26, 2024
Trinity Sunday – Pew Communion, Transfer of New Members

Message: “Coming by Night” – Rev Jim
Scripture: John 3: 1-17

11:00 am – Blood Pressure Clinic

7:00 pm – Choir Concert [Link]


Sunday, June 2, 2024
NOTE: Legion Parade/Cenotaph Service –  Lakeshore Road closure

Message: “Go and Lie Down” – Rev Jim
Scripture: 1 Samuel 3: 1-10


Sunday, June 9, 2024
One Year to the 100th Celebration

Message: “Do not Lose Heart” – Rev Jim
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4: 13- 5:1


Sunday, June 16, 2024
Christian Family Sunday – Grade 3 Bibles- Father’s Day

Message: “What type of Confidence” – Rev Jim
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5: 6-10, 14-17

11:00am – Ice Cream Sundaes


Sunday, June 23, 2024
️‍ Pride Service

Message: “No Obstacle” – Rev Jim
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-13


Sunday, June 30, 2024
Canada Day Service

Message: “Touching Base” – Rev. Jim
Scripture: Mark 5: 21-43

2020 Advent Devotional – Day 23

Worship

Matthew 2: 1–12

When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. (Matthew 2:10-11a)

Video: Matthew 2: 1–12


Reflection

We can all likely recall the feeling of relief that comes as you reach the end of a long journey. Perhaps it’s associated with the ache of stretching your legs as you unfold yourself from the car, or the invigorating first breath of outdoor air when you emerge from an airport. We’re here – the travelling, the limbo, the waiting is over.

Of course, the longer the journey, the greater the relief, and so the feelings that overcame the wise men when they saw that the star had stopped must have been immense. Not just the completion of their journey but fulfilment too. Confirmation that their uncertain venturing into the unknown had a destination, and that they had reached it.

No wonder they were overjoyed. The weariness of the days and nights of travelling were at an end. The doubt and anxiety that their unsuccessful foray into Jerusalem must have provoked could be put to rest. They were here. All that mattered now was the present moment and the king they had come to see.

“And they bowed down and worshipped him.” The simplicity of the phrase belies not just the incongruity of a caravan of adults prostrate before a young child, but also the depth of what that moment meant. In their joy at arriving, and through this physical act of veneration, the magi dedicate their journey to God’s purpose in the world and honour him with their commitment and faith.

The magi’s worship then can be used as a model for our lives. As we worship God in our services and songs, can we leave behind our weariness and anxiety and centre ourselves in the present moment to bring our whole selves to honour God. As we worship God in our service and our lives, can we dedicate our journey in the world to God’s purpose, living and worshipping with commitment and faith.


Compelling God,
You lead me forward each day, guiding me with your word. You encourage me onwards each day, strengthening me with your love. You watch over me each day, comforting me with your peace. Thank you for the purpose your love brings to my life. Pull me closer to you and renew my commitment to your way. Help me to see on my journey opportunities to reach out in love and faith. Amen.


Reading

Matthew 2: 1–12

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:

“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’ ”

Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.


If you’re enjoying the carols each day, there’s now a YouTube playlist you can listen to that contains all the carols shared so far. The playlist will grow as the devotional series progresses, with each day’s carol being added. By Christmas Day, you’ll have the perfect soundtrack of worship and praise.  Click here to listen.


Thank you for joining us on this prayerful path through Advent.
Blessings and best wishes for 2021.


 

Worship

Embrace - Advent Devotional @ Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario
Photo credit: stuart anthony

Promises from the past and signs in the present led the wise men to seek God and to worship Jesus. Those same promises are shared with us, signs also exist to guide and lead us, and likewise great joy awaits us when we come to worship God. All that remains is for us to pay him homage.


Dear Lord, Immortal God,
Connect us with the signs of your love and care in our lives. Let us share in the great joy brought about by the gift of your Son, Jesus Christ. And support and encourage us to give you praise – Lord above all things, divine God, immortal Saviour.
Amen.

Matthew 2:1-2, 9-11

1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

We look forward to sharing Walton’s warmth and hospitality with all who enter our doors. Wherever you may be on your faith journey, we welcome you. We are a vibrant, faithful, inclusive Christian community. Whether you are seeking, believing or strongly committed, there is a place for you at Walton.


There are many ways to worship at Walton:

Walton in the Spring

Sunday Mornings – 10:00am with program for kids and youth (JK to Grade 12)

Virtual Services — Sundays @ 2:00 pm on Facebook or YouTube

Taize Prayer Service


Christian Seasons:

Advent

Christmas

Good Friday and Easter


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We have a ramp and an elevator so the church is accessible to all.

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Walton has two services each Sunday in our historic, air-conditioned Sanctuary and a virtual service
 

Walton United Church - Sanctuary

Our 10:00 am worship service is planned around a relevant theme. The message, Bible readings, music and prayers are selected to be meaningful and applicable to our everyday life. We reflect, respond in song and prayer, and experience God’s presence together in worship.

We have music at both services, featuring one of our three choirs. We are also fortunate to have excellent soloists, ensembles and instrumentalists.

Virtual Service 

Our 10:0am service is recorded and shared at 2:00 pm on our website, Facebook and YouTube.

Children’s and Youth Programs

During the service, children and youth stay with the adults at the beginning of the service. After a special time of story and prayer geared especially toward those who are young (or young at heart), most children leave for Sunday SchoolJunior Youth or Teen Talk. Our nursery program for children under age 3 is currently paused. Babies and toddlers are always welcome in the church during services.

Children are welcome to stay in the service with their parents if they would like to or some children might prefer a parent to stay with them while they become familiar with Sunday School. At Walton, we want each child to feel as if they belong.

Sacraments of Communion and Baptism are scheduled on certain Sundays throughout the year.

Between the services, please join us for a time of community: a time to share and visit with our church family with fair-trade coffee, tea and juice (and often something baked). During this time, there is an activity table set up for the children to use while the adults enjoy some social time.

During the summer, our children’s programming is for children in JK to Grade 4.

We invite you to come and worship with us at Walton.

We have many special events that happen at Walton! Something for everyone!


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We have a ramp and an elevator so the church is accessible to all.


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