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June 30, 2019 – Bulletin

Sunday, June 30, 2019                          Third Sunday after Pentecost


Gathering Song – VU #672 – “Take Time to Be Holy”

Welcome, lighting the candle and announcements

Call to Worship

One:   God, who rules the universe, calls us;

All:      Christ, who took up his cross, calls us;

One:   Holy Spirit, who frees us body and soul, calls us;

All:      Let us faithfully answer by worshipping God.

Opening Hymn – VU #223 – “Eternal, Unchanging, We Sing”

Prayer of Approach and Confession

We struggle to manifest the fruits of the Spirit, but often find ourselves bound by works of the flesh. We know the whole law is summed up in the single commandment to love our neighbour as ourselves. Yet we create fences around ourselves to keep neighbours outside and tell ourselves we have no responsibility. Even in our own back yard we “bite and devour” on another. We wish it were different. When Jesus calls us to follow him, we find every excuse to instead go home or to the workplace to finish something more important first. Yet we yearn to be more centered on You. Amen.

Words of Assurance

Passing the Peace

Hymn – VU #343 – “I Love to Tell the Story”

The Word

Scripture Reading:  Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20

Galatians 5:1, 13-25

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

Thanks be to God.

Meditation – “Grace > Humanity”

(a quiet time for your personal reflection and prayer)

Hymn – VU #266 – “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound”

The Response

Offering / Response: (MV #191)

            What can I do? What can I bring?

            What can I say? What can I sing?

            I’ll sing with joy. I’ll say a prayer.

            I’ll bring my love. I’ll do my share.

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn – VU #675 – “Will Your Anchor Hold”

Commissioning / Benediction

Response (MV #156)

            Dance with the Spirit early in the mornin’,

            Walk with the Spirit throughout the long day.

            Work and hope for the new life a-bornin’

            Listen to the Spirit to show you the way.

Sue Turley, Worship Leader

Patrick Woodbeck, Minister                                         Laura Steidl, Music Director

Myrna Hagues, Organist                                                           Gina Grant, Custodian

Sue Turley, Office Administrator                                         Doug Waldron, Liturgist

Welcome Ministry

Margo Baldwin, Wayne Baldwin, Alana Davis

Today’s bulletin is sponsored by

Helen Smallwood and Family

In loving memory of

Ev Smallwood

who would have been 93 today.

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