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Sunday, Sept 23rd Bulletin

September 23, 2018                                     Intergenerational Service

(Portions of the service that are in BOLD are to be said by all.

All points marked * those who are able are invited to stand.)

Approach

Gathering song  – “We are the Church”

REFRAIN:

I am the church!

You are the church!

We are the church together!

All who follow Jesus all around the world –

Yes! We’re the church together!

The church is not a building,

The church is not a steeple,

The church is not a resting place,

The church is a people!

We’re many kinds of people with many kinds of faces,

All colours and all ages, too,

From all times and places. (refrain)

And when the people gather, there’s singing and there’s praying,

There’s laughing and there’s crying sometimes,

All of it saying… (refrain)

I count if I am ninety,

Or nine, or just a baby;

There’s one thing I am sure about

And I don’t mean maybe… (refrain)

Welcome, lighting of Christ Candle, and Announcements

Call to Worship

One:    For food, glorious food and those who provide it

All:      let’s praise God

One:    For potatoes and pasta, crumbly cheese and juicy tomatoes

All:      let’s praise God

One:    For the smell of freshly baked bread, for butter and honey, jam and cream

All:      let’s praise God

One:    For colourful carrots and bendy bananas, for peppers and peanuts and perfect pears

All:      let’s praise God

One:    For sizzling sausages and bacon strips, for crunchy apples and seedless grapes

All:      let’s praise God

One:    For milk and for juice, for fish and for chips

All:      let’s praise God

One:    For chocolate and for cookies, for corn flakes and toast

All:      let’s praise God

One:    For food, glorious food, and those who provide it

All:      let’s praise God

One:    For everything we have and for the all the people we know

All:      let’s praise God together in worship today and every day.        Amen.

*     Opening Hymn VU #291 – “All Things Bright and Beautiful”

Prayer of Approach and Confession

God who gives life, you have promised to provide for us and offer us beauty in the world… lakes, creeks, hills, fields, birds, and wildlife live together in harmony. Each one is different. Thank you for giving us with such beauty. Help us to care for your creation, every day. As we do, help us to be filled with thanks. O God, I am only one of your creatures, yet you have given me responsibility to care for your creation. I have not always remembered my place as but have acted as if everything that was created is mine, not yours. Help me to use my knowledge wisely and to act kindly, to love and serve you, so that all Creation can sing praise to you. Amen

Assurance of Pardon

Passing of the Peace/ A Time for All Ages

*   Hymn VU #365 – “Jesus Loves Me”

Covenant with Bible Adventures

Covenant with Bible Adventures

One:   O God of wisdom, as our children are begin another year of Bible Adventures to learn anew about Your love, help us pass on to them the wisdom that has been given down to us from the generations before us.

All:      God of wisdom be with us today and every day.

One:   Help our children as they learn more about you to truly to listen and learn.

All:      God of wisdom by with us today and every day.

One:   Help their teachers have the patience and knowledge to teach well.

All:      God of wisdom be with us today and every day.

One:   Help them, both student and teacher, as they learn life’s lessons of dealing with other people around them.

All:      God of wisdom be with us today and every day.

One:   Help us all as we guide them and support them through those lessons.

All:      God of wisdom be with us today and every day.

One:   We ask for your wisdom to discern your ways and path for our own lives.

All:      We ask for your wisdom that not only enlightens us but transforms us and guides us in our daily walk with you. Amen

*   Hymn – “God is Pleased”

God is pleased when we worship together,

Worship together, worship together.

God is pleased when we worship together,

God is pleased.

God is pleased when we live in love,

Live in love, live in love.

God is pleased when we live in love,

God is pleased.

God is pleased when we share with each other,

Share with each other, share with each other.

God is pleased when we share with each other,

God is pleased.

God is pleased when we learn God’s ways,

Learn God’s ways, learn God’s ways.

God is pleased when we learn God’s ways.

God is pleased.

The Word

& Scripture Reading: Mark 9: 30-37

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

THANKS BE TO GOD!

*   Hymn MV #133 – “Jesus Laughed Out Loud”

Meditation – “To be a servant!”

(a quiet time for your personal reflection and prayer)

Anthem – “I Will Joyfully Sing”

The Response

*               Offering / Response (VU# 538)

            For the gift of creation, the gift of your love,

            And the gift of the Spirit by which we live,

            We thank you and give you the fruit of our hands.

            May your grace be proclaimed by the gifts that we give.

Pastoral Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer

*   Closing Hymn – “Serve the Lord”

Serve the Lord; serve the Lord with gladness,

Serve the Lord, serve the Lord with gladness.

O ye people who’ve been waiting for so long, serve the Lord.

 

Trust the Lord, the Lord will always lead you,

Trust the Lord, the Lord will always lead you,

O ye people who’ve been waiting for so long, trust the Lord.

Thank the Lord for God’s mighty actions…

Love the Lord and there is your freedom…

Serve the Lord, serve the Lord with gladness….

*               Commissioning / Benediction

*   Response (VU #958)

                Halle, halle, hallelujah!

               Halle, halle, hallelujah!

               Halle, halle, hallelujah!

                          (repeat all)

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Rev. Patrick Woodbeck, Minister                                              Laura Steidl, Music Director Heather Karavas, Office Administrator                                          Myrna Hagues, Organist      Nancy Sulkers, Liturgist                                                                        Gina Grant, Custodian

Welcome Ministry: Edna Cechvala, Don & Wilma Hunnie

 

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