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Sunday September 16th Bulletin

September 16, 2018                                                             Creation 2

(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 VU #410 – “This Day God Gives Me”

Welcome, lighting of Christ Candle, and Announcements – Minute person: Doug Waldron

Call to Worship

One:    They went to Jesus, and he asked them,

All:      Who do you say I am?

One:    They answered,

All:      You are the final manifestation of the ground of our being,       the proclamation of which we find meaning in our          interpersonal relationships.

One:    And Jesus said,

All:      What?!

One:    Faith doesn’t have to be that hard. Life doesn’t have to be that         difficult. Sometimes, we just have to live God’s love. Sometimes,         we just have to live what we believe.

All:      And so we are here, simply, to sing, to celebrate, to worship    God!

*     Opening Hymn VU #371 – “Open My Eyes”

Prayer of Approach and Confession

Lord Jesus Christ, we call you lord, yet it is too easy for us to worship other things. Other activities, other relationships, other gods. You tell us we cannot serve two masters, yet we spend more time focusing our energies elsewhere; diverting our time, our energy, our money, our attention away from you. Forgive us, gracious Saviour, when our hearts are lead astray. When we serve other gods and worship them. We turn away for our distractions and sin. Strengthen us to set our faces toward Jerusalem, to take up our cross and follow you. We pray this, counting on your grace. Amen.

 

Assurance of Pardon

Passing of the Peace

A Time for All Ages

Hymn VU #10 – “Come and Seek the Ways of Wisdom”

The Word

& Scripture Reading: Proverbs 1:20-33

Mark 8: 27-38

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

THANKS BE TO GOD!

           Meditation – “A Saviour That Understands Suffering”

(a quiet time for your personal reflection and prayer)

Anthem – “Speak, O Lord”

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 VU #589 – “Lord, Speak to Me”

*        Commissioning / Benediction

*        Response (VU #958)

                Halle, halle, hallelujah!

               Halle, halle, hallelujah!

               Halle, halle, hallelujah!

                          (repeat all)

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Sue Turley, Pulpit Supply                                                            Laura Steidl, Music Director Heather Karavas, Office Administrator                                          Myrna Hagues, Organist

Sylvia Warrington, Liturgist                                                                  Gina Grant, Custodian

Welcome Ministry: Gordon & Carmelle Sargent, Arline Young, Linda Smith

Categories: General News, Sunday Bulletin and Announcements, Worship