Windsor Park United Church

Sunday, September 8, 2019   Second Sunday of Creation / Welcome

Approach

Gathering Song – “In the Dawn of the Ages”

Welcome, lighting the candle and announcements

Call to Worship

One: Creator God,
All: You made the world and everything in it.
One: You mapped out the stars and the sand, the trees and the lakes.
All: There is nothing that was not the work of your hands,
One: or blessed by your love.
All: You made the world and everything in it.
One: You designed the seas and the fish, the birds and the fruit.
All: There is nothing that was not the work of your hands,
One: or blessed by your love.
All: You made the world and everything in it.
One: You are our life and soul.
All: We are nothing but the work of your hands.
One: and blessed by your love.
All: You made the world and everything in it.
One: And came among us in word and flesh.
All: In you all things live and move and have their being,
One: in you all things reflect your beauty and grace. We are a community of creation
All: and we sing your praise. Amen.

Opening Hymn – VU #578 “As a Fire is Meant for Burning”

Prayer of Approach and Confession

Creator God, we come before you asking for your grace.

For all that you have made and we have destroyed – we ask your forgiveness.
For all that you have shared and we have squandered – we ask your forgiveness.
For all that you have saved and we have abused – we ask your forgiveness.
For all that you have loved and we have diminished – we ask your forgiveness.
For all that you have blessed and we have neglected – we ask your forgiveness.
For all that you have suffered and we have ignored – we ask your forgiveness.
For all that you are and we have doubted – we ask your forgiveness.

Renew us in your love, recreate us, reconnect us, and restore us to your community of creation that we may live again in you. Amen.

Words of Assurance

Passing the Peace

Hymn – MV #27 “Creator God You Gave Us Life”

Time for All Ages

The Word

Scripture Reading:

Jeremiah 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-18, 23-24
Luke 14:25-33

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church

Thanks be to God!

Meditation – “All Creation Molded by God”

Solo – “Praise You”

The Response

Offering / Response: “For the Gift of Creation” (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.

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn – VU #303 “For Beauty of Prairies”

Commissioning / Benediction

Response (VU #117)

Holy Spirit, teach us how to read the signs,
How to meet the challenge of our troubled times.
Love us into action, stir us into prayer,
Till we choose God’s life, and find our future there.

Posted in General News, Sunday Bulletin and Announcements on September 6, 2019.