Music Gathers Us: Passing the Peace of Christ: And also with you.

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Music Gathers Us: Passing the Peace of Christ: And also with you.
SHERWOOD PARK UNITED CHURCH
November 16, 2014
9:45AM
Stand in body or in spirit
Music Gathers Us:
MV 28 “God of the Bible”
MV 12 “Come Touch Our Hearts”
(vs. 1 & 5)
(vs. 1, 2 & 4)
Passing the Peace of Christ:
The peace of Christ be with you,
And also with you.
Hymn: VU 835 “Praise to the Lord”
(vs. 1)
Announcements, Celebrations & Concerns:
Please write your concerns on the clipboards provided by the ushers at
both doors. If you have an announcement, please let a minister know
before the service.
Moment of Quiet: “Lead Me God”
(VU 662)
*Call to Worship:
One: God welcome you here,
Many: whether we come from around the corner or
miles away.
One: God rejoices that you are here,
Many: just like a loving parent embracing a long-lost
child.
One: God celebrates that you are here.
Many: that we have come to be together again.
One: Let us lift our hearts and voices to God whose love
knows no bounds.
All: Let us worship God!
*Hymn: MV 37 “Each Blade of Grass.”
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Prayer:
God of comfort, there are many times when we have
been lost: lost to you and lost in the very heart of our
being. We have stumbled and fallen, giving way to
hurt, frustration, and despair, and have so often lost
the will to journey with you. Seek us out, God; find
us and help us to be open to your guiding presence
in our lives.
God, there are times when we have turned away from
our brothers and sisters in need-just this time-or
because we feel we can’t-or because we have not
had the courage to face the struggle before us. Open
our hearts to your powerful presence, God, that we
may reach out to others with our compassion, in
your name. Amen.
Assurance of Love:
One: God is always calling us, seeking us. God is always
ready to receive us.
Many: Our true home is in God. Thanks be to God!
Choir Anthem: “We’re Gonna Shine Our Light”
(Parker/Austin/Courtney)
*Hymn: VU 444 “Child of Blessing”
Sacrament of Baptism
Presented for Baptism this morning is
Jane Anne Bauman
Daughter of Garrett & Lesley Bauman
Questions and Promises:
To the parents…
To the family and Church…
One: We have heard the will of these parents. We
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receive this child in Christ’s name, as we ourselves
have been received. We all belong to the household of
faith in Jesus Christ.
To the congregation we ask:
Will you support this family with constant love, wholesome
example, Christian teaching, and faithful prayer?
Many: We will, God being our helper.
Prayer:
Spirit of the Living God, once again you have taken
the substance of earth in your gentle hands,
fashioned it in your likeness, and given it the breath
of life. We give you thanks for the life of this child,
whom you now entrust to the world’s care.
Send your blessing and your peace upon this family,
that their love for one another, and for you may grow.
Help us to see your image in this little one that we
may also learn from her what life is about. We pray
as your children who have Christ as a brother. Amen.
Pouring of the Baptismal Water:
One: In the beginning, the Spirit of God moved upon the
waters and brought forth life.
Many: Bring forth life, O God, from this life-giving
water.
One: In the desert, God gave thirsty people
water from the rock.
Many: Bring forth life, O God, from this life-giving
water.
One: When Jesus was hot and tired,
he asked for water from a Samaritan woman.
Many: Like her we ask, “Give us your living water?”
One: When Jesus was baptized by John, the water John
poured was a sign that Jesus belonged to God.
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Many: Send, O God, your Holy Spirit upon us, and
upon this water, that all who are gathered under this
sign may be one in Christ.
The Baptism
Presentation of Certificate
Welcome from the Congregation:
One: Into the household of faith, we welcome you with
joy and thanksgiving.
Many: We are members of the body of Christ.
We are inheritors of God’s promise.
In the name of Christ, we welcome you.
**Children & youth leave for their classes**
Scripture Readings:
Psalm 99; VU 819
1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10
Sermon: “What is Our Godly Reputation?”
*Hymn: VU 642 “Be Thou My Vision”
(vs. 1, 2, & 4)
Minute for Mission: “Kids in the Kitchen”
Presentation of Offering: “Near the Cross”(arr. by Lani Smith)
*Offertory: VU 218 “We Praise You, O God”
(vs. 1)
*Offertory Prayer:
Precious God, lay your blessing, we pray, upon each
soul present and all those who will be touched by
what is given. Bless us so we may be a blessing in
your name. Amen.
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Preparation for Prayer:
VU 378 “Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart”
(vs. 1)
Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer
*Closing Hymn: VU 331 “The Church’s One Foundation”
(vs. 1, 2, & 5)
*Commissioning and Benediction:
One: We go from this place with daring insight.
Many: We go to reach out to others heart to heart.
One: We go from this place with courageous trust.
Many: We go to build relationships one by one.
One: We go from this place with growing faith.
Many: We go to live that faith in love.
*Closing: VU 242 “Let All Things Now Living”
Postlude: “How Majestic Is Your Name”
(vs. 1)
(Michael W. Smith)
Stewardship Seconds
“Stewards see others as they see themselves. We are all
broken and in need. What can we do to help each other?”
Song of Faith
“Scripture is the living word, our guide and inspiration.”
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Sympathy & Prayer Concerns:
Our Prayers are with
Bud Cuthbert & Jack Styles.
On the Ecumenical Prayer Calendar:
We pray for Knox-Metropolitan United Church and the
people of Cameroon, Central African Republic &
Equatorial Guinea.
Ministers: Pastor Anne Telford, Rev. Dr. Bruce Miller
Minister Emeritus: The Rev. Dr. George H. Rodgers
Senior Choir & Music Director: Heather Rodgers
Handbell Choir Director: Anne McMeekin
Organist: Don Cochrane
Pianist: Glenda Murphy
Scripture Reader: Bryce Horn
A-V Team Leader: Rob Ewasiuk
Greeters: The Duxbury Family
Worship Attendants: Bill & Dianne Graham, Jan Hall,
Laurel & Gordon Rees
Council Chair: Barry McMeekin
YAC (Youth Sunday School): Z’Anne Harvey-Jansen
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