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First United Church, Wetaskiwin – September 26, 2021 
God calls us to create a community of faith where all are welcome and encouraged to participate fully: no matter where you’re from, when you were born, however you self-identify, whom you love, or what you believe.
 
WELCOME & NEWS OF INTEREST     This service was live-streamed to our Facebook page on Sunday,  September 26 at 10:30 am.  Links to Facebook and  our You-Tube channel are provided below and should be active by 1 pm, Sunday.
 
 
 
COMING CLOSE TO THE LIGHT   You’re invited to breathe deeply of the Spirit’s presence.
 
HYMN #27 More Voices   “Creator God You Gave us LIfe” vs 3
When with our hearts, our hands out minds, we share our gifts with all the world,
Our spirits soar beyond the veil, to touch the very face of God.
 

Refrain Through hands that paint majestic skies, and voices chanting melody,
With words that reach beyond the page, we comprehend your mystery.

CALL TO WORSHIP
God calls us into holy community with one another. By faith…
Our ancestors learned to trust in God. By faith…
We live in this world as disciples of Jesus Christ. By faith…
We accept the love which over and around us lies; By faith…
What is broken will be made whole. Let us worship and live in hope, By faith!

OPENING PRAYER [Together]
Holy Wanderer, we open our lives to You and to the life You give. Through whom will You join us, O God, when we set out on paths not yet familiar? For whom would You have us bear Your presence, when they feel abandoned? When we falter, judge us in love. Deal with our weakness, not as we deserve, but in Your mercy. We pray in Your Holy name, Amen.

HYMN #48 More Voices   “I Can Feel You Near Me God”
I can feel you near me God, I can feel you near, Yes I know you’re with me God, I feel you here
I can feel you near me God, I can feel you near; Yes I know you’re with me God,
Heaven is here.

Refrain And I’ll jump for joy, I’m singing Alleluia! Jump for joy for you!
I will jump for joy I’m singing alleluia! Jump for joy for you!
 
I can feel you loving me yes I know you care. God I know you’re loving me always everywhere,
I can feel you loving me yes I know you care, God I know you’re loving me I know you’re there.
Refrain
 
DISCOVERY CIRCLE   “Abraham’s Tent” Genesis 12, 13
 
SCRIPTURE READINGS Psalm 107 p. 831 VU with Refrain, Genesis 12:1 – 9
 
HYMN #135 More Voices “Called by Earth and Sky” verses 1 – 3
Refrain Called by earth and sky, promise of hope held high. This is our sacred living trust,
Treasure of life, sanctified, called by earth and sky.
 
Precious these waters, endless seas, deep ocean’s dream, waters of healing, rivers of rain,
The wash of love again. Refrain
 
Precious this gift, the air we breathe; wind born and free.
Breath of the Spirit, blow through this place, our gathering and our grace. Refrain
 
Precious these mountains, ancient sands; vast fragile land.
Seeds of our wakening, rooted and strong, Creation’s faithful song. Refrain
 
GOOD NEWS
 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
Sojourning God, guide us into new possibilities.
God of wilderness wandering and scorching sun and refreshing rains, we give thanks. For each day we live and breathe, for the opportunities to speak words of compassion and concern, for the ability to act in ways which build up this community, for the grace to begin again when fear and guilt wear heavy on our souls. Thank you God, for the simple pleasures of time and friendships, for laughter and bird song, for sunsets and fresh vegetables, for people who challenge us to grow and for those who comfort us in sorrow.  Sojourning God, guide us into new possibilities.
God of abundant life, sometime we lose sight of your promise. We see the hurt, the violence, the suffering and dis-ease of our world and we do not notice your spirit at work to restore and renew. Increase our trust, strengthen our faith, help us to be signs of hope and promise for those in need. We remember in prayer those who wait for news of loved ones; for those charged with investigating lives; for those who hold the power to welcome or deport; for ourselves, in all our losses and new possibilities. Strengthen us to comfort those who mourn. Pour out Your peace on those who provide care, in hospitals, homes, care facilities, emergency situations. Grant us courage to speak with love and respect, that this community of faith may be a place of open dialogue and mutual concern. Sojourning God, guide us into new possibilities.
Lord of the living and of the dead, help us focus our time and talents on the issues of that impact our communities each day. We pray for the many congregations affected by changes in gathering and public health requirements. You call us to be your people. By your grace, may we be ready and willing to do your will. Deepen our commitment to you and to your vision of justice.
Sojourning God, guide us into new possibilities.
Spirit of wholeness may we breathe deeply of your promise and accept your gift of peace. We pray together in the words Jesus taught his friends, saying. Our father, who art in heaven. Hallowed be Your names. Your kin-dom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kin-dom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
 
MINUTE FOR MISSION   “No Longer Asking – When will I eat again?”
 
HYMN #681 Voices United    “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life” verses 1 – 4
Where cross the crowded ways of life, Where sound the cries of race and clan,
Above the noise of selfish strife, we hear your words of life again.
 
In haunts of wretchedness and need, on shadowed thresholds, dark with fears,
From paths where hide the lures of greed, we catch the vision of your tears.
 
The cup of water give for you still holds the freshness of your graced;
Yet long these multitudes to view the strong compassion of your face.
 
O Jesus, from the mountain side, make haste to heal these hearts of pain;
Among these restless throngs abide, and tread the city’s streets again.
 
CHANGING THE LIGHT    Now wherever you go, the light goes with you.
 
ON THE WAY
Go in peace. Wherever we go, we dwell in God’s presence.
Trust in God’s promise. Whatever we do, may we be a blessing.
May the God of Hagar, Sarah, and Abraham, guide us. May the Christ, who suffers, uphold us.
May the Spirit, who sustains, disturb us. Amen & Amen!
 
SENDING FORTH #143 More Voices  “We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky” vs 2
When bodies shiver in the night and weary, wait for morning,
When children have no bread but tears, and warhorns sound their warning,
God calls humanity to wake, to join in common labour,
That all may have abundant life in oneness with their neighbour.
 
First United Church, Wetaskiwin ~ September 19, 2021
God calls us to create a community of faith where all are welcome and encouraged to participate fully: no matter where you’re from, when you were born, however you self-identify, whom you love, or what you believe.
 
WELCOME & NEWS OF INTEREST
This service was live-streamed to our Face-book page at 10:30 am, Sunday, September 19, 2021. The video will be uploaded to our You-Tube Channel and links will be available on this site by 1 pm, Sunday.
 
 
 
COMING CLOSE TO THE LIGHT   You’re invited to breathe deeply of the Spirit’s presence.
 
HYMN #27 More Voices     “Creator God You Gave us LIfe”
Creator God You gave us life, your image formed within our souls,
Yet through the mist of time and space, we search for that which makes us whole
 

Refrain Through hands that paint majestic skies, and voices chanting melody,
With words that reach beyond the page, we comprehend your mystery.

CALL TO WORSHIP
Creator God, You call to us in the diversity of creation.
Grant us ears to hear and hearts to respond.
In the whisper of the wind, in the giggles of children, in the silence of our souls,

You speak hope to our fears.
In the faces of our neighbours, in the colours of the seasons,
You sing courage to our pain.
From east, south, west and north, to worship and to service, You call us.
Grant us ears to hear and hearts to respond.

OPENING PRAYER [Together]
Holy One, our time is in Your hands, help us make the most of it. Teach us humility in our words and actions. Fill us with hope that heals pain, and joy that eases sorrow. When the world around us seems to be falling apart, gather us in. By Your Spirit may our tears turn to laughter, our sighing rise to singing. Call us by name and we will answer in love, for the blessing of the world in Jesus’ name. Amen.

HYMN #226 Voices United “For the Beauty of the Earth” Tune #81 VU
For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth over and around us lies,
God of all, to you we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise.

 
For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale and tree and flower, sun and moon and starts of light,
God of all to you we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise.
 
For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild.
God of all to you we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise.
 
For each perfect gift sublime to our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine, flowers of earth and buds of heaven.
God of all to you we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise.
SCRIPTURE READINGS Genesis 2:4 – 3, “The Falling Apart” 
     Psalm 65 p. 782 VU with Refrain, Mark 9:30 – 37
 
HYMN #37 More Voices “Each Blade of Grass”
Each blade of grass, ev’ry wing that soars, the waves that sweep across a distant shore,
Make full the circle of God.
Each laughing child, ev’ry gentle eye, a forest lit beneath a moon-bright sky,
Make full the circle of God.
 
Each silent paw, ev’ry rounded stone, the buzz that echoes from the honey comb,
Make full the circle of God.
Each fire-brimmed star, ev’ry outstretched hand, the wind that leaps and sails across the land,
Make full the circle of God.
 
Each icy peak, ev’ry patterned shell, the joyous chorus that the dawn foretells,
Make full the circle of God.
Each cosmic hue, ev’ry creatures way, all form the beauty of this vast array,
Making full the circle of God.
 
GOOD NEWS-  “Goodness ~ A World of Difference”
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
God of abundance ...Strengthen us to choose mercy.
Branches bow down with the fullness of your abundance, fields yield and gardens grow. And even these are only small signs of your great love for all creation. Open our lives to your presence, in the tears of a child, the laughter of an elder, in the hush before sunrise and the tiredness that comes each night. Stir us God, as your breath stirs the waters, that your love might reach out through us in ever widening ripples. God of abundance …Strengthen us to choose mercy.
God of all people and all places, you know the needs of those around us, you understand the pain of the sick, the dying, the lonely and the grieving. Show us how to minister in your name. You walk in the darkness beside those who live in violence, those who are bound by addictions or lost in despair. Guide us by your light, to reach out with compassion and commitment. We pray in silence for those situations too deep for words … Time for silent prayer …
God of abundance …Strengthen us to choose mercy.
Pour out your Spirit upon us, Holy One. Increase our faith. Grace us with your courage. Set our feet dancing with hope in the name of Christ who redeems us. We would be Your people,
God of abundance …Stengthen us to choose mercy.
We ask in Jesus’ name, who taught his friends to pray together saying … Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by your name… For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
MINUTE FOR MISSION “Forty Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism”
HYMN #57 All God’s Children Sing   “There’s be Sunshine in the Morning”
There’ll be sunshine in the morning (x3) Sunshine in the morning one of these days.
 
Freedom shall come to all our neighbours (x3) Freedom to all our neighbours one of these days
 
Justice shall flow like a might river (x3) Justice like a river one of these days.
 
Peace shall come to every nation (x3) peace to every nation one of these days.
 
Love shall live in every heart (x3) love in every heart one of these days.
 
CHANGING THE LIGHT    Now wherever you go, the light goes with you.
ON THE WAY
Into this world God loves … God accompanies us all.
Children and elders, middlers and teens, Wise and worried, confident and fearful,
Seekers and Mentors, wealthy and stretched, God accompanies us all.
To find the gift, to create something good,
To be a blessing in the midst of brokenness, we go together.
May we notice the goodness and mercy that follows us all the days of our lives.
May we dwell in the light and it in us, Amen and amen!
 
SENDING FORTH #143 More Voices “We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky” vs 3
God calls humanity to join as partners in creating
A future free from want or fear, Life’s goodness celebrating
That new world beckons from afar, invites our shared endeavour,
That all may have abundant life and peace endure forever.
 
First United Church, Wetaskiwin – September 12, 2021 
 
WELCOME & NEWS OF INTEREST     This worship service was live-streamed to our Facebook page at 10:30 am on Sunday,  September 12 at 10:30 am. Links to You-Tube and Face-book are provided below  and You-tube should be active by 1 pm, Sunday. 
 
 
You-Tube    https://youtu.be/ioza4WcDrHI  
 
COMING CLOSE TO THE LIGHT   You’re invited to breathe deeply of the Spirit’s presence.
 
HYMN #27 More Voices   “Creator God You Gave us Life” verses 1 & 2
Creator God You gave us life, your image formed within our souls,
Yet through the mist of time and space, we search for that which makes us whole.
Refrain Through hands that paint majestic skies, and voices chanting melody,
With words that reach beyond the page, we comprehend your mystery.
In ev’ry flow’r, and ev’ry tree, we see your great diversity,
Yet greater still we see your love, expressed in our humanity. Refrain
 
CALL TO WORSHIP
This day, like all other days, belongs to God.
May we honour it with gratitude.
This land, in fallow and in harvest, belongs to God.

May we tend it with care.
In worship and work, in rest and renewal, we belong to God.
This day and all days, may we be faithful stewards of God’s abundant generosity.

OPENING PRAYER [Together]
Spirit of the living God, fall upon us all. Thank You for sharing so generously the greatest treasures: warmth of sun, rest of night, the song bird’s music, the laughter of a child, the redeeming love of Christ which cannot be bought or sold. May this time of worship renew our commitment to live with respect in creation. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen

 
HYMN #303 Voices United    “For Beauty of Prairies” Tune #660 VU
For beauty of prairies, for grandeur of trees; for flowers of woodlands, for creatures of seas,
For all you created and gave us to share, we praise you, Creator, extolling your care.
 
As Stewards of beauty received at your hand,
As creatures who hear your most urgent command,
We turn from our wasteful destruction of life, confessing our failures, confessing our strife.
 
Teach us once again to be gardeners in peace; All nature around us is ours but on lease.
Your name we would hallow in all that we do, fulfilling our calling, creating with you.
 
DISCOVERY CIRCLE   “Creation” Genesis 1
 
COVENANT OF FAITH   [based on A New Creed]
We are not alone, we live in God’s world.
Thank you God, for a chance to grow together.
We believe in You, Creator and creating,
Who has come in Jesus the word made flesh to reconcile and make new.
Today we give thanks for the Spirit at work in all our Spiritual Growth ministries.
As God’s people of all ages we are called to be the church.
We celebrate God’s presence. We live and work together with respect in Creation.
We learn about our church and our faith, about the Bible and about justice;
About being a good neighbour; and about Jesus, our judge and our hope.
Learners: We are thankful to be here. We promise to help one another grow in God’s way.
 
Leaders: We are thankful to be here. We commit ourselves to growing in faith; to teaching with love and care; to being open to the Spirit at work; trusting in God and this congregation to uphold us.
 
ALL
We remember the promises made at baptism and confirmation, to support one another as we grow in faith. We want to honour and to fulfill these promises. We all share in the life and ministry of the Church. We are called to pray, to learn, to play with the Spirit, and to proclaim the good news of Christ Jesus. We promise to share respectfully, our experiences and insights with one another. We commit ourselves to the joy and task of Christian discipleship.
We do so knowing that in life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.
We are not alone. Thanks be to God!
 
PRAYER For WISDOM
 
SCRIPTURE READINGS Psalm 8 p. 732 VU with Refrain, Mark 8:27 – 30, 34 – 37
 
HYMN #390 Voices United   “How Great the Mystery of Faith”
How great the mystery of faith, how deep the purposes of God,
in birth and ageing, life and death, unveiled, yet never understood!
 
Attracted by life’s deepest claim we wait, assembled in this place,
With needs and hopes we cannot name, a thirst for healing, truth and grace.
 
The best that we can do and say, the utmost care of skill and art,
Are sweepers of the Spirit’s way to reach the depths of every heart.
 
Come, walk among us, Holy Friend, as all are gathered and prepared,
That scattered lives may meet and mend through open Word and Table shared.
 
GOOD NEWS-
 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
Blessed and Blessing God … Deepen our gratitude.
God of new beginnings and endless possibilities, we give thanks for the gift of Your creative spirit to guide us, to stir us, to kindle our compassion, to draw us back when we stray. We give thanks for this time of harvest, for the many people and long hours which go into feeding this community. We give thanks for people who share their abundance across this country and around the world. Grant us a deeper trust in your love.
Blessed and Blessing God … Deepen our gratitude.
Redeemer Christ, you call us to service and reconciliation. Help us use our anger appropriately to effect positive change rather than lashing out. Keep us open to creative solutions and common interests that bridge differences. May we reach out to those who are hurting and be humble enough to receive the care of others, especially when hurt tempts us to withdraw. We pray for those who are grieving, for those who carry deep wounds, for those who have not known love, for those who feed on anger or bitterness. Grace us with your healing that we might be a source of healing for others.
Blessed and Blessing God … Deepen our gratitude.
Spirit of compassion, we offer prayers for a broken world. For people left homeless, for people who have given up hope, for those who struggle to keep hope alive, for those who are afraid, for those who are uprooted, for those who are lost. We pray for all of us when we squander or hoard your gifts. May we sing your song of blessing and abundance with courage and persistence.
Blessed and Blessing God … Deepen our gratitude.
That we might be the body of Christ, in this place and beyond these walls. We pray together in the words of our ancestors in faith, Our father, who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kin-dom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
 
MINUTE FOR MISSION  “Women Farmers like Barari Catalyze Change”
 
HYMN #242 Voices United  “Let all Things Now Living”
Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving to God our Creator triumphantly raise;
Who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us, by guiding us on to the end of our days.
God’s banners are o’er us, pure light goes before us, a pillar of fire shining forth in the night;
Till shadows have vanished and darkness is banished, as forward we travel from light into light.
 
By law God enforces the stars in their courses and sun in its orbit obediently shine;
The hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains,
the depths of the ocean proclaim God divine.
We too, should be voicing our love and rejoicing with glad adoration a song let us raise;
Till all things now living unite in thanksgiving, to God in the highest, hosanna and praise.
 
CHANGING THE LIGHT Now wherever you go, the light goes with you.
SENDING FORTH
As we have been blessed in our gathering,
So may our going be a blessing.
God sows us like seeds back into the world God loves.
May we bear the fruit of healing and justice in Christ’s name.
Full of the Spirit’s wisdom,
We go in peace and in joy!
May we notice the goodness and mercy that follows us all the days of our life.
May we dwell in the light and it in us, Amen and amen!
 
SENDING FORTH #143 More Voices    “We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky” vs 1
We cannot own the sunlit sky, the moon, the wild flowers growing,
For we are part of all that is, within life’s river flowing.
With open hands receive and share, the gifts of God’s creation.
That all may have abundant life, in ev’ry earthly nation.
 
First United Church, Wetaskiwin ~ September 5,  2021
God calls us to create a community of faith where all are welcome and encouraged to participate fully: no matter where you’re from, when you were born, however you self-identify, whom you love, or what you believe.
This service was live-streamed to our Face-book page at 10:30 am on Sunday, September 5, 2021.
Links to the video for either Facebook or our You-Tube channel are provided below and will be active by 1 pm, Sunday.
 
 
 
WELCOME & NEWS OF INTEREST
 
COMING CLOSE TO THE LIGHT You’re invited to breathe deeply of the Spirit’s presence.
 
HYMN #27 More Voices “Creator God You Gave us LIfe”
Creator God You gave us life, your image formed within our souls,
Yet through the mist of time and space, we search for that which makes us whole.
Refrain Through hands that paint majestic skies, and voices chanting melody,
With words that reach beyond the page, we comprehend your mystery.
In ev’ry flow’r, and ev’ry tree, we see your great diversity,
Yet greater still we see your love, expressed in our humanity. Refrain
When with our hearts, our hands out minds, we share our gifts with all the world,
Our spirits soar beyond the veil, to touch the very face of God. Refrain
 

CALL TO WORSHIP
We are the people of God, scattered and wherever we are gathered, God loves us.
In our times of worship, grieving and celebrating, God loves us.
In the office or classroom, at the check-out or on the playground, God loves us.
Across the table, across the hall, across the fence, In all we say and do. God loves us.
And we are never the same. Thanks be to God!

PRAYER FOR RECONCILIATION [Together]
God of justice and of mercy we would know You better. We are worn weary by uncertainty. Teach us to find rest in Your peace. When we are the cause of hurt, when we are quick to judge, grace us with Your humility. Free us to forgive others as we have been forgiven by You. Strengthen us to practice understanding and kindness that brings healing and hope. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

 
SCRIPTURE READINGS Psalm 19:1 – 10 p. 740 VU with Refrain #2, Mark 7:24 – 30
 
GOOD NEWS
 
WELCOME TO THE TABLE
All are welcome at this table, where all means all. You are welcome here as seeker and ambassador. For this is the table of the Risen Christ not the table of the United Church. From this table we share creation’s feast. By this Holy meal, we know God as guest and host, judge and forgiver, Friend and Holy Mystery, our lives are not as they were before.
At this table we remember the One who is eternal and yet for a time like us… and we seek strength to love what Jesus loves.
The Peace of Christ be with you. And also with you!
HYMN #471 Voices United “Eat this Bread and Never Hunger”
Refrain Eat this bread and never hunger, drink this cup and never thirst;
Christ invites us to the table where the last become the first.
 
Asking for a cup of water, Jesus touched forbidden ground;
And the woman with a question, told the world what she had found. Refrain
Walking down a desert highway, Jesus healed a man born blind;
Soon the man became a witness to the truth we seek and find. Refrain
 
Weeping for his friend at grave-side, Jesus felt the pain of death;
Yet he knew God’s power to waken: living water, living breath. Refrain
 
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Joyful, joyful, God You are with us.
Out of the greatness of Creation, You call us each by name.
Our hearts are full of gladness and gratitude. We welcome You.
God of all our endings and beginnings,
You call us to be part of the great circle of Your family.
In the beginning, You created the earth, the sea and the heavens and all living creatures. And You blessed it all with Your goodness.
Thank you for being with us from the very start!
You made great families of Sarah and Hagar. You gave courage to Moses and Miriam.
You gave loyalty to Ruth and helped David face a giant.
You send prophets and messengers to inspire us with songs and visions.
Even when we forget You, You do not forget us!
So with all creation, we sing praise to You, Holy One!
 
[MV #203]
O Holy, holy, holy God, O God of time and space,
All the earth and sea and sky above bear witness to Your grace.
Hosanna in the highest heav’n, Creation sings Your praise.
And blessed is the One who comes and bears your name always!
 
Your love becomes human in Jesus, the one we call Light of the World;
Christ’s light guides and encourages us,
That, together we might bring good news to the poor; Seek justice and resist evil.
We are called to be children of the light:
To weep with those who weep, To dance with the joyful,
To work until all God’s children are free.
Holy Love, You empowered Jesus to choose service and life, in the face of betrayal and suffering.
Sharing in this feast, we find strength to love what Jesus loves.
We remember that Jesus sat at table with his friends, those he knew would betray and abandon him,
And he offered his life to them in the breaking of the bread.
He offered them the cup, that they might share in his suffering and resurrection.
From the cross he offered them new life through forgiveness, even though they did not understand the gift.
By the power of Your Holy Spirit, we become the body of Christ, in the breaking of the bread and sharing the cup.
The gift is ours to receive and to share.
May our lives sing the mystery of faith:
 
[MV #204]
Sing Christ has died and Christ is risen, Christ will come again! [Repeat]
 
Send Your Holy Spirit upon these elements of grain and vine.
Open us to receive Your gifts of grace and new life.
Fill us with Your love that we might share Christ’s risen life.
Send us forth as living signs of love and justice.
Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ. In the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory is Yours, God most holy, now and forever.
 
[MV #205]
Amen, amen, O Holy One! Hosanna and Amen!
Amen, amen, O Holy One! Hosanna and Amen!
 
SHARING AT TABLE
… These are the gifts of God, for the people of God.
Thanks be to God!
Let us share the feast at the welcome table!
 
PRAYER FOR THE JOURNEY & THE LORD’S PRAYER
For the bread we have eaten, for the cup we have shared, for the life we have received, we thank You God. May we leave this time strong in spirit, compassionate in heart, courageous in action and generous in love. We pray together in the words Jesus taught us, saying ‘Our Father, who art in heaven… . Amen.
 
HYMN #299 Voices United “Teach Me God to Wonder” vss 1, 2, 4 and 1 en francais
Teach me God to wonder, teach me God to see. Let your world of beauty capture me.
Praise to you be given; love for you be lived. Life be celebrated, joy you give.
Let me God be open, let me loving be; let your world of people speak to me.
Praise to you be given; love for you be lived. Life be celebrated, joy you give.
 
Teach me God to know you, hear you when you speak;
See you in my neighbour when we meet.
Praise to you be given; love for you be lived. Life be celebrated, joy you give.
 
Met dans mon coeur l’amour, ne de ton espirt; pour ce monde que tu as tant aime.
Gloire te soit rendue, pour le don de vie; nous chantons ton amour, notre joie.
 
CHANGING THE LIGHT Now wherever you go, the light goes with you.
 
ON THE WAY
Into this already and not yet kin-dom of God we go. We are ready to risk faith, to dare hope.
Christ awaits us, in friend and stranger. We are ready to risk faith, to dare hope.
We go knowing the love of God goes before us.
May we notice the goodness and mercy that follows us all the days of our life.
May we dwell in the light and it in us. Amen and amen!
 
SENDING FORTH #143 More Voices “We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky” vs 2
When bodies shiver in the night and weary, wait for morning,
When children have no bread but tears, and warhorns sound their warning,
God calls humanity to wake, to join in common labour,
That all may have abundant life in oneness with their neighbour.
 
Thank you for worshiping with us!
 
Thank you for worshiping with us! God bless, be well and look after each other.