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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 1, 2017

WORLD-WIDE COMMUNION

Dorchester United Church

Wherever you are, whoever you are,
Join us in our Journey!

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

TO PONDER: There is a tendency to complain about almost anything that causes us displeasure. Can it be that God is the one with whom we are dissatisfied?

MUSIC PRELUDE

HYMN: "We Gather Here" V.U. 469

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP:

Our ancestors told us all that God has done.
We will tell it to our children and to our children's children.
God's glorious deeds and wonderful acts will not be forgotten.
In reverence and humility we come before God.
God has brought us into this place to equip us for service.
We will praise the Name of God as the Spirit gives us utterance.

OPENING PRAYER
From eternity, O God, You have cared for creation. Yet You have not forsaken us, Your children. You tend to the earth and watch over its harvest. You graciously provide for our journey. In this hour of praise and thanksgiving, we rejoice in the new day You have given us. We entrust to Your care the worries that have overcome us. Thirsting for Your Word, we worship Jesus who is living water. We pray in His name. AMEN

HYMN: "One Bread, One Body" V.U. 467

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN

SERVICE OF LIGHTING THE CANDLE

The light of a new day has illumined our path.
We will no longer stumble in the darkness.

ANTHEM

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Families gather around the dinner table to share a meal. As the global family of Christians gathers around God's table today, many are missing. Many of us squabble with each other. We confess the brokenness of the Christian family. As a family that spans the world, we too often embody the worst aspects of family life. Our daily quarrels have shattered world peace. God, have mercy upon the members of this broken family. Forgive us when we fail to treat one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. AMEN

WORDS OF ASSURANCE
God in Christ forgives us for dwelling in isolation. In the cross there is reconciliation for all the members of the human family.

WE HEAR GOD'S LOVING WORD FOR US

RESPONSIVE PSALM: Psalm 78, parts one and two (V.U. 792)

GOSPEL: Matthew 21: 23-32

FIRST TESTAMENT: Exodus 17: 1-7

MESSAGE: "God and Israel"

RESPONSE: V.U. 400 Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place,
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us power, send us grace.

HYMN: "Draw the Circle wide" M.V. 145

GOD'S WORD ENACTED FOR US

INVITATION TO THE TABLE
God has broken down the walls that make us strangers to one another.
We are the body of Christ. We enact our faith around this table.
Christ's broken body is restored to wholeness. His blood poured out brings healing to our world.

PASSING THE PEACE

OFFERING INVITATION

OFFERTORY RESPONSE: For food in a world where many walk in hunger, for friends in a world where many walk alone, for faith in a world where many walk in fear, we give you thanks,
O God. V.U.552

OFFERTORY PRAYER
May the God who transformed water into wine transform our very lives. May that same power be upon these gifts that the ordinary in our lives become extraordinary. We ask your blessing in Jesus' Name.

THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
We long, O God, for community but often forget our dreams in the morning.
Your everlasting arms surround us as You call us by name reminding us that we are Your people.
We stretch out our arms to embrace the alien and the stranger in our midst.
New friends and forgotten dreams tell of your body broken and Your blood poured out to transform our living and renew our vision.
ake us whole again by Your Spirit that we may receive in the bread that we eat and the cup that we drink the mystery of true communion.

THE WORDS OF THE INSTITUTION

FRACTION

DISTRIBUTION

POST COMMUNION PRAYER
For the bread we have eaten and the wine we have tasted, we give you thanks, Holy God. May what we have said and done here so put its mark upon us that we may become mature Christians. AMEN

WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD IN FAITH AND ACTION

HYMN: "Jesu, Jesu, Fill us with Your Love" V.U. 593

COMMISSIONING AND BLESSING

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