SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019
Dorchester United Church
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
ACKNOWLEGEMENT OF THE LAND
We acknowledge that we worship and live on the traditional
territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron (Neutral), and
Wedat peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.
(We invite you to quiet reflection and preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP
God, we want you near in your son Jesus,
But so often, we fail to see him.
He stands among us, offering the Spirit and peace,
Giving us life in his name.
But we are like Thomas, and need proof of him.
This morning we seek you out,
Help us to be in relationship with you,
To see you in the ordinary,
To notice your presence,
PASSING OF THE PEACE-
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Fellowship
of the holy spirit be with you…
And also with you
As you are able and comfortable, let us make peace with one another.
"Hey Now! Singing Hallelujah!" M.V. 121
SANCTUS (Holy, Holy, Holy
V.U. 315 verse 1)
Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time
during the Sanctus.
CHIDREN'S TIME, LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE,
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always
We are not alone,
we live in God's world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" V.U. 220
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION:
SCRIPTURE READING: John 20:19-31
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
MESSAGE "Doubt Mightily"
"Come, O Fount of Every Blessing " V.U. 559
COMMISSIONING & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 969
(We invite you to quiet reflection and
preparation for worship)