SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 Dorchester United Church WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
ACKNOWLEGEMENT OF THE LAND
We acknowledge that we worship and live onthe traditional
territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron (Neutral), and
Wedat peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.
MUSIC PRELUDE (We invite you to quiet reflection and preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP
We gather together this morning called to be the church.
Holy One, You asked your disciples, "Do you love me?"
And one by one they answered, "Lord, you know that I love you."
Then you told them to tend to your sheep.
We follow you through the journey of our lives, tending your sheep, caring for the flocks, following in the path of love.
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
HYMN "And on This Path"M.V. 8
(Please Remain Standing for the Sanctus)
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, CHILDREN'S PRAYER
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON
HYMN "I Bind Unto Myself" V.U. 317
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION:
SCRIPTURE READING: John 21:1-19
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
"Called to be the Church" Gabrielle Heidinger
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.
HYMN"Be Thou My Vision" V.U. 642
COMMISSIONING & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 969
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have
experienced this morning)