SUNDAY, June 30, 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
Throughout the ages, disciples have said,
"I will follow you wherever you go."
Lord, give us the freedom to follow you
in the ways of love.
Who in your life would you follow without turning back?
Lord, give us the strength to follow you
in the ways of peace.
Who's spirit would you want a double portion of?
Lord, give us the opportunity to follow you
in the ways of kindness.
Today, we celebrate the Holy Spirit,
who shows us the joy of following God.
Lord, give us the patience to follow you
in the ways of faith. Amen.
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.
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (Words on Page 4)
(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, LORD'S PRAYER
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:
"Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God" V.U. 356
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION:
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:
E READING: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
"Great Is Thy Faithfulness" V.U. 288
COMMISSIONING & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 969
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have
experienced this morning)