Dorchester United Church 3RD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY JANUARY 26, 2020 WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
ACKNOWLEGEMENT OF THE LAND
We acknowledge that we worship and live onthe traditional
territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron (Neutral), and
Wendat peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.
(We invite you to quiet reflection and preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP
We come as a people walking lost in the darkness We who have at long last had light shone upon us.
As our faces turn to meet the sun
the warmth that spreads through us fills us with joy. Our hearts are lightened And our burdens relieved
For you have broken our oppressors rod
With your son who bears authority on his shoulders
Mighty God, Everlasting Father
Prince, not of war, but
As his authority grows continually,
upheld in justice,
so may follow endless peace. May it be so. Amen
PASSING OF THE PEACE The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.
"I Have Called You by Your Name" M.V. 161
(Please Remain Standing for the Sanctus) *SANCTUS
*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
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
: 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.