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Dorchester United Church

Wherever you are, whoever you are,

Join us in our Journey!

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

MUSIC PRELUDE

HYMN: "Come In, Come In and Sit Down" V.U. 395

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CALL TO WORSHIP:

The voice of God calls in love,

inviting us into the shelter of kindness and grace.

Within these walls,

in the house of God,

we gather in the sanctuary of faith,

waiting to be fed,

and then to be led forth again

into pastures beyond the boundaries of our certainties.

We will follow the loving Shepherd,

the one who never fails us,

and who calls us each by name.

Come, let us praise our God!

OPENING PRAYER (in unison)

We believe that you are present, O God, in the faithfulness of the Holy Spirit. You never leave us nor forsake us. Make yourself known to us in the heights and depths of life here, O Christ, that we may be renewed and receive the fullness of your life. Amen.

We continue to pray with the words that Jesus taught us to pray, saying together: THE LORD'S PRAYER

HYMN: "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" V.U. 288

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN:

How do you know who is calling?

SERVICE OF LIGHTING THE CANDLE:

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

Jesus is our friend who loves us always.

ANTHEM:

WE HEAR GOD'S LOVING WORD FOR US

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION:

Open our eyes, that we might see, glimpses of truth that you have for us, dear God, in your Holy Words, as we hear, sing and recite them today. Grant us understanding, insight and the motivation to live out your message for us. We ask for your guidance and the strength of the Spirit so that we might be inspired to share the Good News with all whom we meet. Amen.

EPISTLE READING: Click on Scripture below for actual Bible passage
Acts 2: 42-47

This is the witness of the Apostle Paul.

Thanks be to God.

RESPONSIVE PSALM: Psalm 23 (V.U. 747)

GOSPEL READING: Click on Scripture below for actual Bible passage
John 10:1-10

This is the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Thanks be to God.

HYMN: "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" V.U. 264

MESSAGE: "The Good Shepherd"

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

WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD IN FAITH AND ACTION

PASTORAL PRAYER:

OFFERING INVITATION:

OFFERTORY RESPONSE:

Grant us, God, the grace of giving, with a spirit large and free, that ourselves and all our living we may offer faithfully. V.U. 540

OFFERTORY PRAYER:

Receive our gifts, O God. We bring them with thankful hearts and confident faith in your guidance. Help us always to share them with others. Amen

HYMN: "In Christ There Is No East or West" V.U. 606

COMMISSIONING:

Go out into the world in courage, knowing that Christ, the shepherd, walk ahead of us. May each day be an adventure of faith, each night a shelter in the love of Christ, and each life be filled with abundant joy.

POSTLUDE LicenSing # 620168