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March 5, 2017

TWENTIETH SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

NOVEMBER 5, 2017

Wherever you are, whoever you are,
Join us in our Journey!

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

TO PONDER: Knowing what we do about the behaviour of our
political leaders, how do we live in such a climate?

MUSIC PRELUDE

HYMN: "Shall we gather at the river" V.U. 710

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

God has called us from the wilderness of our lives.
We are ready to enter the land of promise.
God prepares the way for us to move forward.
We journey into the future filled with memories of the past.
God welcomes us as part of the procession of the ages.
We raise our voices in gratitude and praise for the gift of worship.

OPENING PRAYER (IN UNISON)
We praise You, O God, for all the saints who went before us. They have spoken to our hearts and have touched us with Your fire. We praise You, O God, for all the saints who live beside us. Their strengths and weaknesses are woven into our own. We praise You, O God, for all the saints who live beyond us. They challenge us to be transformed and to transform the world. AMEN

HYMN: "Come, O Fount of every blessing" V.U. 559

SERVICE OF LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE
The candle is lit to mark the start of a new day of worship.
We will live in its light as a sign that the Saviour has come among us.

ANTHEM

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (IN UNISON)
Eternal God, You know us as we really are. Too often we put on the masks of righteousness and acceptance while we hide our selfish and condescending faces. We present ourselves in the costumes of love and mercy, but live most of our days in greed and narrowness of mind. Uncover our illusions, O God, and wash away the paint of our falsehoods. Help us to confront ourselves and one another with honesty. Help us to practice what we preach and to accept Your grace with mercy and openness, so that we may become true witnesses to our faith in Jesus. AMEN

WORDS OF ASSURANCE
God hears all our prayers, for God knows what is in our hearts. In God's mercy we are loved and redeemed. We thank God for delivering us from all trouble and distress.

THE LIGHTING Of THE CANDLES FOR ALL SAINTS

WE HEAR GOD'S LOVING WORD FOR US

RESPONSIVE PSALM: Psalm 107 (Parts One and Four)
V.U. 831-832

FIRST TESTAMENT READING: Joshua 3:7-17

GOSPEL READING: Matthew 23: 1-12

MESSAGE " The Masks We Wear"

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

PASTORAL PRAYER

WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD IN FAITH AND ACTION

HYMN: " Great is thy faithfulness" V.U. 288

OFFERING INVITATION

OFFERTORY RESPONSE: For food in a world where many walk in hunger, for friends in a world where many walk alone, for faith in a world where many walk in fear, we give you thanks, O God.
V.U.552

OFFERTORY PRAYER: In our brokenness and in our pain, in our poverty and in our frailty, You have blessed us, O God. Receive these offerings for they come from hearts and hands that have been shaped for service in Your gracious realm. AMEN

HYMN: "We are pilgrims" V.U. 595

COMMISSIONING AND BLESSING

POSTLUDE LicenSing #620168