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TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

NOVEMBER 19, 2017

Dorchester United Church

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

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

TO PONDER : We have all been given gifts of one kind or another. Do we have a responsibility to share them or keep them for ourselves?

MUSIC PRELUDE

HYMN: "Eternal, Unchanging, we sing" V.U. 223

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP
God wants us to be fully present in this time of worship that we may experience once more the depth of being called the Church.
We have come to invest ourselves and the treasure of our faith in today's world.
We are entrusted with a new day, a day to be filled with joy for our life together.
The God-given life of this community encourages us to live in faithful stewardship.

OPENING PRAYER (IN UNISON)
Loving God, You have called us as Your people to live once more in Your presence. We have come out of our own worldly experiences. We have come both as receivers and those who know how to give. We come as the faithful who have not stopped doubting. Hold us in the sacred circle of Your grace that our hearts may be filled with Your joy and our thoughts with Your will. AMEN

SERVICE OF LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE
We light this candle as a sign that Jesus has come among us.
May He shine brightly in this dark world bringing hope to all the places of despair.

ANTHEM

PRAYER OF CONFESSION (IN UNISON)
God, we confess that we have been given much and have done little. You have entrusted us with good gifts and we have shirked our responsibility. We no longer seek to nurture one another into a spirit of joy. We have settled for the easy solutions. We have become somehow less than You created us to be. Hear our pain, O God, in the midst of our gathering today. Show us how to offer back to You a return on Your love and trust in us. AMEN

WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Let us find comfort in a God who has promised not to abandon us. For God has sent Jesus to rescue us from our worldly ways. God is neither angry nor vengeful and will always keep faith with those who love God.

WE HEAR GOD'S LOVING WORD FOR US

RESPONSIVE PSALM Psalm 123 VU 847

FIRST TESTAMENT READING Judges 4: 1-7

GOSPEL READING Matthew 25: 14-30

MESSAGE "THE RISK OF FAILURE"

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 gra

PASTORAL PRAYER

WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD IN FAITH AND ACTION

HYMN: " Abide with me" V.U. 436

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: We have received much that we did not earn nor deserve. We have become complacent as our lives continue without any major crises. Show us how to be ready for Your coming. It is Your grace that gives our life meaning and hope. You have given us an abundance. As we have received, even so, let us give. AMEN

HYMN: "God be with you till we meet again" V.U. 423

COMMISSIONING AND BLESSING

POSTLUDE LicenSing #620168