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SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

Dorchester United Church

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

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

TO PONDER: Colossians 4:5-6 (NLT)
Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.

MUSICAL PRELUDE: ( A time for quiet reflection and preparation for worship )

HYMN: " Ask Me What Great Thing I Know" V.U. 338

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN: "All Hail the Power of Jesus Name" V.U. 334

A PRAYER OF APPROACH
SUNG RESPONSE
Search me, O God, and know my heart today,
Try me, O Saviour, know my thoughts, I pray;
See if there be some brokenness in me;
Cleanse me from every wrong, and set me free.

SERVICE OF LIGHTING THE CANDLE:
Leader: We light the Christ Candle today to remind us that just as Jesus was baptised and sent into the world to show and tell God's good news of forgiveness and love, so we have been baptised to do the same. Jesus' mission is our mission.

PSALM MEDITATION: PSALM 29 Meditation from Psalms Now by Leslie Brandt
We need to give credit to whom credit is due. God is alive, and he deserves our perpetual praises. There is reason for rejoicing. There is a God to worship and love.
His beauty is manifest in the skies and the forests. His power is represented in the sweep of the ocean. His Majesty is portrayed in the gigantic bodies suspended in our universe. The wind and the rain, the lightning and the thunder, the creatures that inhabit our world, the flowers that brighten our lives-all this comes from God's hand. The glory is not ours but cards.
Even the achievements of human hand, mind, and machine come by way of the wisdom and power of the eternal God. The contributions of science, the fields right for harvest, the control of our rivers, the activity of our cities, the establishment of our great institutions-these also reflect the glory of God.
Let us give credit to whom credit is due. Let us rejoice in the God who blesses us. Let us seek his grace to serve him by serving others with the abundance that he bestows upon us.

ANTHEM
WE HEAR GOD'S LOVING WORD FOR US

MESSAGE: 1-4-1 Congregational Growth Program

HYMN: " Be Thou My Vision" V.U. 642

A CREED
(inspired by Mark 1:9-11, Matthew 3:13-17, Luke 3:21-23, Galatians 3:27, Romans 6:3-6)
I believe in God who speaks through the prophets and lifts our gaze up to high and beautiful paths and peaks.
I believe in Christ Jesus, free of corruption yet willingly numbered among the sinners, baptised in the waters of the Jordan.
I believe in the Spirit who rested on Jesus like a dove, and who inspired him with such love as the world has not seen before or since.
I believe that those who are baptised into Christ shall share his Spirit, his mission and his ultimate victory over sin and death.
I believe that there is no human ability that cannot be enlarged, and no weakness that cannot be used by Christ to the praise of God.
I believe that this believing is a gift from God, not to be used for self-gratification but for the building up of the church and for humble service in the world.
I believe in myself as a baptised child of God, the recipient of a healing grace which precedes and supersedes all my efforts to be true.
With the help of God, I will attempt to live my belief all the days of my life, and by his grace, dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Amen!
And we continue to pray as Jesus taught us saying…

WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD IN FAITH AND ACTION

OFFERING INVITATION - Your offering makes it possible for us to gather each week as part of God's family. To praise together, to mature in faith together, to grow together in love. Your offering given for the ongoing ministry and witness of this congregation will now be received.

OFFERTORY RESPONSE: V.U. 552
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

OFFERTORY PRAYER:

HYMN: "I'm Gonna Live So God Can Use Me" V.U. 575

COMMISSIONING AND BLESSING
As people of faith we have gathered for worship.
As people of faith we now return to the world.
Go out to share the story of faith,
the story of life, with the world around you.
We share the faith in word and in deed,
in speech and in action.
As you go out to be a living witness,
as you go out to testify to God's love active in the world,
go knowing that God goes with you.
Thanks be to God! Amen.

POSTLUDE : ( A time to quietly reflect on all that you have experienced this morning
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