(A time for quiet reflection and
preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP
We Gather together to celebrate Your Grace, Peace,
We Gather together to give thanks in creation
We Gather together to lift up songs of Praise
We Gather together to lift up Friends and Family
We Gather together around the table
We Gather together to break bread in Your Holy Name, we remember and
give thanks for what we reap in Your glory- Close friends and family,
children and grandchildren, a gracious community, a bountiful harvest,
and a table where all are welcome.
PASSING OF THE PEACE-
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Fellowship
of the holy spirit be with you…
And also with you
"All Things Bright and Beautiful" V.U. 291
(Holy, Holy, Holy- V.U. 315 verse 1)
*Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time
during the Sanctus.
CHILDREN'S TIME, LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE, & LORD'S PRAYER
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always
We pray as you taught us to pray saying, Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come…
PRAYER OF CONFESSIONAND ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
"We Plough the Fields" V.U. 520
SCRIPTURE READING: Mark 10: 13-16
People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch
them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. 14 But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant
and said to them, "Let the little children come to me; do not stop them;
for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 15 Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive
the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it." 16 And he took them up in his arms, laid his
hands on them, and blessed them.
: "Blessing and Thanks"
: "Bread of Life" M.V. 194
Order of World Communion
: Today, Lord and Saviour, around the world.
People: All your people lift up their voices in praise and thanksgiving
r: Today with all Christians around the world open your hearts and spirits
to God and give him thanks.
People: Today, with all our brothers and sister in Christ throughout
the world it is right for us to give him thanks and praise.
: Almighty God, creator, sustainer and lover of the whole of creation - the
universe and this world.
People: Thank you for our world. Thank you for creating us in your
image. Thank you for loving and caring for all within your creation.
: But our greatest thanks is for what you have done in and through Jesus
People: He came to show us the way to abundant living. He died and rose
again to make it possible for us to enter into this abundant living and
to be in love with you again.
You are an awesome God! Leader
: And so around the world today all your people acknowledge your greatness
People: We thank you, God. We thank you.
Everything reveals how great and good you are. We worship you
Before you, God, by what we do here,
We celebrate the life and death of Jesus Christ;
We declare our faith that he is alive and master of all;
We witness to the hope that he will come again.
People: Come, Lord Jesus, come. Leader
So it is we do what Jesus did the night he was betrayed.
He took bread, thanked you, broke the bread and gave it to his followers,
"Take, eat, this is my body".
He also took the cup, saying.
"This is my blood, the blood of the new covenant."
Worthy is Christ, Christ the sacrificed, to be praised and served.
Send your Holy Spirit, God, on us and what we do
That as we break bread and drink wine we may be united with Christ,
He in us and we in Him,
That we who are many may be one in him.
Make us strong in faith and love
That we may become truly human as Christ was truly human.
Minister and People: As our Lord Jesus Christ offered himself to you, O God, we offer ourselves to you,
As your people have done before, as they still do everywhere.
Use us as you will That we may die to self to live for you. Accept us. Accept what we have said and done here. We have no right to ask this. But Christ was born and died for us. We ask it then in his name. Minister
(Lifting the bread and breaking it)
The body of Christ broken for you.
(Lifting the cup)
The blood of Christ shed for you.
After the communion has been distributed.
All: For the bread we have eaten, for the wine we have tasted, for the life we have received, we thank you, God. Grant that what we have done and have been given here may so put its mark upon us that it may remain always in our hearts. Grant that we may become mature Christians, that ours may be the faith which issues in action; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
GREAT PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
COMMISSIONING & CHORAL RESPONSE
: V.U. 971
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have
experienced this morning) LicenSing #620168