SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 162nd ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY Dorchester United Church
Wherever you are, whoever you are, Join us in our Journey!
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
(A time for quiet reflection and
preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP
The years carry on,
We carry on in worship and community.
The years move forward
We develop and build and reap and grow.
The years pass and we watch
We see bountiful harvests, we watch our children grow.
We see sunrise and sunset.
We sail the beautiful journey that is life, the highs and lows of the
Witness to your glory in creation.
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
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" V.U. 220
(Holy, Holy, Holy- V.U. 315 verse 1)
*Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time
during the Sanctus.
CHIDREN'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 CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
We are not alone,
we live in God's world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION:
"My Song Is Love Unknown" V.U.143
SCRIPTURE READING: PSALM 104: 1-9, 24, 35C (NRSV)
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
O Lord my God, you are very great.
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
wrapped in light as with a garment.
You stretch out the heavens like a tent,
you set the beams of your[
chambers on the waters,
you make the clouds your[
you ride on the wings of the wind,
you make the winds your[
fire and flame your[
You set the earth on its foundations,
so that it shall never be shaken.
You cover it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
At your rebuke they flee;
at the sound of your thunder they take to flight.
They rose up to the mountains, ran down to the valleys
to the place that you appointed for them.
You set a boundary that they may not pass,
so that they might not again cover the earth.
O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
Let sinners be consumed from the earth,
and let the wicked be no more.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Praise the Lord!
: "O My Soul…" Gabrielle Heidinger
"Will Your Anchor Hold" V.U. 675
COMMISSIONING: & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 971
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have experienced this morning)