SUNDAY, February 3, 2019 Dorchester United Church WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
(A time for quiet reflection and
Preparation for worship)
We acknowledge that we worship and live onthe traditional
territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron (Neutral), and
Wedat peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.
CALL TO WORSHIP
(Psalm 71:1-6 NRSV)
In you, O Lord, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame
In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
incline your ear to me and save me.
Be to me a rock of refuge,
a strong fortress, to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress
Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,
from the grasp of the unjust and cruel.
For you, O Lord, are my hope,
my trust, O Lord, from my youth
Upon you I have leaned from my birth;
it was you who took me from my mother's womb.
My praise is continually of you.
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
As you are able and comfortable, let us make peace with one another.
"Come, O Holy Spirit" M.V. 23
(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, CHILDREN'S PRAYER
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always
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:
"O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go" V.U 658
SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Corinthians 13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Gift of Love
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I
am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and
understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as
to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all
my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not
have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant
or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or
resentful;it does not rejoice in wrongdoing,
but rejoices in the truth. It bears all
things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for
tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we
know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete
comes, the partial will come to an end. When I
was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like
a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we
see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only
in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these
three; and the greatest of these is love.
: "Wholly Known" Gabrielle Heidinger
"Love divine, all loves excelling" V.U. 333
COMMISSIONING: & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 971
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have
experienced this morning)