SUNDAY, February 10, 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& OPENING PRAYER:
Water heal my body
Water heal my soul
When we go down, down to the water by
The water I feel whole
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
"River" M.V. 3
(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
A NEW CREED
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 DOXOLOGY
"For the Healing of the Nations" V.U 678
(tune of VU312, Lauda Anima)
PRAYERS OF CARING
Water heal our body
Water heal our soul
When we go down down to the water by
The water we feel whole
SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 5: 1 - 11
Once when he was standing on the shore of Lake Gennesaret, the crowd was
pushing in on him to better hear the Word of God. He noticed two boats tied
up. The fishermen had just left them and were out scrubbing their nets. He
climbed into the boat that was Simon's and asked him to put out a little
from the shore. Sitting there, using the boat for a pulpit, he taught the
crowd. When he finished teaching, he said to Simon, "Push out into deep
water and let your nets out for a catch."
Simon said, "Master, we've been fishing hard all night and haven't caught
even a minnow. But if you say so, I'll let out the nets." It was no sooner
said than done-a huge haul of fish, straining the nets past capacity. They
waved to their partners in the other boat to come help them. They filled
both boats, nearly swamping them with the catch.
Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell to his knees before Jesus. "Master,
leave. I'm a sinner and can't handle this holiness. Leave me to myself."
When they pulled in that catch of fish, awe overwhelmed Simon and everyone
with him. It was the same with James and John, Zebedee's sons, coworkers
Jesus said to Simon, "There is nothing to fear. From now on you'll be
fishing for men and women." They pulled their boats up on the beach, left
them, nets and all, and followed him.
: "A Generous Kind of Negligence"
by Pat Morrison
: "Like a Healing Stream" M.V. 144
COMMISSIONING & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 971
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have
experienced this morning)