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SUNDAY, February 24, 2019
Dorchester United Church
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

MUSIC PRELUDE (A time for quiet reflection and preparation for worship)

CALL TO WORSHIP :
Call to Worship:
We gather to worship God,
Who creates us and loves us;
Who gifts us with diversity and makes us for community;
Who gives Jesus Christ to show us how to live;
Who inspires children, youth, young adults, and people of all ages,
To seek justice, share power,
and live together in love and equality;
Who invites us to join the struggle for wholeness and wellbeing for all,
and whose presence, grace, and love
sustain us in our living.
We gather to worship God.
To God be all glory, honor, and praise!
- from the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration , posted on the Presbyterian Church USA website.

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

HYMN: : "I Love to Tell the Story" V.U #343

SANCTUS
ildren are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time during the Sanctus.

CHIDREN'S TIME & Lighting of Christ Candle

CHILDREN'S PRAYER

WELCOMING OF NEW MEMBERS:

LITURGY FOR MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERS

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
The church is a community of people with varied gifts, united by the Holy Spirit. We gather to celebrate God's presence and to discern God's truth. We promise to follow the way of Jesus. By our baptism and confirmation we are made members of Christ's church.

We exercise this membership in the denomination to which we belong, which for us is the United Church of Canada, within the context of a local community of faith. We will welcome into this congregation those whoare already members of the church of Jesus Christ.

SCRIPTURE 1 Corinthians 12: 1-4

PRESENTATION
On behalf of the congregation of Dorchester United Church I present the following persons whom we welcome into the membership of this community of faith: Lisa Gardner

COMMITMENT OF NEW MEMBERS
isa, will you join with us as together we celebrate God's presence, live with respect in creation, love and serve others, seek justice and resist evil?
I will, with God's help.

CONGREGATIONAL COMMITMENT
Dear friends in Christ, let us rise and pledge to Lisa our support and care.
As your brothers and sisters in Christ, we rejoice in the gifts you bring to us. We pledge to you our love and our support. With God's help, we will together live out the mission and ministry of Christ's church.
Will you remain standing as we turn to V.U. 918
CORPORATE PROFESSION OF FAITH
A New Creed V.U. p 918
WELCOME
In the name of Jesus Christ, we welcome you to the privileges and responsibilities of membership in this congregation. We give thanks to God for your witness among us.

BLESSING AND SENDING FORTH
The grace of Christ attend you,
the love of God surround you,
the Holy Spirit keep you.

LORD'S PRAYER

PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON

ANNOUNCEMENTS

INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION

OFFERING

DOXOLOGY
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.

HYMN: "Blest Be the Tie That Binds " V.U. #602

SCRIPTURE READING : Luke 6:27-38 (NRSV)

MESSAGE : Rivers Running Deep

HYMN: "Bread of Life " M.V 194

COMMUNION
God be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift our hearts in prayer.
Let us give thanks to God.
It is good to give God thanks and praise.
Loving God, Source of all, we thank and praise you with our lips and with our lives, that, having created us and all things through your Word, you welcome our prayer and praise.
For the goodness of creationand the glory of redemption,
we praise you. For the law of holiness, inviting our obedience,
and the call of prophets, rebuking our disobedience,
we praise you. Therefore, with all that is, seen and unseen,
and with all the faithful of every time and place,
we join in this hymn of praise and thanksgiving:
Holy, holy, holy God,
power of life and love!
Heaven and earth are full of your glory!
Hosanna through the ages!
Blest is the One who comes to bring your justice to earth!
Loving God, Holy One,
we offer you praise and thanksgiving over this bread and cup,
because in Jesus Christ, your only Son,
you have joined yourself forever to us,
uniting heaven and earth.
Now, therefore, we gratefully remember:
Jesus' birth into our humanity,
baptism for our sin,
compassion for our suffering,
intimacy with our frailty,
rebuke of our pride,
bearing of the cross with its death,
and rising from the tomb by the power of God.
On the night before he died,
it was Jesus who took a loaf of bread,
gave you thanks, broke it, and said,
"Take and eat; whenever you do this, remember me."
Likewise, after supper, he took the cup, saying,
"This is the new covenant; remember me."
We proclaim Jesus,
crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
Loving God, creative Power,
blessing your name, we seek your Spirit.
Come to us and bless these gifts of bread and wine,
that they may be for us the body and blood of Christ;
the sign and seal of our forgiveness in him,
and our adoption as the children of God.
As we eat and drink together,
make us one with Christ and one in Christ,
a sign of his eternal reign in all the world.
This sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving
we offer you, loving God, through Jesus Christ,
our Saviour, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.
COMMUNION IS SERVED

ANTHEM: "Hymn to Freedom" Music by Oscar Peterson
Words: H. Hamilton Arr. Paul Read

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

COMMISSIONING & CHORAL RESPONSE : V.U. 971

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