SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019 Dorchester United Church WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
ACKNOWLEGEMENT OF THE LAND
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.
MUSIC PRELUDE (We invite you to quiet reflection and preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP
To know the warmth of love,
To have the assurance that someone cares,
To be confident of our worth,
To be bold to love in return,
To be washed over with grace,
To be accepted as we are:
This is to know a bit of God.
Then let us worship our God.
-Beth Merril Neel
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
"Over My Head" M.V. 88
(Please Remain Standing for the Sanctus)
SANCTUS (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
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.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON
"Joyful, Joyful We Adore You" V.U. 232
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION: DOXOLOGY
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
MESSAGE: "Love One Another"
SCRIPTURE READING: John 13:31-35
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The New Commandment
When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man has been glorified,
and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God
will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little
longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to
you, 'Where I am going, you cannot come. I give you a new commandment, that
you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one
another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have
love for one another."
"I Love to Tell the Story" V.U. 343
COMMISSIONING & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 969
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have
experienced this morning)