SUNDAY, August 18, 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.
(We invite you to quiet reflection and
preparation for worship)
*CALL TO WORSHIP:
One: We gather together to make a joyful noise to the Lord,
ALL: serving the Lord with gladness.
One: God tends well to the people of the vineyard.
ALL: God prepares good soil for us, clearing stones and planting choice vines.
One: Yet, we, as vines, grow as wild grapes.
ALL: May we instead reap the benefits of God's caring hand. Seeking Justice and living with integrity.
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.
"Spirit, Open my Heart" 79 M.V.
(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, LORD'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.