SUNDAY, September 8, 2019
Dorchester United Church
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
ACKNOWLEGEMENT OF THE LAND
We acknowledge that we worship and live on the 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:
O Lord, you search us and know us;
We praise you, O God, our Maker.
You are the potter, we are the clay;
we are the work of your hands,
as you mold and shape us all our lives.
Let us worship God!
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.
"All Things Bright and Beautiful" 291 V.U.
(Please Remain Standing for the Sanctus)
*SANCTUS (Holy, Holy, Holy
V.U. 315 verse 1)
hildren are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time
during the Sanctus.
CHIDREN'S TIME, LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always
LORD'S PRAYER (sung by Rachel Weisdorf)
ANTHEM: Rachel Weisdorf - "Friends"
by Michael and Deborah Smith
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:
"Don't be Afraid" M.V. 90
(*three times through)
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION:
SOLO: Rachel Weisdorf - "Gaelic Blessing"
by John Rutter
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:
"Will You Come and Follow Me" V.U. 567
COMMISSIONING & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 969
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have
experienced this morning)