163RD ANNIVERSARY AND COMMUNION SUNDAY OCTOBER 20, 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:
The years carry on,
And we carry on in worship and community.
The years move forward
We develop and build and reap and grow.
The years pass and we watch
We see bountiful harvests, We watch our children grow. We watch sunrise and sunset. We sail the beautiful journey that is life, the highs and lows of the waves. Witness to your glory in creation.
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.
"I Love to Tell the Story" V.U. 343
(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
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
ONE: Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
ALL: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned
against you in thought, word, and deed by what we have done and by what
we left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not
loved our neighbours as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly
repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and
forgive us, that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways to
the glory of your name. Amen.
ONE: Almighty God have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your
sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in internal
life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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.
"How Firm a Foundation" V.U. 660
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION:
God of Faith, God Divine by Tom and Christine Hunter,
Accompaniment by Kim Poser
ONE: The Lord be with you
: And Also with you.
ONE: Lift up your hearts.
ALL: We lift them to the Lord.
ONE: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
ALL: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
ONE: We give you thanks and praise, almighty God ………
Now with all creation we raise our voice to proclaim
the glory of your name.
ALL: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
ONE: Holy and Gracious God
All glory and honour are yours, Father and Son, with the
Holy Spirit, in the holy Church, now and for ever.
ONE: And now, as our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to say.
ALL: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom
come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who
trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us
from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever
and ever. Amen.
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD
ONE: Creator of all, you gave us golden fields of wheat whose many grains
we have gathered and made into this one bread.
ALL: So may your Church be gathered from the ends of the earth into
Here is Love by Robert Lowry
ONE: The gifts of God for the People of God.
: Thanks be to God. PRAYER AFTER COMUNION:
ONE: Glory to God,
Whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or
imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and
in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen.
DISMISSAL & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 969
One: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord . ALL: Thanks be to God.
A Choral Benediction by Don Besig
and Nancy Price.