SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 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:
God of heaven and earth,
we long to be truly free.
In this hour of worship,
help us to grasp the freedom that comes
from seeing you more clearly,
loving you more dearly,
and following you more nearly.
Day by day, give us strength and courage
to be your people in this time, in this place. Amen.
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.
"Take, O Take Me as I Am" M.V. 85
(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.
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:
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.
"Go to Dark Gethsemane" V.U. 133
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION:
LUKE 18: 9 - 14
"Far Off, His Eyes Cast Low""
"Come, O Fount of Every Blessing" V.U. 559
COMMISSIONING & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 969
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have
experienced this morning