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Dorchester United Church

We acknowledge that we worship and live on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron (Neutral), and Wendat peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.

MUSIC PRELUDE: (We invite you to quiet reflection and preparation for worship)

O Wisdom: you came forth from
the mouth of the Most High;
you reach mightily from one end of the Earth to the other
and order all things well:
come and teach us the way of insight.
O Lord and Leader of the house of Israel:
you appeared to Moses in the fire of the blazing bush
and gave him the Law on Mount Sinai:
come to redeem us with your outstretched arm.
O Root of Jesse: you stand as a signal to the peoples;
the nations shall enquire of you,
and your dwelling shall be glorious:
come and set us free; do not long delay.
O Key of David and Sceptre rising out of Israel:
you will open and no one shall shut;
you will shut and no one shall open:
come and bring out the prisoners from the dungeon
and those who sit in the shadow of death.
O Dawn, brightness of everlasting light and Sun of righteousness:
come and give light to those who sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death.

O King of nations, Light of the world,
cornerstone that joins both Jews and Gentiles into one:

come and save humankind,
whom you formed from the soil.
O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver,
Hope and Saviour of the Gentiles:
come to save us, O God

HYMN: "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" V.U. 2


(Love is a Flame V.U. 7 v.2)
Love is a flame that burns in our heart,
Jesus has come and will never depart.
When God is a child there's joy in our song.
The last shall be first and the weak shall be strong,
and none shall be afraid.

HYMN: "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" V.U. 473


SCRIPTURE READING: Ephesians 3:1-12

SERMON: "Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before"

Rev. Dr. Art Hiley


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.



O God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
We confess to you
And to all the company of heaven
And to one another
That we have sinned
In thought, word, and deed,
And by omission,
Through our fault,
Our own grievous fault.

Kyrie M.V. 67
(Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord Have Mercy)

The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also, with you.


The Lord be with you
And with your spirit.
Up with your hearts.
We have them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord.
It is worthy and just.
It is indeed right that we should praise you,

Gracious God, for you created all things.
You formed us in your own image:
Whole and proper in being, you created us.
When we turned away from you in sin,
You did not cease to care for us,
But opened a path of salvation for all people.
You madea covenant with Israel,
And through your servants Abraham and Sarah
Gave the promise of a blessing to all nations.
Through Moses you led your people from bondage into freedom; through the prophets you renewed
Your promise of salvation.
Therefore, With them, and with all your saints
Who have served you in every age,
we give you thanks and raise our voices
To proclaim the glory of your name.
Holy, Holy, Holy V.U. 942
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.
Holy God, source of life and goodness,

All creation rightly gives you praise.
In the fullness of time,
You sent your child Jesus Christ,
To share our human nature,
To live and die as one of us,
To reconcile us to you,
The source of life.
He healed the sick
And ate and drank with outcasts and sinners;
He opened the eyes of the blind
And proclaimed the Good News of your kingdom
To the poor and to those in need.
In all things he fulfilled your gracious will.
On the night he died he was betrayed
Our Lord Jesus Christ took bread;
Broke it, and gave it to his disciples.
And said, "Take, eat:
This is my body which is given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me."
After supper he took the cup of wine;
And after giving thanks,
Gave it to them, and said.
"Drink this, all of you:
This is my blood of the new covenant,
Which is shed for you and for many
For the forgiveness of sins.

Whenever you drink it,

Do this in remembrance of me."
Gracious God,
By the death of your child
You have destroyed the power of death,
And by raising him to life
You have given us life for evermore.
Therfore we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.
Recalling his death,
Proclaming his resurrection,
And looking for his coming again in glory,
We offer you, O God, this bread and this cup.
Send your Holy Spirit upon us
And upon these gifts,
That all who eat and drink at this table
May be one body,
One holy people,
A living sacrifice in Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ,
In the unity of the Holy Spirit,
All glory is yours, God most holy,
Now and forever.

Gathering our prayers and praises into one, let us pray as our Saviour taught us,
Our Father, who art in heaven…

The body of Christ broken for you
The blood of Christ, shed for you.

DISTRIBUTION: The gifts of God for the people of God.

For the bread we have eaten,
For the wine we have tasted,
For the life we have received,
We thank you God.
Grant that what we have done
And have been given here,
May so put its mark on us,
That it may remain always in our hearts.
Grant that we may grow
In Christian love and understanding,
And that ours may be lives of faithful action,
In Christ's name. Amen.

HYMN: "Hail to God's Own Anointed" V.U. 30