Dorchester United Church 2ND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY JANUARY 19, 2020
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
ACKNOWLEGEMENT OF THE LAND
We acknowledge that we worship and live onthe traditional
territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron (Neutral), and
Wendat peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.
(We invite you to quiet reflection and preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP
For those who are tired,
May this sacred space be a place of rest.
For those who are hurting,
May this holy place be a place of healing.
For those who are seeking answers
To difficult questions, may this be a place
Where questions are accepted
And wise, caring words are spoken.
We come for different reasons;
We come from different places.
Here, we are all embraced by the same Spirit.
In the Spirit, let us worship.
Louise Hart, Rockton Sheffield P.C., Rockton, ON
PASSING OF THE PEACE The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.
"Spirit, Open My Heart" M.V. 79
(Please Remain Standing for the Sanctus) SANCTUS
*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
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.