Dorchester United Church 6th SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY FEBRUARY 16, 2020 WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
ACKNOWLEGEMENT OF THE LAND
Gathering together we walk the history of a healing journey, acknowledging
the church's role in the suffering of our Indigenous brothers and sisters,
recognizing that apologies are necessary, not only once, but time and again
to educate our people of ongoing injustices and the work to renew
respectful relationships. We pay our respect to the original caretakers of
the land by acknowledging that we live and worship on the traditional lands
of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Attawandaron
peoples, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of
1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum
MUSIC PRELUDE: We invite you to quiet reflection and preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 119: 1-8
Happy are those whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the Lord.
Happy are those who keep his decrees,
who seek him with their whole heart,
who also do no wrong,
but walk in his ways
You have commanded your precepts
to be kept diligently
O that my ways may be steadfast
in keeping your statutes
Then I shall not be put to shame,
having my eyes fixed on all your commandments
I will praise you with an upright heart,
when I learn your righteous ordinances
I will observe your statutes;
do not utterly forsake me.
PASSING OF THE PEACE The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.
"Over My Head" M.V. 88
(Please Remain Standing for the Sanctus) SANCTUS
Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time
during the Sanctus.
CHILDREN'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
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.