Order of Service
Congregation stands as they are able.
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: As a loon calls over the water for its mate, so too does God call us to this place.
All: As the sun which warms the flowers to bloom, so too does God’s love encourage our growth.
One: Like the rain nourishes parched land, Christ’s word quenches our thirsty lives.
All: Like the rush of wind through majestic pines, God’s spirit lifts and renews. Come Holy Spirit, help us to stand again as we worship with thanksgiving.
One: Come let us worship God made known in Jesus Christ.
PRAYER OF APPROACH AND CONFESSION
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
WE PASS THE PEACE
(We welcome each other with a greeting or handshake)
CHILDREN’S TIME (optional)
A MUSICAL MESSAGE (Optional)
GOD’S WORD FOR US
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE THE LORD’S PRAYER
THE PRESENTATION OF THE OFFERING SUNG DEDICATION:
Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise God, all creatures high and low, Give thanks to God in love made known, Creator, Word and Spirit One.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
THE CREED (OPTIONAL)
A CONTEMPORARY CREED
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 to 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.
Proceeds from the Elizabeth Barbara Fasken Trust Fund and your offerings are used to maintain this church and each year a contribution goes from the funds toward the work of the Anglican, Presbyterian and United Churches in this area. Offering envelopes are available at the main entrance.