Morning Worship Begins at 11:00AM
*indicates the congregation is to please stand, as you are able
GEORGE STREET UNITED CHURCH
WE GATHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE
*Introit Gather Us In----David Hann
Life and Ministry of George Street United Church
*Call to Worship
O God, your name is majestic in all the earth;
Your glory is chanted above the heavens.
You have crowned your people with glory and honor;
We give you all praise in response to your gift of grace.
Let us worship God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
*Prayer of Approach (in unison)
*Opening Hymn: All Things Bright and Beautiful VU # 291 (1-3/4&5)
Prayer of Confession: (in unison) Creator God, we acknowledge your abundant love for us, yet it is difficult for us to live as children of your blessing. Ever-present Christ, you give us the example of faithful devotion, and yet it is hard for us to follow. Guiding and enabling Holy Spirit, you evoke passion in us for justice and good works, yet we struggle to act. Forgive us for all the ways we avoid the challenge and the opportunity to be your servant people to one another, and to the gift of your creation. Guide us and direct us in your way gracious Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer. Amen.
Our Assurance: God gifted us with the trust of creation that we might be in relationship with our God, and one another. In love, God continually seeks to renew these relationships Thanks be to God
*Hymn: God, Whose Almighty Word VU # 313
WE LISTEN TO GOD’S WORD
Reading: Proverbs 8:1-4,
Davis Wisdom’s part in creation
*Responsive Reading: Psalm 8 VU # 732 Ken Davis God, your glorious name.
Anthem: In Your House, O Lord-------Jay Turner
Epistle Reading: Romans 5:1-5 Rev. Sue hope does not disappoint
Gospel Reading: John 16:12-15 Rev. Sue the Spirit of Truth The Word of our Lord – Thanks be to Christ
*Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty VU # 315
Prayers of Thanksgiving, Intercession and the Lord’s Prayer
*Doxology Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow VU # 541
*Hymn: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise VU# 264
*Commissioning and Benediction
*Vespers May the God of Peace----Traditional Song
As people of God, we form a community of faith in the United Church of Canada. We proclaim the good news of the Christian gospel. We honour our belief in a creative and caring God, whose Spirit helps and encourages us to create opportunities to meet the spiritual needs of our community.
We are called by God’s Spirit to reach out to those around us in love, using our resources to seek justice, healing and hope for every person. We welcome all who come to worship with us, knowing that we are all one body in Christ.
We accept the challenge of changing social circumstances, both as individuals and as a community. We commit to working together to create a loving and accepting church family; where we can support and nurture one another, secure in the knowledge that God’s love surrounds us always.