Eldad – Hampton Pastoral Charge of
the United Church of Canada.
Lay Worship Leader: Shawn Pearce-Chambers
Neil Killens assisting with hymns and readings.
Organist & Choir Leader: Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.
Livestreaming: Shawn Pearce-Chambers.
July 19, 2020 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Livestreaming from Eldad during pandemic precautions
People’s responses are in bold type.
Song titles, are also links to lyrics.
WE GATHER IN PRAISE
Call To Worship (responsive)
Heavenly Father, thank you that you are the light of the world, guiding our steps on your path. Your word says that you are a Good Father who gives us good gifts.
Thank you for the gift of the church, a community of your children that you have gathered together to worship, serve, pray and love. Give us strength to live as ambassadors for you in the world. Lord, bless your church and keep us pure, make your face shine upon us. Turn your face towards us and give us peace. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Hearing The Good News
Prayer Of Confession (responsive)
Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image, through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen.
Words Of Assurance
Life & Work of the Community Of Faith
WE ENCOUNTER GOD’S WORD
Anthem: “Days of Elijah”
Message: A Ladder To God
We Respond With Prayer & Thanksgiving
Prayer For The Gifts & Givers (responsive)
Bless the work of all communities of faith in our region of East Central Ontario, remembering today especially its minister, worship leaders and congregation Columbus Community United Church in Columbus and all that they contribute to carrying forth the word and promises of God into their community. Strengthen the mission and the faith of all who seek you, with the help of your Holy Spirit; we pray in Christ’s name, Amen.
Prayers Of The People
Closing Hymn: VU #642 Be Thou My Vision