June 26th Service

Eldad – Hampton Pastoral Charge of
the United Church of Canada.

with Pastor Doug Ferris

Music Director: Jennifer Pearce-Chambers

June 26th, 2022                                                                                Third Sunday after Pentecost
PRE-SERVICE: WE PREPARE FOR WORSHIP
‘Your way was through the sea, your path, through the mighty waters; yet your footprints were unseen’ (Ps. 17: 19)
ANNOUNCEMENTS, CELEBRATIONS, and LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE:

We Acknowledge this land as the traditional lands of the Anishinabewaki, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat First Nations, governed by the Williams Treaties and Treaty No. 20. We give thanks for the stewardship of this land.

WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP
GATHERING, WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP

One:  God has given us this beautiful earth, all that grows, and all that lives upon it.
ALL:    Thanks be to God
One: God has given us breath to live and spirit to sing
ALL:    Thanks be to God
One: has gathered us into a community of care and worship
ALL:    Let us worship God with love, thanksgiving, and praise.

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER OF APPROACH

One: Sculpting God:
ALL:      You give galaxies their form, shape granite mountains, and design butterfly wings
One: Dancing God:
ALL:       You choreograph the paths of stars and the flight of snow geese
One: Singing God:
ALL:       Your divine song is sung by sparrows, mountain streams, and rushing winds
One:  Wonderful God:
ALL:      We rejoice to be a part of the divine world which you love and sustain. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH: CELEBRATION, CONFESSION AND AFFIRMATION:

One: Friends, Jesus taught us not to be anxious about our lives or tomorrow. Are there anxieties that cause us to feel separated from the peace that Christ promises? Let us turn to God in Prayer

ALL:        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 us to a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image. In Christ we pray, Amen.

One: Let us take confidence in this: the proof of God’s amazing love is this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us, and with confidence, we declare together that in God’s great mercy, we take hold of our salvation and receive forgiveness for our failings. Thanks be to God. Amen.

WORDS FOR THE YOUNGAND EVERYONE: Convocation

HYMN OF DEVOTION: VU #266 “Amazing Grace”

MINISTRY OF THE WORD
PRAYER OF ENLIGHTENMENT, AND LECTIONARY READINGS:

Luke 9: 51–62                    (Click here to read today’s scriptures)
Galatians 5:
1, 13–17, 22–25

One: The Word of God for the People of God
ALL: Thanks be to God for the Word.

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION AND SUNDAY MESSAGE: “The Emancipation Proclamation.“
THE CHURCH RESPONDS TO THE WORD

THANKSGIVING AND DEDICATION

Minute for Missions, Messages from Ministries, and receiving gifts offered to the work of the ministry

ALL: (Sung Response): “What Can I Do?” MV 191

What can I do? What can I bring?/   What can I say? What can I sing?
I’ll sing with joy, I’ll say a prayer/   I’ll bring my love, I’ll do my share!

Prayers of thanksgiving for gifts to the ministry

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE, THE PRAYER OF JESUS:
Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving & Supplication for: our Planet, World, Nation, and Region; for: our Civic, Church, Familial, Social, and Marginalized Communities; and that the Kingdom of Peace, Health, Dignity, Safety, Acceptance Unity will Reign.

ALL:        Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH FROM SCRIPTURE AND THE CREEDS OF THE CHURCH:
One: With Christians throughout the ages, we affirm our belief in the Old and New Testaments as the source and standard of Christian faith and life. We also affirm that these timeless truths are expressed for our society in the contemporary language of “A Song of Faith.” Let us declare our shared faith as one:

We sing of a church seeking to continue the story of Jesus
by embodying Christ’s presence in the World.
We are called together by Christ,
as a community of broken but hopeful believers.
The church has not always lived up to its vision.
It requires the Spirit to reorient it.
We sing of God’s good news lived out, a church with purpose:
Faith nurtured and hearts comforted, gifts shared for the good of all,
Resistance to the forces that exploit and marginalize,
fierce love in the face of violence.
Human dignity defended, members of a community
held and inspired by God, corrected and comforted,
instrument of the loving Spirit of Christ, creations mending.
We sing of God’s Mission.
Grateful for God’s loving action, we cannot keep from singing. Amen.

SENT FORTH  INTO MINISTRY OF THE BODY OF CHRIST

HYMN OF COMMISSIONING: VU #642 “Be Thou My Vision”

BENEDICTION & BLESSING

CHORALE

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

Sending Forth: MV  8 “And On this Path”
And on this path/ The Gates of Holiness are Open Wide (3x’s)
So Enter In/ The Gates of Holiness are Open Wide” (3x’s)

THE CONCLUSION OF WORSHIP & THE BEGINNING OF MINISTRY FOR ALL IN CHRIST


Sources:

*What Can I Do? Words and music: Paul Rumbolt and Michele McCarthy; arr. Alan C. Whitmore, 2005. Words and music copyright © by Paul Rumbolt and Michele McCarthy. Arrangement copyright © 2005 Alan C. Whitmore. All Rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-727078.

*Go Now in Peace. Words by Don Besig and Nancy Price. Music by Don Besig. © Copyright MCMLXXXVIII, Harold Flammer, Inc. All Rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-727078.