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BUC Worship Service – April 7

07 Apr

BUC Worship Service – April 7

 Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada 

Order of Service – Sunday April 7th 2024 
 Kelly Grittner, Candidate OM 
Worship Leader: Dr Alex Shawn 
Music Ministry: Lee Dowan & Dr Alex Shawn 

Prelude:  How Firm a Foundation arr. K. Renfrow 

Welcoming and Land Acknowledgement 
“As we gather together, let us pause to remember that we live, work and worship on lands that are, by law, the unceded territories of the nations of Treaty 7. As Christ’s people, may we be people of love, of truth, and of reconciliation. May we live with respect on this land, and in peace and friendship with its people.” 

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 Lighting of The Christ Candle 

Call To Worship 
Welcome to this spacious place, 
Where we are fed from the word of God, 
Refreshed by the Spirit of God in prayer and song, And restored by the loving and welcoming Presence of God in each other. 
Let us gather together in this worship space. All are welcome. 

Children and Youth are welcome to go to Sunday School 

Opening Hymn My Faith Looks Up to Thee VU 663 

Opening Prayer 
On this Holy Humour Sunday, we come to chuckle, laugh, giggle, and sing with joy! 
Alleluia! God Creator! Alleluia! Christ is King! 
Let the spirit of the laughter push away our doubts and sins! Dear God, we recall the Easter story, we now see that death has lost its fearful sting. 
Alleluia! God Creator! Alleluia! Christ is King! 

Hymn For the Faithful Who Have Answered VU 707 (A 558) Scripture John 20:19 – 31 

Sermon To have Faith, you must Believe” Listen to the sermon here

Hymn Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart VU 378 

Presentation of the Offering & Offertory 

Instrumental – I’d Rather Have Jesus arr.M. Hayes 

Dedication Of Gifts 
Heavenly Father, we dedicate our offerings to you and your service. Please accept these gifts of time, talent, and treasure, with love and gratitude for all your blessings. Amen. 

Pastoral Prayer Followed by The Lords Prayer 
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 

Closing Hymn Go, Make a Difference MV 209 

Commissioning and Benediction 
Go out from here, and as you go about your daily lives, remember to place it all before God. Embrace the goodness that God has placed around you and share that blessing with others in your community. Let God work in you and for you, so that your Christian love shines through everything you say and do. Go now and serve the Lord with love, laughter, and kindness to all. Amen. 

Postlude Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy 

arr. L. Shackley