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BUC Worship Service – June 16

Balzac Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada 
Sunday June 16, 2024
Minister: Rev. Kelly Grittner 
Music Ministry: Dr. Alex Shawn and Lee Dowan 

Prelude   My Faith Looks Up to Thee 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 the Christ Candle 
We gather with a common desire to follow Christ.
We light a candle to recall
that we are the body of Christ,
and the light of Christ shines amongst us. 

Call to Worship
Some of us are hurting, some of us are smarting.
All are welcome. 
Some of us are very young, some of us are getting old.
All are welcome. 
Some of us have hearts of gladness, some of us are filled with grief.
All are welcome. 
The strong and the weak,
the faithful and the doubter,
the saint and the sinner,
the regular and the newcomer,
you and me.
All are welcome. 

Hymn Let us Build a House MV 1 

Children and Youth are welcome to go to Sunday School 

Opening Prayer 
God whose love knows no bounds, in our gathering here we celebrate that all are welcome. Open our eyes to a new awareness of how we place conditions on love — yours and ours. 
Forgive us and set us free from convention that decrees that love must be earned. Set us free to share your love freely, without condition as those who know the grace of your love and forgiveness. 
May our worship here reflect the light of your love and may our praise reach beyond this place to transform the world. In the name of Christ. Amen. 

Hymn Open My Eyes, That I May See VU 371 

Scripture Reading Luke 15: 11-32 The Prodigal Son

Reflection: “Thanks Dad” 
Listen to the scripture reading and the Reflection here

Special Music Surely the Presence arr. J. Raney 
Listen to the Special Music here

Mission & Service Moment  Listen to M&S here

Presentation Of The Offering 

Offertory Response What Can I Do? Verse 1 MV 191 

Dedication Of The Offering 
Holy mystery, the one we name as God, we bring the bustle of each day, the energy created by our work, the enthusiasm of our eager hearts. May our joy in following Jesus strengthen us that our living may also extend your hospitality and compassion to our neighbours. Amen

Prayers for the Day & The Lord’s 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 

Hymn Will You Come and Follow Me VU 567 


Postlude: “Count Your Blessings” arr. K. Renfrow