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BUC Worship Service – May 26

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BUC Worship Service – May 26

Balzac Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada 
Sunday May 26, 2024
Minister: Rev. Kelly Grittner 
Music Ministry: Dr. Alex Shawn and Lee Dowan 

Prelude  Holy! Holy! Holy! By J. Stainer 

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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Welcome and Announcements 

Lighting of the Christ Candle 
As we light the Christ candle today, we remember that Christ was born of love, that Christ came for love, and that the love of Christ is always with us. 
As we are bathed in this love may we also share it. 

“A Creation Story” by Carolyn Pogue 

Call To Worship 
God of love, you are our creator, our redeemer, you command us to love you and all that you have created. We gather to offer you this time of worship, to renew our vow to love and to offer ourselves to you. Draw near to us as we draw near to you. 

Hymn Deep in Our Hearts MV 154 

Opening Prayer 
God of love, we come before you in prayer and thanks for the moments you give us to enjoy your creation; we look to the skies, we feel the earth, we notice the breeze, the trees, the birds and our hearts rejoice in this world that sustains us. For this we offer you our thanks and praise. As we come to worship, we acknowledge our humanness and the grace with which you welcome us into your place. May we meet you anew here. Amen. 

Hymn I, the Lord of Sea and Sky VU 509 

Scripture Lesson John 3: 1-17 Nicodemus visits Jesus by night 

Reflection “Thank the Lord for the Night Time” Listen to the Reflection here

Special Music “For God So Loved the World” arr. M. Hayes – Listen here
Duet: Michelle K. and Alex Shawn 

Presentation Of The Offering 

Offertory Response What Can I Do? MV 191 Verse 1 

Dedication Of The Offering 
Loving God, we express our thanksgiving through these offerings. May they further the work in the church, the community, and beyond. Amen 

Prayers Of The People & 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 

Hymn I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me VU 575 

Words Of Blessing 

Postlude Praise Him! Praise Him! arr. M. Hayes