Order of Service – June 18, 2023
Third after Pentecost – Fathers’ Day
Worship Leader: Hazel Mountford
Music Ministry: Lee Dowan & Dr Alex Shawn
Welcome and Announcements
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.
Lighting of the Christ Candle
Call to Worship
Come to God who gathers us in.
We come to God who nurtures us like a father.
Come to God whose arms are open and waiting.
We come to God who welcomes and forgives us.
Come to God who journeys with us.
We come to God who sees us as we really are and loves us anyway.
Come, praise our loving nurturing God! Amen
Opening Hymn: Sing a Happy Hallelujah VU 224
Hymn: Today We Are Called to be Disciples VU 507 (alt. 625)
Scripture Genesis 21: 1 – 7
Matthew 9: 35 – 10:8
Psalm Reading Psalm 116 VU p. 836
Sermon: Father’s Day Reflections – Hazel Mountford
Listen to the sermon here
Choir Special: In the Presence Jehovah/ – arr. M. Hayes
Surely the Presence – arr. J. Raney
Dedication of Gifts:
God of Great gifts, we give you these gifts today,
knowing that you are the Father of gifts.
You mother us, constantly providing for us, caring for us.
As we have been abundantly provided for,
So, we give abundantly to the work that you give us to do,
the work of the church, the care of others.
Accept these gifts in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Pastoral Prayer followed by the Lord’s Prayer
Closing Hymn: Go, Make a Difference MV 209
Commissioning and Benediction
Go forth, as God’s beloved children. God’s love surrounds us like a father’s love. Go in the knowledge of God’s comfort and protection. God’s strength empowers us to be the best we can be. Go in God’s grace, We go to share the love of God with all we meet!
Postlude: The Solid Rock -arr. L. Shackley