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BUC Worship Service – June 18

Date: June 18, 2023

 Order of Service – June 18, 2023 

Third after Pentecost – Fathers’ Day 

Worship Leader: Hazel Mountford 

Music Ministry: Lee Dowan & Dr Alex Shawn 

Prelude: I Must Tell Jesus – arr. L Shackley 

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Welcome and Announcements 

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. 

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 

Opening Prayer 

Children’s Chat 

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 
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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