BUC Kids & Youth Led Service
June 25, 2023
Worship Leaders: the Sunday school & Youth Group
Music Ministry: Michelle & Keith Kotelko
Welcome from the Sunday school Team
“I’ve been considering the phrase “all my relations” for some time now. It’s hugely important. It’s our saving grace in the end. It points to the truth that we are all related, that we are all connected, that we all belong to each other. The most important word is “all.” Not just those who look like me, sing like me, dance like me, speak like me, pray like me or behave like me. ALL my relations. That means every person, just as it means every rock, mineral, blade of grass, and creature. We live because everything else does.”
– Richard Wagamese, as published in Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditation
Passing the Peace
Lighting of the Christ Candle
Call to Worship: “We are all fellow travelers through this life. Together, we learn to care for one another. Join us to discover ancient imagery, history, love, dedication to what’s good, and acceptance of all people. Together, we wonder how we’re simultaneously insignificant and grand in this vast universe. Together, let’s explore the question: “What is God Like?”
Reading: Psalms 16:6 How wonderful are your gifts to me; how good they are!
Grown-up Chat: What is God Like?
Music for the Maker: Let my love open the door – Luminate – Listen to the song here
Message: The Day the Crayons Quit – Listen here
Readings: 1 Peter 4:10, 11: Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
James 1:17: every gift is from God. We all have different talents and God-given gifts, but they are all important and can be used for God’s kingdom.
Offering Ourselves: using the paper and crayons provided, write or draw one way that you offer your gifts to God.
Offertory: You are Loved -Stars Go Dim
Prayer of Dedication: God, you have given each of us gifts to use as members of the body of Christ. Today we offer you our gifts – the work of our hands, our hearts, and our lives.
Lord’s Prayer (sung): The Lord’s Prayer (It’s Yours) -Matt Maher
Celebrating our Blessings: Sunday school presentations
Carry God’s Light into the world: we are all fellow travellers through this life. Together, we learn to care for one another. Together we discover ancient imagery, history, love, dedication to what’s good, and acceptance of all people. Together, we wonder how we’re simultaneously insignificant and grand in this vast universe. Together, let’s explore the question: What is God Like? Go into the world knowing that you and everyone you encounter gives you a little glimpse of God. Shine your light and let others shine theirs, knowing that the source of all light is the Creator.
Closing Music for the Maker: This Little Light of Mine
End Of Year Prayer