Welcome to Balzac United Church
Theme for the Season: “Whoa! To OMG!!!: The Always Awakening Christian”
Welcome and Land Acknowledgement
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Tsuut’ina, and Stoney Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3). All people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta we are all Treaty people.
Music The Gift of Love (Though I May Speak) – 372 (VU) https://youtu.be/f0lghh6gvJ0
Candle Lighting Litany (from 1 Corinthians 13: 11-13)
Everyone: When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways.
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.
The Candle of Presence is lit.
Everyone: And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
Scripture Reading: Luke 4: 21-30
Message: Listen Here
Musical Reflection: Together – For King and Country https://youtu.be/YEtM5VhAnzk
Dedicating Our Response
Prayer Interlude Music: Be Thou My Vision (VU 642) https://youtu.be/FqfXGAd0IzA
Prayers: Our Joys and Concerns (Please use the Zoom chat for your requests)
The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by 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. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen
Music: I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me – (VU 575) https://youtu.be/_t5u3lcK1AI