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BUC Worship Sunday Oct. 30

Date: October 30, 2022/Speaker: Lynn McKinnon

Clergy: Rev Lynn McKinnon, B.A.Mus., B.Ed., M.Div.

Music Ministry: Lee Dowan & Dr. Alex Shawn

Hymns link, Bulletin Link

Welcome, all who have gathered for this time of worship.

Congregational responses appear in bold type.
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Prelude Valse Triste    J. Sibelius

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 un-ceded 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.”

Call to Worship:

Sometimes we feel too small and insignificant to be of any notice to Jesus.
Yet the Lord provides a tree for us to climb so that we can see Jesus.
That tree is faithfulness, compassion, love, hope, joy.
We are given the opportunity to witness to the Savior’s presence in our lives.
Lord, help us when we forget how much we are loved by Christ.
Open our hearts to receive his invitation this day. AMEN. 

Opening Hymn: Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise VU 264

Children’s Chat

Hymn: There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy VU 271

Opening Prayer

Lord God of love and peace, open our hearts today to receive the invitation of Jesus to come and be present in our lives. Release us from our smallness and create an atmosphere of confession and healing love in our hearts and our spirits. For we ask these things in Jesus’ Name, AMEN.

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Psalm 119, part 6, VU 841

2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10

Sermon “Size matters”

Hymn Jesus Bids Us Shine VU 585

We reflect on the gifts offered to the church

Prayer of Dedication

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn: Draw the Circle Wide MV 145


Postlude Hallowe’en Medley   arr. L. Dowan


Happy Hallowe’en!

Rev. Lynn Contact Information:  (403) 866-4045