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BUC Worship Sunday Sept. 4

Date: September 4, 2022/Speaker: Lynn McKinnon

Welcome to Balzac United Church

September 4, 2022 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship Leader: Rev Lynn McKinnon Music Ministry: Lee Dowan & Dr Alex Shawn

Prelude: The Light of the World is Jesus -arr. M Hayes
Welcome and Announcements
Blessing Bank
Land Acknowledgement

Listen to the service here
Call to worship:
We come with praise for the wonderful works of God.
Even before we speak, God knows us completely.
The Holy One knows us and sustains us, even in our moments of confusion and doubt.
Who can count the thoughts of God? They are more than all the sands of the desert.
Like clay in the hand of the potter, we are shaped into vessels of divine will.
We come with praise for the wonderful works of God.

Hymn: Dance With the Spirit MV 156

Children and Youth Chat

Opening prayer
Boundless Shaper of people and nations, you are beyond our knowing, yet closer to us than
our every breath. You are before us and behind us, surrounding us with your love, and
fashioning all of creation in the secret depths of your heart. With every thought, with every

song, and with every prayer, turn these fragile, earthen vessels of our lives, into the Spirit-
filled body of Christ. Amen.

Hymn: Spirit of the Living God VU 376

Scripture: Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139, VU 861; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33

Sermon: “Cake Boss” – Listen to the message here
Hymn: Take Up Your Cross VU 561

We reflect on the gifts offered to the church
Prayer of dedication
Pastoral Prayer followed by the Lord’s Prayer:
Rev Lynn will ask for prayer requests at this time.
Zoom prayer requests can be entered into the chat.
Words to the Lord’s Prayer may be found in VU page 921.
Closing Hymn: I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me VU 575
Commissioning & Benediction
Postlude: Jesus Is All the World to Me arr. M. Hayes