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BUC Worship Service – April 14

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BUC Worship Service – April 14

Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada 
Balzac Pastoral Charge 
of the United Church of Canada 
Sunday April 14, 2024 Easter 2 
Ministers: Kelly Grittner, Candidate OM, 
Rev. Eva Beiderman, Rev. Shannon Mang 
Music Ministry: Lee Dowan and Dr. Alex Shawn 

Prelude:   Nobody Know the Trouble I’ve Seen-All Day, All Night arr. M. Hayes 

Welcoming and 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.” 

Service Link
Bulletin link
Scripture Reading, Sermon Link

 Lighting of The Christ Candle 

Opening Hymn This is the Day VU 412 

CALL TO WORSHIP (based on Psalm 30) 
Compassionate God, we have cried to you for help 
and you have heard us. 
Sing praises to our God, oh you faithful ones 
we will give thanks to God’s holy name. 
God, you have turned our mourning into dancing 
you have removed our sackcloth and clothed us in joy.
May our souls praise you 
and not be silent. 
Holy One, 
we will give thanks to you forever. 
Come, let us worship God. 

Welcoming God, 
May our welcome to others 
be as great as yours has been to us: 
to those who are hungry, may we offer bread; 
to those who are broken, may we offer healing; 
to those who are lost, may we offer nourishment; 
to those who are doubting, a new adventure. 
May this place be a place of grace 
where what is offered is served to others, 
trusting in your redeeming love, O God. 

Childrens Chat Angela Wigglesworth 

Hymn God of the Sparrow VU 229 

1 John 3: 1-7 : “Children of God” 
Luke 24:13-35 “On the Road to Emmaus” 
Listen to the reading and the sermon here
Reflection “You Gotta Walk That Lonesome Valley” 

Special Music A Miracle Man (from At His Name) 
by Joel Raney 

Presentation Of The Offering & Offertory Response 
Instrumental – Give Thanks arr. M. Hayes 

Hymn MV 79 
“Spirit, open my heart, to the joy and pain of living. 
As you love may I love, in receiving and in giving, 
Spirit, open my heart…” 

Dedication Of the Offering 
In hope we offer these gifts: 
hope for a peaceful and fair world; 
hope for an equal distribution of 
food, medicines, natural resources, and love; 
hope for the well-being of Mother Earth; 
hope for many future generations. 
In hope we bring these gifts 
as hope for a peaceful and fair world. Amen. 

Prayers of The People & The Lords Prayer Rev. Eva Beiderman 
Our Father, who art in heaven. 
hallowed be 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, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, 
forever and ever. Amen 

Closing Hymn Would You Bless Our Homes & Families VU 556 

Words of Commissioning & Blessing 
We continue our journey, 
seeking truth and wisdom for the days ahead, 
knowing that we are guided by God every step of the way. 
Let us continue to search for truth, understanding 
and wisdom as we journey in faith, for we follow Jesus, 
who is the way, the truth and the light for us. May the love of the Divine be felt in your heart, 
the peace of Christ be known in your soul, 
and the comfort of the Holy Spirit be all around you, now and always. Amen 

Postlude I’ve Got Peace Like a River arr. M. Hayes