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BUC Worship Service – April 21

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BUC Worship Service – April 21

Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada 
Sunday April 21, 2024 
Mission and Serve Fair Sunday 
Minister: Kelly Grittner, Candidate OM 
Music Ministry: Lee Dowan and Dr. Alex Shawn 

Prelude:    This Is My Father’s World 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.” 

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 Lighting of The Christ Candle 

Call To Worship 
We gather today, proclaiming God’s love and seeking God’s blessing. 
God loves us with an immeasurable love. God is with us always, even when we are unaware, even when we feel lost or alone. 
In gratitude we come, proclaiming our thanksgiving and seeking to live out our love. 
In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God. 
Thanks be to God. Let us worship God. 

Opening Prayer (Unison) 

Holy and gracious God, we gather as seekers, lovers, disciples, and friends. We gather to give you thanks for the blessings of our lives and to replenish and refuel our spirits for the road ahead. We gather to learn the wisdom of your way and feel the warmth of your love. Bless our gathering as we join our hearts and minds together in worship. Amen. 

Hymn My Love Colours Outside the Lines MV 138 

Sharing Of Scripture – 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 

Reflection – Mission & Service Group Listen to the whole sermon here
Philippines Section
Papua New Guinea Section

Hymn Draw the Circle Wide MV 145 

Presentation Of The Offering 
Instrumental – Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us 
arr. L. Shackley 

Offertory Response – What Can I Do? MV 191 (Sung Thru Once Only) 

Dedication Of The Offering 
Gracious God, we love living with you and we are grateful for our many blessings. We love knowing that you are present with us as we journey through life. With thanksgiving in our hearts, we pray that our gifts of time, talent, and treasure will bless our neighbours, near and far. Amen. 

Prayers Of The People & The Lords Prayer 
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 Go, Make a Difference MV 209 

Words of Commissioning & Blessing 

Postlude Come, Christians Join To Sing arr. M. Hayes