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BUC Worship Service – April 28

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BUC Worship Service – April 28

Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada 
Sunday April 28, 2024 Easter 5 
Minister: Kelly Grittner, Candidate OM 
Music Ministry: Lee Dowan and Dr. Alex Shawn 

Prelude:    This Is M Jesus, Name Above All Names 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 

 Invocation – Hymn (remain seated) Come and Find the Quiet Centre VU 374 

Opening Prayer 
The Shadow of the Dove – Kate Mcllhagga 

Our Response: 
You meet us where we are O God 
May our hearts be opened to your truth 
And our eyes be opened to your presence 

Call To Worship & Affirmation Of Faith 
We believe without having seen, 
in Jesus risen, present with the family of God’s people 
We believe without having seen 
in Jesus risen, inspiring the disciples of today 
We believe without having seen, 
in Jesus risen, standing with the powerless 
We believe without having seen, 
in Jesus risen, to bring God’s realm within our grasp. 

Hymn Jesus Loves Me VU 365 

Reception of New Members by Transfer 
Gary & Brenda Astle, John & Lucille Hagel 

Service of Baptism – Tom Derrick Rietveld 
Son of Jeanette & Willem, brother to Scott, Case & Hank 

Hymn I am a Child of God MV 157 

Sharing Of Scripture – 1 John 4:7-21 

“Everyone who loves is born of God” 

Special Music: Name of All Majesty  (from At His Name) J. Raney  Listen to choir here

Reflection – “Letter to Tom”  List to the reflection here

Presentation Of The Offering 
Instrumental Be Thou My Vision arr. M. Hayes 

Offertory Response – Sung x1 What Can I Do? MV 191 

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. 

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 

Hymn I the Lord of Sea and Sky VU 509 

Words Of Blessing 
God calls us to rise up, to live, to serve. 
As we go, may the blessings of God surprise 
and surround us – this day and always. 
May you feel our Creator lovingly rush towards you in answered prayer, 
May you notice the banquet of spring that the resurrected Christ lays out before you. And may you know by the Spirit that new life has begun. 

Postlude Praise the Name of Jesus with All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name 

arr. M. Hayes