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BUC Worship Service – July 7

07 Jul

BUC Worship Service – July 7

Balzac Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada 
July 7, 2024 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost 
Worship Leader: Hazel Mountford 
Music Ministry: Dr. Alex Shawn and Lee Dowan 

Prelude    Blessed Assurance 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 the Christ Candle 
We gather with a common desire to follow Christ.
We light a candle to recall
that we are the body of Christ,
and the light of Christ shines amongst us. 

Call to Worship 
Heavenly Father, we lift our troubled souls to you, 
We trust you with our past, present, and future. 
Teach us, Lord, that we may know your ways. 
Guide our every move, that we may walk in your paths of love and mercy. 
Let us worship the One who leads us in the path of what is right. 
Together, let us worship God! 

Hymn Shall We Gather at the River VU 710 

Prayer: Roy Rogers rider club meeting Prayer 
Oh, Lord, I reckon I’m not just by myself. I fail to do a lot of things I ought to do. 
But Lord, when trails are steep and passes are high 
Help me ride it straight the whole way through 
And when in the falling dusk I get the final call. 
I do not care how many flowers they send 
Above all else the happiest trail would be for you to say to me 
“Let’s ride, my friend”. Amen 

Hymn Precious Lord, Take My Hand VU 670 

Scripture Reading Mark 6: 1 – 13 

Message Hoots and Hollers Hazel Mountford Listen here

Special Music Why Me, Lord? K. Kristofferson 
Hazel Mountford Listen to special music here

Presentation of the Offering 

Offertory Response What Can I Do? Verse 1 MV 191 

Dedication of the Offering: 
Loving God, you have blessed our lives in so many ways in giving us this beautiful prairie land. We thank you for our heritage, our ancestors and prairie roots to lead the way for us. They show us the strength you have given us every step, in every way of every day. Now we offer you our lives, our all. With every gift, you have blessed us, so now our every gift we offer to you. Amen. 

Prayers of Joy and Concern followed by the Lord’s Prayer 
Hazel will ask for prayer requests at this time. Zoom requests can be made over the chat. Words for The Lord’s Prayer available in VU 921

Hymn Dance With the Spirit (Walk, Sing) MV 156 

May your belly never grumble, May your heart never ache, May your horse never stumble, May your cinch never break. Amen. 

Postlude Jesus Is All the World to Me arr. M. Hayes