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BUC Worship Service – Mar 3

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BUC Worship Service – Mar 3

 Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada 

Lent 3 

Sunday March 3, 2024 
Minister: Kelly Grittner, DLM 
Music Ministry: Lee Dowan and Dr Alex Shawn 

Prelude: Brethren, We Have Met to Worship – arr. K. Renfrow 

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.” 

Welcome and Announcements

Service Link
Bulletin link
Hymn Link
Reflection Link

 Gathering as God’s People 

Announcements & The Blessing Bank 
Lighting of the Christ Candle 
Jesus Christ is the light of the world 
We light this candle as a sign that God, through Jesus, is always with us. 

Opening Reading & Response 
“To Worship” “Kneeling in Jerusalem” Ann Weems 

Choral Response I Am the Dream MV 106 

Call to Worship 
As we travel this Lenten pathway, 
we journey together, a community of faith. 
As we travel this Way of Jesus, 
we journey together, but also alone. 
Practising our faith: 
living Christ’s call 
to love God with all that we are, 
to love our neighbour 
as we love ourselves. 
Practising our faith: 
As stewards on the Way 

Opening Prayer 
God of the hungry times, 
God of the difficult times, 
God of all the times of our lives, 
we need to talk. 
Sometimes it’s difficult to understand 
the direction we need to go. 
With all the choices we have in our lives, 
sometimes we’re not sure 
when to say “Yes,” 
or when to say “No.” 
So we ask for your guidance. 
We ask for wisdom. 
We ask for Spirit. 
In our worship, in our work, in our choices, in our lives. 
May it be so, loving God! Amen. 

Hymn God of the Sparrow VU 229 

Luke 10:25-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan” 

REFLECTION “If you lose, I lose” Listen to the Refection here

Hymn We Are Pilgrims (The Servant Song) VU 595 

Offertory & Presentation of the Offering Trust and Obey – arr. K. Renfrow 
Dedication of the Offering 
The bills and the coins 
and the numbers in the bank 
are symbols of the work of our hands, 
loving God. 
We offer them to you, 
that they would be signs and symbols 
of our worship 
as they go out into the world. 
May they be used in ways 
that bring healing and wholeness 
to all creation. Amen. 

Prayers of the People and The Lord’s 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 We Have This Ministry VU 510 

Commissioning & Blessing 
Let’s go into the world as people of gratitude. 
Let’s go into the world as people of hope. 
Let’s go into the world as people of joyfulness. 
Let’s go into the world ready to share Christ’s love! 
And let us go knowing this: we are never, ever alone. 
The peace of Christ holds us, 
the love of the Creator enfolds us, 
and the wings of the Holy Spirit carry us, 
today and always. Amen! 

Postlude How Firm a Foundation – arr. K. Renfrow