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BUC Worship Service – May 19

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BUC Worship Service – May 19

Balzac Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada 
Sunday May 19, 2024 Pentecost Sunday 
Minister: Rev. Kelly Grittner 
Music Ministry: Dr. Alex Shawn and Lee Dowan 

Prelude The Light of the World Is Jesus 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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Welcome and Announcements 

Lighting of the Christ Candle 
The Holy Spirit present with us here today is the same Spirit that motivated the disciples 2000 years ago… Let the light of this candle ignite the Spirit within us. 

Invocation Spirit of Life VU 381 

Call To Worship 
Come and see, the Holy Spirit is here: the wild wind who blows away our doubts and fears; the warm fire who sets our hearts ablaze; the one who remains with us forever. 
Come and worship God our maker, who has sent the Spirit to guide us and give us comfort. Come let us worship God, Parent, Son and Spirit. 

Opening Prayer 
Amazing God, you call us today, just as you called the disciples on the Day of Pentecost. 
You challenge and support us, …revealing the brokenness of our communities; giving us the peace that our world needs. You point us to the pain of the cross, and remind us of the joy of the resurrection. Transform us, O God, through the power of your Holy Spirit. Help us breathe deeply of the Breath of Life. Blow through our worship and change our lives forever. Amen. 

Hymn Though I May Speak VU 372 

Sharing Of Our Story – Acts 2 : 1-21 

Reflection “Getting Our Second Wind” Listen to the Reflection here

Hymn I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me VU 575 

Presentation Of The Offering 

Offertory Response What Can I Do? MV 191 Verse 1 

Dedication Of The Offering 
Loving God, we express our thanksgiving through these offerings. May they further the work in the church, the community, and beyond. 

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 Feel the Winds of God VU 625 

Words Of Blessing 
Spirit of wind and fire,
Spirit of mystery and promise,
Spirit of God, our Helper, 
blow at our backs,
breathe in our hearts,
be the energy for all we do
to spread love and justice. 
The blessing of God the Father,
God the Son and God the Holy Spirit,
the One who Mothers us all
be with you always.

Postlude Hallelujah, What a Savior arr. M. Hayes