Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin for May 28, 2017
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Through Faith, we walk on the path Jesus has set for us. The People of St. Paul’s will: Belong… Believe… Love… Lead.

PRELUDE

LIFE & WORK OF THE CONGREGATION

WELCOME:

We are not alone, we live in God’s world

We greet each other with the peace of Christ

Hymn: This is God’s Wondrous World      #296 Voices United

We Believe in God: who has created and is creating

CALL TO WORSHIP

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE

In this Season of new growth, new life, new hope,

We light a candle to remind us of the Light which could not be put out, the light that shines from the Empty Tomb.

As God’s Light shines in our midst we center ourselves for worship.

Gathering Hymn: God Who Gives to Life Its Goodness               #260 Voices United

Who has come in Jesus, the word made flesh

OPENING PRAYER

Creator God,

Today we will be reminded that we live in Your world.

That our purpose is to love and serve others

That we have a responsibility to this planet and all its creatures

We have gathered here to be the church and celebrate Your presence

And we proclaim to Jesus your word made flesh, who taught us to pray together, singing….

LORD’S PRAYER                   #959 Voices United

To reconcile and make new

PRAYER FOR AND ASSURANCE OF GRACE

Hymn:  Spirit, Open My Heart                #79 More Voices

Who works in us and others by the Spirit

A TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

SUNDAY SCHOOL GRADUATION

Hymn: You gotta sing when the spirit says sing.

We Trust in God

GIFT OF MUSIC: You Raise Me Up       Choir

We are called to be the Church

Personal Story – Sharon Adams

Hymn: We Have This Ministry          #510 Voices United

To celebrate God’s presence

GIFT OF MUSIC: Wren’s Song    Jr Choir

To live with respect in Creation

If the earth treated us like we treat it – Video

Hymn: Take, take, take off your shoes 

To Love and Serve Others

THE OFFERING

Mission Minute:    “The Choir’s favorite things”

The Invitation:

Dedication Offering Hymn: Christ Has No Body Now But Yours       #171 More Voices

(refrain, verse 4, refrain)

To Seek Justice and Resist Evil

Personal Story – Doug Currie

To proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope

Reading – “The Ragman”  Read by Karen Scott

Hymn: Because You Live, O Christ                   #178 Voices United 

In Life, In Death, in life beyond death, God is with us

Prayers of the People

We are not alone

Reading – “Footprints” Read by Liz McCallum

Hymn: I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry                      #644 Voices United

Thanks Be to God

Sung Benediction:  God Says         (verses1, 3, 4) #172 More Voices

POSTLUDE

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March
Bulletin March 5, 2017
Bulletin March 12, 2017
Bulletin March 26, 2017

April
Bulletin April 2, 2017
Bulletin April 9, 2017
Bulletin Maundy Thursday April 13, 2017
Bulletin Good Friday April 14, 2017
Bulletin April 16, 2017
Bulletin April 23, 2017
Bulletin April 30, 2017

May
Bulletin May 7, 2017
Bulletin May 14, 2017
Bulletin May 21, 2017
Bulletin May 28, 2017