Bulletin for February 23, 2020
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Through Faith, we walk on the path Jesus set for us.
The People of St. Paul’s Belong… Believe…Love ..Listen… Lead
WE APPROACH OUR GRACIOUS GOD
WELCOME: In the Quiet of This Day Vs 1 & 2
LIFE & WORK OF THE CONGREGATION
CALL TO WORSHIP
May the Peace of Christ be with you.
And also with you.
God has called us to this place
We have responded for many different reasons
From our varied lives and busy-ness
We come to share our stories about why we have come.
Meeting each other as a part of the Body of Christ, we greet each other with words and signs of Christ’s peace…
WE GREET EACH OTHER WITH THE PEACE OF CHRIST
LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE
Jesus tells us that we are light to the world and encourages us to shine
The candle flame reminds us that we share the light that comes from Jesus, the Light of the World.
Gathered as people who are drawn to the light, we centre ourselves for worship.
We come to you, O God, our River of Life:
May we drink deeply, and receive your grace.
We come to you, O God, our Rock of Ages:
May we stand in trust, and receive your strength.
We come to you, O God, our Source of Compassion:
May we open our hearts,
and receive your healing love. Amen. (Celebrate God’s Presence p.27)
Gathering Hymn: Put Peace into Each Other’s Hands # 173 More Voices
WE SHARE AS GOD’S CHILDREN THE BIBLE’S STORY IN WORD AND IN SONG:
A TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART
What Does The Church Mean to Me? Doug’s Story
1 Corinthians 12:14-26
(trusting that God is at work in our midst we allow the words we have heard to settle and stir in our souls)
Hymn: In Star and Crescent # 159 More Voices
WE EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO GOD AND PREPARE FOR
MINISTRY IN THE WORLD
Mission Minute :
Dedication Offering Hymn: What Can I Do? 2X # 191 More Voices
Sharing of Celebrations and Concerns
Prayers of the People
Hymn: Oh A Song Must Rise # 142 More Voices
We have been invited to reflect on why we come here.
We have heard from one of our neighbours why they are here.
Now we go out to live the rest of our week.
Carrying with us the promise that God is here, but also in our homes and workplaces.
As we carry the love of God into the world around us we are not alone.
Thanks be to God!
Sung Benediction: May God’s Sheltering Wings x2 #214 More Voices
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