Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin for October 8th, 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

WELCOME: Open Our Hearts                                                       (3X)     #21 More Voices

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF TREATY LAND

We gather here on land that is covered by Treaty #8, specifically the traditional land of the Beaver in the traditional territory of the Cree.

LIFE & WORK OF THE CONGREGATION

CALL TO WORSHIP

God is creative and self-giving, generously moving in all the near and distant corners of the universe.

Nothing exists that does not find its source in God.

Our first response to God’s providence is gratitude. We sing thanksgiving.

God be with you

And also with you

The earth is God’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.

Let us worship the God of all creation.

We greet each other with the peace of Christ

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE

In the beginning, God said “Let there be light”, and there was light

We give thanks for Light, for Life, for Love.

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

Gathering Hymn: Come Let Us Sing                                      #222 Voices United

WE SHARE AS GOD’S CHILDREN THE BIBLE’S STORY IN WORD AND IN SONG:

A TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

PRAYER FOR AND ASSURANCE OF GRACE

God is creative and self-giving,

generously moving in all the near and distant corners of the universe.

Nothing exists that does not find its source in God.

Our first response to God’s providence is gratitude.

Yet, we choose to turn away from God.

We sing lament and repentance.

God forgives,

and calls all of us to confess our fears and failings with honesty and humility.

God transforms,

and calls us to protect the vulnerable,

to pray for deliverance from evil, to work with God for the healing of the world,

that all might have abundant life.

Thanks be to God.

Amen.

GIFT OF MUSIC: Psalm 150

SCRIPTURE LESSONS

Deuteronomy 26:1-11

SILENT REFLECTION (trusting that God is at work in our midst we allow the words we have heard to settle and stir in our souls)

SERMON Memory and Gratitude

Hymn: For The Beauty of the Earth                  #226 Voices United

WE EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO GOD AND PREPARE FOR MINISTRY IN THE WORLD

THE OFFERING

Mission Minute

The Invitation:

Dedication Offering Hymn: Come Touch Our Hearts         vs. 1        #12 More Voices

Sharing of Celebrations and Concerns

Celebration of Communion

Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God                     #236 Voices United

COMMISSIONING:

Grateful for God’s loving action,

we cannot keep from singing.

Creating and seeking relationship, in awe and trust,

we witness to Holy Mystery who is Wholly Love.

Go now with grateful hearts. Go in peace to love and serve God with all your gifts.

Amen.

Sung Benediction: May God’s Sheltering Wings                  (2X)         #214 More Voices

POSTLUDE

Previous Bulletins

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July

Bulletin July 2, 2017
Bulletin July 9,16,23,30,2017

August
Bulletin August

September
Bulletin September 3, 2017
Bulletin September 17, 2017
Bulletin September 24, 2017

October
Bulletin October 1, 2017
Bulletin October 8, 2017