Bulletin: October 3

Grace United Church October 3, 2010
God invites us to worship...
Life and Work of the Church Family
Lighting of the Christ Candle

“May this light be a reminder of the divine radiance within each one of us, and the call to share its grace and mercy.”
Call to Worship Ps.107 p. 831 VU # 1& 2 (refrain)
Hymn of Praise 12 MV “Come Touch Our Hearts”
Opening Prayer

God of relationship, your Spirit has created us, the members of Grace United Church, as the Body of Christ united in diversity, not uniformity. According to the Apostle Paul, your Spirit calls and equips us to create an environment of “humility, and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” By your Grace, we are willing and committed to this calling. Search our hearts, make us aware of any attitude within us that impedes unity in diversity in our church family. Release us from our anxieties, and activate our courage that we might move away from any path that causes pain. Thank you for your healing and energizing touch upon us as we worship. Amen
Children’s Time

Hal-le-lu! Hal-le-lu! Hal-le-lu-jah! Praise you the
Lord! x 2
Praise you the Lord! Hal-le-lu-jah! X 3
Praise you the Lord.
(From All God’s Children Sing under License # C6560)
The Scriptures speak to us...
Mark 8:22-26
Ephesians 4: 1-6
Anthem: “Gather Us In”

*words – Sally K. Albrecht; music – Jay Althouse
Meditation “The Elephant in the Midst”
Hymn 173 MV “ Put Peace Into Each Other’s Hands”
God invites us to respond...

Minute for Missio
Choir: “Heaven Is Singing for Joy”

*words & music – Pablo Sosa

Dedication Hymn: “Thankful Praises”
*words & music by Jason Barnsley
With all my heart I will thank the Lord
And praise his goodness for these gifts
with wondrous praises I will sing!
Oh Lord our God accept these offerings.
I will be faithful to you my God
And I will serve you forevermore
And with thanksgiving I will sing!
Oh Lord our God accept these gifts we bring.
Offering Prayer:
Prayers of the People
Lord’s Prayer VU#959
God goes with us in our daily lives...
Closing Hymn: 602 VU “ Blest be The Tie”

Commissioning and Benediction
Choral Blessing: 884 VU

You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth before you; there’ll be shouts of joy, and all the trees of the field will clap, will clap their hands! And all the trees of the field will clap their hands, the trees of the field will clap their hands, the trees of the field will clap their hands while you go out with joy.

Mission Statement:
In response to God’s call, we the congregation of Grace United Church understand our mission is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to all ages. Using the Bible as our guide, we are challenged to worship and praise and celebrate God’s love and accept God’s grace, learn God’s will, live in faith, and reach out in humble service in the community and the world.
Worship leader today – Pat Ribey
Minister: Rev. Lyn Lamers – on medical leave
Pianist: Lois Sonnega
Organist: Linda Anderson
Music Director: Gladys Jack
Office Manager: Mary Laursen
Envelope Secretary: Diane Davies
Church Office: 780-875-8959; fax: 780-875-5850
web site: www. graceunitedchurch.ca
Office hours: 9 a.m. – noon & 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(if needed banking and post office run will be 4 p.m.)