Bulletin: July 24, 2011

Sunday, July 24th, 2011
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Colour – Green
God invites Us to worship

Life and Work of the Church Family
Call to Worship:
God permeates all that is,
We gather seeking an awareness of God among us.
God’s thoughts about the universe brought all that exists into being.
We gather, knowing God invites us to be co-creators as the universe unfolds.
We know that God relates to each of us as a mother relates to her child.
As we gather, we ask that God’s presence be known in our worship and in our lives.
Hymn: VU # 391 “God Reveal Your Presence”
Prayer of Approach:

God, we have gathered seeking Your presence among us, seeking it in our daily lives, and seeking it as our guide for being a faithful community early in the third millennium of Christ’s Church. May we find You in our singing, praying, listening, fellowship and actions. This we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen
Children’s Time: “Lessons in a Bird’s Nest”
The Scriptures speak to us
Genesis 25:15-28
Psalm 105 Voices United Page 828
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33

Hymn: MV # 79 “Spirit, Open My Heart”
Sermon: “Behold the Mustard Seed”
God Invites Us to Respond

Hymn: VU # 232 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
Offering, Invitation,
VU # 537
Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands
Your work, O God, needs many hands
To help you everywhere
And some there are who cannot serve
Unless our gifts we share.

Because we love you and your work,
Our offering now we make:
Be pleased to use it as your own,
We ask in Jesus’ sake.

Offertory Prayer
Choir Anthem: “Seek Ye First the Kingdom”
*words & music Karen Lafferty
Prayers of the People
Pastoral and silent & Lord’s (VU # 959)
God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives
Hymn: VU # 238 “How Great Thou Art”
Commissioning and Benediction:


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.
Grace United Church
Office hours: Mon.- Fri. 9:00 a.m.–noon & 1:00–4:30 p.m.
Church Office: 780-875-8959; fax: 780-875-5850
email: graceu@telusplanet.net
web site: www. graceunitedchurch.ca
Rev. Tom Sawyer’s email: tomsawyer@telusplanet.net