Bulletin: September11, 2011

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

God invites Us to worship

Musical Prelude


Life and Work of the Church Family Including Sunday School Information

Call to Worship:

Labour Day is past, schools are back in session, the heat of summer -- although a little tardy -- is here, and the church gears up for a banner year of decisions and activities.

We gather now in Christ’s name, seeking wisdom in our decisions, dedication in our Christian Development activities, and an awareness of the Holy Spirit working in and through us in our worship and in our action.

Hymn: VU # 412 “This Is the Day”

(Sung antiphonally, choir first phrase, congregation repeating, excepting sixth and last phrases of each verse to be sung in unison)

Prayer of Approach:

Loving, forgiving, empowering God, You know what You would like us to do as Your people together, and as Your followers individually. We pray that our worship will tune us into your will, and that Your Holy Spirit will empower us to live that will. We pray in the name of him who forgave, even as he was being nailed on the cross, Jesus our Lord. Amen

The Scriptures speak to us

Children’s Time: The Family and Household of God”

Solo: “O What a Wonderful World”

Soloist: Ted Collins

(Children go to Sunday School following the solo)


Exodus 14:19–31

Exodus 15:1b–11 VU Page 876

Romans 14:1–12

Matthew 18:21–35

Sermon: “Forgiven and Forgiving”

God Invites Us to Respond

A Musical Prayer of Confession:

MV # 76 “If I Have Been the Source of Pain”


Offering, Invitation,

Choir Anthem: “Sing Unto God”

*words Psalm 68:32, 35; 145:8, music James Moffatt

“We Give Thanks”

1. We give you thanks O God for these gifts.

refrain – We give you thanks, we give you thanks.

2. We give you thanks for blessings many. (refrain)

3. We give you thanks for gift of sharing. (refrain)

*words & music by Gladys Jack

Offertory Prayer

Pastoral and Silent & Lord’s (VU # 959)

God Invites Us to the Table

(We will follow the Service on the Communion Insert)

Hymn: VU # 147 “What Wondrous Love”

God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Benediction:

Amen! Amen!

Hallelujah, amen!


BulletinGrace United Church