Bulletin: September 25, 2011

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

God invites Us to worship

Musical Prelude


The Life and Work of the Church Family

Call to Worship:

The harvest is well underway with warm sunny days.

God’s harvest is always underway as people’s needs -- spiritual, physical, and emotional are always ripe for experiencing the risen Christ in lives.

May we experience the Christ in our worship.

And may we be the workers in the harvest of God as we live share that experience with those we meet in our daily living.

Hymn: VU # 217 “All Creatures of Our God and King”

Prayer of Approach.

All creatures are part of Your rule, O God. Through our worship may we know the source of Your sustenance and may we share it with others. Help us, we pray, in the work of worship. Amen

Children’s Time:

A time to welcome new family members

Sacrament of Infant Baptism

Today we will receive into the family of Grace United Church, Lloydminster the following children:

Macie Ann-Marie Kuntz,

daughter of Darryl and Trista Kuntz, and

Colby Logan Riegel,

son of Monty and Melissa Reigel

Hymn: MV # 161 “I Have Called You by Your Name”

The Scriptures speak to us


Exodus 17:1–7

Psalm 78:1–4, 12–16 VU p.792, Parts 1& 2

Philippians 2:1–13

Matthew 21:23–32

Sermon: “Water from a Stone”

God Invites Us to Respond

Hymn: VU # 287 “Wellspring of Wisdom”

Offertory: Offering, Invitation:

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:

Choir Anthem:

“Unbounded Spirit, Breath of God”

Words: Brian Wren, Music: Jane Best

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

Hymn: VU # 577 “I’ve Got Peace like a River”

God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Benediction:

Amen! Amen!

Hallelujah, amen


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