Sunday, July 1, 2012 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Canada Day

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Canada Day

God invites Us to worship


Life and Work of the Church Family

Lighting the Christ Candle

Passing the Peace

Stand as we sing: O Canada

Call to Worship:

L.  We gather today to celebrate Christ on Canada’s Birthday

P. As we gather we come to worship our creator.

L.  Let us come before God’s presence with thanksgiving.

P.  We are thankful for our country our openness and freedoms.

L.  The spirit reaches into our lives with a call to wonder, love and praise.

P.  We answer with the songs of our hearts, minds, and spirits.   Amen

Prayer of Approach:

Creator of the Universe, you have brought our loves together as your church, creating beautiful patterns of friendship and support.

We find places of connection as we share our

stories that will bind us to each other forever.

As we join the pieces of our individual lives together with each other it is so much clearer how your grace fills the world with beauty

Continue to join us together in new and interesting patterns for your name’s sake.  Amen

Hymn: VU# 326  “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing"

Children’s Time:  “Sharing”

The Scripture Speaks to us


     2 Samuel 1:1,17-27

     Psalm 130 VU pg. 853

     2 Corinthians 8: 7-15

Choir Anthem:  “Love Knocks and Waits”

                              Words & music by Daniel Charles Damon

Sermon: “Gifts we share”

Hymn:  VU # 661 “Come to my Heart”

God Invites Us to Respond


Offering, Invitation,

Offertory Response:

    We give our thanks to God. (3x’s)

Offertory Prayer

Pastoral and Silent & Lord

Hymn: VU# 664 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

God Goes with Us in Our Daily Live

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Benediction:

Amen (3x’s)


Grace United Church