Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Worship leader – Pat Ribey

Please note:  Announcements to be named later in the worship

Prelude: Power point Presentation: “ Contemplate”

Centering

Instrumental (381 VU) with Body Percussion

Hymn 381 VU  “ Spirit of Life” (words also on screen)

Spirit of Life, come unto me. Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion. Blow in the wind, rise in the sea; move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice. Roots hold me close; wings set me free; Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.

Prayer  (words also on screen)

I have enough today-
I need not strive to make things happen
I am content in all circumstances because I have You...Love

You are all I want     You are all I need Growing in me: love       joy           peace                          patience        kindness       goodness    faithfulness gentleness       self-control

this is the good life,
life as it is meant to be
and I am content
with You....Love

Amen.

Hymn 1 MV “ Let Us Build a House “

How do we know God is present?

Hymn of Illumination:  108 MV “I Know Your Word"

Gospel of Mark 7: 1-8, 14-23 “teaching human precepts as doctrines”

Reflection:  “ called to be perfect or honest ?”

Invitation to Respond

Hymn:  155 MV   “Unbounded Spirit”

Offering our gifts:

Offertory Sung Response –

           “ We Give Our Thanks to God “( 4 x’s)

Prayer of Dedication:

Prayers of the people and The Lord’s Prayer 959 VU

Announcements

Welcome Reverend Paul DuValHymn   575-577 VU “ I’m Gonna Live” with “I’ve Got Peace”

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Blessing:

            Amen (3x,s)

 

1 MV “ Let us Build a House

Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live, a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive. Build of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace; here the love of Christ shall end divisions:

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true, where all God’s children dare to seek to dream God’s reign anew. Here the cross shall stand as witness and as symbol of God’s grace; here as one we claim the faith of Jesus: All..

Let us build a house where love is found in water, wine and wheat; a banquet hall on holy ground, where peace and justice meet. Here the love of God, through Jesus, is revealed in time and space; as we share in Christ the feast that frees us: All..

Let us build a house where hands will reach beyond the wood and stone to heal and strengthen, serve and teach, and live the Word they’ve known. Built of outcast and the stranger bear the image of God’s face; let us bring an end to fear and danger: All..

Let us build a house where all are named, their songs and visions heard and loved and treasured, taught and claimed as words within the Word. Built of tears and cries and laughter, prayers of faith and songs of grace; let this house proclaim from floor to rafter: All

108 MV

I know your Word, your Word is a lamp to my feet, O God. I know your Word, your Word is a lamp to my feet, O God. I know your Word is a lamp, O God to light my path forever. I know your Word is a lamp, O God to light my path forever.

155 MV “ Unbounded Spirit”

Unbounded Spirit, breath of God, refreshing water, cleansing flame, we give allegiance, through your call to Christ, and to no other name.

Receive and open for review the work we do, the work we do, the word we preach, and school us, as we teach and learn, in careful thought and truthful speech.

Uncover all the hopeless was we run, resist, rebel, or hide. Unwrap with love and bathe in light our pain, our sadness, and our pride.

Assemble, leaven, mix, and knead our clashing norms, opposing views and bake a loaf of joy and peace that hungry hearts will not refuse.

Inscribe on every growing skill, on every action, every vow, the living name of Jesus Christ, beginning here, beginning now.

575 VU-577VU

1st. 575: I’m gon-na live so God can use me any where, Lord, any time! I’m gon-na live so God can use me anywhere, Lord, any time.

1st. 577 I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river, in-a my soul. ( repeat)

2nd 575 I’m gon-na work so God can use me any time, anywhere, Lord, anytime! I’m gon-na work so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime.

2nd 577  I’ve got joy like a fountain, I’ve got joy like a fountain, I’ve got joy like a fountain in a my soul. (repeat)

3rd 575  I’m gon-na pray so God can use me anywhere ,Lord, any time! I’m gon-na pray so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime.

3rd  577   I’ve got love like an ocean, I’ve got love like an ocean, I’ve got love like an ocean in-a my soul.(repeat)

4th 575 I’m gon-na sing so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime! I’m gon-na sing so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime.

 

 

 

 

Grace United Church