Sunday, May 12, 2013 Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Celebration Sunday

Mother’s Day

God Invites Us to Worship

Pic Ups

Welcome

Life and Work of the Church Family

Pass The Peace

Invitation to Worship:        

Hymn: MV#122   “This Is the Day”

Gathering Prayer

O Holy God, we gather in a new place but we are the same people.

As we celebrate growth and transition, remind us that wherever we gather you are with us, whenever we pray you hear us, whatever we do you love us, and however far we wander, you will never let us go.

Loving God hear our prayers,

Generous God receive our gifts,

Compassionate God hold our lives,

Guiding God, watch our footsteps,

Eternal God be with us always.

         AMEN.

A Celebration of Our Children’s Program:

Kidz Praise:  “True Love Never Gives Up”

                    “Heartbeat”

                    “Jesus Loves Me”    (With the Chancel Choir)

Volunteer Recognition

Presentation of Grade Three Bibles        

Solo:  Jessica Hines-Schille - “Happiness”

                  (From “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”)

Report of Lenten Project and Theme Time

The Ukelelies:

         “Here Comes a Bird”   arr.  Doane

         “O When the Saints”  traditional

         “Wipe Out”      The Surfaris

The Scriptures Speak to Us

Exodus 15:19-27

Psalm 84  (VU p. 800)

Matthew 6: 25-33

Response:

                  This is a Part of Our Story

                  Thanks be to God

Hymn:  VU#690  “From the Slave Pens of the Delta”

Sermon:  “We are Pilgrims On A Journey”  

 

God Invites Us to Respond

Offering Invitation

Presentation of our Gifts:

    Offertory;  Offering Response: VU#541

         Praise God from whom all blessings flow

         praise God, all creatures high and low;

         give thanks to God in love made known:

         Creator, Word and Spirit, One

Dedication Prayer

Prayers of The People

Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  VU#633  “Bless Now, O God, the Journey”

God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction

Choral Amen:

         Amen! Amen! Hallelujah Amen.

Grace United Church