Sunday October 26, 2014 Twentieth after Pentecost Sacrament of Baptism

Sunday  October 26,  2014

Twentieth after Pentecost

Sacrament of Baptism

God Invites Us to Worship

Lighting of the Candles

Introit:  MV2 “Come All You People”

Come all you people, come and praise your Maker, Come all you people, come and praise your Maker,

come all you people, come and praise your Maker,

Come now and worship the Lord. (x’s 2)

          Words:  Alexander Gondo, Zimbabwe; English paraphrase: l-to Loh

Music: Alexander Gondo, Zimbabwe, notated by l-to Loh; Arrangement: John L. Bell 1995

Words, music and English paraphrase compright©1986 World Council of Churches.

Used by permission.

Arrangement copyright©1995 by WGRG, Iona Community.  Scotland admin.

 GIA Publications, Inc., excl. N. American agent.  All rights reserved.  Used by permission

                                       LicenSing # 605529



Life and Work of the Church Family

Pass The Peace

Hymn: MV #163 “River Running in You and Me”

                        Words and music: Ian Macdonald and Gordon Light, 2003; arr. Andrew Donaldson

                                          Words and music copyright©2003 Common Cup Company. www.common

                                          Used by permission.

                                          Arrangement copyright© Andrew Donaldson.  Used by permission

Prayer: (All)

 Holy God,

         You welcome us into this sacred space

         and unite us with a Holy people.

         You create in us curiosity and wonder

         as we behold the creation around us.

         You offer us words of wisdom

         and surround us with a community

           of strength and Hope.

         Open  our ears, and our minds, and our hearts

         to the blessing of this day and this time.



Gathering of the children

Kidz Praise:  “Praise Him, Praise Him”

Hymn: MV #45 “You Are Holy”

                  Words and music: traditional song, South Africa

                                    English paraphrase and arrangement:   More Voices 2007

                                    English paraphrase and arrangement copyright©

Sacrament of Baptism

         Introduction of the family

         Baptismal promises

         Blessing of the water

         the Baptism and blessing of the child

         Presentation of the candle and certificate


Baptismal Blessing:  MV 214 “May God's Sheltering Wings” 

“May God’s sheltering wings, her gathering wings

            protect you.  May God’s nurturing arms, her cradling

            arms sustain you, and hold you in her love, and hold

            you in her love.  (x’s 2)

                  Words and music: Judith Snowdon 2004

                                    Words and music copyright©2004 by Judith Snowdon.  Used by permission.

The Scriptures Speak to Us

Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17

Matthew 22:34-46

This is a part of our story

Thanks be to God.

Choir Anthem: “Come, Follow Me”

                        Words and music by Elly and Steve Kupferschmid

Sermon:  "Changing History, One Life at a Time"

 Hymn: VU #372 “Though I May Speak”

                  Words:  Hal H. Hopson 1972

                                    Music: trad. English melody, adapt. Hal H. Hopson 1972

                                    Words and arrangement copyright©1972 Hope Publishing Company

God Invites Us to Respond

Offering Invitation:

Presentation of our Gifts


Dedication "We Give Our Thanks (vs. 1and 4 printed)

  We give our thanks to God, we give our thanks to God,

             We give our thanks to God, we give our thanks to God.

  We give our hearts to you, we give our hearts to you

  We give our hearts to you, because you first loved us.  

               Transcription and English paraphrase copyright©1986 World Council of Churches and the

   Asian Institute for Lithurgy and Music.  Used by permission

     French translation copyright©2006 David Fines.  Used by permission.

                       Textual improvisations copyright ©Andrew Donaldson. Licensing #605529

Dedication Prayer

Prayers of the People

Lord's Prayer

Hymn: VU #567 “Will You Come and Follow Me

                              Words: The Iona Community 1987

                                                     Music: Scottish traditional, arr. The Iona Community 1987

                                                     Words and arrangement copyright©1987 WGRG, The Iona Community

                                                      (Glasgow, Scotland) G.I.A. Publications Inc., Chicago, Illinois,

                                                      Exclusive agent


Spoken Commissioning:

Go into the world where Love awaits you.

Go, knowing that Love surrounds you.

Go, carry the love that fills you.

Go, be the Love that changes the world!

May the Gifts of God, be with you,

 and the wisdom of Jesus guide you,

 and the Holy Spirit surround you,

 and stay with you always.

Amen, Amen,

Hallelujah, Amen. 


         Volunteer Staff                          Paid Staff

Music Director:  Gladys Jack                Called Minister:        Rev. Paul DuVal

Pianist:            Lois Sonnega              Office Admin:           Mary Laursen

Organist:         Irene Knowlson                Envelope Sec.           Diane Davies

                        Jason Barnsley                             

Sound Tech    Graison  Mitio                  Office Assistant:      Audrey Fournier

                                                       Youth Worker:         Amanda Weaver

Retired Staff Associate:                  Joyce Carson

Ministers Emeriti:                       Harold Martin

                                                Wilma Sharpe

Serving the Community               The Congregation


We celebrate today the baptism of Claire Elizabeth Wakefield, daughter of Tyler Wakefield and Pamela Wakefield.  A very warm welcome is extended to family and friends in attendance. It is our tradition to serve cake on baptism Sundays, please join us one and all.

Grace United Church