Bulletin: October 31, 2010

Grace United Church October 31, 2010

God invites us to worship...
Prelude Brenda and the Pick Ups
Welcome/ Passing the Peace
Life and Work of the Church Family
Lighting of the Christ Candle

Call to Worship:
Leader: God calls
People: We hear God calling.
Leader: God calls.
People: We choose to turn to God.
Leader: God calls.
People: We choose to follow God’s way.
Leader: God calls.
People: We choose to use God’s gifts to us in our work and in our lives.

HYMN: Joyful, Joyful We Adore You #232 VU
Opening Prayer:

Creator God, even though we acknowledge your abundant love for us, it is hard to live each day as children of your blessing.
Sometimes, we forget the gifts you have given us and how they can help us in our work and in our daily lives.
The teachings of your son, Jesus Christ, apply today as they always have.
Strengthen our resolve to be better stewards of your
spirit and your gifts, and to share these blessings with others. Amen.

Children’s Story – Loretta Mitchell
Children’s Hymn: Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet #245 VU

The Scriptures speak to us...
Scripture: John 6: 1-13; Mathew 25: 14-30
Anthem: “Here I am Lord”
*words & music by Daniel L. Shutte
*in memory of Mildred Okerstrom

Reflection: “Being a Christian and a Businessman (and an Engineer!) – A Scary Thought for Halloween”
Hymn: Be Thou My Vision #642 VU
God invites us to respond...
Offering Invitation
Dedication:
“Thankful Praises” *words & music by Jason Barnsley
With all my heart I will thank the Lord
And praise his goodness for these gifts
With wondrous praises I will sing!
Oh Lord our God accept these offerings.
I will be faithful to you my God
And I will serve you forevermore
And with thanksgiving I will sing!
Oh Lord our God accept these gifts we bring.
Offering Prayer
Prayers of the People
Lord’s Prayer: 959 VU

God goes with us in our daily lives...
Hymn: Like a River of Tears #98 MV
Commissioning and Benediction:
No matter what challenges face us in our work and our daily lives, we are strengthened by God’s guidance and love. So live vibrantly and joyfully with the confidence of God’s love.
Go now in peace, go now in peace. 2X
May the love of God surround you everywhere,everywhere you may go.

Postlude

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Mission Statement: In response to God’s call, we the congregation of Grace United Church understand our mission is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to all ages. Using the Bible as our guide, we are challenged to worship and praise and celebrate God’s love and accept God’s grace, learn God’s will, live in faith, and reach out in humble service in the community and the world.

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Worship leader today – Darrel Howell
THANKS YOU!
Minister: Rev. Lyn Lamers – on medical leave
Pianist: Lois Sonnega
Organist: Linda Anderson
Music Director: Gladys Jack
Office Manager: Mary Laursen
Envelope Secretary: Diane Davies
Church Office: 780-875-8959; fax: 780-875-5850
email:graceu@telusplanet.net
web site: www. graceunitedchurch.ca
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Office hours: 9 a.m. – noon & 1 – 4:30 p.m.