Bulletin: September 19, 2010

GRACE UNITED CHURCH September 19, 2010

GATHERING
Welcome
Announcements
Passing of the Peace
Lighting the Christ Candle

WE CELEBRATE AND PRAISE GOD

Call to Worship:
First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers,
requests, and thanksgiving be offered to God for all
people, that we may live a quiet and peaceful life with
reverence toward God and with proper conduct. For
there is one God and there is one who brings God
and mankind together, the man Christ Jesus. He
wants everyone to be saved.

Hymn: #664 VU What a Friend We Have in

Prayer of Humility:
Gracious God, you challenge us with change. Help us not to be stuck in old patterns, in old ways of doing things. Release us from all that hinders us. Help us to
see the way in the wilderness. Refresh us with rivers in the desert. May we be adventurous in our risking, generous in our sharing, extravagant in our loving. May it be so, Gracious God. Amen.

Assurance of Love :

Hymn: #365 VU Jesus Loves Me

Children’s Time: Loretta Mitchell

We Listen For God’s Word

Scripture Reading: Psalm 113 (VU) page 835
Isaiah 40:28-31
Matthew 7:7-14

Message:
Signs Events Experiences Knowledge.
My Faith Journey

Hymn: #356 VU Seek ye First the Kingdom

We Respond With Our Gifts

Presentation of Offerings

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 my God
And I will serve you forevermore
And thanksgiving I will sing!
Oh Lord our God accept these gifts we bring.

Offertory Prayer:
Choir: “Deep in Our Hearts”
Prayers Of The People
The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: #161 MV I Have Called You By your Name

Commissioning and Benediction

Choral Amen: X3
Amen, amen!
Hallelujah, amen!

Musical Postlude

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.

Worship leader today – Lawrence Davidson
Organist today – Irene Knowlson
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
Office hours: 9 a.m. – noon & 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(if needed banking and post office run will be 4 p.m.)