Bulletin: January 9, 2011

Grace United Church Lloydminster, January 9, 2011 1st Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of our Lord Liturgical Colour - White

God invites us to worship...
Prelude
Welcome/ Passing the Peace
Life and Work of the Church Family
Lighting of the Christ Candle
Call to Worship:*

God calls us in many ways.
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.*
God has given us our scriptures.
Using the Bible as our guide, we are challenged to worship and praise and celebrate God’s love.*
God calls us for action in the world.
May we accept God’s grace, learn God’s will, live in faith, and reach out in humble service in the community and the world.*

Opening Prayer:
We have gathered as the family and household of God. Some have been part of this particular family for many years. Some are gathered here for the first time. Some children, through the sacrament of baptism, will officially be adopted into our family. May we, like all families, learn how to accept and to love each other, discover our meaning and purpose, and help each member to a full life in Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen

Hymn: VU # 395 “Come In, Come In and Sit Down”
Children’s Time: Infant baptism
Infant Baptism: (Please follow the baptismal insert)
Today we will be receiving by Infant Baptism:

• Camryn Heather Sturrock, daughter of Lannis and Chad Sturrock
• Declan Niels Hein, son of Amy & Mike Hein
• Jake Elmer and Benjamin Frank Tremmel, sons of Patti & Frank Tremmel

Children’s Hymn: VU #644
“I was there to Hear Your Borning Cry”
The Scriptures speak to us...
Scripture:

Isaiah 42:1-9
Acts 10:34-43
Matthew 3:13-17

Anthem:
“I have Called You by Your Name”
*words & music by Daniel Charles Damon

Reflection:
“The Family and Household of God”
Hymn: VU # 556
“Would You Bless Our Homes and Families”

God invites us to respond...
Offertory
Offering Invitation

Choir: “We Thank You Lord” *words & music by David Angerman & Joseph M. Martin
Offering Prayer:
Prayers of the People, Silent Prayer & Lord’s Prayer: 959 VU
God goes with us in our daily lives...
Hymn: VU # 595 “We are Pilgrims on a Journey”
Commissioning and Benediction:
Choral Blessing: #974 (VU)

Amen! Amen!
Hallelujah, amen!
Postlude

* Based on Grace United’s Mission Statement
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Volunteer Staff Paid Staff
Music Director: Gladys Jack Office Manager: Mary Laursen
Pianist: Lois Sonnega Envelope Sec.: Diane Davies
Organist: Linda Anderson Interim Minister: Rev. Tom Sawyer
(Medical Leave) Rev. Lyn Lamers
Serving the Community – The congregation
Office hours: Mon.- Fri. 9:00 a.m.–noon & 1:00–4:30 p.m.
Church Office: 780-875-8959; fax: 780-875-5850
email: graceu@telusplanet.net
web site: www. graceunitedchurch.ca
Rev. Tom Sawyer’s email: tomsawyer@telusplanet.net