Bulletin: January 30, 2011

Grace United Church
Lloydminster, January 30, 2011

Worship leader today: Joyce Dickson

GATHERING
Welcome
Announcements
Passing of the Peace
Lighting the Christ Candle

WE CELEBRATE AND PRAISE GOD

Call to Worship:
L. In Jesus’ day people came to see him. They came to be inspired and uplifted.
P. We come today to hear a message of hope.
L. They came to be healed and strengthened.
P. We come to find energy to face each new day.
L. They came to be affirmed and encouraged.
P. We come to begin our journey of the rest of our life.
L. We are open to the spirit that blows among us and
remains within us, this hour and always.

Hymn: VU #642 Be Thou My Vision

Prayer of Humility:

With what shall we come before God and bow down before the exalted one? Shall we come with burnt offerings, with calves a year old, with ten thousand rives of oil? God has showed us what is good; and what does the Lord require of us? To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God.

Assurance of Love:

Hymn: VU #334 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

Children’s Time: Enough

We Listen For God’s Word

Scripture Reading:
Micah 6:1-8
Psalm 15 VU #736
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Matthew 5:1-12

Anthem: “True Faith Needs No Defense”
*Charles Damon

Message: Don’t Worry be Happy

Hymn: VU #579 The Church is Wherever God’s People

We Respond In Our Lives

Presentation Of Offerings

Celebration Ringers
: “We Sing of Your Glory”
*Traditional melody

Offertory Hymn:
“Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow”
*words by Thomas E Ken ca., music by Gladys Jack
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.

Offertory Prayer:
Prayers of The People
The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: VU #684 Make me a Channel of Your Peace

Commissioning and Benediction:
L. It is God who made us.
P. We go out in the love of God.
L. It is Christ who called us.
P. We go out following Jesus.
L. It is the spirit that empowers us.
P. We go out with hearts afire.
L. May God be with you.
P. And also with you.

Choral Amen:
Amen! Amen! (3x)
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.
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Office hrs: 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

Volunteer Staff Paid Staff
Music Director: Gladys Jack Interim Minister: Rev. Tom Sawyer
Pianist: Lois Sonnega Office Manager: Mary Laursen
Organist: Linda Anderson Envelope Sec.: Diane Davies
(Medical Leave) Rev. Lyn Lamers
Caretaker: Joyce Dickson
Minister Emeriti: Harold Martin & Wilma Sharpe
Serving the Community – The congregation