Sunday, February 13th, 2011 Worship Leader – Bob Smith
Brenda & the ‘Pic Ups’
Passing the Peace
Lighting of the Christ Candle
A Praise to the Lord
Call to Worship:
L.How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise Him!
P.The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the exiles to Israel.
L.He heals the broken and binds up their wounds.
P.He determines the number of the stars and calls themeach by name.
L.Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.
P.The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
All.Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God.
Hymn: VU #324 “Jesus Come to our Hearts” (vs 1-4)
A Prayer of Petition
Please read responsively (from Psalms 141)
L. O Lord, I call to you, come quickly to me,
Hear my voice when I call to you.
P. May my prayer be set before you like incense;
may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
L. Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord;
keep watch over the doors of my lips.
P. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil,
to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers.
L. Show me, this very morning, the paths I need to pursue,
if I would be your follower.
P. We come now, many who are weary with the struggles of life.
L. We plead for your help in carrying these struggles and burdens.
All: It is you, O God, who made us and we call upon You to take the weight and struggles and burdens from us, as we bring them to you during this hour of worship. These petitions, we humbly ask, in the powerful name of Jesus, our Saviour and Lord. Amen.
Children’s Time: Jeanne Smith
Hymn: MV #183 I’m Gonna Shout, Shout
God’s Word Speaks to Us
Psalms 100: VU Page 820 Make a Joyful Noise
Sermon: “Relax, eh”
Hymn: VU #236 Now Thank We All Our God
Responding to God’s Word
Offertory: An invitation to share the gifts God has given you.
Choir: “Love Knocks and Waits”
*words and music by Daniel Charles Damon
Doxology “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.
Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: VU #684 Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
A thought to take with you:
The world to you maybe be but one person,
But to one person you may be the world!
Commissioning: May God’s blessing go with you.
Choral Amen: Amen! Amen! (3x)
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.
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
Irene Knowlson (Medical Leave) Rev. Lyn Lamers
Ministers Emeriti: Harold Martin and Wilma Sharpe
Serving the Community: The congregation