Bulletin: February 20, 2011

Grace United Church Lloydminster, February 20, 2011
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

7th Sunday after Epiphany
Liturgical Colour - Green
God invites Us to worship...
Prelude:
Welcome
Life and Work of the Church Family
Lighting of the Christ Candle
Call to Worship:

Over three thousand years ago, a people enslaved in Egypt rebelled against the oppression of the ruler until he let the people go.
Today, the Egyptian people held under harsh martial laws for three decades rebelled against modern oppression until the leader was forced to let the people be free.
God has always fought oppression and injustice from the time of Moses until today.
May we be aware of how God is calling us to partnership in seeing that others have food, shelter and freedom.
May our worship this day bring our actions closer to the faith that we proclaim.
Let us Pray
Prayer of Approach.
God, with our imperfections we come to worship responding to your call. We come because of our own needs in our lives, but we leave aware of the needs of others. Help us now in our work of worship. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen
Hymn: VU #603 “In Loving Partnership We Come”
Children’s Time:
The Scriptures speak to us...
Scripture:

Leviticus 19:1–2, 9–18
Psalm 119:33–40 VU Page 839 Part Three
1 Corinthians 3:10–11, 16–23
Matthew 5:38–48
Anthem: “Neighbours” *Ghana melody arr. by Austin C .Lovelace
Hymn: MV #171
“Christ Has No Body Now but Your’s”
Sermon: “Love Your Enemies”
God Invites Us to Respond...
Hymn: VU # 598 “When Pain of the World”
Offertory

Offering Invitation
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.
Offering Prayer:
Prayers of the People, Silent Prayer & Lord’s (959)
God goes with Us in our daily lives...
Hymn: VU # 678 “For the Healing of the Nations”
Commissioning and Benediction:
Choral Blessing: #974 (VU)

Amen! Amen! (3x)
Hallelujah, amen!
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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Volunteer Staff Paid Staff
Music Director: Gladys Jack Interim Minister: Rev. Tom Sawyer
Pianist: Lois Sonnega Office Manager: Mary Laursen
Organists: Linda Anderson Envelope Sec.: Diane Davies
(Medical Leave) Rev. Lyn Lamers
Caretaker: Joyce Dickson
Ministers Emeriti:
Harold Martin
Wilma Sharpe
Serving the Community: The congregation

On organ & piano today Irene Knowlson & Bob Smith – thank you!
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