Bulletin: February 27, 2011

GRACE UNITED CHURCH
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

February 27, 2011
Worship leader today – Joyce Dickson
GATHERING
Brenda & the Pic Ups
Welcome
Announcements
Passing of the Peace
Lighting the Christ Candle
WE CELEBRATE AND PRAISE GOD
Call to Worship:

L.We come together from our separate homes.
P.Give us unity, O God, and strength
L.We come from our separate experiences.
P.Give us unity, O God, and hope.
L. We come from our separate understandings.
P. Give us unity, O God, and love.
L. For life can be difficult, and strength can ebb.
P. Faith can be challenging, and hope slip.
L. Unity can be tested, and love wane.
P. Restore us to unity, to love, to you, O God. Amen
Hymn: VU # 291 All Things Bright and Beautiful
Prayer of Humility:

O God of Love, in our wealth we confess our poverty, in our arrogance we confess our fear, in our satisfaction we confess our emptiness. Forgive us, with your grace, calm us with your love, fill us with your dreaming until your dream is real and your kingdom comes. Amen
Assurance of Love:
Hymn: MV #30 “It’s a Song of Praise to the Maker”
Children’s Time:
We Listen For God’s Word
Scripture Reading:
Isaiah 49:8-16a
Psalm 131 Pg 854 VU
1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Matthew 6:24-34
Anthem: “Be Still and Know”
*traditional arrangement by Fred Bock
Message: Contentment
Hymn: VU# 356 Seek Ye First the Kingdom
We Respond In Our Lives
Presentation Of Offerings
Offertory Hymn:
“Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow *words by Thomas E Ken ca., music by Gladys Jack
Praise God from whom all blessing 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# 649 Walk with Me
Commissioning and Benediction:
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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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
Pianist today – Bob Smith Caretaker: Joyce Dickson
Ministers Emeriti:
Harold Martin
Wilma Sharpe
Serving the Community – The congregation :