Grace United Church Lloydminster, February 6, 2011
5th Sunday after Epiphany Liturgical Colour - Green
God invites Us to worship...
Life and Work of the Church Family
Lighting of the Christ Candle
Call to Worship:
Once again we gather with the cold of winter nipping our noses and numbing our toes,
But the warmth of God’s love welcomes us to worship.
We gather with the concerns and distraction of the past week taking our thoughts to other places,
But the Holy Spirit draws our attention to the things of God.
May our time together with God, help us to see our daily living from the perspective of heaven,
And may we be given the strength to live our as we return to weekly life.
Loving God, God of Justice, God of Mercy, we come to worship this morning reminded of the Old Testament Prophets who continually linked true worship with social justice, your love of us with our love for the least of your children, your relationship with us to our relationship with the world. Touch our hearts that we might be true to our high calling as your people in today’s world.
Hymn: MV 12 “Come, Touch our Hearts”
Children’s Time: “Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes”
Youth Group Skit
The Scriptures speak to us...
Isaiah 58:1–9a, (9b–12)
Psalm 112: VU Page 834
Hymn: MV 78 “Spirit, Open My Heart”
Sermon: ‘Not Abolish, but Fulfil”
God Invites Us to Respond...
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
God Invites Us to the Table
(Please follow the service on the Communion Insert)
God goes with Us in our daily lives...
Hymn: VU 481 “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”
Commissioning and Benediction:
Choral Blessing: #974 (VU)
Office hours: Mon.- Fri. 9:00 a.m.–noon & 1:00–4:30 p.m.
Church Office: 780-875-8959; fax: 780-875-5850
web site: www. graceunitedchurch.ca
Rev. Tom Sawyer’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Caretaker: Joyce Dickson
Ministers Emeriti: Harold Martin and Wilma Sharpe
Serving the Community – The congregation