Sunday, July 10th, 2011
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Colour – Green
God invites Us to worship
Life and Work of the Church Family
Call to Worship:
We gather in the name of Christ.
Let us seek the example of Christ as we worship.
Let us live the example of Christ as we leave.
Let us demonstrate the example of Christ as we live.
Hymn: VU # 409 “Morning has broken”
Prayer of Approach.
We begin another day of worship, seeking the completeness You intend us to have. Help us start this day, and every day, as a new beginning in our lives as followers of The Christ, that is as accepted, forgiven, people called by You to bring Your Word to life in us, and in the world. Amen
The Scriptures speak to us
Matthew 13:1–9, 18– 23
Hymn: VU 381 “Spirit of Life”
Sermon: “Struggling Together”
God Invites Us to Respond
Hymn: MV 154 “Deep in our Hearts”
VU # 537 Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands
Your work, O God, needs many hands
To help you everywhere
And some there are who cannot serve
Unless our gifts we share.
Because we love you and your work,
Our offering now we make:
Be pleased to use it as your own,
We ask in Jesus’ sake.
Prayers of the People
Pastoral and silent & Lord’s
Choir Anthem: “Spirit God, Be Our Breath”
Words & music by Bruce Harding
God Welcomes a New Family Member
The Sacrament of Infant Baptism
Today Hailey Paige Bulgin, daughter of Chris and Tricia Bulgin, will be received into the Church through the Sacrament of Infant Baptism.
God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives
Hymn: VU # 444 “Child of Blessing"
Commissioning and Benediction:
Choral Blessing: VU#884 “You Shall Go Out with Joy“ (Three Times)
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.