Bulletin: August 14, 2011

GATHERING

Welcome

Announcements

Passing the Peace

Lighting the Christ Candle



WE CELEBRATE AND PRAISE GOD

Call to Worship:


L: Sisters and brothers, God gathers us here this

morning because we are God’s beloved people.

P: We open our hearts to God’s tender presence.

L: The Lord God of Hosts entrusts the future to us,

and calls us to be a faithful and generous people.

P: We hear God’s call and we accept God’s

gracious invitation.

We commit our lives and our hearts to our God

of steadfast love.

We offer all of who we are, and all of what we

have for God’s purpose. Amen



Hymn: VU#374 Come and Find the Quiet Centre

Children’s Time: Joseph meets his brothers

Hymn: VU#245 Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet



We listen for God’s Word

Scripture Reading:


Genesis 45:1-15

Psalm 133 VU p. 856

Matthew 15:10-28

Anthem:

Message: “Crumbs from the table”

*A Narrative sermon written by Rev. Richard J Fairchild



Hymn: VU#691 Though Ancient Walls



We Respond In our Lives

Minute for Missions: The work in Haiti Continues

Presentation of Offerings

Offertory Hymn: VU# 537 Your Work, Oh God…




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.



Offertory prayer:

Prayer of the People:

The Lord’s Prayer:

Hymn: VU #884 You Shall Go Out With Joy

Commissioning and Benediction:


Go in peace,

May God be merciful and bless you.

May God look on you with kindness.

May God so work in your lives that the world

Around you may know God’s will, and render

praise unto

God’s name on account of you. Amen



Choral Benediction:

Go now in peace, go now in peace

may the love of God surround you everywhere

everywhere you may go.