Bulletin

Safe Food Handling Course Information

In November 2014, there were a number of Grace United Church people (Fair Booth workers & UCW members) who took the Safe Food Handling Course at Lakeland College.  This certificate is good until November 2019.

The Fair Booth Committee will book a trainer for a Safe Food Handling Course to be held at the Church sometime in June 2019, just in time for the Fair Booth season next year

Details and cost to follow.   This course will be open to anyone & everyone in the Grace United Church family.  Hopefully, we can have 20+ people sign up, for considerable savings in the cost of the course.

If you wish to have your name put on the list, please contact Deb Lundquist at 780-871-1652 or by email deb.lundquist@shaw.ca

Bulletin: October 9, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Worship Leader: Robert Smith

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Announcements

Call To Worship:

L. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.

P. His love endures forever.

L. Give thanks to the God of Gods.

P. His love endures forever.

L. Give thanks to the Lord of Lords:

P. His love endures forever.

L. To Him who alone does great wonders.

P. His love endures forever.

L. Give thanks to the God of heaven.

P. His love endures forever.

Opening Prayer

Candle Lighting:

L. We light this candle remembering that Jesus Christ

is the light of the world and the center of our worship.

P. Jesus said: “I am the light of the world.”

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Hymn VU #516: “Come, You Thankful People, Come.

Call to Worship continues:

L. This is a good day.

P. A day to remember the blessings in our lives.

L. A day to affirm the goodness of life.

P. To give thanks for the goodness of life.

L. Come celebrate the wondrous bounty God has provided.

P. Come celebrate the presence of the creator.

All: We are open, as we worship, to your voice as you speak. Amen.

Children’s Time:

Hymn MV #185: “Every Day Is a Day of Thanksgiving”

The Scriptures Speak to Us

Scripture:

Deuteronomy 8: 7 - 18

Psalms 65 (VU #782)

II Corinthians 9: 6 - 8

Luke 17: 11 – 19

Choir Anthem: “Thank you, Lord”

Arranged by Besig

Reflection: “I am truly thankful, and you?

Hymn VU #236: “Now Thank We All Our God”

God Invites Us To Respond

Offertory:

Presentation of our Offerings,

Choir: “Offering”

“We Give Thanks”

1. We give you thanks O God for these gifts.

Refrain – We give you thanks, we give you thanks.

2. We give you thanks for blessings many. (refrain)

3. We give you thanks for gift of sharing (refrain)

Words & music by Gladys Jack

Offertory Prayer:

Pastoral Prayer (Silent Prayer & Lord’s Prayer VU #959)

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Benediction:

Amen! Amen!

Hallelujah, Amen.

Postlude

Bulletin: September 25, 2011

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost


God invites Us to worship


Musical Prelude

Welcome

The Life and Work of the Church Family

Call to Worship:

The harvest is well underway with warm sunny days.

God’s harvest is always underway as people’s needs -- spiritual, physical, and emotional are always ripe for experiencing the risen Christ in lives.

May we experience the Christ in our worship.

And may we be the workers in the harvest of God as we live share that experience with those we meet in our daily living.

Hymn: VU # 217 “All Creatures of Our God and King”

Prayer of Approach.

All creatures are part of Your rule, O God. Through our worship may we know the source of Your sustenance and may we share it with others. Help us, we pray, in the work of worship. Amen

Children’s Time:

A time to welcome new family members

Sacrament of Infant Baptism

Today we will receive into the family of Grace United Church, Lloydminster the following children:

Macie Ann-Marie Kuntz,

daughter of Darryl and Trista Kuntz, and

Colby Logan Riegel,

son of Monty and Melissa Reigel

Hymn: MV # 161 “I Have Called You by Your Name”

The Scriptures speak to us

Scripture:

Exodus 17:1–7

Psalm 78:1–4, 12–16 VU p.792, Parts 1& 2

Philippians 2:1–13

Matthew 21:23–32

Sermon: “Water from a Stone”

God Invites Us to Respond


Hymn: VU # 287 “Wellspring of Wisdom”

Offertory: Offering, Invitation:

We Give Thanks”

1. We give you thanks O God for these gifts.

Refrain - We give you thanks, we give you thanks

2. We give you thanks for blessings many. (refrain)

3. We give you thanks for gift of sharing. (refrain)

“words & music by Gladys Jack

Offertory Prayer:

Choir Anthem:

“Unbounded Spirit, Breath of God”

Words: Brian Wren, Music: Jane Best

Pastoral and Silent & Lord’s (VU # 959)

Hymn: VU # 577 “I’ve Got Peace like a River”

God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Benediction:

Amen! Amen!

Hallelujah, amen

Postlude

Bulletin: September11, 2011

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost


God invites Us to worship

Musical Prelude

Welcome

Life and Work of the Church Family Including Sunday School Information

Call to Worship:

Labour Day is past, schools are back in session, the heat of summer -- although a little tardy -- is here, and the church gears up for a banner year of decisions and activities.

We gather now in Christ’s name, seeking wisdom in our decisions, dedication in our Christian Development activities, and an awareness of the Holy Spirit working in and through us in our worship and in our action.

Hymn: VU # 412 “This Is the Day”

(Sung antiphonally, choir first phrase, congregation repeating, excepting sixth and last phrases of each verse to be sung in unison)


Prayer of Approach:

Loving, forgiving, empowering God, You know what You would like us to do as Your people together, and as Your followers individually. We pray that our worship will tune us into your will, and that Your Holy Spirit will empower us to live that will. We pray in the name of him who forgave, even as he was being nailed on the cross, Jesus our Lord. Amen


The Scriptures speak to us

Children’s Time: The Family and Household of God”

Solo: “O What a Wonderful World”

Soloist: Ted Collins

(Children go to Sunday School following the solo)

Scripture:

Exodus 14:19–31

Exodus 15:1b–11 VU Page 876

Romans 14:1–12

Matthew 18:21–35

Sermon: “Forgiven and Forgiving”

God Invites Us to Respond


A Musical Prayer of Confession:

MV # 76 “If I Have Been the Source of Pain”

Offertory

Offering, Invitation,

Choir Anthem: “Sing Unto God”

*words Psalm 68:32, 35; 145:8, music James Moffatt

“We Give Thanks”

1. We give you thanks O God for these gifts.

refrain – We give you thanks, we give you thanks.

2. We give you thanks for blessings many. (refrain)

3. We give you thanks for gift of sharing. (refrain)

*words & music by Gladys Jack

Offertory Prayer

Pastoral and Silent & Lord’s (VU # 959)

God Invites Us to the Table

(We will follow the Service on the Communion Insert)

Hymn: VU # 147 “What Wondrous Love”

God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Benediction:

Amen! Amen!

Hallelujah, amen!

Postlude