Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
Prelude: “Boundless Love” John Prine
Lighting the Christ Candle
Responsive Call to Worship:
One: God calls us to worship with these words from Isaiah 43:
ALL: “But now, this what the Lord says —
He who created you, Jacob,
He who formed you, Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
One: For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.
ALL: Since you are precious and honoured in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
nations in exchange for your life.
One: Do not be afraid, for I am with you:
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.
One: I will say to the north,
ALL: “Give them up!”
One: and to the south,
ALL: “Do not hold them back!”
ALL: Bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth!”
* Praise: 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul;
Worship His holy name.
Sing like never before, O my soul;
I’ll worship Your holy name.
The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning;
It’s time to sing your song again.
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes.
You’re rich in love, and you’re slow to anger.
Your name is great, and your heart is kind.
For all your goodness, I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.
And on that day when my strength is failing,
The end draws near, and my time has come;
Still, my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore!
Worship your holy name,
Lord I’ll worship Your holy name.
Welcome and Ministry Announcements
God Speaks to Us
Responsive Assurance of Forgiveness (Ezekiel 36:25-26):
One: “I will sprinkle clean water upon you,
and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses,
and from all your idols I will cleanse you.
A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you;
and I will remove from your body the heart of stone
and give you a heart of flesh.”
ALL: We are washed, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God.
* Praise: 20 The Steadfast Love of the Lord (please remain seated)
Exploring the Word (Led by Monika Platt):
Prayer for Illumination
One: The Word of the Lord
ALL: Thanks be to God
Sermon: “Remember WHAT You Are”
Quiet Moment of Reflection
Our Response to God
* Praise: Baptized in Christ
Baptized in Christ, we claim his cross, the victory he won
And, dying, we shall rise with him, for we with Christ are one.
Baptized in Christ, we live his life: God’s will in us be done.
May we by all we do proclaim the love that makes us one.
Baptized in Christ, we follow him, and we with him shall run
until we match his every step and so with Christ are one.
Baptized in Christ, we testify the kingdom has begun.
Christ sows and reaps throughout the world and gathers us as one.
Baptized in Christ, we know his grace that cannot be undone.
Its bounty spreads throughout the Earth and leavens us as one.
Baptized in Christ we praise our God: the Father and the Son,
who with the Spirit live and reign, eternal Tree in One.
Pastoral Prayer & Sung Lord’s Prayer (Praise #831)
Joyfully Sharing Our God-Given Abundance
Invitation for the Offering
To make an offering online visit www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/25176
Offertory: “Bless the Lord” Andre Crouch
* Doxology: 830
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him all creatures here below
Praise him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
* Dedication of the Offering
We Are Sent Out
* Closing Praise: Go, My Children, with My Blessing
Go, my children, with my blessing, never alone.
Waking, sleeping, I am with you; you are my own.
In my love’s baptismal river I have made you mine forever.
Go, my children, with my blessing; you are my own.
Go, my children, sins forgiven, at peace and pure.
Here you learned how much I love you, what I can cure.
Here you heard my dear Son’s story; here you touched him, saw His glory.
Go, My children, sins forgiven, at peace and pure.
Go, my children, fed and nourished, closer to me.
Grow in love and love by serving, joyful and free.
Here my Spirit’s power filled you; here Christ’s tender comfort stilled you.
Go my children, fed and nourished, joyful and free.
* The Charge & Benediction
Postlude: “Through It All” Andre Crouch