St. Paul's United Church

United Church of Canada

10206 100 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada T8V 0V6


The United Church
of Canada/L'Église
Unie du Canada
St. Paul's building

If you have a prayer request, please write it down in our prayer book on the table at the entrance into worship. Your needs will be added to our community prayer. Thank you

Our Prayers are offered for, Jim and Valerie Jenner, Heather Waldie, Hazel Bloomfield

ST. PAUL'S UNITED CHURCH

Scriptures for July 2014
July 6, 2014
– Sermon: Call Him Ishmael
Genesis 16:1-16
Genesis 21:1-21
Genesis 25:7-18
July 13, 2014

 – Sermon: Sibling Rivalry
Genesis 25:19–34
Genesis 27:1-41
July 20, 2014
Worship Leader: Emily Sylvester
Sermon: An ancient call, but new understanding
Hosea 11: 1-11,
Romans 8: 12-25,
Matthew 13: 24 - 30, 36 - 43
July 27, 2014
Worship Leader: Mel Siggelkow & Martha Dawson
Acts 3:11-16
Matthew 5: 1-11 

Hymns for July 2014
July 6, 2014
VU409 Morning Has Broken
VU626 I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
VU424 May the God of Hope Go With Us
July 13, 2014
VU384 The Lone Wild Bird
VU595 We Are Pilgrims On a Journey
VU422 God Be With You Till We Meet Again
July 20, 2014
VU 232 Joyfuyl, Joyful We Adore Thee
VU 356 Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
VU 506 Take My Life
July 27, 2014
MV 145 Draw the Circle Wide
VU 584 Through the Heart of Every City (Tune of #528 VU)
VU 582 There’s a Spirit in the Air

July 2014

Putting one foot in front of the other, we will continue to walk on the path Christ has set for us. The People of St. Paul’s will: Belong…Believe….Love…..Lead

WE APPROACH OUR GRACIOUS GOD

PRELUDE

WELCOME VU415 God We Praise You For the Morning (verses 1 & 4)

 

CALL TO WORSHIP (by Karen Boivin, Gathering p.28)

Christ calls us to be the church

Let us gather once again to sing God's praises.

Christ entrusts this congregation into our hands.

Let us lovingly care for and nurture it.

Christ binds our hearts together.

Let us uphold each other in Christian friendship.

 

LIFE & WORK OF THE CONGREGATION

WE GREET EACH OTHER WITH CHRIST'S PEACE

 

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE

As the Spirit blows into our midst, fanning into life the spark of hope in our souls,

may the light of this candle remind us of the fire that warms our hearts, the love that we are called to share, the light that guides our way.

 

OPENING PRAYER (by Cindy Randall Gathering p.30)

Gracious One, we enter into your holy presence, giving thanks and praising you.

We come seeking transformation and renewal.

Without you, we are not whole; we lack completeness.

Touch us in this time of worship, O God, that we may become your new creation, rooted in Christ and open to the Spirit.  Amen

 

Gathering Hymn

 

 WE SHARE AS GOD’S CHILDREN THE BIBLE’S STORY IN WORD AND IN SONG:

A TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

PRAYER FOR AND ASSURANCE OF GRACE

God of gentle rains and warm sun, God who encourages growth;

we are creatures who sometimes grow quickly, and sometimes get stuck.

God of freedom, of liberation, of binding ropes being cut;

we are bound in ways we don't always understand or recognize.

God of exodus and exile and homecoming, God who calls us to leave where we are and come home;

help us to have the courage to make the journey and to trust in the path.

God of health and healing, God who wants us to be made whole;

we come as people who are wounded in body and in spirit, people who seek healing.

God who has laid out a way for us to live, who has given us rules for living in community;

we come as people who sometimes go astray, people who stretch the rules.

God of Grace, we come as  people who live through that Grace.

And so we praise you for the growth, we rejoice in being set free, we dance along the path that leads us home, we give thanks for the healing we have received, we relax in the knowledge that we are forgiven and we live as people of Grace.  Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE LESSONS

SERMON

Hymn

 

WE EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO GOD AND PREPARE FOR MINISTRY IN THE WORLD

THE OFFERING

Mission Minute                                    

The Invitation:

Dedication Offering Hymn VU537 Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands

 

Sharing of Celebrations and Concerns

Prayers of the People

LORD'S PRAYER

 

Hymn:

 

COMMISSIONING (by Kate Crawford Gathering p.36)

Let us go from this place with hearts lifted up!

Let us go with spirits rejoicing!

Let us go with music in the air around us

and a story of love among us!  Amen.

 

Sung Benediction: VU639 One More Step Along the World I Go (verses 1, 3, 4)

POSTLUDE