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, Betty & Bob Wilson, Hazel Bloomfield, Muriel Armstrong & Sadie Macklin

May 24, 2015

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: Worship the Lord                                         # 401 Voices United (vs. 1, 2)

LIFE & WORK OF THE CONGREGATION

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

May the Peace of Christ be with you.

And also with you.

We are called to be the church

In our worship and in our work, we are the church.

As we gather together, we turn to our neighbours and greet each other with the peace of Christ

 

WE GREET EACH OTHER WITH THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

LIGHTING OF THE Christ CANDLE

We light this candle as a sign of God's Spirit at work in the world,
may its light brighten our spirits, may the light of God shining through us brighten the world.

 

MUSIC MINISTRY:                                                                                              Sr. Choir

 

OPENING PRAYER

Holy God, we come to worship this morning brought together by your Spirit. 

It is your Spirit who teaches us to pray and helps us be your faithful ones.

We ask now for the presence of your Holy Spirit:

come to us as wind and fire,

as bubbling laughter,

as healing touch,

or as the still small voice of peace. Amen.                               (Celebrate God's Presence p.204)

LORD'S PRAYER

 

Gathering Hymn:  Come O Holy Spirit                                            #23 More Voices

 

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

A TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

 

SCRIPTURE LESSONS

Acts 2:1-4

Romans 8:18-39

 

SERMON How Can We Be the Church?

 

PRAYER FOR THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

As each candle is lit please respond (finishing the sentence in order)

Thank you God for the Spirit of:
                Joy, Truth,

                Life, Hope,

                Love, Wisdom, Peace                                      (Celebrate God's Presence p.209)

 

Hymn:    Spirit of God, Unleashed on Earth                                  # 207 Voices United

 

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

THE OFFERING

     Mission Minute                                    

     The Invitation:

     Dedication Offering Hymn: Show Us Today                             see insert -Verse 1&4

 

Sharing of Celebrations and Concerns

Prayers of the People

 

Hymn:  Come, O Spirit, Dwell among Us                                        # 198 Voices United

 

COMMISSIONING:

We are the church!

We follow where the Spirit leads, daring to be risk takers wherever we go!

We are filled with the breath of the Holy Spirit!

May the blessing of God, Creator and Giver of Life,

the Son, Life of God incarnate,

and the Holy Spirit, bearer and power of new life among all people

be with us now and forever.

Amen.                                                                                   (Celebrate God's Presence p.211)

 

Sung Benediction:  God As We Rise to Leave this Shell of Worship See insert -vs. 1,2

POSTLUDE