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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
WELCOME VU324 Jesus Come to Our Hearts (vs. 2, 3, and 5)
LIFE & WORK OF THE CONGREGATION
CALL TO WORSHIP
In the dog days of the summer,
we gather to worship, to have the fire of the Spirit lit in our souls.
In this season of growth, as the earth puts out food,
we gather to worship, to be fed and energized.
As followers of Christ, we greet each other with Christ's peace...
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.
OPENING PRAYER (Celebrate God's Presence p.27)
O Holy Spirit, Breath of God, blow in our lives this day.
Fill us with the freshness of your living love.
Cleanse and renew us that we might go from this place,
ready to be your people in the world. Amen.
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
Gracious God, you blow life's breath into our lungs.
We live in you, we live through you.
You call us to live lives marked by forgiveness, love, hope, compassion.
And we strive to do so.
But if we are honest,
sometimes our lives are marked by resentment, dis-interest, fear, self-centeredness
God of Grace,
when we get it right celebrate with us, when we miss the mark gently guide us back to the path of wisdom.
...time of silent prayer...
God is gracious and merciful. God celebrates our successes and mourns our mis-steps. God continues to call us back to the Way with forgiveness and grace and mercy.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
WE EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO GOD AND PREPARE FOR MINISTRY IN THE WORLD
Dedication Offering Hymn: VU538 For the Gift of Creation
Sharing of Celebrations and Concerns
Prayers of the People
God calls us to serve with joy as we meet, one person at a time.
Go into the world to loosen the bonds of injustice.
We go, hand in hand, rejoicing in the freedom of living grace.
Go into the world to seek out and share with those on the margins.
We go, giggling with delight, to make a difference in love.
Go into the world to shout and not hold back!
We go, dancing and leaping, our lives shouting out our faith.
(Written by Gord Dunbar, Gathering: Pentecost 1 2015)
Sung Benediction: Go Gently, Go Lightly
Scriptures & Hymns for July 2015
July 5, 2015
Sermon: Sing! Rejoice!
VU245 - Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet
VU716 - My Life Flows On
VU244 - Sing Your Praise to God Eternal
July 12, 2015
Sermon: In God We Trust
VU288 - Great Is Thy Faithfulness
V665 - Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour
VU286 - IF You Will Trust in God to Guide You
July 19, 2015 Worship Leader: Sharon Adams
Sermon: Walls that Divide
Ephesians 2: 11-22
Mark 6: 30-34; 53-56
MV 1 - Let Us Build a House vs. 1,2,4,5
VU 691 - Though Ancient Walls
MV 169 - When Hands Reach Out Beyond Divides-(to the tune of VU 625)
July 26, 2015 Worship Leader: Doug Currie
Sermon: What is in a name?
Psalm 9: 1-4
2 Thessalonians 1: 5-12
Romans 9: 20-
Matthew 22: 36-40
MV 145 – Draw the Circle Wide
MV 138 – My Life Colours Outside the Lines
MV 150 – Spirit God, Be Our Breath