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ST. PAUL'S UNITED CHURCH
Scriptures for August 2014
August 3 2014 – Worship Leader: Outreach Committee
Sermon: Feeding of the 5000.
Old Testament – Isaiah 55: 1 – 5
August 10, 2014 – Worship Leader: Doug Currie
Sermon: Showing Up
Isaiah 49: 13-18
James 1: 2-8
Romans 5: 1-5
August 17, 2014 Worship Leader: Emily Sylvester
Sermon: We are related through our membership in God's family
Genesis 45: 1-15 Family relations
Philemon 1: 1-21 Family in Christ
Matthew 15: 10-28 Mother and child
August 24, 2014 Worship Leader: Rev Gord Waldie
Sermon: The Renewing of Minds and Souls
August 31, 2014 Worship Leader: Rev Gord Waldie
Hymns for August 2014
August 3, 2014
#642 VU Be Thou My Vision
#133 MV Jesus Laughed Out Loud
#182 MV Grateful
August 10, 2014
#1 MV Let Us Build a House
#79 MV Spirit Open My Heart
#154 MV Deep in Our Hearts
August 17, 2014
#138 MV My Love Colours Outside the Lines
#30 MV It's a Song of Praise for the Maker
#402 MV We Are One
August 24, 2014
#79MV Spirit, Open My Heart
#581VU When We Are Living
#98MV Like a River of Tears
August 31 2014
#83MV Let My Spirit Always Sing
#634VU To Abraham and Sarah
#806VU O God Our Help in Ages Past
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 VU415 God We Praise You For the Morning (verses 1 & 4)
CALL TO WORSHIP (by Allister Rose, Gathering p.29)
We gather today to greet our Good.
We are thankful for God's 's love.
We gather today to renew our faith.
We strive to be God's faithful people.
Let us all worship God, for today is a day for rejoicing,
Because we are truly blessed as we gather on this the day that the Lord has made.
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.
Spirit God, who speaks our prayers for us with sighs too deep for words,
hold us in your love, and comfort us in your presence,
that we might be renewed and encouraged to do our part in the healing of your world.
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
Creator God, we come to you with skeptical hearts,
afraid to trust too deeply, to believe too fully, to surrender too completely.
You call us to discipleship in our everyday living,
and it scares us.
Forgive us, God, that we might find Your path amidst the tangle of our fears and suspicions.
Open our hearts to change and to wholeness
...time of silence...
Through grace, God meets us in our doubt and in our trust. Through grace, God meets us in our fears and in our confidence. God is the One who draws us to the path and strengthens us in our discipleship.
Thanks be to God, who is Gracious. Amen.
(adapted from Gathering Summer/Autumn 2013 p.32)
WE EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO GOD AND PREPARE FOR MINISTRY IN THE WORLD
Dedication Offering Hymn VU537 Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands
Sharing of Celebrations and Concerns
Prayers of the People
COMMISSIONING (Celebrate God's Presence p.72)
God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at my end, and at my departing.
Attributed to St. Patrick
Sung Benediction: VU639 One More Step Along the World I Go (verses 1, 3, 4)