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Order of Service for June 16th, 2024

4th Sunday After Pentecost

Father’s Day

 

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

 

PRE-BROADCAST PRELUDE: Concerto in C Major          -C. Avison

                        

PRELUDE: Air                                                                               -J. Battishill

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE LAND

 

INTROIT: There Is Room for All                                                -B. Harding

 

AFFIRMING CHURCH UPDATE: 

 

CALL TO WORSHIP: 

Like children who take the hand of their parent, 

In the crowd

And trust them to guide the way,

To see above the many heads, 

Where we see only a forest of legs,

Where in the hustle and bustle 

We might fear

How easily we could be lost, 

We gather in this place, 

Gripping tight 

To the hand that we trust to guide us. 

Who leads us in revelation

Of things we didn’t see or think of before.

 

PASSING OF THE PEACE: The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you… And also with you.

 

*OPENING HYMN: VU #288 Great Is Thy Faithfulness

 

            ♫1      Great is thy faithfulness, Gd our Creator;

                        there is no shadow of turning with thee;

                        thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;

                        as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.

                                    Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!

                                    Morning by morning new mercies I see;

                                    all I have needed thy hand hath provided–

                                    great is thy faithfulness, ever to me!

 

            2         Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,

                        sun, moon, and stars in their courses above

                        join with all nature in manifold witness

                        to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

                                    Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!

                                    Morning by morning new mercies I see;

                                    all I have needed thy hand hath provided–

                                    great is thy faithfulness, ever to me!

 

            3         Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

                        thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,

                        strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow–

                        wondrous the portion thy blessings provide.

                                    Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!

                                    Morning by morning new mercies I see;

                                    all I have needed thy hand hath provided–

                                    great is thy faithfulness, ever to me!

 

~Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary 

for Children’s Time following the hymn~

 

CHILDREN’S TIME        

 

LORD’S PRAYER:

Abba with us,

hallowed be thy name, 

thy kingdom come, 

thy will be done, 

on earth, as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread, 

And forgive us our trespasses, 

as we forgive those who trespass against us. 

And lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil: 

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

ANTHEM: If You But Trust in God to Guide You                                -D. Cherwien

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION & ASSURANCE OF PARDON:

Loving God, 

We offer confessions of faith, praise, 

and places where we have missed the mark, 

And admit that there are times 

when we want to trust what we can see, 

our human point of view. 

We forget that You can see the whole picture, 

You who offers revelation

And calls us to follow. 

It’s not always easy to give up 

The judgement we put on ourselves or others, 

Based on our own experiences and ideas, 

But maybe you know more,

Know that the things that mean so much to us, 

That which we struggle to let go of, 

Can be and are forgiven, 

Can be and are thought of differently, 

That “other” might not be so bad or scary after all, 

That you can and do say, 

Everything old has passed away; 

Look, new things have come into being!

May it be so. AMEN.

 

PSALM: Psalm #20 VU #742

 

            ♫Choir:         Not a word shall fail 

                                    the promise God has made.

 

            ♫ALL:          Not a word shall fail 

                        the promise God has made.

 

May God answer you in the day of trouble,

And the name of God defend you.

            May God send you help from the sanctuary,

            and give you support from the holy mountain.

May God remember all your offerings,

And accept your burnt sacrifices.

            May God grant you your heart’s desire,

            and give success to all your plans.

May we rejoice in your victory

And triumph in the name of our God.

            May God fulfil your every wish.

 

         ♫ALL:     Not a word shall fail 

                           the promise God has made.

 

Now I know, O God, that you help your anointed,

            and will answer from your holy heaven

            with the victorious might of your right hand.

Some put their trust in chariots,

and some in horses;

            but we will trust in the name of our God.

They will totter and fall;

            but we shall rise and stand upright.

God, save those who rule,

            and answer us when we call.

 

         ♫ALL:     Not a word shall fail 

                           the promise God has made.

 

*CREED: 

We are not alone,
    we live in God’s world.

We believe in God:
    who has created and is creating,
    who has come in Jesus,
       the Word made flesh,
       to reconcile and make new,
    who works in us and others
       by the Spirit.

We trust in God.

We are called to be the Church:
    to celebrate God’s presence,
    to live with respect in Creation,
    to love and serve others,
    to seek justice and resist evil,
    to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
       our judge and our hope.

In life, in death, in life beyond death,
    God is with us.
We are not alone.

Thanks be to God.

 

*HYMN: VU #299 Teach me, God, To Wonder

 

            ♫1      Teach me, God, to wonder, teach me, God, to see;

                        Let your world of beauty capture me.

                                    Praise to you be given, love for you be lived,

                                    life be celebrated, joy you give.

            

            2         Let me, God, be open, let me loving be;

                        let your world of people speak to me.

                                    Praise to you be given, love for you be lived,

                                    life be celebrated, joy you give.

 

            3         Let me, God, be ready, let me be awake,

                        in your world of loving my place take.

                                    Praise to you be given, love for you be lived,

                                    life be celebrated, joy you give.

 

            4         Teach me, God, to know you, hear you when you speak,

                        see you in my neighbour when we meet.

                                    Praise to you be given, love for you be lived,

                                    life be celebrated, joy you give.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

OFFERING:

            INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD’S MISSION:

 

            OFFERTORY: Flute Piece                                               -W. Hine

 

            *DOXOLOGY: VU #540

 

                        ♫       Grant us, God, the grace of giving,

                                    with a spirit large and free,

                                    that ourselves and all our living

                                    we may offer faithfully.

 

            PRAYER

 

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

 

SCRIPTURE READING: 2 Corinthians 5:6-17

6 So we are always confident, even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to him. 10 For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive due recompense for actions done in the body, whether good or evil.

 

The Ministry of Reconciliation

 

11 Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade people, but we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we are also well known to your consciences. 12 We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you an opportunity to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast in outward appearance and not in the heart. 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. 15 And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for the one who for their sake died and was raised.

 

16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we no longer know him in that way. 17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; look, new things have come into being!

The word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.

 

MESSAGE: “Trust and Sight”

 

*CLOSING HYMN: VU #586 We Shall Go Out With Hope of Resurrection

 

♫1       We shall go out with hope of resurrection;

            we shall go out, from strength to strength go on;

            we shall go out and tell our stories boldly;

            tales of a love that will not let us go.

                        We’ll sing our songs of wrongs that can be righted;

                        we’ll dream our dreams of hurts that can be healed;

                        we’ll weave a cloth of all the world united

                        within the vision of new life in Christ.

 

2         We’ll give a voice to those who have not spoken;

            we’ll find the words for those whose lips are sealed;

            we’ll make the tunes for those who sing no longer,

            expressive love alive in every heart.

                        We’ll share our joy with those who still are weeping,

                        raise hymns of strength for hearts that break in grief,

                        we’ll leap and dance the resurrection story,

                        including all in circles of our love.

 

*COMMISSIONING

 

*SUNG RESPONSE:

 

♫        The Lord bless you, and keep you:

The Lord make his face shine upon you, 

and be gracious unto you:

The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, 

and give you peace.  

 

POSTLUDE: Voluntary #9 in B-Flat Major                              -J. Hook

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