August 8, 2021 “Mess and Order: Comfort”

We Gather Together to Worship God

Call to Worship

Please join Carl F. in the call to worship below.

Songs of Praise

Join in singing or listening along to HWB 1 What is this Place, accompanied by Linda P. and Michael P. You can use the hymn book or follow the lyrics below.

What is this place where we are meeting?
Only a house, the earth its floor,
walls and a roof, sheltering people,
windows for light, an open door.
Yet it becomes a body that lives when we are gathered here,
and know our God is near.

Word from afar, stars that are falling,
sparks that are sown in us like seed.
Names for our God, dreams, signs, and wonders
sent from the past are what we need.
We in this place remember and speak again what we have heard:
God’s free, redeeming Word.

And we accept bread at his table,
broken and shared, a living sign.
Here in this world, dying and living,
we are each other’s bread and wine.
This is the place where we can receive what we need to increase:
God’s justice and God’s peace.

Let’s continue singing with HWB 16 God is Here Among Us, accompanied by Dianne H. and Michael P. You can use the hymn book or follow the lyrics below.

God is here among us; let us all adore him,
and with awe appear before him.
God is here within us; soul, in silence fear him,
humbly, fervently draw near him.
Now his own who have known God in worship
lowly yield their spirits wholly.

Come, abide within me; let my soul, like Mary, 
be thine earthly sanctuary.
Come, indwelling Spirit, with transfigured splendor;
love and honour will I render. 
Where I go here below, let me bow before thee,
know thee, and adore thee.

Gladly we surrender earth’s deceitful treasures,
pride of life, and sinful pleasures.
Gladly, Lord, we offer thine to be forever,
soul and life and each endeavour.
Thou alone shalt be known Lord of all our being,
life’s true way decreeing.

We Offer Our Lives to God

Offering

Thank you for your faithful giving!
Please continue this act of worship in support of the church’s ongoing ministries.
You can send a cheque to the church office by mail, or you can give through an Access Credit Union branch or their online banking services (see the information here).

Community Life

For announcements related to our church community, please see the eBulletin emailed to those on the weekly email list. You can also stay updated by checking the church Facebook page and this website.

Congregational Prayer

This week in our prayers we especially remember to pray for:

  • Afghan refugees, who seek safety.
  • Fire evacuees, in areas affected by the summer fires.
  • Safe re-openings, as Manitoba drops to code yellow.
  • That our lives would seek character over comfort.

God, hear our prayer…

Carl F. leads us in prayer below.

Prayer Song

Let’s continue in a spirit of prayer as we listen to STJ 46 O Breathe on Me, Breath of God, accompanied by Irene S. and Michael P.

We Listen to God’s Word

Children’s Feature

Click below for the link to the Camps With Meaning list of songs! These songs have big meaning and learning in such easy ways to hear/listen and learn…Enjoy!

Music – Camps With Meaning

Scripture Reading: Acts 7:20–33

Let’s listen to Carl F. read our scripture reading below.

Meditation

Bibliography
Goldingay, John. Exodus and Leviticus for Everyone.
Noonan, Peggy. John Paul The Great
Vander Laan, Ray. “Promised Land: Living For God Where Culture is Influenced”

Song of Response

Let’s respond to the meditation with STS 39 Will You Come and Follow Me, accompanied by Dianne H. and Michael P. You may use the song book or follow the lyrics below.

Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown, will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,
through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.
In your company I’ll go where your love and footsteps show.
Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.

We Are Sent with God’s Blessing

Benediction

Listen to the Benediction below by Carl F.

Sending Song

Let’s go from our time of worship together with this song on our lips and in our hearts: STS 89 Christ is Alive, accompanied by Dianne H. and Michael P.

Christ is alive, and goes before us
to show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
our God is making all things new,
our God is making all things new.

This is a day of new beginnings,
time to remember, and move on,
time to believe what love is bringing,
laying to rest the pain that’s gone.

Christ is alive, and goes before us
to show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
our God is making all things new,
our God is making all things new.

For by the life and death of Jesus,
love’s mighty Spirit, now as then,
can make for us a world of diff’rence,
as faith and hope are born again.

Christ is alive, and goes before us
to show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
our God is making all things new,
our God is making all things new.

Then let us, with the Spirit’s daring,
step from the past, and leave behind
our disappointment, guilt, and grieving,
seeking new paths, and sure to find.

Christ is alive, and goes before us
to show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
our God is making all things new,
our God is making all things new.

In the Week Ahead

Check the church website and church Facebook page regularly for staying connected.

Songs: What Is this Place (Text: Huub Oosterhuis, tr. by David Smith; Music: Trad. Dutch hymn; Valerius’ Nederlandtsche Gedenckclanck, Haarlem, 1626; Text and music © 1967, Gooi en Sticht, bv., Baarn, The Netherlands; All rights reserved; Exclusive agent for English-language countries: OCP.); God Is here Among Us (Text: Gerhard Tersteegen, Gott ist gegenwartig, Geistliches Blumengartlein, 1729; tr. The Hymnal 1940, alt.; Music: A und, Glaub- und Liebesubung, 1680); O Breathe on Me, Breath of God (Text: Edwin Hatch, Between Doubt and Prayer, 1878, alt.; Music: Irish melody, Irish Church Hymnal, 1873 or 1874); Will You Come and Follow Me (Text: John L. Bell and Graham Maule; Music: Scottish traditional; arranged by John L. Bell; Text and Music copyright © 1987; Arrangement copyright © 1995 WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland); Used by permission of GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive agent); Christ Is Alive (Text: Brian Wren; Copyright © 1983 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188; All rights reserved; Used by permission; Music: Lori True; Copyright © 2003 GIA Publications, inc.)
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