Virtual Service at Port Wallis United Church. All are Welcome.
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Season of Easter Morning Praise 24 May 2020
Words of Welcome and the Lighting of the Christ Candle
Arise and shine for our light has come!
The Glory of the Lord has risen upon us.
O LORD, open our lips,
That we may proclaim your praise.
O LORD, open our eyes,
That we may behold your Presence.
O LORD, open our ears,
That we may perceive your voice.
O LORD, open our hearts,
That we may respond to your love!
O LORD, open our lives,
That we may rejoice with all creation.
Opening Hymn – 326 O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING
Scripture Lesson – Luke 24: 50-53 and Acts 1: 1 – 11
Statement of Faith (en français à page 919 dans Voices United)
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. Amen.
Teaching Time (a time of learning for younger folk)
In peace, dear God, I come to You through Jesus Christ who makes me new
And while I run or play or rest, be with those whom I love best,
Guide me in your Holy Way, as You walk with me each day, AMEN.
Hymn – 664 WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS
Reflection on the Scriptures – Ascension? Where is Jesus?
Announcements (for Church and Community)
Prayer Time (responsive, concluding with) THE LORD’S PRAYER
Hymn – 675 WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD
Parting Prayer (in unison)
Bless to us, O God, this day,
The doors we open,
The thresholds we cross,
And all the roads that lie before us.
Go with us always as we go and,
at the close of our day, welcome us home.
Extinguishing of the Christ Candle
May the blessing of the Maker be yours,
Encircling us, above us and within us.
May the blessing of the Son be yours,
The Wine and the water, the Bread and the stories,
to feed us and remind us.
May the blessing of the Spirit be yours,
The Wind and the fire, the still small voice of calm,
to comfort us and disturb us.
May the blessing of God, Three-in-One and One-in-Three,
be yours, this day and every day,
To protect us, defend us, encourage us & strengthen us.
And may we bless each other,
A blessing rooted in our common pilgrimage,
the blessing of a friend.
Exchanging of the Peace of Christ
Mention someone’s name and hold them in your heart.
Choral Prayer (Singing – Tune is at # 298 in Voices United)
When you walk from here,
When you walk from here,
Walk with Justice, walk with Mercy,
And with God’s Humble Care. Linnea Good 1991